Sonic Riders
Character FAQ
Version 1.31
Created by: knuckles_sonic8 

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Table of Contents:

1. Disclaimer
2. FAQ Information
3. Game Information
4. Version History
5. Sonic the Hedgehog
6. Miles “Tails” Prower
7. Knuckles the Echidna
8. Amy Rose
9. Jet the Hawk
10. Wave the Swallow
11. Storm the Albatross
12. Dr. Eggman
13. Cream the Rabbit
14. Rouge the Bat
15. Shadow the Hedgehog
16. Nights
17. Aiai
18. Ulala
19. E-10000 G
20. E-10000 R
21. Super Sonic
22. Special Tricks
23. Thank You

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1. Disclaimer

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2. FAQ Information

This is an FAQ created by me to help all you newcomers to the
Sonic Riders game in assisting you in selecting the right 
character to either pummel your friends or to progress in the 
game. Enjoy!

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3. Game Information

Title: Sonic Riders
Platform: Multi-platform
My Rating: 9.8/10
Number of Players: 1-4 Simultaneous

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4. Version History

Version 0.9 – Has all characters and stats listed in the guide.
Still, there may be some minor room for improvement. E-10000 R's
abilities have not been defined as of yet as I have not unlocked
him as of yet.

Version 1.0 - E-10000 R's abilities have been defined. His stats
have been changed slightly. Also changed his rating. There may 
still be room in the guide for improvement, though. Could potentially 
add Super Sonic to the guide in a later version. Could add a Trick List 
for each character in a later version as well. Also added the alternate
method to unlock E-10000 G, as well as editing an error made in the
Table of Contents.

Version 1.1 - Added Super Sonic to the guide.

Version 1.2 - Edited information on Tails' 3rd Attack. May add 2 new
sections to the guide in the next version.

Version 1.3 - Edited information on Ulala's 1st and 2nd Attacks. 
Edited grammatical error in the profile for Sonic the Hedgehog. Added
"Special Tricks" section where information will be filled in in
the next version. Could possibly add another section to the guide.

Version 1.31 - Minor edits.
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5. Sonic the Hedgehog

We all know Sonic can run fast, but how fast can he ride? With 
his reputation on the line, Sonic goes head-to-head with the
best riders in the world - but he wouldn't have it any other 
way. Though Sonic is usually friendly and easy going, he locks
down his focus like a hedgehog possessed to give it everything 
he's got.

Type: Speed
Default Gear: Blue Star

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Abilities:
-Level 1: "Here I Come"
  Sonic carefully sneaks up beside opponents and scares them by
  yelling in their face.
-Level 2: Spin Dash
  Whilst in a dash, Sonic goes for nearby opponents, and scares
  them by touching them.
-Level 3: Tangle Roll
  Whilst in a dash, Sonic goes for nearby opponents, and bounces
  over any opponents in his way.

Rating: 8/10

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6. Miles “Tails” Prower

Tails the two-tailed fox loves coming up with new contraptions 
to help his best buddy, Sonic, foil Eggman's plans. With his 
mechanical talents, Tails helps the Hero Team stay on track. 

Type: Flight
Default Gear: Yellow Tail

Dash: ****
Limit: ***
Power: **
Cornering: ***

Abilities:
-Level 1: Electric Plug
  Tails sneaks beside opponents, shocking them with his trusty
  plug.
-Level 2: Electric Plug Swing
  Tails heads near his opponents and starts swinging his plug
  in a circular motion in an attempt to hurt any nearby rivals.
-Level 3: Power Electric Plug
  Stronger than the Level 1 Attack, Tails sneaks up beside 
  opponents and he burns them to a crisp using electricity.

Rating: 9/10

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7. Knuckles the Echidna

With temper intact, Knuckles is as aggressive as ever, and ready 
to show Eggman he can't be fooled … again. After he puts Eggman 
to shame, he'll head home to Angel Island to resume his watch 
over the precious Master Emerald.

Type: Power
Default Gear: Red Rock

Dash: ***
Limit: ***
Power: ****
Cornering: **

Abilities:
-Level 1: Roar
  Knuckles heads beside his opponents and he attacks them by 
  roaring in their face.
-Level 2: Knuckles Punch
  Knuckles heads near his rivals and punches any in his way.
-Level 3: Fist Screw
  Like the Level 2 attack, Knuckles punches any rivals in his  
  way, except with more force, which will greatly hurt your 
  rivals.

Rating: 8/10

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8. Amy Rose

Wherever Sonic is, Amy Rose is never far behind. She uses her
Speedy talents to stay hot on the heels of her favorite hedgehog.

Type: Speed
Default Gear: Pink Rose

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Abilities:
-Level 1: "Out of my Way!"
  Amy carefully sneaks up beside opponents and scares them by
  yelling in their face.
-Level 2: Hammer Swing
  Amy uses his Piko Piko Hammer and swings it at nearby 
  opponents, knocking them off balance.
-Level 3: Hammer Smash
  Amy uses his Piko Piko Hammer and swings it at nearby 
  opponents in a downwars thrust, squishing them.

Rating: 7.5/10

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9. Jet the Hawk

Has Sonic finally met his match? This mysterious new character 
is widely known as the "Legendary Wind Master" due to his 
impressive Extreme Gear skills. He leads a talented group of 
thieves known as the Babylon Rogues and he carries a mysterious 
control box, said to have been passed down from the Ancient 
Babylonians. 

Type: Speed
Default Gear: Type J

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Abilities:
-Level 1: Sneeze
  Jet sneaks up beside opponents and scares them by sneezing in 
  their face, knocking them off balance.
-Level 2: Razor Leaf
  Jet sneaks up beside opponents and cuts them with a powerful
  wind using a branch of leaves.
-Level 3: Leaf Screw
  Similar to the Level 2 attack, Jet cuts nearby opponents with
  a powerful wind using 2 leaves, except this time, he follows
  through with an upwards motion that leaves them "screwed", 
  literally.

Rating: 8/10

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10. Wave the Swallow

This stealthy swallow is a mechanical genius and Extreme Gear 
is her specialty. While Tails and Eggman are among the best, 
Wave's skills leave them far behind. 

Type: Flight
Default Gear: Type W

Dash: ****
Limit: ***
Power: **
Cornering: **

Abilities:
-Level 1: Angry Wave
  Wave sneaks up besides opponents and yells in their face so 
  as to knock them off balance.
-Level 2: Power Wrench
  Wave sneaks up beside nearby opponents and follows through
  with a hard thrust as she hits opponents with her trusty 
  wrench.
-Level 3: Dynamite
  Wave sneaks up beside opponents and secretly implants a set
  of explosives upon them which, once detonated, will stun 
  them and leave them in your dust.

Rating: 7/10

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11. Storm the Albatross

This power-packed force of nature is Jet's right hand man and 
the muscle behind the Babylon Rogues. He has a quick temper and 
may stutter when he's flustered, but if you're quick, you can 
outrun him since he's stronger than he is fast. 

Type: Power
Default Gear: Type S

Dash: ***
Limit: ***
Power: ****
Cornering: **

Abilities:
-Level 1: Hand Clap
  Storm uses both his hands to distract and scare an opponent, 
  making them lose their balance.
-Level 2: Hand Slap
  Storm uses his hands to push opponents away from him, knocking
  them off balance.
-Level 3: Hammer Punch
  Storm follows through with a powerful punch upon unsuspecting
  opponents, which will leave them in your dust as they are 
  temporarily stunned.

Rating: 8.5/10

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12. Dr. Eggman

This powerful genius has spent years trying to trip up our blue
hero and this time he just might have done it! With this World
Grand Prix, he's set the stage for the fastest racers in the 
world to compete against the legendary Sonic!

Type: Power
Default Gear: E-Rider

Dash: ***
Limit: ***
Power: ****
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Completing Babylon Story in Story Mode. 

Abilities:
-Level 1: Party Staff
  Dr. Eggman blows into his Party Staff, greatly shocking his
  opponents and knocking them off balance.
-Level 2: Boxing Glove
  Dr. Eggman utilizes an extendable Boxing Glove to punch his
  opponents, temporarily stunning them and making them lose
  their balance.
-Level 3: Gas Attack
  Dr. Eggman creates a gas from his rear end, making 
  opponents lose thier balance as well as blinding them 
  temporarily.

Rating: 7/5

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13. Cream the Rabbit

Not only is she cute, but this talented bunny can fly using her
ears. She can also use Cheese, her constant sidekick Chao, to
attack other racers.

Type: Flight
Default Gear: Smile

Dash: ****
Limit: ***
Power: **
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Completing Heroes Story in Story Mode. 

Abilities:
-Level 1: Sad Face
  Cream puts a sad look on her face to startle opponents, making 
  them lose their balance.
-Level 2: Cheese Tornado
  Cream calls on her sidekick Cheese to come out and attack a
  nearby opponent, knocking them off balance.
-Level 3: Cheese Attack
  Cream calls on her sidekick Cheese to come out and pester a
  nearby opponent, distracting them and knocking them off 
  balance.

Rating: 7.5/10

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14. Rouge the Bat

This seductress has a mind for jewels and in this race there are
Chaos Emeralds to be won! With her powers of Flight, she'll put
up a terrific fight for she doesn't like to lose.

Type: Flight
Default Gear: Temptation

Dash: ****
Limit: ***
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Completing Heroes Story in Story Mode.

Abilities:
-Level 1: Heart Attack
  Rouge blows a kiss to an opponent, distracting them and making
  them lose thier balance.
-Level 2: Spinning Back Kick
  Rouge attacks a nearby opponent with a spinning back kick that
  stuns them temporarily and knocks them off balance.
-Level 3: Bat Cracker
  Rouge attacks with a bomb that will home in on an enemy, which
  will stun them, allowing you to leave them in your dust.

Rating: 7.5/10

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15. Shadow the Hedgehog

Created in the likeness of Sonic, Shadow has the Speed 
abilities to lead the pack. He uses Chaos Control to attack
opponents.

Type: Speed
Default Gear: Darkness

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Completing Heroes Story in Story Mode.

Abilities:
-Level 1: Energy Ball
  Shadow attacks by sparking an Energy Ball that will instantly
  home in on any nearby opponent, making them lose their balance
  as well as temporarily stunning them.
-Level 2: Back Kick
  Shadow attacks with a back kick that will make a nearby opponent
  lose their balance as well as remain stunned temporarily.
-Level 3: Chaos Control
  Shadow attacks by using Chaos Control on a nearby opponent, 
  making them immobile so you can easily pass them.

Rating: 8.5/10

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16. Nights 

A SEGA character who appeared in the game, "Nights Into Dreams".

Type: Flight
Default Gear: Night Sky

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions.

Abilities:
-Level 1: Angry Nights
  Nights enlarges his head and shows an angry face to any nearby
  opponent to slow them down.
-Level 2: Star Kick
  Nights attacks a nearby opponent with a spinning back kick as
  stars encircle him, enabling you to pass them as they lose 
  both their speed and balance.
-Level 3: Star Spin
  Nights attacks a nearby opponent by spinning in a quick, 
  rotary motion whilst on his board as stars encircle him. This
  will decrease the speed of your opponents as well as it will
  stun them temporarily.

Rating: 9.5/10

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17. Aiai

A SEGA character who appeared in the game, "Super Monkey Ball".

Type: Power
Default Gear: BANANA

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions.

Abilities:
-Level 1: Monkey Yell
  Whilst dashing in his Monkey Ball form, Aiai proceeds near an
  opponent and screams in their face to knock them off balance,
  decreasing their speed. 
-Level 2: Monkey Dash
  Whilst dashing in his Monkey Ball form, Aiai dashes right 
  through his opponents, making them lose their speed and 
  knocking them off balance.
-Level 3: Monkey Roll  
  Whilst dashing in his Monkey Ball form, Aiai proceeds near an
  opponent and spins sideways whilst on his board, attacking 
  them with his feet and arms. This will stun them temporarily.

Rating: 10/10

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18. Ulala

A SEGA character who appeared in the game, "Space Channel 5".

Type: Speed
Default Gear: Channel5

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions.

Abilities:
-Level 1: Space Scare
  Ulala uses her Space Laser Gun to stun opponents, knocking
  them off balance.
-Level 2: Space Bump
  Ulala uses sneaks up beside an opponent at uses her rear-end
  to knock them off balance.
-Level 3: Space Shock
  Ulala uses her ring to give an electric shock to any
  nearby opponents.

Rating: 8.5/10

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19. E-10000 G

A participating robot with Power, this robot won't let anything
stand in its way!

Type: Power
Default Gear: E-gearG

Dash: ***
Limit: ***
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Playing the game for a total of 20 hours OR by
             participating in a total of 100 races.

Abilities:
-Level 1: Light Bulb
  E-10000 G opens up the interior of his body and flashes a 
  bright light bulb at any nearby opponents, blinding them.
-Level 2: Spin Top
  E-10000 G flips upside and spins both his arms and legs in 
  a quick, rotary motion.
-Level 3: Arm Spin
  E-10000 G spins both his arms in a side, rotary motion, 
  attacking any nearby opponents.

Rating: 7/10

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20. E-10000 R

Another participating robot, E-10000 R uses its Speed abilities 
to stay ahead of the competition.

Type: Speed
Default Gear: E-gearR

Dash: ***
Limit: ****
Power: ***
Cornering: **

Unlocked by: Playing the game for a total of 50 hours.

Abilities:
-Level 1: Robot Scare
  E-10000 R ejects his head off his body slightly and raises
  his two hands to startle opponents, knocking them off balance.
-Level 2: Arm Spin
  E-10000 R spins both his arms in a side, rotary motion, 
  attacking any nearby opponents, as does E-10000 G for his
  Level 3 attack.
-Level 3: Arm Spin
  E-10000 R takes his head off his body and throws it at a nearby
  opponent in an attempt to knock them off balance and cause them
  to lose a significant amount of speed.

Rating: 7.5/10

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21. Super Sonic

The super form of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic utilizes the Chaos 
Emerald gear to transform into Super Sonic who acquires increased
Dash, Speed, and who acquires all three type skills.

Type: Super (All)
Default Gear: Chaos Emerald

Dash: N/A
Limit: N/A
Power: N/A
Cornering: N/A

Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions
             with a Gold Emblem. 

Abilities:
-Level 1: Golden Dash
  Whilst dashing, Super Sonic knocks any opponents in his path out
  of the way, knocking them to lose their balance, and a significant 
  amount of speed.

Rating: 9.5/10

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22. Special Tricks


Starting in the next version, this section will list all of
the special tricks each character has. There are approximately
9 or more special tricks per character. Until then...

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23. Thank You

 
- IGN for their descriptors I also sued in the guide
- The official US Site for the descriptors I used in the guide
- "RikuTh3Twilight" for helping me with the Default Gear of
  the two Robos and for helping me with stats of Cream the 
  Rabbit, Rouge the Bat, and Dr. Eggman
- "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Riders" where I got ideas
   for some of the character ability names
- "shadowoffire123" for helping me with the stats of E-10000 G 
- "44_solider" for helping me with the Default Gear of Shadow
   the Hedgehog 
- "AreoC" for confirming the names of the two Robos
- My fingers, for typing the guide
- You, for reading it

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this guide and I hope you look
forward to more by me in the future!