this is for all little annimals. Some of the most overlooked characters in the series, these little critters date back to the original Sonic the Hedgehog. Picky, Pocky, Pecky, Clucky, Ricky, Rocky - yeah, they all actually had names. The small animals have had many roles throughout the Sonic series, but they're most obvious and most used was that of being imprisoned inside Dr. Eggman's Badniks and having their lifeforce drained to power his accursed machines of destruction. It was Sonic's goal to free all his little buddies, either from smashing Badniks or from large, heavy storage capsules with absurdly placed release switches. They would proceed to skip happily away and taste the sweet air of freedom, without even a "thank you Mr. Spiky Blue Man". Ingrates. Anyway, they haven't been seen much in later games, as Eggman has opted out his animal power source system for the apparently much more efficient "nothing". But since then they have appeared in the Sonic Adventure series, in which they are collectable and used to give stat boosts and special looks to your Chao.