Energy Cores are objects that first appeared in . They are glowing energy orbs that work as power-ups and are used for various actions.
Shadow the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
A purple Energy Core in
. Shadow the Hedgehog
Energy Cores first appeared in
. In this game, it is used for charging either the Shadow the Hedgehog Hero Gauge or Dark Gauge. The Energy Cores for filling the Hero Gauge are blue and the Energy Cores for filling the Dark Gauge are purple.  They are present in every stage in the game, but the purple cores are easier to find. 
In the console/PC version of
, the Energy Orbs play an important role in the Sonic Generations rival battle against Shadow. Here, both Sonic and Shadow race against each other to collect Energy Cores which flow down the course at high speeds. When a character collects a Energy Core, another will appear further down the course. For the player, the only way to beat Shadow is to collect enough Energy Cores (which is two in normal battle, three in hard mode) and use them properly.
Sonic and Shadow after getting two or three Energy Cores.
Once either character collect a set amount of Energy Cores (two on normal mode and three on hard mode), he will execute a special attack at the opponent. However, the attack manifests in different ways for
Sonic and Shadow:
Shadow: Shadow will launch a salvo of Chaos Spears onto the ground. Trying to reach Sonic for another blow, Shadow will warp himself above the ground instantly from both directions. As this state fades out, Shadow charges up a more powerful Chaos Spear and throws it at Sonic as his final blow.
Sonic: Sonic automatically performs a purple and empowered version of the Boost. While racing at Boost speed, Sonic can pierce Meteorites and shatter them into three shards that are flung directly into Shadow and decrease his speed. As Sonic reaches Shadow, he can bypass the protection of Shadow's Boost and damage him until Shadow's Ring count reaches zero or Sonic's Boost Gauge runs out
As soon as the character's special move ends, they have to collect another set of Energy Cores to perform it again.
↑ Sonic Team, Sonic Team USA, (15, November 2005)
PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Lethal Highway. " Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog: I'm sensing an intense aura of justice coming from that glowing blue orb."
↑ Sonic Team, Sonic Team USA, (15, November 2005)
PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Lethal Highway. " Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog: I'm sensing an intense aura of evil coming from that glowing red orb." ↑
(GameCube) United States instruction manual. Shadow the Hedgehog
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Shadow) Sean Schemmel ( | Black Doom) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Gerald) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream, Maria) Carter Cathcart ( | Vector) David Wills ( | Espio) Amy Birnbaum ( | Charmy) Jeff Kramer ( | Omega) Andrew Rannells ( | GUN Soldier) Marc Thompson ( | Commander) Maddie Blaustein ( | President) Bella Hudson (
Japanese voice actors
Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Ryūzaburō Ōtomo ( | Black Doom) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman, Gerald) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yūki Masuda ( | Espio) Yōko Teppōzuka ( | Charmy) Taiten Kusunoki ( | Omega) Takashi Yoshida ( | GUN Soldier) Banjō Ginga ( | Commander) Yutaka Nakano ( | President) Junko Kitanishi ( | Secretary) Ryō Hirohashi (
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English voice actors
Roger Craig Smith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman) Kate Higgins ( | Tails) Travis Willingham ( | Knuckles) Cindy Robinson ( | Amy) Kirk Thornton ( | Shadow) Quinton Flynn ( | Silver) Laura Bailey ( | Omochao, Blaze) Karen Strassman ( | Rouge) Michelle Ruff ( | Cream) Keith Silverstein ( | Vector) Troy Baker ( | Espio) Colleen O'Shaughnessey (
Japanese voice actors
Junichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails (Modern)) Takuto Yoshinaga ( | Tails (Classic)) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Koji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Daisuke Ono ( | Silver) Nao Takamori ( | Blaze) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yuuki Masuda ( | Espio) Youko Teppozuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
Air Bubble | Back 2 Back | Balloon | Big Balloon | Birthday | Blue Blur: Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack | Bomb | Bonus Bell* | Boost Gauge | Boss Gate | Boss Gate Key* | Bottomless pit | Bumper | Buoy | Cannon | Capsule | Cart | Chao in Space | Chaos Emerald | Cloud* | Collection Room | Color Power | Combo* | Container ( Case, Spike Block, Steel Container, Unbreakable Container, Wooden Container) | Conveyor Belt** | Corkscrew loop | Crusher | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Death Egg Robot* | Dimensional Bomb | Egg Dragoon* | Egg Gun | Egg Mobile | Egg Spear | Energy Core | Escape from the City* | Explosion Trap | Fan | Flipper | Four-way Cannon* | Gear Platform | Goal Ring | Gondola* | GUN Military Truck* | Hanging Bell* | Havok* | Health Gauge** | Heart Bombs* | Helicopter* | High-speed warp tube | Horizontal Bar | Information Pod* | Iron ball | Jump Panel (plate) | Jump Panel (ramp) | Kao | Laser field | Lair of the Time Eater | Medal | Mega Mack* | Meteorite | Miles Electric | Movable box | Mushroom** | Musical note* | Orca | Perfect Bonus | Pole Elevator | Prism** | Propeller | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rainbow Ring | Rank | Red Star Ring* | Ring | Rocket | Route Signal* | Seesaw | Sega Genesis Controller* | Skateboard* | Skill Shop* | Slot machine | Snowboard | Spring | Spring Catapult | Spring Pole | Spike Trap | Spinning Top | Sonic Generations (manga) | Sonic Generations of Skate | Sphere | Spinning Platform | Spotlight | Star Post | Statue Room* | Stomping Shoes** | Switch | Time Attack | Time Bonus | Tornado-1 | Totem Pole | Trap Spring | Vengeance is Mine** | Wall Jump Block | Warp Point | White Space | Wide spring | Winding Tunnel | Wisp Capsule | Wisp Gauge** | You're My Hero | Zip Line
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** Nintendo 3DS version only