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Sky Rail is the eleventh stage of the Dark story in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, and is playable as Shadow the Hedgehog.


This stage is similar to Pumpkin Hill but is set at daytime, with no Boos or trains circling the stage.


Shadow must find and chase down Tails in the Cyclone before he gets too far.


There are many Rails to grind on in this stage, as well as a multitude of Propeller Springs. There is also a large area in this stage where it is rather difficult to see.


1st Mission: Chase the Tornado!

2nd Mission: Collect 100 rings!

To quickly complete this mission, the player should head straight down the main path and pop the Item Box accessible via the first Propeller Spring along the way. They must proceed forward until Shadow reaches a ledge with two adjacent Rails and a Point Marker. The player should grind down these Rails to reach a cliff with another pair of Rails on the top, then proceed down the incoming extensive Rail section which leads to a single Spring stuck to a mountain. Here, instead of using the Spring, the player should navigate around the mountain by jumping down to the ledge below the Spring, where the second Chao Container is located. The player may have to perform a Homing Attack during the descent to reach this ledge. Here, there are two Item Boxes containing a total of thirty Rings. The player should climb back up the mountain and take the right Rail after crossing the second Point Marker.

At the end of the Rail, the player should jump and perform another Homing Attack to reach the 10 Rings Item Box on the left. The player can also collect the 10 Rings Item Box on the ground and then proceed forward for more Rings.

3rd Mission: Find the lost Chao!

The player should play the Mystic Melody at the Ancient Ruin to the left of the second Point Marker, and a path of Rings will appear. The player must Light Speed Dash across them and use a series of Propeller Springs to reach the top of the hill, where the lost Chao is.

4th Mission: Reach the goal within 2 minutes 0 seconds!

If the player crouches while grinding down the Rails and ignores any enemies that are not on the path, completing this stage in less than two minutes should be easy.

Last Mission: Clear Hard mode!

This mission places iron balls on many of the Rails. To get by them, the player must use the Grind Step.

Level Up Item

The Level Up Item in Sky Canyon is Shadow's Ancient Light. This allows him to use the Light Speed Attack.

Not far from the start of the stage, the player can see a Chao Container. By walking off the left edge of the platform, some Mono Beetles will appear, and the player can use the Homing Attack to reach a Spring Beetle; the Ancient Light is found on the platform directly overhead.

Chao Container locations

  1. Instead of taking the first rocket, the player should hit the Mono Beetle on the left to reach the platform where the first Chao Container is.
  2. As the player reaches the Spring at the end of the second extensive Rail section, they must perform a Homing Attack while pressing up and left on the control stick. They should then land on a ledge below the Spring where the second Chao Container is.
  3. When the player gets to the first Propeller Spring, they must bounce to its peak and dive into a small alcove on the right using the Homing Attack. The final Chao Container can be found inside.


Big the Cat sighting

Big the Cat's head in Sky Rail, from the 2012 remaster of Sonic Adventure 2.

As soon as the player begins this stage, they will be grinding down a Rail. When the player looks to the right side of the mountain, they can see some sort of steel device with a wheel at the end emerging from the mountain. Big's head can be seen where the device and the mountain come together.


Score Rank
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11,000 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
9,000 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
<9,000 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

Time Rank
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2:15 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
2:30 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
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Time Rank
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1:30 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
1:45 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
2:00 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
>2:00 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

Score Rank
14,000 A Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
12,000 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
10,000 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
8,000 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
<8,000 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

Score Rank
10,000 A Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
9,000 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
8,000 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
7,000 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
<7,000 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Sky Rail Zone

Knuckles at the Sky Rail Zone, from Sonic Universe #62.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Sky Rail appeared as Sky Rail Zone, specifically in the "After-The-Credits" scene from Sonic Universe #62. Sky Rail Zone retains the same appearance as its game counterpart.


  • The beginning of the stage in the Dreamcast version is different in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Noticeably, the platform underneath the Rails with the Extra Life is missing.
  • In an early trailer of the game that was shown at E3 2000, Sonic is shown in this level instead of Shadow.
  • If a treasure hunter character is used in this stage via glitches or cheats, they can obtain items here by Digging, unlike in other non-hunter stages.


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"Mr. Unsmiley ...for Sky Rail" Jun Senoue 1:50


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