A Wocky in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

The Wocky (ウッキー Ukkī?)[1] is a creature in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are a race of small monkey Animals residing in different places around Sonic's world, such as West Side Island, and are close friends of Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies. They are known for having been targeted by Dr. Robotnik who seeks to use them as power sources for his Badniks and imprison them in Capsules for later use.



The general Wocky is a small light brown-furred and rotund monkey. They have large heads with two large black eyes, pink skin around their faces, large round pink ears, and a small brown nose each. They also have small torsos with pink bellies, long arms with pink-skinned four-fingered hands, stubby legs with long pink-skinned three-toed feet, and a long thin tail each.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

S2 wocky

The Wockies first appeared in the 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In this game, the Wockies, along with the other Animals on Westside Island, were captured by Dr. Robotnik and turned into energy sources for the doctor's Badniks which Robotnik needed to finish the Death Egg.[2] The Wockies can be found in Hill Top Zone and Metropolis Zone, where they pop out of destroyed Badniks or opened Capsules.

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

In the Sega Mega Drive version of Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, a Wocky can be found in the first and third Bonus Stages of the game. Here, Wocky is imprisoned in either a purple and grey canisters in the first Bonus Round or the regular Capsule in the third Bonus Round. The player's objective in these Rounds is to break these containers and rescue Wocky along with the other prisoners.

Sonic Rush

Tails, who is that primate with you

A Wocky's appearing in Sonic Rush.

In Sonic Rush, a Wocky makes a cameo in the ending of Sonic the Hedgehog's story, where it joined the other characters in celebrating Sonic's victory.

Sonic Mania


In Sonic Mania, when the player destroys the Metal Sonic Projector at the end of Stardust Speedway Zone Act 2, a few Wockies will occasionally appear until they are chased off by Metal Sonic.


  1. (in Japanese & English) SEGA TVゲーム原画ギャラリー. Graphic Sha. August 1994. p. 51. ISBN 978-4766107722.
  2. Sonic The Hedgehog 4. Sega. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved on 26 January 2015.

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