Energy Dash is a tech that allows the player to quickly dash forward. It has an 0.8 second cooldown and is activated by double tapping in the direction the player wants to dash towards.
While activated characters are trailed by a white and blue blur. Energy Dash is particularly useful for melee focused characters, having both defense and offensive advantages for traveling in and out of melee range.
Dashing in midair resets your vertical momentum, so it can be used to negate fall damage. If you jump high before you use Energy Dash, it will allow you to explore and travel the planet much quicker.
Another good technique is jumping, using Energy Dash, then using Pulse Jump. You maintain the momentum of Energy Dash for much longer this way, and can even use dash a second time if you have enough height.
Players will have this tech available to unlock at their ship's computer right away. It can be unlocked using a Tech Drive.