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Homing Attack
Homing Attack
Sonic symbol
Sonic using Homing Attack.
Universe Sonic
User(s) SSF2 Sonic headSSF2 Super Sonic head
Effect Sonic curls into a ball and homes in on the nearest opponent.

Homing Attack (ホーミングアタック) is Sonic's and, formerly, Super Sonic's standard special move in Super Smash Flash 2.

Overview

Sonic version

When performed, Sonic spins into a ball, hovers in the air, rises slowly, and then homes in on the nearest opponent within a specific range when the special button is released, 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 as a recovery or to counterattack edgeguarders.

Super Sonic version

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Homing Attack Super Sonic

Super Sonic using the move.

When performed, Super Sonic curls into a ball and hurls himself at his closest opponent. Compared to Sonic's version, this move is somewhat inconsistent, only homing in on opponents some of the time. After it hits the first time, though, the move will always home on an opponent, regardless of their distance.

It should be noted the move has very little lag, and opponents hit by the attack experience an enormous freeze frame period, 29% damage and immense knockback. Unlike Sonic's version of the move, Super Sonic's Homing Attack cannot be charged. The move was removed when Super Sonic became a transformation Final Smash in the Beta version.

Origin

SA Homing Attack

Sonic using the Homing Attack in Sonic Adventure.

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 in on a nearby enemy with a 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.

Gallery

Screenshots

Early designs

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
Super Sonic's special moves
Standard special move Homing Attack
Side special move Spin Dash
Up special move Super Sonic Boost
Down special move Blue Tornado
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