The Black Wisp (ブラックウィスプ Burakku Wisupu?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a type of Wisp that grants the Black Bomb Color Power.


The Black Wisps have a red jagged mouth-like recess stretching across their heads. Stemming from the bottom of their heads, they have three round tentacles with a slight rounded point at the end of them. They also appear to have two round and puffed cheeks on the sides of their heads.

Game appearances

Sonic Lost World

In gameplay on the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, the Black Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups that enable the Black Bomb.

Unlike other Wisps, the Black Wisp are only available in Sonic Lost World by obtaining it from the Miiverse. It can also be rewarded to the player by completing the Nightmare Zone, which is available in Deadly Six (Bonus) Edition or the Yoshi's Island Zone DLC of Sonic Lost World.

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, the Black Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups. In gameplay, the Black Wisp power-ups allow the user to throw bombs that look identical to the Black Bomb. These bombs can be launched in an arc in front of the user to land further up the track or be dropped behind the user. The bombs themselves will explode explode when a rival racer comes within their explosion radius, which will incapacitate the victim. In addition, the bombs can also bounce off walls.

Powers and abilities

The Black Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation.

The Black Wisps are able to generate and store their own unique variant of a powerful energy known as Hyper-go-on inside their own bodies, which is their life source. It is unclear to what extent they can use their own Hyper-go-on.

The Black Wisps are able to pass on a fraction of their Hyper-go by phasing into the recipient. When organic beings or robots receive their Hyper-go-on, they can transform into the Black Bomb which can induce explosions.


Name Artist Length Music Track
"Color Power - Black Wisp" Tomoya Ohtani 0:36
Color Power - Black Wisp


  • The Black Wisps share some similarities with the Purple Wisps and Violet Wisps from Sonic Colors, as they all have dark-shaded colors and jagged mouths as opposed to eyes. Any connection between the Black Wisps and Nega-Wisps is unknown. 
  • Due to the shutdown of Miiverse and eventual possible discontinuation of WiFi support for the Wii U, there will likely be a point in time where this Wisp will no longer be available at all for people who own the regular game on Wii U.
    • It is still obtainable in the PC version; provided the player has not completed the missions rewarding them with one or has the Nightmare Zone DLC, which can be easily obtained upon completing it.


Concept artwork



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