|This transformation exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
- For Knuckles the Echidna's transformation caused by the Super Emeralds, see Hyper Knuckles. For Knuckles the Echidna's transformation caused by the Chaos Emeralds in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, see Super Knuckles.
Battle with Super Sonic
Knuckles first achieved his this transformation when a confrontation with Sonic the Hedgehog pulled them both into another zone from that of Mobius Prime. Having collected seven Chaos Emeralds and fifty Power Rings each, both fighters super transformed into their super forms. After a brief battle, the two collided with each other with such force that the fabric of reality in the Zone they fought was torn apart, causing the entire dimension to explode. Both Hyper Knuckles and Super Sonic were expelled from the Zone and powered down, though Knuckles got a backup Chaos Emerald for Angel Island out of the struggle.
Melee with Mogul
Some time later, Knuckles would become Hyper Knuckles in a battle with Master Mogul alongside Super Sonic and Turbo Tails, using Mogul's Chaos Emeralds and Power Rings provided by the Ancient Walkers to power up. In the resulting battle, Mogul became imprisoned in the recently created Master Emerald.
Super Knuckles' Battle With Hunter
A year later, after losing his Chaos powers due to returning from the afterlife, Knuckles would use the Master Emerald to take this form again without the aid of Chaos Emeralds, this time calling it "Super Knuckles", as he did battle with the villainous Hunter, eventually throwing him off Angel Island and killing him.
Powers and abilities
While in his super form, Knuckles' innate talents are multiplied many times over. His already impressive strength is increased a thousandfold, and his speed and reflexes been increased to the point where he can keep up with even Super Sonic's movements. In addition, he has also gained the power of flight, allowing him to fly through midair, and is invulnerable to virtually any harm, making him nearly invincible.
As Hyper Knuckles, Knuckles' natural bond with the Chaos Force is also more open to him in this state, granting him abilities he would not otherwise be able to utilize, such as channeling enormous surges of Chaos energy.
- In Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles) Super Knuckles was achieved by collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds and Hyper Knuckles was achieved by collecting the seven Super Emeralds.
- Super Sonic mentioned the form of Hyper Knuckles during his battle with Enerjak, asking his brainwashed friend if he was "afraid of being pink." It may have something to do with pink being considered a girl color.