The Flame Shield was an orb-like shield of fire that was contained inside a red, see-through capsule.
Sonic and Tails first had access to the Flame Shield on Angel Island after Dr. Eggman's original Death Egg crash-lands there. Knuckles also had the shield available to him while pursuing an Eggrobo being piloted by Dr. Snively. (VG: S3&K)
- The Flame Shield was one of three shield types created for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic and Knuckles.