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This article is about Sonic's appearance in Super Smash Flash 2. For general information about the character, see Sonic the Hedgehog.
Sonic the Hedgehog
in Super Smash Flash 2
SSF2 Sonic
Sonic symbol
Sonic's official pixel art.
Universe Sonic
Stock icon SSF2 Sonic head
Availability Starter
Weight class Medium
Final Smash Super Sonic
Tier C (33)

Sonic is a veteran starter character in Super Smash Flash 2. Unlike the Super Smash Bros. games, he is not the only representative of the Sonic franchise — he is joined by his sidekick Tails. Most of his moveset is taken directly from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and his voice clips also come from said game. His sprites are based on his modern appearance, which includes Sonic Generations and Sonic Lost World.

Sonic is currently ranked 33rd out of 40 on the tier list, placing him in the C- tier. Sonic has fast attacks, useful techniques, decent combo ability, a good grab game and KO moves in his forward smash, up aerial, and back aerial, and Light Dash. Sonic also has great ground mobility, having the fastest dashing speed in the game and a fast walking speed. To top it off, Sonic has an good recovery game with multiple options in Spring Jump, Homing Attack, and Light Dash.

However, Sonic has lackluster range in the majority of his attacks. Additionally, his moves lack a lot of priority, making him vulnerable to characters with disjointed hitboxes (ex. Meta Knight and Ichigo) or characters with high priority. He lacks a proper projectile, and because of this, he has little to no reliable ways to deal with them especially projectiles that are high in priority or transcendent. Sonic may have problems KO'ing his opponents due to having few KO moves.

Sonic appears to have a small player base and lackluster representation in online tournaments. Sonic normally places low to mid in tournaments that his mains participate in.


MG icon See also: Sonic (Super Smash Flash 2)/Hard data

Sonic has the best ground mobility in the game with possessing the fastest dash and one of the fastest walk speeds. He has KO moves in his Forward smash, Back aerial, Up aerial, and Light Dash.

Sonic has a decent grab and throw game, possessing one of the longest grabs in the game. His up throw is useful for setting up combos, while also being a chain grab on fast and high fallers. His down throw can be a potential chain grab.

However, the majority of his attacks have short range, which makes it hard to approach characters with disjointed hitboxes such as Marth, Ichigo and Sora and requires him to stay close to his opponent at all times, providing extra risks. He has a hard time dealing with projectiles that his neutral aerial cannot out-prioritize, like those with transcendent priority (ex. Bomberman's bombs).

He has KO moves in Forward tilt, Forward smash, Down smash, Back aerial, Up aerial, Up throw, Back throw and Light Dash.

Sonic's combo game is about average, which allows him to rack up a decent amount of damage like other characters. Sonic is also a medium weight and an above average faller, which makes him easy to combo.

His recovery is above average now, with Spring Jump covering decent vertical distance. Light Speed Dash only covers a bit of horizontal distance and little vertical distance, although it can be angled to sweet spot the ledge. Homing Attack might need to be used to help Sonic recover vertically and horizontally in order to gain increased distance.


Ground attacks

Attack Description Damage
Standard attack The Punch + Punch + Kick from Sonic the Fighters. Has jab lock capabilities. 7%
Down tilt Slides his feet forward while ducking. This move has upwards set-knockback. 9%
Down smash Does a split kick. 13%
Forward tilt Does a mule kick. 8%
Forward smash Does a wind-up punch. 15%
Up tilt Kicks upwards out in front of him twice. 4%, 7%
Up smash Spin pops into the air, ripping out multiple hits and then coming down. 12%
Dash attack Spin Roll. Sonic curls into a ball. 6%, 6%; 12%

Aerial attacks

Attack Description Damage
Neutral aerial Insta-Shield. Curls into a ball and spins in place. Two hits. 7%, 7%; 14%
Forward aerial A fast front-flip kick, based on the "Sonic Eagle" from Sonic Battle. Has a sweetspot at the heel which can meteor smash 12%; 10%
Back aerial Sticks his leg out forward, then kicks out backwards behind him. 14%
Up aerial Does an upwards scissor kick. Two hits. 7%, 8%; 15%
Down aerial Downwards rocket kick. 9%

Grab and throws

Attack Description Damage
Grab Reaches both hands out to grab. N/A
Pummel Knees opponent. 1%
Forward throw Kicks opponent forward. Good to set up an edgeguard. 10%
Back throw Back flips multiple times then kicks opponent midair, a powerful throw. 11%
Up throw Throws opponent in the air, and stabs them with his quills, can lead to a lot of follow ups. 9%
Down throw Charges a Spin dash on the opponent. 10%

Other attacks

Attack Description Damage
Ledge attack Quickly spins onto stage then retreats. 7%
Floor attack A sweeping kick to both sides. 8%

Special moves

Special move Name Description Damage
Standard special move Homing Attack Curls into a ball and homes in on the nearest opponent. 8%
Side special move Light Dash Dashes forward at a high speed, damaging opponents on his way. Can be angled up or down. 5%
Up special move Spring Jump Bounces high into the air off a spring he leaves behind. 6%
Down special move Spin Dash Curls into a ball from and starts rolling forward, damaging opponents on his way. 5%
Final Smash Super Sonic Transforms into his super form, allowing him to fly and damage opponents on contact. 18%


Misc. Description
On-screen appearance Sonic jumps onto the stage in ball form from the foreground.
Taunts Standard Sonic does a front flip and poses, tutting.
Side Sonic runs in place and then faces the camera taunting, "You're too slow!".
Down Sonic breakdances, exclaiming, "Come on, step it up!".
Idle pose Puts his hands on his hips, looks at the screen, and taps his foot anxiously.
Victory theme Remix of Act Clear theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
Victory pose Runs onto screen and gives a thumbs-up, saying "Sonic's the name, speed's my game!".
Lose Claps to the winner while smiling.

Changes from v0.9b

Sonic has received a mix of buffs and nerfs. Sonic has gained buffs in that he has more KO power, his once great recovery has been somewhat restored and the changes to priority has helped him. Sonic has gained a lot from his move set from his appearance in "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U". The changes to priority have helped Sonic in allowing him to stand against the rest of the cast.


  • Neutral Sonic has received custom made sprites that resembles his appearance in recent games from Sonic Lost World to "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U".
    • Buff This in turn allows him to have better hitbox placement across his entire sprite and gives him more range.

Ground attacks

  • Buff Dash attack is now a multi-hit and has a flying kick at the end, making it better at tech-chasing and punishing.
  • Buff Forward tilt has more range.
  • Buff Down tilt is now a low sweep.
  • Buff Forward smash appears to be stronger and has more range.
  • Buff Sonic has received a new down smash, where he does a split kick. It has less range then his old smash attack, but its faster and stronger.

Aerial attacks

  • Buff Forward aerial has been changed to a heel kick that meteor smashes and is faster then his old forward aerial.
  • Buff Neutral aerial is faster and deals vertical knockback, which allows it to start or extend combos.

Grab and throws

  • Buff Up throw is stronger and can kill around 140% to 160%.
    • Nerf However, it can no longer chain grab and is not a great combo starter anymore.
  • Buff Down throw now pops opponents into the air, allowing for combos to start.

Special moves

  • Buff Spring Jump now gains significant vertical distance.
  • Buff Light Dash can now travel in 3 directions and covers a bit more distance.
  • Nerf Bounce Attack was removed, this gives Sonic one less meteor smash and he no longer has a move to instantly sweet spot the ledge.

In competitive play

Match ups

Notable players

Tier placement history

In tier lists for demo v0.6; Sonic was seen as a top tier character ranking 3rd of B tier on the first list and 1st of S tier on the second list. In demo v0.7; Sonic was seen as a high-top tier character where he ranked 6th of B tier on the first list and 4th of A tier on the second list. In demo v0.8b; Sonic had his worst tier position yet where he ranked 19th of K tier and was seen as a bottom tier character. However, in demo v0.9a; Sonic would once again make his way back into the top tiers where he ranks 1st of S tier and he was once again seen as the best character in a demo. In demo v0.9b, Sonic dropped to 20th of B tier where he was seen as a mid tier character. However, the changes in the metagame showed that Sonic was really less effective then originally thought and he dropped down to 27th of C tier on the second tier list of demo v0.9b, where he is seen as a bottom tier character again.


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Early designs




  • Sonic, along with Meta Knight, Captain Falcon, Marth, Falco, Isaac, Black Mage, and Mega Man are the only characters, so far, who wear their default costumes in team battle when they are on the blue team.
  • Sonic is the first character so far to be 1st on a tier list twice (demos v0.6 and v0.9a respectively). The second was Meta Knight.
    • He is also the first character to rise from the "Kirby tier" directly into S tier during the transition from demo v0.8b to v0.9a.
Hyper Sonic

A Hyper Sonic-like Super Sonic.

  • If the player is using the 3rd color palette for Sonic and then uses his Final Smash, instead of using his original Final Smash (Super Sonic) he would resemble Hyper Sonic from Sonic 3 & Knuckles instead.
  • Sonic's first pixel art is based on a victory pose he makes in Brawl. His second pixel art resembles the position he takes before performing his up smash.

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