For other enemies with the same name, see Sandworm (disambiguation).

Quotation1 What's this! Some kind of alien Worm! And it escapes by trowing its way underground! Quotation2
Dr. Eggman, Shadow the Hedgehog

The Sand Worms[1] are giant Black Arms worms that appear as enemies in Shadow the Hedgehog.


The Sand Worms are large worm-like beings. They have solid dark brown skin with thorn on it, especially around their mouths. Instead of a face, they have a wide red mouth with six flaps around it.


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The Sand Worm

They burrow underground and attack from beneath, using smaller worms that home in on their prey. According to Doom's Eye, the worms find their prey by detecting their target's vital signs. The Sand Worms share many characteristics with the Biolizard, such as their impregnable skin, coloring and texture, methods of attack and sounds they make as they surface. Like the Black Oaks, it takes from two to seven hits for their destruction depending on the weapon used to defeat them.

There are also worms unique to certain areas such as Death Worms. It is fully invulnerable as its body can absorb attacks.[2]

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Sand Worm (Archie)


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Enemies". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 90. ISBN 978-0761551959.
  2. Doom's eye: The Worm's mucosal exterior is made to absorb all attacks.

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