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Attack with a lightning whip.

— Basic attack description, Sonic Forces manual[1]

The Lightning Wispon[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Wispon that is themed after the Ivory Wisp. The Lightning Wispon can be used by Avatar, allowing the character to expel an electric whip to destroy Badniks, as well as gifting them the ability to travel airborne through a current of Rings.



Modeled after the Ivory Wisp, the Lightning Wispon is an ivory and gold-colored Wispon shaped as a lightning bolt. It has a black barrel that attaches the lightning bolt-shaped piece to a white handle that allows the wielder to hold it in a comfortable grip. It also has a hole on the bottom of the lightning bolt-shaped piece that resembles the eye of the Ivory Wisp.

Features and abilities

As its name implies, the Lightning Wispon can use the power of the Ivory Wisp and essentially allow the Avatar to use the power of the Ivory Lightning Color Power without transforming into the Color Power. The Lightning Wispon can conjure an electrical whip that provides as an offensive attack that the Avatar can use.

Like when using an actual Color Power though, the Lightning Wispon is activated by the Ivory Wisps' cooperation, meaning it cannot be used by users that the Ivory Wisps do not like.[2]


In gameplay, the Lightning Wispon can easily destroy Badniks with ease by using an electrical whip, and makes the Avatar invincible when attacking. Its special attack also allows the user to use its electric weapon to magnetize towards enemies and rings and allows them to travel through a current of a series of enemies or rings. The Lightning Wispon is the only Wispon that is affected by the stages' transitions between the 2.5D and 3D perspectives: in the 2.5D sections, the electric whip is swung up and down, and in 3D sections, the whip is swung from side to side.

The basic Lightning Wispon is unlocked by defeating the Zavok Phantom Copy during his boss fight. By advancing through the game, the player can unlock different variants of the Lightning Wispon. These variants all have the same basic functions, but offer additional skills to the player when equipped:

Wispon no. Skill description
First skill Second skill Third skill
1 N/A N/A N/A
2 Blocks enemy attacks while braking. N/A N/A
3 Lets you get up quickly after taking damage. N/A N/A
4 Awards Rings for defeating enemies. Awards bonus points for collecting 100 Rings. N/A
5 Awards Rings for reaching a checkpoint. Awards bonus points when you defeat enemies in a chain. N/A
6 Collecting Rings increases speed. Awards Rings for defeating enemies. Extends sliding distance.
7 Lets you stop on a dime, regardless of speed. Makes Wire Attacks faster. Awards bonus points when you defeat enemies in a chain.
8 Grants Rings when starting a stage. Awards Rings for reaching a checkpoint. Blocks enemy attacks while braking.
9 Increases grinding speed. Awards bonus points when you collect a chain of Rings. Awards bonus points for collecting 100 Rings.

In other media

IDW Publishing

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Lightning Wispon is a Wispon tool from Sonic's world.


Concept artwork





  1. 1.0 1.1 File:SFManualEN016.jpg
  2. 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.

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