Quotation1 Come, Black Bull! Burn this entire city and its inhabitants to ash! Quotation2
Black Doom, Shadow the Hedgehog

The Black Bull (ブラックブル Burakku Buru?) is a powerful creature in the Black Arms and serves as a boss in Shadow the Hedgehog.


The Black Bull resembles a cross between a giant maggot and a dragon. Due to its large blubbery body, its only weak spot is its single green eye. It can breathe fire and produce Black Wings from its mouth. It appears as a boss in Shadow the Hedgehog after completing Lethal Highway or Death Ruins. The guide is Sonic the Hedgehog for Lethal Highway or Rouge the Bat for Death Ruins.


Black Bull uses two main types of attacks. Either it shoots fireballs towards Shadow or breathes fire at the ground, having it spread out in a ring of flames to try and hit Shadow with.

In both cases, Shadow has to damage its only weak point - its eye. The player can use the Homing Attack or weapons to damage it. In the Lethal Highway battle, the player can use Black Wings to damage Black Bull's eye with Homing Attacks or he/she can destroy Black Warriors and use their weapons to damage Black Bull. In the Death Ruins battle, the player must use a Spring in front of the starting point to reach a rail and grind on it. Then he/she can use either Homing Attack or weapons collected from Black Warriors to damage Black Bull's eye. In both battle sections, using Shadow's Chaos Control would slow down the Black Bull and the clock for an easy A-rank.


As it is the case with all bosses in Shadow the Hedgehog, the Rank the player received for defeating the Black Bull is based on the time they taken to defeat it. Due to both fights taking place at different times in the scenario, the ranking times in each encounter differ between each other:

Lethal Highway Death Ruins
A Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
≥ 1:40 ≥ 2:00
B Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
2:00 2:30
C Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
2:30 3:00
D Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
3:00 3:30
E Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
< 3:00 < 3:30


  • In the Pinch mode of the "Death Ruins" boss fight, Black Bull uses his jaws to try and bite Shadow.
  • In the Lethal Highway Level, If the player successfully damages the Black Bull after the "half health cutscene" when he is not in a corner, he will try to change direction and go through the building, thus causing the screen to shake momentarily.
  • This boss and the Blue Falcon are bosses named after vehicles in the F-Zero series.






Black Bull (Lethal Highway) - Shadow the Hedgehog

Black Bull (Lethal Highway) - Shadow the Hedgehog

Shadow the Hedgehog - Stage 4 Boss Black Bull - Death Ruins (A-Rank)

Shadow the Hedgehog - Stage 4 Boss Black Bull - Death Ruins (A-Rank)

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