Pink-red with a pulsing glow, white
White gloves with pointed knuckles Red and yellow shoes with green cuffs and gray buckle
Powers and skills
Enhanced acrobatic skills and reflexes Enhanced super strength Enhanced super speed Invincibility High jumping abilities Explosive punches Aquatic respiration Gliding Enhanced climbing
Hyper Knuckles ( ハイパーナックルズ Haipā Nakkuruzu ) ? is  Knuckles the Echidna's hyper transformation that is gained when he taps into the power of seven Super Emeralds and fifty rings. His only game appearance was in .
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Hyper Knuckles running at full-tilt.
Super Knuckles, Knuckles does not receive any physical transformation, but his fur pulses from red to pink. Unlike his Super State, however, any fast movement he makes leaves after-images.
Powers and abilities
While in Hyper form, Knuckles' natural abilities are multiplied many times over; his already impressive strength, speed and accuracy increase vastly, and he is virtually invulnerable as long as the transformation lasts. Since Hyper Knuckles is an enhanced version of
Super Knuckles, all of his physical abilities surpass that of Super Knuckles and he gains additional abilities as well. When gliding into a wall, Hyper Knuckles can perform the " Gliding Shock Wave Attack" which causes an earthquake that destroys all enemies on the screen, and he can breathe underwater as well.
Like most other super transformations, caused by the Chaos Emeralds/Super Emeralds, once he runs out of
rings, he returns to his normal form.
In other media
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, Knuckles has a transformation called Hyper Knuckles. However, this transformation can actually be classified as a Super form, which is caused by a super transformation, rather than a Hyper form and is merely a name Knuckles has given it.
Hyper Knuckles running through
while leaving an after-image.
Alf Layla wa-Layla | Baker | Burning Blaze | Chaos' forms ( Chaos 1, Chaos 2, Chaos 4, Chaos 6, Perfect Chaos) | Color Power | Dark Queen | Dark Shadow | Darkspine Sonic | Devil Doom | Excalibur | Excalibur Sonic | Finalhazard | Gaia Colossus | Giga Metal | Hero Shadow | Hyper Mode | Hyper Knuckles | Hyper Sonic | Master Core: ABIS | Mephiles' monstrous form | Nega-Mother Wisp | Neo Metal Sonic ( Metal Madness, Metal Overlord) | Perfect Dark Gaia | Phantom Heavies ( Phantom Gunner, Phantom King, Phantom Magician, Phantom Rider, Phantom Shinobi) | Roboticization | Sonic the Werehog | Super transformation ( Classic Super Knuckles, Classic Super Sonic, Classic Super Tails, Flicky's Super State, Mecha Sonic's Super State, Pir'Oth Ix's Super State, Super Knuckles, Super Mighty, Super Ray, Super Shadow, Super Silver, Super Sonic, Super Tails, Ultimate Gemerl) | Ultimate Emerl | Void's transformation
Sonic the Comic Perfect Chaos | Super Sonic ( Mirror Zone)
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Roboticization | Super Robotnik | Supreme High Robotnik
Archie Comics Pre-SGW
Chaos' forms ( Chaos 6, Perfect Chaos) | Chaos Knuckles ( Dark Mobius, Light Mobius) | Chaos Shadow | Crystalline Magic ( Crystal Golem) | Enerjak ( Dark Enerjak) | Finalhazard | Metal Overlord | Perfect Tikhaos | Roboticization ( Blaze Woman, Charmy Man, Espio Man, Knuckles Man, Mecha Knuckles, Mecha Sally, Mecha Sonic, Mecha Tails, Rose Woman, Rouge Woman, Shadow Man, Silver Man, Tails Man, Vector Man) | Super transformation ( Hyper Knuckles, Hyper Tails, Master Mogul, Super A.D.A.M., Super Armor Mega Man, Super Scourge, Super Shadow, Super Silver, Super Sonic ( Dark Mobius, In Another Time, In Another Place), Turbo Tails, Ugly Naugus, Ultra Sonic ( Eco Sonic, Polar Sonic, Solar Sonic)) | Titan Metal Sonic | Titan Tails | Werehog
Burning Blaze | Chaos Shadow | Crystalmancy ( Crystal Omega, Crystal Sonic) | Devil Doom | Monster Form | Neo Metal Sonic ( Metal Overlord) | Overclocked Nicole | Perfect Chaos | Perfect Dark Gaia | Roboticization ( Blaze Woman, Charmy Man, Espio Man, Knuckles Man, M'egga Man, Rose Woman, Rouge Woman, Shadow Man, Silver Man, Sonic Man, Tails Man, Vector Man) | Sonic the Werehog | Super transformation ( Super Armor Mega Man, Super Shadow, Super Silver, Super Sonic)
Sonic X Chaos' forms ( Chaos 2, Chaos 4, Chaos 6, Chaosbot, Perfect Chaos) | Cosmo's transformation | Dark Sonic | Final Lizard | Final Mova | Serpenter | Super Shadow | Super Sonic
IDW Burning Blaze | Master Overlord | Neo Metal Sonic | Sonic the Werehog | Super Neo Metal Sonic | Super Sonic
Chaos Dingo | Regeneration | Roboticization ( SatAM, Sonic Underground)
Main articles ( Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic & Knuckles Collection) | Gallery ( Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic & Knuckles Collection) | Beta elements ( Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles) | Staff ( Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic & Knuckles Collection) | Glitches ( Sonic 3, Sonic 3 & Knuckles)
Sonic ( Super Sonic, Hyper Sonic) | Tails ( Super Tails) | Knuckles ( Super Knuckles, Hyper Knuckles) | Dr. Robotnik | Mecha Sonic ( Mecha Sonic's Super State) | Animals ( Flicky ( Flicky's Super State), Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Rocky)
Batbot | Blaster | Blastoid (Carnival Night Zone) | Blastoid (Hydrocity Zone) | Bloominator | Bubbles | Bugernaut | Butterdroid | Catakiller, Jr. | Chainspike | Clamer | Cluckoid | Corkey | Dragonfly | EggRobo | Fireworm | Flybot767 | Hyudoro | Iwamodoki | Jawz | Madmole | Mantis | Mega Chopper | Monkey Dude | Mushmeanie | Orbinaut | Penguinator | Pointdexter | RhinoBot | Ribot | Rock'n | Sandworm | Skorp | Snale Blaster | Spikebonker | Spiker | Star Pointer | Technosqueek | Toxomister | Turbo Spiker
Angel Island Zone | Hydrocity Zone | Marble Garden Zone | Carnival Night Zone | IceCap Zone | Launch Base Zone | Special Stages | Bonus Stages
Sonic & Knuckles
Mushroom Hill Zone | Flying Battery Zone | Sandopolis Zone | Lava Reef Zone | Hidden Palace Zone | Sky Sanctuary Zone | Death Egg Zone | The Doomsday Zone | Special Stages | Bonus Stages
Azure Lake Zone | Balloon Park Zone | Chrome Gadget Zone | Desert Palace Zone | Endless Mine Zone
Doctor Robotnik’s Flame Craft | Doctor Robotnik’s Whirlpool Machine | Tunnelbot | Self D-Struct Machine | Iceball | Swing’m Spikez | Hei Hou | Gapsule | Barrier Eggman | Guardian | Heat Arms | Egg Mobile-H | Flying Eggman | Red Eye | Death Ball
Doctor Robotnik’s Flame Craft | Doctor Robotnik’s Waterspout and Depth Charge Machine | Doctor Robotnik’s Jet Drill Pod | Doctor Robotnik’s Energy Ship | Doctor Robotnik’s Freeze-O-Matic | Ball Shooter | Beam Rocket | Big Arm | Jet Mobile | Hang Mobile | Egg Golem | Hot Mobile | Knuckles | Mecha Sonic | Mecha Sonic's Super State | Great Eggman Robo | The Doomsday Zone
Bound Jump | Double Jump | Fireball Spin Dash | Glide | Gliding Knuckles Attack | Hyper Flash | Insta-Shield | Propeller Flying | Spin Jump | Spin Dash | Spin Attack | Wall Climb
Air Bubble | Balloon | Banana | Bomb | Booster | Bumper | Bumper wall | Cannon | Capsule | Change | Chaos Emerald | Cloud | Continue | Fan | Jump Stand | Monitor ( Water Shield, Flame Shield, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Super Ring, Power Sneakers, Extra Life, S, Eggman) | Movable box | Mushroom | Pulley | Ring | Signpost | Self-Propelled Bomb | Slow-Down Shoes | Snowboard | Sphere | Spikes | Spring | Spinning Top | Star Post ( Star Circle) | Super Emerald | Switch | Transport | Vine | Zip Line
Angel Island | Barrel | Blue Knuckles | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew loop | Crusher | Debug Mode | Fireball Cannon | Flipper | Flywheel | Freeze | Giant spear | Goal | Gravity Control Switch | Gumball | High-speed elevator | High-speed warp tube | Icicle | Iron ball | Jewel Radar | Perfect Bonus | Platform-raising Wheel | Pole Elevator | Relief | Reverse | Ring Shooter | Rock Drill | Seesaw | Shuttle loop | Slot machine | Snowblower | Sonic & Knuckles • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 | Strange Relief | Time Attack | Tornado | Warp Point | Winding Tunnel | Wonderman