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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
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The Type-W is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is Wave the Swallow's personal Extreme Gear, which she always has with her.


The Type-W is designed as a pink, board-shaped Extreme Gear with purple markings. It also has a rectangular foot plating on the top surface with yellow borders around it.


Sonic Riders

The Type-W was first seen being used by Wave to battle Sonic the Hedgehog, along with Jet the Hawk and Storm the Albatross. Using their Extreme Gears, which were foreign technology to Sonic, Wave and her team were able to defeat Sonic in their first confrontation.[1] The next day, however, when the Babylon Rogues arrived to destroy Knothole, Wave was attacked by Sonic, Knuckles and Tails, who had required their own Extreme Gear. With his Extreme Gear, Tails was able to combat Wave on her Type-W and eventually drive off the Babylon Rogues with the aid of his friends.[2]

Treasure Team Tango

Babylon Rising


See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #163, "Sonic Riders Part 1 of 2"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #164, "Sonic Riders Part 2 of 2"
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