As implied by its name, the Cacophonic Conch closely resembles a real-life musical instrument conch. It is very long, with long pointy spikes on the outer surface, and is colored dark purple. Also, its opening glows red.
When blown into, the Cacophonic Conch glows red and gives off a low pitch, which allows the user to inhibit the powers of nearby Zeti, including their ability to manipulate magnetic fields. However, the effect of the Cacophonic Conch is very painful to Zeti, causing them great pain when hearing its sounds.
Prior to the events of the Lost World Saga, Dr. Eggman somehow obtained the Cacophonic Conch. When Eggman arrived on the Lost Hex and tried to take control of Zavok by beating him into submission with his mechs, but failed when Zavok took control of the doctor's mechs, Eggman pulled out the Cacophonic Conch and blew into it. The resulting sounds from the conch force Zavok in subjugation, despite his attempts to resist it, which ended with Zavok relenting in his opposition and reluctantly agreeing to serve Eggman. Eggman then gloated over his victory and his discovery of the Cacophonic Conch, before ordering Zavok to gather the Deadly Six to collect animals and Pokémon for him.
During through the Lost World Saga, Eggman is disappointed at the Deadly Six for collecting "underwhelming" wild Pokémon and animals. When Zavok says in response that he and the Deadly Six don't care about the doctor's disappointment, Eggman grabs the Cacophonic Conch and blows into it, making the Deadly Six annoyed with the sound. When Eggman met up with the Deadly Six outside of Desert Ruins, he expressed his disappointment at them, as they were not following his orders even after he lent them some of his best Badniks, and started to blow into the Cacophonic Conch like a horn, making the Deadly Six annoyed with the sound the shell made.
However, Tom, Ash, Sonic and the others arrived on the scene, with the hedgehog suspecting the shell as possible trouble. Ignoring Tom's warnings, Sonic rushed over to Eggman and knocked the shell out of the doctor's hands into the horizon. This proved to be a very big mistake, however, as the Deadly Six turned on Eggman and took control of robot armies and a fleet of battleships before assaulting everyone present.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- The Cacophonic Conch has a similar role to the conch used in the novel Lord of the Flies. The conch used in the Lost World Saga made the Deadly Six behave and act in an orderly fashion, while the conch used in Lord of the Flies was used to tame the society. When both conchs were either lost (Lost World Saga ) or shattered (Lord of the Flies), the ones that were tamed/controlled by it lost civility and caused havoc among the area.