From Sonic Retro
Pocky (ポッキー) is one of the animal friends imprisoned by Dr. Eggman for use as 'organic batteries' for his badnik army.
In the early 1990s Pocky was named Johnny Lightfoot in North American and European media. According to Sega of America's Sonic the Hedgehog Bible, Johnny taught Sonic how to outrun every creature in the forest. Johnny Lightfoot was a core cast member in Sonic the Comic.