Sonic News Network

Know something we don't about Sonic? Don't hesitate in signing up today! It's fast, free, and easy, and you will get a wealth of new abilities, and it also hides your IP address from public view. We are in need of content, and everyone has something to contribute!

If you have an account, please log in.


Sonic News Network
Sonic News Network
This location exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Hedgehog (film series) continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
Main page Gallery

San Francisco is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog film series published by Paramount Pictures. It is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of California.


Located at the end of a peninsula overlooking the bay, the city of San Francisco is a densely populated glimmering urban center on California's northern coastline. Known for its steep rolling hills and foggy landscape, San Francisco has long been a cultural and tourist icon. The city boasts an array of architectural marvels like the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid, one of the city's tallest structures.


Film series

Sonic the Hedgehog

When the San Francisco Police Department received an application from Green Hills' sheriff Tom Wachowski, the SFPD ultimately decided to let Tom join their team.

Sonic, Tom and Maddie cornered by Dr. Robotnik and his Badniks on top of the Transamerica Pyramid, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

With Tom and his wife, Maddie, preparing to move to San Francisco, Maddie would fly there with Ozzy ahead of Tom to check out some new potential homes in some neighborhoods. While there, she bunked with her sister Rachel and niece Jojo. A few days later, Tom joined them at Rachel's house, bringing an unconscious Sonic with him. After trying up an obstinate Rachel, who wanted nothing to do with Tom, Maddie got Sonic back to consciousness with some smelling salt. While Tom then convinced Maddie to aid him and Sonic in getting the latter off Earth, Sonic received a pair of new shoes from Jojo. Borrowing Rachel's car, Tom, Maddie, and Sonic drove to downtown San Francisco to retrieve Sonic's bag of Rings located on the roof of the Transamerica Pyramid. To get to the closed-off roof on the building, Tom and Maddie hid Sonic in a bag while Tom used his police authority to get the keys to the roof. There, Sonic retrieved his Rings and had a heartfelt goodbye to Tom. As he tried using a Ring to head to the Mushroom Planet however, his attempt got foiled by the arrival of Dr. Robotnik in his Eggpod and his Badnik drones. With the group surrounded, Sonic pushed Tom and Maddie off the roof, before proceeding to outmaneuver and destroy Robotnik's Badniks. As Sonic headed down the building to rescue Tom and Maddie however, he got hit by a blow from the laser fired by Robotnik's Eggpod, which used Sonic's power-infused quill to keep up with him. Fortunately, Sonic managed to wake up while falling down the building and used a Ring to send Tom and Maddie to Green Hills before they hit the ground. Handing on the streets of San Francisco himself, Sonic picked up his scattered Rings and began running away from Robotnik and his Eggpod through the city's streets. When he realized he could not escape Robotnik however, Sonic used a Ring to escape to Paris, only for Robotnik to follow him through it.

Points of interest