The Rocky (ロッキー Rokkī?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic X anime series and its comic series published by Archie Comics which first debuted in "Defective Detectives". They are a race of non-anthropomorphic seals native to Sonic the Hedgehog's world.
The typical Rocky is a diminutive form of seal, although it resembles more a pinniped. They have grey-whitish skin/fur with rotund heads, two large blue eyes, small triangular flippers, and a fin-like hind flipper each. They each also have a fussy white muzzle reminiscing a mustache and a small black nose.
As a result of the effects of Chaos Control, several Rockies and other creatures got sent to Earth, raising worries about whether they would be able to coexist with humanity. Eventually though, they got sent back to their home world. However, it was not long before Dr. Eggman returned to threaten the Rockies with his plans to take over their world.
A number of virtual Rockies appeared in a simulation Dr. Eggman trapped Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies in. These Rockies would appear whenever Sonic and his friends freed them from badniks or capsule prisons.
- The Rockies are based on the species of the same name that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
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- Sonic X #10, "No Thanks for the Memories! Part One"
- Sonic X #11, "No Thanks for the Memories! Part Two"