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Not to be confused with the weapon named Bashōsen.

Deal damage with these razor-sharp leaves, and slow down any rival that stays in the trail. Your rivals won't be a fan of this one!

— Description, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

The Bashosen is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Projectile Item used primarily to attack rivals.


The Bashosen takes the form of Jet the Hawk's signature twin weapons, the Bashōsens, which are said to have razor-sharp edges, both as an icon and on the tracks.


Jet using the Bashosen, from Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

In gameplay, the Bashosen can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Jet. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Bashosen if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned user.

Once obtained, the player can utilize the Bashosen by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the user sets loose two Bashōsens that twirl around each other while they travel down the lane they were deployed on in front of the user. As the fans move forward, the Bashosen will pass through any obstacle or enemy until this power-up wears off. In addition, the Bashosen will leave behind a green trail while moving. Rival characters that make contact with the Bashosen will take damage, causing them to lose Rings and slow down momentarily. Additionally, any Rival character that stays on the green trail left by the Bashosen will slowly begin to decrease their speed. To avoid the Bashosen, the playable character has to step out of its lane.

The Bashosen can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 6 and 12 respectively. For each upgrade, the player will get the chance to obtain more Bashosens to use in the Projectile Item slot from a single Item Box; at level 6, there is a chance of getting two Bashosens, and at level 12, there is a chance of getting three Bashosens.


Even the trail left by this razor sharp projectile will cause damage!

— The former description for the Bashosen, from Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
  • Prior to the version 2.5.0 update, the Bashosen had a different description, reflecting the fact the trail left by it could also damage Rivals.

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