The Unleashed Gauge is an energy bar that appears in Sonic Unleashed. It shows how much Unleashed power Sonic the Werehog has to go into Unleashed Mode.


Unleashed power can be gained mainly by fighting Dark Gaia's minions, or by breaking pots, crates, jars, capsules, or other items scattered throughout the Night-time Stages of the game. When Sonic activates this technique, he is surrounded by a blue aura and his power, strength, and abilities are greatly increased while the Unleashed Gauge is drained over time. The player can gain more Unleashed power in this state to sustain Unleashed Mode longer. Once the Unleashed Gauge depletes, Unleahed Mode ends.

Wii/PlayStation 2

In this version of the game, the player can use his unleashed power whenever he wants, no matter how much Dark Gaia energy he has. When Unleashed energy is found in items or after fighting enemies, it comes straight toward Sonic the Werehog, unlike the HD versions of the game. The color of Unleashed Energy is a light blue in this game.

Xbox 360/PlayStation 3

In this version, the player can level up how much unleashed power Sonic can hold, and there is a certain point in the gauge that must be reached before Sonic is capable of entering his unleashed form. If not, Sonic cannot transform into his unleashed form.


  • The Unleashed Gauge and Boost Gauge function oppositely in the two versions of Sonic Unleashed. In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, the Unleashed Gauge can be used whenever the player wants, no matter how much energy is in it. But the Boost Gauge has to have a certain amount of energy in it in order for Sonic to perform a Sonic Boost. However, this is the exact opposite in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version as, in this version of the game, the Sonic Boost can be used whenever the player wants, and the Unleashed Gauge has to have a certain amount of Gaia energy in it before Sonic the Werehog can enter Unleashed Mode.
  • The gauge is named after the title of this game. It may also be referencing the fact that Sonic is more ferocious in his Werehog form than in his normal form.

Main article | Gallery | Script | Credits (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3, Wii/PlayStation 2) | Glitches | Re-releases (Mobile)
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.