Despite its name, the Egg Spears resemble the stereotypical lance more than a spear. They are quite long by comparison, easily over twice an Egg Pawn's height in length. Possessing a white and orange cone-shaped head with a sharp point, they each have a large and round orange vamplate and a thin orange and grey grip. Over time, the Egg Spears' vamplates have gotten thicker and their heads have received an orange tip.
The Egg Spears first appeared in Sonic Heroes as one of the standard weapons wielded by several Egg Pawns, Solid Pawns and Egg Knights. In gameplay, the enemies attack the player with the Egg Spears by simply charging into the playable characters with them. Touching the Egg Spears, even when the enemies are standing idly by, will harm the player.
Shadow the Hedgehog
In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Egg Spear appeared as a close-quarters combat-type weapon usable by both enemies and the player. In gameplay, they are only found in certain Stages, such Sky Troops and Circus Park. They can be wielded by Egg Pawns, who will use them against the player.
Egg Spears can be dropped by defeated enemies that wield them or released from breakable Containers. Touching one will make the playable character pick it up automatically, and pressing // (whether on the ground or in mid-air) will make him attack with it. As a close-quarters combat weapon, the Egg Spear is designed for face-to-face combat. A Egg Spear can be attacked with a total of six times, and once those tries are spent, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another six attacks by picking up another Egg Spear.
In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, and the remaster Sonic Colors: Ultimate, the Egg Spear received a slight update in design. In this game, it is a weapon used against the playable characters by certain Egg Pawns, who will use them for close-up thrusts instead of charging them into the playable characters like in Sonic Heroes. Unlike most other Egg Pawn weapons in this game, the Egg Spears can appear in multiple Areas, regardless of the level theme. There is also a different white and purple version of the Egg Spear in the game that is held by the Egg Pawns in Terminal Velocity .
In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Egg Spear retains its design from Sonic Colors. Again, it is a weapon used by the Egg Pawns, this time exclusively by those in Seaside Hill Act 1 and 2. Like in Sonic Colors, the Egg Pawns used them for close-up thrusts when attacking the player. In Seaside Hill Act 1 in particular, the Egg Spears glow when they are attacked with.
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Egg Spear is a tool used by the Egg Pawns. They are typically used by the Egg Pawns for melee combat, and are usually wielded alongside shields.