From Sonic Retro

SonicUnleashed Render Wentos.png
First seen: Sonic Unleashed (2008)
Species: Human
Gender: Male

Wentos (ウェントス Uentosu) is a human travelling salesman encountered by Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Sonic Unleashed. He wears an olive green coat and hat, and is always seen carrying a suitcase in one hand and a Chao puppet on the other.

Personality and traits

In Sonic Unleashed

Sonic encountering Wentos in Mazuri.

Wentos can be encountered in the game's hub world sections, and sells the player a variety of items which are unobtainable from normal shops. When speaking to the player directly, Wentos seems painfully shy, but when the Chao puppet takes over the sales talk, it comes across as an extremely competent merchant. To be able to buy something from Wentos, the player must act kindly to him so that he can warm up to them and sell his wares. Unlike other merchants in the game, Wentos' buying and selling prices fluctuate wildly at every appearance, so make sure you snap up a good deal as soon as you see it. The first time buying something from Wentos will unlock an achievement/trophy.

Because both buying and selling prices fluctuate, it is entirely possible for an item bought from Wentos to be sold back to him for higher than its current buying price (for example, Chao Chugger could be bought for 20 Rings and immediately sold back to Wentos for 100 Rings), meaning a player can exploit this to amass an infinite amount of Rings, thus allowing them to easily afford everything in the game and quickly max out Sonic's stats with food. This is referred to by players as the "Wentos trick".

In the credits, there are two photos of Chip playing with Wentos' Chao puppet.

Shop - Traveling Salesman Wentos

Name Image Type Description Price (Rings)
Aurora Oil Edible item A vivid green oil that turns rainbow-colored in the light. A local specialty. 30, 60, or 120
Baobab Fruit Edible item Fruit of the baobab. The seeds yield oil, but the taste? Meh. 5, 20, or 40
Boelk Cream Edible item Preserved food made from boelk milk. The key to a long life! 30, 60, or 120
Chao Chugger Edible item A drink that reboots your battered body in one gulp. 20, 50, or 100
Chili Dog Chili Dog.png Edible item Sonic's favorite, a jumbo frank slathered with spicy chili. 20, 50, or 100
Chirp Peas Edible item Beans culled from the desert and, like paaf, a staple here. 30, 60, or 120
Chocolate Edible item A confection that melts in your mouth. Chip's a big fan. 20, 50, or 100
Cookie Edible item Cream filling between two crunchy biscuits. Addictive! 10, 20, or 40
Dureek Edible item The King of Fruits, which tastes, uhm...try it and see. 50, 100, or 200
Empire Coffee Edible item Pricey coffee, ground fresh. A connoisseur's delight. 5, 20, or 40
Fried Chicken Edible item Juicy chicken fried to a nice, golden crisp. 20, 50, or 100
Fried Suncake Edible item A tasty, sun shaped treat made from a range of ingredients. 20, 40, or 80
Hero Sandwich Edible item A jumbo sandwich stacked with tons of toppings. Open wide! 30, 90, or 180
Pizza Edible item A thin-crust, brick-oven pie, piping hot and topped to order. 20, 50, or 100
Power Vitamin Edible item A quick nutritional boost, but you still need proper meals. 30, 60, or 120
Sandwich Edible item A sliced cucumber sandwich. Delightfully crunchy. 30, 60, or 120
Sandwich? Edible item A sliced cucumber sandwich, but something seems... off. 30, 60, or 120
Hammock Souvenir A rope hammock. 60, 130, or 260
Lace Tablecloth Souvenir A hand-embroidered table cover. 100, 200, or 400
Lantern Souvenir A hanging lantern lit by the faint glow of candlelight. 60, 120, or 240
Magazine Souvenir The hottest mag on the stand. Read up on all of Empire City's latest. 70, 150, or 300
Shamaran Sand Souvenir The bottled sands of Shamar. Rip-off? Nonsense. 70, 140, or 280
Spagonian Glass Souvenir Crystal ware whose resonant "clink" punctuates any toast. 70, 140, or 240
Talismanic Mask Souvenir Local craftwork said to ward off evil. 50, 130, or 260
Whale Ornament Souvenir A miniature whale whittled from solid stone. 60, 120, or 240
Art Book 55 Art Book 50, 100, or 200
Art Book 56 Art Book 50, 100, or 200
Art Book 57 Art Book 50, 100, or 200
Record 58 Record 50, 100, or 200

In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog (archie comics)

Wentos makes a cameo appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog #268.


Characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog game series
Recurring characters
Heroes Sonic (Super, Starfall, Hyper, Darkspine, the Werehog, Excalibur) | Tails (Super) | Knuckles (Super, Hyper) | Amy (Super, Hyper) | Mighty (Super) | Ray (Super) | Espio | Charmy | Vector | Cream | Big | Blaze (Burning) | Silver (Super) | Sticks
Anti-heroes/Neutrals Shadow (Hero, Dark, Super) | Rouge | E-102 Gamma | E-123 Omega | Jet | Wave | Storm
Villains Dr. Eggman | Metal Sonic (Rocket, Neo, 3.0) | Mecha Sonic (8-bit, Mk. II, Mk. III, Super) | Fang | Tails Doll | Metal Knuckles | Chaos (Perfect) | E-Series | ZERO | Biolizard (Finalhazard) | Black Doom (Devil Doom) | Eggman Nega | Orbot | Cubot | Deadly Six (Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor)
Teams Sonic/Heroes | Rose | Dark | Chaotix | Babylon
Other Animals (Flicky) | Froggy | Chao (Hero, Dark) | Tikal | Pachacamac | Omochao | Chaclon | Gerald & Maria Robotnik | President | King Boom Boo | Cheese | Chocola | Vanilla | G.U.N. Commander | Wisps | Mother Wisp
One-off characters
Heroes Emerl | Marine | Lumina Flowlight | Chip | Shahra | Knights of the Round Table | Caliburn | Yacker | Avatar | Barry | Trip (Super)
Anti-heroes/Neutrals Bean | Bark | Shade | Merlina | Sage
Villains Witchcart | Hocke-Wulf | Bearenger | Carrotia | Battle Kukku Army (15th, 16th, Dr. Fukurokov) | E-101 Beta | Void | Chaos Gamma | Gemerl | Shugo-hei | Iblis | Mephiles | Solaris | Erazor Djinn | Captain Whisker | Johnny | Master Core: ABIS | Ix (Super) | Dark Gaia | King Arthur | Hard Boiled Heavies | Infinite | The End | Mirage Express
Teams Vector | Eggman
Other Birdie | Illumina | Secretary | Elise | Duke of Soleanna | Sonic Man | Coconut Crew | Vikings | Professor Pickle | Wentos | Don Fachio | Dodon Pa | Koco | Ancients | Conductor | Conductor's wife | Ariem | Heavy | Bomb | Tiara Boobowski | Honey