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This move exists primarily or exclusively within the IDW Publishing continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

The Spin Attack is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a technique utilized by several individuals where the user attacks as a concussive ball. It also serves as the basis of several other attacks.


When performing the Spin Attack, the user curls their body up into a tight concussive ball or cutting disk before bashing their targets with their bodies headfirst. When used at a very high speed, the user is able to smash or shred through almost any substance.[1]

When using the Spin Attack, the user usually leaves a colored trail in their wake. Some users also have their features fluttering behind their curled form when using the Spin Attack, like Tails and his twin-tails.[1]


Axel Jump

Main article: Axel Jump (IDW)

The Axel Jump is a signature technique of Blaze the Cat that turns her into a burning tornado to attack opponents. Any enemy Blaze makes contact with during this jump takes damage and can sometimes cause her to bounce off them if the angle is correct.

Croquette Bomber

Main article: Croquette Bomber

The Croquette Bomber is a combination move exclusive to Sonic and Amy Rose. When performing this move, Sonic performs a Spin Dash, and Amy swings and hits Sonic with her Piko Piko Hammer, sending him flying with a strong force.

Homing Attack

Main article: Homing Attack (IDW)

The Homing Attack is a midair version of the Spin Attack. When performing this move, the user uses the Spin Attack as they launch themselves through midair to attack opponents head-first, often in chains.

Rolling Combo

Main article: Rolling Combo (IDW)

The Rolling Combo is a combination move exclusive to Sonic and Tails. When performing this move, Sonic and Tails join two Spin Attacks together to form a larger and more powerful version of the Spin Attack.

Spin Dash

Main article: Spin Dash (IDW)

The Spin Dash is a variant of the Spin Attack where the user charges up their speed and blasts off at a target. It can be used for both battling opponents and simply travelling around at high speeds.

Stink Bomber

Main article: Stink Bomber

The Stink Bomber is Rough's personal take on the Spin Attack. When performing this move, he launches into a Spin Attack while releasing a powerful stench to disorientate and immobilize his opponent(s).


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #1, "Fallout, Part 1"

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