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A variation of Slide that allows the user to crawl under obstacles.

Crouch is a move used by Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Unleashed, the Wii version of Sonic Colors and the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. It performs similar to the Slide, which is used to slide through narrow and/or low openings in walls and natural structures.


In order for the player to use this move, he must not be moving, but rather standing still. The player must then press and hold the button used to Slide, but Sonic will duck down on all fours. The player can move about freely while holding the button, but Sonic will crawl on all fours instead of walking.


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Sonic using Crouch in Sonic Generations.

In earlier Sonic the Hedgehog games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, holding the down button while standing still causes Sonic to crouch/duck. This can be useful in dodging some attacks or obstacles that would otherwise hit Sonic should he be standing up. Unlike Sonic Unleashed, Sonic cannot move around while crouching. This move returns in Sonic Advance series, Sonic Rush games and Sonic Generations (Classic Sonic only).

Another variation of this move appears in Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations (Modern Sonic only). Pressing the Slide button while standing still will cause Sonic to Crouch, but attempting to move will result in a Slide.

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