The Captive Light takes the form of a bright sparkling light with small stars surrounding it.
In gameplay, the Captive Light can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Tikal. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Captive Light if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned user.
When used, a small sparkling light will be dropped some distance ahead of the opponent that is directly in front of the user or behind them. Touching a Captive Light with a playable character (including the user) will cause the player's screen to be obscured by a bright light, as well as slow them down briefly. This effect will last for a short amount of time. The Captive Light can be upgraded for each individual user by leveling them to levels 4, 10 and 16, increasing the blinding effect.
To avoid Captive Light, the player must either jump over them or run in between them.