The Ivory Lightning (アイボリー・ライトニング Aiborī raitoningu?) is a transformation for potentially multiple users which appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is the Color Power gained by absorbing an Ivory Wisp and its Hyper-go-on, which turns the user into a lightning bolt.


When using the Ivory Lightning, the user transforms into a living, straw-colored lightning bolt. In Sonic's case, his entire body turns into a large version of his own with nearly no facial features except for his eyes, which have lost their pupils and have turned pale yellow, and ears. His quills have also merged together into a zig-zagging figure resembling a lightning bolt.

Powers and abilities

As the Ivory Lightning, the user gains the same properties as that of a real lightning bolt. Associated with this form, the player can move at lightning-fast speeds and with acrobatic movements as living electricity, with enough force to electrocute and easily penetrate robot armor. The user also obtains electrokinetic abilities in this form, allowing the user to manipulate electricity. The user can either form treads of electricity that they can use to either electrocute enemies or connect themselves to targets as tethers.

The Ivory Lightning's main weakness is that it can only be used for a few seconds and requires more Hyper-go-on from Ivory Wisps to be maintained.


The Ivory Lightning is first used in Frozen Factory Zone 1. In gameplay, the player can only use the Ivory Lightning while in possession of an Ivory Wisp. Transforming into the Ivory Lightning will cause the Wisp Gauge to start depleting and once it runs out, the user will revert back to normal. To extend its duration, the player has to collect more Ivory Wisps.

When transformed into the Ivory Lightning, the player both jump and double jump, and any enemy the user touches is instantly destroyed. The player can also pull themselves into a target marked with a reticle with a tread of electricity by pressing Snnwiidsxbuttondisco/Snnwiidsybuttondisco during a jump, much like the Homing Attack. When this attack connects, the Ivory Lightning lets out an electrical surge that destroys all nearby enemies as well. The Ivory Lightning can also connect and hang onto midair coils by targeting them like when targeting an enemy. While hanging onto the coil, the player will swing around it until the player releases for an enhanced launch.

As an additional effect, the Ivory Lightning can also attract nearby Rings and Super Rings, similar to the Thunder Shield.


Name Artist Length Music Track
"Color Power - Ivory Lightning " Tomoya Ohtani 0:29
Color Power - Ivory Lightning


  • In terms of design, the Ivory Lightning Color Power has a similar design to the Cyan Laser Color Power.
  • In this form, Sonic's ability to attract Rings and Double Jump is very similar to the effects that the Lightning Shield grants the players in some games.



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