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Quotation1 Orange Wisps are very sensitive, emotional Wisps. They are easily elated when praised, but they can also get depressed if they’ve made a mistake. Be careful not to upset them, they can get angry very easily. Luckily, Sonic reaps the benefits of their powerful emotions when they transform him into an Orange Rocket. Quotation2
— Description of the Orange Wisp, Sonic Colors[1]

The Orange Wisp (オレンジウィスプ Orenji Wisupu?) is a type of Wisp which first appeared in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of Sonic Colors. They grant the Orange Rocket Color Power.


The Orange Wisps have a rocket-shaped body, with two green eyes lined up vertically, similar to Refreshinator. Instead of tentacles like most other Wisps, they instead have three sphere-like structures on their underside.

Game appearances

Sonic Colors

The Orange Wisps made their first appearance on both versions of Sonic Colors. When their homeworld was moved to Earth by Dr. Eggman in order to create his interstellar amusement park, the Orange Wisps and the rest of their race were threatened to be enslaved by Eggman, who wanted their Hyper-go-on to control the mind of everyone on Earth using a weapon. Fortunately, the Orange Wisps and the rest of their race were all freed thanks to Sonic the Hedgehog. After Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park imploded into a black hole, the Orange Wisps worked together with the rest of their race in stopping the black hole and succeeded, before returning with their homeworlds to their original place in the universe.

The Orange Wisps appear appear in Sweet Mountain, Planet Wisp, Aquarium Park and Asteroid Coaster on the Wii version of the game, and in Starlight Carnival and Planet Wisp on the Nintendo DS version.

Sonic Generations

The Orange Wisps reappeared in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, where they only appear in Planet Wisp Act 2.

Sonic Lost World

The Orange Wisps made another reappearance in the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World. They appear in Windy Hill and Tropical Coast.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

The Orange Wisps made an appearance in the Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games during the Dream Event, Sonic's Figure Skating Spectacular. Here, a Orange Wisp is one of the Wisps that the four participating characters free from a Wisp Capsule as the player(s) proceed down the event's course. When the player then has to defeat the Rotatatron, the Orange Wisp appears and joins the other Wisps that were freed during the event and later the four characters in perform the Final Color Blaster, which deals the final blow on the Rotatatron.


The Orange Wisps are a very emotional and sensitive breed of Wisps, whose emotions can fluctuate rapidly; they are easily elated when they are praised, get depressed if they make a mistake, and very easily angry.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Orange Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation.

The Orange Wisps are able to generate and store their own unique variant of a powerful energy known as Hyper-go-on inside their own bodies, which is their life source. It is unclear to what extent they can use their own Hyper-go-on, though they have been shown being able to use it to revert Nega-Wisps back to normal, carry objects through levitation, teleport objects and restrain black holes made from Hyper-go-on.

The Orange Wisps are able to pass on a fraction of their Hyper-go-on to other beings by phasing into their body, which allows them to transform into the Orange Rocket which possesses jet propulsion abilities.

In other media

Archie Comics

Orange Wisp Archie Comics

An Orange Wisp in the Archie Comics.

The Orange Wisps made an appearance in the Archie Comics' adaption of Sonic Colors, in Sonic the Hedgehog #219.

In the comics, some Orange Wisps and a few other Wisps were chased by Orbot, Cubot and a pack of Egg Pawns, but one Orange Wisp was saved by Sonic. After Sonic destroyed the Egg Pawns in a flash and send Orbot and Cubot running, though with some Orange Wisps of their own. An Orange Wisp then joined Sonic, Tails, Yacker and some other Wisps, as Sonic ventured out to save the Wisp race from Eggman.


  • The Orange Wisps is the only Wisps whose eyes are lined up vertically.
  • This is one of the five Wisps to appear in Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations, and Sonic Lost World, the others being the White Wisp, the Cyan Wisp and the Red Wisp.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Colors (Wii) Instruction Booklet, pg. 12

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