The Fly Type (フライタイプ Furai taipu?), also known as Flight Type, is an ability type used in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and represented by the color yellow. It was introduced along with the Speed Type and Power Type in Sonic Heroes. As its name implies, Fly Type characters have the ability to fly, often jump farther or levitate.
The Fly Type was introduced in Sonic Heroes. Fly Type characters have the unique ability of flight for a period of time, allowing them to carry the entire team over bottomless pits or to higher areas. Another one of their main abilities is the Thunder Shoot, an ability that can stun and once leveled up, destroy enemies from a distance or in mid-air.
In Team Battles, Fly Types have an advantage over Power Types, but are weak against Speed Types.
Sonic Advance 3
The Fly Type returns in Sonic Advance 3. Fly Type teams focus on aerial abilities such as flying and slow descent. Fly Type teams are the most useful for reaching high places. Fly Type teams are any combanation that doesn't include Sonic or Knuckles
Fly Type teams
- Team Jubilee (Cream and Amy)
- Tails and Cream
- Tails and Amy
Sonic Riders series
In the Sonic Riders series, Fly Type characters can use special ramps that enable them to fly, allowing the characters to pass over segments of the course and reach new areas. The flight duration and speed can be increased by passing through Accelerators. Certain Extreme Gear, such as the the Magic Carpet allow the user to fly regardless of their ability type. In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, characters were no longer defined by ability types, instead each Extreme Gear had an ability dependent on the gear type; air ride and yacht type gear can use the flight ramps, certain types of board gear can transform into air ride or yacht type gears. However, each character's starting gear appears to refer to their ability type. Sonic Free Riders reverts back to the Sonic Riders method. Regardless, all flight type characters tend to have excellent acceleration and curving capabilities with just average rating on top speed and power.
List of Fly Type Characters
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Charmy Bee
- Rouge the Bat
- Cream the Rabbit
- Wave the Swallow
- Silver the Hedgehog
Non-Sonic Fly Types
- Silver is the only hedgehog who is a Flight type.
- NiGHTS is the only non-Sonic character who is a fly type.
- The flight type has the least amount of members.
- The fly type is the only type that does not appear in the Mario & Sonic series.
- Most of the flight type characters are the smartest in their teams.
- Rouge is the only Fly Type to be the leader of a team.
- She is also the only Fly Type in Sonic Heroes that doesn't float over the ground when running at high speed.
- Team Jubilee is the only named team in Sonic Advance 3 to be a Fly Type team and is also the only one not to be a Speed Type team.