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.

Tails is clearly the smartest person on this list, his a two tailed fox with a dangerously high IQ that matches Egg-man's perfect - but, Tails might become the smartest fox alive when his an adult or the smartest in the universe when his Egg-man's age.
Also his linked to the chaos forces which pretty much makes him more powerful than Shadow, come on guys and gals Titan Tails and Turbo Tails are a thing.
Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee have really disappointed me over the years, did you know that they joke about diabetes - that's messed up, what's next are they going to mock the dead and dying.
I'm not happy about that, I hate what they've done with the characters and I sure as hell hate that nasty diabetes joke of theirs - if this is friendship then, friendship is a lie...

Have you all seen Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart?
Its amazing isn't it and to tell the truth, I can actually imagine a evil version of Tails in the place of The Emperor.
The game looks like a good version of Sonic BOOM Rise of Lyric, awesome.
However, this version of Tails would be more dangerous, sinister, evil and unlimited when it comes to his genius.
Heck, can you imagine Tails singing Join Me at the Top with Egg-man?
Somebody make that a thing.
Somebody put that on YouTube as a music video.
Tails as the emperor singing Join Me at the Top with Egg-man, please... make it happen, it'll be awesome.
I can just listen to the song all day.
Also, can you make it sound like the characters are singing the song?
Thank you...
Tails is a genius and he should stay as one.

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.

Egg-man is 100% smarter than Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee who are pretty much so dumb that they can't even get the characters their parodying right, I mean talk about fake Sonic fans... they are them, they get everything about Sonic the hedgehog wrong.
SonicSong182 and Emu-Emi have gotten the characters right while Sonic and Amy Squad have come close enough to the right answers, the other You-Tubers that I have just mentioned can barely hold water when it comes to the characters.
Emu-Emi is right, their wrong...

Doctor Ivo Julian "Egg-man" Robotnik truly is a genius with a dangerously high IQ but, he lacks what Tails has... friends and allies, people that truly care about him; people that see him for who he truly is... too bad Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee screwed this up low, Tails is a genius but they stupidity made him out to be what his not - an idiot, they are the idiots not him.
Tails and Egg-man are both dangerous minded geniuses.
They really need to stop being stupid and write what needs to be written...

3 Wave the Swallow

Number four genius, I actually like the idea of Tails being the most dangerous mind on Mobius.
Wave is smart but, Tails is dangerous.
The little guy is growing as a dangerous mastermind which could spell danger if he had his own dark form, Tails would command all of the powers of the chaos force and would pretty much stand as a chaos devouring vampire.
Tails's dark form would be a chaos fueled vampire that feeds off of the chaos powers of others, somebody write that as a Sonic themed vampire story.
Now onto Wave, the genius thief of the hour/skies.
Wave is a genius when it comes to hoverboards and gadgets, Tails just takes the cake and eats it too.

Fan projects are always wrong in one way or another but, Tails and Sonic Pals can't seem to get any of it right and I can pretty much say the same thing about Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee seeing that their just as dumb as each other and I'm unsure as to why the nitwits have a ton of subscribers when their videos such so much.
Wave is smart yes but, she falls flat while compared to Tails, Eggman, Cosmo, Fang, Dark Oak, Mimic and maybe Shadow; yeah, Shadow pretty much does what he wants I guess.

4 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.

Shadow is smart yes but, he still isn't as smart as Tails.
Besides, Shadow has done some of the dumbest things possible in the series and has actually been pretty dumb in the main canon.
He and Rouge tried to kill Cosmo in the Sonic X which would have resulted in Dark Oak winning when he started draining them of their life force if they would have succeeded in killing her.
Believe me when I say that Shadow maybe the ultimate life form but, he can be just as foolish and stupid as Charmy.
However, I do see a bit of myself in him because if I want to do something I do.

Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee have completely destroyed this characters alongside Shadow and to tell the truth I completely despise them for it.
They ruined Tails's character, I hope they burn in hell.
Tails is a genius, he isn't stupid and he sure as hell would have been good at playing both the crewmate and imposter in Among Us - these channels suck, dislike their videos for me please because I can't.
#I hate it when people get Sonic wrong...

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.

In many spin-offs, especially SatAM and Archie Comics, Sonic is shown to have a diverse vocabulary: although he often uses slang, he also shows knowledge of basic physics and foreign languages (such as Spanish).

He is quite the wordsmith and his well-roundedness truly shows. His sense of humor-- especially in comic spin-offs-- also shows his intellect.

Additionally, he is sometimes shown to think deeply about himself and his place in his world. He is often the first to say something when times are hard and when everyone needs encouragement or a sweet send-off to a lost friend.

Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast, Charmy Bee and Sonic and Amy Squad have gotten his character completely wrong seeing that Fleet-way Sonic is the true jerk, not Sonic himself.
UwU Sonic's friendship with his Tails barely exists with the same thing being said for the Sonic from Sonic and Amy Squad because his a bully that steals money that his friends are saving for the channel to buy chilidogs, also he treats Tails poorly and pretty much makes me question why Tails doesn't just join Egg-man just despite him.
Canon Sonic is alright low; I really like him but, the others need to rethink their lives and actions because they've been more villainous than heroic lately.

6 Rouge the Bat

Number five genius, the smartest gem thief around...?
How is she able to steal from Egg-man?
I can understand Knuckles but Egg-man, how is Egg-man's fortress not strong enough to keep his treasures safe...?
Heck, Tails was able to hang onto all of the emeralds he had accept for the ones Egg-man stole but, the one in his plane went un-stolen through the whole story.
Also why does she have the same abilities as Tails while Cream does not, it doesn't make any sense.
Did she steal them or build them?
Tails created those gadgets in my books so, she stole them.
Rouge isn't really a genius, she is nothing more than a treasure hunting thief.
Besides Tails was able to create a fake chaos emerald that worked like the real deal so... why not have Tails create fake emeralds and allow Rouge to take the real ones, the emeralds are safe with her and the world is safe boom everybody is happy but Egg-man.

7 Tikal the Echidna

This was between her and Cream, I chose her over the bunny I despise so much because of what the fanon as done to her over the years.
Anyways Tikal isn't as smart as Tails but, like Amy I can picture her as a cannibal.

Tikal is nowhere the same level as Tails and Eggman but, she still knows the chaos emeralds better than anybody.
Tails might still have her beat low.

Tikal is shown to have a wide knowledge of Chaos energy and even spoke wisely about avoiding greed.

8 Blaze the Cat

If Blaze was given the choice out of working with Tails for five days or working with Marine for life, which would she choose?
Tails or Marine?
My moneys on Tails hands down, but yes, that would mean that Sonic would have to spend five days with Marine as his sidekick.
Would Blaze call Tails the best helper ever or would she be begging for Marine to comeback?

UwU Blaze is as dumb as a brick while canon Blaze is smart enough to run a kingdom, UwU Blaze on the other hand appears to be the type to ask for advice on running her own kingdom and getting angry anyway due to the fact that she meant to be running it herself.

Her character was truly poorly written there the writers just messed with the characters and bullied Tails whenever they felt like it while also bullying him through Amy, Cream, Charmy and Sonic with Shadow and Rouge joining in alongside Blaze.

Yeah, I hated these YouTubers and their channels; I want them dead, I want them in the bloody ground.

9 Silver The Hedgehog

Since he comes from the future, Silver is aware of some very advanced technology that Tails or Eggman can't even imagine. Also, it takes a lot of mental effort to exercise telekinesis, which is impossible for mentally limited people.

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

Silver is smart, he even knows how to change the past to make the future better.

10 Cosmo the Seedrian

Cosmo is far smarter than everybody else on this list accept for Tails, Egg-man, Wave and Shadow, she should have at least be number five.
Why is Sonic there instead of her?
He isn't smart, he runs into danger while a smart person would stop and think of away through while Sonic is not willing to wait for anything.
Cosmo deserves the number five spot not him, she's way smarter than he is.
I think that it'll be for the best if Tails stayed with Cosmo on her home planet instead of heading home with his friends, besides the UwU universe versions of the characters surely wouldn't care if he stayed with her.
Heck, the two of them could program the ship to take them home before exploring the second their all off to make them believe that Tails had been killed in the destroyed spaceship.
Not like they would care anyway.

Taismo is my OTP but, Taiream is my number one pick; however, I really must say that I don't like the ship between Tails and Tailsko because its pretty much inbreeding and inbreeding is degusting like smoking.
Cosmo truly deserves the number three spot on this list, Eggman gets the number two spot and her boyfriend Tails gets the number one spot for being the most dangerous mind on this list; a genius that he should so stay as, the genius these characters truly are.

The Contenders
11 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.

Amy has been my favorite Sonic the Hedgehog character since I was seven years old. I was surprised that she was on this list, but I must say she has made some smarter choices than Sonic.
Though in 06, Amy said "if I had to choose between the world and Sonic, I would choose Sonic!" That doesn't mean Amy is dumb just because of that one line. And I mean, Amy is very obsessed with Sonic, but look at her in Frontiers and Prime! She has obviously matured a lot in those, and she deserves better. Honestly, though I'm the biggest Amy Rose fan out there, I have to say that Sally Acorn is smarter than her. Why isn't Sally on this list?
Tails and Sonic Pals Amy isn't very smart, but other versions of Amy are a lot smarter than that one. And everyone needs to understand, Amy is TWELVE. Of course she's not that smart yet!
Thank you for taking your time reading this, and carry in with your day.

Amy was a complete psychopath on Tails and Sonic Pals's channel but, she was still a genius despite being a psychopath only she wasn't as smart as Tails.
The real Tails was 100% smarter and to make matters worse, they screwed up at Among Us when it came to their characters.
Tails would have been good at the games as both the crewmate and the imposter but, Bulma Bunny was too stupid and wrote it off as Tails being stupid... I'm triggered, I'm really triggered by how stupid these idiots are and how badly they screw up with the characters and their story plots.
They are by far the worst Sonic writers I have ever seen, Ian Flynn was way better and deserves to go down in history as a great writer... for Sonic, his that good at it because he understands the characters his writing unlike Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee who writes them off as being complete dicks to each other.
Cream was a unlikable little brat...

12 Dr. Gerald Robotnik

I admit that he made Shadow and that's genius enough there but, the main problem with that is that he made Shadow.
He created the ultimate life form yes but, he also created the ultimate wannabe Sonic.
What part of this screams ultimate life form besides Shadow himself?
Shadow is powerful yes but, he isn't as good as anything Tails can create low.
Why doesn't Tails create his own ultimate life form and have Shadow face it in a battle to the death or otherwise?
Gerald was able to create Shadow with a single chaos emerald, just imagine what Tails could create through a chaos and sol emerald with a time stone to add an extra punch - Shadow doesn't stand a chance, Bulma Bunny knows nothing about the characters nor the main canon for that matter seeing that their too stupid to understand jack about Sonic the hedgehog.

I have no idea why Eggman Nega is above him while compared to his goals but, Gerald is still pretty dumb himself because he wanted Shadow to kill innocent people just because he lost Maria which was all due to him creating weapons like Project Shadow.
If he would have use the data from the chaos emerald to save Maria instead of creating a weapon she might have still been alive to this day and might actually be the near the same age as the G.U.N. commander, she'd be a bit older yes but she would still be alive and well.
Also I still think that Tails played a big part in how Gerald found out about the chaos emeralds and that Eggman was born on Mobius but, am I right.

13 Cream the Rabbit

Tails and Sonic Pals have completely destroyed this character, the fans have completely destroyed her.
There pretty much nothing likable about her anymore accept for the IDW comics and the same thing can be said for the other characters such as Tails, Cream has been completely ruined for me and many others that agree with me.
Cream has gone from likable to a complete psychopathic brat which sucks because that isn't who Cream is, Cream is a sweetheart not a monster.
Tails is still the smartest low, everything about Sonic sucks now days.

Be honest with me here, did anybody like Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee's YouTube channels or are you like me and think that they have no idea what their doing to the point of being cringe?
Cream may not be as smart as Tails who Shadow actually views as being smart when we're on about the main canon, but his messed up counterpart doesn't and views him as an idiot that can't do anything right since his character was ruined by the cringe that makes up the morons channels, enough said.

14 Sally Acorn

The heroes are dam lucky that Tails is on their side because if he wasn't well, all hell is going to flood into Mobius like a plague.
Tails would take over both worlds without a problem and Sonic can't do anything to stop him unless he allows him to travel with him which he won't, he'd succeed at making the two worlds his and all hope will fall - besides, the only two Mobians that can travel between worlds other than Egg-man are Tails and Knuckles.
Sally Acorn on the other hand is the future queen, she has to be smart in order to rule which she couldn't have done without Nicole - Nicole is the one that made her the girl she is today, if it wasn't for her she wouldn't even be this smart.

If you don't know already, Tails is actually my favorite character. He has been my favorite since day one, and to tell the truth, it's unfortunate that Tails is being mistreated in the fandom. Heck, I despise Team UwU for this reason alone, and dare I say it, I really wish something terrible would happen to the YouTubers behind the channels that have angered me with their poor storytelling and terrible ideas. In fact, I'll go as far as to say that I'd love to see their houses go up in flames.

Sally Acorn was another character that they ruined, and of course, removing the dislike button was a mistake on YouTube's behalf. Canon Sally was actually much smarter than her YouTube counterparts, and to be honest, I'm not sorry for wanting their houses to go up in flames. I really want that to happen...

15 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.

Eggman Nega might actually be the dumbest member of the Eggman line and the dumbest member of the genius Robotnik family, yes Eggman and Tails are both smarter than him while compared to the way his written in the series.
Also SEGA should put some rules to their everything is canon statement because I for one would not like Sonic porn to be canon in a child friendly series.

Doctor Egg-man Nega isn't as smart as Egg-man and Tails, but he still knows his way about tech and machines just like Egg-man himself, Egg-man is still smarter low and Tails takes the cake.

Eggman Nega is probably the most dangerous eggman, but I still believe the original Eggman is smarter based on some interactions they've had.

16 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, his personality takes a dramatic change becoming a ninja and being the cool, calm and collected... read more

I wouldn't blame him for being an alcoholic because I'm one.
Tails might have formed Team Chaotix low.

He might be smarter than Vector.

It takes brains to be a detective, and this guy is the smartest of all the chaotix.

17 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.
18 Charmy the Bee

I'm well aware of the fact that Tails and Sonic Pals has made her version of Tails an idiot since Bulma Bunny would do that judging from what she did to Bulma's character on her Bulma Bunny YouTube channel, but Charmy would never beat Tails in a battle of brains, there is no way he'll ever top the genius level intelligent that Tails has in spades.
Tails is number one here and he should stay there, forever.
Besides, I still want to see some Tails as Emperor Belos fan art, come on artist please draw something like that.

I actually had a story plot in mind where Charmy gets fired from The Chaotix and Tails takes him under his wing as his workshop partner.
This could then bring out Charmy's smarter side and explain why his useful to The Chaotix with the story being that Tails helps him by taking him under his wing and helping him return to his rightful spot on Team Chaotix.
...You can use the idea if you want, I might write it myself someday but... Tails and Sonic Pals, Emerald Masters, Gotta Go Fast and Charmy Bee have put me off the project with their stupidty.
Go ahead and write the story if you like, my version might take awhile...

19 Big the Cat

In TSR, everyone was accusing dodonpa for no good reason, until big pointed out that wisps only worked with good people, and almost all the wisps were with dodonpa.

Despite his mindless stare, he's very intelligent. He's proficient in strategy (plays chess regularly), clever-combat (fought literal gods with nothing but a fishing rod and a knowledge of where to hit)

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.

20 Infinite

Tails is Infinite, the story would have been better if he was.

Tails is Infinite, it works because his already a genius.

Tails is Infinite, he has to be for this to work...

21 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 on), Vector is a clever detective who will always help those in need for free. He was one of the first... read more

Tails is his boss from from the shadows seeing that he might be the one that formed them as a back up plan just encase their skills are needed.
Heck, they've never battled Team Sonic and Tails might have been the one to kickstart the team in the past through his high IQ and clever wit.
Not even Vector knows, unless he does and is hiding the fact because Tails is paying him to keep quiet on the subject because he formed them behind Sonic's back...

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...

Ace detective deduced the entirety of the plot to Sonic Heroes after 1 interaction, despite his gangster looks he's a bit of a Sherlock.

22 Metal Sonic Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power, he becomes the Metal Overlord. But he becomes an advanced phase of himself before becoming the Metal... read more

Tails is too smart for Metal Sonic not going to lie, Tails would 100% outsmart him while out running him is another story all together.
Also both Sonic and Tails have the same speed while Sonic is faster.
If anything Tails is smarter and faster than everybody on this list despite being slower than Sonic and Metal Sonic, Shadow can still walk the walk and talk the talk low.
He also isn't smart because he was made by Eggman, a man that has a huge ego when it comes to his high IQ.

He should really be on the same level as Sonic but, even then his a robot version of him he needs to be higher.
But he can't because Eggman designs all of his robots to be nowhere near his IQ.
He has an IQ, he'll never allow a Grounder to be smarter than him or near his level for that matter.
However, he admires Tails for his IQ while still being the villain which tells us a lot about his character and how he views brains while compared to his own.
Metal Sonic isn't as smart as Eggman unless his Neo Metal Sonic but still, Eggman outranks him while Tails outfoxes them both.

23 Neo Metal Sonic

He can be even more intelligent than Metal sonic.

Metal Sonic was actually smarter as this guy...

24 Lyric the Last Ancient

Dude has Eggman level intellect based on his tech, also he did that in prehistoric times so bonus points.

What do you want me to say about him?

25 Fang the Sniper

Fang was actually way smarter in Sonic the comic then he was in the main canon, but he still has his moments and he still outsmarts Fleet-way Sonic more times than the fans might like to admit; also Sonic kinda killed him at the end of the comic he appeared in, remember true heroes never kill they only kill if they have to and Sonic really didn't need to kill Fang in Sonic the comic.
Besides, I actually kinda liked the guy which was mainly due to the fact that his a hybrid and I love those types of characters enough said.

He was way smarter in Sonic the comic/Fleetway before he was killed by Sonic in their final battle, Fleetway Sonic pretty much lives up to the song from Drowning Pool; you know the one I mean, Fleetway Sonic only cares about one person, himself.
He was known as Nack but now, his name is Fang.
Yeah, he was smarter as Nack not Fang.

He isn't as smart as Tails, but he still stands as being a pretty smart character despite the existence of the greatest minds on Mobius, the greatest minds in existence.
The greatest minds to ever live.
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