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The Yellow Tail (イエローテイル Ierō Teiru?) is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Board Type Extreme Gear that was originally created by Robotnik Corp. and then customized by Tails for him to use.

Game appearances[]

Sonic Riders series[]

Sonic Riders[]

Tails was already comfortable with air tricks, so he caught on quick thanks to his trusty Yellow Tail Board and his many airborne talents. This board was created by Robotnik, Inc. Specifically for Tails


— Description from Sonic Riders (Website)

By Robotnik Corp. Flight Type Air board.


— Description, Sonic Riders[1]
Description[]

The Yellow Tail first appeared in Sonic Riders. According to its profiles, the Yellow Tail is a customized Flight Type Air board from Robotnik Corp. and is made especially for Tails. It is only useable to Tails in this game.

The Yellow Tail's design in Sonic Riders is that of a metal plated yellow-orange board with a yellow stripe ringing around it. It also has a rectangular foot panel with recesses in the center of its top surface and an exhaust port on the rear.

Abilities and traits[]

As a Board-type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders, the Yellow Tail 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 Yellow Tail does not possess any unique abilities of its own.

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

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity[]

Tails' Gear built anew from the ground up with a body made of transformable morphing metal.

Description, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity[2]
Description[]

The Yellow Tail returned in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, once again as Tails' trusty Extreme Gear. This version of Yellow Tail, however, is not explicitly that same as the one seen in Sonic Riders. According to its profile, it is a completely rebuilt Extreme Gear from the ground up, by Tails, with a body made of metal with transforming properties. It is only useable to Tails in normal races, but is usable to all characters (except Dr. Eggman) in Survival Relay.

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Yellow Tail received a redesign. In this game, the Yellow Tail resembles a bone-shaped yellow aircraft board. Its mid-section is colored white, with the section of the foremost front being yellow, while most of the rear is yellow, with a dark orange accent. It also has a platform on the top, made of two silver-colored grey foot panels with a grey area connecting them, to balance Tails.

Abilities and traits[]

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

Statistics[]
Stats[]
Dash
Limit
Power
Curve
Gear Parts[]
Name Icon Description Requirements
Max Speed UP Max Speed UP Icon Increases the Yellow Tail's top speed. 20 Rings
Air Ride Air Ride Icon Turns the Yellow Tail into an Air Ride type Extreme Gear,
granting air-riding capabilities.
40 Rings
GP Gauge UP Gp6 Raises the Yellow Tail's GP Gauge by 25 points. 70 Rings

Sonic Free Riders[]

Tails tailored this rig for his own use. What it lacks in power, it makes up for in its dynamic racing capabilities.

Description, Sonic Free Riders[3]
Description[]

The Yellow Tail made another reappearance in Sonic Free Riders. According to its profile, Tails personally customized the Yellow Tail for himself. While it lacks overall power, it makes up for it in racing capabilities. It is only useable to Tails in normal races, but is usable to all characters (except Dr. Eggman and Vector) in Relay Race.

In Sonic Free Riders, the Yellow Tail is given a new redesign. In this game, the Yellow Tail has been given a hull-shaped, but still sleek and thin, board-like design. The edges of the Yellow Tail are colored orange, with red accents on the front and rear, while the top surface of it is grey, with two circles and orange and red markings decorating it.

Abilities and traits[]

As a Board type Extreme Gear in Sonic Free Riders, the Yellow Tail 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 Yellow Tail possesses no unique abilities of its own, but it can be equipped with two Gear Parts.

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

Sonic Speed Simulator[]

In Sonic Speed Simulator, the Yellow Tail appears in its Sonic Free Riders design as an unlockable Extreme Gear earned second the first part of the "Freestyle Riders Event (Legacy)" by collecting 25,000 Points. Later it was made available during the "Freestyle Riders Event (Reborn)" by collecting 25,000 Air. Alternatively, it can be purchased for 499 Robux. Once unlocked, the Yellow Tail and its variants can be used by any character, and essentially functions similarly to all other Extreme Gears in the game. The Yellow Tail also has an in-game rarity of "Epic".

A variant called the Classic Yellow Tail based on it Sonic Riders design appears as the 4th prize in the 6th set of Daily Challenges, requiring the player to collect 100,000 Rings. It was later made available for Robux in Green Hill and Metal City Skatepark. The Classic Yellow Tail also has an in-game rarity of "Epic".

In other media[]

Archie Comics[]

Main article: Yellow Tail (Archie)
Yellow Tail Archie Comics

The Yellow Tail in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Yellow Tail was one of the Extreme Gears constructed by Miles "Tails" Prower so that the rest of the team could keep up with Sonic the Hedgehog during their missions.

IDW Publishing[]

IDWYellowTail

The Yellow Tail, from Sonic the Hedgehog #45.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Yellow Tail is seen in the backyard of Tails' Lab in Central City, alongside the Blue Star.[4]

Merchandise[]

Jazwares produced a 3” Extreme Gear Tails action figure which came with his yellow tail as an accessory.

Trivia[]

  • Yellow Tail shares its name with a fish.

Gallery[]

Artwork[]

Gallery

Sprites[]

Merchandise[]

Notes[]


References[]

  1. Official in-game description in Sonic Riders.
  2. Official in-game description in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
  3. Official in-game description in Sonic Free Riders.
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #45, "Trial by Fire, Part 1"



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