Drill Drive

From Sonic Retro

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Drill Drive
First seen: Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)
Users: Rouge the Bat, Chaos
Type: Movement, attack

The Drill DriveMedia:SA2B GC US manual.pdf[1] (ドリルドライブMedia:SonicAdventure2 DC JP manual.pdf[2]) is a move performed by Rouge the Bat. It is perfomed in mid-air to quickly dive downwards. To date, the only game to feature the move is Sonic Adventure 2 and its re-releases.


The Drill Drive is performed by pressing the Action button while in the middle of a jump or a glide. Rouge will immediately drop downward feet-first in a spiralling dive like a drill, taking out any enemies, Item Boxes or containers in her path and leaving afterimages in her wake. The move can also be cancelled, allowing Rouge to fall normally or continue gliding. If Rouge has acquired the Pick Nails, then she will be able to dig upon reaching the ground with this move, provided she lands on a diggable surface such as dirt. Like with Rouge's other offensive moves, the Drill Drive can be upgraded to break steel containers with the Iron Boots. Overall, the Drill Drive is a very versatile move that is useful for reaching lower ground quickly or to quickly dig in places.

Chaos can also perform the move in the 2P Battle mode, albeit diving with his fists rather than his feet. Knuckles' version of the move is the Drill Claw.