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Gun Drive (ガンドライブ Gan Doraibu?) is a move used by Sonic the Hedgehog that, when activated, causes Sonic to throw a special gem, and then fly to its landing point. It has only appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) as one of Sonic's Custom Actions. It can only be used after Sonic obtains the Sky Gem.


In order to use the Gun Drive, Sonic has to possess the Sky Gem Level Up Item. Once obtained, the player has to select the Sky Gem with the directional pad and activate it by pressing Xbox-Button-RT.png/R1ps3.png.

When using this move, Sonic pulls out a cyan gem (similar in appearance to a Sol Emerald) and throws it a fair distance. Once this gem lands on the ground or any surface, Sonic will immediately be "teleported" to the gem's location by being pulled through the air at great speed, before landing safely on the location. The player can throw the gem longer distances by holding down Xbox-Button-RT.png/R1ps3.png to "charge up" the throw and can aim with the left Control Stick.

However, the Gun Drive has its limits. If the gem is thrown too far, Sonic will be unable to follow it or the reaction time will be delayed. Also, if Sonic runs into an obstacle he cannot pass through while flying through the air, the move will fail and he will fall to the ground.


Silver throws Sonic in to space LOL -Sonic 06

A video demonstrating the "space" glitch.

As the development and publication of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) was rushed, the Gun Drive's use is a bit flawed in comparison to the gameplay. For instance, the player can risk launching Sonic "outside" of the stage's area or boundaries, resulting in several game glitches. One of these is that if one were to try to break out of the barriers in the VS. Silver battle, and got caught by Silver's attack while in the air, Sonic would fly upwards and into "space."

See also

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