The Psycho Smash (サイコスマッシュ Saikosumasshu?) is an attack used by Silver the Hedgehog in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and one of his signature techniques. This technique utilizes Silver's basic psychokinetic powers to push away objects or stun enemies.
When using the Psycho Smash, Silver charges up psychic energies in his body. The longer he charges up these energies, the stronger the Psycho Smash will be. Once charged, Silver releases a strong shockwave of psychic energy with a swing of his arm which can push objects far away or even paralyze foes caught in its wake.
To perform the Psycho Smash in gameplay, the player has to either press or hold down /. If an enemy is caught in the wake of the Psycho Smash, they will be paralyzed and unable to move or attack. This makes it possible for Silver to grab his opponent with his Psychokinesis and use them as a projectile against other enemies, or simply destroy them by grabbing them and then releasing them.
If Silver has already picked up objects with his Psychokinesis, he can use his Psycho Smash to hurl the said objects one-by-one as projectiles against enemies, causing damage. The distance and force the object are flung at can be increased the more Silver charges up the Psycho Smash before throwing the objects.
- In Sonic Generations, Silver is shown launching his Psychic Knife with the same pose as the Psycho Smash in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). The Psycho Smash also mentioned in the game's files.
- Silver first used Psycho Smash in his first cutscene of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), where he gathered up energy to disperse pillar of lava in his way when he was investigating Iblis.