The Flash Shot[1] is an object that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. It is a gun-type weapon usable to both enemies and the player and one of the primary weapons of the Black Arms.


Loosely based on a gun, the Flash Shot is gray with two gun parallel barrels. Being a Black Arms-native weapon, the Flash Shot is an alien weapon. Two crimson, Black Arms-native symbols are emblazoned on top of the barrels, and its handle is black and gray.


In gameplay, the Flash Shot can only be found in certain Stages. They can be wielded by enemies aligned with the Black Arms who will use them against the player.

Flash Shots can be dropped by defeated Black Arm enemies that wield them or released from containers. Touching them will make Shadow pick them up automatically and pressing PSSquareButton.png/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/XboxX.png (whether on the ground or in mid-air) fires them. Holding down PSSquareButton.png/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/XboxX.png makes them fire continuously shots as well. As a gun, the Flash Shot can shoot enemies from a distance (targets within range will be automatically targeted). By comparison, the Flash Shots' shots have a short range and deal low damage, but they have enough rounds to defeat at fifteen enemies at most. A Flash Shot has a total of twenty shots and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Flash Shot.

In other media

Archie Comics

Several Black Warriors using a Flash Shot, from Sonic Universe #59.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comics published by Archie Comics, the Flash Shot made an appearance in Sonic Universe #59. When Team Dark and the Spider Troupe got onboard the New Black Comet, several Black Warriors wielded Flash Shot weapons against them, but were defeated.[2]


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761551959.
  2. Sonic Universe #59, "Shadow Fall Part One: Into the Unknown"

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