The Fire Claw (ファイアクロー Faiakurō?) is an attack used by Blaze the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). It is Blaze's equivalent of the Homing Attack. When using this move, Blaze locks onto her opponents and attacks them with a quick strike.
Much like the Homing Attack, when performing the Fire Claw, Blaze launches herself forward with a small burst of flames and homes in on a nearby enemy to attack. However, instead of going into a mid-air Spin Attack like the Homing Attack, Blaze horizontally spins her body, sticking her right arm out in front of her to strike the foe.
The gameplay mechanics behind the Fire Claw technique are very similar to those of the Homing Attack. Once Blaze bounces off her enemy from the attack, the Fire Claw can also be used to attack several enemies in a chain with a similar strike. In addition, the Fire Claw can also be used to target other things such as Item boxes.
To perform the Fire Claw in gameplay, the player must press / while Blaze is standing on the ground. To chain the Fire Claw, the player has to press / again just after Blaze bounces off of her enemy. If the player taps the action button twice without having any target present, Blaze will still perform the Fire Claw, but will be hurled through the air until she falls back on the ground, much like the Jump Dash. The player, however, has full control over Blaze's movements while she is moving through the air at this point.