Light Speed Attack (, also called the ライトスピードアタック Raito Supīdo Atakku ) ? Light Attack ( is an attack that first appeared in ライトアタック Raitoatakku ) ? . When using the Light Speed Attack, the user activates the Light Speed Dash, but instead of following a trail of Sonic Adventure Rings, the user proceeds to attack the enemies at the speed of light, thus allowing to attack multiple enemies in rapid succession, much like the Homing Attack, but much easier. This is particularly useful when the player is outnumbered.
This move first appeared in
and was only used by Sonic Adventure Sonic the Hedgehog. In order to perform the Light Speed Attack, Sonic has to possess the Ancient Light upgrade, which was found in the Angel Island area of Mystic Ruins. To use the Light Speed Attack, Sonic must go into a Spin dash, and after a few seconds, Sonic will stop spinning, and will be surrounded by orbs of white light as long as the player keeps holding down the action button (In Sonic Adventure, Sonic's body glows a neon-like blue light). Releasing it will cause Sonic to perform a rapid chain of attacks on all enemies in the vicinity. Like the Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack the Light Speed Attack can be used to deal double damage to Chaos 6.
Sonic Adventure 2
, the Light Speed Attack returned. It was also shown that not only Sonic, but also Sonic Adventure 2 Shadow has this ability. In order for either of them to perform this attack, they have to possess the Ancient Light upgrade. The method to execute this attack is the same as in Sonic Adventure. For Sonic, the move was found in the Green Forest stage. Shadow's was located on Sky Rail.
The item is most useful when a P-100
Artificial Chaos transforms its body into Cells, allowing the player to destroy every one of them with ease.
The move also reappeared in
but could only be used by Sonic after performing the Sonic Heroes, Sonic Overdrive Team Blast; when there are still enemies nearby Sonic, the player presses / / while in the air. Super Sonic can also perform it during the battle against Metal Overlord's attacks but at the cost of 5 rings, which is therefore not recommended to fend off his attacks especially when the player's Ring count is low.
Sonic Adventure / Remake / DLC /
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | E-102 Gamma | Big | Eggman | Chaos | Froggy | Tikal | Pachacamac | Chao | Metal Sonic* | Cream* | Silver Sonic II* | Chao
Baby Kiki | Rhinotank | Sweeper | Leon | Boa-Boa | Spinner | Ice Ball | Kart Kiki | Buyoon | Cop Speeder | Spiky Spinner | Electro Spinner | Ghora | Egg Keeper | Beat | Mecha Fish | Egg Pirate
Alpha | Beta | Gamma | Delta | Epsilon | Zeta
Adventure Fields Egg Carrier | Mystic Ruins | Station Square
Chao Gardens Station Square Garden | Mystic Ruins Garden | Egg Carrier Island
Angel Island | Black Market | Chao Stadium | Tails' Lab
Emerald Coast | Windy Valley | Casinopolis | IceCap | Sky Chase | Twinkle Park | Speed Highway | Red Mountain | Sky Deck | Lost World | Hot Shelter | Sand Hill | Twinkle Circuit | Final Egg
Chaos 0 | Chaos 2 | Chaos 4 | Chaos 6 | E-100 Alpha | E-101 Beta | E-102 Gamma | E-103 Delta | E-104 Epsilon | E-105 Zeta | Egg Carrier | Egg Hornet | Egg Viper | Egg Walker | Perfect Chaos
Climb | Dig | Flight Mode | Propeller Flight | Glide | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hover | Homing Attack | Homing Missile Launch | Jump Attack | Laser Gun | Light Speed Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lightning Bolt | Lure Attack | Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack | Punch Attack | Rapid Tails Attack | Spin Hammer Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Tails Attack
Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English Voice Actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asō ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Kanna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
/ Original Soundtrack / Remix / Vocal Mini Album 20th Anniversary
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
Air Bubbles | Auto Running | Bumper | Cannon | Capsule | Chao Eggs | Chaos Emeralds | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew Loop | Dash Panel | Debug Mode | Egg Carrier 2 | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shards | Employee ID Card | Flipper | Gallery | Balloon | Hedgehog Hammer | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Key Stones ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Mission Mode | Mr. Know-It-All | Number Panels | Pinball Shooter | Power Cubes | Ramp | Rings | Rocket | Sandboard | Shuttle Loop | Sky-Chase Dragon | Slot Machine | Snowboard | Sonic Token | Station Square Police | Switch | Target Dolls | Teleporter | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Twinkle Circuit Hover Car
. Sonic Adventure DX
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 | Tails ( | Super Shield) 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-Head Ghosts
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 Battle Mode
Action Race | Bobsled Race | Expert Race | Quick Race | Ring Race | Special Stage | Team Battles
Egg Hawk | Team Battle 1 | Robot Carnival | Egg Albatross | Team Battle 2 | Robot Storm | Egg Emperor | Metal Madness | Metal Overlord
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
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...
Ball Switch | Bobsled | Bomb | Bull Train | Bumper | Cannon | Capsule | Cervix Tunnels | Chaos Emeralds | Character battles | Container | Conveyor Belt | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Dummy Rings | Egg Fleet | Emblem | Flipper | Fly Type | Formation Change Gate | Gallery | Giant Frogs | Glowing Mushrooms | Goal Ring | Grind Rail | Haunted Towers | Hint | Item Box ( Barrier, Fly Charge, High Speed, Invincible, Rings, Power Core, Team Blast Ring, 1 UP) | Kao | Palm Plants | Power Type | Pulley | Puzzle Game | Ranks | Ramp | Rings | Shuttle Loop | Slot Machine | Spear | Speed Type | Special Stage Key | Sphere | Spiderlight | Super Hard Mode | Super Shield | Switch | Team Blast Gauge | Team Chaotix Missions | Teleport Balls
*Stage is also playable in 2P Battle mode.