A vertical slam that causes a destructive shock-wave.
Stomp  (, also referred to as ストンピング Sutonpingu , lit. "Stomping") ? Stomping,    is a move in the  . It is a technique that involves the user performing a powerful stomp into the ground to destroy obstructions.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
An illustration of the Stomp in the
Xbox 360 version of . Sonic Unleashed
When performing Stomp, the user goes into midair, for then to slam directly downwards with one of their feet first, creating an aura field around them as they descend. Upon landing on the ground, the user releases a destructive shock-wave which damages the nearby surroundings. The color of one's aura and the Stomp's shockwave depends on the user:
Sonic's is blue, Shadow's is orange, the Avatar's is white, etc.
In gameplay, this move is useful for destroying enemies and obstacles below the user, breaking through weak surfaces and activating pressure pads or
Switches. This move can also help the player reach the ground quickly.
The shockwaves from Stomp in
(Wii/PlayStation 2) Sonic Unleashed
The Stomp first appeared in
as a part of Sonic Unleashed Sonic the Hedgehog's moveset, which can only be used in the daytime levels. On both versions of the game, the move is referred to as Stomping.    For Sonic to perform the Stomp in the  Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 version of the game, he has to possess the Stomping Shoes (In the Wii/ PlayStation 2 version, Sonic starts out with all of his abilities, including the Stomp).
The Stomp is especially effect against
Mole Cannons, who can hide underground from most attacks. However, Egg Fighter: Shields can block the Stomp once and those equipped with Springs can even deflect it entirely. On the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version, the Stomp is also essential when using giant Switches which must be stomped on repeatedly in order to be activated.
To perform the Stomp in gameplay, the player must press the following buttons during a jump:
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Sonic using Stomp in the
Wii version of . Sonic Colors
Wii and Nintendo DS version of , the move is referred to as the Sonic Colors Stomp for the first time.  On both versions of the game, the Stomp is one of  Sonic's standard moves. On the Wii version, the move is also used by Super Sonic, the Virtual Hedgehogs and the Mii.
Sonic Colors, the Stomp creates bigger shockwaves than in . As Sonic Unleashed Super Sonic, the Stomp can even destroy all kinds of Containers, except for Blue Blocks. Also, should the player Stomp underwater, the move can be cancelled by simply jumping. Also, in the Sonic Simulator, the Stomp is useful for taking out shielded Egg Pawns with just one hit.
To perform the Stomp in gameplay, the player must press one of the following buttons while airborne:
Wii Remote + Nunchunk
Wii Remote Sideways
Wii Classic Style
Hold Down on + /
Sonic using the Stomp in the tutorial of
, the move is referred to as the Sonic Unleashed Stomp once more. On both versions of the game, the Stomp is one of  Modern Sonic's standard maneuvers. On the console/ PC version of the game, Modern Super Sonic can use the move too. For Sonic to perform the Stomp in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, he has to possess the Stomping Shoes, which he gains after defeating Biolizard (In the console/PC version, Sonic starts out with all of his abilities, including the Stomp).
On the console/
PC version of the game, the shockwaves the Stomp produces are virtually non-existent. However, if Modern Sonic is equipped with the Power Stomp Skill, the range of the shockwaves from the Stomp are increased, thus allowing Modern Sonic to damage more enemies in the vicinity.
In the console/PC version, the main gimmick for the Stomp is the rising magma footholds in
Crisis City, which the player can stomp on to make them temporarily descend to traverse the Acts. On the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, the Stomp can be used on Springs and Spring Poles in order to gain extra high bounces.
In gameplay on the console/
PC version of the game, the player has to press / while Modern Sonic is airborne to perform the Stomp. Noticeably, the Stomp cancels Modern Sonic's momentum, so even if the player still holds / , Sonic will not perform a Slide which he did previously in . In gameplay on the Sonic Unleashed Nintendo 3DS version on the other hand, the player has to press down on /Circle Pad while Modern Sonic is airborne to perform the Stomp.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
The Stomp serves as one of Sonic's custom moves for the
Homing Attack in . When Sonic activates the attack, he jumps into the air and slams straight down with a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Spin Attack, which can meteor smash characters.
The Avatar using the Stomp in the
, the move is referred to as the Sonic Forces Stomp once more. In this game, the Stomp is a standard move used by  Sonic, Super Sonic and the Avatar. Shadow is also able to perform it in his " Episode Shadow" DLC. Here, although the Stomp's shockwave is wider than it was in , it adds nothing to the move's impact area. Therefore, the player should Stomp directly at the enemy in order to deal damage.
To perform the Stomp in gameplay, the player must press
/ / while in midair.
In Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS, Tails created the Stomping Shoes. He also mentions that the reason Sonic can stomp with them is because they are lighter than his normal shoes.
In Sonic Colors, the Blue Cube Color Power allows Sonic to launch himself to the ground similar to the Stomp. When he lands on the ground, nearby enemies will be destroyed.
In Sonic Colors, Sonic uses a different animation for the Stomp (where a blue light engulfs Sonic) than in Sonic Unleashed.
Super Sonic's Stomp color is blue in Sonic Colors, but in Sonic Generations his Stomp color is gold.
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