Sonic using Homing Attack.
|Effect||Sonic curls into a ball and homes in on the nearest opponent.|
When performed, Sonic spins into a ball and then homes in on the nearest opponent, flying toward them. Opponents hit are dealt 8% damage and decent knockback, and the move can be used consecutively after landing another Homing Attack. Sonic's Homing Attack can be charged to increase accuracy and sends him in a downward arc. This move can also be used in recovery to counterattack edgeguarders.
The Homing Attack first appeared in Sonic Adventure (though a precursor was seen in Sonic 3D Blast called the Blast Attack) and, as its name implies, it allows the user to home directly into a nearby enemy with a target-seeking midair spin attack. The attack's force from bouncing off targets can be chained to attack several enemies which can be use to traverse certain sections of a stage which are otherwise inaccessible. Since Sonic Adventure, the Homing Attack has been a staple in the Sonic games ever since.
- Homing Attack was also formerly Super Sonic's standard special move as well, but as of Beta, Super Sonic no longer has access to any special moves.
|Sonic's special moves|
|Standard special move||Homing Attack|
|Side special move||Light Dash|
|Up special move||Spring Jump|
|Down special move||Spin Dash|
|Final Smash||Super Sonic|