Ball of light that can be absorbed.
Ancient Light ( is a 太古の光 Taikonohikari ) ? Level Up Item that can be obtained by Sonic in and Sonic Adventure , and by both Sonic and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Shadow in and Sonic Adventure 2 .
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
The Ancient Light is a hovering white orb of light that is absorbed into the body of those who touches it. Obtaining the Ancient Light allows the user to perform the
Light Speed Attack, an attack that destroys multiple enemies at once.
Sonic Adventure, the Ancient Light is located in Mystic Ruins when Sonic has to proceed to Red Mountain. To obtain it, one has to go into the cave that appears in front of the train station at Mystic Ruins and go through the tunnel until Sonic reaches the other side. With Angel Island to the left, the player must pass through the field until Sonic gets to the entrance to the bridge leading to Angel Island, and the Ancient Light will be located on a flat rock platform to the left of the bridge entrance. With it, Sonic is able to proceed onto Red Mountain, by destroying the Kiki guarding it.
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic can find his Ancient Light in
Green Forest, which serves as an optional Level Up Item. After the second time Sonic needs to swing on vines and after coming through the second loop (half loop), he has to hit the springs and land on the desired platform. Once on this platform, the player must go to the right and there will be a 10 rings Item Box. The player must go to the nearest edge and a Mono Beetle should appear. The player must then use a series of Homing Attacks on it and the Item Boxes that appear behind it to reach another platform, where the Ancient Light is located.
Shadow the Hedgehog
Shadow can find his Ancient Light in
Sky Rail, which serves as an optional Level Up Item. Left from the first Chao Container, which is located on the platform to the left, before taking the first rocket up, is a line of Mono Beetles. One needs to use the Homing Attack on them until Shadow reaches the spring on the other side of the pillar, which leads up to the Ancient Light on top of it.
The Light Speed Attack in both Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, is simply an optional Level Up Item that makes fighting groups of enemies easier, and is not required to complete the game.
However, it must be obtained to complete Sonic Adventure (unless the player goes through the wall leading to Red Mountain using glitches).
It is the only Level Up Item in both games that does not appear attached to Sonic and Shadow's body.
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | E-102 Gamma | Big | Metal Sonic*
Dr. Eggman | Beta ( Mark II) | Chao | Chaos ( Chaos 1, Chaos 2, Chaos 4, Chaos 6, Perfect Chaos) | Cream* | Delta | Epsilon | Froggy | Grandma | Mr. Know-It-All | Pachacamac | Tikal | Unnamed Sonic robot* | ZERO | Zeta | Animals ( Deer, Elephant, Gorilla, Kangaroo, Koala, Lion, Mole, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Rabbit, Seal, Sea Otter, Skunk, Swallow)
Adventure Fields Egg Carrier | Mystic Ruins | Station Square
Emerald Coast | Windy Valley | Casinopolis | IceCap | Twinkle Park | Speed Highway | Red Mountain | Sky Deck | Lost World | Hot Shelter | Final Egg
Sky Chase | Sand Hill | Hedgehog Hammer | Twinkle Circuit | Boss
Beat | Bladed Spinner | Boa-Boa | Buyoon | Cart Kiki | Cop Speeder | Egg Keeper | Electro Spinner | Fighter Aircraft A | Fighter Aircraft B | Gola | Ice Ball | Icecap's unnamed aircraft | Kiki | Leon | mechanical fish | Pirate | Rhinotank | Sky Deck's unnamed jet fighter | Spiky Spinner | Sweeper
Chaos 0 | Chaos 2 | Chaos 4 | Chaos 6 | E-101 Beta | E-101 Mark II | E-102 Gamma | E-103 Delta | E-104 Epsilon | E-105 Zeta | Egg Carrier | Egg Hornet | Egg Viper | Egg Walker | Knuckles the Echidna | Perfect Chaos | Sonic the Hedgehog | ZERO
Techniques Playable characters
Bolt of lightning | Climb | Dig | Flight Mode | Glide | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hover | Homing Attack | Homing Missile Launch | Jump Attack | Laser Gun | Light Speed Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lure Attack | Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack | Pick | Propeller Flight | Punch Attack | Rapid Tails Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Hammer Attack | Spin Jump | Tails Attack
Arm Punch | Bomb Attack | Bomb Gun Attack | Charge | Double Punch | Earthquake Attack | Electric Arm | Energy Ball Attack | Flame Thrower Attack | Guiding Missiles | Instantaneous Liquefaction | Laser Beam Attack | Homing Tail Slice | Inhale Attack | Marble Attack | Phantom Shadow Move | Punch | Quarter Attack | Scorpion Attack | Shockwave Attack ( Chaos 6) | Sonic Boom | Spin Attack | Spinning Spike Attack | Spouting Attack | Squash Roll Attack | Swing Punch
Gimmicks and obstacles
Bumper | Bumper Car | Cannon | Conveyor Belt | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Drum Can | Explosion Trap | Fan | Flipper | Fountain | Goal Balloon | Hanging Bell | Helicopter | Hint Box | Hint Orb | Icicle | Iron ball | Jump Panel (plate) | Jump Panel (ramp) | Laser field | Lit Panel | Mirror | Monkey Detonation Switch | Orca | Power cube | Rocket | Satellite | Slot machine | Spring | Spring Catapult | Switch | Teleporter | Trick Jump Panel | Wide spring | Wind Path | Zip Line
Air Bubble | Capsule | Cart pass | Chao Egg | Chaos Emerald | Doll | Emblem | Emerald Shard | Employee ID Card | Item Box ( 5 Rings, 10 Rings, Bomb, Extra Life, High-Speed Shoes, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Random Rings, Shield) | Key Stone ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Point Marker | Ring | Sandboard | Snowboard | Sonic Token
Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asoh ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Canna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
Sonic Adventure Original Sound Track (Digi-Log Conversation) | Sonic Adventure Remix | Sonic Adventure: Songs With Attitude Vocal Mini-Album | Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era
777 Slots Pinball | Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Card & Pinball | Chao Garden ( Station Square Garden, Mystic Ruins Garden, Egg Carrier Island) | Chao Stadium | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Chao Search* | Corkscrew loop | Debug Mode | E-100 Series | Egg Carrier | Egg Carrier 2 | Emerald Radar | Freeze | Life gauge | Mission Mode | Mystic Ruins | Shrine of Knuckles's race | Shuttle loop | | Sonic Adventure (LCD) Station Square | Station Square Police Department | Tails' Lab | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Transporter Machine
. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Staff | Glitches | Re-releases ( Battle | 2012)
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy* | Shadow ( Super Shadow) | Rouge | Eggman | Big*^ | Tikal* | Chaos* | Dark Chao Walker* | Chao Walker* | Metal Sonic*
Chao ( Dark Chao, Hero Chao, Chaos Chao) | Gerald | Maria | President | Secretary | Sigma-Alpha 2 | Researcher | Animals ( Bat, Bear, Boar, Cheetah, Condor, Dragon, Gorilla, Half Fish, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Phoenix, Rabbit, Raccoon, Seal, Sea Otter, Sheep, Skeleton Dog, Skunk, Tiger, Unicorn)
City Escape | Wild Canyon | Prison Lane | Metal Harbor | Green Forest | Pumpkin Hill | Mission Street | Aquatic Mine | Route 101 | Hidden Base | Pyramid Cave | Death Chamber | Eternal Engine | Meteor Herd | Crazy Gadget | Final Rush
Iron Gate | Dry Lagoon | Sand Ocean | Radical Highway | Egg Quarters | Lost Colony | Weapons Bed | Security Hall | White Jungle | Route 280 | Sky Rail | Mad Space | Cosmic Wall | Final Chase
Cannon's Core | Green Hill
Downtown Race | Grind Race | Planet Quest | Pool Quest | Deck Race | Pyramid Race
G.U.N. Blue Eagle | Bomb Beetle | Bomb Wing | Gold Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Hunter | Gun Wing | Hornet-3 | Hornet-6 | Hornet-9 | Laser Hawk | Laser Hornet | Laser Hunter | Mono Beetle | Phoenix | Rhino Cannon | Rhino Jet | Rhino Metal | Rhino Spike | Shield Hunter | Sky Hawk | Spark Beetle | Spring Beetle
Badniks Buzz Bomber | Chopper | E-1000 | Gola | Unidus | Kiki
Artificial Chaos ( Artificial Chaos P-1, Artificial Chaos P-100, Cell, Float Type, Guard Type) | Boo | Boom Boo
B-3x Hot Shot | Biolizard | Dr. Eggman | Egg Golem | F-6t Big Foot | Finalhazard | King Boom Boo | Knuckles | R-1/A Flying Dog | Rouge | Shadow | Sonic | Tails
Amy Flash* | Black Shield* | Black Wave* | Booming Missile* | Bounce Attack | Captive Light* | Chaos Bind* | Chaos Control | Chaos Impact* | Chaos Screw* | Chaos Spear | Chaos Strike* | Charm Ray* | Crazy Rush* | Crouch | Dark Finish* | Dark Omochao* | Dig | Drill Claw | Drill Drive | Fire Somersault | Glide | Grind Step | Grinding | Hammer Punch* | Heaven's Justice* | Hell Bomber* | Hip Drop* | Hover | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Kick/Kick Attack | Knuckle Spin* | Laser Missile* | Light Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lock-on | Lock-On Missile | Magic Hands | Omochao | Pick | Power Flash* | Power Laser* | Propeller Punch | Punch (Eggwalker) | Punch/Punch Attack | Rocket Launcher | Rumble Launcher* | Screw Kick | Somersault | Sonic Wind* | Speed Up* | Spin Jump | Spin Dash | Spiral Upper | Storming Heart* | Super Sonic Boost | Swim | Thunder Arrow* | Time Stop* | Volkan Cannon | Wrath of Gaia* | Zap Laser*
Gimmicks and obstacles
Ancient Ruin | Ball Switch | Bungie Vine | Dash Panel | Dynamite | Egg Beetle | Gravity Control Switch | Green energy fluid | Grind Rail | GUN Military Truck | High-speed warp tube | Hint Box | Hourglass | Iron ball | Jump Plate | Laser field | Missile | Pipe | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rocket | Safe | Spikes | Spinning drum | Swing Bar | Time Stop Switch | Turtle | Warp Hole | Warp Wall | Weight | Wide spring
Balloon | Chao Egg | Chao Key | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Drive | Container ( Cage, Chao Container, Steel Container, Unbreakable Container, Wooden Container) | Emblem | Emerald Shard | Goal Ring | Item Box ( 5 Rings, 10 Rings, 20 Rings, Bomb, Extra Life, Health, High-Speed Shoes, Invincibility, Magnetic Barrier, Shield) | Key Stone ( Gate Key) | Meteorite | Outfit | Point Marker | Ring | Snowboard
Level Up Items Air Necklace | Air Shoes | Ancient Light | Bazooka | Booster | Bounce Bracelet | Flame Ring | Hammer Gloves | Iron Boots | Jet Engine | Large Cannon | Laser Blaster | Light Speed Shoes | Magic Gloves | Mystic Melody | Pick Nails | Protective Armor | Shovel Claw | Sunglasses | Treasure Scope
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Connor Bringas ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles/ GUN Soldiers) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy Rose) David Humphrey ( | Shadow the Hedgehog) Lani Minella ( | Rouge/ Omochao) Deem Bristow ( | Doctor Eggman) Moriah Angeline ( | Maria Robotnik) Marc Biagi ( | Gerald/ GUN Soldiers) Steve Broadie ( | President) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup | Believe In Myself | Deeper | Dive into the Mellow | E.G.G.M.A.N. | Escape from the City | Fly in the Freedom | For True Story | It Doesn't Matter | Kick the Rock! | Live and Learn | My Sweet Passion | Rhythm And Balance | Space Trip Steps | Supporting Me | The Supernatural | Throw It All Away | Unknown from M.E. | Vengeance is Mine
Multi-Dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track | Sonic Adventure 2 Vocal Collection: Cuts Unleashed | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack | Sonic Adventure 2 Battle - Sampler | Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era
Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Central City | Chao Adventure^ | Chao Adventure 2^ | Chao Garden ( Dark, Hero, Neutral) | Chao in Space | Chao Kindergarten | Chao Machine | Chao Stadium | Chao Transporter^ | Chao World | Corkscrew loop | Cyclone | Eclipse Cannon | Eggman Bombom | Eggwalker | Emerald Radar | Fake Emerald | Gerald Robotnik's diary | Health Gauge | Hi-Speed Shoes | Kart Race | Prison Island | Project Shadow | Rank | Shuttle loop | Space Colony ARK | Station Square | Teleporter | Totem Pole | Winding Tunnel
*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
^ Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 only