Sonic Frontier: How To Parry [Complete Guide]

Learn all you need to know about parry and dodging in Sonic Frontiers

Parry was added to Sonic Frontiers, which was interesting to see since the previous games did not have Parry in them. Now you might be wondering how to parry and what it does in Sonic Frontiers. We are here to tell you all you need to know about how to parry in Sonic Frontiers.


Key Takeaways

  • Sonic Frontiers has added Parry into the game, which wasn’t in older games, so you need to learn how to use it. 
  • The parry in Sonic Frontiers is generous and forgiving, and you don’t need to time it. Just hold the buttons to parry and wait for an enemy to attack you, and you will parry.
  • The buttons for parry are the buttons to dodge left or right but just hold them together. 
  • You can also deal more damage when you attack after Parry and can also evade attacks by dodging.
  • Enemies aren’t forgiving and deal massive damage so avoid getting hit at all costs.

How To Parry In Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontier How To Parry
Parry Animation In Sonic Frontiers – [Image credit: eXputer]
The Parry mechanic in Sonic is quite generous and forgiving at the same time. You don’t have to do much or even time it properly; just by holding the button to parry, you can easily parry the enemy’s attack in Sonic Frontiers. They Buttons for each system might be different for Pc and Consoles, but they are pretty much the same for all console devices. 

For the console, all you have to do is press the two bumpers at the same time and just hold it until the enemy attacks you. As soon as the enemy attacks, you will parry. Now you are free to get in some free hits while the enemy gains its footing. Be careful not to let your guard down and over-commit, as the enemy won’t be so forgiving.

For the Playstation and Xbox Just Hold L1 and R1 together, Sonic will do a little animation with his hand up. When you see that Sonic has his hand up, just sit back and wait for the enemy to attack. For PC, you will have to press the Q and E key together, and you can parry the enemy. That’s how you Parry in Sonic Frontiers. 

Importance Of Parry

Significance Of Parry
Sonic Frontiers Importance Of Parry – [Image credit: eXputer]
Now a seasoned player in the action game genre would be quite similar to the parry mechanic. However, for those of you that do not know, Parry Mechanic is when you time your block parry attack perfectly. Right as the enemy attacks you, Parry, and that discombobulates the enemy. Now you can get in some free hits before the enemy retaliates and attacks you. 

Enemies in Sonic Frontiers are quite strong and deal a massive amount of damage if they hit you. You will need to avoid their attacks at all cost cause even 3 consecutive hits can kill you. You will run into battles where you have to fight multiple enemies, so be on your guard. 

Dodging In Sonic Frontiers  

Since Dodging is a big part of the game, there are other ways to avoid getting hit apart from the parry mechanic in Sonic Frontiers. But you can dodge attacks and get behind the enemy to deal heavy damage. You can use these together with the Parry in Sonic Frontiers, and they will be unstoppable. 

Evading Attacks

One type of dodge in Sonic Frontiers is going to be the Dodge Mechanic, where you can sidestep quickly to avoid getting hit. You can Dodge left or right even while you are airborne so it’s important you know how and when to use them. The enemies in Sonic Frontiers are locked onto you. You will have to time your dodge right as the enemy attacks to avoid it. 

The Buttons for dodging are L1 And R1 on the Console press, whichever you need according to the situation. L1 will allow you to dodge left, and R1 will allow you to dodge to the right. You can get hit at the location you end up in after you dodge. So keep that in mind when you choose which side you want to side-step to.

Cartwheel Dodge 

Dodging With Cartwheel Attack
Sonic Frontiers Cartwheel Dodge – [Image credit: eXputer]
Sonic can also engage in a cartwheel movement in Sonic Frontiers, which is accomplished by pressing either the left or right bumper while Sonic is still moving. Players can easily shift Sonic to the right or left by pressing the left or right bumpers while he is running.

This eliminates the need to move Sonic with the left controller stick manually. Cartwheel is a great attack in general; you can deal extra damage and are invulnerable while performing it. 

You can combine all of these dodges and Parries in Fights against groups of enemies and tough bosses. They give you an advantage in Sonic Frontiers and help you win more fights. Learning how to parry and dodge in Sonic Frontiers is important if you want to play as efficiently as possible and not lose a lot of fights. Some enemies are a little tough, but with these techniques, they will be a piece of cake for a skilled player like you. 

Final Words

Use these tips and techniques wisely and to the best of your abilities; you might need to practice a bit, but you should get enough practice by just playing the game normally. Sonic Frontiers is fun, and it is mind-blowing to see how far we have come. However, if you want a little taste of that nostalgia, you can play with the iconic Soap Shoes from Sonic Adventure 2. Check our How To Get Soap Shoes Code guides and play the game in the good old iconic look. 

Sonic Frontiers bring more epic Sonic adventure with many boss fights and battles against the enemies. The game also introduces a new defense mechanic into Sonic Frontiers, which comes in quite handy, considering that you can block attacks and deal more damage.

You are going to need some good attacks and combos you can use on enemies after you parry them. We have some of the best combos and dashes covered for you in our Sonic Frontiers Light Speed Dash: Definitive Guide; check it out. Sonic Frontiers is the latest game released by Sega, and it’s very immersive. You can grind it without getting bored. 

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