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Silver has three conflicting backstories for Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). On the game website, it states he came from a happy future that was never destroyed and ended up in the past where he learned his future would be destroyed and tries to prevent it from changing for the worse. In the game guide, it is implied that Silver is from the present and ends up in the future; where he learns that it was destroyed during the events in Sonic the Hedgehog and goes to seek what would destroy the future when he returns to the past (though it is mentioned in a cutscene that he is from the future; see below). The actual story is in the game, Silver lives in a destroyed future and goes to the past to change the future for the better.

Silver is from at least two hundred or more years in the future of Sonic's world. In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), while Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are exploring the city in which he lives, Knuckles says, "How could this be our future?" The second and third times the player discovers that Silver's world is the future of Sonic's world is in Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2 respectively. Right before Eggman Nega turns Sonic’s world into a card, Silver clearly states “What?! But that will mean my future will be destroyed too!” In Sonic Rivals 2, he says to Espio and Knuckles, "I have to save your world or else my world will be destroyed as well!"

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

Silver thinking of his world.

Silver first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). In a distant, post-apocalyptic future, Silver was flying through a ruined city until his best friend and partner, Blaze, showed up and informed him that Iblis had appeared again. Silver flew off, with Blaze following behind on foot. Once they reached their destination, they found Iblis had risen from the lava. The two defeated Iblis, but Silver became frustrated that they were unable to completely destroy him. He and Blaze then notice Mephiles standing up on the remains of a building, who tells them that, if they want to change the future, they must go back in time to kill the Iblis Trigger, the individual responsible for Iblis' resurrection. Mephiles states the Iblis Trigger is Sonic, and sends himself, Blaze, and Silver back in time to when Sonic was still alive, although the trio was separated from each other in the process. Silver found Sonic after his failed attempt to save Princess Elise from Dr. Eggman during the Festival of the Sun. Before he could act, Silver was distracted by Amy when she mistook him for Sonic. Amy offers to help him find the person he is looking for, but Silver was unwilling to accept her help. Eventually, he decided to help Amy in exchange for her help, though neither of them knew they were both looking for the same person: Sonic.

Soon afterward, Silver encountered Sonic and attacked him. Sonic initially had the upper hand, but Silver used his psychokinesis to take Sonic by surprise and throw him into a wall, incapacitating him. Silver wondered if Mephiles was joking, wondering how someone as weak as Sonic could possibly be the Iblis Trigger. Sonic attempted to run after Silver when Dr. Eggman captured Elise again, but Silver stopped him in his tracks and was about to deliver the final blow when Amy intervened, allowing Sonic to escape. Silver told Amy the world would be devastated due to Sonic's actions, but Amy refused to believe Sonic would do such a thing, then she left Silver in a huff. Disheartened, Silver went off to ponder whether killing Sonic to save the future was truly the right thing to do.

Silver confronting Mephiles.

Blaze found Silver at the docks and, after some conversation, she convinced him that they need to save the future by any means necessary. After failing to track Sonic down at Eggman's base in White Acropolis (though they acquire Elise's blue Chaos Emerald there), they encountered Mephiles, who told them that Sonic was at the terminal station. After tracking him down, Silver attacked Sonic with his psychokinesis once more, allowing Eggman to capture Elise once again in the confusion. Again, Silver was about to deliver the final blow when Shadow (whom Silver at first mistook for Mephiles) intervened, again allowing Sonic to escape. The two fought to a standstill, and Shadow used Chaos Control to evade Silver's intended punch and kicked Silver in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground. Refusing to be defeated and desperate to save his world, Silver pulled out his Chaos Emerald and copied Shadow in performing a Chaos Control, causing the two of them to accidentally open up a time portal. Shadow was impressed Silver induced Chaos Control, but suspected Mephiles may have darker intentions for the orders he had given Silver. He asked Silver to follow him back to the day that the Solaris Project went haywire so they could discover what really happened.

Once they arrived, Shadow and Silver witnessed the project's failure first hand, with a machine exploding and the Duke of Soleanna badly injured while protecting a younger Elise. The hedgehog duo decided to split up; Shadow pursued Mephiles while Silver pursued Iblis. Silver tracked down Iblis and paralyzed it with his psychokinesis and the dying Duke (despite Silver's insistence that he run) seized this opportunity to use a Chaos Emerald to seal Iblis within the unconscious body of Elise, entrusting Silver to escort her to a safe place. Silver carried Elise out of the lab and met up with Shadow who had successfully captured Mephiles. Silver set Elise down by a nearby tree while Shadow left the Scepter of Darkness with her, knowing what becomes of it in the future. Together they opened up a time portal to the present, which Shadow immediately jumping through. Silver was just about to follow when he hears Elise call for her father in her sleep. Feeling sorry for her, Silver gave Elise his blue Chaos Emerald and then followed Shadow through the portal.

Silver seeing the light of the day after Blaze's sacrifice.

Upon their return, Silver revealed to Blaze that Mephiles had lied about Sonic being the Iblis Trigger and realized that Eggman may intend to release Iblis. Silver and Blaze assisted Sonic to save Elise from Eggman to which Sonic accepted their help. However, they witnessed the Egg Carrier crashing into a mountain and exploding, killing both Elise and Eggman. After a moment of grieving, Sonic and Silver used Chaos Control to allow Sonic to travel back in time before the Egg Carrier left Eggman's base in order to save her, and Sonic gave Silver his Chaos Emerald in order for Silver and Blaze to return to their own time, which they do. Silver and Blaze then defeated Iblis once more and he attempted to use himself as Iblis's vessel. Although he was not accepted, Blaze was. She sealed Iblis within herself and used Chaos Control to teleport herself into another dimension, much to Silver's dismay and sadness.

Silver encouraging Elise to revive Sonic.

In the past, when Mephiles merged with Iblis, Silver was among the characters who were transported to Solaris's dimension, where they all worked together to gather the Chaos Emeralds in order to resurrect Sonic and defeat Solaris. In the end, Sonic, Shadow, and Silver successfully destroyed Solaris, and Sonic and Elise traveled back in time to when Solaris was just a flame and extinguish him, erasing the game's events from history, and thus, resetting the timeline. What became of Silver's world after this is unknown.

Sonic Rivals series

Sonic Rivals

Silver is another one of Sonic's rivals, backed by his confirmed playable appearance in Sonic Rivals. He was responding to a distress signal, though he doesn't know its source. He later discovered that Dr. Eggman Nega is linked to this distress signal and was using a strange camera to turn people and/or objects into cards. Silver states that he will bring Eggman Nega back to the future where he belongs.

Silver is given three alternate costumes. As the events of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) were erased, Silver and Sonic are introduced to each other for the first time, and it seems that Sonic has truly forgotten the events of the previous game (though it is implied at the end that he and Elise retain their memories of the events to some extent), as he does not seem to recognize Silver.

Sonic Rivals 2

Silver reappeared in the sequel, Sonic Rivals 2. He comes from the future once again to save both the past and his own time, by hiding Chao from Eggman Nega so that a powerful beast is known as the "Ifrit" cannot reach its full power. Espio, on orders from Vector, followed after Silver and eventually the two work together. Silver runs into Knuckles in which the latter mocks of Silver's craziness believing that the Chao could save the world, provoke both to a fight. On the next zone, Silver becomes extremely exhausted as he had used too much of his ESP power and needs Rings, so Espio went to collect Rings to re-energize him.

After defeating Eggman Nega's Egg Bull, Eggman Nega claimed that he acquired more than enough Chao to feed to the Ifrit and tells the duo that he has hidden the Chao inside a mysterious mansion. Without wasting time, Silver and Espio frantically searched thoroughly through the mansion but the secret room could not be found. When confronting Eggman Nega again, the mad doctor realized that the Chao somehow disappeared from his secret room, much to his disgrace. The portal to the Ifrit's dimension then opened up. However, he claimed that the Ifrit's might is still powerful enough to destroy the world and sent his copy of Metal Sonic to wake the beast up. Silver, more determined than ever to stop the Ifrit from its awakening raced with the robot and was victorious. However, Eggman Nega had already woke the Ifrit up, using the race as a distraction to do so. Despite the Ifrit's might, Silver and Espio proved victorious and defeated the beast and returned back into the portal, leaving Eggman Nega behind.

Sonic Colors

Silver in Sweet Mountain of Sonic Colors.

Silver appears in Sonic Colors, but only in the DS version. He finds Sonic and Tails in Sweet Mountain when Tails reads a sign in the Sweet Mountain written that the place is the "future," Silver laughs and says that the future is nothing like Sweet Mountain, but is in fact even happier. Silver then asks Sonic to destroy 20 Eggman robots. When Sonic beats all of them, Silver asks if he needs further help, Sonic tells him that he can handle it on his own. Silver then decides to go in a ride with Blaze, until both are stopped by Orbot and Cubot. They scare the robots away with their fire and psychic powers. Then, they ask Sonic to test out a ride for his mission, which is arbitrarily timed. They thank Sonic for testing it out and then Sonic leaves. He points out that he feels like he paired up with Blaze sometime before.

Sonic Generations

Silver in Sonic Generations

In Sonic Generations, Silver found himself in the White Space created by the Time Eater. During this time, he once again crossed paths with Sonic, the latter of whom was on a journey with his younger self from another dimension to restore this shattered world. Believing Sonic to be an imposter, Silver challenged the hero to a fight which he ultimately lost and handed over the Chaos Emerald he had to him. Afterward, Silver reappeared along with the rest of the heroes to cheer on the two Sonics in defeating the Time Eater. Upon the monster's defeat, Silver ended up back in the present with everybody else, where he stuck around for the remainder of Sonic's birthday party before waving goodbye to the younger Sonic and Tails as they returned to their original timeline.

Sonic Forces

Silver meets Knuckles on Angel Island.

In Sonic Forces, as a result of Eggman's world domination, Silver's time was once more thrown into chaos. With little historical records to explain what had happened, Silver went back to the past to prevent the catastrophe from happening. There, he met Knuckles on Angel Island, and tried to warn him about the coming disaster. At first, Knuckles dismissed Silver's warning as a dream, only for Angel Island to be replaced by the village of Pachacamac. Almost immediately after, a suddenly aggressive Chaos appeared and attacked the two. Though they beat Chaos, the beast suddenly disappeared. After Silver explained to Knuckles his reason for being there, the two flew down to the surface to spread the word.[9]

Silver's warning soon came true: after Dr. Eggman defeated (and seemingly killed) Sonic the Hedgehog, the doctor began conquering the world with his Eggman Army. To counter the Eggman Empire, Silver and his friends formed a rag-tag freedom fighting group called the Resistance. However, the group could not do much against the Eggman Empire, who eventually conquered over 99% of the planet.

After six months of warfare, the Resistance met up at their headquarters to discuss the low morale among the people without Sonic to give them hope. Not giving in, Silver urged his comrades to give the people hope and not despair. Not long after, Silver was introduced to the Resistance's newest recruit: the Avatar. After this, Silver learned from Knuckles that Sonic was not dead, but imprisoned onboard Eggman's newly rebuilt Death Egg. Needing a shuttle to reach Sonic, Silver and a squad of soldiers that included the Chaotix broke into the Spaceport in the Chemical Plant and stole a shuttle. Silver soon learned from Rouge, however, that Eggman was moving Sonic's execution forward after catching wind of their rescue. Silver and his allies thus hurried to the Death Egg, only to be slowed down by the enemies onboard the space station. Luckily, the Avatar found Sonic and got him back home.

Silver face-to-face with Infinite.

While in the Mystic Jungle assisting Resistance forces there, Silver met the masked menace who defeated Sonic. He engaged him in battle, but was defeated and nearly killed. Luckily, Sonic arrived in time to block his final attack. The masked one introduced himself as Infinite and fought Sonic instead, leaving Silver be. Although Infinite left after beating Sonic, both hedgehogs spent some time healing afterward. While recuperating, Silver observed the evacuation efforts of the City after Eggman's army invaded it. Later on, Rouge detected some readings in Mystic Jungle, to which Silver believed was just more of Eggman's robots. After his hunch got disproved and the Avatar went to investigate them, Silver feared that the Avatar was heading into danger.

The Avatar soon returned with Tails and Classic Sonic (who had been brought to Silver's dimension by Eggman's new power) in tow. There, Tails told Silver and the others that Eggman would execute a plan in three days to destroy them all. Vector then interrupted, saying that Shadow and an army of Death Egg Robot sentinels were attacking the City. While Silver thought that Shadow was siding with Eggman due to the influence of Infinite's strange power, Sonic went ahead to see what was going on. While there, Silver told Sonic via radio that they would keep the robot army in check while he looked for Shadow. In the meantime, Knuckles learned that Eggman was undermanned at Metropolis and planned a attack called Operation Big Wave to take the city. Silver himself joined the assault and although the plan was working at first, Infinite made them to retreat after casting the invasion army into chaos with his Phantom Ruby prototype's power.

In the aftermath, Silver and the Resistance learned from the real Shadow that the familiar faces in Eggman's army were replicas created by Infinite. Not long after, Silver and the Resistance launched a plan to destroy the Death Egg, the power supply for Eggman's Phantom Rubies, in order to shut these weapons down. When the Avatar later attacked Guardian Rock to distract the Eggman Army as a part of their plan, Silver urged the Avatar to focus on their task and leave capturing the Chemical Plant to them. As planned, the Avatar's distraction allowed the Resistance to destroy the Death Egg, whose destruction Silver observed from the Resistance HQ. However, the Resistance discovered that Eggman had a backup reactor for his Phantom Rubies underneath the Eggman Empire Fortress. Despite that new knowledge, they were able to capture Eggman's headquarters of Metropolis and set their sights on his last stronghold in the Eggman Empire Fortress.

Silver fighting several replicas during the final battle.

With less than an hour before Eggman put his endgame into effect, Silver and the Resistance launched one final attack on Eggman's tower at the fortress in hopes of stopping the Phantom Rubies. As they fought their way through the army of replicas, E-123 Omega came to their rescue when Infinite got ready to finish them off. It was then, however, that Infinite launched Eggman's endgame: using his Phantom Ruby, he got ready to drop a virtual sun on the Resistance and kill them all. Fortunately, the Avatar was able to neutralize Infinite's sun in the last second using a Phantom Ruby prototype. This allowed Silver and the rest to resume the fight on the battlefield while Sonic and the Avatar destroyed Infinite and the Phantom Rubies' reactor. Eggman, however, had foreseen this and his used his original Phantom Ruby in conjunction with his Death Egg Robot to create thousands of replicas to overwhelm Silver and the rest with. Fortunately, Sonic, the Avatar and Classic Sonic beat Eggman and destroyed his robot, which made the replica army vanish and left the Resistance as the victors.

After watching Classic Sonic return to his own dimension now that the Phantom Ruby was gone, Silver and his friends followed Sonic's example and set out to rid the world of all traces of Eggman's reign. At a last meeting in the HQ, Knuckles disbanded the Resistance as the Avatar announced their departure. Silver, however, reminded Knuckles that they still had a lot to do. The friends then agreed with Tails that even though they were going back to their old lives, they would be friends forever and keep working together to restore the world.

Team Sonic Racing

Silver meeting Blaze in Sonic's era.

In Team Sonic Racing, Silver received a vague invitation to a Grand Prix in Sonic's time. Traveling back in time to Sonic's era, Silver eventually met Blaze, who had received the same invitation as him, and Vector, who had come to the Grand Prix as per the request of his "sources". Soon after, they trio met the person behind the invitations: a Tanuki called Dodon Pa. After Dodon Pa persuaded Vector to participate in his Grand Prix with the Grand Prix's cash prize, Silver and Blaze agreed to join Vector's team in order to bail him out when trouble arrived, which Silver knew would eventually arrive.

For the races, Silver received the Lightron to race in. After a couple of races with Team Sonic and Team Rose, Silver met up with Team Sonic and told them of the invitation that made him come to their era. Hearing that Dodon Pa had the tech to send objects through space and time, the group realized that Dodon Pa held a lot of power. Not long after that, Silver and his team were joined in the competition by Team Dark and Team Eggman.

While waiting for the next race, Silver and his team were radioed by Tails, who instructed them to join Team Sonic and Team Dark on the racetrack in order to help them take down Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on the two teams' race in order to compete against them on his own as a "special guest" (which Dodon Pa permitted despite knowing it was a lie). As his teammates headed out for their own reasons, Silver noted that all he himself wanted was a "peaceful tomorrow". On the racetrack, Silver helped get Blaze into position using the Skim Boost. He then joined forces with the rest of Team Vector, Knuckles, Tails, Rouge, Omega and Team Rose. Together, they surrounded Eggman on the racetrack before delivering a massive beatdown on the doctor with their combined Wisp power-ups. However, Dodon Pa was too busy watching Eggman's beating to see who crossed the finish line first.[10]

Some time after, Silver saw Dr. Eggman and Dodon Pa talk with each other about an engine, leading him to alert the other racers that Dodon Pa and Eggman were working together. Although the heroes wanted to stop them, they knew nothing about what the pair was up to; all they could do for now was keep racing. Not long after, Silver got an inexplainable feeling that something bad was going to happen. This distracted him between the races, especially when Sonic tried to trash talk with him and when Blaze tried to praise him. Eventually, Blaze got Silver to tell her what he had on his mind. While Silver doubted his intuition, Blaze trusted it and assured him that they would be able to handle it. Unable to shake off his bad feeling, Silver eventually asked Omochao for a way to observe the whole track they would be racing on next so that he could keep an eye out for something wrong. In response, Omochao told Silver to watch the Chao on the stands, as they would surely react if they saw something wrong. Omochao's advice turned out to work, as the Chao soon saw that Zavok was present at the Grand Prix. Soon after, it was revealed to Silver and everyone else that Dodon Pa was a good guy and that he was using the Grand Prix to gather information for his corporation's Ultimate Energy Engine, which Dodon Pa wanted to use for philanthropic purposes. Still unable to shake off his bad feeling though, Silver confronted Dr. Eggman and learned that he was after the Ultimate Energy Engine and that he had hired Zavok to steal it.

Soon after, the heroes learned from Big that Eggman had kidnapped Dodon Pa and brought him to the Final Fortress. Wanting to rescue Dodon Pa, Silver and co. went to the Final Fortress. There, Eggman had them compete in a number of races with Team Eggman and his army of Eggpawns in exchange for Dodon Pa, not knowing Eggman was using them to gather the Ultimate Team Energy needed to finish the Ultimate Energy Engine. Once the engine was complete, Eggman stole it from Dodon Pa and incorporated it into his Death Egg. Silver and his crew subsequently faced the Death Egg, and beat it in a race. However, the Death Egg soon after went crazy and drove into the Final Fortress's core. As the Final Fortress crashed, Silver and his companions were forced to abandon their cars and evacuate the airship while Team Sonic saved Dodon Pa. Down on the ground, Silver was reunited with Team Sonic when they arrived with Dodon Pa. Just as the Grand Prix seemed over since the cars had been destroyed when the Final Fortress crashed, Dodon Pa decided to give everyone new cars, thus allowing Silver and his friends to race once more.

Other game appearances

Sonic and the Secret Rings

In Sonic and the Secret Rings, Silver appears as a playable character in Party Mode. He can be played after collecting 87 Fire Souls.

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Quotation1.svg Silver the Hedgehog is a new competitor for Team Sonic. Coming from the distant future with telekinetic abilities, Silver's signature moves are the Levitate ability on the Wii and DS and Teleport Dash ability on the DS. Expect the unexpected when this time-travelling hedgehog takes on the Olympic Winter Games. Quotation2.svg
Silver the Hedgehog's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Silver is a playable character in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game, and one of the four new characters to join the main roster. In the Wii and Nintendo DS version, Silver also has the special skill, the Levitate, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In both versions of the game, Silver has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Special Skill Flag
Wii DS
SilverHedgeicon.png Skill Silver-Wii-Stats.png Silver-DS-Stats.png
  • Levitate
  • Teleport Dash (DS only)
Silver flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, a Mii costume based on Silver can be unlocked in the game after winning five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic/Dream Events with Silver and then buying the costume in the boutique.

Silver in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

In Adventure Tours mode in the Nintendo DS version of the game, Silver appears as one of the unlockable characters who can take part in the mode's sports events. He can be found with Blaze in Polastraits where he and Blaze must be beaten in an Ice Hockey event (when they get one point in the beginning) after they reveal that they had come from their respective homes to compete in the Olympics. After that, he will teleport to Cubyrinth with Blaze to prepare for a rematch. There, he and Blaze can be challenged for a second time in a Fever Hockey dream event (when they receive 30 points in the beginning). After defeating them both, Silver and Blaze will join the player's team after being asked for their assistance. Later, in Cubyrinth, Silver is needed for the "Stop the Robo-Balls!" mini-game, where Toad asks Silver for his help. Here, Silver must stop fast-flying robotic drones that block the passage to the Dream Bobsleigh sleigh box, using his psychokinesis, within fifteen seconds. Doing so will open a passage in the overworld. Silver is later required to get Donkey Kong on the player's team in Icepeak.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Quotation1.svg Coming from the distant future with telekinetic abilities, expect the unexpected from Silver when this time-travelling hedgehog takes on the London Olympic Games! Quotation2.svg
Silver the Hedgehog's profile, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, website

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Silver appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. In the Wii version, Silver also has the special skill, the Levitate, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In this game, across both versions, Silver has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats (Wii) Class (3DS) Special Skill Flag
SilverHedgeicon.png Skill Silver stats.png Challengers Levitate Silver flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, Silver also appears as an interactable character in London Party Mode. Here, the player can speak to him in order to play minigames and earn stickers. Also, a Mii costume based on Silver can be unlocked in the game by either winning it through a Scratch Card or paying ten blank cards.

Silver talking to Bowser Jr.

In the Nintendo 3DS version, Silver belongs to the Challengers class and can only take part in sports events selected for this group. In the game's story mode, before the Olympics, Silver and Shadow were destroying Badniks that had gotten out of control and begun attack the people of London. After they caught up with an Egg Pawn and Flapper, Bowser Jr. fell from the sky and destroyed the two robots. Amazed by the strength of Bowser Jr., Silver and Shadow decided to test him by challenging him to an event. After the two hedgehogs were defeated, they admitted that they had fun and that they would meet again at the stadium. When a dense and colored fog later appeared on London Bridge, Silver and Shadow met Sonic, Tails, and Yoshi. Soon after, Jet flew overhead. After the group cornered Jet, they convinced hin to show them where the local Fog Machine was on the bridge. When everyone got to the Fog Machine however, Bowser Jr. appeared, who was protecting the machine. Silver, Shadow and Yoshi managed to defeat him however. Shadow subsequently destroy the Fog Machine, which made the fog disappear and causing the bridge to be lowered. After Bowser Jr. then fled the scene, Silver's group decided to split up and explore the other foggy areas in London. Some time after however, the fog returned, except now more intense, to London. In response, Silver, Shadow, Jet and Yoshi cleared the London Bridge of the fog, which the group later reported back to Sonic and Mario about to support them during their showdown with the masterminds behind the fog: Dr. Eggman and Bowser. After everything had been resolved, Silver came to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Silver can also be obtained from the badge machine.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Silver appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, Silver has the special skill, the Levitate, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In this game, Silver has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Special Skill Biography Flag
SilverHedgeicon.png Skill Levitate This mysterious hedgehog from the future possesses telekinetic powers. He's sure to be a force to be reckoned with in Sochi. Silver flag.jpg

In Legends Showdown, Silver is on the fourth team, along with Blaze, Mario and Peach. Also, a Mii costume based on Silver can be unlocked in the game by getting over 90% perfects in a single Figure Skating Singles match.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Silver appears as a playable character in the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and arcade version of the game.

In the Wii U version of the game, Silver is available from the beginning and playable in all events. Also, a Mii costume set based on Silver can be unlocked in the game by completing Silver's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.

In the Wii U version of the game, Silver has the following characteristics, description and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Playable Event(s) Biography Flag
Power Speed Technique
Silver icon (Mario & Sonic 2016).png Technique 3.5 6.5 8 All events This silver hedgehog from the future has a complicated past with Sonic, but has been known to go on world-saving adventures with him. Silver can use his telekinetic powers to move objects or even levitate himself. He has a rather straightforward mindset, loves world peace and blue skies. The true and fair spirit of competition cultivated by the Olympic Games is what drew Silver back from the future. Mario Sonic Rio Silver Flag.png

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Silver is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:

Artwork Stats Playable Event(s) Challenged in Road to Rio?
Silver02.png Rio2016Stats3DSSilver.png
  • 110m Hurdles
  • Archery
Mario's Story Day 1

In the arcade edition of the game, Silver belongs to the main roster of characters. However, in the Japanese arcade version, he needs to be unlocked. In this version, Silver has the following characteristics:

Icon Skill Type Stats Recommended Event(s)
Power Speed Technique
SilverHedgeicon.png Technique 6 3 9
  • 110m Hurdles
  • Trampoline

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Silver appears once again as a playable character.

Sonic Riders series

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

Silver on his default Extreme Gear, the Psychic Wave.

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Silver appears as a playable character. He can be unlocked after clearing the Babylon storyline. His default Extreme Gear in this game is the Psychic Wave. He also has his own unique attack that he can execute when obtaining an Attack.

Sonic Free Riders

In Sonic Free Riders, Silver appears once more as a playable character. He can be unlocked after clearing both Team Rose and Team Dark story mode. Like in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, his default Extreme Gear in this game is the Psychic Wave.

Sega All-Stars series

Sega Superstars Tennis

In Sega Superstars Tennis, Silver makes a brief cameo in the Green Hill Zone as a cheering audience member. Whacking him with a tennis ball nets the player an achievement.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Silver appears as an icon on the game's "Holosseum" Sticker.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Silver appears occasionally in the Green Hill Zone level as one of three characters (the others being Tails and Knuckles) running through the shuttle loop. He also appears as a Trophy (which is unlocked by beating Target Test level 3 with all characters) and a Sticker:

ID Name Image Description Acquisition
249 544 Silver Silver Trophy.jpg A hedgehog who traveled back in time to defeat the Iblis Trigger and therefore alter the future. Silver has a positive attitude and a strong sense of justice. He has telekinetic powers that allow him to control physical objects, including abilities to freeze or shock enemies, which he uses to fight for peace and justice. Clear Target Smash Level 3 with all characters.
Image Name Page ID Area of Effect Effect User
Brawl Sticker Silver The Hedgehog (Sonic The Hedgehog).png
Silver The Hedgehog (Sonic The Hedgehog) Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic The Hedgehog) 279 698 N/A Launch Power +49 Sonic

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Silver, along with Tails and Knuckles, reprised his role as a cameo in Green Hill Zone in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. He also appears as a Trophy in both versions of the game:

Wii U Trophy
Name Picture Category Trophy Box Description Acquisition
Silver Silver the Hedgehog Silver SSB4 Trophy.png Series Related 83: Sonic & Friends Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future— from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to travel to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home. Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future - from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to come back to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home. Random
Nintendo 3DS Trophy
Name Picture Category Description Acquisition
Silver Silver the Hedgehog SilverTheHedgehogTrophy3DS.png Stage Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future— from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to travel to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home. Silver the Hedgehog comes from the future - from a world that seems to have been laid to waste. He manipulated space-time to come back to the present where he meets Sonic and friends, and now he's putting his telekinetic talents to use in an effort to save the future world he calls home. Random

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Silver will once again make a cameo appearance in Green Hill Zone. Silver also appears as a Support Spirit with the following characteristics:

Image Spirit Battle
Enemy Fighter(s) Enemy Power Stage Battle conditions
Happy-new-new-silver.png Sonic 3,600 Green Hill Zone Rule(s): Item: Throwing Types
  • The enemy starts the battle with a Black Hole
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Name Type Class Music Acquisition
Silver the Hedgehog Attack ★★ (Advanced) "Rooftop Run"
  • Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
No. Slot Cost Ability
795 1 Strong Throw

Sonic Unleashed

In Sonic Unleashed, though Silver doesn't appear in the game, he is referenced in the day stage of Empire City under the name of "Silver Beach", along with other places named after characters like "Blaze Road".

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Silver was indirectly referenced in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, in the Chaos Emerald part of the journey, where it states that Sonic, Shadow, Knuckles and a variety of other people have been known to use the power of the Emeralds to achieve Super States.

Sonic Jump series

Sonic Jump (2012)

In Sonic Jump (2012), Silver and co. discovered that Eggman had begun kidnapping Animals again and taking them high into the sky, prompting the heroes to set out to stop Dr. Eggman's operations. Whenever they managed to corner Eggman in a Zone and defeat him however, the doctor would retreat to another Zone, although not before capturing more Animals. After Eggman's defeat in Mechanical Zone however, the doctor would crash down to Earth, ending his plans, thus allowing Silver to reunite with all the Animals.

Sonic Jump Fever

In Sonic Jump Fever, Silver appears as a playable character. In this game, he can be unlocked after either collecting fifty 250 Silver Character Tokens or paying 750 Red Star Rings for him. In gameplay, Silver generates a psychic energy field which attracts bonus items. The power-ups he can utilize in this game include the Shield, Ring Time, Stun and Detonate.

Silver also appears on the game's preset leaderboards, placing seventh in each Zone. When playing a Zone, a destructible monitor containing Silver's portrait will appear if his score has been passed.

Sonic Dash

In Sonic Dash, Silver makes an appearance as a playable character. In this game, he can be unlocked in the following ways:

  • Pay 60 Red Star Rings
  • Win him during the Prize Wheel Jackpot.
  • Collect 250 Silver tokens.

During the Festive Challenge, it was possible to unlock Silver as well.

Image Affinity Bonus Upgrade Profile
Power-Up Highest level

Sonic Dash Pecky.png

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Dash Boost 9
x2 Multiplier 7
Magnet 11
Shield 10
Headstart 11

Sonic Runners

Silver in Sonic Runners.

In Sonic Runners, Silver is a playable Speed/Easy Type character with the following characteristics:

Icon Type Controls Profile Unlocking Requirement
Sonic Runners Silver Icon.png
Sonic Runners Speed Easy.png
  • Triple jump
  • Game speed cut by 10%
  • Total Score cut by 20%
Silver is a time-traveling hedgehog with a number of superpowers. Though he can be rather reckless, he intends to continue fighting for a peaceful world.
  • Spend 150 Red Star Rings
  • Spend 1500000 Rings
  • Day 5 Debut Dash Login Bonus for v2.0.0

Later, Shadow was rereleased as "ESP Silver", a Fly/Future Type variant character of Silver with a prominent ESP aura. This character has the following characteristics:

Icon Type Controls Profile Unlocking Requirement
Sonic Runners ESP Silver Icon.png
Sonic Runners Fly Future.png
  • Float
  • 37% Score Bonus
  • Game speed cut by 5%
Following his split with Blaze, Silver has grown stronger and has discovered his true power. Available on Premium Roulette.

During the "Birthday on Windy Hill" event, Silver and Blaze were going to Sonic's birthday party when they got kidnapped by Dr. Eggman. Though the duo escaped, the were attacked by a Death Egg drone just as Team Sonic found them, who helped them destroy it. Silver and Blaze then offered their aid to Team Sonic and began helping them look for Eggman. After Eggman was stopped, Silver joined Sonic at the party, certain this beautiful day was a reward to Sonic for all he had done.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

Silver is one of the playable characters in Sonic Forces: Speed Battle who was added to the game's roster in the version 1.0.1 update. He has the following stats in gameplay:

Image Rarity Stats Items
Projectile Boost Trap
SFSB Silver.png

Speed: 6/10

Acceleration: 6/10

Strength: 6/10

Illusion Boost

As of update 2.9.0, Silver was re-released as "Lantern Silver", a variant of Silver who is dressed in hanfu, an ancient Chinese clothing style. This character has the following stats in gameplay:

Image Rarity Stats Items
Projectile Boost Trap
SFSB LanternSilver.png

Speed: 7/10

Acceleration: 10/10

Strength: 6/10

SFSB Firework Flurry.png
Firework Flurry
Illusion Boost

Sonic Racing

Silver is an unlockable playable character in Sonic Racing. He becomes available by reaching League 6 in the game and races in the Lightron.


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  2. Sonic Team. 010:中村 俊 (Japanese). Sega. Retrieved on 21 April 2017.
  3. Black, Fletcher (14 November 2006). "Silver the Hedgehog-Psychic Hedgehog". Sonic the Hedgehog: Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 234. ISBN 978-0761555100.
  4. Backbone Entertainment, Sega Studio USA (December 7, 2007). Sonic Rivals. PlayStation Portable. Sega. Area: Forest Falls Zone. "Shadow: Huh? What's this... A silver hedgehog? And... He's chasing... the doctor!? Hey you! What do you want with the doctor!?"
  5. SEGA (June 23rd, 2016). Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Wii U. Nintendo. Area/Level: Collectibles (Flags). "This silver hedgehog from the future has a complicated past with Sonic, but has been known to go on world-saving adventures with him. Silver can use his telekinetic powers to move large objects or even levitate himself. He has a rather straightforward mindset, loves world peace and blue skies. The true and fair spirit of competition cultivated by the Olympic Games is what drew Silver back from the future."
  6. 6.0 6.1 Devra Newberger Speregen (2016). Sonic: The Ultimate Character Guide. Scholastic. p. 51. ISBN 978-1338033243.
  7. Media:Silver profile SG.png
  8. Team Sonic Racing reveals first Story Mode details, new character Dodonpa (English). Brian(@NE_Brian). Nintendo Everything. Retrieved on 29 September 2018.
  9. Sonic Forces: Stress Test, "Stress Test"
  10. Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"
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