Medals are objects featured in the Sonic the Hedgehog series video games. They are decorative disks that the player can collect during gameplay to unlock contents.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

  • Gold Medal
  • Silver Medal
  • Bronze Medal

The Soleanna Medals come in gold, silver and bronze. Gold medals are received after missions or objectives, such as accomplishing a Town Mission or finishing an Action Stage, making them this game's counterpart to the Emblems from Sonic Adventure and Sonic Heroes. Silver medals are hidden all throughout Soleanna and can be located around Town Stages and Action Stages, usually in difficult to reach or hidden places. Bronze medals are the objectives in some of the missions.

Sonic and the Secret Rings

  • Gold Medal
  • Silver Medal
  • Bronze Medal

In Sonic and the Secret Rings, the medals serve roles similar to those in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). There are three types of Medals in the game, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, each of them emblazed with Sonic's trademark head.

In gameplay, the player can earn Medals for each completed mission and defeated boss. The type of the Medal collected depends on the player's score and time. The Bronze medal is the lowest and the golden is the highest. Both the silver and gold Medals in particular unlock missions in Adventure Mode and items for the Special Book.

Sonic Rush Adventure

In Sonic Rush Adventure, medals are featured in some of the Missions given out by Marine the Raccoon. These Missions have a treasure chest with a medal inside them, which are hidden in a specific location in the Acts and must be found within the time limit. Once the Mission is complete, the medal is collected and can then be viewed in the game's Items option.

Sonic Unleashed


A sun and moon medal

In Sonic Unleashed, there are two types of medals: Sun Medals and Moon Medals.

Xbox 360/PS3

In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version, Sun and Moon Medals can be found in hub villages, entrance stages, missions and action stages. According to Professor Pickle, collecting Sun Medals will increase Chip's Sun power level. Collecting Moon Medals will increase Chip's Moon power level. Certain power levels will allow access to Gaia Gates that lead to action stages. There are total 200 Sun Medals and 200 Moon Medals.


In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, Sun Medals are gained by playing night stages, and Moon Medals by playing day stages - it works backwards in a nutshell. Medals are used to open Gaia Gates.

In tutorial missions, mini missions or bosses, only one medal can be obtained per mission (the boss medals are obtained by gaining S-Ranks). In normal stages, it is possible to get a maximum of three per level by getting S-Ranks. In the night levels, one medal is obtained depending on time, one depending on rings and one depending on Gaia Force points. There are total 103 Sun Medals and 71 Moon Medals.

Sonic Generations


A Medal in Sonic Generations.

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Medals with Knuckles' face emblazoned on them appear during the Challenge Act Knuckles: Buried Treasure. In this act, the player's objective is to have Knuckles dig up a number Medals for the player to collect within the time limit.


See also

Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Staff | Script (Sonic, Shadow, Silver, Last)

Main article | Gallery | Script | Credits (Xbox 360/PS3, Wii/PS2) | Re-releases (Mobile)

Main article | Gallery | Script (Console/PC, 3DS) | Beta elements | Staff (Console/PC, 3DS)