Wall jump

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Fox wall jumping in Melee.
Fox wall jumping in Brawl.

The wall jump is a technique available to some characters starting from Super Smash Bros. Melee: it consists in the character momentarily clinging to the wall, then turning away, and finally jumping back. It is performed by touching a wall and then pressing the control stick or d-pad in the direction opposite the wall. In Brawl, it can also be performed by pressing the jump button when touching a wall. A wall jumping character experiences a short period of invincibility at the moment they kicks off the wall. One cannot wall jump forever, as the height gained from each successive wall jump decreases until they actually lose height.

Additionally, all characters can perform a wall jump directly after wall teching. This technique is often used by players recovering against an edge-guarder.

Characters who can wall jump[edit]

Character SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png
Bayonetta BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png*
Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png CaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png
Cloud CloudHeadSSB4-U.png
Diddy Kong DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png* DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png*
Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadSSB4-U.png
Duck Hunt DuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png
Falco FalcoHeadSSBM.png FalcoHeadSSBB.png FalcoHeadSSB4-U.png
Fox FoxHeadSSBM.png FoxHeadSSBB.png FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
Greninja GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png*
Little Mac LittleMacHeadSSB4-U.png
Lucario LucarioHeadSSBB.png* LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png*
Mario MarioHeadSSBM.png MarioHeadSSBB.png MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
Mega Man MegaManHeadSSB4-U.png
Mewtwo MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png
Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png
Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png
Pichu PichuHeadSSBM.png
Pikachu PikachuHeadSSBB.png PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png
Samus SamusHeadSSBM.png SamusHeadSSBB.png SamusHeadSSB4-U.png
Sheik SheikHeadSSBM.png SheikHeadSSBB.png* SheikHeadSSB4-U.png*
Sonic SonicHeadSSBB.png SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
Squirtle SquirtleHeadSSBB.png*
Toon Link ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png
Villager VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png
Wii Fit Trainer WiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png
Wolf WolfHeadSSBB.png
Young Link YoungLinkHeadSSBM.png
Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png

*: These characters can also wall cling.

Origin[edit]

The wall jump is a common ability in platforming games. Several of the characters who have wall jumps here have had them in games of their own. Mario, Luigi, Samus, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-Man have performed wall jumps in their own series: Mario in Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Super Mario 3D World; Samus in all games except Metroid, Metroid II, and Metroid Prime; Sonic in Sonic the Fighters (also known as Sonic Championship), Sonic Heroes (in the latter Sonic could do a horizontal wall jump known as the Triangle Jump), Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations; Mega Man in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters and Marvel vs. Capcom; and Pac-Man in Pac-Man World 3.

There is some debate as to whether or not Super Mario Bros. is the first instance of wall-jumping in Nintendo games, as in that game the technique was a glitch (which may have become noteworthy enough to be included as a real mechanic later on). Some characters unable to wall jump in the Smash Bros. series have been able to wall jump in their own games, including Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. (but not in Super Mario 64 DS, in which it was a power unique to Mario) along with Donkey Kong and Kirby (the latter with the ninja ability in Kirby Super Star, though it functioned more like a wall cling).

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