The Black Wisp is a creature that appears in the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World. 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 head. Stemming from the bottom of their head, 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 head.


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 exclusive NiGHTMARE DLC content, which is available in Deadly Six (Bonus) Edition or the Yoshi's Island Zone DLC of Sonic Lost World.

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-on to other beings by phasing into their body, which allows them to transform into the Black Bomb which can induce explosions.


  • 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. 


Concept artwork



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