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The Chaos Emerald[1] (ワープゲート[2] Wāpugēto?, lit. "Warp Gate"), also known as the Special Monitor,[3] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is an Item Box power-up depicting a Chaos Emerald that has had different uses.


The Chaos Emerald is an Item Box with a black screen that features a Chaos Emerald.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble

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In Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, the Chaos Emeralds[1] (ワープゲート[2] Wāpugēto?, lit. "Warp Gate"), also known as the Special Monitors,[3] are monitors with an orange Chaos Emerald on screen.

In gameplay, the Chaos Emerald monitors appear in the first two Acts of the first five Zones. If the player breaks a Chaos Emerald while carrying fifty Rings or more, it will open a Star Circle above itself that leads into one of the Special Stage where a Chaos Emerald can be earned. After a Chaos Emerald has been used, a Super Ring monitor appears in its place after the player exits the Special Stage. However, if the player does not have fifty Rings when opening a Chaos Emerald monitor, nothing will happen.

Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)

In the 2013 remaster of Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit), the Chaos Emeralds depict a green Chaos Emerald on their screen.

In gameplay, the Chaos Emeralds are monitors that can only be added using Debug Mode. When broken, the Chaos Emerald will play the sound effect played when Sonic transforms into Super Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit), and will toggle the player's Chaos Emerald count from six, seven, and then zero.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (Sega Game Gear) United States instruction booklet, pg. 8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic & Tails 2 (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 62. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Special stage - Collect fifty Rings, find the Special Monitor, and bust it open to unlock a shot as the Chaos Emerald. You'll need to either navigate a maze and battle Fang before time runs out or collect eighty Rings with the Tornado within a strict time limit."