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The Type-J (タイプ-J Taipu-J?) is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Board-type Extreme Gear that is Jet the Hawk's personal choice and his default Extreme Gear. It is one of the first Extreme Gear available in every game in the Sonic Riders series.

The Type-J is a part of the Babylon Rogues' own unique series of Extreme Gear, constructed and customized by the team's own Extreme Gear mechanic, Wave the Swallow.

Game appearances[]

Sonic Riders series[]

Sonic Riders[]

The Babylon Rogues have their own special series of boards and this mean green Speed Type board is built especially for Jet, the infamous leader. Is it better than Sonic's board? Only time will tell.


— Description, Sonic Riders website.

Babylon Standard. Speed type W (Wave).


— Description, Sonic Riders[1]

The Type-J first appeared in Sonic Riders. According to its profile, it is a standard Extreme Gear for the Babylon Rogues. Wave specifically made it for the Speed Type. Due to the Type-J being tuned for the Speed Type character, Jet is an expert at using this Extreme Gear. It is only useable to Jet in this game.

The Type-J is designed in Sonic Riders as a basic, yet very detailed, green Board type Extreme Gear. The edge on the front has a stripe of forest green running across it, with one line down the middle. Also, the edges on the mid-section are mint green. Lastly, the foot plate on the upper surface of the Type-J is colored cadet gray and slate gray, with a yellow border around it.

As a Board-type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders, the Type-J is well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics, an average rate of fuel-consumption and is suited for general riding.

Like most other character exclusive Extreme Gears, the Type-J does not possess any unique abilities of its own.

Statistics[]
Dash ★★★☆☆☆☆
Limit ★★★★☆☆☆
Power ★★★☆☆☆☆
Cornering ★★☆☆☆☆☆

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity[]

Jet's gear, redesigned by Wave. Full of quirks, nobody but Jet could master this peaky ride.

Description, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

The Type-J later made a reappearance in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. According to its profile, it has been redesigned by Wave herself. This new version of the Type-J is purposely full of quirks, leaving it so only Jet would be able to master it. It is only useable to Jet in normal races, but is usable to all characters (except Dr. Eggman) in Survival Relay.

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Type-J received a redesign that only vaguely resembles its old form. In this game, while still having a distinctive board shape, the Type-J is thicker than it was in Sonic Riders, giving it a more bulky appearance. Also, instead of green, it is primarily colored white, with several sleek streaks of green and yellow running along it. It also has purple circular foot pads on the upper surface and what appears to be orange hover units on the underside of the mid-section.

As a Board-type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Type-J is well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics and is suited for general riding. Like most other character-exclusive Extreme Gears, the Type-J does not possess any unique abilities of its own.

Statistics[]
Dash
Limit
Power
Curve
Gear Parts[]
Name Icon Description Requirements
Max Speed UP Max Speed UP Icon Increases the Type-J's top speed. 20 Rings
Grind Grind Icon Allows the Type-J to grind in Grind Areas. 50 Rings
GP Gauge UP Gp6 Increases the Type-J's GP Gauge by 25 points. 70 Rings

Sonic Free Riders[]

Wave rebuilt this gear for Jet from the ground up. It uses a peaky tuning only Jet can properly control.

Description, Sonic Free Riders

The Type-J made another reappearance in Sonic Free Riders. According to its profile, it was rebuilt by Wave with a peaky tuning that only Jet would be able to control. It is only useable to Jet in normal races, but is usable to all characters (except Dr. Eggman and Vector) in Relay Race.

In Sonic Free Riders, the Type-J received a new redesign. In this game, the Type-J gains a much darker color scheme, being primarily colored pigment green. It also possesses large pine green and white accents and its upper surface is decorated with white and yellow markings and streaks. It also returns to having a more board-like shape like it had in Sonic Riders.

As a Board-type Extreme Gear in Sonic Free Riders, the Type-J is, like in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics and is suited for general riding.

Like in the previous titles, the Type-J possesses no unique abilities of its own, but it can be equipped with two Gear Parts.

Statistics[]
Dash ★★★☆☆☆
Limit ★★★☆☆☆
Power ★★★☆☆☆
Turn ★★★☆☆☆

Sonic Generations[]

Sonic Generations 3DS artwork 24

The Type-J, from the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations.

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Type-J from Sonic Riders appears as a part of a trophy of Jet in the Statue Room. Also, in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, the Type-J makes a small cameo appearance alongside Jet on a bonus artwork in the Collection Room.

Sonic Dash[]

In Sonic Dash, Jet can be seen riding his Type-J during the game's runs instead of running/flying like most other characters. In this game, the Type-J possesses its design from Sonic Free Riders.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle[]

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Jet can be seen riding his Type-J during the game's races instead of running/flying like most other characters. In this game, the Type-J possesses its design from Sonic Free Riders.

Sonic Speed Simulator[]

Classic Type J

The Classic Type-J, from Sonic Speed Simulator.

In Sonic Speed Simulator, the Type-J appears in its Sonic Free Riders design as an unlockable Extreme Gear earned during the "Jet's Bets" event by running at a speed of 250 MPH for a total of ten minutes. Later it was added as the 2nd prize in the "Jet's Racing Event" for boosting 250 times on an Extreme Gear. Later it was made available again as a reward in the "Metal City Event (Reborn)" for boosting 750 times on an Extreme Gear.

Once unlocked, the Type-J and its variants can be used by any character, and essentially functions similarly to all other Extreme Gears in the game. The Type-J also has an in-game rarity of "Epic".

An alternate form of the Type-J based on its Sonic Riders design also appears in the game, under the name "Classic Type-J". This extreme gear can be earned by collecting 150,000 pieces of Scrap Metal during the "Metal City Event (Legacy)". Later it was made available as the fourth prize in the "Jet's Racing Event" for completing 15 Races. Later it was made available again as a prize in the "Metal City Event (Reborn)" for collecting 5,000 Scrap Metal. The Classic Type-J also has a rarity of "Epic"

An alternate form for the Type-J based on its Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity design also appears as part of the "Metal City Event (Reborn)" for beating Metal City Race in under 50 seconds. The Type-J ZG also has a rarity of "Exotic".

In other media[]

Books and comics[]

Archie Comics[]

Main article: Type-J (Archie)
Type J in Archie Comics

Jet riding the Type-J, from Sonic Universe #23.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Type-J appears as Jet the Hawk's personal Extreme Gear, which he always has with him. It was also the first Extreme Gear shown in the comics. In this media, it has the same design it had in Sonic Riders.

IDW Publishing[]

Bonds of Friendship[]
TypeJ-IDW

The Type-J, from Sonic the Hedgehog #26.

Having targeted the Mineral Museum in Spiral Hill Village, which held valuable minerals, Jet used his Type-J to plunder the Mineral Museum and escape back to the blimp with the spoils.[2]

All or Nothing[]

Having accepted the task of claiming Master Zik's Chaos Emerald, Jet rode the Type-J through a portal provided by Tails and Dr. Eggman's Multi-Portal Generator to Zik's location from Angel Island with his team. When Jet and his team confronted Zik though, the latter used his powers to take control of the Type-J and the team's other Extreme Gear. Zik proceeded to use the Type-J while attacking the Babylon Rogues until Jet knocked him off it.[3] With his reclaimed Type-J, Jet tied Zik's Chaos Emerald to it when they retrieved it and sent it back to Angel Island through the portal they came through. There, the Type-J was grabbed by Metal Sonic and the Chaos Emerald by Eggman.[4]

Another Grand Adventure for Jet the Hawk[]

Sometime after the Metal Virus' eradication, Jet used the Type-J to pursue Whisper's Cyan Wisp after it stole his calzone, only to be caught by a giant Super-Badnik. At his urging, Whisper took to the air on the Type-J, which she struggled to control as she had never ridden an Extreme Gear before. Regardless, she was able to position herself to snipe the Super-Badnik with her Variable Wispon, saving Jet. Whisper then hopped off the Type-J and took her leave.[5]

Merchandise[]

Jazwares made a 3” Jet The Hawk figure which came with the Type-J as an accessory. Additionally, A Radio Control Sonic Free Riders toy of Jet On his Type-J was produced.

In 2023, Jakks Pacific produced a 4” Jet action figure with the Type-J as an accessory.

Trivia[]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Could use this in Sonic Speed Simulator.

References[]

  1. Sonic Team (21 February 2006). Sonic Riders. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Character selection.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019, "Bonds of Friendship"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2022, "Another Grand Adventure for Jet the Hawk"
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