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The Monkey Detonation Switch,[1] or Monkey Destruction Switch,[2] is a gimmick that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a switch that the player can use to destroy imprisoned Kikis.


The Monkey Detonation Switch is a blue and red switch with a button on it. It can detonate all Kikis within a certain range when used.


The switch is used by Knuckles to destroy a special Kiki imprisoned in a small cage hanging on a wall to open a gate to the Red Mountain Action Stage in Mystic Ruins.

In the game, the player has to go and get the Shovel Claw to dig at a specific point on the ground to uncover the Monkey Detonation Switch. The player then has to grab the switch and throw it at the imprisoned Kiki to destroy it and open the gate to Red Mountain.


  1. Sonic Adventure online. Knuckles tactical info. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016.
  2. Stratton, Bryan (17 June 2003). "Knuckles The Echidna's Adventure Fields and Action Stages". Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 77. ISBN 978-0761542865.

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