The Purple Orb[1] (パープルオーブ Pāpuruōbu?) is a gimmick that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). Their function is to light up when interacted with, which can trigger various effects.


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The more Solid type of Purple Orb

Purple Orbs are, as their name implies, floating orbs glowing in a shade of purple and come in two variants: one resembles a half-harden ball of lava and the other a solid energy orb.


Purple Orbs can only be encountered in Flame Core and during the battle with Iblis in Flame Core. They have the ability to light up when attacked by the player (or grabbed by Silver's Psychokinesis) which can create different effects. In Flame Core, they light up paths to make it more easier to pass through. They can as well unlock a door at a specific point by lightening up a certain number of them. The Purple Orbs are also useful in the battle with Iblis, as they will drawn him in with the glow so the player can attack him.

In Silver's case when the player grabs a Purple Orb with Psychokinesis, should the player use Levitate or releases it, the Purple Orb will be destroyed.


  • Silver never encounters the more solid Purple Orbs in his version of Flame Core.


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