In Sonic Runners, the Dark Types were introduced with the inclusion of Rouge the Bat, and could be unlocked by spending Rings and Red Star Rings. In this game, members of this type receive a 50% score bonus in gameplay while variants receive a 75% distance bonus.
Sonic Runners Adventure
In Sonic Runners Adventure, Dark Types are again optional characters, which can be unlocked in exchange for Rings. Dark Type characters in this game can turn enemies into Golden enemies, which count as two normal enemies, for a limited time after collecting 300 Rings.
List of Dark Type characters
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Rouge the Bat
- E-123 Omega (Sonic Runners Adventure only)
- Halloween Shadow
- Halloween Rouge
- E-123 Omega is the only member of Team Dark not to be classified as a Dark Type in the original Sonic Runners, being classified as a Mech Type instead. However, this was changed in Sonic Runners Adventure as he is classified as a Dark Type in that game.
- The Dark Type characters receiving Halloween costumes may be a reference to the antihero qualities Team Dark is renowned for.