Psychokinesis (サイコキネシス Saikokineshisu?, also known as "Telekinesis") is an ability to move (-kinesis) matter with the mind (psycho-) without exerting physical forces on the objects. In Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, it is called "ESP".
Whenever in usage, the psychokinesis power surrounds the targeted object with a cyan aura coating.
Silver the Hedgehog uses this ability to manipulate physical objects: his main method of attack is to grab an object and hurl it at his targets at great distances with tremendous force. He can also project energy blasts that can either stun or deal damage to others and he can paralyze his targets by forming a bubble of pure psychokinetic energy around himself.
As for traveling means, he can manipulate himself by levitating in the air to fly at high speeds. In his original timeline, with lava everywhere, Silver could not run anywhere, so he used his psychic powers for his main mode of transportation. He can also teleport short distances.
In his Super State, Silver gains a new ability called the Shield of Light that allows him to create a shield of psychokinetic energy around himself and grab hold of any items around and throw them at his enemies.
In Sonic Generations, Silver could create a large blade of psychokinetic energy, called "Psychic Knife" by Omochao, that could be launched either horizontally or vertically which is similar to the waves the Egg Emperor makes while slashing. He can also grab a large amount of debris and smash it down at Sonic with instantly lethal effects.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics, the ability is known as "Telekinesis", and Silver usually extends his arm in order to remotely pick things up, and push or pull things, including living things. He tends to use this ability frequently, even once using it to throw Sonic against a building. He can also perform limited telepathy, but all he can do at the moment is give someone a headache and talk with another telepath inside his head, but the latter leaves him with a migraine. This particular skill can be enhanced while using specialized equipment though.
In this version, a cyan aura appears when Silver uses his psychic powers like in Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.
- Silver is the only character to date who can use this ability. However, Devil Doom shows a possibility of this ability, when he can levitate debris around his body or to hurl at Super Shadow. It is also possible Iblis is capable of using Psychokinesis, because he is able to hurl rocks at Silver in Iblis Phase 3.
- "Psychokinesis" is an umbrella term for any ability that involves using the mind to manipulate something.
- Silver seems to be extremely strong while using Psychokinesis, as he is able to lift a ball of rock nearly half the size of Iblis, and then throw it back at him. Another time he has been shown to be strong with Psychokinesis is in the boss fight against him on Sonic Generations when he hurls a boulder made of wreckage at Sonic.
- In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Silver calls his power 'psychokinesis'. In Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, he calls it his 'ESP' ability. It should be noted, however, that 'psychokinesis' is an umbrella term for any ability that involves using the mind to manipulate something, while ESP is the acronym for "extrasensory perception", such as seeing things as they happen miles away, or seeing the future or past which Silver has not being seen demonstrating such abilities.