Crouch is a recurring move in the . It is a technique used to gain more speed while Sonic the Hedgehog series grinding.
When performing Crouch, the user assumes a lower position while
grinding along a Grind Rail to gain a small boost of speed. How this position is assumed differs between games. In gameplay, the Crouch is useful for maximizing the player grinding speed when their acceleration starts to falter at any time while using a Grind Rail.
Sonic Adventure 2
grinding in , Crouching is used exclusively by Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, Amy Rose and Metal Sonic. In this game, the user will simply assume a lower position which causes a small jet of stream to form in front of the user.
In gameplay, Crouch lets the player
Grind Step at a faster rate. It is also necessary for grinding along looped and vertical Grind Rails. Using Crouch when crossing a quirk while riding on a downward Grind Rail however, causes the playable characters to lose balance, putting them at risk of falling of the Grind Rail. In addition, not all the characters will achieve the same rate of speed from Crouching: in Multiplayer mode, Shadow has a slight speed advantage over Sonic when using Crouch, while Metal Sonic is the fastest of them all while using this move.
Sonic crouching in . Sonic Heroes
, Crouching was significantly changed. In this game, characters will start their Crouch by spinning on top of the Sonic Heroes Grind Rail into a new position, either turning to face left from a right-facing position or turning around to have their backs in the direction the character is moving.
In gameplay, Crouch can be done repeatedly. Holding the action button will still maintain the Crouch position and allow for faster Grind Rail travel for a significant time.
Fly Formation characters have a unique version of the Crouch: they will lean forward with the bottom character (which they hold onto) on the Grind Rail and use their flight to accelerate along the rail.
Shadow the Hedgehog
, Shadow is the only character that can use Crouch. In this game, the 180° spin is now a hop above the Grind Rail. However, the Crouch position is only assumed until the player presses the action button again, and does not need to be actively maintained. Staying in this position no longer has any effect on grinding speed.
Shadow the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Shadow crouching upon a rail in
. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
, the Crouch works nearly like in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) , although Sonic and Shadow will just rotate 180° upon his instance above the rail while grinding.
Shadow the Hedgehog
In this game, the player can only use Crouch repeatedly after a specified time has passed, in addition to the severe lack of boost it gives to the player. Also, although Silver can grind in the Multiplayer mode of the game, he cannot Crouch properly.
Sonic Adventure 2
Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Re-releases ( Battle | 2012)
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy* | Shadow ( Super Shadow) | Rouge | Eggman | Big*^ | Tikal* | Chaos* | Chao ( Dark Chao/ Walker*, Hero Chao, Chao Walker*, Chaos Chao) | Metal Sonic* | Gerald | Maria | President | Secretary | Animals ( Bat, Bear, Boar, Cheetah, Condor, Dragon, Gorilla, Half Fish, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Phoenix, Rabbit, Raccoon, Seal, Sea Otter, Sheep, Skeleton Dog, Skunk, Tiger, Unicorn)
G.U.N troops Blue Eagle | Bomb Beetle | Bomb Wing | Gold Beetle | Gun Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Hunter | Gun Wing | Hornet-3 | Hornet-6 | Hornet-9 | Laser Hawk | Laser Hornet | Laser Hunter | Mono Beetle | Phoenix | Rhino Cannon | Rhino Jet | Rhino Metal | Rhino Spike | Shield Hunter | Sky Hawk | Spark Beetle | Spring Beetle
Artificial Chaos | Badniks ( Buzz Bomber, Chopper) | Boo | Boom Boo | E-1000 | E-20 Kiki | E-31 Gola | E-32 Unidus | Egg Beetle
City Escape** | Wild Canyon** | Prison Lane | Metal Harbor** | Green Forest** | Pumpkin Hill** | Mission Street** | Aquatic Mine | Route 101 | Hidden Base** | Pyramid Cave | Death Chamber | Eternal Engine** | Meteor Herd** | Crazy Gadget | Final Rush** | Iron Gate** | Dry Lagoon** | Sand Ocean** | Radical Highway** | Egg Quarters** | Lost Colony** | Weapons Bed | Security Hall** | White Jungle** | Route 280 | Sky Rail** | Mad Space | Cosmic Wall** | Final Chase** | Cannon's Core | Green Hill
Downtown Race | Grind Race | Planet Quest | Pool Quest | Deck Race | Pyramid Race
Black Market | Central City | Chao Garden ( Dark, Hero, Neutral) | Chao Kindergarten | Chao Stadium | Prison Island | Station Square | Space Colony ARK | Moon
B-3x Hot Shot | Biolizard | Dr. Eggman | Egg Golem | F-6t Big Foot | Finalhazard | King Boom Boo | Knuckles | R-1/A Flying Dog | Rouge | Shadow | Sonic | Tails
Black Shield* | Black Wave* | Bounce Attack | Captive Light* | Chaos Bind* | Chaos Screw* | Charm Ray* | Chaos Control | Chaos Spear | Chaos Strike* | Crazy Rush* | Crouch | Dark Omochao* | Dig | Drill Claw | Drill Drive | Fire Somersault | Grind Step | Grinding | Hammer Punch* | Heaven's Justice* | Hell Bomber* | Hip Drop* | Hover | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Kick/Kick Attack | Knuckle Spin* | Light Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lock-on | Lock-On Missile | Magic Hands | Omochao | Pick | Power Laser* | Propeller Punch | Punch (Egg Walker) | Punch/Punch Attack | Rocket Launcher | Rumble Launcher* | Screw Kick | Somersault | Sonic Wind* | Speed Up* | Spin Jump | Spin Dash | Spiral Upper | Storming Heart* | Super Sonic Boost | Swim | Thunder Arrow* | Time Stop* | Volkan Cannon | Wrath of Gaia*
Level Up Items Air Necklace | Air Shoes | Ancient Light | Bazooka | Booster | Bounce Bracelet | Flame Ring | Hammer Gloves | Iron Boots | Jet Engine | Large Cannon | Laser Blaster | Light Speed Shoes | Magic Gloves | Mystic Melody | Protective Armor | Shovel Claw | Sunglasses | Treasure Scope
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Connor Bringas ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles/ GUN Soldiers) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy Rose) David Humphrey ( | Shadow the Hedgehog) Lani Minella ( | Rouge/ Omochao) Deem Bristow ( | Doctor Eggman) Moriah Angeline ( | Maria Robotnik) Marc Biagi ( | Gerald/ GUN Soldiers) Steve Broadie ( | President) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
OST / Vocal Collection / Official / Sampler / 20th Anniversary /
Passion & Pride A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup | Believe In Myself | Deeper | Dive into the Mellow | E.G.G.M.A.N. | Escape from the City | Fly in the Freedom | For True Story | It Doesn't Matter | Kick the Rock! | Live and Learn | My Sweet Passion | Rhythm And Balance | Space Trip Steps | Supporting Me | The Supernatural | Throw It All Away | Unknown from M.E. | Vengeance is Mine
Angel Island | Ancient Ruin | Auto Running | Ball Switch ( Gravity Control Switch, Hourglass, Time Stop Switch) | Bomb | Bungie Vine | Chao Adventure^ | Chao Adventure 2^ | Chao Eggs | Chao in Space | Chao Key | Chao Machine | Chao Transporter^ | Chao World | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Drive | Container | Corkscrew loop | Cyclone | Dash Panel | Dreamcast | Dynamite | Eclipse Cannon | Eggwalker | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shard | GameCube | Gerald Robotnik's diary | Goal Ring | Green energy fluid | Grind Rail | GUN Military Truck | High-Speed Warp Tube | Health Gauge | Hi-Speed Shoes | Hint Box | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Invincibility, Magnetic Barrier, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Kart Race | Key Stone ( Gate Key) | Laser Field Block | Meteorite | Missile | Pipe | Project Shadow | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rank | Ramp | Ring | Rocket | Safe | Shuttle loop | Snowboard | Swing Bar | Teleporter | Totem Pole | Turtle | Warp Hole | Warp Wall | Weight | Wide Spring | Winding Tunnel
*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
**Stage is also playable in 2P mode ^ Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 only
Main article | Gallery | Beta elements
Team Sonic Sonic | Tails | Knuckles
Team Rose Amy | Cream | Cheese | Big
Team Dark Shadow | Rouge | Omega
Team Chaotix Espio | Charmy | Vector
Team Super Sonic Super Sonic | Super Tails | Super Knuckles
Eggman | Metal Sonic ( Neo Metal Sonic) | Chocola | Froggy | Shadow Android
Cameron | Egg Bishop | Egg Hammer | Egg Knight | Egg Magician | Egg Pawn | Egg Pawn (Casino version) | E-2000 | E-2000R | Falco | Flapper | Gold Cameron | Gold Klagen | Heavy-Egg Hammer | Klagen | Rhinoliner | Pumpkin ghost
Stages 1P stages
Sea Gate | Seaside Hill* | Ocean Palace | Grand Metropolis* | Power Plant | Casino Park | BINGO Highway* | Rail Canyon* | Bullet Station | Frog Forest* | Lost Jungle | Hang Castle | Mystic Mansion | Egg Fleet* | Final Fortress | Special Stage*
City Top | Casino Ring | Turtle Shell | Egg Treat | Pinball Match | Hot Elevator | Seaside Course | City Course | Casino Course | Road Rock | Mad Express | Terror Hall
2P Play Mode Action Race | Battle | Bobsled Race | Expert Race | Quick Race | Ring Race | Special Stage
Egg Albatross | Egg Emperor | Egg Hawk | Metal Madness | Metal Overlord | Robot Carnival | Robot Storm | Team Chaotix | Team Dark | Team Rose | Team Sonic
Manoeuvres Homing Attack | Kick | Light Dash | Propeller Hammer | Rocket Accel | Shuriken | Spin | Swinging Hammer Attack | Tornado Jump ( Black Tornado, Blue Tornado, Leaf Swirl, Tornado Hammer) | Triangle Jump
Manoeuvres Auto Homing | Body Press | Bubblegum Descent | Fire Combination | Fire Dunk | Fire Launcher | Fireball Jump | Forward Power Attack | Hammer Down | Jump Fire Knock | Jump Fireball | Remote Power Attack ( Fireball, Fire Knock) | Triangle Dive | Umbrella Descent | Wide Power Attack ( Big Fishing, Omega Arm, Vector Breath, Volcanic Dunk)
Manoeuvres Ascending Flight | Cheese Attack | Dummy Ring Bomb | Sting Attack | Thunder Shoot | Quick Ascent
Team Blast Sonic Overdrive | Chaos Inferno | Flower Festival | Chaotix Recital | Super Sonic Power
Crouch | Crystal Attack | Grind Step | Grinding | Jump Dash | Lightspeed Attack | Spin Jump
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic, Metal Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Drier ( | Knuckles) David Humphrey ( | Shadow) Lani Minella ( | Rouge, Omochao) Jon St. John ( | Omega, Big) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck ( | Cream) Bill Corkery ( | Espio) Marc Biagi ( | Vector) Emily Corkery (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic the Hedgehog, Metal Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Taiten Kusunoki ( | Omega) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Takashi Nagasako ( | Big) Yūki Masuda ( | Espio) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yōko Teppōzuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
/ OST / Vocal Trax / Official 20th Anniversary Sonic Heroes | We Can | This Machine | Follow Me | Team Chaotix | What I'm Made of...
Armored train | Ball Switch | Bingo | Bobsled | Bomb | Bumper | Bumper wall | Cage | Cannon | Capsule | Castle Key | Cell Key | Cervix Tunnels | Chaos Emerald | Character battles | Container | Conveyor Belt | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Detonator Switch | Dummy Ring | Egg Fleet | Egg Gun | Egg Spear | Emblem | Engine Core | Fan | Flipper | Flower | Fly Type | Formation Change Gate | Giant Frog | Giant Switch | Goal Ring | Grind Rail | Haunted Towers | HEXAeco | Hint Ring | Item Box ( Barrier, Fly Charge, High Speed, Invincible, Rings, Power Core, Team Blast Ring, 1-Up) | Kao | Laser Field Block | Light Spider Mark | Mushroom | Orb switch | Palm Plants | Pole | Power Gong | Power Type | Propeller | Pulley | Sonic Heroes Puzzle | Ramp | Rank | Ring | Shuttle loop | Slot Machine | Spear | Speed Type | Special Stage Key | Sphere | Super Hard Mode | Switch | Target Switch | Team Blast Gauge | Team Chaotix Missions | Torch | Trolley | Vine | Warp Flower | Weight | Wide Spring
*Stage is also playable in 2P Battle mode.
Shadow the Hedgehog
Main article | Gallery
Shadow ( Hero Shadow, Dark Shadow, Super Shadow) | Black Doom ( Devil Doom) | Eggman | Sonic | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | Rouge | Omega | Vector | Espio | Charmy | Cream | Cheese | Maria | Gerald | Commander | President | Secretary | Chao
Ark Missile Turret | Artificial Chaos | Black Assassin | Black Hawk | Black Oak | Black Volt | Black Warrior | Black Wing | Black Worm | Death Leech | Death Worm | Egg Pawn | Egg Pierrot | F-6t Big Foot | Giant Walker | Giga Trooper | Gun Beetle | GUN Soldier | GUN Trooper | Jack Bommer | Killer Plant | Mono Beetle | Rocket Beetle | Sand Worm | Shadow Android | Spark Beetle
Stages Air Fleet | Black Comet | Central City | Circus Park | Cosmic Fall | Cryptic Castle | Death Ruins | Digital Circuit | Final Haunt | GUN Fortress | Glyphic Canyon | Iron Jungle | Lava Shelter | Lethal Highway | Lost Impact | Mad Matrix | Prison Island | Sky Troops | Space Gadget | The ARK | The Doom | The Last Way | Westopolis
Black Bull | Black Doom | Blue Falcon | Devil Doom | Diablon | Egg Breaker | Egg Dealer | Heavy Dog
Chaos Arrow | Chaos Blast | Chaos Control | Chaos Spear | Crouch | Dark Spin Dash | Grind Step | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Light Dash | Mid-Air Attack | Overturn | Pick up | Punch | Slide | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Super Sonic Boost | Swift strike | Tail Swipe | Triangle Jump
Weapons 4-Shot RPG | 8-Shot RPG | Bazooka | Big Worm Shooter | Big Barrel | Black Barrel | Black Sword | Egg Bazooka | Egg Gun | Egg Spear | Egg Vacuum | Environment Objects | Flash Shot | Gatling Gun | Grenade Launcher | Heal Cannon | Heavy Machine Gun | Heavy Shot | Laser Rifle | Light Shot | Omochao Gun | Pistol | Refractor | RPG | Samurai Blade | Satellite Gun | Semi-Auto Rifle | Shadow Rifle | Splitter | Survival Knife | Tank Cannon | Vacuum Pod | Wide Worm Shooter | Worm Shooter
Lost and Found All Hail Shadow | Almost Dead | Chosen One | E.G.G.M.A.N. | I Am... All of Me | Never Turn Back | Tripod Baby | Vengeance is Mine | Waking Up | Who I Am
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Shadow) Sean Schemmel ( | Black Doom) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Gerald) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream, Maria) Carter Cathcart ( | Vector) David Wills ( | Espio) Amy Birnbaum ( | Charmy) Jeff Kramer ( | Omega) Andrew Rannells ( | GUN Soldier) Marc Thompson ( | Commander) Maddie Blaustein ( | President) Bella Hudson (
Japanese voice actors
Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Ryūzaburō Ōtomo ( | Black Doom) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman, Gerald) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yūki Masuda ( | Espio) Yōko Teppōzuka ( | Charmy) Taiten Kusunoki ( | Omega) Takashi Yoshida ( | GUN Soldier) Banjō Ginga ( | Commander) Yutaka Nakano ( | President) Junko Kitanishi ( | Secretary) Ryō Hirohashi (
Air Saucer | Barrel | Black Comet | Black Slab | Black Tank | Bomb Unit | Case | Cell Cannon | Chaos Emerald | City annihilator bomb | Color Panel | Container ( Special Weapon Container) | Convertible | Core program | Eclipse Cannon | Dark Gauge | Dark Rider | Defense Unit | Egg Balloon | Egg Monitor | Eggman Fleet | Electrified Rail | Energy Core | Expert Mode | Fan | Firewall | Flash game | Goal Ring | Gravity Control Switch | Green energy fluid | Gun Lift | GUN Motorcycle | GUN Vehicle | Hero Gauge | Hint Ring | HMMWV | Item Box ( 1-Up, Damage Recover, Heat Barrier, Invincibility, Super Ring) | Jump Panel | Jump Vehicle | Lantern | Laser Field Block | Light-Speed Circuit | Magnetic Barrier | Secret Door | Secret Key | Heal Unit | Mother computer | Pole | Prison Island | Red Slime | Ring | Rocket | Shooting Gallery | Small bomb | Tails' Spaceship | White House | Spear | Vine | Warp Hole | Wide Spring | Zip Line