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Shoots flames straight ahead. Hold the button for continuous fire.

— Basic attack description, Sonic Forces manual[1]

The Burst Wispon[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Wispon that is themed after the Red Wisp. The Burst Wispon can be used by Avatar, allowing the character to expel a flamethrower and perform midair jumps.



Modeled after the Red Wisp, the Burst Wispon is a red-colored Wispon that has a fireball-shaped frame that is held together by several black nozzles. These nozzles are attached to a white barrel. It also has three holes on its front, keeping with the Red Wisp-motif. It also has a black handle on the back that allows the wielder to hold it in a comfortable grip.

Features and abilities

As its name implies, the Burst Wispon can harness the power of the Red Wisp. Through this method, one can channel the power of the Red Burst Color Power through the Burst Wispon, thus allowing the Burst Wispon to produce combustive fire bursts powerful enough to send its user flying into the air. The Burst Wispon also serves as a flamethrower that can spew flames hot enough to make Badniks explode.

Like when using an actual Color Power though, the Burst Wispon is activated by the Red Wisps' cooperation, meaning it cannot be used by users that the Red Wisps do not like.[2]


In gameplay, the Burst Wispon can destroy Badniks with ease. Its special attack also allows the user to jump up higher with an explosive burst of flames that can be used consecutively to reach higher areas.

The initial basic Burst Wispon is given after creating an Avatar for the first time during a new game. By advancing through the game, the player can unlock different variants of the Burst Wispon. These variants all have the same basic functions, but offer additional Skills to the player when equipped:

Wispon no. Skill description
First skill Second skill Third skill
1 N/A N/A N/A
2 Makes Wire Attacks faster. N/A N/A
3 Grants Rings when starting a stage. N/A N/A
4 Collecting Rings increases speed. Applies a protective shield. N/A
5 Lets you stop on a dime, regardless of speed. Lets you get up quickly after taking damage. N/A
6 Lets you stop on a dime, regardless of speed. Gives a burst of speed when landing. Makes Wire Attacks faster.
7 Awards Rings for defeating enemies. Grants Rings when starting a stage. Awards bonus points when you collect a chain of Rings.
8 Increases grinding speed. Grants invincibility for a short time after collecting 100 Rings. Awards Rings for reaching a checkpoint.
9 Applies a protective shield. Lets you get up quickly after taking damage. Gives a burst of speed after landing a Stomp.

In other media

IDW Publishing

Main article: Burst Wispon (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Burst Wispon is a Wispon tool from Sonic's world.


Concept artwork






  1. 1.0 1.1 File:SFManualEN016.jpg
  2. ソニック & ウィスプ キャラクター紹介 (Japanese). ソニック & ウィスプ キャラクター紹介. Sega. Archived from the original on 10 September 2021. Retrieved on 12 September 2021.

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