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The Shuriken star,[1] also called the shuriken, is an object that appears in Sonic Heroes and the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. It is one of the main weapons of Espio the Chameleon.


The Shuriken Star closely resembles a hira shuriken/shaken. It is a thin, flat plate of gray metal shaped like a straight, four-pointed star with sharp edges and a hole in the middle. Its size varies between games.

This weapon is very strong, capable of piercing even metal. It can as well be thrown like a Frisbee to damage foes from afar.

Games appearances

Sonic Heroes

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Shuriken Star in Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, the Shuriken star is approximately the size of Egg Pawns and is used as a part of Espio the Chameleon's move of the same name. As a part of this move, the Shuriken star can damage enemies, break wood Containers and open Item Boxes. Should it hit walls, the Shuriken star will bounce off it.

Sonic Generations

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Espio throwing a Shuriken star in Sonic Generations.

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Shuriken stars appear in the Challenge Act Espio: Master of Camouflage where they are much smaller in size than in Sonic Heroes. They are used by Espio while he is using Ninja Arts: Camouflage.

In this Challenge Act, Espio throw series of small stars at Sonic the Hedgehog which can inflict damage. The more the player progresses with the Act, the harder it becomes to avoid them. When they get near the ground, the Shuriken Stars disappear instantly.

In other media

Sonic X


The explosive Shuriken star.

In Sonic X, the Shuriken star is the main weapon of Espio the Chameleon. In this media, the Shuriken stars can create large explosions when stuck to a surface and in accordance to Espio's will.



See also


  1. Kaizen Media Group (1 June 2004). "Training". Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 3. ISBN 978-0761544494.
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