|I am the very best like no one ever was.|
While Sonic appears to be a mouse Pokémon, it is unclear exactly what type he belongs to, being distinct from the well-known types of Fire, Grass and Water. From our initial observations, he does seem to quite close to the Normal-type in abilities and powers, and could possibly be some sort of mutation of that type. That said, his spiked appearance is quite similar in appearance to that of Sandslash, a fellow mouse Pokémon but a Ground-type.
|If Sonic is related to Sandslash, family reunions must get quite prickly. |
(It is unclear at this stage whether Sonic has the ability to induce bad puns, although research suggests some correlation.)
Regardless of the exact type, this discovery explains the many variations of the Sonic creature seen over the years, which now can be seen to be its different evolutions rather than desperate attempts to seem hip and relevant as previously thought.
In this manner we can see that Sonic is a rare breed of Pokémon which often evolves in small, incremental steps rather than a full-blown stages like other Pokémon.
|Sonic's first evolution, note the potbelly and lack of buckles.|
Thus, the simple additional of buckles to his shoes and a change of eye colour from black to green seems to indicate the second stage of evolution for Sonic.
|Buckles maketh the Pokémon.|
Also, like Eevee, Sonic appears to be able to evolve into different types and does not have a set path of evolution. This accounts for the vast disparity in different variations of Sonic seen. From the ferocious Werehog,
|The spikes on his back are replaced with spikes on his shoes. Spikes are an evolutionary constant.|
To the invincible Super Sonic which gains the ability to fly and pulsate a yellow psychic energy shield to protect itself against attack.
|Super Saiyan... um, Super Sonic.|
But Sonic is not the only new Pokémon discovered in recent years. Sonic often is found in groups of three with a Tails and a Knuckles. Like Sonic, these types of these two Pokémon are hard to classify, although Tails seems to be Normal/Flying type whilst Knuckles seems to be a Normal/Ground hybrid.
|Together, they offer a three-ponged attack of spikey speed, fluffy flight and horned strength.|
Here are all three in their pre-evolved states:
|How did they all fit in one Pokéball? Seriously, so much adorableness could not be contained by anything less than a Masterball.|
Hopefully, we will one day be able to fully understand and classify what type Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are but with this remarkable discovery, we have begun to unlock the magic and mystery of that most wondrous place: the incredible world of Pokémon.
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