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Cyan Wisps are a special breed. They are very fast, never seem to stop moving and as a result they can seem a little scatterbrained. Their powers allow Sonic to transform into the Cyan Laser.

— Description, Sonic Colors (Wii)[1]

The Cyan Wisp (シアンウィスプ Shian Wisupu?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a breed of Wisp that grants the Cyan Laser Color Power.



An infant Cyan Wisp, from Sonic Runners.

The Cyan Wisps have two permanently narrowed orange eyes. They possess three tentacles stemming from their heads, one of which is shaped like a lightning bolt. They also have a spike-shaped structure pointed backwards, sticking out from their heads.

Infant Cyan Wisps have shorter and smoother tentacles and wider eyes. The spike on their heads is shorter and more stubby as well.

Characteristics and culture

Being Wisps, the Cyan Wisps are halcyon, social, bright, energetic, and pure of heart.[2] They are likewise peaceful, playful, non-hostile and friendly of nature, and enjoy spending most of their time playing with others. Due to their overall good nature, they easily get along with everybody, except bad guys.[2] Also, rather than aliens, with their floaty movements, they are more like fairies.[2] Additionally, while they are not necessarily fighters, they are nonetheless brave and very helpful towards their friends and allies.

Cyan Wisps are considered a "special breed" of Wisp. They are very fast and chatty and never seem to stop moving, and can as a result be a bit scatterbrained.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Cyan Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation. They are also very fast, almost as fast as Sonic the Hedgehog.

The Cyan 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, through they have been shown being able to use it to revert Nega-Wisps back to normal, carry objects through levitation and teleport objects.

The Cyan 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 Cyan Laser which turns them into living laser beams. Alternatively, the Cyan Wisps are able to manifest the Cyan Laser form and its power themselves without phasing into a recipient.

Game appearances

Sonic Colors

The Cyan Wisps made their first appearance in the Wii version and Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, and later the remaster Sonic Colors: Ultimate. When their homeworld was moved to Earth by Dr. Eggman in order to create his interstellar amusement park, the Cyan Wisps and the rest of their race were threatened to be enslaved by Eggman, who wanted their Hyper-go-on to control the minds of everyone on Earth using a weapon. Fortunately, the Cyan Wisps and the rest of their race were all freed thanks to Sonic the Hedgehog. After Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park imploded into a black hole, the Cyan Wisps worked together with the rest of their race to stop the black hole and succeeded, before returning their homeworlds to their original places in the universe.

In gameplay on both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game and in Sonic Colors: Ultimate, the Cyan Wisps appear as Wisp Capsule power-ups that enable the Cyan Laser. On the Wii version of the game, the player encounters the Cyan Wisps in all Areas, except for Terminal Velocity. In the Nintendo DS version of the game, the player encounters the Cyan Wisps in Starlight Carnival, Aquarium Park and Asteroid Coaster.

Sonic Generations

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, the Cyan Wisps appear in Tropical Resort Act 2 as Wisp Capsule power-ups that enable the Cyan Laser. They also appeared in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, but only as a cameo during the ending credits.

Sonic Lost World

In the Wii U version, PC version and Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World, the Cyan Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups that enable the Cyan Laser. In the Wii U/PC version, the player encounters the Cyan Wisps in Windy Hill, Tropical Coast, Frozen Factory and Silent Forest. Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS version features them in Windy Hill, Frozen Factory, Silent Forest, Sky Road (where they are first unlocked), and Lava Mountain.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Cyan Wisp makes an appearance during the Dream Event "Sonic's Figure Skating Spectacular". Here, a Cyan Wisp is one of the Wisps that the four participating characters free from a Wisp Capsule as the player(s) proceed down the event's course. When the player then has to defeat the Rotatatron, the Cyan Wisp will appear alongside several other Wisps and join up with the four characters to perform the Final Color Blaster, which deals the final blow on the Rotatatron.

Sonic Runners

In Sonic Runners, the Cyan Wisps play supporting roles to the main cast. Here, it is revealed that some Cyan Wisps chose to stay on earth after the events of Sonic Colors because they liked it there, and that they have established their own small colonies on the planet. Over the course of the game, Team Sonic comes across the Cyan Wisps several times, whom they often end up saving from Dr. Eggman and/or his lackeys. Occasionally, the Cyan Wisps will also ask the team for help solving different problems, whether it be either Eggman-related trouble or more personal issues. Sometimes though, the Cyan Wisps will help Team Sonic as well, usually by providing information or handling smaller tasks.

In gameplay, the Cyan Wisps appear a part of the Cyan Laser Equippable Item which the player can use during the stages to transform into the Cyan Laser.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

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

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, the Cyan Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups on the game's race tracks. They are exclusively picked up by Power-Type racers, but can be transferred to other character types via Item Box Transfer. In gameplay, the Cyan Wisp power-ups allow the player to fire a Cyan Laser for several seconds that can damage opposing rival racers.

In the comic tie-in, during one of the early races in Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, a Cyan Wisp was used by Omega as a part of a collaboration attack on Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on Team Sonic and Team Dark's race.[3]

In other media

Archie Comics

A Cyan Wisp in the Archie Comics.

The Cyan Wisps made an appearance in the Archie Comics' adaption of Sonic Colors in Sonic the Hedgehog #219.

In the comics, some Cyan Wisps and a few other Wisps were chased by Orbot, Cubot and a pack of Egg Pawns, but one Cyan Wisp was saved by Sonic. Briefly after the rescue, the Cyan Wisp went inside Sonic, granting its rescuer the Cyan Laser, and allowing Sonic to destroy the Egg Pawns in a flash and to send Orbot and Cubot running. After the usage of the Cyan Laser, the Cyan Wisp reemerged and was then praised by Sonic for its powers. A Cyan Wisp then joined Sonic, Tails, Yacker and some other Wisps, as Sonic ventured out to save its race from Eggman.

IDW Publishing

Main article: Cyan Wisp (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Cyan Wisps are aliens from Planet Wisp. Much like in the games, some of them have settled down on Sonic's world where they help out the planet's inhabitants from time to time.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Colors (Wii) United States instruction booklet, pg. 11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"

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