Appearances in other media
A poisonous alien plant.
Red fruits are obstacles that appear in  . It is an extraterrestrial flora cultivated only by the Shadow the Hedgehog Black Arms.
The red fruit is a large red and purple-glowing spiky pod standing on a thin stem. Inside them glows a faint yellow/white light. The red plants are naturally poisonous,
making them dangerous to touch.
Red fruits were brought to
earth by the Black Arms during their invasion of the planet. In gameplay, red fruit pods dot the landscape of various Stages, such as Westopolis and Prison Island. Touching them directly will damage the playable character, so the player must destroy them with weapons. Destroying red fruits will also fill the Hero Gauge.
In other media
A Red Fruit Tree in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the red fruits' early history are much like their game counterparts'. When he got stranded on Angel Island, Eclipse the Darkling grew a number of red fruits for him and the Dark Arms to live off. 
↑ Sonic Team (15 November 2005).
Shadow the Hedgehog. GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Westopolis. " Sonic the Hedgehog: They've grafted these red fruits all over the place. Let's smash them all up!"
( Shadow the Hedgehog GameCube) United States instruction booklet, p. 18.
, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Three: Chip of the Ol' Emerald!" Sonic Universe #65 ↑
, "Total Eclipse Part One: Uninvited Guests" Sonic Universe #67
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