Levitate (レビテート Rebitēto?) is a move in the Sonic the Hedgehog series that is used primarily by Silver the Hedgehog. When using this technique, Silver uses his Psychokinesis to fly through the air.
Levitation is one of the most basic uses of Silver's psychokinetic powers. When using Levitate, Silver uses his psychokinesis to move his own body through midair, granting him flight. When in flight, Silver can move himself at extreme speeds, nearing those that Sonic the Hedgehog can run at, and give himself a general advantage in a fitting situation.
The drawback of Levitate is that its performance is tied to Silver's own stamina and concentration. If he should start to wear out from overuse of his psychokinesis or lose concentration, it would cause Levitate to end and Silver to fall down.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Levitate can be used by pressing the jump button while Silver is already in mid-air. Silver will activate Psychokinesis and remain aloft for a short time. Silver will drop to the ground when his Action Gauge reaches zero, and can also move around in mid-air while Levitating to reach otherwise inaccessible locations. Silver can likewise Levitate on objects while he is standing on them by pressing the / button. While levitating, the player cannot use Psychokinesis, and any objects lifted by this move will be left behind.
Silver is first seen using Levitate in the first cutscene of his story in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) while investigating the Flames of Disaster and later on, levitating at top speed to find Iblis. He is shown being able to use it without limit.
Sonic Rivals series
Mario & Sonic series
In the Mario & Sonic series, Levitate give Silver a boost in speed for a few seconds. While using it, Silver will float while giving off a cyan aura. To induce it, the player must press , but it can only be used once for every event.
Sonic and the Black Knight
Sir Galahad can also use the ability in Sonic and the Black Knight. It is usable during gameplay, serving as his substitute for the Jump Dash. it can be used repeatedly. Galahad can be seen using it during his victory pose, after a Battle.
When fighting against Silver in Sonic Generations, he is levitating the entire time, which requires Sonic to use the Homing Attack on other levitating objects to reach him. The cyan aura is absent like in the Sonic Rivals series.