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The Information Pod[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a help center that the player can use to look up information about the game and their objectives.


The information is a mechanical device. It has a sphere-shaped head with a dark and wide rim around its equator and a metal ring encircling it horizontally. It also has a large light blue lens on the front and three antennas on top of it, each with a glowing light blue bulb and a light blue-glowing and spiraling cord connecting all three of them. It also stands on a rod with bendable joints and a beige and yellow footing.

When inactive, the Information Pod is slouching, but when approached, it perks up.


In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Information Pod gives Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic information about various elements in the game, such as Boss Gate Keys, switching Sonics in White Space, and about the player's objectives in the game. It can also be used to view the player's records. It can be found in White Space, between the Collection Room and the Skill Shop.

Over the course of the game, the Information Pod gives out the following information:

  • About Switching Sonics:
    • Press [appropriate button] to switch between the two Sonics. Switch between them to play Act 1 and Act 2 Stages!
  • About Information Pods:
    • You can check your gameplay records and see definitions for game terms. You can also press [appropriate button] or [appropriate button] in the Information Pod menu to go to different stages.
  • About Boss Gates:
    • A Boss Gate leads you to where the boss awaits. However, it is locked. In order to enter, you must collect THREE Boss Gate Keys.
  • About Boss Gate Keys:
    • This key unlocks the boss gate. Clear ONE Challenge Act in either Act 1 or Act 2 to obtain a key.
  • About Challenge Act Gates:
    • There are five Challenge Act Gates per each Act (1 or 2), for a total of ten Challenge Acts. Clearing any one of the Challenge Acts from either Act 1 or 2 will enable you to get a Boss Gate Key.
  • About the Skill Shop:
    • You can get Skills at the Skill Shop. Points earned at the end of each stage can be exchanged for new Skills. You can then use the Skill Customization Screen to equip new Skills.
  • About the Collection Room:
    • Review scenes from the game, view artwork, listen to music or read character profiles here.
  • About Music Notes:
    • This note appears when you ring the Bonus Bell on a Challenge Act Gate. Grab a note to add new art and music tracks to your collection room.
  • Objective 1:
    • A mysterious foe has taken everyone to a strange, white world. First, explore this new world and figure out what's going on.
  • Objective 2:
    • While Dr. Eggman was the prime suspect for the disappearance of Sonic's friends, it turns out he's just another victim of the true enemy. Find the mysterious enemy who kidnapped Dr. Eggman.
  • Objective 3:
    • It seems Sonic's high speed running has the power to restore the flow of time. Rush through the remaining stages to restore this world's "time" and "life" to its original form.
  • Objective 4:
    • The Chaos Emeralds seem to be the key to all this. Search the different areas for all seven Chaos Emeralds. You earn one for clearing both Acts 1 and 2 and one for defeating each rival or boss for a total of six Chaos Emeralds.
  • Objective 5:
    • Dr Eggman has been abducted once again, but your mystery foe is finally within reach. Take the seven Chaos Emeralds and defeat the dangerous enemy to restore the world!





  1. Sonic Generations (Xbox 360) United Kingdom instruction booklet, pg. 17.

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