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Reverse opponents' controls as you boost past them.

— Description, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

The Confusion Boost, formerly known as the Illusion Boost, is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Boost Item used primarily to increase the user's speed.


The Confusion Boost's icon takes the form of a purple and blue-colored, cone-shaped aura with dark gray smoke around its aura trail. In gameplay, this power-up becomes an aura matching or otherwise fitting the user's color scheme (such as light blue for Silver and purple for Espio) while leaving a white color trail in the user's slipstream.


In gameplay, the Confusion Boost can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Espio, Silver, Lantern Silver and Rouge.

Once obtained, the player can utilize the Confusion Boost by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the Confusion Boost will increase the speed of the user for a short amount of time. The duration of the Confusion Boost is shown by the decreasing gauge on top of this power-up's icon on the bottom of the HUD whenever the Confusion Boost is in effect. In addition, any rival character who makes contact with the user while the Confusion Boost is in effect will have their controls flipped, and will also have their Item slots on the bottom of the HUD disappear for a short time. However, the player can still use the power-ups stored in them by tapping on the place the slots are located.

The Confusion Boost can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 2, 8 and 14 respectively. For each upgrade, the Confusion Boost will last longer.


  • Back when the Confusion Boost was known as the "Illusion Boost", it used a red aura and left behind the same red energy cubes used by Infinite in Sonic Forces, possibly as a reference to the nature of Infinite's power.



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