Time Stop (タイムストップ Taimusutoppu?) is one of Sonic the Hedgehog's special attacks in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. When performing this technique, Sonic freezes his opponent in time temporarily. It is the equivalent of Shadow the Hedgehog's Chaos Control.


SA2 Time Stop

Sonic's pose when using the Time Stop.

When performing the Time Stop, Sonic raises his right fist and calls out the move's name while using some sort of mysterious power that briefly turns all colors negative. The colors on the opposing player's screen then turns negative too and a counter counting down from ten appears. This effect leaves the opponent completely immobilized, making it an ideal way for the user to gain the upper hand in a race. Time Stop lasts for ten seconds, which is indicated by the counter, though the opposing player can reduce the time by rapidly pressing any buttons.

Time Stop can only be performed in the games' two-player mode when playing as Sonic. To use it, the player must press DreamcastB/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO/Gamecube X Button on the ground after collecting sixty Rings. To use it again, the player has to collect another sixty Rings.

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