Professor Pickle's Assistant (ピックル教授の助手 Pikkuru Kyōju no Joshu?), or simply the Assistant, is a character that appears in Sonic Unleashed. He is a human resident of Spagonia and the assistant to Professor Pickle.
Xbox 360/PlayStation 3
At some point prior to Sonic Unleashed, he took the job as an assistant to Professor Pickle. Being the biggest fan of Professor Pickle and his work, it was like a dream come true. Sometime before the earth was shattered, the Assistant saw Professor Pickle being kidnapped by Dr. Eggman and his robots, but was unable to help him. Blaming himself for failing Pickle, the Assistant feared the professor would neglect him for that.
After the world was shattered by Eggman, the Assistant met Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails and Chip, who had come to Spagonia University to see Professor Pickle, and explained what had happened. Later, after Sonic, Tails and Chip brought Professor Pickle back, the Assistant told Sonic and Chip that he would watch over Professor Pickle's work with the Gaia Manuscripts, which Sonic needed to fix the planet.
Eventually, the Assistant was possessed by Dark Gaia's Minions, making him rude and throw dance parties in the streets with other possessed people during the night, only to return to normal during the day. One night, he dragged Amy Rose into a dancing party against her will, until Sonic the Werehog and Chip came and drove Dark Gaia's Minions out of the Assistant, completing their first exorcism. As the Assistant came to however, he had no idea what he just did.
After this, the Assistant remained near Spagonia University to observe Sonic's and Professor Pickle's progress. Whenever Sonic and Chip visited, the Assistant would talked with them about each part's progress and how happy he was that Pickle's work contributed to world peace. He would also wonder about how Sonic remained mentally unaffected by Dark Gaia's energy.
When Sonic passed through Rooftop Run during the day, the Assistant saw his dizziness-induced activities, which he told Sonic upon his return as he admitted how impressing and dashing Sonic looked. The assistant later felt as Spagonia's continent move back into place when Sonic restored it, which he would tell Sonic when he returned. Shortly after, he found Sonic and Chip at Spagonia's exist and heard to his surprise that they were heading for a Gaia Temple in Holoska. Durring Sonic's absence, the Assistant noticed Pickle was seemingly packing his stuff for a trip. He later told about this to Sonic when he returned, before asking how Holoska was.
When the Assistant was left behind in Spagonia while Pickle went to Shamar, he suspected it was because Pickle was mad at him for failing to save him. The Assistant later expressed his doubts to Sonic and Chip, thought he sadly remarked he had been expecting this. Fortunately, the Assistant soon got a letter from Pickle, who told him not to neglect his research in his absence. Overjoyed that he was not forgotten, the Assistant would tell Sonic and Chip about these news during their visits in Spagonia.
From this point on, the Assistant remained as Pickle's eyes and ears in Spagonia and served as Sonic's local guide using info sent to him by Pickle, though he was a little displeased since he now felt more like a guard than a scientist. As the planet was nearly restored, the Assistant would ask Sonic when he visited if he could assume that he would save the world.
Before the earth was shattered in Sonic Unleashed, the Assistant saw Professor Pickle being kidnapped by Dr. Eggman and his robots, but was unable to help him. Soon after, the Assistant went on a busy search for Pickle throughout Spagonia.
After the world was shattered, the Assistant met Sonic the Hedgehog, Chip and Tails who sought Professor Pickle's laboratory. Though he initially dismissed them, he realized that they were looking for Pickle too, so he told them Pickle had vanished and lead them to the lab to explain further. Once there, he explained what had happened.
Eventually, the Assistant was possessed by Dark Gaia's Minions, making him rude and throw dance parties in the streets with other possessed people during the night, only to return to normal during the day. In that period, the Assistant would snarl and grow at Sonic during the night, expressing no familiarity with him, and tell him to go. During the day however, the Assistant could only tell Sonic about having muddled memories and his fear of his behavior. Pickle himself would later confront the Assistant about his behavior, which only made the Assistant feel bad for making the professor worry. Finally, one night, he dragged Amy Rose into a dancing party against her will, until Sonic the Werehog and Chip came and drove Dark Gaia's Minions out of the Assistant, completing their first exorcism. As the Assistant came to however, he had no idea what he just did.
When Pickle prepared to travel to Shamar, the Assistant helped the professor move the laboratory. After just setting up the laboratory in Shamar, the Assistant met Sonic and Chip and lead them to the laboratory. As the planet was nearly restored, the Assistant returned to Spagonia where he would ask Sonic when he visited if he could assume that he would save the world.
Professor Pickle's Assistant is the professor's greatest admirer. He looks very much up to him and tries his best to please him. He takes his sweet time with just about everything, though he tends to spend a lot more time with his work than most others.
- Professor Pickle's assistant is named "Cucumber" in the Archie Comics. This was first confimed in Sonic Super Digest #1.
- In an interview with Find the Computer Room, Jason Griffith states that he does not remember ever voicing Professor Pickle's assistant.
- Professor Pickle's assistant looks nearly identical to Franco, but it is never stated if it is a mere coincidence or if they are related.
Main article | Script | Credits (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3, Wii/PlayStation 2) | Glitches | Beta elements | Gallery | Re-releases (mobile)
||Sonic (Super Sonic, Sonic the Werehog) | Gaia Colossus
||Alexis | Anastasia | Eric | Gregorios | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ice Cream Vendor | Lambros | Lucas* | Milos* | Sandra
||Aida* | Barbara | Ciccio | David | Denise | Dora | Elio* | Federica | Franco* | Gigi | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ippolita | Irma* | Josef | Lilli* | Lucia | Marcantonio* | Mauro | Natalia* | Otto | Professor Pickle | Professor Pickle's Assistant | Raimondo
||Ana | Essie | Gwek | Hog Dog Vendor* | Kofi | Kwami | Kwod | Yawa | Yaya
||Chun | Hot Dog Vendor* | Hualin | Jinlin* | Lin | Shuifon | Wang* | Yilin | Zonshen
||Hot Dog Vendor* | Jari-Pekka | Jari-Thure | Marketa | Sarianna | Ursule
||Ara | Dimah | Ehsan | Erhan | Hizir | Hot Dog Vendor* | Iman | Labib | Latif | Layla | Mufid | Musaid | Raniya | Sa'id | Sadiq | Safi | Samia | Sammar | Shadi | Utba | Yasmine
||Boss* | Brenda* | Charles* | Def Big* | Elizabeth* | Hot Dog Vendor* | Li'l Kate* | Louie Montaine* | Robert*
||Hot Dog Vendor* | Jamal | Kaeo | Nagi | Rudi | Teanchai
||EF-DC1998* | EF-MD1991* | EF-XB2006* | Hot Dog Vendor*
||Amy | Chip | Dark Gaia (Perfect Dark Gaia) | Dr. Eggman | Tails | SA-55 | Su* | Uh* | Wentos*
||Apotos | Mazuri | Spagonia | Chun-nan | Holoska | Shamar | Empire City* | Adabat | Eggmanland
||Windmill Isle | Savannah Citadel* | Rooftop Run | Dragon Road | Cool Edge | Arid Sands | Skyscraper Scamper* | Jungle Joyride | Eggmanland | Tornado Defense*
||Aero-Cannon | Aero-Chaser | Crabmeat*** | Egg Blizzard | Egg Burst | Egg Fighter | Egg Fighter: Knight (Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Shield (Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Sword* | Egg Flame | Egg Launcher (H) | Egg Launcher (H+V) | Egg Launcher (V) | Egg Shackle | Egg Shooter | Egg Typhoon | Gold Aero-Cannon | Interceptor | Little Fighter* | Mole Cannon | Ptera*** | Spinner | Thunder Ball | Thunder Spinner
|Dark Gaia's minions
||Big Mother | Cure Master* | Dark Bat | Dark Bat Sniper | Dark Eel* | Dark Fright | Dark Master** | Deep Nightmare | Evil Flower* | Fire Master | Fright Master | Killer Bee | Lightning Master | Little Rex | Nightmare | Power Master* | Red Fright | Red Killer Bee | Red Nightmare** | Red Deep Nightmare** | Red Rex | Red Titan** | Spike** | Thunder Bat | Titan
||Egg Beetle | Egg Cauldron* | Egg Devil Ray | Egg Dragoon | Egg Lancer | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia Phoenix | Dark Guardian | Dark Moray | Perfect Dark Gaia | Final boss***
||Air Boost | Cartwheel | Crouch | Foot Sweep* | Grind Step | Grinding | Homing Attack | Hop | Jump Dash | Lightspeed Dash | Slide | Skydiving | Sonic Boost | Sonic Drift | Spin Jump | Stomp | Quick Step | Wall Jump
||Dash | Double Jump | Grab | Guard | Unleashed Mode | Wall Shuffle
||Boost | Drill Attack | Super Sonic Boost | Turbo Boost
|Donkey Kick Combo* | Double Axle Combo* | Double Kick Combo* | Feral Were-Hammer* | Knuckle Sandwich Combo* | Sho-Hog-Ken* | Unleashed Knuckle Sandwich* | Vertical Were-Hammer* | Were-Hammer* | Werewheel Rush*
|Earthshaker* | Egg Scrambler* | Feral Wild Whirl* | Rolling Kick Combo* | Sho-Claw-Ken* | Ultimate Wild Combo* | Unleashed Wild Combo* | Wereclap* | Wild Whirl* | Wild Whirl Were-Hammer*
|Aerial Claw Slash* | Aerial Claw Slash and Spin* | Aerial Piledriver* | Crescent Moon Strike* | Diving Bodypress* | Flying Double-Punch* | Flying Double-Punch Crush* | Hurricane Combo* | Shooting Star Combo* | Typhoon Combo*
|Comet Punch* | Missile Punch* | Spinning Needle Attack* | Tricky Tornado Uppercut* | Triple Wild Claw* | Were-Claw Charge* | Were-Cyclone* | Were-Rush* | Were-Tornado* | Wild Werewhip*
||Beatdown** | Claw Charge | Crescent Moon Strike** | Earthshaker** | Wereclap** | Were-Hammer** | Were-Claw** | Were-Wallop** | Wild Claw** | Wild Whirl**
|Gimmicks and obstacles
||Balloon | Blue spring | Bobsled | Bomb | Buggy** | Buoy | Check Point | Conveyor Belt | Crane Lift | Crank | Dark Energy Force Field** | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Door | Fountain | Giant spear** | Grind Rail | Hanging vine | Hint Ring | Horizontal Bar | Hourglass* | Icicle | Iron ball | Jump Selector | Laser field | Lever | Movable box | Moving Crate | Rainbow Ring | Ramp | Snowblower | Spike Trap | Spikes | Springboard/Spring | Springpole | Switch | Thorn Spring | Trap Spring | Trick Jump Panel | Wide spring | Zip Line
||1UP | 5 Ring Bonus | 20 Rings** | 100 Count Ring** | Art Book* | Audio System | Big 50 Ring** | Blue Tea* | Bookshelf* | Boss Gate | Chaos Orb* | Container (Explosive crate, Steel Container, Wooden Container) | Crystal Ball* | Dark Energy Key** | Dark Gaia Force | Edible item (Apple, Banana, Canned Juice, Chai, Chili Dog, Donut, Sundae Supreme) | Gaia Gate | Gaia Key* | Goal Ring | Gift* | Gramophone* | Green Tea* | Item Capsule** | Key Stone* | Lovely Ring* | Maiden Statue* | Moon Medal | Moon Tablet** | Old Necklace* | Planet Tablet** | Pick-Me-Up* | Pretty Bouquet* | Power Shield* | Record* | Red Tea* | Ring | Shield Charge* | Souvenir* | Sun Medal | Sun Tablet** | Super Claw* | Super Ring | Turquoise Tea* | TV* | Videotape* | Violet Tea* | White Tea* | Yellow Tea*
|Level Up Items
||Air Boost Shoes* | Light Speed Dash Shoes* | Stomping Shoes* | Wall Jump Shoes*
|English voice actors
||Jason Griffith (Sonic, Sonic the Werehog, Prof. Pickle's Assistant) | Amy Palant (Tails) | Lisa Ortiz (Amy) | Anthony Salerno (Chip) | Mike Pollock (Eggman, Zonshen) | Christopher Collet (SA-55) | Dan Green (Ice Cream Vendor, Prof. Pickle)
|Japanese voice actors
||Jun'ichi Kanemaru (Sonic) | Chikao Otsuka (Eggman) | Chō (Prof. Pickle) | Ryō Hirohashi (Tails) | Taeko Kawata (Amy) | Tomokazu Seki (Sonic the Werehog) | Ryōko Shiraishi (Chip)
||Endless Possibility | Dear My Friend
||Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack
||Auto Running | Boost Gauge | Boost Gauge | Chao* | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Energy Cannon | Chun-nan's Treasure | Collection Room* | Combo | Critical Attack | Don Fachio* | Doctor Eggman's chair | Earth | Eggman Fleet | Egg Dragoon | Egg Mobile | Entrance Stage* | Exorcisms | Experience Point | Freeze | Gaia Manuscripts | Gaia Temple | Gaia Temple guardian | Hallowmoon | Havok | Health Gauge | Miles Electric | Orb Result** | Real-Time Interaction | Ring Energy Gauge | Shield Gauge | Shop* (Counter of Dreams 2, Eggshop, Flying Fish Beach Shop, Golden Trading Company, Josef's, Surfside Seagull Sundries, Traveling Salesman Wentos, Treeshade, Ursule's Trading Post, Wang's Emporium) | Shuttle loop | Sonic: Night of the Werehog | Sonic World Adventure (manga) | Spagonia University | SPD | Tornado-1 | Rank | Time of awakening | Unleashed Gauge
"*" Exclusive to Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version
"**" Exclusive to Wii/PlayStation 2 version
"***" Exclusive to mobile version.