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Tails scans a target to find weak points, leaving it vulnerable.

— Description, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood[1]

Scan (スキャン Sukyan?) is a POW move used by Miles "Tails" Prower in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. When performing this move, Tails scans an enemy for weak spots, making it vulnerable.


When performing Scan, Tails walks up to an opponent and starts putting something together in his hands as he actively scans his opponent to find any weak point. After having figured out the opponent's weak points, green ripples are shown above them and Tails returns to his team position.

In gameplay, when performing Scan, the player is able to inflict vulnerable on a single enemy on the opposing side of the battlefield. The higher the level of Scan is, the greater effect will the vulnerable status effect have on the opponents it inflicts

Real-Time Interaction

When performing Scan in gameplay, the player has to complete a series of real-time events by performing certain actions on the Touch Screen, in order to execute Scan optimally:

  1. The player has to touch the inside of a circle when the outer circle overlaps the inner circles.
  2. The player has to touch and stay inside the outer circle that appears when it overlaps the inner circle and follow it vertically across the middle of the screen, from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  3. The player has to touch the inside of a circle when the outer circle overlaps the inner circles.

Missing or not touching these circles correctly will result in Tails failing to perform Scan.


Level PP Cost Damage Effect
I 4 No damage Vulnerable 1
II 4 No damage Vulnerable 2
III 4 No damage Vulnerable 3


  1. Official in-game description.

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