Unfair Ball

From Sonic Retro

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Sonic X episode #10
"Unfair Ball"
Written by:
Directed by: Masafumi Sato
Production no.: 010
Original airdate:
Country: Japan
The Last Resort | Fly Spy

Unfair Ball, known as Gekitou! Sonic Yakyuu Gun (激闘! ソニック野球軍) in Japan, is the tenth episode in the first season of Sonic X.

Episode summary

Tails is flying the X Tornado when he notices the Chaos Emerald power supply is resonating. He pinpoints the cause to be something in a baseball stadium, so lands in a nearby car park and goes to investigate. He approaches the groundskeeper, Alfred Butler, who after getting over the initial shock of meeting a talking fox, tells him he has a blue Chaos Emerald which he found the previous night in the grass. When Alfred holds his Emerald next to Tails' Emerald, they both glow and emit a bright white beacon, which is detected by Dr. Eggman.

At the Thorndyke mansion, Ella is teaching the gang about cutlery etiquette, which Sonic considers a waste of time. Bokkun arrives with a video message from Eggman, who tells them there are two Chaos Emeralds at the stadium, and ownership of the Emeralds will be decided by a game of baseball.

Back at the stadium, Eggman takes the blue Emerald from Alfred and attempts to steal Tails' Emerald, but is stopped by Knuckles, who also followed the beacon. Sonic and the others arrive and Eggman unveils his robot baseball team, which have extendable limbs and are very good at baseball.

Scarlet Garcia, the reporter, also spotted the beacon and arrives to report on the baseball game. Her broadcast causes spectators to start filling the stadium seats.

After a while, Eggman's team is starting to lose, so he presses a switch and one of the robots' head detaches and clamps onto Sonic's head, which Eggman says will explode. Knuckles smashes the robot head before it detonates, and Eggman leaves with the Emerald he has.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
Portuguese Bola Injusta Unfair Ball

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Production credits


Sonic X Season 1, Episodes 1-26
Sonic X logo
Chaos Control Freaks | Sonic to the Rescue | Missile Wrist Rampage | Chaos Emerald Chaos | Cracking Knuckles | Techno Teacher | Party Hardly | Satellite Swindle | The Last Resort | Unfair Ball | Fly Spy | Beating Eggman, Part 1 | Beating Eggman, Part 2 | That's What Friends Are For | Skirmish in the Sky | Depths of Danger | The Adventures of Knuckles and Hawk | The Dam Scam | Sonic's Scream Test | Cruise Blues | Fast Friends | Little Chao Lost | Emerald Anniversary | How to Catch a Hedgehog | A Dastardly Deed | Countdown to Chaos