Old Hedgehag

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Organic Old Hedgehag
Location Location Autumn's Rise, Bergen Trail
Level 9 / 57
Type Organic
Sub Type Mammal
Max HP HP-Icon.png 404 / 11295
Attack Atk-Icon.png 41 / 343
Defense Def-Icon.png 43 / 360
Focus Foc-Icon.png 33 / 276
Resistance None
Credits Credits 33
Item Chance Rank
Trade-bronze.pngMetal Needles 12%
Item-consumable-silver.pngChili Con Carne 4%
Enemies of Autumn's Rise
Red-hedgehog-sprite.png Old HedgehagHedgehag-sprite.png HedgehagGreen-meerkat-sprite.png Rockin' HillkatRed-meerkat-sprite.png Flamin' HillkatBuffalo-sprite.png Mad BovineIron-buffalo-sprite.png Red Eyed BovineBlue-hedgehog-sprite.png Blue HedgehagHillkat-bandleader-sprite.png Hillkat Bandleader
Enemies of Bergen Trail
Apollo-sprite.png ApolloRed-hedgehog-sprite.png Old HedgehagIron-buffalo-sprite.png Red Eyed BovineFrobbit-sprite.png Young FrobbitMonster-Blue-Frobbit.png White FrobbitMonster-Blue-Frobbit.png Dirty FrobbitFrobbit-sprite.png Legendary FrobbitSeaskito-sprite.png SeaflyMonster-Penguin.png PengpengHerpy-sprite.png Horny GoatHorny-cavegoat-sprite.png Horny CavegoatKarotto-sprite.png KarottoPeng-king-dakara-sprite.png Peng King DakaraDesigner-sprite.png ???

The Old Hedgehag is an organic enemy in CrossCode. They can be encountered in Autumn's Rise and Bergen Trail.

Old Hedgehag
When a Hedgehag becomes old, its needles acquire a red tint which strongly resembles rust. Much like its younger self it only attacks when threatened.
However years of experience made it much more resilient and taught it to use its spinning attack to jump on aggressors.
-Monster Fibula report

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Old Hedgehag is a small, four-legged creature with dark grey skin and a back covered in bright red spines. It varies in appearance from the normal Hedgehag only by the color of its spikes.

Combat[edit | edit source]

While they are much stronger than the basic Hedgehag, Old Hedgehags behave similarly to them, although they have an additional attack. Once engaged in combat, Old Hedgehags will attempt to follow and swarm Lea. They have two attacks that they are able to use: a dash attack, in which they roll straight at Lea (which can be blocked), and a jump attack, in which they jump into the air and try to land on her (which cannot be blocked by a normal guard). Both attacks are led by a brief period of spinning (and bouncing, in the case of the jump attack) during which the Old Hedgehag takes reduced damage. They are able to jump and climb as well as Lea, and their jump attack also allows them to ascend one level. They can be stunned and weakened by Perfect Guarding their dash attack.

Strategies[edit | edit source]


While one or two Hedgehags can be easily pinned down and dispatched with Melee attacks, their main danger lies in large groups, where Hedgehags at the back of the group can stay hidden from your attacks, and then counterattack through the crowd. For this reason, hit and run tactics may be useful in these cases: Use area-of-effect combat arts on the group of Hedgehags when it is safe to do so, then dodge ahead of their persistent attacks. In some places, it is also possible to lead Hedgehags into following you across water, and then hit them with Balls in mid-jump, knocking them into the water and damaging them.

When paired with other enemies, Hedgehags should be dealt with first, as they require no special tactics to defeat and their aggressive following will often lead them in front of the other enemies. This same good following ability makes them an excellent choice to lead between groups of foes when trying to obtain a high combat ranking.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Autumn's Rise
Quiet Passage 1: x1
Quiet Passage 2: x6
Hedgehag's Den: x12 respawning, plus 5 that spawn with the Blue Hedgehag
Obelisk Lake: x1
Pathway 4: x7
Pathway 5: x12 respawning, plus x12 during the Bull Rush sidequest (7 in round 2 and 5 in round 4)
Pathway 6: x8
Pathway 7: X7
End of Autumn's Rise: x3
Old Observatory: x4
Bergen Trail
Entrance: x2
Rising Path 1: x2

Development Notes[edit | edit source]

The Old 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.