Shamar had been protected by the Shamar Freedom Fighters for some time, its citizens having acknowledged the group's efforts. During the Shattered World Crisis, Sonic the Hedgehog, Antoine D'Coolette, Big the Cat and Chip traveled to Shamar in search of Ehsan and his Gaia Keys, where they received help from the Shamar Freedom Fighters. After searching the city though, they learned Eshan had been kidnapped by the Midesta Egg Army. The challenge forced them to not only call for backup, but to enlist the aid of the local Freedom Fighters. (StH: #278, #279)
- Shamar was first featured in the game Sonic Unleashed.
- It is possible that the city of Shamar also existed in the Pre-SGW timeline. It is mentioned in the Sonic Super Digest that Professor Pickle hails from the University of Spagonia and the University of Shamar. However, it is not yet clear if this is canon.