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The Crimson Wisp (クリムゾンウィスプ Kurimuzon Wisupu?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a breed of Wisp that grants the Crimson Eagle Color Power.



The Crimson Wisps are colored crimson with three wide spikes extending from the top of their heads, and have three orange eyes that form a triangular pattern on their face. They also have three thin tentacles stemming from the bottom of their heads.

Characteristics and culture

Being Wisps, the Crimson Wisps are bright, energetic, and pure of heart. Due to their overall good nature, they easily get along with everybody, except bad guys. Also, rather than aliens, with their floaty movements, they are more like fairies.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Crimson Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation.

The Crimson Wisps are able to generate and store their own unique variant of a powerful energy known as Hyper-go-on inside their own bodies, which is their life source. It is unclear to what extent they can use their own Hyper-go-on.

The Crismon Wisps are able to pass on a fraction of their Hyper-go by phasing into the recipient. When organic beings or robots receive their Hyper-go-on, they can transform into the Crimson Eagle which enables them to fly. Alternatively, the Crimson Wisps are able to manifest the Crimson Eagle form themselves without phasing into a recipient.

Game appearances

Sonic Lost World

The Crimson Wisps first appeared in the Wii U version and PC version of Sonic Lost World as Item Box power-ups that enable the Crimson Eagle. The player encounters the Crimson Wisps in Desert Ruins, Silent Forest and Sky Road.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Crimson Wisps can be spotted along the sides of the racetracks on Planet Wisp.

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, the Crimson Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups on the game's race tracks. On a few occasions, the player is able to obtain and hold up to three Crimson Wisps at once. In gameplay, the Crimson Wisp power-ups allow the player to shoot Crimson Eagle-based projectiles at rival racers.

In the comic tie-in, during one of the early races in Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, a Crimson Wisp was used by Knuckles as a part of a collaboration attack on Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on Team Sonic and Team Dark's race.[2]


Concept artwork


Sprites and models



  1. 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.
  2. Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"

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