Homing Attack
First Appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog #1

Statistics and Overview
  • Offense
  • Speed enhancement

The user curls into a ball and spins, typically headfirst.

Similar Moves and Variations 
The Homing Attack is a technique utilized by Sonic the Hedgehog. Utilizing the Spin Attack as its base, the user zeroes in on a target as a concussive ball.


As its name implies, the Homing Attack allows the user to home directly into a nearby enemy with a target-seeking midair Spin Attack. The attack's force from bouncing off either intact or destroyed targets can also be chained to attack several more targets.

Background Information

  • The Spin Attack was based on the technique of the same name in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was unnamed in the comic, but is considered tier 2 canon by this site's canon policy, as it does not contradict already established canon from tier 1.
  • The homing attack was introduced in the game Sonic Adventure, conceived as a means to more easily attack an enemy in a 3D environment (Sonic Adventure was the first major fully 3D Sonic the Hedgehog title). The attack has become a staple of modern Sonic the Hedgehog gameplay.


  1. IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 1