Knuckles the Echidna

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Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles the Echidna Assist Trophy (SSBU).png
Knuckles as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Universe Sonic
Debut Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Sonic Mania Plus (2018)
Console of origin Sega Genesis
Species Echidna
Gender Male
Place of origin Angel Island
Designed by Takashi Yuda
Article on Wikipedia Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles the Echidna (ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ, Knuckles the Echidna) is a character from the Sonic series.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Knuckles, like Tails and Silver the Hedgehog, appears running through the shuttle loop in the background of Green Hill Zone. Just like many other characters in the Sonic series, Knuckles appears as a Sticker that Sonic can use and a Trophy in the game.

Trophy information[edit]

Knuckles' trophy in Brawl.

A powerful red echidna also known by his full name, Knuckles the Echidna. Knuckles resides on Angel Island, where he guards the Master Emerald. Both friend and rival of Sonic, Knuckles is a martial-arts expert who can glide through the air.



Name Game Effect Character(s)
Knuckles The Echidna Sonic the Hedgehog 3 DefenseElectric+023EffectIcon(Electric).png Resistance +23 SonicSonicHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Knuckles The Echidna (Sonic The Hedgehog 3).png
Knuckles The Echidna
(Sonic The Hedgehog 3)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Two Mii Brawlers dressed as Knuckles.

Knuckles reappears as a background character in Green Hill Zone in the 3DS version. Knuckles appeared as a downloadable Mii Brawler costume as part of the final wave on February 3, 2016.

Trophy information[edit]

Knuckles's trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it is part of the Sonic & Friends Trophy Box.

Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles the Echidna is the dedicated guardian of the Master Emerald, rarely leaving his post on the floating Angel Island. His serious, one-track-minded approach puts him at odds with his rival, Sonic, but the two somehow manage to be friends all the same.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (02/1994)
Sonic & Knuckles (10/1994)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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Knuckles attacks nearby fighters with his fist. He can also dig into the ground and then attack with an uppercut, so be careful!
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Knuckles as he appears in Ultimate.

Knuckles is set to appear in Ultimate as an Assist Trophy. He attacks opponents with Homing Attack, and also digs into the ground and then uses an uppercut to attack.

Despite this, he still appears as a background element of Green Hill Zone as well.


The first appearance of Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

Knuckles first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and is one of the main characters of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He was tricked by Dr. Eggman into thinking that Sonic was evil and was trying to steal the Master Emerald. Since being tricked, he did all he possibly could to slow Sonic's journey down. Since then he has realized that Sonic was the ally, and they have become friends. Knuckles' most recurring personality flaw is his immense gullibility, having been tricked by Eggman more than once to collect the Chaos Emeralds under a hidden agenda, which sparked numerous fights between him and his ally Sonic, only for the former to realize too late he has been fooled. In recent games, this flaw seems to have disappeared altogether. Knuckles is aptly named for both his spiked gloves and immense physical power in his fist, only rivaled by Sonic's supersonic speed. Knuckles lives on Angel Island, and he is constantly tasked with guarding an ancient and powerful jewel known as the Master Emerald, which is said to be able to control the power of all seven Chaos Emeralds.

In Ultimate, Knuckles has two abilities as an Assist Trophy: digging into the ground like a drill and then upper cutting back up, and using the Homing Attack. Knuckles's ability to dig into surfaces first originated in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2; however, in both games he could only dig if he had the Level Up Item Shovel Claw. It was not until Sonic Generations that he could dig without the Shovel Claw. Knuckles's other ability is the Homing Attack, which also made its debut in Sonic Adventure as a move only Sonic could perform. Knuckles was first able to use it in Sonic Heroes, though he could only perform it when following Sonic.


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