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Very well! If that's how you want to play, I will take it from you!

— Rouge, Sonic Adventure 2

Rouge is fought as the sixth boss in the Hero story of Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. She is fought as Knuckles the Echidna between Meteor Herd and Crazy Gadget.

Boss guide

Rouge's special attack, from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.

The battle takes place in the large tower seen in the center of Meteor Herd. Eventually, the floor in the area will open, sending them into the air where Gliding is possible. The fight will continue on the sides of the tower when this happens, until the floor closes again.

Rouge's battle is very complex. Should both combatants hit each other at the same time, they will repel each other without harm. The player thus has to attack Rouge while she is moving, and the key is to track her down and attack. This can be challenging due to the camera angels changing frequently as the player Glides around. During the battle, Rouge will Kick in close combat and Glide then Drill Drive when Knuckles is beneath her. After Rouge's health has been reduced to half, she will start using her two special attacks: the Hip Drop when Knuckles is close, and the Black Wave when far away as this can hit Knuckles from anywhere. Four hits are required to defeat Rouge.


  • The fight against Rouge in the Hero story is identical to the fight against Knuckles in the Dark story.
  • Along with Knuckles, Rouge is the only character boss not to be fought twice in the story.
  • It is possible to win against Rouge before the environment changes, though the player would have to be quick.


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"Boss: Suitable Opponent" Jun Senoue 1:59


See also

Main article | Scripts (Hero, Dark, Last) | Staff | Manuals | Glitches | Beta elements | Gallery | Pre-releases (The Trial) | Re-releases (Battle, 2012)