Silver is a kind-hearted, positive and well-meaning individual, driven by a strong sense of justice to right the wrongs of the past to uphold peace, though he tends to be somewhat naive and immature. This personality trait that motivates him to help Sonic and the others against Utonium. He also believes in standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves. Silver will usually do whatever he can to help protect others. He's on good terms with Sonic and the Mario Bros and he seems to respect Shadow as a powerful rival and ally. When Silver is not focused on his current mission or does not have a task at hand however, he is very friendly and a good company to have around. He also seems to be somewhat cocky from time to time.
To aid him in his tasks to save the future, Silver makes use of his psychokinetic abilities, an ability from his time that is considered second-nature. Silver is a definite master of this skill, being able to lift, grab, bend, and move people and objects, both the sizes of cars and small bullets, with his psychokinesis, along with himself. Silver owns the ability to run at high speeds, being able to reach comparable speed to Sonic and Shadow on foot. Silver has been shown to possess incredible physical durability. Silver has as well proven himself to be very acrobatic and agile, being able to jump and move gracefully through midair, both with and without the aid of his psychokinesis. With a Chaos Emerald, Silver can use the basic Chaos abilities, like Chaos Control and such. Despite his immature attitude from time to time, Silver is a very powerful and profound fighter. When times call for it, however, Silver is capable of going on the offensive with hand-to-hand combat. Using the Chaos Emeralds just like Sonic and Shadow, Silver can initiate a Super transformation with the Chaos Emeralds allowing him to enter a Super State where he becomes Super Silver. In this form, Silver gains an increase in power of his psychokinetic abilities alongside automatic flight, invincibility(to a degree) and increased strength and speed.