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The spotlight,[1] also called the searchlight, is a gimmick that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a light source used against Espio the Chameleon during his Challenge Act.


Spotlights are meter-tall red searchlights which can be attached to floors, walls and the ground by adjustable joints and are constantly shooting out a column of light.


In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Spotlights are only encountered in the Espio: Master of Camouflage Challenge Act. In gameplay, they are used to reveal Espio while he is invisible. By using either the Homing Attack or the Spin Jump on the spotlights, their light columns will move around the area in an arch. If Espio is it hit by that light, he will become visible, thereby making him vulnerable to attacks, and temporarily immobilized. After a while though, even if the spotlights should constantly shine on him, Espio will recover and move away.

See also


  1. Sonic Team (4 November 2011). Sonic Generations. PlayStation 3. Sega. Area/Level: Espio: Master of Camouflage. "Omochao: Shine a spotlight on Espio while he's invisible to reveal his location!"

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