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The Egg Gun[1] is a recurring object in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are handguns used primarily by the Egg Pawn family of the Eggman Empire.


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Egg Pawns firing Egg Guns.

The Egg Guns are medium-large handguns with a thick frame, a grip on the bottom and a thin barrel with grey rings. Behind their barrel, they have a drum magazine on the bottom and a tall fin on top. Originally, the Egg Guns were colored entirely orange except for their grey drum magazine. In later iterations, they were given yellow drum magazines, followed by a yellow top fin and cyan lights. Instead of bullets, the Egg Guns fire rapid laser beams.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

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Solid Pawns with Egg Guns in Sonic Heroes.

The Egg Guns first appeared in Sonic Heroes as one of the standard weapons wielded by several Egg Pawns and Solid Pawns. In this game, they are colored in a darker shade of orange. They are capable of rapid fire for several seconds which can damage the player from afar. Typically, the Egg Pawns angle their shots downward and fire in a sweeping motion.

Shadow the Hedgehog


Shadow wielding an Egg Gun.

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Egg Gun was redesigned with a yellow magazine and a cyan fin light. In this game, it is a gun-type weapon usable to both enemies and the player. In gameplay, they are only found in certain Stages, like in Cryptic Castle, where they can be wielded by Egg Pawns who will use them against the player.

Egg Guns can be dropped by defeated Egg Pawns that wield them or released from containers. Touching them will make Shadow pick them up automatically and pressing PSSquareButton/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO/XboxX (whether on the ground or in mid-air) fires them. As a gun, the Egg Gun can shoot enemies from a distance (targets within range will be automatically targeted) at a rapid rate, but its shots are weak. An Egg Gun has a total of twenty shots and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Egg Gun.

Sonic Colors

In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, the Egg Gun is a weapon used by certain Egg Pawns against the player. During the Acts, they are used to fire rapid shots at the player from afar, like from the background.

Sonic Generations

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The Egg Pawn shooting lasers from its Egg Gun.

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Egg Gun is a weapon used exclusively by the Egg Pawns in both Acts of Seaside Hill. Like in Sonic Heroes, it is capable of firing rapid shots at the player.


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761551959.
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