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What's this! Some kind of alien Worm! And it escapes by burrowing its way underground!

Dr. Eggman, Shadow the Hedgehog

The Sand Worm[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a breed of giant Black Arms worm.


The Sand Worms are large worm-like beings. They have solid dark brown skin with thorns on it, especially around their mouths. Also, instead of a face, they have a wide red mouth with six flaps around it.


A Sand Worm, from Shadow the Hedgehog.

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Sand Worms burrow underground and attack from beneath, using smaller worms that home in on their prey. According to Doom's Eye, the worms find their prey by detecting their target's vital signs. Like the Black Oaks, it takes from two to seven hits for their destruction depending on the weapon used to defeat them.

There are also worms unique to certain areas such as Death Worms. It is fully invulnerable as its body can absorb attacks.[2]

In other media

Books and comics

Archie Comics

Main article: Sand Worm (Archie)

See also


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Enemies". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 90. ISBN 978-0761551959.
  2. Sonic Team (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. "Doom's Eye: The worm's mucosal exterior is made to absorb all attacks."

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