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Hyper Sonic
Hyper sonic
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
(Only appearance)

Transformation overview
Base character

Sonic the Hedgehog

Cause of 

The seven Super Emeralds

Real-world designer(s)

Sonic Team

Physical description

Multicolored (Flashing in red, blue, green, yellow, white and violet)




Green (Black, as seen during Sonic 3 & Knuckles ending)

  • Light weight, hyper-friction resistant red sneakers with a white strap
  • White gloves
  • White socks
Skills, powers and abilities
Enhanced powers
and skills
  • Enhanced acrobatic skills and reflexes
  • Enhanced strength
  • Enhanced speed
  • Invincibility
  • Enhanced jumping abilities
  • Breathing under water
  • Flight
Moves and techniques

Hyper Sonic (ハイパーソニック Haipā Sonikku?) is a hyper transformation of Sonic the Hedgehog that is obtained by collecting all seven Super Emeralds, which are more powerful versions of the Chaos Emeralds that have been enhanced with energy from the Master Emerald. To trigger the transformation, Sonic must collect at least fifty rings and perform the Insta-shield. To this date, Hyper Sonic is recgonized as the most powerful form of Sonic ever.



Hyper Sonic powering up. (click to view animation)

Thus so far, Hyper Sonic's only appearance has been Sonic 3 & Knuckles. In the game, Hyper Sonic looks very similar to Super Sonic, sharing the same body proportions and upturned head spikes. However, Hyper Sonic flashes in all seven colors of the Chaos/Super Emeralds and has large flashing sparks (similar to the invincibility item) floating around him. Also, when moving, he leaves several after-images.


Hyper Sonic has all the benefits of Super Sonic, such as invincibility to all attacks, improved speed and strength, and greater jumping abilities. Since Hyper Sonic is generally an upgraded version of Super Sonic, it can be assumed that all of Hyper Sonic's physical abilities surpass that of Super Sonic, meaning he possesses greater strength and speed. Hyper Sonic also has some new and improved abilities from Super Sonic, such as the ability to breathe underwater, further increased speed, is fully invincible towards any attack or environment, and an unnamed mid-air dash attack that can be performed in all directions, which destroys all enemies in the direct vicinity, excluding bosses, which is referred to by some fans as "Sonic Boom" or "Hyper Flash". This is Sonic's most powerful form to date.

As with all Chaos Emerald/Super Emerald-caused transformations, once Hyper Sonic runs out of rings, his transformation will end.


  • Hyper Sonic's name comes from the term hypersonic, which is a speed above supersonic (which is defined as any speed Mach 5 or greater than it).
  • By using Debug Mode you can become Hyper Sonic, Hyper Knuckles, and Super Tails without any Super Emeralds if you set special monitor with S on it and break it in normal zone of the game, which gives an automatic transformation and fifty rings to the player's hand without any Super Emeralds.
  • Hyper Sonic's double jump ability can somehow force him to enter a Bonus Stage without jumping into the ring of stars.
  • In Launch Base Zone Act 2, if Sonic transforms into either Super or Hyper Sonic underwater, then he will have a color scheme similar to that of Shadow the Hedgehog for one of the frames of his transformation.
  • Like Tails and Knuckles, if you turn into Hyper Sonic with a S Box in Debug Mode when the level ends, and quickly turn back into a box, then the post and the word Sonic in "Sonic has completed the level" turns into Hyper Sonic's colours



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