- This article is about Sonic's special attack. For the Canadian smasher, see Spin-Dash.
Spin Dash (sometimes spelled Spindash) is Sonic the Hedgehog's Side Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A chargeable move similar to Rollout, it also makes Sonic bounce when it initiates. Unlike Spin Charge, this move can give horizontal recovery. Both attacks move approximately the same once on the ground, and the direction can be changed once moving. Spin Charge is slightly stronger then Yoshi's Egg Roll, as Yoshi's Egg Roll breaks upon impact with projectiles that cause flinching, or well timed attacks. Spin Dash simply stops in function, and cancels out any damage. If the Spin Dash collides with the Egg Roll, both attacks are negated.
- This Spin Dash is based on the spin dash that originated in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, where the player can build up speed for the Spin Dash just by holding the buttons, instead of rapidly tapping them. Also, Sonic doesn't automatically jump when he dashes off nor can he change his direction at will. This version of the Spin Dash has been in most of Sonic's 3-D appearances.
|Sonic's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Homing Attack|
|Side Special||Spin Dash|
|Up Special||Spring Jump|
|Down Special||Spin Charge|
|Final Smash||Super Sonic|