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The kick boost[note 1] is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a highly powerful kick delivered to a Movable Crate.


When using the kick boost, the user delivers a powerful, charged strike to a Movable Crate with both his legs, causing the crate to slide a small far distance along the ground at high speed. This is useful for quickly pushing a Movable Crate or taking out enemies caught in the Moveable Crate's path.

Game appearances

Sonic Colors

Sonic when charging the kick boost, from the Wii version of Sonic Colors.

This move first appeared in the Wii version of Sonic Colors, and later its remaster Sonic Colors: Ultimate, where it is used by Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Sonic, the Virtual Hedgehogs and the Mii (Wii version only). When using the kick boost, the user spins around in midair, similar to the Spin Attack, to build up momentum before striking the Movable Crate. To use the kick boost in gameplay, the player must press and hold down the following buttons and then release:

Wii Remote + Nunchunk Wii Remote Sideways Wii (Classic Controller) Wii (GameCube Controller) Xbox One PS4 Switch PC
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It should be noted that in these games, Super Sonic cannot use the move. Instead, the Movable Crate will move the instant he touches it.

Sonic Generations

Sonic using the kick boost, from the console/PC version of Sonic Generations.

In the console/PC version Sonic Generations, the kick boost is used exclusively by Modern Sonic and Modern Super Sonic. When using the kick boost, Sonic Boosts into, the Movable Crate, channeling his speed and kicking the crate to deliver the strike rather than charging it up on one spot. To use the kick boost in gameplay, the player has to press XboxX.png/PSSquareButton.png. This move is mostly used in the 2.5D sections of the levels as the Movable Crates are mostly only present in these areas, with the exception being the Endless Boost Challenge Act.




  1. In-game files of Sonic Generations: sn_box_kick_boost_l.anm.hkx

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