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Wall Jump
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Sonic utilizing the Wall Jump in Sonic Unleashed.
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First appearance

Knuckles' Chaotix


A jump between closely placed walls to reach higher routes.

The Wall Jump (三角飛び Sankakutobi?, lit. "Triangle Jump"), also known as Wall Kick, is a move used by Mighty the Armadillo, Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow the Hedgehog. It was first introduced in Knuckles' Chaotix, but appeared again much later in Sonic Unleashed, where it became one of Sonic's standard moves. The move focuses on the user jumping between walls, to reach higher levels.


This move is similar to the Triangle Jump, except the user can move vertically rather than just horizontally along walls, thus allowing the user to ascend the walls by springing between them and reach higher routes in a stage.

When in an area that allows Wall Jump, the user can jump onto the nearby wall and hang onto it, but will slide down the wall they hang onto until they reach the bottom if they hang onto it for too long. When there are two facing walls in close proximity to each other, the user can jump off the wall they hang on to, and over to the opposite wall while going higher up, then set off again with a new jump etc., thereby scaling the narrow space until they reach the top.

Game appearances

Knuckles' Chaotix

The Wall Jump first appeared in Knuckles' Chaotix and was only usable by Mighty the Armadillo. Once Mighty jumps against a wall, press Genesis C Button to grab onto the wall and scale it by pressing Up at the D-pad and Genesis C Button to jump.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

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Shadow's Wall Jump in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), the Wall Jump appeared as a game mechanic automatically triggered in certain Action Stages for Sonic and Shadow. In this game, it is a method for the player to travel between sections in the Action Stage by jumping between multiple vertical surfaces in succession, rather than scaling parallel walls.

When the Wall Jump is triggered, the player is sent into a vertical surface that the playable character sticks to. The player must then press the jump button to jump to the next surface, but if the player does not press in time, the character will fall into a bottomless pit.

Sonic Unleashed

The Wall Jump appeared in Sonic Unleashed as one of the moves used by Sonic the Hedgehog. In order for Sonic to use the Wall Jump in the PS3/Xbox 360 version of this game, he must have obtained the Level Up Item called the Wall Jump Shoes. When finding an area where Wall Jump is required (which is usually marked by the position of the Rings) Sonic will instantly grab onto the wall, and can scale the walls with jumps by pressing XboxA/X on the PS3/PS2/Xbox 360 version and WiiB on the Wii version.

Sonic Colors

The Wall Jump made a reappearance in Sonic Colors as one of Sonic's standard moves. The move's mechanics and controls are identical to those presented in the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed though he can only perform it in the 2D side-scrolling sections of stages.

Sonic Generations

The Wall Jump returned again in Sonic Generations, as one of Modern Sonic's standard moves. In this game, the areas where Wall Jump is possible is marked with red and black plates, with arrows that covers the walls. However in some cases the player can use the Wall Jump on some walls even if it has not any red and black plates. If Modern Sonic is equipped with the Skill called "Direct Jump", Modern Sonic will perform the Wall Jump much faster. The mechanics and controls are identical to Sonic Unleashed.

Sonic Lost World

The Wall Jump reappears in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World, where it functions much like it previous games. However, the player can only use this technique while in the 2D-side-scrolling zones.



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