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Sonic X episode #39
"Defective Detectives"
Written by:
Directed by: Makoto Moriwaki
Production no.: 039
Original airdate:
Country: Japan
This article is about the Sonic X episode. For Vector, Charmy, and Espio's moderately unsuccessful business, see Team Chaotix.

Defective Detectives, known as Chaotix Tantei Jimusho" (カオティクス探偵事務所) in Japan, is the 39th episode of Sonic X. It is the first episode to take place after the Sonic Adventure 2 arc.


After the threat of the ARK is dealt with, the effect of the huge Chaos Control unleashed by Sonic and Shadow, has transported in masses even more creatures and villages from Sonic's world to Chris' world. Many current residents of the latter express concern for this development, wondering how the two different populations will manage to get along.

The Chaotix Detective Agency, however, are among the new arrivals, and they hit the ground running. Charmy aids his coworkers in getting oriented when he retrieves a newspaper--and in the Japanese and French versions, a DVD of Sonic X--describing the recent events. The Chaotix, apparently, have been searching for Sonic; Vanilla the Rabbit has hired them to find her daughter, and they suspect Sonic of kidnapping her. (Their speech seems to indicate that they consider Sonic a troublemaker in his own world, but no details are given.)

Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman launches a rocket to repair the moon--though the repaired half resembles the Death Egg more than anything natural. When Sonic confronts him, Eggman offers a sentiment similar to that voiced by others: that if people from their world continue to come to this world in masses, a friction could be created is according to Eggman, Sonic is aware that it could happen, but he does not want to think about it (also stating that such a thing might not happen) because both he and the others are proof that between the two populations coexistence is not impossible.

The Chaotix locate Cream in Chris' house, and attempt first stealth, then a frontal attack, to get her out. When Sonic returns with Vanilla herself, she and Cream are joyfully reunited. With that misunderstanding cleared up, the episode ends happily.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
Portuguese Detectives Com Defeito Defective Detectives

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  • Vector does an impression of Jimmy Kudo (aka Conan Edogawa) from Case Closed in this episode.
  • This marks the first speaking role for Vanilla.
  • This episode aired two days before the release of Sonic Heroes in Japan.

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