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Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Blue Hedgehag is a small, four-legged creature with dark grey skin and a back covered in bright blue spines. It also appears to have three red eyes.
Combat[edit | edit source]
The Blue Hedgehag is a substantially stronger version of the Hedgehag and Old Hedgehag, and uses upgraded versions of their attacks. Once engaged in combat, a Blue Hedgehag will attempt to follow and stay close to Lea. They have two attacks that they are able to use: a dash attack, in which they roll quickly in a straight line at Lea twice in rapid succession, and a jump attack, in which they follow Lea while it makes one huge leap and attempting to land on her. Both attacks are led by a brief period of spinning (and bouncing, in the case of the jump attack) during which the hedgehag takes reduced damage. When it has been reduced to half its original health, the Blue Hedgehag will no longer use the first two attacks, but will use a new attack, in which the Blue Hedgehag charges up for a few seconds and then makes a very long dash towards Lea, damaging her when hit. Unlike its weaker counterparts, Perfect Guards do not stun it. Its first two attack can be stopped with an attack like Sphere Saw, but its last attack can't be broken this way.
Strategies[edit | edit source]
Blue Hedgehags are very difficult compared to the other enemies at this stage of the game due to their very high health and damage. Both instances where Blue Hedgehags are encountered have them serving as minibosses. Due to their high damage, their attacks should be avoided if at all possible. The dash attack can be avoided fairly easily by dodging sideways. However, it is advisable to run away from the jump attack as it has a long range, since it's fairly difficult to dodge within its range.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Autumn's Rise
- Hedgehag's Den: Summoned by killing 18 enemies in the area.
Development Notes[edit | edit source]
The Blue Hedgehag was introduced along with Autumn's Rise in the first version of the Demo. It has appeared in all subsequent versions of the game except the Shortened Demo. Previously, it could also be encountered as part of the Enemy Rush in the Old Observatory, but this has been removed.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Blue Hedgehag is a reference the video game character "Sonic The Hedgehog." Once killed, the hedgehag drops a chili dog, Sonic's favorite food, and a golden ring, which Sonic collects.
- The amount of credits and experience it drops, 1 and 337 respectively, is a reference to old internet slang, meaning 'elite' (1337 or LEET). As the Blue Hedgehag is an 'elite', or rare, mob, the number is fitting.