Grind Rails, also known as rails, are recurring elements in the . They allow playable characters with the ability to Sonic the Hedgehog series grind to jump on rails and slide down it to reach new areas. The characters who can grind have varied from game to game. The designs of the grind rail also vary from stage to stage in order to suit the level's theme.
Game Appearances Sonic Adventure 2 (Battle) was the first Sonic game to feature grinding. Only Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow the Hedgehog can grind in this game. Grinding is relatively difficult due to the fact that the grind rails are thin, do not "attract" the player, and cannot be targeted with a Homing Attack like in later games. Also, the player must actively tilt the control stick to balance on the grind rail, or else Sonic or Shadow will slow down and eventually fall off. Pressing and holding the action button will cause Sonic or Shadow to crouch and thus gain speed. Rail switching can be performed by holding the control stick in the desired direction and pressing the jump button, but as rails do not "attract" the player, the maneuver may be undesirable.
Strangely, at least in the Dreamcast version of the game, an invisible grind rail is present in Knuckles' level,
Meteor Herd. As Knuckles can't grind, it can only be utilized by hacking Sonic or Shadow into the level. It doesn't actually lead anywhere specific, so it is likely a beta remnant.
GBA game Sonic Advance, grinding can only be performed by Sonic and Amy Rose. Rails only appear in a few acts including Neo Green Hill Zone Act 1. It is an obscure move that is never required to progress in the game. To perform the move, the player must jump at the flat portion of the grind rail at the top and hold the R button. Sonic and Amy will slide down the grind rail and be launched off into the air at the end.
The Android port of the game (Japan-only) still contains rails, but due to the lack of an emulated R button, they cannot be used.
All playable characters in these games can grind, marking the first time that
Tails, Knuckles and Cream have been shown to possess this ability. It is now automatic, meaning that simply jumping at the grind rail will result in grinding. Unlike the first game, rails are an integral part of the level designs. Jumping while on a grind rail will cause the player to jump off and pass behind the rail, allowing them to reach areas below (or possibly fall to death).
Sonic Heroes, all 12 playable characters across all 4 teams can grind. Crouching from Sonic Adventure 2 has been removed; instead, pressing the action button will cause the lead character to perform a small trick that accelerates their speed, regardless of momentum. This style of acceleration was favored for future games. It is possible to travel up a vertical grind rail with no momentum by rapidly pressing the action button. Also, in this game, balancing manually is not required, though it is possible. When in flight formation, grinding is much slower, and it is not possible to perform tricks. In the stages Rail Canyon and Bullet Station, there are dash panels on rails that could accelerate the character while grinding when touched.
Nintendo DS game Sonic Rush, grinding works the same way as it did in the Advance series; Blaze is revealed to possess the ability to grind. Grind rail tricks from Sonic Heroes returned, but they work differently: to perform a rail trick, the player must press the R button, which then gives Sonic or Blaze both a score bonus (up to 1700) and a small amount of energy on the Tension Gauge. These tricks can also provide a small amount of acceleration, but not to the extent of Heroes. Sonic and Blaze can both boost on grind rails to move faster.
Shadow the Hedgehog allows Shadow to grind in its stages. This is the first game where balancing cannot be executed at all. Pressing the secondary action button (the same button that performs the Ring Dash and Spin Dash) will cause Shadow to perform a Heroes-style rail trick, which curiously bounces him high enough off the grind rail to miss rings. Shadow can use weapons on grind rails.
Grind Rails appears and has the same function of those in
Sonic Heroes, with the same style of tricks returning. This is the first time that rails can be targeted with a Homing Attack. This also marks the first game since Sonic Adventure 2 that sparks fly out from the rail as the character grinds on it.
The game also presents the
Green Orbs; using them will create a Grind Rail made of air for Sonic and Shadow to use.
Grind Rails appeared in both
Sonic Rivals titles. While grinding on them, the player can jump off the grind rails by pressing while holding down.
In these games, Grind Rails disregard the acceleration/momentum physics used by the rest of the game, and will automatically accelerate the player to a high speed. Certain rails only allow the player to move in a certain direction. Thus, Sonic's boost is ineffective on grind rails.
In all three
Sonic Riders games, Grind Rails appeared and were accessible to characters that were able to grind with certain Extreme Gears that consisted of the Grind Gear Part (or were Speed-Type characters in the case of Sonic Riders). The beginning and end of a grind rail were indicated by a blue light and a red light respectively.
Sonic can again grind by jumping on rails. Tricks can be performed by pressing the Jump button, while rail switching requires the player to quickly tilt the Wii Remote to the appropriate side. Sonic can halt while on a rail, causing him to fall off. Some rails are invisible and only appear when Sonic lands on them.
Grinding in this game works the same way as it did in
Sonic Rush; however, rail tricks can now be performed by pressing the B button as well as the R button. The player can still jump off the rail using A button only.
Plant Kingdom Act 1 features a 3D grind rail-switching section for the first time for a handheld game.
Sonic Unleashed, grinding works just as in previous 3D installments. Rail boosters appeared more frequently on the rails though.
Jumping onto a grind rail can contribute to an active Action Chain (Wii/PS2 version only), but it cannot start one.
Sonic can grind on rails, though they rarely occur as part of the level environment. Usually Sonic will use a ballista to launch a grappling rope to a wall, and then grind on the rope. On the grind rails, the tricks from the previous 3D games can be performed, and Sonic can swing his sword. On the ropes, Sonic can jump higher than usual.
Sonic Colors ( Nintendo Wii), grinding is the same as in Unleashed, with the addition of a "Grind Bonus" that awards 3000 points periodically for grinding, and the player can switch grind rails using the analog stick. When Super Sonic uses grind rails, he simply floats above the track.
In the DS version, grinding is the same as in Rush/Rush Adventure, but without the trick system.
(console), grinding is the same as in Unleashed and Colors. Interestingly, certain grind rails do not
permit the player to boost once on them, notably in Green Hill. Classic Sonic can also grind in certain stages like
, but instead of standing, he rolls down the grind rails.
Nintendo 3DS version, grinding is the same as in the Nintendo DS games. However, due to the 3D nature of grind rails in the game, the physics are slightly changed. When Sonic jumps, he lands back on the grind rail, but he can fall through the grind rail if the player holds the down button and jumps. Classic Sonic's stages do not feature grind rails in this game. Mushroom Hill's 3D segment at the end involves Sonic boosting along a grind rail with the camera in a fully behind-the-back view. Tropical Resort also features the second grind rail-switching section in a portable game, where Sonic jumps from rail to rail to dodge falling meteorites; here he cannot boost.
Grind Rails reappeared in
Sonic Lost World. They can sometimes appear in new patterns such as a complete circle and due to the nature of the gameplay, groups of rails can appear in a circle (this is notable in Tropical Coast Zone 3 and Lava Mountain Zone 2).
In Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic and Shadow are shown to possess special Soap grinding shoes, as part of a promotional for the shoe company. Later games dropped this, and allowed Sonic to simply grind with his regular shoes.
In Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, when there are two or more grind rails next to each other, switching from rail to rail seems to increase speed, likely by reducing friction.
Later games let Sonic start grinding at a fixed speed (this means that even if Sonic were walking up to a grind rail, touching it would cause him to grind quickly). In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes, this is not the case, as Sonic's current momentum carries into the grind.
The level Rail Canyon from has more grind rails than any other stage in the entire game series.
Navigation Templates to Grind Rail
Team Sonic Sonic | Tails | Knuckles
Team Rose Amy | Cream | Cheese | Big
Team Dark Shadow | Rouge | Omega
Team Chaotix Espio | Charmy | Vector
Team Super Sonic Super Sonic | Tails ( | Super Shield) Knuckles (
Eggman | Metal Sonic ( Neo Metal Sonic) | Chocola | Froggy | Shadow Android
Cameron | Egg Bishop | Egg Hammer | Egg Knight | Egg Magician | Egg Pawn | Egg Pawn (Casino version) | E-2000 | E-2000R | Falco | Flapper | Gold Cameron | Gold Klagen | Heavy-Egg Hammer | Klagen | Rhinoliner | Pumpkin-Head Ghosts
Stages 1P Stages
Sea Gate | Seaside Hill* | Ocean Palace | Grand Metropolis* | Power Plant | Casino Park | BINGO Highway* | Rail Canyon* | Bullet Station | Frog Forest* | Lost Jungle | Hang Castle | Mystic Mansion | Egg Fleet* | Final Fortress | Special Stage*
City Top | Casino Ring | Turtle Shell | Egg Treat | Pinball Match | Hot Elevator | Seaside Course | City Course | Casino Course | Road Rock | Mad Express | Terror Hall
2P Play Mode Action Race | Battle | Bobsled Race | Expert Race | Quick Race | Ring Race | Special Stage
Egg Albatross | Egg Emperor | Egg Hawk | Metal Madness | Metal Overlord | Robot Carnival | Robot Storm | Team Chaotix | Team Dark | Team Rose | Team Sonic
Manoeuvres Homing Attack | Kick | Light Dash | Propeller Hammer | Rocket Accel | Shuriken | Spin | Swinging Hammer Attack | Tornado Jump ( Black Tornado, Blue Tornado, Leaf Swirl, Tornado Hammer) | Triangle Jump
Manoeuvres Auto Homing | Body Press | Bubblegum Descent | Fire Combination | Fire Dunk | Fire Launcher | Fireball Jump | Forward Power Attack | Hammer Down | Jump Fire Knock | Jump Fireball | Remote Power Attack ( Fireball, Fire Knock) | Triangle Dive | Umbrella Descent | Wide Power Attack ( Big Fishing, Omega Arm, Vector Breath, Volcanic Dunk)
Manoeuvres Ascending Flight | Cheese Attack | Dummy Ring Bomb | Sting Attack | Thunder Shoot | Quick Ascent
Team Blast Sonic Overdrive | Chaos Inferno | Flower Festival | Chaotix Recital | Super Sonic Power
Grinding | Jump Dash | Lightspeed Attack | Spin Jump
English Voice Actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic, Metal Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Drier ( | Knuckles) David Humphrey ( | Shadow) Lani Minella ( | Rouge, Omochao) Jon St. John ( | Omega, Big) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck ( | Cream) Bill Corkery ( | Espio) Marc Biagi ( | Vector) Emily Corkery (
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic the Hedgehog, Metal Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Taiten Kusunoki ( | Omega) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Takashi Nagasako ( | Big) Yūki Masuda ( | Espio) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yōko Teppōzuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
/ OST / Vocal Trax / Official 20th Anniversary Sonic Heroes | We Can | This Machine | Follow Me | Team Chaotix | What I'm Made of...
Ball Switch | Bobsled | Bomb | Bull Train | Bumper | Cage | Cannon | Capsule | Castle Key | Cell Key | Cervix Tunnels | Chaos Emerald | Character battles | Container | Conveyor Belt | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Detonator Switch | Dummy Rings | Egg Fleet | Emblem | Engine Core | Fan | Flipper | Flower | Fly Type | Formation Change Gate | Gallery | Giant Frogs | Giant Switch | Glowing Mushrooms | Goal Ring | Grind Rail | Haunted Towers | Hint | Item Box ( Barrier, Fly Charge, High Speed, Invincible, Rings, Power Core, Team Blast Ring, 1-Up) | Kao | Laser Field Block | Light Spider Mark | Orb switch | Palm Plants | Pole | Power Gong | Power Type | Propeller | Pulley | Puzzle Game | Ranks | Ramp | Ring | Shuttle Loop | Slot Machine | Spear | Speed Type | Special Stage Key | Sphere | Super Hard Mode | Super Shield | Switch | Target Switch | Team Blast Gauge | Team Chaotix Missions | Torch | Vine | Warp Flower | Weight | Wide Spring
*Stage is also playable in 2P Battle mode.
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Blaze ( Burning Blaze) | Tails | Cream | Knuckles | Amy | Eggman | Eggman Nega | Vanilla
Leaf Storm | Water Palace | Mirage Road | Night Carnival | Huge Crisis | Altitude Limit | Dead Line | Unknown | Exception | Special Stages*
Bomb Hawk | Egg Pawn | Egg Pawn Ogre | Flapper | Gun Hunter | Knight Pawn | Rhino Spring | Sea Pawn
Egg Hammer Mega | Egg Turtle | Egg Scarab | Egg Libra | Egg Hammer Fortress | Egg Eagle | Sonic/Blaze | Egg King | Egg Salamander
Axel Jump** | Axel Tornado** | Boost Mode | Burning Fire Boost** | Burst Hover** | Trick Action | Fire Boost** | Hop Jump** | Humming Top* | Jump Dash* | Jump Step** | Spin Dash* | Spin Jump* | Super Boost* | Super Sonic Boost*
English Voice Actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Bella Hudson (
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Nao Takamori (
Original Groove Rush A New Day | Right There, Ride On | Back 2 Back | Ethno Circus | Ska Cha Cha | Jeh Jeh Rocket | Get Edgy | What U Need | Metal Scratchin' | Vela Nova | Bomber Barbara | Wrapped in Black | Raisin' Me Up
Air Bubbles | Blaze's world | Bungee Rope | Cannon | Chaos Emerald | Corkscrew Loop | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Gallery | Goal Ring | Item Box ( Super Ring, Shield, Lightning Shield, Invincibility, Tension Bonus, Max Tension Bonus, Slow, Attract, Confusion) | Ramp | Ring | Shuttle Loop | Sol Emerald | Special Generator* | Spring Pole | Switch | Time Attack | Tension Gauge | Winding Rope
Sonic the Hedgehog **Exclusive to Blaze the Cat.
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Jet | Wave | Storm | Amy | Dr. Eggman | Shadow | Rouge | Cream | E-10000G | E-10000R | Ulala | AiAi | NiGHTS | Omochao | Stolen | Jet's father | Babylon Guardian | E-10000Y
Metal City | Splash Canyon | Egg Factory | Green Cave | Sand Ruins | Babylon Garden | Babylon Guardian | Sega Carnival
Night Chase | Red Canyon | Ice Factory | White Cave | Dark Desert | Sky Road | Digital Dimension | Sega Illusion
Dual Towers | Snow Valley | Space Theater
Extreme Gears Accelerator | Access | Advantage-F | Advantage-P | Advantage-S | Air Broom | Air Tank | Auto-Slider | BANANA | Beginner | Berserker | Blue Star | Blue Star II | Cannonball | Channel5 | Chaos Emerald | Cover-F | Cover-P | Cover-S | Darkness | Destroyer | E-gearG | E-gearR | E-Rider | Faster | Fastest | Gambler | Grinder | Hang-On | Heavy Bike | High Booster | Hovercraft | Legend | Light Board | Magic Carpet | Night Sky | Omnipotence | Opa Opa | Pink Rose | Power Gear | Powerful Gear | Red Rock | Rengoku | Slide Booster | Smile | Speed Balancer | Super Hang-On | Temptation | The Crazy | Trap Gear | Turbo Star | Type-J | Type-S | Type-W | Yellow Tail
Moves and Techniques
Air Boost | Air Riding | Air Slide | Attacks | Grinding | Tornado | Trick Action
English Voice Actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic ) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles, Storm) Bella Hudson ( | Wave, Babylon Computer) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Mike Pollock ( | Dr. Eggman) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Maddie Blaustein ( | E-10000G, E-10000R, Babylon Guardian) Liza Jacqueline ( | Omochao) Kaoru Morota ( | AiAi) Apollo Smile (
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Daisuke Kishio ( | Jet) Chie Nakamura ( | Wave, Babylon Computer) Kenji Nomura ( | Storm, Babylon Guardian) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Kaoru Morota ( | AiAi) Apollo Smile (
Accelerator | Air | Air Pit | Air Tank | Automatic Trail | Babylonians | Barricade | Bashōsen | Catapult | Catch Me If You Can | Chaos Emerald | Dash Panel | EX World Grand Prix | Flight Type | Gallery | Grind Rails | Item Box ( Air, Explosion, High Speed, Invincible Barrier, Magnetic Barrier, Speed Down, Rings, Question Item) | Key to Babylon Garden | Power Type | Ring | Sonic Speed Riders | Speed Type | Speedbeats Grand Prix: Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack | Time Attack | Trick Zone | Turbulence
Sonic Rush Adventure
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Blaze ( Burning Blaze) | Tails | Marine | Coconut Crew ( Setter, Tabby, Colonel, Kylok, Daikun, Muzy) | Gardon | Norman | Captain Whisker | Mini & Mum | Johnny | Doctor Eggman | Doctor Eggman Nega
Whale Point | Plant Kingdom | Machine Labyrinth | Coral Cave | Haunted Ship | Blizzard Peaks | Sky Babylon | Pirates' Island | Big Swell | Deep Core | Hidden Islands ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16) | Special Stage*
Ghost Rex | Ghost Pendulum | Ghost Kraken | Ghost Pirate | Ghost Whale | Ghost Condor | Captain Whisker and Johnny | Ghost Titan | Egg Wizard
Wave Cyclone | Ocean Tornado | Aqua Blast | Deep Typhoon | Magma Hurricane | SS Tornado EX | SS Marine | SS Super-Marine
Angler Fish | Cave Bat robot | Crabmeat | Labyrinth Soldier | Pirahna bot | Ptera | Steampacker | Torikeratanku | Wrench Swinger
Axel Jump** | Axel Tornado** | Boost Mode | Burning Fire Boost** | Burst Dash** | Burst Hover** | Trick Action | Fire Boost** | Hop Jump* | Humming Top* | Jump Dash* | Jump Step** | Spin Dash* | Spin Jump* | Super Boost* | Super Sonic Boost*
English Voice Actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Bella Hudson ( | Blaze) Lonnie Hirsch ( | Captain Whisker) Christopher Pellegrini (
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nao Takamori ( | Blaze) Shinya Fukumatsu ( | Captain Whisker) Kota Nemoto (
A New Venture | Blaze's world | Bomb | Bungee Rope | Chaos Emerald | Corkscrew Loop | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Item Box ( Super Ring, Shield, Lightning Shield, Invincibility, High Speed, Tension Bonus, Maximum Tension Bonus, Confusion, Slow, Attract) | Jeweled Scepter | Materials | Minecart | Rainbow Ring Shuttle Loop | Sol Emerald | Southern Island | Power of the Stars | Ramp | Ring | Sonic Rush Adventure Flash | Sonic Rush Adventure Original Soundtrack | Tension Gauge | Time Attack | Treasure Chest | Winding Rope
*Exclusive to Sonic the Hedgehog. **Exclusive to Blaze the Cat
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | Jet | Wave | Storm | Dr. Eggman | Cream | Rouge | Shadow | Silver | Blaze | SCR-GP | Amigo | NiGHTS | Billy Hatcher | SCR-HD | Master Core: ABIS
Heroes Megalo Station | Botanical Kingdom | MeteorTech Premises | Aquatic Capital | Gigan Rocks | Crimson Crater | Astral Babylon | '80s Boulevard
Babylon Gigan Device | Nightside Rush | Snowy Kingdom | MeteorTech Sparkworks | Tempest Waterway | Security Corridor | Mobius Strip | '90s Boulevard
Survival Battle Gravity Pit | Labyrinth | Square Quartet
Survival Ball MeteorTech Arsenal | Botanical Cave | Megalo Junction
Extreme Gears Advantage F | Advantage P | Advantage S | Airship | Angel • Devil | Beginner | Big Bang | Bingo Star | Black Shot | Blue Star | Chaos Emerald | Cover F | Cover P | Cover S | E-Rider | Faster | Flame Lance | G Shot | Gambler | GC Booster | GC Master | GP Accumulator | GP Tank | Hang-On | Hyperdrive | Kunoichi | Legend | Light Board | Mag | Magic Broom | Master Off-Road | Money Crisis | Night Sky | Omnitempus | Pink Rose | Power Egg | Psychic Wave | Rail Linker | Rainbow | Red Rock | Reserve Tank | Rhythm Machine | Road Star | Shinobi | Shooting Star | Skill Booster | Smile | Super Hang-On | Temptation | The Crazy | Throttle | Turbo Star | Type-J | Type-S | Type-W | Untouchable | Wanted | Wheel Custom | Wind Catcher | Wind Star | Yellow Tail
Gear Parts Air Ride | Angel/Devil | Attack Time UP | Auto Wall-Run | Base Stats UP | BGM Change | Bike | Durability UP | GC Boost UP | Ghost | GP Gain UP | GP Gauge UP | GP Usage UP | Grind | Item Rank +1 | Magnetic Barrier | Max Speed UP | Parts Lock | Ring Cap UP | Starting Speed UP | Status Trap | Tank | Throttle | Trick Rank +1 | Vision Trap | Wheel | Yacht
Moves and Techniques
Air Ride | Attacks | Gravity Control | Gravity Dive | Grinding | Slide Turn | Trick
English Voice Actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic ) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles, Storm) Bella Hudson ( | Wave, Mother Computer) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Mike Pollock ( | Dr. Eggman) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Pete Capella ( Silver) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Andrew Paull (
SCR-HD, SCR-GP, Master Core: ABIS)
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Daisuke Kishio ( | Jet) Chie Nakamura ( | Wave, Mother Computer) Kenji Nomura ( | Storm, SCR-HD, SCR-GP, Master Core: ABIS) Taeko Kawata (
Ark of the Cosmos | Babylon Garden | Babylonians | Barricade | Bashōsen | Catapult | Catch Me If You Can | Crusher | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Gallery | Grind Rails | Havok | Item Box ( Attack, Colorball, Explosion, GP Boost, High Speed, Magnetic Barrier, Missile, Parts Lock, Ring, Speed Down) Monopole | Mother Computer | Ring | Slipstream | Time Attack | Trick Zone | Un-Gravitify | World Grand Prix | Zero Gravity Tracks: Sonic Riders Shooting Star Story Original Soundtrack
Sonic ( Super Sonic, Sonic the Werehog) | Chip ( Gaia Colossus) | Tails | Amy | Dr. Eggman | Professor Pickle | Orbot | Dark Gaia ( Perfect Dark Gaia)
/ Town Stages Villages Apotos | Mazuri | Spagonia | Chun-nan | Holoska | Shamar | Empire City* | Adabat | Eggmanland
Action Stages /
Stages Windmill Isle | Savannah Citadel* | Rooftop Run | Dragon Road | Cool Edge | Arid Sands | Skyscraper Scamper* | Jungle Joyride | Eggmanland
Alexis | Anastasia | Eric | Gregorios | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ice Cream Vendor | Lambros | Lucas* | Milos* | Sandra
Aida* | Barbara | Ciccio | David | Denise | Dora | Elio* | Federica | Franco* | Gigi | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ippolita | Irma* | Josef | Lilli* | Lucia | Marcantonio* | Mauro | Natalia* | Otto | Professor Pickle | Professor Pickle's Assistant | Raimondo
Ana | Essie | Gwek | Hog Dog Vendor* | Kofi | Kwami | Kwod | Yawa | Yaya
Chun | Hot Dog Vendor* | Hualin | Jinlin* | Lin | Shuifon | Wang* | Yilin | Zonshen
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jari-Pekka | Jari-Thure | Marketa | Sarianna | Ursule
Ara | Dimah | Ehsan | Erhan | Hizir | Hot Dog Vendor* | Iman | Labib | Latif | Layla | Mufid | Musaid | Raniya | Sa'id | Sadiq | Safi | Samia | Sammar | Shadi | Utba | Yasmine
Boss* | Brenda* | Charles* | Def Big* | Elizabeth* | Hot Dog Vendor* | Li'l Kate* | Louie Montaine* | Robert*
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jamal | Kaeo | Nagi | Rudi | Teanchai
EF-DC1998* | EF-MD1991* | EF-XB2006* | Hot Dog Vendor*
Egg Beetle | Egg Cauldron* | Egg Dragoon | Egg Devil Ray | Egg Lancer | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia Phoenix | Dark Guardian | Dark Moray | Perfect Dark Gaia
Air Boost | Crouch | Foot Sweep* | Grinding | Homing Attack | Hop | Light Speed Dash | Slide | Skydiving | Sonic Boost | Sonic Drift | Spin Jump | Stomp | Quick Step | Wall Jump
Dash | Double Jump | Grab | Guard | Skills | Unleashed Mode | Wall Shuffle
Super Sonic Boost
Attacks Donkey Kick Combo* | Double Axle Combo* | Double Kick Combo* | Feral Were-Hammer* | Knuckle Sandwich Combo* | Sho-Hog-Ken* | Unleashed Knuckle Sandwich* | Vertical Were-Hammer* | Were-Hammer* | Werewheel Rush*
Attacks Earthshaker* | Egg Scrambler* | Feral Wild Whirl* | Rolling Kick Combo* | Sho-Claw-Ken* | Ultimate Wild Combo* | Unleashed Wild Combo* | Wereclap* | Wild Whirl* | Wild Whirl Were-Hammer*
Attacks Aerial Claw Slash* | Aerial Claw Slash and Spin* | Aerial Piledriver* | Crescent Moon Strike* | Diving Bodypress* | Flying Double-Punch* | Flying Double-Punch Crush* | Hurricane Combo* | Shooting Star Combo* | Typhoon Combo*
Attacks Comet Punch* | Missile Punch* | Spinning Needle Attack* | Tricky Tornado Uppercut* | Triple Wild Claw* | Were-Claw Charge* | Were-Cyclone* | Were-Rush* | Were-Tornado* | Wild Werewhip*
Beatdown** | Crescent Moon Strike** | Earthshaker** | Wereclap** | Were-Hammer** | Were-Claw** | Were-Wallop** | Wild Claw** | Wild Whirl**
Upgrades Air Boost Shoes* | Light Speed Dash Shoes* | Stomping Shoes* | Wall Jump Shoes*
Aero-Cannon | Aero-Chaser | Egg Blizzard | Egg Burst | Egg Fighter | Egg Fighter: Knight ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Shield ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Sword* | Egg Flame | Egg Launcher (H) | Egg Launcher (H+V) | Egg Launcher (V) | Egg Shackle | Egg Shooter | Egg Typhoon | Gold Aero-Cannon | Interceptor | Little Fighter* | Mole Cannon | Spinner | Thunder Ball | Thunder Spinner
Dark Gaia's Minions Big Mother | Cure Master* | Dark Bat | Dark Bat Sniper | Dark Eel* | Dark Fright | Dark Master** | Deep Nightmare | Evil Flower* | Fire Master | Fright Master | Killer Bee | Lightning Master | Little Rex | Nightmare | Power Master* | Red Fright | Red Killer Bee | Red Nightmare** | Red Deep Nightmare** | Red Rex | Red Titan** | Spike** | Thunder Bat | Titan
Art Book* | Audio System | Balloon | Blue Tea* | Bobsled | Bookshelf* | Bomb | Buggy | Check Point | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Orb* | Container | Conveyor Belt | Crane Lift | Crank | Crystal Ball* | Dark Energy Keys** | Dark Gaia Force | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Door | Gaia Key* | Goal Ring | Gift* | Gramophone* | Green Tea* | Grind Rail | Hourglass* | Item Capsules** | Ramp | Key Stone* | Laser Field Block | Lever | Maiden Statue* | Miles Electric | Moon Tablet** | Old Necklace* | Planet Tablet** | Pick-Me-Up* | Pretty Bouquet* | Lovely Ring* | Power Shield* | Rainbow Ring | Record* | Red Tea* | Ring | Shield Charge* | Souvenirs* | Spear** | Spiked Ball | Spikes | Springboard/Spring | Springpole | Sun and Moon Medals | Sun Tablet** | Sundae Supreme | Super Claw* | Super Ring | Switch | Tornado-1 | Trap Spring | Turquoise Tea* | TV* | Videotape* | Violet Tea* | White Tea* | Wide Spring | Yellow Tea* | Zip Line | 1UP
English Voice Actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Sonic the Werehog, Prof. Pickle's Assistant) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Anthony Salerno ( | Chip) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Zonshen) Christopher Collet ( | Orbot) Dan Green (
Ice Cream Vendor, Prof. Pickle)
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Otsuka ( | Eggman) Chō ( | Prof. Pickle) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Tomokazu Seki ( | Sonic the Werehog) Ryōko Shiraishi (
Planetary Pieces Endless Possibility | Dear My Friend
Auto Running | Bandanna Ghost and Bow Tie Ghost* | Boost Gauge | Boss Gate | Chao* | Chaos Energy Cannon | Chun-nan's Treasure | Collection Room* | Dark Energy Force Fields** | Don Fachio* | Earth | Eggman Fleet | Egg Mobile | Entrance Stage* | Exorcisms | Gaia Gate | Gaia Manuscripts | Gaia Temple | Gallery | Hallowmoon | Havok | Hint | Orb Result** | Quick Time Events | Script | Shield | Shield Gauge | Shop* ( Counter of Dreams 2, Eggshop, Flying Fish Beach Shop, Golden Trading Company, Josef's, Surfside Seagull Sundries, Traveling Salesman Wentos, Treeshade, Ursule's Trading Post, Wang's Emporium) | Shuttle Loop | Sonic: Night of the Werehog | Sonic Unleashed (Mobile) | Sonic World Adventure (manga) | Ranks | Time of Awakening | Tornado Defense* | Unleashed Gauge
"*" Exclusive to
PS3/ Xbox 360 version "**" Exclusive to PS2/ Wii version.
Sonic and the Black Knight
Sonic ( Excalibur Sonic) | Caliburn ( Excalibur) | Merlina ( Dark Queen) | King Arthur | Blacksmith | Nimue | Lancelot | Gawain | Percival | Galahad* | Lamorak* | Shadow* | Knuckles* | Blaze* | Amy* | Merlin | Townsperson
Grand Kingdom Camelot Castle | Shrouded Forest | Knight's Passage | Deep Woods | Dark Hollow
Outlands Misty Lake | Molten Mine | The Cauldron
Highlands Titanic Plain | Crystal Cave | Great Megalith | Dragon's Lair
Avalon Faraway Avalon
Crawling-One | Eyeball-One | Fish-One ( Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple, White) | Flapper | Giant-One | Soldier-One ( Sword, Spear, Axe, Crossbow)
Mist Dragon | King Arthur | Lancelot | Gawain | Percival | Earth Dragon | Dark Queen
Guard | Homing Dash | Jump Dash | Lock-on
Grinding | Wall Climb | Wall Shuffle | Wall Slide
Soul Surges Arthur's Soul Surge | Blacksmith's Soul Surge* | Chaos Punishment | Excalibur Sonic's Soul Surge | Flames of Kilekion | Gail Meteor | Galahad's Soul Surge* | Rose Typhoon* | Sonic's Soul Surge
Steel Longsword | Cursed Longsword | Rusty Longsword | Bronze Longsword | Katana | Cursed Dagger | Rusty Dagger | Bronze Dagger | Steel Dagger | Cursed Rapier | Rusty Rapier | Bronze Rapier | Steel Rapier | Cursed Spear | Rusty Spear | Bronze Spear | Steel Spear | Cursed Axe | Rusty Axe | Bronze Axe | Steel Axe
Steel Gauntlet | Cursed Gauntlet | Rusty Gauntlet | Bronze Gauntlet | Cursed Helmet | Rusty Helmet | Bronze Helmet | Steel Helmet | Samurai Helmet
String of Pearls | Mermaid’s Tear | Pendant of Eons | Chain Bracelet | Thorn Anklet | Flower Amulet | Wooden Belt | Bright Red Ribbon | Expensive Broach | Rabbit’s Tail | Poison Broach | Stone Broach | Ice Broach | Cure-all Broach
Healing Potion | Healing Draught | Antidote | Superior Antidote | Paralysis Cure | Paralysis Immunity | Stone Protection | Petrification Immunity | Vial of Calm | Philter of Tranquility | Fiery Quaff | Hot Fiery Quaff | Herb of Toughness | Herb of Strength
Arthur’s Legend 1 | Arthur’s Legend 2 | Arthur’s Legend 3 | Arthur’s Legend 4 | Arthur’s Legend 5 | Tome of Arms | Tome of Armor | Tome of Medicines | Tome of Amulets | Tome of Games | Tome of Jewels | Tome of Minerals | Tome of Plants | Tome of Feasts | Tome of Rings | Encyclopedia Arcana
Yellow Ring | Green Ring | Red Ring | Blue Ring | Aqua Ring | White Ring | Purple Ring | Poison Ring | Doughnut | Onion Ring
Carnation | Violet | Daffodil | Sweetpea | Lily | Rose | Larkspur | Gladiolus | Morning Glory | Marigold | Daisy | Narcissus | Herb
Garnet | Amethyst | Aquamarine | Diamond | Emerald | Moonstone | Ruby | Peridot | Sapphire | Opal | Topaz | Turquoise
Pawn | Rook | King | Queen | Bishop | Knight | Ace of Spades | Ace of Clubs | Ace of Hearts | Ace of Diamonds | Joker | Medal of Sonic | Medal of Gawain | Medal of Lancelot | Medal of Percival | Dart | Dartboard | Die | Big the Cat Mask | Building Block | Fishing Pole | Doll
Stone | Lump of Iron | Lump of Bronze | Aluminum Ore | Skipping Stone | Rock Salt | Beautiful Crystal | Ice Crystal | Lava Jewel | Flintstone | Mintstone | Gold Ingot | Quasi-Magic Stone | Mithril | Hardtack | Burnt Bread | Moonrock | Wavestone | Dragon-Eye Stone | Orihalcum
Moist Cookie | Tart | Fresh Milk | Spongy Bread | Aromatic Tea | Chilidog | Herb of Calm | Lollipop | Ham
Flag | Ballista Arrowhead | Raven's Feather | Mouse Tail | Oar | Lantern | Broken Trap | Egg | Cheese | Magical Moth Dust | Plant Thorn | Giant Flower Seed | Troll's Eyelash | Broken Lock | Rabbit Fur | Lizard Tail | Prison Key | Iron Shackle | Highland Mushroom | Silk Clothing | Silk Shoe | Dragon Scale | Dragon Claw | Dragon’s Fang | Shovel | Pickaxe | Wheelbarrow | Bat’s Fang | Broken Brick | Soft-Boiled Egg | Lithograph | Letter
Swords Clarent | Arondight | Rubious | Morglay | Gastiga | Secace | Altachiara | Durendal | Aduro Cutlass | Aduro Khopesh | Precieuse | Espadon | Ddraig Goch | Galatine | Battleaxe | Labrys | Hauteclaire | Gringolet | Balmung | Sanglamore | Chrysaor | Almace | Caledfwlch | Flaming Kopis | Flamberge | Laevatein | Corrougue | Colada | Ktuga | Brinnig | Solais Rapier | Claiomh Solais | Fragarach | Curtana | Ignis Fleuret | Glorious | Joyeuse
Mastery Star | Map | Skill Scroll | Music Notes | Knight’s Seal | Knight’s Banner | Emblem Component | Painting | Deadly Swordsman | Windblade | Destroyer | Quickblade | Blade without Equal | Despised One | Chicken | Weakling | Coward | Ruffian
English Voice Actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Shadow, Lancelot, Lamorak) Casey Robertson ( | Caliburn) Melissa Hutchison ( | Merlina) Gavin Hammon ( | Arthur) Amy Palant ( | Blacksmith) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy, Nimue) Dan Green ( | Gawain, Knuckles) Bella Hudson ( | Percival, Blaze) Pete Capella (
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Hiroaki Hirata ( | Caliburn) Mamiko Noto ( | Merlina) Hidekatsu Shibata ( | Arthur) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Blacksmith) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy, Nimue) Kouji Yusa ( | Shadow, Lancelot) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Gawain, Knuckles) Nao Takamori ( | Percival, Blaze) Daisuke Ono ( | Galahad) Daisuke Kishio (
Face to Faith Knight of the Wind | With Me | Fight the Knight | Through the Fire | Live Life
Acts of Chivalry | Barrier stone | Battle Mode | Black Onyx | Bottomless Pits | Cavalier Style | Chaos Blast | Chaos Control | Chaos Spear | Corner Poles | Dash Panel | Fairy | Gallery | Goal Plate | Goal Ring | Grind Rail | King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table | Knight Style | Knight's Honor Bonus | Knights of the Round Table | Knights of the Underworld | Minecart | Mystery Circle | Paladin Style | Ramp | Reflecting Pool | Ring Container | Rich Ring | Ring | Sacred sword | Scabbard of Excalibur | Slime | Skill | Sonic and the Black Knight (manga) | Soul Gauge | Spear | Spiked Ball | Spikes | Spring | Thunder dragon | Title | Treasure Chest | Treasury | Underworld | Will 'o Wisps | World of Camelot
"*" Appears exclusively in Battle Mode.