Sonic Frontiers: How To Drain The Water

Learn How To Drain The Water Located On The Ares Island In Sonic Frontiers.

Sonic Frontiers is a fun game that also features different types of puzzles, and the second one you will encounter in the game is Draining Water in Ares Island which is the second zone you progress to. Now, the puzzle is relatively simple, but the tricky part is knowing what to do and where to find the relative parts.

Key Highlights
  • In Sonic Frontiers, players clear a water pool on Ares Island by pulling a large plug.
  • To unlock, they must obtain the Chaos Emerald on Ares Island and complete Knuckle’s second set of memories.
  • A bullet appears near the plug, indicating players can attempt the puzzle.
  • They use Sonic’s Cyloop ability to transport the bullet to a cannon, then fire at the plug.
  • If unsuccessful, players can retry as the bullet respawns.

Draining Water On Ares Island In Sonic Frontier

Ares Island In Sonic Frontier
Ares Island [Image Credit: eXputer]
The game asks you to clear the pool of water by pulling the large plug floating in the center. However, many players get confused about how to do it, so we are here. In this guide, we will solve the mystery of how to drain the water.

First of all, you should be aware that the puzzle is in progress locked, just like the grave mystery puzzle which you encountered earlier on Kronos. However, to unlock the puzzle, you will have to claim the Chaos Emerald, which is on Ares Island. Furthermore, you will also be required to complete the Knuckle’s second set of memories.

Afterward, when you have completed the above requirements, a bullet/bomb will appear on the map across the plug and will let you attempt the puzzle. Follow these remaining steps:

  1. Locate the Cannon: Follow the quest marker to find a large cannon near the pool of water.
  2. Find the Bullet: To the right of the pool, locate a small structure containing the bullet needed to load into the cannon.
  3. Transport the Bullet: Use Sonic’s Cyloop ability to draw a circle around the bullet and break it. This causes the bullet to levitate, starting a 30-second timer. Use Cyloop to transport the bullet to the cannon.
    Cylooping The Bullet
    Surrounding The Bullet With Cyloop To Transport It [Image Credit: eXputer]
  4. Load the Cannon: Load the bullet into the cannon, triggering a loading cutscene.
  5. Complete the Puzzle: Aim the cannon’s crosshair at the center eye of the large black plug in the water. Fire the cannon before the timer runs out to break the plug and drain the water.
    Aligning The Crosshair
    Aligning The Crosshair To Destroy The Plug [Image Credit: eXputer]

Lastly, we would like to inform you that in case you fail with the timed task, then just travel back to the bullet’s location and try it again, as the bullet will have respawned.

Furthermore, we believe that you would like to know more about the game’s mechanics, such as Parrying, Fast Traveling, Light Speed Dash, Infinite Boost, and more.

Also, there are collectibles in the game, such as the Egg Memo Recordings and others. And if you need help with emulating the game, then use our Sonic Frontiers Emulating guide as a reference.

And with this, we bring our Sonic Frontiers Drain The Water guide to an end where we thoroughly guide you on how to drain the water on Ares Island. However, if you feel like we left something out, then please let us know through the comment section down below.

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