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Miles "Tails" Prower

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Miles "Tails" Prower
TSR Tails.png
Official artwork of Tails for Team Sonic Racing.
Universe Sonic the Hedgehog
Debut Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Sonic Origins (2022)
Console/platform of origin Sega Master System
Species Fox
Gender Male
Designed by Yasushi Yamaguchi
Article on Wikipedia Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Miles Prower (マイルス・パウアー, Miles Prower), better known by his nickname Tails (テイルス, Tails), is a character from the Sonic series.


Tails first appeared in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear, in which Tails has been kidnapped by Dr. Eggman and must be rescued by Sonic. He made his proper playable debut in the 16-bit version, and since then has become one of the main characters of the Sonic series. He is Sonic's most trusted sidekick and has the ability to fly with his two tails, hence his nickname. Despite his young age, he is a mechanical genius, matching smarts with Dr. Eggman himself, having created various revisions and remodels to the Tornado, a plane originally made by Sonic. He looks up to Sonic as a brother figure and has appeared in many games, including three of his own: Tails Adventure, an exploration-based platformer with RPG elements and a slow-paced style of gameplay compared to the majority of the Sonic franchise; Tails and the Music Maker, an edutainment game for the Sega Pico designed to teach young children about musical instruments; and Tails' Skypatrol, an originally Japan-exclusive auto-scrolling game with an original cast of characters.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Tails (right) on Green Hill Zone in Brawl.

Tails, along with Knuckles the Echidna and Silver the Hedgehog, appear in the background of Green Hill Zone.

Trophy information[edit]

Tails's trophy is unlocked by walking 30,000 ft / 10,000 m considering all characters.

Tails trophy in Brawl.

A friendly fox with two tails whose true name is Miles Prower. He can fly for a limited time by spinning his tails rapidly. Originally impressed by the sight of the speedy Sonic, Tails became his sidekick, rarely leaving his side. To assist Sonic in staying one up on Dr. Eggman, Tails utilizes his knowledge of electrical engineering to create mechanical devices.



Name Game Effect Character(s)
Miles "Tails" Prower Sonic the Hedgehog 2 SpecialFlinchResistance+140StickerIconFlinchResistance.png +140 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Miles Tails Prower (Sonic The Hedgehog 2).png
Miles Tails Prower
(Sonic The Hedgehog 2)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Tails appears once again in the background of Green Hill Zone in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

As a costume[edit]

Two Mii Gunners dressed as Tails.

Tails is also the base of a paid downloadable costume for Mii Gunners, released in February 2016 as part of the last wave.

Trophy information[edit]

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

Miles "Tails" Prower
This gentle-hearted little fox used to get bullied because of his two tails. Then one day he saw Sonic on West Side Island and decided to join him on his adventures. Now he's an expert mechanic and a partner Sonic can really rely on—he's come a long way since his timid, quiet beginnings!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (11/1992)
GameCube: Sonic Heroes (01/2004)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Tails once again reprises his role as a background character on Green Hill Zone with Knuckles the Echidna and Silver the Hedgehog.

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Gunner dressed as Tails.

The Tails Mii Gunner costume from the previous game was not in the base game, but was re-added as DLC on April 17th, 2019.


Tails also appears as an Ace-class support spirit.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Tails is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. After Galeem's defeat, Dharkon takes control of Galeem's spirits, including Tails. After Dharkon's defeat, he flees to the final world, with Galeem following soon after. In the final world, Galeem and Dharkon wage war against each other using their captured spirits, with Galeem taking control of Tails.

Tails uses a Fox puppet fighter starting off with an enhanced Ray Gun, referencing Tails' affinity for gadgets, and is fought on the Windy Hill Zone stage. During the battle, Fox also starts off with a Rocket Belt and gravity is reduced, referencing Tails' ability to fly using his twin tails. Also, Knuckles appears as a hostile Assist Trophy, referencing how Tails and Knuckles are two of Sonic's most trusted friends and allies.

Tails can be summoned using the cores of Andy, Vulpix, and a support type.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Tails.png
★★★ 1 Up Special ↑ Sonic The Hedgehog Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese テイルス, Tails
UK English Tails
France French Tails
Germany German Tails
Spain Spanish Tails
Italy Italian Tails
China Chinese (Simplified) 塔尔斯, Tails
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 塔爾斯, Tails
South Korea Korean 테일즈, Tails
Netherlands Dutch Tails
Russia Russian Тейлз