The Chao-nado takes the form of a swirling, multicolored tornado created by Cheese, Cream's Chao.
In gameplay, the Chao-nado can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Cream. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Chao-nado if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned user.
When used, it will place a swirling tornado some distance in front of a nearby opponent. Should an opponent run into it, they will be temporarily slowed down. In return, the player who deployed the Chao-nado will receive the opponent's lost speed, thus granting them a short burst of speed of their own. If the player is in first place when they use the Chao-nado, it will drop down directly behind them.