Attack with a lightning whip. — Basic attack description, Sonic Forces manual
The Lightning Wispon is an object that appears in Sonic Forces. It is a Wispon that is themed after the Ivory Wisp. The Lightning Wispon can be used by Avatar, allowing the character to expel an electric whip to destroy Badniks, as well as gifting them the ability to travel airborne through a current of rings.
Modeled after the Ivory Wisp, the Lightning Wispon is an ivory and gold-colored Wispon shaped as a lightning bolt. It has a black barrel that attaches the lightning bolt-shaped piece to a white handle that allows the wielder to hold it in a comfortable grip. It also has a hole on the bottom of the lightning bolt-shaped piece that resembles the eye of the Ivory Wisp.
Features and abilities
As its name implies, the Lightning Wispon can use the power of the Ivory Wisp and essentially allow the Avatar to use the power of the Ivory LightningColor Power without transforming into the Color Power. The Lightning Wispon can conjure an electrical whip that provides as an offensive attack that the Avatar can use.
In gameplay, the Lightning Wispon can easily destroy Badniks with ease by using an electrical whip, and makes the Avatar invincible when attacking. Its special attack also allows the user to use its electric weapon to magnetize towards enemies and rings and allows them to travel through a current of a series of enemies or rings. The Lightning Wispon is the only Wispon that is affected by the stages' transitions between the 2.5D and 3D perspectives: in the 2.5D sections, the electric whip is swung up and down, and in 3D sections, the whip is swung from side to side.
By advancing through the game, the player can unlock different variants of the Lightning Wispon. These variants all have the same basic functions, but offer additional skills to the player when equipped: