The Chao Guardians is an attack in the form of a Chao with flower petals surrounding it.
In gameplay, the Chao Guardians can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Tikal. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Chao Guardians if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned user.
When used, the user lets a Chao out, who will quickly travel down the lane the user was on when he was deployed. After flying down the lane for a while, the Chao will then ricochet in the opposite direction. Opponents caught in the path of the Chao Guardians will be slowed down and lose Rings. In addition, the Chao Guardians can travel through all walls and will continue moving after hitting players. Players also have a chance of finding two Chao Guardians and this chance increases at level 6. At level 12, players have an increased chance of picking up three Chao Guardians.
In order to avoid the Chao Guardians, the player's only option is to step out of its lane.