Shops are locations that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are places where the player can purchase various items for different purposes.


Shops are found exclusively in the Town Stages. In gameplay, the player can interact with the Shops, which will open for a selection of different items that cannot be found elsewhere. Here, the player can trade the Rings, which has been collected from completing different Action Stages, for one or more items in the shop. Items in the shops come at different prices and if the player does not have enough Rings for an item, it cannot be purchased.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

Inside a Shop in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), the Shops are named Network Shops by the citizens of Soleanna. In normal situations, the shop is a floating computer screen that can operate on its own, though in some places it can be found inside a regular shop where it is operated by a human male. The Shop is shown on the game's map as a yellow square. To open it in gameplay, the player has to press the action button twice.

In this game, the Shops sell Level Up Items to the player which will enhance the playable characters' skills. All the shops hold the same inventory within their individual Episode, with each Episode having a different set of Level Up Items. However, all the Level Up Items are not present in the Shop to begin with and the player must progress with the Episode's story to unlock more. The Shops in each episode hold the following items:

Sonic's Episode
Name Description Price
Light Chip Enables Light Speed Dash 100
Antigravity Enables Slide 500
Bounce Bracelet Enables Bound Jump 2,000
Green Gem Enables Tornado custom action 5,000
Red Gem Enables Slow custom action 5,000
Blue Gem Enables Mach Speed custom action 7,000
White Gem Enables Homing Smash custom action 8,000
Sky Gem Enables Gun Drive custom action 10,000
Yellow Gem Enables Thunder Guard custom action 12,000
Purple Gem Enables Scale custom action 14,000
Shadow's Episode
Name Description Price
Air Chip Enables Light Speed Dash 100
Memory Shard (blue)  Chaos Boost Level 1: Chaos Snap 500
Memory Shard (red) Chaos Boost Level 2: Chaos Lance 6,000
Memory Shard (black) Chaos Boost Level 3: Chaos Blast 10,000
Silver's Episode
Name Description Price
Single-Layered Extreme Enables Hold Smash 200
Power Bracelet Enables Grab All 500
Heart of Wind Enables Teleport Dash 1,000
Shock Bracelet Enables Psycho Shock 1,500

Sonic Unleashed

The Shop of Apotos in Sonic Unleashed.

In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, shops are found all across the earth, each being run by a human (except from Eggmanland). Each Town Stage has only one Shop and their layout reflects their local surroundings. To interact with a Shop, the player must press PSXButton.png/XboxA.png.

In this game, the Shops sell three distinct types of items; food for boosting Sonic's parameters or getting responses from Chip, collectibles like Videotapes, Records, Art Books and Souvenirs, and objects like the TV, Gramophone and Bookshelf for displaying collectibles and other information. Each shop in the game has a different inventory with exclusive items to their region, though they sometimes have a few items in common. The Shops themselves do not become available until after clearing Savannah Citadel Night Act 1, but progressing with the story will unlock more items. The Shops found in the game include:

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