The Frigate Orcan

The Frigate Orcan

Frigate Orcan, also commonly referred to as just "Orcan", is the boss of the Starlight Carnival in Sonic Colors. Frigate Orcan is a flying war machine with two orca-shaped covering on its top. It is a part of Doctor Eggman's space fleet. In Starlight Carnival, it attempts to gun down Sonic the Hedgehog with a machine gun as he runs on a road apparently made of light.<


Wii Version

The only way to defeat the ship is to attack the back of it where the gun is, or use the Cyan Laser to do double damage. After being hit it will drop a cargo of rings, Wisp Capsules (White Wisp and Cyan Wisps only), and lastly spiked balls. After taking some hits the orcas are revealed as a covering for machines powering the frigate and the machine will start smoking. After taking more hits it will be defeated.

DS Version

The Frigate Orcan attacks by dropping its cargo. This includes spikeballs, which must be avoided. It also includes yellow capsules that drop rings if boosted into. They can also be knocked back at the warship to damage it. It can also drop a Wisp Capsule that contains an Orange Wisp, which can be used to hit its weak spot directly. It can also go in lower and shoot missiles at Sonic. At this time, the weak spot can be hit directly with or without the Orange Wisp, although using the Rocket will land three hits on it. After taking enough damage, it can go to the side and fire lasers at Sonic. After it is done, it will be vulnerable to attack. When it is close to defeat it will fall on the path. This will give Sonic the opportunity to finish the Frigate Orcan for good.


  • It is very possible that the Frigate Orcan could be a reference to the Frigate Orpheon from Nintendo'sMetroid series; particularly, Metroid Prime.
  • Destroying the stabilizers on either side of the Orcan will cause it to tilt to one side or another, causing its shots to miss the path Sonic is running on.
  • This battle is similar to the battle with the Egg Hawk or Egg Albatross in Sonic Heroes.
  • This boss bale is the only act of Starlight Carnival to have the Cyan Wisp in the Wii version.

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