Top 10 Best Sonic the Hedgehog Couples

The Top Ten
1 Miles "Tails" Prower and Cream the Rabbit

Cuteness overload. Obviously, they are too young to be in a serious relationship, but I like to imagine that they fall in love when they are older.

They're both down-to-earth characters that share similar values, often trying to slow down their more headstrong "older siblings" with a softer and more heartfelt personality. They both try to make peace with others and avoid conflict, and they're almost blind with optimism. Despite them having different perspectives from their backgrounds (a girl who spends her time with flowers and baking. A boy who learned about mechanics and planes).

Cream is said to be curious and eager to learn, so she would be able to appreciate Miles, as he takes his time to teach and show her things that open the world for her. Tails would also appreciate her because there really aren't many characters willing to understand and listen to him.

Really, it depends on how you view them, as there are reasons why this ship might not work. From Tails' Meta Era personality (look at Sonic Lost World and Forces), or Cream's patronizing attitude and inconsiderate tendencies.

I like to think of them as more humble, understanding that there's more at stake than their egos. They're both willing to learn and trust each other. Because for me, they honestly seem to be one of the healthiest relationships in the series. At least, that's what I got with the little interaction they have.

2 Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat

Shadow and Rouge fit much better together than Knuckles and Rouge. Knuxouge is fanservice. It might be funny, but Shadouge understand each other and Rouge called him handsome more than once. And she and Shadow actually get along. They genuinely like and care for each other. I just really love this ship and I'm happy it's so far up. It definitely deserves its spot and higher.

This couple is amazing! They side, fight, and help each other together. A lot of people may think they are only work partners and nothing more, but they don't consider the scenes SEGA left for us.

One, Shadow always protects Rouge. He loves her as much as he did Maria, as shown in Sonic Adventure 2, where Rouge was captured and he rescued her. He thought of Maria's death while at it and realized he couldn't let that happen to the bat either.

Two, Shadow is one of the only few people Rouge cares about. When the ebony hedgehog was in an unconscious state in Sonic X, Rouge was deeply concerned for him. Eggman even concluded, "I don't believe it! You're worried about Shadow, aren't you?!"

Three, in Sonic 06, after Omega warned Shadow he was to hunt him in the future, Rouge promised the poor hedgehog she would remain by his side, even if the whole world was against him.

Four, once Rouge released Shadow from the stasis pod, she had accidentally awoken Omega in his hibernation sleep. The robot burst out of control, attacking the black Ultimate Life Form. Shadow dashed to Rouge and shielded her from Omega's bullets.

Five, in Sonic Battle, Rouge carried Shadow and let him stay in her club. She could've left him, but she didn't, showing her affection for the hedgehog.

I can name a lot more moments between these two. Another cool fact about them is that they are badass spies and super hot!

3 Sonic the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat

They make such a good couple, and it's been hinted at that Blaze has a crush on Sonic, and Sonic seems to like her a lot too. Their personalities complement each other and it feels so much more natural than Sonic and Amy, which feels really forced to me.

Yes! Sonaze is so close to number 1. I love this ship. Sonic takes her more seriously than Amy. Amy is too young for Sonic, but Sonic and Blaze are close in age. Blaze is also strong enough to rival Sonic. And I think Sonic's partner should be on the same level as him.

4 Miles "Tails" Prower and Cosmo

Number one forever, Tails and Cosmo share a genuine bond that better each other, giving Tails the best character arc he ever had. Sonic X Tails is best Tails because Cosmo supports him and he supports her.

Cosmo's sacrifice seals the end of their blooming love but if you've seen the Japanese version, you know she'll come back. It's been over a decade but it's still just as strong as yesterday. I still have faith that she'll come back one way or another and that she and Tails will be back together, offering an accurate representation of what a healthy, happy, and positive romantic relationship truly is in the Sonic universe.

5 Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose

I would say stuff, but everything is already explained. Amy is so sweet. In the Archie Comics, Sonic and Sally were together, but Amy helped them out anyway because all she wants is for Sonic to be happy.

In Sonic Boom, Sonic got all defensive when Knuckles suggested that Amy might be setting up for a date (Episode Fuzzy Puppy Buddies). How cute is that? And Amy's whole purpose for creation was to be Sonic's love interest. This isn't canon, but in the 1992 Sonic the Hedgehog manga, Eimi (Amy) and Nikki/Sonic were a couple, thus the creation of Amy.

Don't forget their color schemes! Blue and Pink... Male and Female... Totally work!

6 Knuckles the Echidna and Rouge the Bat

Knuckles and Rouge are probably the most canonical out of all the ships. They canonically both like each other as more than friends, but at the same time, they are rivals, which makes the ship much more interesting. That's why it is my OTP.

The best semi-canon romance in the franchise. They have the best chemistry and are much more interesting than Sonamy or Silvaze, in my opinion. Too bad they don't have a lot of interactions anymore.

The most consistent, two-sided ship with actual romantic hints in the entire franchise is Knuckles the Echidna and Rouge the Bat. This ship appears in games, anime, and comics. It's everywhere and it's canon. Both of their official Sega profiles even say so. Their chemistry in SA2 is very obvious. They literally have an almost-kiss moment. Even one of Knuckles' theme songs in the game is about his crush-in-denial. The message the writers were trying to send with these two is very clear.

Sonic Team clearly ships it. Even Sonic himself has teased Knuckles and Rouge about their obvious feelings for each other. You know it's canon when an in-universe character, the titular character of the franchise no less, acknowledges it! Shadouge shippers are in serious denial and need to stop whining. I mean, even when I was a hardcore Shadouge shipper, I still acknowledged Knuxouge was definitely a thing and was cool with both ships. Because you cannot deny Knuckles and Rouge have a thing for each other.

7 Shadow the Hedgehog and Amy Rose

They go to concerts together, and Amy sees him as a good friend and thinks he has a good heart. And Shadow obviously has a soft spot for her. It's so cute.

In Sonic Heroes, Team Dark and Team Rose never fought. Shadow also made a promise to Amy in Sonic Adventure 2, and she was one of the few characters who saw Shadow cry. The teardrop is barely visible. And when Amy hugged Shadow by accident, Shadow did nothing bad to Amy. In the game Shadow the Hedgehog, Amy says, "Shadow, I'm so glad you're here!"

If you help Amy on a mission in Shadow's game, Shadow will say this: "I arrived at the doctor's castle, and I ran into Amy. She was looking for Cream, who was missing... I didn't have any reason to help her, but since I was looking for the doctor anyway... I figured... Anyway, I've wasted enough time already. I need to track down the Doctor at once." Also, Shadow is one of the few who has not shown any dislike towards Amy.

8 Vanilla the Rabbit and Vector the Crocodile

They're a couple that have passed their teen years and are mature enough to decide who they want to spend time with.

I also like the idea of how they'll bounce off each other, as this is a case of balance between differences and similarities.

One is a loudmouth, who boasts about any amount of gain he's got, working for a poor detective agency, and at times, appearing to be a money-grubbing maniac.

The other is a soft-spoken mother, who never really speaks up more than she needs to, living comfortably in her little home.

Yet, I think it's possible for them to work:

Despite making a fool of himself, Vector has standards. There are jobs he wouldn't go for, payments he would willingly not take. He seems to have a standard, or a code he follows. He's loyal and knows when to keep his mouth shut and listen. He's even a believer in God in Knuckles' Chaotix. How wouldn't he have a code?

He's also very caring, as he's shown to do his job for free if his morality calls for it. And his love for his team, having such pride and confidence in them.

Someone so boastful, yet disciplined with a good heart. That's something that could pique the interest of the old hare, maybe balance out her personality.

The wild card here is how you view Vanilla, as she's not often the forefront in Sonic stories. She's a satellite character, of a satellite character. We don't get to explore her personality thoroughly. But sharing a moral standpoint is a good spot for a ship to grow.

Plus, it seems she's more his type. As his reaction to seeing Rouge was: "Who's this broad?". Says the guy who simps for a rabbit mother.

9 Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow the Hedgehog

Those two have one of the most interesting relationships in the series. They started off as enemies, but they went through so much together and now have a mutual trust and respect for each other. And it seems to me like Sonic treats him a lot differently than his other rivals. He also seems much happier when he is spending time with Shadow than he is when he spends time with Amy.

These two are the gayest Sonic characters. The tension between them is undeniable. Any time they are on screen together, it's tense, and this makes them so interesting. They have an obsession with each other. They live in each other's heads rent-free. I know it's the most popular ship on Tumblr and Ao3, but they are still way too underrated.

10 Silver the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat

People often say this couple doesn't work out because 1: Silver is from the future, and Blaze is from a different dimension (and since Sonic 06 was removed from the timeline, they don't know each other) and 2: Their personality contrast wouldn't work out. The distance and difference between the two is actually what I like about that pairing. Silver is the emotional one, while Blaze is the rational one. Even in Sonic 06, that's what keeps them together. Given that they both freely go between worlds and timelines respectively, they can probably work something out to still be together. Keeping a distance relationship is a pretty good show of love. And I doubt Blaze really gets to date anyone in her own world. She's royalty. Her parents are probably saving her for an arranged marriage to gain political power. Monarchy sucks.

Also, in the DS version of Sonic Colors, it shows that they both seem somewhat familiar with each other, and they're seen talking to each other at the end of Generations, so I think they could possibly be together.

The Contenders
11 Silver the Hedgehog and Amy Rose

Underrated and wholesome. This ship always get's overlooked because of Sonamy and Silvaze and it's so much better and more interesting.

Such an underrated, cute ship. They both really like each other, and their personalities would fit so well together. I wish those two had more moments together.

Adorable! Amy was Silver's first friend. They are both jolly, friendly, helpful, and cheerful. Does that not sound good?!

12 Shadow the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat

Both serious, level-headed (until provoked), determined, strong, and lonely souls. Shadow didn't trust anyone after his best friend died, and Blaze barely had any friends (besides Silver, who she thinks of as a brother, I might add) because they thought she was weird. The two would make a fantastic couple. I want a game about the two of them.

These two characters' personalities intertwine so perfectly that it's impossible for me not to agree with this pairing. Though they never interact in the games, that doesn't mean that it should just be thrown to the side as a fake pairing. This pairing is perfectly legitimate and has a reliable fan base to keep it going.

13 Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower

There is no other ship that has more canon fodder than this ship. They're almost always together, and a few times, Tails has blushed in Sonic's presence. Whenever Tails is in trouble, who does he always hope saves him? Sonic! This needs to be a thing.

Most Sonic fans ship Sontails. He's got his buddy in most fights through different timelines more times than anyone. Tails knows more about Sonic than Amy. To Tails, Sonic is his best friend, his brother, his mother, his father, and pretty much everything he needs in his life. Tails wouldn't have a better life if he hadn't met Sonic. And Sonic wouldn't be complete without Tails.

14 Shadow the Hedgehog and Maria Robotnik

I actually don't agree with this, but not because I'm some sick fan girl who obsessed over shadamy and things of that nature. I don't agree with this, because I don't believe Shadow loved Maria that way. Oh, I do believe he loved her, more than anything. But I don't believe they would have held hands and talked about how they have feelings for each other. They are best friends, with a deep bond. And even when Shadow wasn't sure Maria was even a real part of his life, or just a memory placed into his mind, he still always kept her in mind. Shadow doesn't love Maria like a girlfriend, he loves her more than that. He loves her like she's the only person in the world.

15 Metal Sonic and Amy Rose

I just really like the idea of Sonic's robot version having a crush on Amy while Sonic himself doesn't like her in that way. And it would be funny if he was jealous of Sonic because Amy has a crush on Sonic and not him.

I know they are enemies, but it would be kind of cute if Metal Sonic had a crush on Amy. And I do love a good enemies-to-lovers trope.

I love this. They would make a nice couple. And Amy would probably be the only one who could turn Metal Sonic good.

16 Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna

They have great chemistry, and Frontiers kind of made me ship it. They definitely had my favorite interactions in the game, and I love how they make a competition out of everything and always tease each other.

Remember in Sonic X when Knuckles was staring at the moon and thinking about Sonic? Then he denied it and blushed. Yeah, he totally has a crush on him!

Man, Sonkux should be at least in the Top 20. It's such an underrated ship. Their dynamic is so good and interesting.

17 Amy Rose and Blaze the Cat

Amy falling in love with a female alternate version of Sonic would be really cute, and I could see this happening. They could work really well together.

Look at these cute pink and purple characters. I don't actually know why I ship them, but it just feels right. Also, there are too many straight ships at the top. There need to be more LGBT ships.

I really like ships where one character is very calm and introverted, and the other character is extroverted and full of energy. I think they would make a cute couple.

18 Espio the Chameleon and Rouge the Bat

I don't know, I think it would be interesting to see. Also, they seem compatible.

19 Sonic the Hedgehog and Sir Lancelot

Love this one! Lancelot was so worried about Sonic at the end of Sonic and the Black Knight. I like the idea of Lancelot falling in love with Sonic before he left this world again, even if it's tragic.

I shipped Lansoni before Sonadow because Lancelot and Sonic aren't rivals and have a cute dynamic. Now I ship both, but Lancelot and Sonic will always have a special place in my heart.

I'm always melting at the cuteness of this ship.

20 Silver the Hedgehog and Espio the Chameleon

It was so cute how Espio helped and comforted Silver when he was panicking. I hope they had more interactions because I love every single one of them.

I think they work really well together because of their personalities, and I can see it working. It would be interesting if it was more explored.

Sonic Rivals proved that they have a great dynamic and are very cute together.

21 Jet the Hawk and Wave the Swallow

Yes, definitely the best one. They should just fire Storm, after all, he is the one getting in the way of their relationship. For example, Jet and Wave were in their ship talking, then Storm storms in and tells them that he got defeated. At least Storm isn't in the Rio 2016 Olympics, but Jet and Wave aren't in the same sport together.

It's a nice couple, really. But I just found out they are brother and sister! Siblings, people! If you guys don't believe me, search it up.

It would have been funny to see Wave simping over Jet in one of SonicSong182's videos while the crew behind the channel are trying to stop her while in character. Since Bulma Bunny truly is that messed up as a person, just face it, it'll 50% happen.

22 Shadow the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna

Those two have a lot in common if you think about it. Their relationship with each other should be explored more, too bad Knuckles has to constantly guard the Master Emerald now, and Shadow is not used much because of mandates.

I mostly ship it because of the Twitter Takeovers. They actually seem to like each other there, and I think they are cute.

I ship them because of the Archie comics. They had a really fun relationship with each other.

23 Sonic the Hedgehog and Zeena

Zeena makes a few flirty/teasing remarks towards Sonic, such as calling him "adorable", and telling him to call her in Sonic Lost World.

24 Miles "Tails" Prower and Marine the Raccoon

How is this so low? It should be way higher. Tails and Marine are so beautiful together. They have almost the same interests, and their colors match perfectly. Marine is beautiful and shy, and Tails is shy and quite handsome, when you think about it. They go together so great and were meant to be together.

I think they are just cute together. She sails and he flies. Don't you know opposites are cute if they are opposite enough? That may sound crazy, but it is true. She has pointy ears, and so does he. They both have adorable bushy tails.

25 Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf

Canon and real. They love each other so much. If the restrictions on romance are ever lifted, I just know we'll get a story focusing on their first date being crashed by Eggman or something.

They have such a profound and trusting relationship with each other. It's hard not to ship them. They were just made for each other.

I love extrovert/introvert couples. That's such a fun dynamic.

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