The Trap Shot takes the form of a hockey puck leaving a lue blue trail, both as an icon and on the tracks.
In gameplay, the Trap Shot can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Ice Slicer Jet. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Trap Shot if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned user.
Once obtained, the player can utilize the Trap Shot by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the user fires the Trap Shot's hokey puck down the lane it was deployed on in front of the user. As it moves forward, the Trap Shot will pass through any obstacle. After traveling down its lane for about one second though, the hokey puck will stop up and assume a stationary position. If a rival character touches this hockey puck, they will lose Rings and be frozen. If the hockey puck manages to hit a rival character when it travels down the lane before stopping, they will be lose Rings frozen at that point as well. To avoid the Trap Shot, the playable character has to either step out of its lane or jump over it.
The Trap Shot can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 6 and 12 respectively. For each upgrade, the player will increase the amount of Rings lost when colliding with the Trap Shot.