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Attack with a drill. Press a button repeatedly for powered up attacks.

— Basic attack description, Sonic Forces manual[1]

The Drill Wispon[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Wispon that is themed after the Yellow Wisp. The Drill Wispon can be used by Avatar, allowing the character to penetrate through Badniks, as well as excavate through the ground and climb up walls.



Modeled after the Yellow Wisp, the Drill Wispon is a cone-shaped Wispon that is colored yellow with orange strips spiraling through. It also has a hole in the middle of the cone that resembles the Yellow Wisp's eye. The cone itself is attached to a black footing with yellow bars surrounding the gray grip that is attached to the back of the black footing. The grip itself allows the wielder to hold this Wispon in a comfortable position.

Features and abilities

As its name implies, the Drill Wispon can use the power of the Yellow Wisp and essentially allow the Avatar to use the power of the Yellow Drill Color Power without transforming into the Color Power. The Drill Wispon can be used as an offensive measure against Badniks.

Like when using an actual Color Power though, the Drill Wispon is activated by the Yellow Wisps' cooperation, meaning it cannot be used by users that the Yellow Wisps do not like.[2]


The Avatar using the Drill Wispon.

The Drill Wispon allows the user to pierce through enemies, spiralling the user forward to destroy the enemies in front of them. It can also allow the user to climb up walls and tunnel underneath the surface to keep moving forward to the goal. The basic attack of the Drill Wispon is a charge attack with three levels of charge that has the user dash straight ahead at high speed. Care must be taken so that the user does not fly over the edge or into any hazards.

The basic Drill Wispon is unlocked by defeating Infinite in his boss fight in Metropolis. By advancing through the game, the player can unlock different variants of the Drill Wispon. These variants all have the same basic functions, but offer additional skills to the player when equipped:

Wispon no. Skill description
First skill Second skill Third skill
1 N/A N/A N/A
2 Blocks enemy attacks while braking. N/A N/A
3 Awards Rings for reaching a checkpoint. N/A N/A
4 Lets you stop on a dime, regardless of speed. Gives a burst of speed when landing. N/A
5 Increases grinding speed. Extends sliding distance. N/A
6 Increases grinding speed. Applies a protective shield. Gives a burst of speed when landing.
7 Grants Rings when starting a stage. Lets you get up quickly after taking damage. Awards bonus points for collecting 100 Rings.
8 Lets you stop on a dime, regardless of speed. Gives a burst of speed after landing a Stomp. Enables you to perform sequential Wire Attacks faster.
9 Awards Rings for defeating enemies. Grants invincibility for a short time after collecting 100 Rings. Awards bonus points when you collect a chain of Rings.

In other media

IDW Publishing

Main article: Drill Wispon (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Drill Wispon is a Wispon tool from Sonic's world.


Concept artwork






  1. 1.0 1.1 File:SFManualEN016.jpg
  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.

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