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The Pirate[1] (海賊人形[2] Kaizoku ningyō?, lit. "Pirate doll") is an enemy that appears in Sonic Adventure. It is a puppet-like robot created by Dr. Eggman.


Pirates looks like generic human-like puppets. They are designed with either skinny or fat figures. They also wear light green, blue, pink or white clothing.


Pirates can only be encountered in Knuckles the Echidna's version of Casinopolis. In gameplay, they can be found running around in circles on the Two Pirate Ships above the Main Lobby. One of them can also carry an Emerald Shard. When the Pirates move, the top of their head moves up and down as if they are puppets, whilst their arms and legs move as stiffly as toy robots. THey also make a mechanical noise similar to a wind-up toy when moving.

A separate Pirate, designed like a captain, will be pacing along one of the Ships Yards. This Pirate moves faster around the ship than the others do. However, it slows down when turning, allowing Knuckles to catch up to it with an attack.

Powers and abilities


Each Pirate wields a thin sword they use for combat.



  1. Bryan Stratton (17 June 2003). "Knuckles the Echidna's Action Stages". Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 81. ISBN 978-0761542865.
  2. "カジノポリス" (in Japanese). ソニックアドベンチャー オペレーションガイド. SoftBank. January 1999. p. 95. ISBN 978-4757203006. "海賊船の上にあることも。海賊人形に当たるとダメージを喰らうので気をつけよう。"

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