Sonic News Network

Thunder Ball

13,074pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Quotation1 These critters hover along, emitting high-voltage bursts periodically. If they spot Sonic, they'll make a bee-line for him. Not even their designer is 100% sure how they float like that. Quotation2
Description, Sonic Unleashed[1]

The Thunder Ball is an enemy that appears in Sonic Unleashed. They are a model of Badniks created by Dr. Eggman which can float in mid-air and discharge electricity.


The Thunder Balls all have slightly prolate spheroid-shaped bodies, reminiscing a head, colored in carolina blue. They have a thick green stripe with golden edges on their forehead, an "eye socket" of black circuitry with a yellow eye on the front, and below their eye, a row of pale yellow lights, resembling a mouth. On each side, they have four silver spikes with holes attached on a moving disk which is fasten by a green bolt.

Powers and abilities

The Thunder Balls have the ability to hover and move in mid-air through means that even Dr. Eggman does not know for certain.[1] They also come equipped with the ability to discharge electricity from their bodies, allowing them to electrocute their opponents.


In gameplay, the Thunder Balls attack by periodically discharging electricity. Whenever the player touches them while they are discharging, Sonic becomes paralyzed and unable to move for a short time

In the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of Sonic Unleashed, the Thunder Ball appear in the nighttime Dragon Road Act 1, nighttime Arid Sands Act 1 and Eggmanland. In gameplay, the Thunder Balls will Sonic's trail to the letter when they spot him; if the player make a turn to the left, the Thunder balls will turn to the left as well at that point. However, they are very slow. In the nighttime Action Stages, the Thunder Balls mostly serve as the means for the player to electrocute enemies by grabbing them and then throwing it into a pool of water with enemies.

In the PlayStation 2/Wii version, the Thunder Balls only appear in the daytime Stages of Cool Edge, Dragon Road and Arid Sands. In gameplay, the Thunder Balls behave very much like the Thunder Spinners, basically hovering in mid-air where they discharge electricity.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Description of the Thunder Balls from the Bestiary, Eggman's Machinery, entry 020/030, in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of Sonic Unleashed.

Main article | Gallery | Script | Credits (Xbox 360/PS3, Wii/PS2) | Re-releases (Mobile)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.