Green Hill Zone is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog film series produced by Paramount Pictures and its spin-offs. It is a tropical region on Sonic's island where Sonic and Longclaw used to live.
The landscape of Green Hill Zone consists of brown, checkerboard patterned soil with grassy hills, open fields, various mountain sides, sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and abstract cliff formations, such as loop-de-loops and ramps. There are also various types of flowers resembling sunflowers, palm trees, regular trees, bushes, and smaller forms of vegetation. Highly pristine, the region itself has very few known artificial constructs in it, featuring only a few wooden hanging bridges, fences, totems, bridges and owl reliefs, along with a couple of small wooden huts in the tree tops that served as Longclaw and Sonic's place of residence.
Following the fall of Longclaw in this region, the Green Hill Zone became sacred ground.
While living in Green Hill Zone, a toddler Sonic would one day return home from a run through the region in order to bring a flower to Longclaw. Soon after Sonic got home to Longclaw however, the pair were attacked by the echidna tribe. As the echidnas launched their attack, Longclaw tried to escape with Sonic, but got injured by an arrow fired by Pachacamac, thus leaving her with no choice but to open a portal to Earth with a Ring and sent Sonic through it with her remaining Rings in order to keep Sonic safe. Longclaw herself, however, remained behind in Green Hill Zone in order to keep the echidnas at bay while the Ring portal closed.
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Years later, by using his Miles Electric to scan for Sonic's chaos energy signature, Tails used a Ring to travel to Green Hill Zone and visit Sonic and Longclaw's former home, which had been turned into a memorial for Longclaw. Inside it, Tails found a match for Sonic's chaos energy signature in an old drawing. With it, Tails was better able to tell where Sonic went as he scanned the galaxy for him, before using a Ring to leave Green Hill Zone.
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