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Quotation1 Pink Wisps can be somewhat harsh, but they are in fact very kind by nature. You’ll often find them near walls. Utilize the powers of the Pink Wisps to transform Sonic into the Pink Spikes so he can move around easily in all directions when on a wall. Quotation2
— Description of the Pink Wisp, Sonic Colors[1]

The Pink Wisp (ピンクウィスプ Pinku Wisupu?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a type of Wisp that grants the Pink Spikes Color Power.

Appearance

The Pink Wisps have an appearance similar to the White Wisp, except instead of having two antennae on their heads, they have five short spikes on their heads. Also, these wisps' eyes are almost always seen narrowed, creating a tough appearance, even though they are kind in nature.

Game appearances

Sonic Colors

The Pink Wisps made their first appearance on both versions of Sonic Colors, though they only appear during cutscenes on the Nintendo DS version. When their homeworld was moved to Earth by Dr. Eggman in order to create his interstellar amusement park, the Pink Wisps and the rest of their race were threatened to be enslaved by Eggman, who wanted their Hyper-go-on to control the minds of everyone on Earth using a weapon. Fortunately, the Pink 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 Pink Wisps worked together with the rest of their race to stop the black hole and succeeded, before returning their homeworlds to their original places in the universe.

In gameplay on the Wii version of the game, the Pink Wisps appear as Wisp Capsule power-ups that enables the Pink Spikes. The player encounters the Pink Wisps in Tropical Resort, Sweet Mountain, Starlight Carnival, Planet Wisp and Asteroid Coaster.

Sonic Generations

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Pink Wisps appear in Planet Wisp Act 1 as Wisp Capsule power-ups that enable the Pink Spikes. They also made cameos in the ending credits of both the console/PC version and the Nintendo 3DS version.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Pink Wisp makes an appearance during the Dream Event "Sonic's Figure Skating Spectacular". Here, a Pink 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 Pink Wisp will appear alongside several others Wisps and join up with the four characters to perform the Final Color Blaster, which deals the final blow on the Rotatatron.

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, the Pink Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups.

Personality

Being Wisps, the Pink Wisps are halcyon and social. Overall, they are peaceful, playful, non-hostile and friendly of nature, and enjoy spending most of their time playing with others. While they are not fighters, they are nonetheless brave and very helpful towards their friends and allies.

Pink Wisps can be somewhat harsh towards others, but they are actually very kind by nature. They prefer to be near walls.[1]

Powers and abilities

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

The Pink 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, through they have been shown being able to use it to revert Nega-Wisps back to normal, teleport objects and even restrain black holes made from Hyper-go-on.

The Pink Wisps are able to pass on a fraction of their Hyper-go by phasing into the recipient. When organic beings receive their Hyper-go-on, they can transform into the Pink Spikes which possesses sharp spikes for both combat and wall climbing.

In other media

Archie Comics

Pink Wisp Archie Comics

A Pink Wisp in the Archie Comics.

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

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

IDW Publishing

Main article: Pink Wisp (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing, the Pink Wisps are aliens from Planet Wisp. Much like in the games, some of them have settled down on Sonic's world where they help out the planet's inhabitants from time to time.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Colors (Wii) Instruction Booklet, pg. 13

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