Bark the Polarbear (Baku za Pōrābeā) is a yellow polar bear who appears in the games Sonic the Fighters and Fighters Megamix alongside Bean the Dynamite. He lacks speed and has a low IQ, but his incredible strength makes up for it. He has the comical ability of flattening an opponent's head in Sonic the Fighters. He specializes in throw moves.
He and Bean appear in issue #160 of the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comic, where they ambush Sonic on his birthday, but Bark finds himself outnumbered and surrenders to Fiona Fox. He also made a cameo appearance in issue #50. He also used to be part of a mercenary group which included Fiona and Bean and was led by Nic the Weasel. He have been recently featured as prominent characters in the comic.
Bark also makes an appearance in Shenmue as a collection toy.
Bark was also recently featured in Sonic Channel's character poll.
- His theme song is Fairy of A.I.F, which was remixed for Sonic Gems Collection.
- He has a similar quality to Shadow the Hedgehog, Jet the Hawk, Silver the Hedgehog, and Storm the Albatross, because they all have a triangular fur/feather patch on their chests.
- In Sonic Championship, Bark's name is spelled wrong being spelled "Bark The Polarbear".
- It's unknown if Bark, Bean, and Honey have voices in Fighters Megamix.