The Fire Sliding can only be used by Sonic when he is teamed up with Knuckles. Here, Sonic must be the character the player controls, and Knuckles serves as the character that follows the controlled character. With Knuckles' influence, Sonic's Skid Attack is automatically transformed into the Fire Sliding.
When performing the Fire Sliding, Sonic does a somersault and slides up to the enemies or obstacles in front of him and strikes them with his feet. In the process, Sonic's feet is engulfed in yellow energy, which turns them into something similar to a spear and he slides at a steady pace for much longer than a normal Skid Attack. This attack also allows Sonic to break the metal barriers that appear throughout the stages.