Hovering is an ability introduced in Insect Invasion that allows a creature to temporarily fly. While doing so it is treated like a true flying creature in almost every way, meaning it will even be attacked by Anti-Air Towers. Any Hovering creature travels at 24 km/h and can fly up to 150 metres in-game, but cannot attack while in the air.
This ability requires at least one third of a full endurance bar to be used, but a creature can use more to cover longer distances. Hovering is also a triggered ability and will not be used by a creature unless ordered to by the player.
Hovering has a variety of uses, both for offensive and defensive purposes. Offensively, it can allow creatures to reach a destination more quickly and appear in unexpected places to mount an ambush. Defensively, a creature can use Hovering to make a fast escape from a battle, and slow creatures will be able to take advantage of Hovering's constant speed.
Animals with this abilityEdit
Ant Queen (Torso)
Bombardier Beetle (Torso)
Hercules Beetle (Torso)
A glitch is caused if an amphibious Hovering creature lands on water; it will appear to stand on the water's surface until it moves again.