Spinning Claw (スピニングクロー,Supiningukurō?) is a technique used by Blaze the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). When using this move, Blaze spins along the ground whilst unleashing a ring of fire that damages anything it comes into contact with.
The Spinning Claw's appearance and performance is strikingly similar to the Flames of Kilekion and the Burst Dash, except it allows more free movements. To perform the Spinning Claw during gameplay, the player must hold down /and release it, activating the move. The player can then use the control stick to steer Blaze. Spinning Claw will automatically end after the move has been executed for more than a couple of seconds. However, it can be manually stopped if the player presses the /while performing it.
When using this move, Blaze spins around in a manner similar to a ballet spin cycle, where she balances on the lateral arch of her right foot while crossing her left leg over her right leg, slightly lifting her left foot and extending her arms away from her body. While spinning, Blaze remains in full control of her movements and can move in any direction on the ground at constant speed. At the same time, Blaze uses her pyrokinetic abilities to create a wide, rotating ring of flames around her torso that damages anything she touches.
While the Spinning Claw is a great method of quickly dealing with several enemies at once, the abrupt ending after performing the move for too long makes it dangerous to use when surrounded by large groups of enemies.