Wind switch, also known as the  Green Orb, is a gimmick that appears in  . Using the Wind switch will create a Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Grind Rail of air that can be used for transport.
The Wind switch is a vertical column that possesses an eagle statue on the top and a long horizontal bar with a glowing green orb collared to the column.
Sonic hitting a Wind switch.
Wind switches are found exclusively in
Kingdom Valley. Their purpose is to create Grind Rails made from white jet streams which the player can travel on by Grinding. The Wind switches can be activated by using a Homing Attack on their signature orb which will when manifest the Grind Rail nearby (the player will automatically lock onto it). If the player is using Silver or Tails, the Wind Switch can be activated by going through the green orb.
It is not advisable to use the Homing Attack to activate the Wind switch when Shadow is using Chaos Boost because the Chaos Boost's mechanics will cause the Wind switch to not be activated and as well risk the player of falling into a bottomless pit. Therefore, the player has to either avoid the usage of the Chaos Boost, or to position the direction of the Homing Attack at the end of the horizontal bar directly.
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Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog) Pete Capella ( | Silver the Hedgehog) Lacey Chabert ( | Princess Elise) Mike Pollock ( | Dr. Eggman, Narrator) Amy Palant | ( | Tails, Ladies-in-waiting) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy, Ladies-in-waiting) Bella Hudson ( | Blaze) Dan Green ( | Knuckles, Mephiles, Solaris Project scientists) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Maddie Blaustein ( | Omega) David Wills (
Duke, G.U.N communitcator)
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Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Daisuke Ono ( | Silver) Maaya Sakamoto ( | Princess Elise) Chikao Ōtsuka ( Dr. Eggman) Kenji Utsumi (Narrator, | Duke) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Hikari Yono ( | Ladies-in-waiting) Nao Takamori ( | Blaze) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Takayuki Sakazume ( | Mephiles) Keiji Okuda (Solaris Project scientist, | G.U.N. communicator) Yoshikazu Kozuma (Solaris Project scientist) | Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Taiten Kusunoki (
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