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This article is about Sonic's appearance in Super Smash Flash. For the character in other contexts, see Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog
in Super Smash Flash
SSF Sonic.png
Universe Sonic
Stock icon SSF Sonic stock icon.png
Availability Starter
Tier P (27)

Sonic is a playable newcomer starter character in Super Smash Flash from the extensive cast of characters from the Sonic franchise. He is the second fastest character in the game in terms of moving speed, putting him just behind his clone, Super Sonic. As with the rest of the Sonic cast in the game, Sonic's sprites and attack are ripped straight from the GBA game, Sonic Battle.

Sonic is ranked 27th on the tier list, nine spots lower than his placement in the previous tier list.

Attributes

Sonic is one of the fastest characters in the game, with his high movement and attack speed giving him a strong rushdown game. Sonic can use his Spin Dash to approach whilst dealing damage, and he has some decent finishers. He can use his Spin Kick to overwhelm his opponent, then KO them with his Flash Kick. This makes Sonic one of the better beginner characters to begin with.

However, Sonic has range problems, which gives him a very difficult time against characters that out range him. He is also totally incapable of handling projectiles, as he lacks a projectile himself. Sonic's movement speed actually works against him, as the game's physics make him very hard to control. Sonic lacks survivability, as his jump height is only average at best, he cannot momentum cancel, and he has a difficult time countering opponents' edgeguards. These traits give him bad match ups with higher tiered characters such as Lloyd and Tails.

Sonic is ranked multiple places below Super Sonic as the latter is much faster and has better finishers than Sonic, despite a slower attack speed and a larger hurtbox. This makes Sonic pretty much obsolete in the convoluted environment of SSF.

Hard data

Sonic's hard data
Base info
Hitstun taken 8 Number of jumps 2
Attack boost 1 Attack length 13
Attack cooldown 14 Health division 14
Movement
Horizontal speed 21
Deceleration 0.95 Attack start speed 0.4x
Acceleration 0.8 Turn around speed 19
Short hopping speed 10 Jumping speed 15
Gravity 1 Falling speed 25
Individual attack data
Standard attack damage 5 Side attack damage 4
Down attack damage 8 Instant-KO value 5
Roll attack speed 30 Jump attack damage 2

Moveset

Attack Image Description Damage
Standard attack SSF Sonic standard attack.png Utilizes Sonic Punch, throwing a jab forwards. 5%
Side attack SSF Sonic side attack.png Performs Windmill, spinning around with his legs extended, kicking nearby foes. 4%
Down attack SSF Sonic down attack.png Uses the Spin Dash, curling into a ball and propeling forward at high speed, travelling a fixed distance. 8%
Up attack SSF Sonic up attack.png Executes Sonic Up Draft, performing an arched kick over his head. 5%
Down aerial SSF Sonic down aerial.png Attacks with Sonic Rocket, delivering a long-lasting downward kick.
Jump attack SSF Sonic jump attack.png Uses the Spin Jump, which looks similar to his down attack as he curls into a ball as spins in the air. 2%

Trivia

  • Sonic is one of two characters to appear in SSF before his inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the other being Meta Knight. Hence why he is considered a newcomer in this game.
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