Rouge using Hip Drop on
Offense Disabling opponents
A full-body drop
Hip Drop is a recurring move in the . When performing this technique, the user impacts the ground with their hips for different effects.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
When performing the Hip Drop, the user raises both their legs up while in midair while pointing their pelvic cavity directly down. The user then plunges straight down bottom-first while keeping their legs up, upon which they impact the ground with significant force.
Sonic Adventure 2
Hip Drop first appeared in
and its remake Sonic Adventure 2 as one of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Rouge's special attacks. When performing Hip Drop, Rouge calls out the moves name, before striking the ground. In gameplay, using Hip Drop triggers an earthquake throughout the area that affects the opposing opponents no matter where they are, which causes them to trip and be left dazed for a few seconds. If performed while climbing, the opponents will be knocked off the walls, but if performed while the opponents are gliding or in the middle of a jump, it will have no effect.
Hip Drop is first performed by Rouge during the
boss battle against her in the Hero story. Here, Rouge will begin using it after her health has been reduced to half.
Hip Drop can only be performed by the player by playing as Rouge in the games' two-player mode. To use it, the player must press
/ / on the ground after collecting twenty Rings. To use it again, the player has to collect another twenty Rings. In Sonic Adventure 2, Chaos can perform the Hip Drop as well under the same requirements.
Sonic Advance series
Sonic Advance 2
, the Hip Drop is referred to as the Sonic Advance 2 Soft Bomber (. ソフトボンバー Sofutobonbā? ) ? It serves as  Cream the Rabbit's Stop 'n' Slam maneuver which lets her stop in mid-flight and plunge straight down on any target below her. In the game, it is Cream's only Mid-Air Trick Action that can damage enemies.
In gameplay, the Hip Drop is useful for reaching targets that appear below Cream just as she flies over them while allowing the player to damage enemies, break weak obstacles and certain platforms, and open
Item Boxes in Cream's path. In addition, the move will not cancel the momentum Cream receives from the Boost Mode.
To perform the Hip Drop in gameplay, the player must press down on
and the R Button at the same time after being launched into midair by gimmicks like the Spring or Ramp.
Sonic Advance 3
Cream performing Hip Drop in
. Sonic Advance 3
, the move is once again referred to as the Hip Drop. Sonic Advance 3 This time around, it serves both as one of Cream's regular moves and her  Stop 'n' Slam maneuver. Other than that, it retains its traits and visual presentation from .
Sonic Advance 2
In this game, Cream can only use the Hip Drop when having
Amy Rose as her partner. To use the regular move-version of the Hip Drop, the player must press down on and at the same time while in mid-jump. To use it as a Stop 'n' Slam maneuver though, the player must press down on and the R Button at the same time after being launched into midair by gimmicks like the Spring and Ramp.
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