From Sonic Retro
The Magic Gloves is an upgrade available to Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Adventure 2. It allows the hedgehog to use the Magic Hands attack, which captures and shrinks the nearest enemy, encasing them in a small sphere to be thrown at other enemies. This attack is a reference to the development of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, an earlier idea for which would have starred a rabbit who used his ears to throw items at enemies.
Sonic Adventure 2
- Purpose: Allows Sonic to use Magic Hands, enabling him to turn any enemy into a ball which he can then throw at another enemy. This move must be selected by pressing the button followed by the button.
- Location: City Escape. After the shuttle loop, go up the stairs with the rail in the middle. Implanted in the ground are steel containers. Use Bounce Attack to break through where the Magic Gloves are.
- Requirements: None, but in order to get this with any semblance of consistency you'll want the Flame Ring and Bounce Bracelet already collected.
- Required For: Nothing--it's purely a novelty item to make Sonic's life easier when dealing with enemies.