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Quick Step
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Sonic using Quick Step in Sonic Generations.
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First appearance

Sonic Unleashed

Other appearances

A swift step to the left or right.

The Quick Step (クイックステップ Kuikkusuteppu?) is one of the signature moves of Sonic the Hedgehog which was first introduced in Sonic Unleashed. When using this technique, Sonic moves swiftly to the sides.


Fitting with its name, the Quick Step allows Sonic to make a swift strafing movement to the left or right when running at high speeds in 3D sections. If it is used while standing still, Sonic will simply perform a dodge roll to the left or use. In gameplay, the Quick Step is primarily used to avoid incoming obstacles, such as spikes or walls, that will impede Sonic's movements. It can also be used to make precise movements into narrow pathways or to move to another runway in order to avoid falling into a bottomless pit. It's speed can be increased when the Sonic Boost is used.

Games appearance

Sonic Unleashed

In Sonic Unleashed, it is a regular move in the game that can be used everywhere as it is very useful to evade being hit by Egg Chasers lasers and many other enemies. It's speed can be increased by the Sonic Boost. To use it in the Xbox 360 version the player has to press the RB/LB on the controller, L1/R1 on the PS3/PS2 controller and holding the B button and moving the control stick left or right in the Wii mote.

Sonic Colors

In Sonic Colors, it can only be used in specific areas in the stages like when encountering Moto Bugs and Egg Chasers. When a Quick Step area is encountered, a Control Stick icon will appear on the upper side of the screen that shows Sonic where direction he must move to. To use it, the player has to move the control stick when encountering the Quick Step areas. It can be used with the Sonic Boost and in Super Sonic form. It can also be used destroy enemies.

Sonic Generations

In Sonic Generations, it returned it's basic mechanism from Sonic Unleashed allowing the player to use it anywhere in the 3D sections. To use it in gameplay, the player must press RB/Lb Xbox 360 controller and L1/R1 on the PS3 controller.


  • This style of move has become very popular with mobile games like Temple Run, Subway Surfers and Agent Dash. In 2013, Sega released its own take on these quick step focused games with Sonic Dash.
  • In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, a move similar to the Quick Step can be performed with any of the playable characters while racing through the Speed Sections of a level.


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