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.
— Description of the Pink Wisp, Sonic Colors
The Pink Wisps have sphere-shape bodies with three tentacles each, two of which are used as arms. They have one light blue eye in the center of their heads and five short spikes on top of each of their heads. As their name implies, their skin his is hot pink.
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.
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 on the game's race tracks. In gameplay, the Pink Wisp power-ups allow the player to manifest a projectile identical to the Pink Spikes. Once fired, this projectile will home in on the closest enemy racer in front of the user and incapacitates them.
In the comic tie-in, during one of the early races in Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, a Pink Wisp was used by Vector as a part of a collaboration attack on Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on Team Sonic and Team Dark's race.
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.
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 or robots receive their Hyper-go-on, they can transform into the Pink Spikes which possesses sharp spikes for both combat and wall climbing. Alternatively, the Pink Wisps are able to manifest the Pink Spikes form themselves without phasing into a recipient.
In other media
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.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs 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.
Sprites and models