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Charges up the Soul Gauge.

— Description, Sonic and the Secret Rings

The Pearl is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are collectable items that are just as commonplace as Rings in the world of the Arabian Nights. They are used for charging the Soul Gauge.


A Pearl, from Sonic and the Secret Rings.

The standard Pearls are small spherical objects with a faint orange aura.


In Sonic and the Secret Rings, Pearls are seen throughout the game's missions, where they either lie close to the ground or float in midair. Generally, they are arranged in large circular clusters, strings along pathways, or inside the holes of Rings on the paths.

The player can collect Pearls by touching them or defeating enemies. In turn, each Pearl will charge up a small fragment of the Soul Gauge with Soul. There are also Skills that, when equipped, allows the player to attract Pearls over a greater range.


Rich Pearls

Main article: Rich Pearl

A Rich Pearl, from Sonic and the Secret Rings.

Rich Pearls are larger and rarer versions of the Pearls, but also adds twenty times more energy to the Soul Gauge.


  • Unlike Rings, Pearls have a unique chime sound that increase in pitch as more Pearls are continuously collected, the chimes reset after a short period without collecting Pearls.
  • In Sonic and the Black Knight, Pearls are replaced with Red Fairies. During the tutorial stages in Misty Lake, apples are also lined up in the same way Pearls are, and make the same chime when collected.
  • In Sonic Runners' Tropical Coast Event, collect pearls to climb the Event Rankings, proceed in the new Episode and unlock various prizes, such as the Super Rare Buddy Mother Wisp.