The Pyro-Mine takes the form of several colorful fireworks tied together into a large round bomb by rope, both as an icon and on the tracks.
In gameplay, the Pyro-Mine can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Lantern Silver and Lunar Blaze. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Pyro-Mine if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned users.
Once obtained, the player can utilize the Pyro-Mine by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the Pyro-Mine's bomb will appear in front of the user's next rival if the user is behind said rival. If the user is leading the race however, it will appear on the lane directly behind them. If a character, including the user themselves, touches the Pyro-Mine's bomb, it will explode and damage the character, causing them to lose Rings and slow down momentarily. In addition, the Pyro-Mine will deal splash damage to all surrounding playable characters when it detonates. To avoid the Pyro-Mine, the playable character has to either step out of its lane or jump over it.
The Pyro-Mine can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 4, 10 and 16 respectively. For each upgrade, the player will increase the damage dealt with the Pyro-Mine.