Jade Wisps have a hood-like head with a pointed, zigzag protrusion that extends backwards from the top, and three tentacles that are wide near the middle and end in a jagged point. Much like the Nega-Wisps, they lack eyes and have a wide, sharp fanged-like mouth in the style of a jack-o-lantern.
Team Sonic Racing
In Team Sonic Racing, which marks the first chronological appearance of the Jade Wisps in a Sonic game, the Jade Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups on the game's race tracks. In gameplay, the Jade Wisp power-ups allow the player to harness the power of the Jade Ghost, allowing them to pass through obstacles, enemies and power-ups without harm.
In the comic tie-in, during one of the early races in Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, a Jade Wisp was used by Big as a part of a collaboration attack on Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on Team Sonic and Team Dark's race.
In Sonic Racing, the Jade Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups on the game's race tracks. In gameplay, the Jade Wisp power-ups allow the player to harness the power of the Jade Ghost, thus preventing them from colliding with anything while also stealing a Wisp from a nearby opponent. In addition, the Jade Wisps can be upgraded by the player to increase the range they can steal from and the level of the stolen Wisp.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate
In Sonic Colors: Ultimate, the Jade Wisps make an appearance, not only marking their debut in a Sonic platformer, but also retroactively making the Wisp incident their first canonical appearance. In gameplay, the Jade Wisps appear as Wisp Capsule power-ups that enable the Jade Ghost. They appear in every main Area in the game, except for Asteroid Coaster.
Being Wisps, the Jade Wisps are halcyon, social, bright, energetic, and pure of heart. They are likewise peaceful, playful, non-hostile and friendly of nature, and enjoy spending most of their time playing with others. 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. Additionally, while they are not necessarily fighters, they are nonetheless brave and very helpful towards their friends and allies.
Powers and abilities
The Jade Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation.
The Jade 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 is their life source. It is unclear to what extent they can use their own Hyper-go-on, through they have been shown being able to use it to turn invisible.
The Jade Wisps are presumably 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 Jade Ghost which possesses ghost-like abilities.
In other media
Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps
In Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps, a single Jade Wisp (nicknamed "Jade" by Sonic) appears as a major character. After being rescued from imprisonment in Dr. Eggman's base on Sweet Mountain by a group of vigilante Wisps, Jade attempted to help them by making Cubot incorporeal and causing him to drop several Wisp Capsules. This, however, drew the attention of Metal Sonic, who captured most of the group. As Metal Sonic approached Jade however, the Blue Wisp of the vigilante Wisps turned into a giant cube to hold back the robot long enough for her to escape. Jade later recounted this story to Sonic and Tails on Sweet Mountain, with Tails translating via his Miles Electric. Sonic, after hearing the story, subsequently set off to rescue Jade's friends.
- The Jade Wisp is the only Wisp in Team Sonic Racing which has not appeared before in any previous installment of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is also the first Wisp who did not make its debut in a game, but in a comic book.
- The Jade Wisp that accompanies Sonic and Tails in Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps is one of four Wisps with a confirmed gender (as Tails refers to it as "her" at one point), the others being Yacker, Mother Wisp, and the Blue Rebel Wisp.
- Sonic Colors | Official Website. Characters: Jade Wisps. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved on 28 May 2021.
- Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"
- 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.
- Hesse, Tyson; GGDG (19 August 2021). "Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps - Part 1". Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps. Season 1. Episode 1. YouTube.