Charging particle beam cannon!
GUN Soldier, Shadow the Hedgehog

The particle beam cannon (粒子放射砲 Ryūshi Hōshahō?), also spelled as Particle Beam Cannon,[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series is a powerful weapon used by the Heavy Dog and Blue Falcon. The particle beam cannon sends dangerous blue waves of energy across the ground.


The particle beam cannon needs charging and once it's charged it shoots several horizontal electric shock waves in circle which can cause damage. To dodge the waves the player has too change the platform where Shadow is standing when the canon is charged. Sometimes the cannon is not fired until Shadow jumps to another platform or the G.U.N vehicle gets near Shadow.

In other media

Archie Comics

The Particle Beam Cannon in the Archie Comics, from Sonic the Hedgehog #265.

The Particle Beam Cannon makes an appearance in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. In this media, it is one of the weapons for the Freedom Fighters' Sky Patrol, though here it is a cannon that fires a yellow beam instead of a blue wave. It was first deployed to destroy the War Walrus when it was send to destroy the Sky Patrol.


  • Doom's Eye mentions to Shadow during a fight against Heavy Dog or Blue Falcon that the particle beam cannon will do horrid things to his flesh despite the beam only taking away Rings with no negative side-effects.



  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Enemies". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 44. ISBN 978-0761551959.
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