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Dark Shadow, Shadow the Hedgehog
Dark Shadow
Shadow using Chaos Blast while in his Dark Shadow state.
First appearance

Shadow the Hedgehog
(Only appearance)

Transformation overview

Shadow the Hedgehog

Cause of 

When Shadow's mind is fueled by thoughts of evil.

Voice actor(s)
Voice actor(s)

Jason Griffith

Voice actor(s)

Kouji Yusa

Physical description

White, Black, Crimson with a red hue




Red with red glow

  • Light weight, hyper friction resistant white, black, red and yellow jet shoes
  • White gloves with Inhibitor Rings
Skills, powers and abilities
Enhanced powers
and skills
Moves and techniques

Dark Shadow is a transformed state of Shadow the Hedgehog in the game Shadow the Hedgehog. It is achieved when Shadow's mind is fueled by thoughts of evil, and once obtained, this form grants him full control over negative chaos energy.


While in this form, Shadow becomes invincible and can use Chaos Blast for a limited amount of time as well as use any weapon without draining its ammo/durability. In most cases, Dark Shadow can be obtained through committing dark actions and filling Shadow's Dark Gauge. The only other instance this form can be obtained is when fighting the Egg Dealer and causing Shadow Fever icons to appear on all three slots. This form can also be used in Shadow's Super State, which is Super Shadow.

Dark Shadow appears in the intro when he is being pelted with bullets by four G.U.N. soldiers in vain.  He emerges from the fog and debris and uses the Chaos Blast to blow them all away.

It should be noted that Dark Shadow is a different ability compared to Chaos Boost; however, the two bestow Shadow with similar abilities, suggesting the two may be related.


  • Both Dark Shadow and Chaos Boost can only be used by Shadow.
  • In a hidden CG clip of the game, Shadow is seen approaching the camera as a silhouette from the thick cloud of fog. As his stripes start to glow red, an explosion occurs behind him and rushes at him.
  • When facing the Egg Dealer and initiating Shadow Fever, Dr. Eggman will announce his discontent at the slots landing on Shadow Fever, shouting, "N-no! Not Shadow Fever!"


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