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The Ring Dash[1] is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a technique used by those in the Green Hover form that allows them to dash along a trail of Rings.


The Ring Dash is very similar to the Light Speed Dash, except it is much slower, can be used on even vertical trails of Rings and requires the Green Hover. When using it, the Green Hover automatically moves along a trail of Rings without interruption though midair while picking up the Rings, until it reaches the end of the trail.

In gameplay, the Ring Dash can be used on a trail of Rings of any length, though this also brings up the risk of using the Ring Dash on another nearby trail instead of the indented one. Should there be a break in the Ring trails, the Green Hover will stop when it reaches that break point. Also, while using the Ring Dash, the Green Hover's Wisp Gauge stops depleting and the player becomes invulnerable to all harm.

Games appearance

Sonic Colors

Green Hover using the Ring Dash in Sonic Colors

In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, and the remaster Sonic Colors: Ultimate, the player can use the Ring Dash in gameplay by pressing the following buttons while near a trail of Rings as the Green Hover:

Wii Remote + Nunchunk Wii Remote Sideways Wii (Classic Controller) Wii (GameCube Controller) Xbox One PS4 Switch PC
WiiB.png Button1.png b Button SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png

Sonic Lost World

In the Wii U version and PC version of Sonic Lost World, to use the Ring Dash in gameplay, the player must use the following triggers while near a trail of Rings as the Green Hover.

Wii U PC (keyboard) PC (Xbox 360 controller) PC (Xbox One controller)
Right Stick Right [Ctrl] LT Button LT Button




  1. Sonic Colors (Wii) United States instruction booklet, pg. 12.

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