Sidekick Commands are Commands that Tricky learns and uses in Star Fox Adventures. In order to use one, Tricky first has to learn it and only then Fox McCloud can assign him the Commands. It is good to note that Tricky will not take Commands from Fox if he is hungry, i.e. his Tricky Energy meter is empty. Fox will have to feed him Blue GrubTub Fungi before he agrees to cooperate again.

The Five Commands

These Commands can be used to do many different tasks, such as attacking enemies, digging in round dirt patches, and turning on campfires. Tricky will usually tell Fox when to use them by a question mark atop his head. Only Flame and Find commands deplete the Tricky Energy meter. Like most other things in the C-Stick Inventory, all five commands can be assigned to the Y Button. The last command is optional but must be acquired by buying back Tricky's Ball from the ThornTail store. The Play Command will cause Fox to play a game of fetch with Tricky (overtime this does nothing but change his colour scheme).

Command Icon Location
Find Command
SFA Find
SnowHorn Wastes, after exploring the Hot Spring area and finding patch of dirt.
Stay Command
SFA Stay
SnowHorn Wastes, after exploring the Hot Spring area and finding the switch.
Heel Command
SFA Heel
SnowHorn Wastes, after defeating the SharpClaws near the lone SnowHorn, activated by cutscene.
Play Command
SFA Play
ThornTail Store, after buying Tricky's Ball back from the ShopKeeper.
Flame Command
SFA Flame
DarkIce Mines, after rescuing the SnowHorn from attacking SharpClaw, activated by cutscene.


  • Other characters on Dinosaur Planet seem to know about the usage of Sidekick Commands, for instance, Tricky only learns his Flame Command at the suggestion of the wounded SnowHorn. While Fox will give the same Command to his CloudRunner rescuer at LightFoot Village against his LightFoot attackers.
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