Porta is a resident of Soleanna in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). He is an approachable, sharply-dressed gondolier who works in the harbor in Castle Town, sailing passengers between shores. He also goes off-duty once a year to enlist competitors for the Soleannan Water Target Tournament. This is an annual event with a history that dates back at least 1,500 years. In this "simple but deep" tournament, contestants must smash as many targets as possible within a set amount of time.
In Silver's story, Porta gives Silver his sixth Town Mission. He announces that no boats will be leaving today, as the docks have been closed for the Soleannan Water Target Tournament. Porta encourages Silver to take part in the competition and break all the floating targets in the area within a time limit of one minute and thirty seconds, using psychokinesis to levitate objects and blast them. When Silver succeeds in the tournament, Porta is amazed by his great performance, declaring his score to be among the highest ever gained in the history of the event.