When using the Propeller Hammer, Amy jumps into and pulls out her Piko Piko Hammer. She then begins swirling around with her Piko Piko Hammer in a manner similar to a Helicopter rotor, which allows her to hover over gabs and bottomless pits. This flight ability only last for a few seconds however, before it no longer can be sustained and Amy will drop down. This is done in gameplay by holding down the A/X button in mid-jump. When using the Propeller Hammer, Amy leaves a trail of pink hearts.
The traveling distance of the Propeller Hammer can be increased however, by performing a sequence of moves; first use the Propeller Hammer, then use the Tornado Jump before running out of flight, then resume the use of the Propeller Hammer again, etc.
In Sonic Generations, Amy appears to have perfected this move and can use it to fly through the air and change her height at will.
- The Propeller Hammer serves as a substitute for the Triangle Jump, which Amy is unable to perform.