Sonic the Hedgehog was just a character until this tiny hedgehog got into gaming.

Talitha Girnus, 24, a masters student in Innovation Management from Wiesbaden, Germany, cannot believe her hedgehog’s gaming skills and nor can her 195k followers.

Talitha handed her iphone over to Pokee- social media’s favourite hedgehog- only to discover she owns the real Sonic the Hedgehog.

She said: “He loves playing on my phone. She actually licks the screen though, because it smelt good and whenever something smells good, hedgehogs do a funny thing called ‘anointing’.