Fly Type

From Sonic Retro

The symbol for the Fly Type in Sonic Heroes.

The Fly Type (フライタイプ)Media:SonicHeroes PS2 JP manual.pdf[1] is a character classification first implemented in Sonic Heroes and then used in later games. The theme color for the Fly Type class is yellow in honor of the most notable member, Miles "Tails" Prower.


In Sonic Heroes, the assigned element for the Fly Type character is lightning. They can paralyze and destroy foes with Thunder Shoot. The most important purpose of a Fly Type character is to transport the other two teammates through the air. Fly Type characters cannot destroy enemies until they have at least two Power Cores. Because of this, they are considered to be the weakest member. These characters particular do great in stages like Power Plant and Lost Jungle, which consist of mainly flying enemies.

In Sonic Advance 3, a team is designated as a Fly Type team if neither Sonic nor Knuckles are present on the team. Such teams only involve possible combinations consisting of Tails, Amy or Cream.

Fly Type characters are the only characters that fly through the air using Dash Rings in Sonic Riders. Though, there are special Extreme Gear that allows characters from other types to fly. In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, flying is not dependent on the character but the Gear that is used. Air Riders and Yachts are the only Gear that are capable of flight.

In Sonic Free Riders, flying is dependent on both the equipped part, and the character's boarding stance. In story missions, Fly Type characters will have the Air Ride skill set as the primary part. For instance, Tails can use the Air Ride skill as long as he is in the regular stance. If he switches to "goofy", he will be unable to use the Air Ride skill and will instead use whatever secondary skill he has equipped.

In Sonic Runners, Fly Type characters could float while in mid-air. While all levels in the game could be played with any character, Sky Road was better suited for Fly Types. Some equippable Buddies were also designated with the Fly Type, and would have an enhanced effect when equipped by Fly Type characters.

Fly Type characters

This is a list of Fly Type characters:

Non-Sonic characters

  • NiGHTS (Sonic Riders and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity)

See also