When using the Violet Void, the user turns into a large, ghastly and smoky black orb with violet outlines. In Sonic's case, his version of the Violet Void has his eyes and mouth on the front, though his eyes have lost their pupils and have turned yellow, and his mouth has become a wide sinister smile with serrated teeth that glows yellow.
The Violet Void made its first appearance in the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors. In this game, the Violet Void is the last Color Power introduced in the game, and is unlocked in Asteroid Coaster. In gameplay, while transformed into the Violet Void, the player can both fly in midair and draw in and consume both enemies and obstacles from a distance or upon touch. For every unspecified set of targets consumed, the Violet Void will grow one size, until it has had a total of two growth spurts. The bigger the Violet Void gets, the larger the player's intake radius will be, and the faster they can move. The Violet Void can likewise draw in Rings and Wisp Capsules from a distance. Certain obstacles of greater size and/or weight requires that the Violet Void has reached a certain size before it can draw them in though. While transformed into the Violet Void, the player is also invulnerable to damage. However, the player can still be affected by bottomless pits.
As the Violet Void, the player can take alternate paths and shortcuts by passing through rotating fans that would otherwise damage the player. Passing through these fans will briefly turn the Violet Void into smoke and give a forward boost of speed. These fans can likewise be used to direct the player down a certain path in midair by sending the player down a chain of fans. There are also block-shaped gimmick in the Acts that can provide the player with additional matter for the purpose of increasing the Violet Void's size.
To use the Violet Void in gameplay, the player must possess a Violet Wisp. Once transformed into the Violet Void, the player's Boost Gauge starts to deplete, and once it runs out, Sonic will revert back to normal. To extend its duration, the player has to collect more Violet Wisps. In gameplay, the Violet Void is activated by pressing . Once transformed, the player can move freely in every direction using .
Team Sonic Racing
In Team Sonic Racing, the Violet Void makes an appearance as a product of the Violet WispItem Box power-ups that can be obtained on the race tracks. In this game, rather than transforming the playable character when using the Violet Void, the game manifests the Violet Void's power for the playable character to use.
To use the Violet Void in gameplay, the player has to press // while in possession of a Violet Wisp. When used, the Violet Void bends space and time to create a swirling purple gravitational pull that automatically draws nearby Rings and Item Boxes towards the player and slows down opponents. This Color Power is especially effective when activated near a big group of rival racers. The Violet Void can also absorb attacking Color Powers aimed at the user, making it a useful makeshift shield ability.
Powers and abilities
As the Violet Void, the user essentially becomes a living black hole with a gravitational pull so strong that it bends space and time. This gravitational pull allows the Violet Void to draw objects into themselves from a distance and make them vanish into a void within them. However, the user cannot drawn in objects that are too big or heavy.
Because of the Violet Void smoke-like makeup, the user is granted limited intangibility, allowing them to pass through certain obstacles, such as moving fans, unharmed. As the Violet Void, the user is also capable of flight through mid-air.
Like the Purple Frenzy, the Violet Void can add the mass of the objects they draw into them, allowing the user to grow larger the more they consume until they reach maximum size. Also, the more the Violet Void increases in size, the stronger its suction ability becomes, enabling the user to draw in bigger and heavier objects from greater distances. At maximum size, the Violet Void can draw in objects weighting at least a ton and enemies at the size of the Frigate Skullian.
The main weakness of the Violet Void is that it can only be used for a few seconds and requires more Hyper-go-on from Violet Wisps to be maintained.