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The Gray Wisp (グレイウィスプ Gurei Wisupu?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a breed of Wisp that grants the Gray Quake Color Power.



The Gray Wisps' overall appearance resembles that of a rock. Their bodies are in the shape of a boulder and a tetradecahedron, looking similar to a rough rock. They also have three regular octahedron-shaped tentacles stemming from under their bodies and have three pink eyes arranged in a triangle.

Characteristics and culture

Being Wisps, the Gray Wisps are bright, energetic, and pure of heart. Due to their overall good nature, they easily get along with everybody, except bad guys. Also, rather than aliens, with their floaty movements, they are more like fairies.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Gray Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation.

Like all Wisps, the Gray Wisps are able to generate and store their own unique variant of a powerful energy known as Hyper-go-on inside their own bodies, which doubles as their life source. It is unclear to what extent they can use their own Hyper-go-on.

The Gray Wisps are able to pass on a fraction of their Hyper-go by phasing into the recipient. When organic beings or robots receive their Hyper-go-on, they can transform into the Gray Quake which can cause powerful shockwaves and climb walls. Alternatively, the Gray Wisps are able to manifest the Gray Quake form and its power themselves without phasing into a recipient.

Game appearances

Sonic Lost World

The Gray Wisp first appeared in the Wii U version and Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World as Item Box power-ups that enable the Gray Quake. In the Wii U version, the Gray Wisps only appear in Two-Player-Race Mode. In the Nintendo 3DS version, the player encounters the Gray Wisps in Desert Ruins, Frozen Factory, Silent Forest (where they are first unlocked), and Lava Mountain. They can also be grabbed during the boss fight against Zor in the Nintendo 3DS version, where they will multiply the damage Sonic can deal to him.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Gray Wisps can be spotted along the sides of the racetracks on Planet Wisp.

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, the Gray Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups on the game's race tracks. In gameplay, the Gray Wisp power-ups allow the user to create harmful stone pillars on the racetracks with the Gray Quake for the rival racers to drive into.

In the comic tie-in, during one of the early races in Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, a Gray Wisp was used by Silver as a part of a collaboration attack on Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on Team Sonic and Team Dark's race.[2]



Sprites and models



  1. ソニック & ウィスプ キャラクター紹介 (Japanese). ソニック & ウィスプ キャラクター紹介. Sega. Archived from the original on 10 September 2021. Retrieved on 12 September 2021.
  2. Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"

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