Sonic the Hedgehog has been everybody’s favorite since 1991. This character has gained a lot of attention & affection over the years. Recently Sega published their new game, Sonic Frontier featuring this blue little speedster. And again questions were raised about the character’s swimming abilities. And what’s the reason Sonic cannot swim in the water and drowns if he’s not up to speed? Thankfully the developers & publishers finally revealed the truth behind it to put the mind of the players at ease. If you have also wondered the same question but were unaware of the truth, then don’t worry we’ll catch you up to speed.
The Truth Behind Why Sonic Can’t Swim
The reason why can’t sonic swim is that the Creator Yuji Naka had a misunderstanding about Real Hedgehog’s swimming abilities. He and his team had a misconception that hedgehogs in real life can’t swim. That isn’t true, because these creatures can swim in the water just fine and can also float with the help of their Quills. Yuji Naka was unaware of this fact until he visited a Hedgehog Shelter in Germany. Later on, he thought of breaking the silence and accepting the mistake publicly at Sega events & Social media.
🦔Yes, I did not know that. I first learned that hedgehogs could swim when I visited a hedgehog shelter in Germany. But Sonic can't swim because I thought it would be better for him to have something he is not good at as a character. #SonicTheHedeghog https://t.co/HGvOczOnHc
— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) August 26, 2022
However, the changes weren’t made in the game because Yuji Naka believes, it was good for the character to have some weaknesses. The audiences also took this in a good manner and didn’t criticize the creators for this huge mistake. On the other hand, the truth surely ruined many fan-made theories players have been making all this time. So it seems you’ll need to run over the water just like Flash does to get past a river in the games. But make sure the speed is quick enough or else the Sonic will simply drown.
That covers everything you needed to know about why Sonic can’t swim and what is the real reason behind it. If you have been playing the latest title lately, then don’t forget to check out Sonic Frontier guides for more tips & tricks. For more updates bookmark our page by pressing CTRL+D and keep visiting Gamer Tweak.