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The Light Shot[1] is an object that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. A weapon originating from the Black Arms, it is a gun-type weapon usable by both enemies and the player.


The Light Shot is separated into three parts, and appears to be being held together by a glowing pink object within the weapon. This object also appears to be the weapon's power source. The Light Shot is mostly gray with black details, such as the handle. It is a basic plasma weapon akin to the Pistols used by GUN Soldiers.


In gameplay, the Light Shot can only be found in certain Stages (although they are found in nearly every Stage). They can be wielded by enemies aligned with the Black Arms, who will use them against the player.

Light Shots can be dropped by defeated enemies that wield them or released from breakable Containers. Touching one will make the playable character pick it up automatically, and pressing PSSquareButton.png/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/XboxX.png (whether on the ground or in mid-air) will fire it. As a gun, the Light Shot can shoot enemies from a distance (targets within range will be automatically targeted). In comparison to other weapons, the Light Shot has low damage output, making them mostly useful during early Stages. A Light Shot can fire a total of twenty shots, and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Light Shot.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Light Shot (Archie)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Light Shots are handheld weapons used by the Black Arms race.


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761551959.

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