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Breaking the sound barrier! It's no shock that this boost electrocutes zaps nearby rivals as you charge ahead.

— Description, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

The EMP 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 EMP Boost's icon takes the form of a sphere of blue lightning that surrounds the user. In gameplay, this power-up becomes a blue aura of electricity that surrounds the user and leaves an energy trail in its wake.


In gameplay, the Electro Boost can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Baby Sonic.

Once obtained, the player can utilize the EMP Boost by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the EMP Boost will increase the speed of the user for a short amount of time. The duration of the EMP Boost is shown by the decreasing gauge on top of this power-up's icon on the bottom of the HUD whenever the EMP Boost is in effect. In addition, any rival character who approaches the user from adjacent lanes while the EMP Boost is in effect will be stunned, causing them to lose Rings and stop moving for a moment.

The Electro Boost can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 5 and 11 respectively. For each upgrade, the EMP Boost will last longer.

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