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First seen: Sonic Adventure (1998)
Species: Echidna (Knuckles Clan)
Gender: Male
Age: Died at 52, ~3,000 years ago
Height: 112 cm (3'9")
Weight: 106 pounds

Pachacamac (mistakenly spelled Pochacamac in Sonic the Comic) was the ancient Chieftain of the Knuckles Clan, and father of Tikal. The old echidna is shown with a furry muzzle (unlike other echidnas, possibly due to his advanced age) and he exhibits a constant squint; although this quirk was absent from his portrayals in alternate media. Three thousand years ago, Pachacamac orchestrated the attack on the Emerald Shrine which enraged Chaos Zero, and he was killed in the ensuing carnage.[1][2]


Sonic Adventure

The chief's daughter loved her grandmother so much. The country was a lot smaller back when Grandma was alive. But the Chief wanted to expand his kingdom. After Grandma's death, he made his move... He did well. He quickly took over the surrounding areas. But his daughter didn't like what he'd done...
Our chief is Pachacamac. He's fearless. Brave. Bold. With him we can never lose. We owe everything to Pachacamac.

Being long-dead, Pachacamac has only ever been seen in flashbacks such as during Sonic Adventure thanks to Tikal (in her discorporate form as a glowing ball).

Inheriting the leadership of the Knuckles Clan after his mother's death, Pachacamac proved himself a greedy warmonger, in stark contrast to the pacifistic tendencies of both his daughter and mother. Tikal did try to talk her father out of his belligerent ways, but ultimately failed, leaving Pachacamac to turn his eyes on the Emerald Shrine - considering the stones as key to the clan's continued survival and victories. With their power he believes he can expand the growth of the clan. Ignoring his daughter's pleas, Pachacamac's warriors attacked the Shrine, hurting the Chao and enraging Chaos Zero, who transformed into Perfect Chaos. The Knuckles Clan's civilization was destroyed in one fell swoop; Pachacamac and his warriors killed. Chaos was prevented from drowning the entire world only by the intercession of the Master Emerald, responding to Tikal's pleas to prevent further carnage.

Non-canon game appearances

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

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As Sonic Chronicles later reveals, Pachacamac's wars brought him into conflict with the Nocturnus Clan, a separate nation of echidnas ruled by Imperator Ix. Just before the last boss, Imperator Ix briefly recalls the face of his ancient foe.

In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)

Sonic the Comic

Sonic X

Sonic the Hedgehog (film series)

In the first Sonic the Hedgehog film, Pachacamac is seen among the echidnas who launched an attack on a young Sonic's home in order to seize his power for themselves[3]. He is seen shooting an arrow at Sonic's guardian, Longclaw, bringing her down and forcing her to send Sonic to Earth alone.



  1. Sonic Adventure
  2. Sonic Japanese twitter account (Wayback Machine: 2022-05-07 00:01)
  3. @tyson_hesse on Twitter (Wayback Machine: 2020-04-04 09:22)

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