Shadow Boxing achievement in Sonic Generations

Shadow Boxing

Defeat Shadow.

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How to unlock the Shadow Boxing achievement

  • redjarmanredjarman419,186
    02 Nov 2011 03 Nov 2011 24 Apr 2013
    10 0 7
    Shadow Boxing
    Defeated Shadow.

    Shadow is found right above the entrance to City Escape. Just stand on the words CITY ESCAPE, jump to the platform on the left, and hit the boost pad to land right next to him.

    The fight itself is actually more of a race. As you run along the track, you'll see a giant purple meteor flying up ahead. That is an energy core. The first character that collects 2 of them get to use their special attack, which I'll get to later.

    First off, boost. Always. Make sure to keep collecting rings and hitting the smaller blue meteors to keep your boost gauge charged up. Try to avoid boost ramps, as I've found being in the air really just slows you down.

    While boosting, one of two things will happen if you run into Shadow. If he is also boosting, you will just bounce off eachother. If he isn't boosting, he'll get knocked down and drop rings. I'm not 100% sure if this counts as damaging him towards defeat though, and it doesn't happen too often, so don't plan on relying on that to defeat him.

    Eventually, someone will reach the energy core. Whoever touches it first collects it. If you've been boosting non-stop and haven't hit any ramps, there's a pretty good chance you'll get there first. For whoever collects it, if it's their first, another energy core will spawn and you'll repeat the process. If it's their second core, they will go into their special attack.

    When you get your special attack, you will perform a constant boost without pressing anything. Use the left and right bumpers to sidestep and ram into all the meteors you see on the track. They will shatter and fly straight to Shadow and hit him to slow him down a bit. Do this enough, and you will catch up to him. Then just get right behind him. You will make him drop all his rings, then throw him in the air. And that's it! achievement unlocked! If you somehow don't slow him down enough to catch up to him within about 30 seconds, the race for the energy cores will resume again.

    Of course, sometimes things don't always go perfect, especially you first time through. So here's some stuff to remember.

    If Shadow gets two energy cores first, he'll do his special attack. First, he uses Chaos Spear, which shoots a bunch of spikes into the ground ahead of you. Just sidestep them. After that, he'll use Chaos Control, in which he will shoot a huge purple laser at you. As he announces the attack, get ready to dodge. He'll say "Chaos..." and RIGHT before he says "Control!" sidestep to either side. After this, the race for the energy cores resumes.

    During the normal race, if you let Shadow get too far ahead, he will use the same Chaos Spear attack to put spikes ahead of you. Dodge them in the same way.

    EDIT: Added video guide. Credit to oxwcast for making it.

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    redjarmanYou have to be directly behind him, like there's essentially 3 lanes you can sidestep left and right through. Make sure you are in the same lane as him.
    Posted by redjarman on 22 Dec 11 at 18:11
    OleEcosse7There are two secrets to beating shadow. The first is when racing to be first to the energy cores is DO NOT use the ramps as they slow you down so much. The second is after you have caught up with Shadow using Sonic's special attack stay right behind him in the same lane until he drops all his rings,and you will throw him into the air automatically and the 25g will pop.
    Posted by OleEcosse7 on 12 Mar 15 at 15:41
    AbyssalOrc33Video is unavailable
    Posted by AbyssalOrc33 on 21 Jul 20 at 18:59
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  • Krows GraveyardKrows Graveyard581,987
    05 Jan 2013 14 Feb 2013
    1 0 0
    Shadow Boxing - 25G (Original Achievement)

    Difficulty: 4/10

    To get this Achievement, you must defeat Shadow the Hedgehog.

    To get Shadow to appear, you must clear all of Area 2 (Speed Highway, City Escape, Seaside Hill) and unlock the Challenge Gates for those areas.

    Then go to City Escape, jump on the City Escape sign and jump to the left to be sent up to Shadow. Talk to him to start the battle.

    In battle, your goal is to collect 2 Energy Cores before Shadow does. If he gets them first, you simply have to dodge his attacks with the Left and Right Bumpers and try again.

    Once you get 2 Cores, you will need to keep boosting while pressing the Left and Right Bumpers to run into Meteorites and slow down Shadow, then when you are close enough, boost into Shadow constantly to finish him.

    Your Rank does not matter.

    Below is a video of mine, showing how to get it. (Omochao literally tells you what to do and when)
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