Tails using Tail Swipe
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Attacks with tail by whipping it around
The Tail Swipe (シッポ攻撃 Shippo kōgeki?, Tail Attack), also known as the Tails Attack (シッポ回転攻撃 Shippo kaiten kōgeki?, lit. Tail Rotation Attack) or just Tail Attack, is one of the signature moves of Miles "Tails" Prower. It first appeared in Sonic Adventure, then in Sonic Adventure: Director's Cut and later in all three Sonic Advance titles. It is an attack Tails performs with his trademark twin tails. Tails can also use it in Sonic Adventure 2, but only in the Chao Garden. In Sonic Shuffle, the Tails Attack is Tails' standard Battle attack, but he does, however, perform it multiple times in a row instead of just once.
Fitting with its name, the Tail Swipe involves Tails performing a 360° spin, where he is lashing out with his twin tails to damage any enemies in front of him. This move is however not as safe as the Spin Attack, as the Tail Swipe only focuses on attacking the foes that are in front of Tails and thus leaves him more vulnerable from attackers from behind.
Super Tail Swipe
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Tails using the Super Tail Swipe
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Charge straight through enemies with a Tail Swipe and continue running
The Super Tail Swipe (スーパーシッポ攻撃 Sūpāshippo kōgeki?) is basically the Tail Swipe performed at high speeds. It has only appeared in Sonic Advance 2. In order for Tails to perform the Super Tail Swipe, he must perform a normal Tail Swipe while in Boost Mode, which can be reached by running at high speeds for a certain amount of time or by using Dash Panels. The speed created from the Boost Mode will then transform the Tail Swipe into the Super Tail Swipe.
When Tails uses the Super Tail Swipe, his twin tails will form a large, light blue wave as they are swung, which will increase his attack range. Foremost however, the Super Tail Swipe allows Tails to maintain the speed he is currently running at and remain in Boost Mode, unlike the normal Tail Swipe which makes Tails stop entirely. This allows him to literally charge through his enemies.
Rapid Tails Attack
The Tornado Attack is a far more powerful version of the normal Tail Swipe, where Tails swings his tails with extreme force. Tails can only use this move when having Knuckles as his partner in Sonic Advance 3.
Archie ComicsThe Tail Swipe has several appearances in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and comic spin-offs published by Archie Comics as one of Miles "Tails" Prower's standard attacks.
Because of his young age, Tails did not participate in many of the fights during the comics early run. Over time however, Tails began to participate more actively in fights and began using his unique trait, which was his two tails, to his advantage, thus developing his Tail Swipe move.
- This move is remarkably similar to what Mario can do when he obtains a Super Leaf, Tanooki Suit, or Cape Feather powerup. In the same method, Mario spins around and his tail or cape damages enemies.