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The weapons in Shadow the Hedgehog vary from their respectives, as they change as their ammo, color, damage and sometimes can be the same exact gun with a different internal structure.

Each weapon in Shadow the Hedgehog falls under one of seven weapon types; Close Combat, Gun, Cannon, Lock-on, Laser, Vacuum, and Special. Should the fallen weapon from an enemy not be picked up, it will disappear after a while.


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Guns are the most common weapons in Shadow the Hedgehog. Guns fire small rounds and typically have a larger ammo capacity than other weapon types. Some guns are automatic, meaning that they can fire continuously if SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/PSSquareButton.png/XboxX.png is held down.

Image Weapon Faction Damage Rounds Range Notes
Egg gun.png Egg Gun Eggman Empire 20
Flash Shot.png Flash Shot Black Arms 20 Automatic
Gatlinggunner.png Gatling Gun GUN High 40 Long Automatic
Hmg.png Heavy Machine Gun GUN High 30 Long Automatic
HeavyShot.png Heavy Shot Black Arms 30
Light Shot.png Light Shot Black Arms 20
Pistolshoot.png Pistol GUN Low 10 Short
Ring Shot.png Ring Shot Black Arms 20
Semiautoriflegunner.png Semi-Auto Rifle GUN Medium 30 Medium Automatic
Smgun.png Sub-Machine Gun GUN Low 20 Short Automatic

Close Combat

Close Combat weapons are weapons which are used for short-ranged attacks. Despite being melee weapons, these weapons still have an ammo meter and will become unusable when depleted. Also, the Close Combat weapons will be automatically discarded in case player hops on any vehicle.

Image Weapon Faction Damage Rounds Range Notes
Black Sword.png Black Sword Black Arms 6
Dark Hammer.png Dark Hammer Black Arms 6
Egg spear.png Egg Spear Eggman Empire 6
Env objects.png Environment Objects 4/6 (Varies) Environment Objects refers to several objects in the environment that can be broken and picked up as weapons, such as traffic signs and torches.
Survival Knife.png Survival Knife GUN 6


Cannons are heavy duty weapons that fire explosive shells. Unlike some other weapons, cannons do not automatically lock on to enemies, instead the player has to aim manually with a crosshair that indicates where the shell will explode.

Image Weapon Faction Damage Rounds Range Notes
Bazooka.png Bazooka GUN High 6 Short
BigBarrel.png Big Barrel Black Arms 8
Blackbarrelikethisbaby.png Black Barrel Black Arms Medium 8 Short
Egg bazooka.png Egg Bazooka Eggman Empire 6
Grenadelauncher.png Grenade Launcher GUN Medium 6 Short
TankCannon.png Tank Cannon GUN


Laser weapons fire laser beams to attack enemies. Laser beams can be bounced off walls and other objects to hurt more enemies in one shot.

Image Weapon Faction Damage Rounds Range Notes
LR.png Laser Rifle GUN 20
Refractor.png Refractor Black Arms 20
Splitter.png Splitter Black Arms 20


Lock-On weapons allow the player to fire missiles that lock-on to enemies. The player must fire hold down SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/PSSquareButton.png/XboxX.png to activate a laser target which will lock on to enemies nearby. Releasing the button will then fire several missiles to attack all targeted enemies.

Image Weapon Faction Damage Rounds Range Notes
Rpgun.png 4-Shot RPG GUN High 12 Long
RPG8.png 8-Shot RPG GUN High 24 Long
BigWormShooter.png Big Worm Shooter Black Arms High 6 Long
RPG.png RPG GUN High 6 Long
WideWormShooter.png Wide Worm Shooter Black Arms 18
Wormshooterdun.png Worm Shooter Black Arms High 6 Long


Vacuums are a unique weapon type, as only one true vacuum weapon exists in game. Vacuum weapons allow the player to suck up various objects, including enemies, which then can be fired back to deal damage to other enemies.

Image Weapon Faction Damage Rounds Range Notes
VacuumPod.png Vacuum Pod Black Arms 20 Can be used to pull out walls in certain stages.


Special weapons are unique weapons in Shadow the Hedgehog. Special weapons are unlocked by completing the final stages in story mode. Most of these weapons can be upgraded by completing the same stage again and fighting the other boss. Special weapons do not have a common attribute, and instead, each Special weapon takes on the attributes of one of the six other weapon types. Special weapons can only be found in special Shadow Containers scattered in each stage.

Image Weapon Faction Damage Rounds Range Notes
Egg Vacume.png Egg Vacuum Eggman Empire 20/30 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Lava Shelter in Story Mode. Functions like a Vacuum weapon, can be used to pull walls in certain stages.
Heal Cannon.png Heal Cannon 10/20 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Final Haunt in Story Mode. Functions like a Cannon weapon. Heals and sways the loyalty of enemies.
Omochao Gun.png Omochao Gun 10/20 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Cosmic Fall in Story Mode. Functions like a Laser weapon.
Samurai blade.png Samurai Blade GUN 4/8 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing GUN Fortress in Story Mode. Functions like a Close Combat weapon. When swung it sends out shock waves that deal damage to enemies without consuming ammo.
Satilite laser v2.png Satellite Gun Black Arms 4/8 (Upgraded) Unlocked by completing Black Comet in Story Mode. Functions as a Lock-On weapon. Causes giant laser beams to fire from the sky akin to the ones seen in Westopolis.
Shadow rifle.png Shadow Rifle 20 Unlocked by completing The Last Way. Functions as Gun weapon. Defeats most enemies in a single shot. Cannot be upgraded. Automatic.


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