Fusion Magic is a type of magic first introduced in Shantae and the Seven Sirens, replacing the original forms. There are two forms of Fusion Magic: Fusion Forms, which give Shantae instant transformations, and Fusion Dances, which affect the environment around her.
Shantae gains the power of Fusion Forms after she is given Fusion Coins by her fellow Half-Genies and Rottytops. These artifacts allow her to transform instantly, without needing to dance. They are all based on rare creatures inhabiting Paradise Island.
|Newt Fusion||Dash Newt||The Newt Fusion coin is given to Shantae by Plink after rescuing her from Water Lily's Den. As a Dash Newt, Shantae can zip through the air, stick to and climb up or down walls. It's basically a re-skinned Monkey Form.|
|Gastro Fusion||Gastro Drill||The Gastro Fusion coin is received from Vera after she is rescued from Coral Mine, and it allows Shantae to transform into a Gastro Drill. Using the Gastro Fusion, Shantae can dig through soft dirt to reach new areas.|
|Tortoise Fusion||Bonker Tortoise||The Tortoise Fusion coin is given to Shantae by Zapple after rescuing her from Sea Vent Lab, and gives her the power to transform into a Bonker Tortoise. With this form Shantae gains a spin attack and a stomp attack, both of which can break through rocks. It has similar powers to the Elephant Form in other games, although it moves much faster.|
|Frog Fusion||Sea Frog||
The Frog Fusion coin is given to Shantae by Harmony after rescuing her from the Boiler, and it allows her to become a Sea Frog. As a Sea Frog, Shantae can swim through water at low or high speeds. It sits in a middle ground between her Mermaid and Crab Forms, allowing for a full range of underwater movement while still being able to fit into small gaps.
|Octo Fusion||Jet Octo||The Octo Fusion coin is given to Shantae after Fillin reveals her true self as Rotty once she is saved from the Squid Pit. The Jet Octo form allows Shantae to boost through the air on jets of ink vapor, effectively giving her a double and triple jump. Essentially, it's an organic version of the Cannon from Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.|
Shantae obtains Fusion Dances after using Fusion Stones to borrow the magic of the other four Half-Genies. These dances have a wide range of environment-affecting powers.
The Seer Dance is the first dance obtained by Shantae when her magic is combined with Plink's through the use of a Fusion Stone, which she receives as a reward from the head scientist of the Metal Fish crew. This dance allows Shantae to seek out hidden pathways and items, and it reveals invisible enemies.
The Refresh Dance is the second dance obtained by Shantae when combining her magic with Vera's upon returning her Lucky Amulet, which contains a Fusion Stone. This dance revitalizes plants, people, and undead enemies. It also allows Shantae to heal at any time.
When Shantae collects the Ghost Elder's Fusion Stone and combines her magic with Zapple, she gains the Spark Dance. This dance powers machines and attacks enemies with a barrage of electricity. She resembles an electric eel in this form.
When Shantae collects the Ghost Genie's Fusion Stone and combines her magic with Harmony, she gains the Quake Dance. This dance creates an earthquake around Shantae, which can open blocked pathways, reveal hidden statues, unearth treasure, and deal massive damage to enemies.
- The Empress Siren has her own version of Fusion Magic by draining Risky Boots’ life force upon betraying her, practically killing Risky. However, instead of turning into an animal, she turns huge.
- Shantae and the Seven Sirens: Fun with Fusion Magic!, Wayforward, Retrieved May 15, 2020