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Fly Type (, also known as フライタイプ  Furai taipu ) ? Flight Type, is a character type used in the  and is represented by the color yellow. It was introduced along with the Sonic the Hedgehog series Speed Type and Power Type in . As its name implies, Fly Type characters have the ability to fly, often jump farther or levitate.
The Fly Type was introduced in
Sonic Heroes. Fly Type characters have the unique ability to fly for a period of time, allowing them to carry the entire team over bottomless pits or to higher areas. Another one of their main abilities is the Thunder Shoot, an ability that can stun and once leveled up, destroy enemies from a distance or in mid-air and can also fill the Team Blast Gauge (though, at a very small rate).
Battle mode and boss battles against other teams, Fly Types have an advantage over Power Types, but are weak against Speed Types.
Sonic Advance 3
The Fly Type returns in
. Fly Type teams focus on aerial abilities such as flying and slow descent. Fly Type teams are the most useful for reaching high places. Fly Type teams are any combination that doesn't include Sonic Advance 3 Sonic or Knuckles.
Fly Type teams
Sonic Riders series
, Fly Type characters can use Sonic Riders Accelerators that enable them to Air Ride, allowing the characters to pass over segments of the course and reach new areas while earning Air in the process. Certain Extreme Gears, such as the the Magic Carpet allow the user to fly regardless of their ability type. In , although Fly Type characters can use any ability, their exclusive Gears are Boards which had a Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Gear Part enabling the use of Air Ride or can already use Air Ride (in the case of SCR-HD). In , Fly Type characters can race with any ability type. Regardless, all Fly Type characters tend to have excellent acceleration and curving capabilities with just average rating on top speed and durability.
Sonic Free Riders
, Fly Type characters can float whilst in mid-air. While all levels in the game can be played with any character, Sonic Runners Sky Road is better suited for Fly Types. Buddies, companions that the player can equip to characters, also have different ability types. Pairing Fly Type characters with Fly Type Buddies will enhance the effects of those Buddies.
List of Fly Type characters
Non-Sonic Fly Types
Fly Type Buddies
Silver is the only hedgehog who is a Flight type.
The Flight type has the least amount of members.
The Flight Type is the only character type that does not appear in the or Mario & Sonic series , being replaced with Team Sonic Racing Skill Type and Technique-Type respectively.
Most of the Flight Type characters are the smartest in their teams.
Rouge is the only Fly Type to be the leader of a team.
She is also the only Fly Type in Sonic Heroes that doesn't float over the ground when running at high speed.
Team Jubilee is the only named team in Sonic Advance 3 to be a Fly Type team and is also the only one not to be a Speed Type team.
Most Fly Type characters are the youngest members of their teams.
( Sonic Heroes PlayStation 2) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 6. ↑ Sonic Riders (GameCube) United States instruction manual, pg. 21.
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