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This article deals with the location. For the game, see Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island.
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Flicky Island, as seen in Sonic 3D.
The eponymous Flickies of Flicky Island.

Flicky IslandMedia:Sonic3D MD US manual.pdf[1]Media:Sonic3D Sat US manual.pdf[2] (フリッキーアイランドMedia:Sonic3D Sat JP manual.pdf[3]), also referred to as Flickies' Island, is the setting for Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island.

Overview

The island is presumably not too far removed from South Island, as Sonic occasionally stops by on his travels to check up on his friends, the Flickies: brightly coloured birds which have been seen all over Sonic's world since the very first game.

However, the Flickies found on this island are special. The birds are native to another dimension, and travel to and from between the worlds by means of Giant Rings. While such metaphysical chicanery doesn't faze Sonic, the megalomaniacal Dr. Eggman becomes very interested in the Flickies' powers after learning about the island. Eggman resolves to roboticize the interdimensional creatures, and harness their strange abilities to further his search for the Chaos Emeralds - thereby setting in motion the events of Sonic 3D.

Flicky Island can be seen in the world map for Sonic Origins, representing the Museum.

Regions

Map of Flicky Island.

As with South Island, Flicky Island manages to pack an impressive array of facilities and climates inside its coastline. The only game which has visited Flicky Island is Sonic 3D, and all its levels are sited there:

S3d shield monitor.png Green Grove Zone
A Green-Hill-esque tropical paradise with checkered soil.
Rustyruin.png Rusty Ruin Zone
The once-submerged remnants of an ancient culture, dredged up from the sea bed when the island was created.
SpringStadium.png Spring Stadium Zone
A bouncy arena filled with balloons and spikes.
DiamontDust.png Diamond Dust Zone
The frigid slopes of Flickies' Island's mountain range.
VolcanoValley.png Volcano Valley Zone
An active volcano.
GeneGadget.png Gene Gadget Zone
Eggman's genetic research laboratory.
PanicPuppet.png Panic Puppet Zone
A fortified manufactory and the centre of Eggman's base.
Finalfight md.png The Final Fight
The steel foundations beneath Panic Puppet.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

In the Fleetway Sonic the Comic series, Dr. Robotnik was ousted from power as the dictator of Mobius in Issue #100. The Doctor fled to Flicky Island (referred to in this media as Flickies' Island), where he constructed a secret laboratory and developed a new line of deadlier Badniks, intending to regain control of the planet.

It was later revealed that Flickies' Island (specifically Rusty Ruin Zone) had once been inhabited by the Drakon Empire - also responsible for the Giant Rings present on the island. After making a deal with the interdimensional Drakon, Robotnik ran his operations from Flickies' Island and attacked Mobius repeatedly with his new model Badniks. His base was destroyed in Issue #132.

Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)

In the Sonic Blast special from Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, and a little closer to the storyline of Sonic 3D, Sonic responded to a distress call from Flickies' Island, arriving to find that Robotnik had captured the island, roboticized the Flickies, and was in the midst of a search for the Chaos Emeralds. Sonic soon found out that the robot Flickies were vulnerable to seawater, and reverted to their flesh and blood forms on contact. Sonic raced through the Zones and defeated Robotnik, who fled.

Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comics)

Witchcart's base in Panic Puppet Zone on Flicky Island.

Flicky Island served as the setting for the IDW Publishing one-shot Sonic the Hedgehog: Tails' 30th Anniversary Special. Witchcart, Hocke-Wulf, Bearenger, and Carrotia traveled to Flicky Island to capture Flickies. While there, a fortress was built in Witchcart's image within the abandoned Panic Puppet Zone. Sonic and Tails had returned to Flicky Island for a vacation, only to find that it had been taken over by Witchcart and her minions, who had laid rail tracks everywhere and had crystallised the flora and fauna. Working with the Flickies, Tails defeated Witchcart, rescued Sonic, and restored peace back to Flicky Island.

References


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Locations in the Sonic the Hedgehog game series
Islands   Christmas Island | South Island | West Side Island | Angel Island | Newtrogic High Zone | Cocoa Island | Flicky Island | Prison Island | Onyx Island | Southern Island | Starfall Islands | Northstar Islands
Landmarks / Buildings   Never Lake | Mt. Mobius | Emerald Shrine | Super Labyrinth | Tails' Workshop | Babylon Garden | Gaia Gate
Regions / Nations   Eggman Empire | Station Square | Mystic Ruins | United Federation | Central City | Soleanna | Monopole | City | Mystic Jungle
Vessels   Death Egg | Death Egg II | Egg Carrier | Space Colony ARK | Eggman Fleet
Planets / Planetoids   Mobius | Little Planet | Black Comet | Interstellar Amusement Park | Lost Hex
Dimensions   Special Stage | Maginaryworld | Sol Dimension | Arabian Nights | Twilight Cage | World of Camelot | White Space | Dreamscape