Appearances in other media
Empowering robots Ingathering emeralds
A shard of a Chaos Emerald or the Master Emerald.
Emerald Shards ( are objects in the エメラルドのかけら Emerarudo no kake-ra , lit. "Emerald Fragments") ? . They are fragments of either the Sonic the Hedgehog series Chaos Emeralds or the Master Emerald created when the gems have been forced into shattering. Bringing them back together will reform their gestalt Emerald.
The Emerald Shards floating in midair in
. Sonic Adventure
and its later iteration Sonic Adventure , Dr. Eggman shattered the Master Emerald to release Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Chaos, making Knuckles go on a search to find its Emerald Shards. In each of Knuckles' Action Stage, the player has find all the Emerald Shards within it to complete it. To locate the shards, the player has the Emerald Radar. Once Knuckles acquired all of the shards, he reassembled the Master Emerald on Angel Island.
Dreamcast version of the game, they are a very dark green and hard to see against some backgrounds, but in , they are much more radiant and easier to see. When touching an shard, it will float up over Knuckles and disappear in a burst of sparkles.
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Sonic Adventure 2
Knuckles finding one of the Master Emerald Shards.
and its later iteration Sonic Adventure 2 , Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Rouge and Knuckles were fighting over the Master Emerald. Dr. Eggman attempted to steal it, but Knuckles smashed it to prevent the theft, so he and Rouge began hunting down its Emerald Shards. In the majority of Knuckles and Rouge's Stages, the objective is to find all the Emerald Shards' present. Once again, the player has the Emerald Radar to pinpoint their locations. In the Treasure Hunt Races in the game's two-player mode, the Emeralds Shards are to be located by the players in a similar fashion.
The two treasure hunters eventually gathered all the shards, though after Knuckles saved Rouge's life, she returned her shards to Knuckles with reluctant gratitude, which let Knuckles reassemble the Master Emerald.
, Emerald Shards from both the Master Emerald and the Sonic Battle Chaos Emeralds appeared. Many of the Chaos Emeralds were crushed by Dr. Eggman into five Emerald Shards and used to operate the E-121 Phi model robots. Once a Phi is destroyed, they drop their Emerald Shard and either break down or retreat. When five Emerald Shards of the same color are united, a Chaos Emerald can be created. Tails is the one who first discovered how Emerald Shards work and characters often visit him to have their Chaos Emerald reassembled. Chaos Gamma is also seen with an Emerald Shard which he absorbs to injure Shadow.
When Sonic tried to use the
Master Emerald to neutralize the Chaos Emeralds inside of the out-of-control Emerl, Emerl smashed the Master Emerald into tiny pieces and the pieces were not seen for the remainder of the game, though it is highly likely they were recovered and reassembled. At the end of Emerl's story, Emerl exploded, smashing the Chaos Emeralds within him, turning them to Shards with Emerl's "soul" within them.
, the Emerald Shards appeared again as fragments of the Sonic Runners Master Emerald called Master Emerald Fragments. When Dr. Eggman tried stealing the Master Emerald, Knuckles smashed it into several fragments which dispersed far and wide to keep it safe. Both Team Sonic and Eggman thus began tracking down the fragments. While Team Sonic found some without trouble, they sometimes had to fight Eggman and Metal Sonic for them. Eggman initially had the upper hand thanks to an Emerald Detector, but Team Sonic took it from him and use it to find the remaining shards and reassembled the Master Emerald.
In other media
Emerald Shards in
. Sonic X
In the anime series
, the Emerald Shards make a few appearances. In this media, the only Emerald Shards shown are the fragments of the Sonic X Master Emerald.
The Emeralds Shards first appeared during the Chaos Saga, where Eggman shattered the Master Emerald to free
Chaos. As such, Knuckles went off on a search across the nearby areas on earth for the Emerald Shards to restore the Master Emerald. The Emerald Shards appeared again near the end of the Metarex Saga when the Master Emerald shattered after all its power was used to defeat Dark Oak.
Strangely, Tails claimed that he could reassemble the Emeralds if the Shards were of the same color. However, all the Chaos Emeralds in Sonic Battle were given the same green Chaos Emerald sprite.
Color Blocks | Chaos Emeralds ( Extreme Gear) | Crystals | Emeralds | Emerald Shards | Forcejewels | Fake Emerald | Gems ( Blue, Green, Purple, Rainbow, Red, Sky, Yellow) | Great Emeralds | Master Emerald | Phantom Ruby | Phantom Ruby prototype | Precioustone | Sol Emeralds | Super Emeralds | Time Stones
Sonic the Comic Black Emerald | Grey Emerald | Chaos Emeralds | Master Emerald | Soul Crystal | Ultragem
Sonic the Hedgehog Deep Power Stone | Energy Crystal | Power Rock | Time Stones
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Emeralds ( Immortality, Invincibility, Invisibility, Life, Ring)
Archie Comics Pre-SGW
Anarchy Beryls | Ancient Onyx | Chaos Emeralds ( Dark Mobius, In Another Time, In Another Place) | Freedom Emeralds | Guiding Star Gem | Master Emerald ( Dark Mobius) | Master Precioustone | Sol Emeralds | Super Emerald | Time Stone
Chaos Emeralds | Emerald Shards | Master Emerald | Sol Emeralds | Time Stones
Sonic Underground Chaos Emerald | Power Stone
Sonic X Chaos Emeralds | Master Emerald
Sonic Boom Chaos Crystals | Crystal Shards | Fregosi Sapphire | Lost Crystal of Power | Meroke Crystal | Tummel Crystal
IDW Publishing Chaos Emeralds | Master Emerald | Sol Emeralds
Main article | Gallery | Beta Elements | Staff | Glitches | Re-releases ( DX | 2010) Scripts ( Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big, Gamma, Super Sonic)
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | E-102 Gamma | Big | Eggman | Chaos ( Chaos 1, Chaos 2, Chaos 4, Chaos 6, Perfect Chaos) | Froggy | Tikal | Pachacamac | Grandma | Metal Sonic* | Cream* | Mr. Know-It-All | Unnamed Sonic robot* | Chao | Flickies | Animals ( Deer, Elephant, Gorilla, Kangaroo, Koala, Lion, Mole, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Rabbit, Seal, Sea Otter, Skunk, Swallow)
Beat | Bladed Spinner | Boa Boa | Buyoon | Cart Kiki | Cop Speeder | Egg Keeper | Electro Spinner | Gola | Ice Ball | Kiki | Leon | mechanical fish | Pirate | Rhinotank | Spiky Spinner | Sweeper
Beta ( Mark II) | Gamma | Delta | Epsilon | ZERO | Zeta
Adventure Fields Egg Carrier | Mystic Ruins | Station Square
Chao Gardens Station Square Garden | Mystic Ruins Garden | Egg Carrier Island
Angel Island | Black Market | Chao Stadium | Shrine of Knuckles's race | Tails' Lab
Emerald Coast | Windy Valley | Casinopolis | IceCap | Sky Chase | Twinkle Park | Speed Highway | Red Mountain | Sky Deck | Lost World | Hot Shelter | Sand Hill | Twinkle Circuit | Final Egg
Chaos 0 | Chaos 2 | Chaos 4 | Chaos 6 | E-101 Beta | E-101 Mark II | E-102 Gamma | E-103 Delta | E-104 Epsilon | E-105 Zeta | Egg Carrier | Egg Hornet | Egg Viper | Egg Walker | Knuckles the Echidna | Perfect Chaos | Sonic the Hedgehog | ZERO
Arm Punch | Bolt of lightning | Bomb Attack | Bomb Gun Attack | Charge | Climb | Dig | Double Punch | Earthquake Attack | Electric Arm | Energy Ball Attack | Flame Thrower Attack | Flight Mode | Glide | Guiding Missiles | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hover | Homing Attack | Instantaneous Liquefaction | Laser Beam Attack | Homing Missile Launch | Homing Tail Slice | Inhale Attack | Jump Attack | Laser Gun | Light Speed Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lure Attack | Marble Attack | Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack | Phantom Shadow Move | Pick | Propeller Flight | Punch | Punch Attack | Quarter Attack | Rapid Tails Attack | Scorpion Attack | Shockwave Attack ( Chaos 6) | Sonic Boom | Spin Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Hammer Attack | Spin Jump | Spinning Spike Attack | Spouting Attack | Squash Roll Attack | Swing Punch | Tails Attack
Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asō ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Kanna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
/ Original Soundtrack / Remix / Vocal Mini Album / 20th Anniversary Passion & Pride
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
777 Slots Pinball | Air Bubbles | Auto Running | Bumper | Bumper Car | Cannon | Capsule | Card & Pinball | Cart pass | Chao Egg | Chaos Emerald | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Chao Search* | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew loop | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Debug Mode | Doll | Drum Can | Egg Carrier | Egg Carrier 2 | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shard | Employee ID Card | Explosion Trap | Fan | Flipper | Fountain | Freeze | Goal Balloon | Hanging Bell | Hedgehog Hammer | Helicopter | Hint Box | Icicle | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Jump Panel (plate) | Jump Panel (ramp) | Key Stone ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Laser Field Block | Life gauge | Lit Panel | Mirror | Mission Mode | Monkey Detonation Switch | Mystic Ruins | Pinball Shooter | Power cube | Ring | Rocket | Sandboard | Satellite | Shrine of Knuckles's race | Shuttle loop | Sky Chase Dragon | Slot Machine | Snowboard | Sonic Token | Station Square | Station Square Police Department | Switch | Teleporter | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Transporter Machine | Trick Jump Panel | Wide Spring | Wind Path | Zip Line
. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Staff | Glitches | Re-releases ( Battle | 2012)
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy* | Shadow ( Super Shadow) | Rouge | Eggman | Big*^ | Tikal* | Chaos* | Chao ( Dark Chao/ Walker*, Hero Chao, Chao Walker*, Chaos Chao) | Metal Sonic* | Gerald | Maria | President | Secretary | Sigma-Alpha 2 | Animals ( Bat, Bear, Boar, Cheetah, Condor, Dragon, Gorilla, Half Fish, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Phoenix, Rabbit, Raccoon, Seal, Sea Otter, Sheep, Skeleton Dog, Skunk, Tiger, Unicorn)
G.U.N troops Blue Eagle | Bomb Beetle | Bomb Wing | Gold Beetle | Gun Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Hunter | Gun Wing | Hornet-3 | Hornet-6 | Hornet-9 | Laser Hawk | Laser Hornet | Laser Hunter | Mono Beetle | Phoenix | Rhino Cannon | Rhino Jet | Rhino Metal | Rhino Spike | Shield Hunter | Sky Hawk | Spark Beetle | Spring Beetle
Artificial Chaos ( Artificial Chaos P-1, Artificial Chaos P-100, Cell, Float Type, Guard Type) | Badniks ( Buzz Bomber, Chopper, E-1000, Gola, Unidus, Kiki) | Boo | Boom Boo | Egg Beetle
City Escape** | Wild Canyon** | Prison Lane | Metal Harbor** | Green Forest** | Pumpkin Hill** | Mission Street** | Aquatic Mine | Route 101 | Hidden Base** | Pyramid Cave | Death Chamber | Eternal Engine** | Meteor Herd** | Crazy Gadget | Final Rush** | Iron Gate** | Dry Lagoon** | Sand Ocean** | Radical Highway** | Egg Quarters** | Lost Colony** | Weapons Bed | Security Hall** | White Jungle** | Route 280 | Sky Rail** | Mad Space | Cosmic Wall** | Final Chase** | Cannon's Core | Green Hill
Downtown Race | Grind Race | Planet Quest | Pool Quest | Deck Race | Pyramid Race
Black Market | Central City | Chao Garden ( Dark, Hero, Neutral) | Chao Kindergarten | Chao Stadium | Prison Island | Station Square | Space Colony ARK | Moon
B-3x Hot Shot | Biolizard | Dr. Eggman | Egg Golem | F-6t Big Foot | Finalhazard | King Boom Boo | Knuckles | R-1/A Flying Dog | Rouge | Shadow | Sonic | Tails
Amy Flash* | Black Shield* | Black Wave* | Booming Missile* | Bounce Attack | Captive Light* | Chaos Bind* | Chaos Control | Chaos Impact* | Chaos Screw* | Chaos Spear | Chaos Strike* | Charm Ray* | Crazy Rush* | Crouch | Dark Finish* | Dark Omochao* | Dig | Drill Claw | Drill Drive | Fire Somersault | Glide | Grind Step | Grinding | Hammer Punch* | Heaven's Justice* | Hell Bomber* | Hip Drop* | Hover | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Kick/Kick Attack | Knuckle Spin* | Laser Missile* | Light Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lock-on | Lock-On Missile | Magic Hands | Omochao | Pick | Power Flash* | Power Laser* | Propeller Punch | Punch (Eggwalker) | Punch/Punch Attack | Rocket Launcher | Rumble Launcher* | Screw Kick | Somersault | Sonic Wind* | Speed Up* | Spin Jump | Spin Dash | Spiral Upper | Storming Heart* | Super Sonic Boost | Swim | Thunder Arrow* | Time Stop* | Volkan Cannon | Wrath of Gaia* | Zap Laser*
Level Up Items Air Necklace | Air Shoes | Ancient Light | Bazooka | Booster | Bounce Bracelet | Flame Ring | Hammer Gloves | Iron Boots | Jet Engine | Large Cannon | Laser Blaster | Light Speed Shoes | Magic Gloves | Mystic Melody | Pick Nails | Protective Armor | Shovel Claw | Sunglasses | Treasure Scope
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Connor Bringas ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles/ GUN Soldiers) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy Rose) David Humphrey ( | Shadow the Hedgehog) Lani Minella ( | Rouge/ Omochao) Deem Bristow ( | Doctor Eggman) Moriah Angeline ( | Maria Robotnik) Marc Biagi ( | Gerald/ GUN Soldiers) Steve Broadie ( | President) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
OST / Vocal Collection / Official / Sampler / 20th Anniversary /
Passion & Pride A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup | Believe In Myself | Deeper | Dive into the Mellow | E.G.G.M.A.N. | Escape from the City | Fly in the Freedom | For True Story | It Doesn't Matter | Kick the Rock! | Live and Learn | My Sweet Passion | Rhythm And Balance | Space Trip Steps | Supporting Me | The Supernatural | Throw It All Away | Unknown from M.E. | Vengeance is Mine
Angel Island | Ancient Ruin | Auto Running | Ball Switch ( Gravity Control Switch, Hourglass, Time Stop Switch) | Bomb | Bungie Vine | Chao Adventure^ | Chao Adventure 2^ | Chao Eggs | Chao in Space | Chao Key | Chao Machine | Chao Transporter^ | Chao World | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Drive | Container ( Cage) | Corkscrew loop | Cyclone | Dash Panel | Dreamcast | Dynamite | Eclipse Cannon | Eggman Bombom | Eggwalker | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shard | Fake Emerald | Gerald Robotnik's diary | Goal Ring | Green energy fluid | Grind Rail | GUN Military Truck | High-speed warp tube | Health Gauge | Hi-Speed Shoes | Hint Box | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Health, Invincibility, Magnetic Barrier, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Jump Plate | Kart Race | Key Stone ( Gate Key) | Laser Field Block | Meteorite | Missile | Outfit | Pipe | Project Shadow | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rank | Ring | Rocket | Safe | Shuttle loop | Snowboard | Spinning drum | Swing Bar | Teleporter | Totem Pole | Turtle | Warp Hole | Warp Wall | Weight | Wide Spring | Winding Tunnel
*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
**Stage is also playable in 2P mode ^ Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 only