Super Sonic

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Super Sonic
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Super Sonic in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Sonic
Universe Sonic
Move at super-high speed, and deal damage on contact.
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Sonic uses the Chaos Emeralds to turn into Super Sonic and then dashes left and right, crossing through the stage at supersonic speed. You can adjust the angle at which Sonic moves through the air slightly up or down.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Super Sonic (スーパーソニック, Super Sonic) is Sonic's Final Smash.


In the attack, Sonic, using the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, transforms into a very powerful version of himself that is able to fly quickly and attack fighters by ramming into them.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Super Sonic in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

The screen zooms in on Sonic, and he transforms, using the transformation animation from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. When Sonic transforms, he gains the ability to fly around the stage at an incredible speed. The transformation lasts for about 15 seconds (though this can be extended by ramming into opponents and other things that can take damage, causing him to freeze for a moment), and is completely invincible for its duration. He is also unaffected by Bumpers. Sonic can attack in this form by simply ramming into opponents; the faster it is going, the more damage is dealt. When the opponent is attacked, the move deals about 35%, but the first attack is roughly 25%, and never lower (the attacks are variable in function of this speed: 12%/19% in SSB4). It is similar in function to Pikachu's Final Smash, Volt Tackle, except that it cannot go through hard platforms like Volt Tackle can (however, when Sonic is too slow or has stopped moving, he will be unable to go through soft platforms), and has better knockback and control. Super Sonic cannot KO himself when he reaches the blast line, regardless of how far it is going, but if he turns back to normal while he is too far away to recover, he will be penalized with a self-destruct.

Sonic's Final Smash is arguably among the strongest in Brawl, as the player cannot take damage for its entire duration, and cannot be KO'd, unlike other transformations such as Wario-Man and Giga Bowser. Furthermore, an experienced player who has learned how to control Super Sonic's unwieldy movement can use his high damage output, knockback, and speed to guarantee multiple KOs. Even then, he can fly around a single target and rapidly rack up damage in a focused vicinity, making him hard to avoid.

If used with the Regenerating terrain glitch, the move will instantly end. However, if the glitch is used in Green Hill Zone, Sonic will be able to infinitely fly around under the stage.

Super Sonic's attack power was weakened drastically in SSB4, though it is still a potent Final Smash.

Upon activating the Final Smash, Sonic says "Now I'll show you!" in Brawl, and "Super Sonic style!" in SSB4 and Ultimate. In the Japanese version of each game, he says "決めてやる!" (I'm going to settle this!).

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Final Smash returns in Ultimate largely unchanged in principle, but with one major alteration: the player has no control over his horizontal movement for the duration. He instead flies back and forth across the screen automatically (with even greater speed compared to the previous games), while the player can only control his vertical position. Overall, the move lasts for a much shorter duration, and can often be avoided completely by crouching. Contact with Super Sonic inflicts 6% damage for each impact and weak vertical knockback, however towards the end of the move, the knockback of each hit is increased, and the ending hitbox deals 10% damage and fairly strong vertical knockback.


The Seven Chaos Emeralds as they appear in Sonic Heroes.
Super Sonic as he first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2

In the Final Smash, the Chaos Emeralds appear briefly before Sonic turns into Super Sonic, and once he transforms back into Sonic. In the latter instance, the Chaos Emeralds fly off the screen in 3D.

In the games, Sonic has to collect all seven Chaos Emeralds, often hidden in Special Stages, in order for him to turn into Super Sonic. Whilst in Super form, Sonic will gain invincibility and a drastic increase in speed, sometimes accompanied with flight in later games, being able to damage enemies by touch. Super Sonic, however, can still be affected through falling into bottomless pits, being crushed or drowning. The Super form is temporary, requiring at least 50 rings before one can transform, which are drained at the rate of one ring per second by default while it's in effect. Having the ring count above zero is required to maintain the transformation, with the user reverting back to their normal form as a consequence of being depleted of rings. Starting with Sonic & Knuckles, Super Sonic plays a vital role in many final boss fights, often requiring the seven Chaos Emeralds to be obtained before the fight can be accessed, and with many later games, starting with Sonic Adventure, having Super Sonic available in the game solely during this fight.

In Ultimate, the transformation gives the stage a back drop resembling a black void. Locations like this have been the location of several final bosses in the series, such as Solaris, Alf Layla wa-Lyla, the Dark Queen, the Time Eater, and the Phantom King.

Trophy Descriptions[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Super Sonic trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Sonic

Sonic's Final Smash. The Chaos Emeralds give energy to all living things, and Sonic's gathered all seven of them, then used their power to transform into Super Sonic. His abilities in this form far surpass his normal ones, and he is even able to fly. He uses a lot of energy in this form, so he can only remain in it for a short time.

Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

The Super Sonic trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Sonic

The Chaos Emeralds are said to hold enough power to control the whole world. It's that power that turns Sonic into Super Sonic. He turns a glorious golden color and can fly at nearly the speed of light. In his Final Smash, this high-speed flight damages anyone who gets in its way and can even launch them!


No. Image Name Type Class Ability Series
Super Sonic Spirit.png
Super Sonic
★★★★ Speed ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog Series


The voice clip played when Sonic activates his Final Smash in the English version of Brawl, without the original reverb effect.
  • The only force in Brawl that can affect him is the Isaac Assist Trophy, which with correct timing can cause him to self-destruct.
  • There is a glitch with Super Sonic on WarioWare, Inc.. If one floats around the side of the stage in the elevator part, when the microgame starts, Super Sonic will be under the main platform, then go to the middle. When the microgame ends, Super Sonic will be inside the main platform.
  • Sonic's English voice clip when starting the move in SSB4 and Ultimate, "Super Sonic style!", is taken from the console version of Sonic Generations. In particular, it originates from the cutscene before battling the final boss, the Time Eater, where Sonic says "Time to scramble some Eggmen, SUPER SONIC STYLE!"
  • Sonic's English voice clip in Brawl (voiced by Jason Griffith) upon activating the Final Smash was argued by some Brawl players on whether he yelled "Now I'll show you!", or "Here I'll show you!", due to the intense reverberation of the voice clip and a slight grunt Sonic makes before yelling his line. However, the Smash Bros. DOJO!! described the Final Smash with the earlier quote, and a clip in the game's data without the reverb has him clearly yell "Now I'll show you!".
  • Super Sonic's Brawl trophy is the only Final Smash trophy that references a game of origin that is not Brawl itself.
  • Later Sonic games adopted Brawl's quirk of having Sonic transform before the Chaos Emeralds enter his body.


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