Rouge the Bat

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Rouge the Bat
Rouge Rio2016.png
Species Bat
First appearance Sonic Adventure 2 (2001, Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (sticker cameo) (2008, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Team Sonic Racing (2019, Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018, Mario-related media)
Latest portrayal Karen Strassman (2010-present)

Rouge the Bat is an eighteen-year-old antropomorphic white bat - whose wings enable her to fly - and one of the main characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. She carries a lot of experience in treasure hunting, mainly focusing on the Master and Chaos Emeralds. Along with this, she also serves as a part-time government agent working with the Guardian Units of Nations (or G.U.N.), often partnered with Shadow the Hedgehog and E-123 Omega; however, she is an occasional ally to Sonic the Hedgehog, and shows romantic interest in Knuckles the Echidna. She first debuted in Sonic Adventure 2 and has been showing up regularly in the series ever since.

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Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Rouge makes a minor cameo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Rouge's Sticker, which depicts her appearance profile picture, adds ten points to tail attacks and is usable by Yoshi, Pikachu, Diddy Kong, and Pokemon Trainer.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rouge appears as a Spirit.

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Rouge in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Rouge in the Figure Skating event

Rouge makes an appearance as a boss in the Festival mode of the Figure Skating event in the Wii version. In single player mode, Rouge appears after the player trains in Figure Skating and challenges them with a high score to beat. In Co-op Festival mode, Rouge appears right before the halfway point of the festival with the same challenge. It is said by Toad and Cream that her performance is amazing and without a single mistake. Rouge also appears as a Mii costume in the shop for 300 star points, increasing the player's Skill points greatly.

In the DS version, Rouge is first seen in the area past the mechanical gate that Tails is required to fix in Frostown. When approached, Rouge is in deep thought as to the whereabouts of Shadow, and does not seem concerned with the stolen Olympic memorabilia. Later on in Cubyrinth, Shadow mentions seeing a flying treasure hunter and accepts to join the team in case any troubles might arise with the hunter (who is really Rouge).

Mario and Sonic make a deal with Rouge to exchange Whitestones with her for Olympic memorabilia; each piece is worth three whitestones. Shadow the Hedgehog, or anyone else who the player chooses, faces off against her when Bowser and Dr. Eggman bribe her with a ton of Whitestones to defeat the player in Figure Skating, tricking her. She accepts, unaware that it's a trick, but when defeated, she aids the player and helps free Blizza. While this is happening, Eggman and Bowser capture Frosty, but Rouge quickly pursues them. When talked to afterward in Frostown, Cubyrinth, or Sparkleton if the player is at that point already, Rouge apologizes for letting her greed get the better of her and mentions how Bowser and Eggman gave her the slip.

From then on, Rouge continues the Whitestones dealings and continues from town to town searching for memorabilia. She's later seen in the credits of the Adventure Tours after Bowser and Dr. Eggman are defeated again in a picture with the other villains: Bowser, Dr. Eggman, Bowser Jr., Metal Sonic, Eggman Nega, King Boo, Boo, Dry Bones, Big Bullet Bill, Omega and Jet the Hawk. Dry Bowser is the only villain absent from the picture.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

In the Wii version, Rouge is a non-playable character. She is one of various characters that the players can speak to in the London Party Mode and appears as a rival in the 110m Hurdles event. If the player defeats her they can receive a sticker.

In the 3DS version, Princess Peach challenges Rouge in the 100m Backstroke event. After defeating Rouge, she reveals the the fog hypnotized her and agrees to help Peach, Daisy, Amy, Blaze, Blue Toad, Purple Toad, and Yellow Toad. Once they find the fog machine, Blaze destroys the machine and Toad, Mario, and Luigi find the girls to check if they're okay.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Rouge appears as a boss in the Legends Showdown mode of Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As all of the playable characters are about to claim the Legend Trophy, she ambushes them along with Eggman Nega and Dry Bowser. The player must then face all three of them in the Winter Sports Champion Race event.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Rouge appears yet again in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games‎, this time as a playable "guest" character. In the 3DS version she's exclusive to Golf, while in the Wii U version she's exclusive to Beach Volleyball.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[edit]

Rouge returns as a guest character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, this time exclusive to the Sport Climbing event. During this event, she wears her outfit from the Sonic Riders series.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
Rouge Sticker.png Sonic Adventure 2: Battle [Tail] - Attack +10
Usable by: Yoshi, Pikachu, Diddy Kong, Pokemon Trainer

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image Description
Rouge RougeTheBatTrophy3DS.png American English: A treasure hunter with an eye for gems. Though bats are usually very mysterious, Rouge has no problem expressing her strong drive to get what she wants. She's foxy and clever, and even the infamous Dr. Eggman has been fooled by her on occasion.

British English: A treasure hunter with an eye for precious gems. She wants to get every jewel and treasure in the world, and she'll never give up once she's got a target in her sights. She's smart and tactical, and can even manipulate Dr. Eggman. Definitely someone you want batting on your side!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Rouge the Bat SSBU Rouge the Bat Spirit.png Sonic the Hedgehog Series Support (1) Advanced Air Attack ↑ World of Light (Final Battle); Spirit Board Fox
  • The enemy's kicks and knee strikes have increased power
  • The enemy's melee blows will heal them when they hit
  • The enemy has increased jump power
Fourside Sonic Heroes

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