A Power Core (パワーコア Pawākoa?) is a Level Up Item that appears in Sonic Heroes.

It can be obtained by defeating enemies, touching a checkpoint or from completing Bobsled/Trolley sections successfully. It can also be found as an item box. Each character of a team can have a maximum number of three Power Cores.


There are three types of Power Cores, each one corresponding to a different skill type.

  • Blue = Speed
  • Red = Power
  • Yellow = Fly

A Power Core of a certain color levels up the character of the corresponding skill type, noted by that character saying "Level up!" when obtained.


A Power Core levels up the characters so that they become more powerful and in turn, deal more damage to enemies or receive new properties. The statistics that can be leveled up are as follows:




Item Box power-ups

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