The Speed Type symbol from
Speed Type ( is a character type used in the スピードタイプ Supīdotaipu ) ? and is represented by the color blue. It was introduced along with the Sonic the Hedgehog series Power Type and Fly Type in . As its name implies, Speed Type characters are generally faster than those of other types.
The Speed Type was first introduced in
Sonic Heroes. Speed Type characters are the fastest in the team and have access to several abilities such as the Homing Attack, Rocket Accel and a Tornado Jump. Speed Types can access specific routes by performing several Homing Attacks against airborne enemies in succession and by using Tornado Jump to traverse Poles and activate propellers.
Battle mode and boss battles against other teams, Speed Types have an advantage over Fly Types, but are weak against Power Types.
Sonic Advance 3
The Speed Type returns in
. The Speed type can be gained by any creating any team involving Sonic. The Speed Type allows the player to enter Sonic Advance 3 Boost Mode at a certain speed for a certain amount of time, when running past a dash panel or using Tag Action (when Sonic is the partner character).
Speed Type teams
Unbreakable Bond (Sonic & Tails)
Fighting Buddies (Sonic & Knuckles)
Lovely Couple (Sonic & Amy)
Sonic & Cream
Sonic & Dr. Eggman
Sonic Riders series
, Speed Type characters are able to utilize grind rails for shortcuts and alternate paths that would be otherwise inaccessible. In Sonic Riders , although Speed Type characters can use any other ability type, their exclusive Gears are Boards with a Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Gear Part which enable the ability to grind on rails. In , Speed Type characters can use any ability. Regardless, all Speed Type characters have excellent top speed with average rating for all other capabilities (acceleration, power and curving).
Sonic Free Riders
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series
, the Speed Type is one of the four character types, alongside the Power, Skill and Mario & Sonic series All-Around Types. Speed characters are best suited for races and track events, as well as other speed-based events. Although unplayable, Jet the Hawk and Banza Bill appear as Speed Type rival characters.
, Speed Type characters are able to perform a Sonic Runners Triple Jump. While all levels in the game can be played with any character, Windy Hill is better suited for Speed Types. Buddies, companions that the player can equip to characters, also have different ability types. Pairing Speed Type characters with Speed Type Buddies will enhance the effects of said Buddy.
Team Sonic Racing
The Speed Type appears in
, alongside the Team Sonic Racing Power Type and the debuting Technique Type. Speed Type characters have the fastest top speed, well-balanced handling and a defensive "Radical Burst" ability. However, they have poor acceleration.
List of Speed Type characters
Non-Sonic Speed Types
Speed Type Buddies
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Maneuvers 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
Maneuvers 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)
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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 (
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Mid-Air Trick Actions Big Air ( Happy Spring, Hop Jump, Petit Step) | Long Wind Jump ( Humming Top, Sweet Roll, Window Jump) | Stop 'n' Slam ( Bound Attack, Spinning Hammer Attack, Propeller Descent, Hip Drop)
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles) Jon St. John (Announcer) | Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck (
Japanese voice actors
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Moves and techniques
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Jet ) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles, Storm) Bella Hudson ( | Wave, Babylon Computer) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Mike Pollock ( | Dr. Eggman) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Maddie Blaustein ( | E-10000G, E-10000R, Babylon Guardian) Liza Jacqueline ( | Omochao) Kaoru Morota ( | AiAi) Apollo Smile (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Daisuke Kishio ( | Jet) Chie Nakamura ( | Wave, Babylon Computer) Kenji Nomura ( | Storm, Babylon Guardian) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Kaoru Morota ( | AiAi) Apollo Smile (
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