The Egg Spear[1] is a recurring weapon in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are spears used primarily by the Egg Pawn family of the Eggman Empire.


Despite its name, the Egg Spears resemble more the stereotypical lance. They are quite long by comparison, easily over twice an Egg Pawn's height in length. Possessing a long and white, cone-shaped head with a sharp point, they 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.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

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Egg Pawns and Solid Pawns with Egg Spears in Sonic Heroes.

The Egg Spears first appeared in Sonic Heroes alongside the Egg Pawns themselves 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


Shadow wielding an Egg Spear.

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Egg Spear appeared as a close combat-type weapon usable to both enemies and the player. In gameplay, they are only found in certain Stages, like Sky Troops or Circus Park, where 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 containers. Touching them will make Shadow pick them up automatically and pressing PSSquareButton/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO/XboxX (whether on the ground or in mid-air) makes him attack with them. As a close 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.

Sonic Colors

In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, the Egg Spear is a weapon used by certain Egg Pawns against the player. Rather than charging into the player with them like in Sonic Heroes, the Egg Pawns use the Egg Spears for close-up thrusts. Unlike most other Egg Pawn weapons in this game, the Egg Spears can appear in multiple Areas, regardless of the local theme.

Sonic Generations

Egg Pawns appear once again wielding this weapon. They are seen using it in Seaside Hill, and as always, the range of the weapon is very short.


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761551959.

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