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Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this term before the Super Genesis Wave, see Zone (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

Zone is a term that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a term used on Sonic's World for other dimensions and universes besides the Prime Zone. Both local science and mysticism have been successful at enabling other-dimensional travel, so travel to zones and visitors from zones, while not common, are not considered unusual.

The term "Zone" can also refer to various areas on Sonic's World itself, such as the Green Hill Zone.



Burning Ruin Zone

The Burning Ruin Zone, an example of an alternate reality zone, from Sonic Universe #75.

Dimensions are parallel or alternate universes with the same physical properties as the Prime Zone, but with a different history. Alternate zones can be similar to Sonic's World (such as the Sol Zone) or quite different (like the Distant Abyss Zone). Alternate zones can also be accessed by various means. Collectively, all of the alternate zones are sometimes called the multiverse.

Genesis Portals are gateways which exist between alternate realities, allowing visitors to travel through the dimensional barriers. They were revealed to be the results of the Multiverse collapsing in on itself and rebooting; tearing holes in the fabric of spacetime.[1][2]


Green Hill Zone Archie

The Green Hill Zone, an example of a regional zone, from Sonic Universe #76.

The surface of Sonic's World-and that of Angel Island-is divided into numerous areas named Zones, though there are areas that are not designated as such. Another major exception is cities, which are thought of as independent areas. Examples of regional Zones include Westside Island's Wood Zone; Pumpkin Hill Zone; and Angel Island's Launch Base Zone.[3][4]

List of Zones

Alternate reality zones

Pocket zones



  1. Sonic/Mega Man Free Comic Book Day 2015, "Sonic Comic Origins: Into the Unknown"
  2. Sonic Universe #75, "Fury"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #253, "Countdown to Chaos Part One: The Builder"
  4. Sonic Universe #63, "The Great Chaos Caper Part One: On the Hunt"

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