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The Pistol[1][2] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a gun-type weapon usable by both enemies and the player.


The Pistol is a fairly standard handgun in terms of design, being completely dark grey with a rather thick frame and slide

Game appearances

Shadow the Hedgehog

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Pistol can only be found in certain stages, such as Westopolis and The Doom. They can be wielded by GUN Soldiers, who will use them against the player.

Pistols can be dropped by defeated GUN Soldiers that wield them or released from breakable Containers. Touching one will make the playable character pick it up automatically, and pressing SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/Square/XboxX.png (either on the ground or in mid-air) will fire it. As a gun, the Pistol can shoot enemies from a distance (targets within range will be automatically targeted). While their range is short and their shots deal low damage, they often appear in abundance, allowing the user to stack up on them easily. A Pistol can fire a total of ten shots, and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another ten shots by picking up another Pistol.

Shadow the Hedgehog Flash

In Shadow the Hedgehog Flash, the Pistol appears as a weapon usable to Shadow the Hedgehog.


  • The Pistol is modeled after Heckler & Koch's USP Tactical, albeit with an unrealistically oversized slide and frame.







  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761551959.
  2. Shadow the Hedgehog (Nintendo GameCube) United States instruction booklet, pg. 23.

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