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Empowering robots Ingathering emeralds
A shard of a Chaos Emerald or the Master Emerald.
Emerald Shards ( are objects that appear in the エメラルドのかけら Emerarudo no kake-ra , lit. "Emerald Fragments") ? . They are fragments of either the Sonic the Hedgehog series Chaos Emeralds or the Master Emerald created when the gems have been forced into shattering. Bringing them back together will reform their gestalt Emerald.
The Emerald Shards floating in midair in
. Sonic Adventure
and its later iteration Sonic Adventure , Dr. Eggman shattered the Master Emerald to release Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Chaos, making Knuckles go on a search to find its Emerald Shards after the shards spread like a shower of green meteors across the north of Station Square. In each of Knuckles'  Action Stage, the player has to find all the Emerald Shards within it to complete it. To locate the shards, the player has the Emerald Radar. Once Knuckles acquired all of the shards, he reassembled the Master Emerald on Angel Island.
Dreamcast version of the game, they are a very dark green and hard to see against some backgrounds, but in , they are much more radiant and easier to see. When touching a shard, it will float up over Knuckles and disappear in a burst of sparkles.
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Sonic Adventure 2
Knuckles finding one of the Master Emerald Shards.
and its later iteration Sonic Adventure 2 , Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Rouge and Knuckles were fighting over the Master Emerald. Dr. Eggman attempted to steal it, but Knuckles smashed it to prevent the theft, so he and Rouge began hunting down its Emerald Shards. In the majority of Knuckles and Rouge's Stages, the objective is to find all the Emerald Shards' present. Once again, the player has the Emerald Radar to pinpoint their locations. In the Treasure Hunt Races in the game's two-player mode, the Emeralds Shards are to be located by the players in a similar fashion.
The two treasure hunters eventually gathered all the shards, though after Knuckles saved Rouge's life, she returned her shards to Knuckles with reluctant gratitude, which let Knuckles reassemble the Master Emerald.
, Emerald Shards from both the Master Emerald and the Sonic Battle Chaos Emeralds appeared. Many of the Chaos Emeralds were crushed by Dr. Eggman into five Emerald Shards and used to operate the E-121 Phi model robots. Once a Phi is destroyed, they drop their Emerald Shard and either break down or retreat. When five Emerald Shards of the same color are united, a Chaos Emerald can be created. Tails is the one who first discovered how Emerald Shards work and characters often visit him to have their Chaos Emerald reassembled. Chaos Gamma is also seen with an Emerald Shard which he absorbs to injure Shadow.
When Sonic tried to use the
Master Emerald to neutralize the Chaos Emeralds inside of the out-of-control Emerl, Emerl smashed the Master Emerald into tiny pieces and the pieces were not seen for the remainder of the game, though it is highly likely they were recovered and reassembled. At the end of Emerl's story, Emerl exploded, smashing the Chaos Emeralds within him, turning them to Shards with Emerl's "soul" within them.
, the Emerald Shards appeared again as fragments of the Sonic Runners Master Emerald called Master Emerald Fragments. When Dr. Eggman tried stealing the Master Emerald, Knuckles smashed it into several fragments which dispersed far and wide to keep it safe. Both Team Sonic and Eggman thus began tracking down the fragments. While Team Sonic found some without trouble, they sometimes had to fight Eggman and Metal Sonic for them. Eggman initially had the upper hand thanks to an Emerald Detector, but Team Sonic took it from him and used it to find the remaining shards and reassembled the Master Emerald.
In other media
Emerald Shards in
. Sonic X
In the anime series
, the Emerald Shards make a few appearances. In this media, the only Emerald Shards shown are the fragments of the Sonic X Master Emerald.
The Emeralds Shards first appeared during the Chaos Saga, where Eggman shattered the Master Emerald to free
Chaos. As such, Knuckles went off on a search across the nearby areas on earth for the Emerald Shards to restore the Master Emerald. The Emerald Shards appeared again near the end of the Metarex Saga when the Master Emerald shattered after all its power was used to defeat Dark Oak.
In the cartoon series
, when Sonic Underground Dingo accidentally dropped a Chaos Emerald from a great height, it shattered in two. This resulted in the release of the Chaos Energy within, causing a great amount of disasters around Planet Mobius. Dingo's attempt to put the two shards back together only shocked him with the immense discharge, and Sleet's attempt to contain them inside a transformed Dingo only caused the latter to turn into a powerful mutant monster. Only a special canister can contain the loose Chaos Energy from tearing the planet apart.
Strangely, Tails claimed that he could reassemble the Emeralds if the Shards were of the same color. However, all the Chaos Emeralds in Sonic Battle were given the same green Chaos Emerald sprite.
Sonic Team (9 September 1999). . Sonic Adventure Dreamcast. Sega. Area/Level: Station Square. " Newsstand Saleswoman: Let's see if there's any news about last night. The paper says... A mysterious meteor shower was sighted. A shower of shiny, green meteors shooting to the north. It was so bright, you'd think you could reach out and touch it. How romantic!"
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Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asoh ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Canna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
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English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Connor Bringas ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles/ GUN Soldiers) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy Rose) David Humphrey ( | Shadow the Hedgehog) Lani Minella ( | Rouge/ Omochao) Deem Bristow ( | Doctor Eggman) Moriah Angeline ( | Maria Robotnik) Marc Biagi ( | Gerald/ GUN Soldiers) Steve Broadie ( | President) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup | Believe In Myself | Deeper | Dive into the Mellow | E.G.G.M.A.N. | Escape from the City | Fly in the Freedom | For True Story | It Doesn't Matter | Kick the Rock! | Live and Learn | My Sweet Passion | Rhythm And Balance | Space Trip Steps | Supporting Me | The Supernatural | Throw It All Away | Unknown from M.E. | Vengeance is Mine
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*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
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