For the move in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric/Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, see Hover (Sonic Boom). Not to be confused with Green Hover.

Hover (ホバーリング Hobāringu?, lit. Hovering) is a move used by E-102 Gamma, Miles "Tails" Prower, Dr. Eggman, Shadow the Hedgehog, and E-123 Omega. The move allows the user to hover above the ground while slowly descending.


Hover was first used by Gamma in Sonic Adventure after obtaining the Jet Booster. When equipped, the player can hover by pressing and holding the jump button while in the air. The move was then used by Tails and Dr. Eggman in Sonic Adventure 2 after the player has collected the Booster and Jet Engine respectively. The ability also appeared in Shadow the Hedgehog, in which it was usable by the player when piloting the Jump Vehicle. It was later used by Omega in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) where it functioned in a similar manner, although it was performed using boosters built into Omega's back.

When performing the move, the character uses Jet Boosters to slow their descent. The move can be used to traverse large gaps and bottomless pits. The move can used multiple times as long the player is in the air, allowing the player to help regulate their descent if needed.


Burst Hover

Main article: Burst Hover

The Burst Hover is a move exclusive to Blaze the Cat. The move is performed in the same manner as the Hover; however, the Burst Hover can only be used for about five seconds each time the player is in the air, after which the player will fall helplessly.


  • In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), the Hover briefly holds the player in the same position before descent. Players can exploit this by repeatedly pressing the jump button to freely move around the level in the air without descending. This move can be used to break the game and explore new places.
  • In Sonic Adventure, all of the E-Series robots fought by Gamma (excluding E-105 Zeta) use a different version of Hover, in which they briefly fly as opposed to hovering.
  • In Sonic Heroes, when Team Dark perform their Triangle Dive, Omega appears to be using his hover abilities to assist with the glide.


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