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Pink Wisps can be somewhat harsh, but they are in fact very kind by nature. You’ll often find them near walls. Utilize the powers of the Pink Wisps to transform Sonic into the Pink Spikes so he can move around easily in all directions when on a wall.

— Description, Sonic Colors (Wii)[1]

The Pink Wisp (ピンクウィスプ Pinku Wisupu?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a breed of Wisp that grants the Pink Spikes Color Power.



The Pink Wisps have sphere-shape bodies with three tentacles each, two of which are used as arms. They have one light blue eye in the center of their heads and five short spikes on top of each of their heads. As their name implies, their skin color is hot pink.

Characteristics and culture

Being Wisps, the Pink Wisps are halcyon, social, bright, energetic, and pure of heart.[2] They are likewise peaceful, playful, non-hostile and friendly of nature, and enjoy spending most of their time playing with others. Due to their overall good nature, they easily get along with everybody, except bad guys.[2] Also, rather than aliens, with their floaty movements, they are more like fairies.[2] Additionally, while they are not necessarily fighters, they are nonetheless brave and very helpful towards their friends and allies.

Pink Wisps can be somewhat harsh towards others, but they are actually very kind by nature. They prefer to be near walls.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Pink Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation.

The Pink Wisps are able to generate and store their own unique variant of a powerful energy known as Hyper-go-on inside their own bodies, which is their life source. It is unclear to what extent they can use their own Hyper-go-on, through they have been shown being able to use it to revert Nega-Wisps back to normal, teleport objects and even restrain black holes made from Hyper-go-on.

The Pink Wisps are able to pass on a fraction of their Hyper-go by phasing into the recipient. When organic beings or robots receive their Hyper-go-on, they can transform into the Pink Spikes which possesses sharp spikes for both combat and wall climbing. Alternatively, the Pink Wisps are able to manifest the Pink Spikes form themselves without phasing into a recipient.

Game appearances

Sonic Colors

The Pink Wisps made their first appearance in the Wii version and Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, and later in the remaster Sonic Colors: Ultimate, though they only appear during cutscenes on the Nintendo DS version. When their homeworld was moved to Earth by Dr. Eggman in order to create his interstellar amusement park, the Pink Wisps and the rest of their race were threatened to be enslaved by Eggman, who wanted their Hyper-go-on to control the minds of everyone on Earth using a weapon. Fortunately, the Pink Wisps and the rest of their race were all freed thanks to Sonic the Hedgehog. After Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park imploded into a black hole, the Pink Wisps worked together with the rest of their race to stop the black hole and succeeded, before returning their homeworlds to their original places in the universe.

In gameplay on the Wii version of the game and in Sonic Colors: Ultimate, the Pink Wisps appear as Wisp Capsule power-ups that enable the Pink Spikes. The player encounters the Pink Wisps in Tropical Resort, Sweet Mountain, Starlight Carnival, Planet Wisp and Asteroid Coaster.

Sonic Generations

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Pink Wisps appear in Planet Wisp Act 1 as Wisp Capsule power-ups that enable the Pink Spikes. They also made cameos in the ending credits of both the console/PC version and the Nintendo 3DS version.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Pink Wisp makes an appearance during the Dream Event "Sonic's Figure Skating Spectacular". Here, a Pink Wisp is one of the Wisps that the four participating characters free from a Wisp Capsule as the player(s) proceed down the event's course. When the player then has to defeat the Rotatatron, the Pink Wisp will appear alongside several others Wisps and join up with the four characters to perform the Final Color Blaster, which deals the final blow on the Rotatatron.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Pink Wisps can be spotted along the sides of the racetracks on Planet Wisp.

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, the Pink Wisps appear as Item Box power-ups on the game's race tracks. They are exclusively picked up by Power-Type racers, but can be transferred to other character types via Item Box Transfer. In gameplay, the Pink Wisp power-ups allow the player to manifest Pink Spikes around their playable character which can damage other racers when they come into contact with them.

In the comic tie-in, during one of the early races in Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, a Pink Wisp was used by Vector as a part of a collaboration attack on Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on Team Sonic and Team Dark's race.[3]

In other media

Archie Comics

A Pink Wisp in the Archie Comics.

The Pink Wisps made an appearance in the Archie Comics' adaption of Sonic Colors, in Sonic the Hedgehog #219.

In the comics, a Pink Wisp and a few other Wisps were chased by Orbot, Cubot and a pack of Egg Pawns, but were saved by Sonic. After Sonic destroyed the Egg Pawns in a flash and send Orbot and Cubot running. A Pink Wisp then joined Sonic, Tails, Yacker and some other Wisps, as Sonic ventured out to save the Wisp race from Eggman.

IDW Publishing

Main article: Pink Wisp (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Pink Wisps are aliens from Planet Wisp. Much like in the games, some of them have settled down on Sonic's world where they help out the planet's inhabitants from time to time.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Colors (Wii) United States instruction booklet, pg. 13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"

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