Hyper Sonic (ハイパーソニック Haipā Sonikku?) is a hyper transformation of Sonic the Hedgehog that is obtained by collecting all seven Super Emeralds, which are more powerful versions of theChaos Emeralds that have been enhanced with energy from theMaster Emerald. To trigger the transformation, Sonic must collect at least 50 rings and perform the Insta-shield.




[1]Hyper Sonic powering up.Thus so far, Hyper Sonic's only appearance has beenSonic 3 & Knuckles. In the game, Hyper Sonic looks very similar to Super Sonic, sharing the same body proportions and upturned head spikes. However, Hyper Sonic flashes in all seven colors of the Chaos/Super Emeralds and has large flashing sparks (similar to the invincibility item) floating around him. Also, when moving, he leaves several after-images.


Hyper Sonic has all the benefits of Super Sonic, such as invincibility to all attacks, improved speed and strength, and greater jumping abilities. Since Hyper Sonic is generally an upgraded version of Super Sonic, it can be assumed that all of Hyper Sonic's physical abilities surpass that of Super Sonic, meaning he possesses strength and speed that surpasses that of Super Sonic. Hyper Sonic also has some new and improved abilities from Super Sonic, such as the ability to breathe underwater, further increased speed, is fully invincible towards any attack or environment, and an unnamed mid-air dash attack that can be performed in all directions, which destroys all enemies in the direct vicinity, excluding bosses, which is referred to by some fans as "Sonic Boom" or "Hyper Flash". This is Sonic's most powerful form to date.

As with all Chaos Emerald/Super Emerald-caused transformations, once Hyper Sonic runs out of rings, his transformation will end.


  • Hyper Sonic's name comes from the term hypersonic, which is a speed above supersonic (which is defined as any speed Mach 5 or greater than it).
  • By using the debug menu, it is possible to access Hyper Sonic in Sonic & Knuckles.
  • By using debug mode you can become Hyper Sonic, Hyper Knuckles, and Super Tails without any Super Emeralds if you hit the "Super" monitor when playing a level.
  • Also, when using debug menu in Sonic 3 and Knuckles, having 50 rings and an insta-shield will let you transform to Hyper Sonic without any Super Emeralds.