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|Universe||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances||SSBB/SSB4|
|Recent Game||Wii U Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyic|
|Final Smash||Super Sonic/Sonic & Friends|
Sonic makes his third appearance as a playable character to the Super Smash Bros. franchise in Super 5mash Bros. 5. Sonic was the second 3rd-Party character confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. It makes sense for him to be the second 3rd-Party character confirmed for Super 5mash Bros. 5. Much like his previous incarnations, his speed is his ally and he demonstrates some of the best ground speed of any character and relies heavily on directional momentum. Aesthetically, his model is based off on his appearance in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric which gives him slightly better kicking range.
Changes from SSB4
- All kick of attacks have slightly better range.
Special Custom Set A
|Neutral Special||Homing Attack||8% (clean), 3% (stale)||When used, Sonic curls up into a ball, hovers momentarily while slowly moving upwards, then shoots towards the opponent closest to him|
|Custom 1||Stomp||---||Jump into the air before slamming straight down with a meteor smash.|
|Custom 2||Surprise Attack||---||A faster Homing Attack with less range and power than normal. When not locked on to a target, it rises upwards slightly.|
|Side Special||Spin Dash||---||Sonic can charge the attack and then let lose to go shooting forward. Sonic will hop and then spin dash forward.|
|Custom 1||Hammer Spin Dash||---||Starts with a huge hop that buries any foes it hits. Slightly weaker than Spin Dash.|
|Custom 2||Burning Spin Dash||---||Deals more damage and has a fire effect, but doesn't hop at the beginning.|
|Up Special||Spring Jump||4% (spring)||Sonic summons a spring which launches him vertically into the air. The Spring will fall down and deal damage to those under it.|
|Custom 1||Double Spring||---||Can create two springs, doubling the effectiveness, but with a sacrifice of height. The springs also disappear if they were on the ground.|
|Custom 2||Springing Headbutt||---||The initial jump can deal damage, but the spring disappears if it's on the ground. The jump is also slightly lower.|
|Down Special||Spin Charge||---||Sonic can charge this attack by rapidly pressing the special button. Unlike the Spin Dash, Sonic can change directions and there isn't a hop at the start.|
|Custom 1||Auto Spin Charge||---||It can be powered up by holding the button instead of repeatedly pressing it. However, it is harder to control.|
|Custom 2||Gravitational Charge||---||will pull in opponents in front of it while pushing away opponents behind it. It will take more button presses to power up, however.|
Special Custom Set B
|Neutral Special||Blue Tornado||3.5% (per hit)||Sonic becomes a whirling tornado of blue energy as he spins rapidly. It has a slow start up but has noticeable super armor. It will juggle opponents. It can move slightly to the right and left but not by much.|
|Custom 1||Roaming Blue Tornado||3%||Slightly weaker but Sonic has much more control over the movement of the tornado; allowing him to move along the horizontal plane.|
|Custom 2||Windy Blue Tornado||6%||Stronger with more lag; the outer parts will blow away nearby opponents but approaching it from the top will suck in opponents and knock them out to the side.|
|Side Special||Insta-shield||---||Sonic will dash forward and will put up a shield that will negate various attacks and projectiles. The strength of the shield is dependent on how fast Sonic was going at the time of imputing the attack command.|
|Custom 1||Pushy Insta-shield||4& (full speed)||Instead of causing Sonic to pass by without ffecting the opponent, this custom pushes opponents backwards as Sonic dashes. As a result. it has a shorter dash length.|
|Custom 2||Reflecting Instal-shield||3.2.5x (full speed)||The attack can reflect projectiles. It has decent dash duration but it weak against melee attacks.|
|Up Special||Sonic Boost||13% (clean), 9% (late)||Sonic envelopes himself in blue energy and dashes at a slight upward diagonal angle. The energy damages opponents and knocks them upwards.|
|Custom 1||Impacting Sonic Boost||8% (clean), 5% (late), 7% (take off)||It does more damage when Sonic initially takes off with high amounts of damage rather than the later animations.|
|Custom 2||Flying Sonic Boost||0%||Instead of Sonic damaging opponents, he can slightly control his trajectory by moving the control stick right or left, up for more faster ascent, or down to slow down. It also has increased traveling distance.|
|Down Special||Drift||5% (hit), 8% (drift clean), 4% (drift late)||Sonic spins forward at a decent speed. Pressing the special button will cause to suddenly stop and will come to a skidding stop. This is able to do damage but does hit stun and counts as a late hit. Pressing special again will cause Sonic to shoot backwards in a ball and counts as a clean hit knocking opponents upwards. After a duration of time, Sonic will end the dash without a drift animation if the special button isn't pressed. The player is unable to change directions at any time besides after the first Drift.|
|Custom 1||One-Way Drift||5% (hit), 13% (drift clean), 10% (drift late)||Sonic will rush forward and pressing the special button will cause Sonic to skid to a halt. However, it does more knockback and damage but he can't change directions.|
|Custom 2||Automated Drift||7% (hit), 7% (drift)||Sonic dashes at a set distance before entering a Drift and then will shoot backwards.|
|Final Smash 1||Super Sonic||Varies||Using the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, transforms into a very powerful version of himself that is able to fly quickly and KO fighters by ramming into them. His speed and power is maximized and he is unable to be KO'd albeit he is rather hard to control.|
|Final Smash 2||Sonic & Friends||Varies||Sonic punches forward with super sonic speed. It has a slight vacuum effect to it. When the punch connects, it transports the opponent to another space. Sonic spins dash into an opponent; launching them to the ground. Amy jumps up and slams her Piko Piko Hammer into the opponent launching them higher. Knuckles comes up from below and performs a powerful uppercut which knocks the opponent even higher. Tails then appears in one of his mecha and fires a barrage of missiles that explodes; sending them high into the air. Sonic then appears and slams down into the opponent in a Blue Blur; crashing them back into the ground. It then transitions into the match and spikes the opponent upwards.|
Italics means they have to be unlocked.
- Does a backflip and then shakes his finger while going “Tch, tch tch”. (Up)
- Runs in place while saying “You’re too slow!” or “Sonic Speed!” (Right)
- Goes into the ball form and spins rapidly while electricity shoots up. (Left)
- Sonic does a windmill and then stands up while doing a pose saying “Come on!” (Down)
Character Selection Screen
- Sonic gives a thumbs up and says “Let’s go!”
- Sonic begins to run in a place and says “Try to catch me!”
- Sonic waves his finger and says “Tch tch tch!”
On Screen Appearance
- Appears as a rolling ball and bounces onto the stage and gives a thumbs up.
- Tails is seen carrying Sonic and then drops him off onto the stage.
- A sonic boom erupts followed by electricity and Sonic appears; fire blazing on the ground as he screeches to a halt.
- Collects a Chaos Emerald and says “Piece of cake!”
- Sprints off the scree and then re-enters, stops, puts up his thumb and says “You’re a joke!”
- Sonic break dances doe a bit and then stands up and holds out his arm saying “Too bad for you, slowpoke!”
- Sonic transforms into Super Sonic and says “Behold my speed!” and then dashes off.
- Sonic appears next to Tails, Amy Rose, and Knuckles and then they all do a cheering poses together.
- Sonic appears next to Shadow, back to back while folding their arms, Shadow says “I’ll take you on next time!” and Sonic says “You wanna bet?! Just try me!”
- Sonic is smiling while looking forward and clapping.
- Sonic is clapping but looks irritated with his right eyebrow twitching while he closes his eyes.
- Sonic slams his fist up and down while gritting his teeth.
A flourished remix of a remix of the tune that plays when Sonic passed an Act in Sonic The Hedgehog 3. This victory theme in Brawl and SSB4 is directly ported from the 2006 Sonic The Hedgehog, being the only victory theme in the series to have been directly ported from elsewhere.
- Taps his foot impatiently.
- Turns toward the camera and waves his finger in a patronizing manner.
- Jumps up and down slightly as if ready to race.
- Folds his arms and smiles.
Sonic's trophies can be earned by completing Classic Mode, Adventure Mode, All-Star Mode, and Boss Battle mode. In addition, further trophies can be found during matches and at the Trophy Shop.
Unlock: Classic Mode
Unlock: Adventure Mode Console/Cyan
Unlock: Adventure Mode Handheld/White
Unlock: Boss Battle Console
Unlock: Boss Battle Handheld
Unlock: Complete a Character Challenge Orange
Sonic (Spring Jump)
Unlock: Complete a character challenge Purple
Unlock: Complete a character challenge
Unlock: Complete a character challenge
Sonic (Right) Green
Unlock: Match or Trophy Shop
Unlock: Complete a Sonic Character Challenge
Unlock: All Star Mode
Sonic & Friends
Unlock: Unlock all Sonic's trophies
|Blue||Blue||Sonic's default outfit from Sonic Boom.||Starter|
|Purple||Purple||Resembles NiGHTS. Sonic's bracelets resemble a Purple Chaos Emerald.||Starter|
|Cyan||Light Blue||Resembles his classic coloration from Sonic Generations.||Starter|
|White||White||Resembles Silver the Hedgehog.||Starter|
|Black||Black||Resembles Shadow the Hedgehog's color scheme.||Starter|
|Orange||Orange||Resembles Tail's color scheme.||Starter|
|Green||Green||Resembles Jet's color scheme.||Starter|
|Red||Red||Resembles Knuckle's color scheme.||Starter|
|Pink||Pink||Resembles Amy Rose's color scheme.||Starter|
|Indigo||Indigo||Resembles Espio the Chameleon's color scheme.||Starter|
|Darkspine Sonic||Dark Blue||Color scheme resembles Darkspine Sonic from Sonic and the Secret Rings.||Locked|
|Classic Sonic||Blue||Based off Sonic's classic model/.||Locked|
|Metal Sonic||Blue||Based off the villain, Metal Sonic.||Locked|