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 moves upward when setting off the walls rather than just horizontally along them. However, it can only be used in certain areas verified for its usage.

When beginning Wall Jump on a qualified wall in gameplay, the user will momentarily cling onto said wall momentarily, before beginning to slide off it after a moment. When there are two facing walls in close proximity, the player can use the Wall Jump to jump upward between the walls and climb to the top.

Game appearances

Knuckles' Chaotix

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Mighty performing the Wall Kick in 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 Controlpadds 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. If the player does not press in time, the character will fall into a bottomless pit.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl/Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Sonic also has this move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Sonic Unleashed

In Sonic Unleashed, the Wall Jump is a move only usable to Sonic the Hedgehog. To use the Wall Jump in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of the game, he must have obtained the Wall Jump Shoes. In this game, Wall Jump sections only appear in 2.5D areas and are marked by the position of Rings. To begin Wall Jumping, the player has to jump towards a suitable wall at reasonable speed and Sonic will cling to it. To kick off from the wall, the player has to use the following controls:

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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. The player can also jump between Containers as well.

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.

Sonic Forces

The Wall Jump returned in the Sonic Forces stage, Imperial Tower, as a move for the Avatar.



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