The weapons in Shadow the Hedgehog vary from their respectives, as they change as their ammo, color, damage and sometimes can be the same exact gun with a different internal structure.

Each weapon in Shadow the Hedgehog falls under one of seven weapon types; Close Combat, Gun, Cannon, Lock-on, Laser, Vacuum, and Special. Should the fallen weapon from an enemy not be picked up, it will disappear after a while.


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Guns are most common weapons in Shadow the Hedgehog. Guns fire small rounds and typically have a larger ammo capacity than other weapon types. Some Guns are automatic, meaning that they can fire continuously if SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO/PSSquareButton/XboxX is held down.

Image Weapon Damage Rounds Range Notes
Egg gun Egg Gun 20
Flash Shot Flash Shot 20 Automatic
Gatlinggunner Gatling Gun High 40 Long Automatic
Hmg Heavy Machine Gun High 30 Long Automatic
HeavyShot Heavy Shot 30
Light Shot Light Shot 20
Pistolshoot Pistol Low 10 Short
Ring Shot Ring Shot 20
Semiautoriflegunner Semi-Auto Rifle Medium 30 Medium Automatic
Smgun Sub-Machine Gun Low 20 Short Automatic

Close Combat

Close Combat weapons are weapons which are used for short-ranged attacks. Despite being melee weapons, Close Combat weapons still have an ammo meter and will become unusable when depleted.

Image Weapon Damage Rounds Range Notes
Black Sword Black Sword 6
Dark Hammer Dark Hammer 6
Egg spear Egg Spear 6
Env objects Environment Objects 4/6 (Varies) Environment Objects refers to several objects in the environment that can be broken and picked up as weapons, such as traffic signs and torches.
Survival Knife Survival Knife 6


Cannons are heavy duty weapons that fire explosive shells. Unlike some other weapons, Cannons do not automatically lock on to enemies, instead the player has to aim manually with a crosshair that indicates where the shell will explode.

Image Weapon Damage Rounds Range Notes
Bazooka Bazooka High 6 Short
BigBarrel Big Barrel 8
Blackbarrelikethisbaby Black Barrel Medium 8 Short
Egg bazooka Egg Bazooka 6
Grenadelauncher Grenade Launcher Medium 6 Short
TankCannon Tank Cannon


Laser weapons fire laser beams to attack enemies. Laser beams can be bounced off walls and other objects to hurt more enemies in one shot.

Image Weapon Damage Rounds Range Notes
LR Laser Rifle 20
Refractor Refractor 20
Splitter Splitter 20


Lock-On weapons allow the player to fire missiles that lock-on to enemies. The player must fire hold down SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO/PSSquareButton/XboxX to activate a laser target which will lock on to enemies nearby. Releasing the button will then fire several missiles to attack all targeted enemies.

Image Weapon Damage Rounds Range Notes
Rpgun 4-Shot RPG High 12 Long
RPG8 8-Shot RPG High 24 Long
BigWormShooter Big Worm Shooter High 6 Long
RPG RPG High 6 Long
WideWormShooter Wide Worm Shooter 18
Wormshooterdun Worm Shooter High 6 Long


Vacuums are a unique weapon type as only one true Vacuum weapon exists in game. Vacuum weapons allow the player to suck up various objects, including enemies, which then can be fired back to deal damage to other enemies.

Image Weapon Damage Rounds Range Notes
VacuumPod Vacuum Pod 20 Can be used to pull out walls in certain stages.


Special weapons are unique weapons in Shadow the Hedgehog. Special weapons are unlocked by completing the final stages in story mode. Most of these weapons can be upgraded by completing the same stage again and fighting the other boss. Special weapons do not have a common attribute, and instead, each Special weapon takes on the attributes of one of the six other weapon types. Special weapons can only be found in special Shadow Containers scattered in each stage.

Image Weapon Damage Rounds Range Notes
Egg Vacume Egg Vacuum 20/30 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Lava Shelter in Story Mode. Functions like a Vacuum weapon, can be used to pull walls in certain stages.
Heal Cannon Heal Cannon 10/20 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Final Haunt in Story Mode. Functions like a Cannon weapon. Heals and sways the loyalty of enemies.
Omochao Gun Omochao Gun 10/20 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Cosmic Fall in Story Mode. Functions like a Laser weapon.
Samurai blade Samurai Blade 4/8 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing GUN Fortress in Story Mode. Functions like a Close Combat weapon. When swung it sends out shock waves that deal damage to enemies without consuming ammo.
Satilite laser v2 Satellite Gun 4/8 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Black Comet in Story Mode. Functions as a Lock-On weapon. Causes giant laser beams to fire from the sky akin to the ones seen in Westopolis.
Shadow rifle Shadow Rifle 20 Unlocked by completing The Last Way. Functions as Gun weapon. Defeats most enemies in a single shot. Cannot be upgraded. Automatic.


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