Quotation1.svg Skim past a teammate to give them a speed boost Quotation2.svg
— Hint box, Team Sonic Racing

The Skim Boost, also spelled as the Skimboost, is a move that appears in Team Sonic Racing. It is a technique that allow car racers to grant their teammates an extra boost of speed in mid-race.


The Skim Boost is a maneuver that certain racing cars can pull off. When performing the Skim Boost, a car racer's teammate drives up next to the car racer and skims past them. This will cause yellow rings to appear around the car racer which will then close in around them. Once the rings disappear, the car racer will receive a brief speed boost.

Team Sonic Racing manual description of the Skim Boost.

In gameplay, the Skim Boost can be triggered by the player in their teammates in order to give their teammates a brief boost of speed. This maneuver is usually needed when a member of the team has lost speed, for example after taking damage and being spun out, thus causing them to fall behind the other racers. It can also be performed when one team member moves faster than the other. In order to perform the Skim Boost, the player has to drive past one of their teammates while staying close enough to skim them. This will automatically cause the player's teammate to pull off the Skim Boost, thereby giving them acceleration up to a competitive speed. The greater the difference in speed between the two racers, the bigger the speed boost the player's teammate will receive. In addition, pulling off the Skim Boost will charge both the player's Ultimate Meter and their teammates'

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