Athleticism is a Skill used by Sonic the Hedgehog in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. When equipped, it reduces environment-related speed reductions.


When using Athleticism, Sonic is able to maintain more speed while moving in unfavorable terrain, such as when running uphill or under underwater.

To unlock Athleticism, the player can buy it at the Skill Shop, where it will be available from the beginning of the game, for 200 points. It can be equipped to both Classic and Modern Sonic and costs 30 Skill Points to be equipped.


  • In real-life, "athleticism" refers to the physical qualitites that are characteristics of atheltes, such as stength, fitness, and agility.

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