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Overload[1] (ファイナルバースト Fainaru Bāsuto?, lit. "Final Burst") is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a POW move used by Pir'Oth Ix's Super State, in which he invokes his chaos powers to project dark energy.


When performing Overload, Pir'Oth Ix's Super State floats up to his opponent where he will raise his hands and build power before releasing a blast of black energy (similar to the Chaos Blast) that will engulf him and his opponent. After the blast, Ix returns to his position.

When facing off against Ix's Super State as Super Sonic, he will always use Overload before the player can perform any moves of their own. It is Ix's only move, but it is incredibly powerful, capable of dealing up to 3599 points of damage.[1]

Real-Time Interaction

When Overload is performed in gameplay, the player has to complete a series of real-time events, by performing certain actions on the Touch Screen, in order to evade Overload optimally. If done correctly, the attack will be nullified:

  1. The player has to touch the inside of four circles in succession when the outer circles overlap the inner circles.
  2. The player has to tap an inner circle that appears eight times, before the outer circle overlaps the inner circle.
  3. The player has to touch the inside of three circles in succession when the outer circles overlap the inner circles.
  4. The player has to touch and stay inside the outer circle that appears when it overlaps the inner circle and follow it in a curve from the right side of the screen to the left.
  5. The player has to touch the inside of one circle when the outer circle overlap the inner circle.

Missing or not touching these circles correctly will increase the chances of the attack connecting.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Grossman, Howard; Taruc, Nelson (30 September 2008). "Data Appendix - Enemy Data Chart". Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. pp. 165. ISBN 978-0761559986. "Ix will start out with his Overload move that can do 3,599 damage!"

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