Top 10 Most Intelligent Sonic the Hedgehog Characters

There are many Sonic the Hedgehog characters who are intelligent. But which Sonic character has the greatest knowledge by far?
The Top Ten
1 Miles "Tails" Prower Miles Prower, more commonly known by his nickname Tails, is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a significant main character after the title character Sonic, who is also his best friend.

Where is Dark Oak?
Why isn't Dark Oak on this list?
His intelligent as well, why wasn't he mentioned?
He really needs to be added if you ask me and he wasn't, why is that?
His powerful and smart.
Oh well, it isn't the end of the world, besides, we still have Tails at number one and Egg-man at number two... at this point this two tailed fox would clearly be the smartest thing alive while Sonic is the fastest thing alive, Cream on the other hand... yeah, she isn't smart enough to be in the top tens and having her above Vector is really pushing it because Vector has more brains than her.
Heck, making Tails the smartest Mobian alive could work or the smartest fox alive could work too.
Also Sonic Underground was a terrible show while Sonic BOOM was perfect because it was horrible, horrible, horrible - 100% horrible, just saying... its pretty bad.

Alright Tails is pretty smart with the only person that can match wits with him are as follows... Egg-man, Sonic, Nicole, Sally and Doctor Quack with Amy following behind as a pretty close second or might be on the same level as Amy or even Cream for that matter with Vanilla being pretty wise.

Tails Doll on the other hand might not be as smart as him or might hold secrets that the living can never understand unless they want to face a fate worse than death or lose their minds to the Tails Doll's secrets.

Rouge comes pretty close too, but, she isn't in the same level for reasons I'd like to keep unknown and should stay unknown, if you're a fan of hers you might already know why.

Silver relies too much on his powers and Cream is too innocent to even step into the battle of the brains that would clearly end with Egg-man and Tails matching wits with each other with Sonic and Amy trying to get back into the ring like Lady Goat in my fanfiction season three episode were ...more

Alright if I were to redesign Tails for my own version of the Sonic series I would have the guy wear his tool belt and googles from Sonic BOOM with his glovers from the games along with a pair of gadget shoes that he has created or added tech to, no sports tape... he looks better without it.
You know who actually looked good in it... Amy, she looked the best judging by her outfit in the Sonic BOOM series.
Also if Tails is smart Tails Doll should also be smart, only, she'll be a lot these of a genius than Tails seeing that both Egg-man and Tails would be able to out smart him or even out fox him for that matter, besides... Cream has been pretty dumb in the comics seeing that in a Sonic X comic she was willing to get rid of the chaos emerald with both Sonic and Chris telling her that it was a great idea.
Heck, they should have had Tails and Amy in the background looking at the three of them as if their idiots for liking the idea.

Tails is unquestionably smarter than Eggman. Eggman's IQ according to Sonic Riders is 300. Tails' IQ according to Sonic Battle is 400, a full hundred points higher. Aside from that, Tails has defeated Eggman in mech battles and has shot down hundreds of Eggman's aerial fighters in his plane. He was also able to reverse Eggman's energy extractor in Lost World, something that even its own creator could not do.

The only reason Eggman is able to keep up with Tails technologically is because he's more ruthless. Tails isn't the sort of person who would abduct small animals and shove them into robots. Otherwise there would be no contest between the two. Tails is the most intelligent character in the franchise. Period.

2 Dr. Eggman Robotnik Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

Come on, guys! Eggman is literally the most intelligent of all the characters! I'm not saying this because I favor him - in fact, he's my 2nd favorite character to Tails!

Eggman has an IQ of 300. Tails rivals it, and beats him almost every day so it should be easy to say Eggman deserves #2 here.

Sure, creates robots and destructive things

Eggman is more intelligent because his IQ is 300 and Tails's IQ is 290 also he build a robot that was INVISIBLE and he studied technology all his life

3 Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

I agree he should be number one. Next to Silver, he is one of the coolest. BUT Miles is also very smart. So I'm satisfied with him being at number 4.

He can figure out what his enemies are up to and catch them off guard in seconds.

He was able to see through egg man despite being programmed not to question him.

Eggman's dad created Shadow to be wise. Clearly Shadow has to be at the top.

4 Wave the Swallow

Very smart how she put that bomb on blue star in riders

5 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic is very smart, he has the potential to outmatch eggman, no matter what terrible thing he does. In Sonic Boom, sonic dodged all of tail's traps, in their little contest. Sonic only got trapped when water was involved (which is sonic's weakness) Although water is not really a huge weakness for sonic, as he can run and slide across the surface of water, and in his transformations, he can breathe underwater. Sonic deserves to be at least number 2 on this list. MORE THAN ANY OTHER CHARACTER HERE

Intelligence is not simply defined by one's IQ alone, but by their ability to overcome obstacles, to persevere. You can be as smart as Albert Einstein, but if you're so arrogant that you do not plan for flaws, stamp your foot into the ground with rage, then you're not intelligent at all. Sonic does not prepare for things to happen, but he goes with the flow and prevails in the end despite the likelihood of success. He does not get angry, he continues. That, is true genius, no matter how high your IQ is.

Okay first episode is THE proof of how smart he is. When he actually destroyed Eggman's machine this way. Plus, look at how fast he is and how well he is able to manage it too! Also, his behavior in general, I don't see a dumb person being this way. If I make sense

He clearly is the most SMART! he always runs at the best speed and is most optimized. If you watch sonic the adventure 2 (an AMAZING game FOR YOuR INFO) you can clearly see that he has drawn many mathematical arythimitics, demonstaightening his superior Intelligents!

6 Tikal the Echidna

She's very smart.

Tikal is so wise.

7 Rouge the Bat

Rouge is a strategic genius, and great at manipulating people. She knows how to get what she wants, as seen in sonic x, but is not smarter than Tails. I also understand why she isn't higher on the list.

I understand why she's not higher, as a kid it's very easy to overlook manipulative intelligence in a character since it's so low key, but I think any older Sonic fans can agree that she damn well knows how to get what she wants without her peers even knowing she's doing it. She's like the Littlefinger of Sonic. Lets be real, Tails and Wave may be great mechanics, but they're no strategic geniuses.

How is she not higher? She's one of the smartest characters to ever exist in the franchise. As a spy, she hacks computers and knows what kind of resources needed to do something. This list is messed up.

She's very clever and sneaky.

8 Blaze the Cat

Blaze should be up there between Wave and Shadow. She fights with power, speed, and technique all combined.

She's also very intelligent.

blaze is really wise.

9 Big the Cat

In sonic team racing, he was the only one who thought Dodonpa was good, and he was right! Forget about tails and Eggman! Big is the true genius of the sonic franchise.

Big is actually a smart character. He even taught Cream how to play chess.

He's obviously hiding his secret wisdom.

10 Silver The Hedgehog

He should also have the potential to be one of the smartest sonic characters ever next to Tails and others.

silver can change the future and choses wisley about them.

The Contenders
11 Knuckles the Echidna Knuckles the Echidna is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands.

Knuckles is also smart even if he's reckless. don't underestimate him.


12 Amy Rose Amy Rose is a fictional character in SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is a pink anthropomorphic hedgehog with a cheerful, competitive personality, and is infatuated with the series' main character, Sonic. She serves as the first playable female character in the series.

She is smarter than Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic keeps forgetting Amy Rose's date & always makes many mistakes. Amy Rose is smarter & better than Sonic. Yeah, I said it! Look at the boxart of Sonic Adventure, Sonic looks very ignorant. Amy Rose is smart according to Sonic Boom. And Amy Rose would be the best drummer in the Sonic franchise who is a good guy.

Amy is way smarter then Sonic! She deserves at least number six!

I agree and she is my favorite character! <3

I say she should be higher then Sonic! Like come on in the comics/seires/movies she gives the team INCLUDING SONIC ORDERS/PLANS like a LEADER and and acts like ONE! So that’s shoes LEADERSHIP and INTELLIGENCE! to be honest she Should be the FIRST or the SECOND smartest female character in the franchise!

13 Dr. Eggman Nega Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

In my opinion, he's the smartest and craziest eggman in the multi-verse. lets not forget, he did start a war single handily in the comics against the entire zone cop corps.

14 Dr. Gerald Robotnik

He created Shadow

15 Espio the Chameleon Espio The Chameleon is a Sonic character first appearing in the 1995 Sega 32X title, Knuckles' Chaotix alongside Charmy Bee and Vector the Crocodile. Espio's appearance in Knuckles' Chaotix depicts him as a character with a hot temper which causes Charmy to remind him about his manners. In Sonic Heroes, more.

Espio's an alcoholic.

16 Cream the Rabbit

She isn't as smart as both Egg-man and Tails seeing that she's easily outsmarted by Eggy and Tailspin seeing that she doesn't think things through very well and follows characters like Amy and Big despite the fact that she's smarter than Big, Big... the one feline that could give Scratchy from The Simpsons a run for his money when it comes to how stupid he is.
Heck, she gives up the chaos emerald that they needed to get home in order to find her mother Vanilla... oh wait, she was with them.
She - somehow made it down there with them... why, why, why - how, how did she get there.

She isn't as smart as Tails or Egg-man for that matter seeing that she only believes in Sonic and nobody else, unless your counting Amy... not Shadow... :-(
I also can't stand the idea of Creails or Tails X Cream because of fans like Launny ruining it for me with their art, stories and comics... :-(
She's about as smart as Itchy from The Simpsons if you ask me and even then I can't imagine Creails being a thing thanks to the fans and the fact that I like Taismo.
She also doesn't believe in him and treats him like dirt most of the time despite her treating Chris as dirt a lot more than the twin tailed fox in question.
Tails is still my favorite character, but, I still like Cream and her mother Vanilla as characters in the fandom.
(Why wasn't she in Sonic BOOM alongside her mother Vanilla?)
We could have gotten a baking joke from them or a gag scene were Tails turns a character into a blueberry to get revenge on them for mistreating him in the past and they almost end ...more

Why wasn't she in Sonic BOOM?
She would have been great in the episode Chez Amy.
Heck, the plot could have been that Vanilla and Cream have moved to the island to open a shop and Amy takes the place over in order to get revenge on Dave the intern for messing up her order.

She can help out so very well

17 Infinite

Smart, and beautiful

Well, his intelligence is debatable. He seems really smart... also really arrogant.

18 Neo Metal Sonic

He can be even more intelligent than Metal sonic.

he's a robot guys!

19 Vector the Crocodile Vector the Crocodile is a fictional anthropomorphic crocodile from the Sonic the Hedgehog series who debuted in Knuckles' Chaotix in 1995, and later returned in Sonic Heroes as head detective of the Chaotix Detective Agency. With a great love for music and money (the latter which he is always short more.

This guy isn't very good at his job, yeah I said it.
Heck, why didn't SEGA give him a rival in the form of another detective, only, this guys a ace detective.
Besides, Vanilla could help him out at times.
Sonic Heroes remake anyone...

He is a detective and was able to figure out that eggman was their client in sonic heroes.

20 Pacahamic the Echidna
21 Cosmo the Seedrian

cosmo is smart and kind.

22 Charmy the Bee
23 Lyric the Last Ancient

He designed a robotic life support suit for himself... IN ANCIENT TIMES! Even Tails isn't that smart. If you want to argue... I'm all in.

24 Sally Acorn

Come on guys, Sally is pretty smart

She's wise too.

25 Queen Aleena the Hedgehog
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