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'''Sonic the Hedgehog''' is a [[veteran]] fighter in the upcoming ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]'', first playable in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018, during Nintendo Live at E3 2018. His design is based on his recent 3D appearances.
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'''Sonic the Hedgehog''' is a [[veteran]] fighter in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]'', first playable in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018, during Nintendo Live at E3 2018. His design is based on his recent 3D appearances.
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When unlocked, he is fought at [[Green Hill Zone]].
   
 
==Attributes==
 
==Attributes==
 
===Strengths===
 
===Strengths===
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* Excellent combo game, many tilt attacks, aerials, and even special attacks usually combo into other aerials.
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* Up Smash possesses a windbox that draws enemies closer.
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* Down aerial can meteor smash.
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* Up-Special does not put him into helpless fall, meaning that he can further combo out of recovering, which further increases his combo game. He can also vertically air-dodge to gain extra height.
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* The spring from Spring Jump actually has a hitbox, which makes it useful for gimping opponents trying to recover. Furthermore, it does not count as a projectile, meaning it can be neither pocketed nor reflected.
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* Fastest dash speed in the game.
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* Can wall jump.
   
 
===Weaknesses===
 
===Weaknesses===
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* Incredibly lightweight, making him easy to K.O. before 100%.
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* Heavy reliance on combos, requiring them to rack up damage.
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* Few reliable kill moves, with his specials, again, there to increase enemy damage.
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* Fast dash speed makes him hard to control at times, and makes combos easy to mess up.
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* His Final Smash, Super Sonic, is rather easy to avoid and can easily be air-dodged through.
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== Summary ==
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Sonic is a <nowiki>[[weight|lightweight]]</nowiki> who, staying true to his home series, has very fast mobility. He possesses the fastest <nowiki>[[dash]]</nowiki>ing speed in the game by default (surpassed only by <nowiki>{{SSBU|Hero}}</nowiki> under the effects of <nowiki>[[Command Selection|Acceleratle]]</nowiki>), the 7th fastest <nowiki>[[walk]]</nowiki>ing speed, the 12th fastest <nowiki>[[air speed]] (tied with [[Mario (SSBU)|Mario]], [[Donkey Kong (SSBU)|Donkey Kong]], [[Little Mac (SSBU)|Little Mac]] and [[Inkling (SSBU)|Inkling]]</nowiki>), and the highest <nowiki>[[traction]]</nowiki>. Combined with his above average <nowiki>[[falling speed]]</nowiki> and jumps, this allows him to move across the stage very quickly, despite having average <nowiki>[[gravity]] and slow [[air acceleration]]</nowiki>. As a cherry on top, he can wall jump.
   
   
== Summary ==
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Sonic's special moves are quite useful. <nowiki>[[Spin Dash]] and [[Spin Charge]]</nowiki> allow him to not only move across stages at varying speeds, but also do damage on contact, and both can follow up into an aerial attack or uncharged Homing Attack. Despite their very similar-looking appearances in functions, they both have different strengths and uses for various different situations. 
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Spin Dash allows Sonic to jump around the stage while charging or holding the charge of the move and can be released in the air, and the hop at the start of the move allows Sonic to "spinshot" on ground as well as in the air, with it being the side special making it more ideal for aiming the spin shot to recover. The initial jump can also help Sonic avoid certain things like projectiles by hopping over them, it, however, loses this initial hop if fully charged. Spin Dash also has a moment of intangibility on startup. Due to the number of branching choices Sonic has when starting Spin Dash, it is his most reliable attack in neutral and one of his best approach options overall. From jumping into cancellation, charging it to alter its timing, switching directions after releasing, and utilizing the spin shot, Spin Dash plays an extremely important role when attempting to play mind games versus Sonic's opponent.
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While Spin Dash is a one-hit move that mostly knocks opponents into the air, Spin Charge, on the other hand, hits multiple times, carrying the opponent, and moves a little faster, making it a good alternative for dashing. Jumping out of Spin Charge also has Sonic hop while spinning, making him a jumping hitbox. Also, due to charging up by pushing the Special Move button repeatedly, it can be charged up to full power faster than Spin Dash. Spin Charge can also perform a "spinshot", although it can only be done while airborne. 
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Both give Sonic additional protection when recovering and combo into other moves. The mobility of both in tandem with Sonic's already impressive speed makes him capable of quickly adding on damage to unprepared opponents from anywhere on the stage, and they can clank and cancel out the effects of certain moves, such as Snake's <nowiki>[[C4]]</nowiki> or Yoshi's Egg Roll. Both moves can be blocked by shield, making them a bit unsafe and committal or predictable, as Spin Dash can only be canceled with a jump and Spin Charge can only be canceled by jumping or stopping pressing the Special Move button. However, they can bypass shields if fully-charged.
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<nowiki>[[Homing Attack]]</nowiki> deals a varying amount of damage, homes in on the nearest opponent and is good for punishing laggy moves and <nowiki>[[edge-guard breaking]]</nowiki>. Its uncharged state also has the potential to combo and its charged state has K.O. potential at higher percents. <nowiki>[[Spring Jump]]</nowiki> is a useful recovery that grants intangibility at the start, goes very high, and is one of few recovery moves that do not cause a <nowiki>[[helpless]]</nowiki> state, enabling Sonic to attack and dodge during his descent and even extend his recovery with a directional air dodge. The spring that is dropped can be useful both on-stage and off-stage by allowing him to pressure and <nowiki>[[gimp]]</nowiki> opponents, respectively.
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Sonic also has a powerful air game. Neutral aerial is a great combo starter when <nowiki>[[SHFF]]</nowiki>'d, as a result of its long-lasting hitbox, low landing lag, and launching angle. Forward aerial is useful for <nowiki>[[edge-guarding]]</nowiki> and, in certain instances, can combo into itself on-stage at low percentages, thanks to its <nowiki>[[auto-canceling]]</nowiki> window and Sonic's fast airspeed. Up aerial possesses KO potential near the upper <nowiki>[[blast line]]</nowiki> and is great for combos, while its auto-canceling window makes it deceptively safe. Back aerial's clean hitbox is powerful, making it one of his few reliable KOing options like his up aerial, and coupled with its strength within Sonic's kit, also makes it his best aerial finisher. Lastly, down aerial is a <nowiki>[[stall-then-fall]]</nowiki>; although it is Sonic's least effective aerial, it has noticeably less ending lag compared to other stall-then-falls, and its initial hitbox <nowiki>[[meteor smash]]</nowiki>es aerial opponents.
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Sonic's neutral attack, tilts, and throws have decent damage outputs and good speed, making them hard to <nowiki>[[punish]]</nowiki>. His grab game is decent overall: While none of Sonic's grabs excel in speed and each of them has average ranges, they are still fairly easy to land thanks to his outstanding speed. Sonic's <nowiki>[[pummel]]</nowiki> is also quick and has an average damage output, allowing him to rack up a fair amount of damage before throwing an opponent. Down throw is a <nowiki>[[semi-spike]]</nowiki> that has high base knockback, which makes it excellent for setting up edge-guards and <nowiki>[[tech-chase]]</nowiki>s. Back throw also has high base knockback and KOs much earlier than his other throws, especially if it is used while near the edge. It also moves Sonic backward, which makes it useful for setting up an immediate edge-guard attempt. Up tilt can be reversed on startup and hit opponents through platforms above Sonic, and his Forward Smash has a bit of a deceptively large range due to him stepping forward during the punch.
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Up throw is a reliable combo starter, having decently damaging combos beginning at 0%, as well as Spring Jump-assisted aerial combos beginning at medium percentages. It also has KO potential, although it only KOs reliably at very high percentages when used on high platforms, such as <nowiki>{{SSBU|Battlefield}}</nowiki>'s top platform, as well as stages with low upper blast zones. Lastly, forward throw is his least useful throw, as its primary utility is for forcing the opponent away from him. Like up throw, it can also function as a KOing option, albeit only when used on the edge at very high percentages.
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Mastering Sonic's running game is crucial to Sonic's ability to perform at higher levels and is one of the factors that makes him so difficult to play competitively. Sonic users take advantage of a variety of dash or dash-related techniques that are seldom used by other characters. Dash-dancing can be extremely useful for mind games in Sonic's gameplay, such as by running in one direction and then quickly turning the other way around to bait an opponent or catch them off-guard. It is often regarded by Sonic players that it is better to run away from the opponent and run back than to use roll-dodges to avoid opponents. This allows the player to avoid damage, not be as easily punished, have more control over their actions, and be able to punish their opponent's attacks. Dash-dance pivots (consisting of fox-trotting away from the opponent, then quickly dash-dancing backward) are particularly effective for this, as they can cause almost immediate turnarounds and then grabs can then be used to punish opponents. In general, Sonic has the easiest time winning neutral exchanges due to his unmatched speed and maneuverability on-stage, and attacks that not only come out fast but can also be used to approach with.
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Sonic has some weaknesses however, the most noticeable of which is his KO potential. His KO potential is held back by his most reliable KOing options (smash attacks, and clean back aerial) requiring good positioning and having noticeable start-up and ending lag. His forward and up smashes are also burdened with low base knockback, which forces them to be used for KO attempts later instead of earlier and down smash, while having a decent start-up, has high ending lag, making it easy to punish if missed. While his damage-racking potential is formidable, his actual ability to close out a stock is one of the worst in the game, often resulting in his opponents surviving beyond 150% and even 200%. Despite his outstanding mobility, Sonic may struggle to land due to his very slow air acceleration, leaving him susceptible to <nowiki>[[juggling]]</nowiki>.
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Sonic can also have difficulty dealing with <nowiki>[[camping]]</nowiki>, since any ground-level <nowiki>[[projectile]]</nowiki> can severely limit his movement options. While Homing Attack and Spin Dash are his best options in getting through said projectiles, they can be reacted to and even predicted. Some of his attacks are also very punishable should they miss, and thus allow openings for opponents to punish him. His recovery is also predictable with Spring Jump as his only vertical recovery option, as its linearity makes him susceptible to gimps even at relatively low percentages. Finally, Sonic can be susceptible to early KOs due to being a lightweight.
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<nowiki>Much like in ''Brawl'', Sonic's matchups are difficult to define, as they vary greatly from player to player, possibly more so than for any other character. Depending on the play-style of the Sonic, he can have a decent matchup against almost any character in the game, even at competitive levels. Because of his prowess for mindgaming and switching up tactics, as well as the inherent strengths and weaknesses of each style of play, some Sonic mains argue that Sonic has no truly disadvantageous matchups as a character and that his matchups are much more heavily influenced by playstyle than his actual attributes.</nowiki>
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In all, Sonic has a great offensive play, has a strong <nowiki>[[neutral game]]</nowiki>, a good off-stage presence, and can very rapidly damage his opponents, but like other characters of his archetype, has some trouble KOing.
   
   
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*Spin Dash cannot be cancelled into shield anymore.
 
*Spin Dash cannot be cancelled into shield anymore.
 
*Homing Attack now shows a reticle around the opponent it is targeting.
 
*Homing Attack now shows a reticle around the opponent it is targeting.
*Sonic's [[Final Smash]], Super Sonic, is no longer controllable; instead, Sonic rapidly flies diagonally across the screen, ascending and descending his flight trajectory.
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*Sonic's [[Final Smash]], Super Sonic, is not controllable; instead, Sonic rapidly flies diagonally across the screen, ascending, descending, bumping his flight trajectory.
   
 
== Moveset ==
 
== Moveset ==
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==== Normal ====
 
==== Normal ====
*'''Neutral Attack''':
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*'''Neutral Attack''': one-two punch followed by kick that launches foe away
*'''Forward Tilt''':
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*'''Forward Tilt''': double-leg kick from handstand, second strike lunching foes
*'''Up Tilt''':
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*'''Up Tilt''': double-hit upward kick that launches foes up
*'''Down Tilt''':
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*'''Down Tilt''': low leg sweep that pops enemies up
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*'''Dash Attack''': uses momentum to kick, launching foe away
   
 
==== Smash Attacks ====
 
==== Smash Attacks ====
*'''Forward Smash''':
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*'''Forward Smash''': A windup punch that can be angled, useful against those on ledges.
*'''Up Smash''':
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*'''Up Smash''': A jumping attack with Sonic curled into a ball; initial hit pops up foes, then five-hit combo culminates in launching foes up.
*'''Down Smash''':
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*'''Down Smash''': A split that strikes on both sides
   
 
==== Other attacks ====
 
==== Other attacks ====
*'''Floor Attack (Front)''':
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*'''Floor Attack (Back)''':
 
*'''Floor Attack (Back)''':
 
*'''Floor Attack (Trip)''':
 
*'''Floor Attack (Trip)''':
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=== Aerial Attacks ===
 
=== Aerial Attacks ===
*'''Neutral aerial''':
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*'''Neutral aerial''': A spinning ball form attack.
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*'''Forward aerial''': A horizontal, spinning headbutt; can hit up to six times, culminating in knocking foes away.
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*'''Back aerial''': A back kick with knockback.
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*'''Up aerial''': A double-leg upward kick that launches foes.
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*'''Down aerial''' (Shooting Star Kick): A dive kick that ends with knocking foes up and away.
   
 
=== Grabs and Throws ===
 
=== Grabs and Throws ===
*'''Pummel''':
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*'''Forward Throw''': standard
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*'''Back Throw''': standard
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*'''Up Throw''': Impales foe with spines, launching into air
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*'''Down Throw''': Plants foe onto the ground, then curls into a ball and repeatedly rolls over them
   
 
===Special Moves===
 
===Special Moves===
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{{Sonic Special Moves}}
 
   
 
===[[Taunts]]===
 
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=== Idle Poses ===
 
=== Idle Poses ===
*Taps his foot, a reference to his iconic idle pose.
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*Taps his right/left shoe, a reference to his iconic idle pose.
 
*Does his iconic finger wag pose.
 
*Does his iconic finger wag pose.
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=== Victory Poses ===
 
=== Victory Poses ===
 
*Runs off-screen and on-screen and does a thumbs up while saying “That was almost too easy.”
 
*Runs off-screen and on-screen and does a thumbs up while saying “That was almost too easy.”
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*Runs to get the blue chaos emerald and says “Piece of cake!”
 
*Runs to get the blue chaos emerald and says “Piece of cake!”
   
*Starts doing a breakdancing move while saying “Let's do that again sometime.
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*Starts doing a breakdancing move upside down while saying “Let's do that again sometime! Used for Team Victory Pose.
   
 
==In competitive play==
 
==In competitive play==
 
''To be added''
 
''To be added''
 
==Trophies==
 
 
   
 
==Palette Swaps==
 
==Palette Swaps==
[[File:800px-Sonic_Palette_(SSBU).png|700px|center]]
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[[File:800px-Sonic_Palette_(SSBU).png|660px|center]]
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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SmashPromo1.png|[[Olimar]] with [[Mario]], [[Pac-Man]], and Sonic on [[Gaur Plain]].
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SonicSSBUCongrats.png|Sonic with [[Pikachu]], [[Yoshi]], [[Diddy Kong]], and [[Knuckles]] on [[3D Land]].
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Mario sonic bayonetta and joker by user15432 ddk1i6i.jpg|Sonic along with [[Mario (SSBU)|Mario]] [[Bayonetta (SSBU)|Bayonetta]] and [[Joker (SSBU)|Joker]] in the [[Windy Hill Zone]] stage.
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Sonic with a healing sprout.jpeg|Sonic using a [[Healing Sprout]] to heal.
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Mario Snake Sonic and Kirby.jpeg|Sonic along with [[Mario (SSBU)|Mario]] [[Snake (SSBU)|Snake]] and [[Kirby (SSBU)|Kirby]] in the [[Shadow Moses Island]] stage.
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Red Game & Watch, Red Sonic the Hedgehog, Red Fox McCloud, and Red Falco Lombardi in Delfino Plaza in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.jpg|Sonic with [[Mr. Game & Watch (SSBU)|Mr. Game & Watch]], [[Fox (SSBU)|Fox]], and [[Falco (SSBU)|Falco]] in [[Delfino Plaza]].
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Mario Peach Sonic Bayonetta and Kirby.jpg|Sonic along with [[Mario (SSBU)|Mario]] [[Peach (SSBU)|Peach]] [[Bayonetta (SSBU)|Bayonetta]] and [[Kirby (SSBU)|Kirby]] in the [[Mushroom Kingdom (Super Smash Bros.)|Mushroom Kingdom]] stage.
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Sonic - Spring Jump.jpeg|Sonic using his [[Spring Jump]] [[Up Special]].
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Sonic with a special flag.jpeg|Sonic with the [[Special Flag]] to score.
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Mario Sonic and Joker.jpeg|Sonic along with [[Mario (SSBU)|Mario]] and [[Joker (SSBU)|Joker]] in the [[Mementos]] stage.
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</gallery>
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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[[Category:Third Party Characters]]
 
[[Category:Third Party Characters]]
 
[[Category:Amiibo]]
 
[[Category:Amiibo]]
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[[Category:Sonic characters]]

Latest revision as of 00:00, August 25, 2020

This article is about Sonic the Hedgehog's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Sonic the Hedgehog.

This speedy fighter has a lot of rush-type attacks. His Final Smash, Super Sonic, let's him fly around the stage at an incredible speed!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Sonic the Hedgehog is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018, during Nintendo Live at E3 2018. His design is based on his recent 3D appearances.

When unlocked, he is fought at Green Hill Zone.

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StrengthsEdit

  • Excellent combo game, many tilt attacks, aerials, and even special attacks usually combo into other aerials.
  • Up Smash possesses a windbox that draws enemies closer.
  • Down aerial can meteor smash.
  • Up-Special does not put him into helpless fall, meaning that he can further combo out of recovering, which further increases his combo game. He can also vertically air-dodge to gain extra height.
  • The spring from Spring Jump actually has a hitbox, which makes it useful for gimping opponents trying to recover. Furthermore, it does not count as a projectile, meaning it can be neither pocketed nor reflected.
  • Fastest dash speed in the game.
  • Can wall jump.

WeaknessesEdit

  • Incredibly lightweight, making him easy to K.O. before 100%.
  • Heavy reliance on combos, requiring them to rack up damage.
  • Few reliable kill moves, with his specials, again, there to increase enemy damage.
  • Fast dash speed makes him hard to control at times, and makes combos easy to mess up.
  • His Final Smash, Super Sonic, is rather easy to avoid and can easily be air-dodged through.

Summary Edit

Sonic is a [[weight|lightweight]] who, staying true to his home series, has very fast mobility. He possesses the fastest [[dash]]ing speed in the game by default (surpassed only by {{SSBU|Hero}} under the effects of [[Command Selection|Acceleratle]]), the 7th fastest [[walk]]ing speed, the 12th fastest [[air speed]] (tied with [[Mario (SSBU)|Mario]], [[Donkey Kong (SSBU)|Donkey Kong]], [[Little Mac (SSBU)|Little Mac]] and [[Inkling (SSBU)|Inkling]]), and the highest [[traction]]. Combined with his above average [[falling speed]] and jumps, this allows him to move across the stage very quickly, despite having average [[gravity]] and slow [[air acceleration]]. As a cherry on top, he can wall jump.


Sonic's special moves are quite useful. [[Spin Dash]] and [[Spin Charge]] allow him to not only move across stages at varying speeds, but also do damage on contact, and both can follow up into an aerial attack or uncharged Homing Attack. Despite their very similar-looking appearances in functions, they both have different strengths and uses for various different situations. 


Spin Dash allows Sonic to jump around the stage while charging or holding the charge of the move and can be released in the air, and the hop at the start of the move allows Sonic to "spinshot" on ground as well as in the air, with it being the side special making it more ideal for aiming the spin shot to recover. The initial jump can also help Sonic avoid certain things like projectiles by hopping over them, it, however, loses this initial hop if fully charged. Spin Dash also has a moment of intangibility on startup. Due to the number of branching choices Sonic has when starting Spin Dash, it is his most reliable attack in neutral and one of his best approach options overall. From jumping into cancellation, charging it to alter its timing, switching directions after releasing, and utilizing the spin shot, Spin Dash plays an extremely important role when attempting to play mind games versus Sonic's opponent.


While Spin Dash is a one-hit move that mostly knocks opponents into the air, Spin Charge, on the other hand, hits multiple times, carrying the opponent, and moves a little faster, making it a good alternative for dashing. Jumping out of Spin Charge also has Sonic hop while spinning, making him a jumping hitbox. Also, due to charging up by pushing the Special Move button repeatedly, it can be charged up to full power faster than Spin Dash. Spin Charge can also perform a "spinshot", although it can only be done while airborne. 


Both give Sonic additional protection when recovering and combo into other moves. The mobility of both in tandem with Sonic's already impressive speed makes him capable of quickly adding on damage to unprepared opponents from anywhere on the stage, and they can clank and cancel out the effects of certain moves, such as Snake's [[C4]] or Yoshi's Egg Roll. Both moves can be blocked by shield, making them a bit unsafe and committal or predictable, as Spin Dash can only be canceled with a jump and Spin Charge can only be canceled by jumping or stopping pressing the Special Move button. However, they can bypass shields if fully-charged.


[[Homing Attack]] deals a varying amount of damage, homes in on the nearest opponent and is good for punishing laggy moves and [[edge-guard breaking]]. Its uncharged state also has the potential to combo and its charged state has K.O. potential at higher percents. [[Spring Jump]] is a useful recovery that grants intangibility at the start, goes very high, and is one of few recovery moves that do not cause a [[helpless]] state, enabling Sonic to attack and dodge during his descent and even extend his recovery with a directional air dodge. The spring that is dropped can be useful both on-stage and off-stage by allowing him to pressure and [[gimp]] opponents, respectively.


Sonic also has a powerful air game. Neutral aerial is a great combo starter when [[SHFF]]'d, as a result of its long-lasting hitbox, low landing lag, and launching angle. Forward aerial is useful for [[edge-guarding]] and, in certain instances, can combo into itself on-stage at low percentages, thanks to its [[auto-canceling]] window and Sonic's fast airspeed. Up aerial possesses KO potential near the upper [[blast line]] and is great for combos, while its auto-canceling window makes it deceptively safe. Back aerial's clean hitbox is powerful, making it one of his few reliable KOing options like his up aerial, and coupled with its strength within Sonic's kit, also makes it his best aerial finisher. Lastly, down aerial is a [[stall-then-fall]]; although it is Sonic's least effective aerial, it has noticeably less ending lag compared to other stall-then-falls, and its initial hitbox [[meteor smash]]es aerial opponents.


Sonic's neutral attack, tilts, and throws have decent damage outputs and good speed, making them hard to [[punish]]. His grab game is decent overall: While none of Sonic's grabs excel in speed and each of them has average ranges, they are still fairly easy to land thanks to his outstanding speed. Sonic's [[pummel]] is also quick and has an average damage output, allowing him to rack up a fair amount of damage before throwing an opponent. Down throw is a [[semi-spike]] that has high base knockback, which makes it excellent for setting up edge-guards and [[tech-chase]]s. Back throw also has high base knockback and KOs much earlier than his other throws, especially if it is used while near the edge. It also moves Sonic backward, which makes it useful for setting up an immediate edge-guard attempt. Up tilt can be reversed on startup and hit opponents through platforms above Sonic, and his Forward Smash has a bit of a deceptively large range due to him stepping forward during the punch.


Up throw is a reliable combo starter, having decently damaging combos beginning at 0%, as well as Spring Jump-assisted aerial combos beginning at medium percentages. It also has KO potential, although it only KOs reliably at very high percentages when used on high platforms, such as {{SSBU|Battlefield}}'s top platform, as well as stages with low upper blast zones. Lastly, forward throw is his least useful throw, as its primary utility is for forcing the opponent away from him. Like up throw, it can also function as a KOing option, albeit only when used on the edge at very high percentages.


Mastering Sonic's running game is crucial to Sonic's ability to perform at higher levels and is one of the factors that makes him so difficult to play competitively. Sonic users take advantage of a variety of dash or dash-related techniques that are seldom used by other characters. Dash-dancing can be extremely useful for mind games in Sonic's gameplay, such as by running in one direction and then quickly turning the other way around to bait an opponent or catch them off-guard. It is often regarded by Sonic players that it is better to run away from the opponent and run back than to use roll-dodges to avoid opponents. This allows the player to avoid damage, not be as easily punished, have more control over their actions, and be able to punish their opponent's attacks. Dash-dance pivots (consisting of fox-trotting away from the opponent, then quickly dash-dancing backward) are particularly effective for this, as they can cause almost immediate turnarounds and then grabs can then be used to punish opponents. In general, Sonic has the easiest time winning neutral exchanges due to his unmatched speed and maneuverability on-stage, and attacks that not only come out fast but can also be used to approach with.


Sonic has some weaknesses however, the most noticeable of which is his KO potential. His KO potential is held back by his most reliable KOing options (smash attacks, and clean back aerial) requiring good positioning and having noticeable start-up and ending lag. His forward and up smashes are also burdened with low base knockback, which forces them to be used for KO attempts later instead of earlier and down smash, while having a decent start-up, has high ending lag, making it easy to punish if missed. While his damage-racking potential is formidable, his actual ability to close out a stock is one of the worst in the game, often resulting in his opponents surviving beyond 150% and even 200%. Despite his outstanding mobility, Sonic may struggle to land due to his very slow air acceleration, leaving him susceptible to [[juggling]].


Sonic can also have difficulty dealing with [[camping]], since any ground-level [[projectile]] can severely limit his movement options. While Homing Attack and Spin Dash are his best options in getting through said projectiles, they can be reacted to and even predicted. Some of his attacks are also very punishable should they miss, and thus allow openings for opponents to punish him. His recovery is also predictable with Spring Jump as his only vertical recovery option, as its linearity makes him susceptible to gimps even at relatively low percentages. Finally, Sonic can be susceptible to early KOs due to being a lightweight.


Much like in ''Brawl'', Sonic's matchups are difficult to define, as they vary greatly from player to player, possibly more so than for any other character. Depending on the play-style of the Sonic, he can have a decent matchup against almost any character in the game, even at competitive levels. Because of his prowess for mindgaming and switching up tactics, as well as the inherent strengths and weaknesses of each style of play, some Sonic mains argue that Sonic has no truly disadvantageous matchups as a character and that his matchups are much more heavily influenced by playstyle than his actual attributes.


In all, Sonic has a great offensive play, has a strong [[neutral game]], a good off-stage presence, and can very rapidly damage his opponents, but like other characters of his archetype, has some trouble KOing.


Changes from SSBWU/3DS Edit

Attributes Edit

  • Sonic now takes damage when swimming in water.

Ground Attacks Edit

  • Sonic's dash attack has changed from a rolling kick into a simple kick.

Aerial Attacks Edit

Grabs and Throws Edit

Special Attacks Edit

  • Spin Dash cannot be cancelled into shield anymore.
  • Homing Attack now shows a reticle around the opponent it is targeting.
  • Sonic's Final Smash, Super Sonic, is not controllable; instead, Sonic rapidly flies diagonally across the screen, ascending, descending, bumping his flight trajectory.

Moveset Edit

Ground Attacks Edit

Normal Edit

  • Neutral Attack: one-two punch followed by kick that launches foe away
  • Forward Tilt: double-leg kick from handstand, second strike lunching foes
  • Up Tilt: double-hit upward kick that launches foes up
  • Down Tilt: low leg sweep that pops enemies up
  • Dash Attack: uses momentum to kick, launching foe away

Smash Attacks Edit

  • Forward Smash: A windup punch that can be angled, useful against those on ledges.
  • Up Smash: A jumping attack with Sonic curled into a ball; initial hit pops up foes, then five-hit combo culminates in launching foes up.
  • Down Smash: A split that strikes on both sides

Other attacks Edit

  • Floor Attack (Foward):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks Edit

  • Neutral aerial: A spinning ball form attack.
  • Forward aerial: A horizontal, spinning headbutt; can hit up to six times, culminating in knocking foes away.
  • Back aerial: A back kick with knockback.
  • Up aerial: A double-leg upward kick that launches foes.
  • Down aerial (Shooting Star Kick): A dive kick that ends with knocking foes up and away.

Grabs and Throws Edit

  • Grab: standard
  • Forward Throw: standard
  • Back Throw: standard
  • Up Throw: Impales foe with spines, launching into air
  • Down Throw: Plants foe onto the ground, then curls into a ball and repeatedly rolls over them

Special MovesEdit

Sonic's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Homing Attack
Side Special Spin Dash
Up Special Spring Jump
Down Special Spin Charge
Final Smash Super Sonic

TauntsEdit

  • Up Taunt: Does a front flip, while putting in his iconic pose from Sonic Adventure.
  • Down Taunt: Starts doing a breakdancing move and says "Come on!"
  • Side Taunt: Starts running in place saying "Sonic speed!"

On-Screen Appearance Edit

Does a homing attack onto the screen, and does his brawl pose.

Idle Poses Edit

  • Taps his right/left shoe, a reference to his iconic idle pose.
  • Does his iconic finger wag pose.

Victory Poses Edit

  • Runs off-screen and on-screen and does a thumbs up while saying “That was almost too easy.”
  • Runs to get the blue chaos emerald and says “Piece of cake!”
  • Starts doing a breakdancing move upside down while saying “Let's do that again sometime!” Used for Team Victory Pose.

In competitive playEdit

To be added

Palette SwapsEdit

800px-Sonic Palette (SSBU)

Gallery Edit

External linksEdit

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