Wall Jumping is an option available to some characters that’ll help a huge amount with your recovery options. Here’s our concise guide.
It isn’t a super complicated technique, but it’s one more people could stand to make use of.
How do I Wall Jump in Smash Ultimate?
Wall jumping is pretty simple. When you’re against a walled surface, simply press the left stick away from it. Your character will bounce off it. This is easier to pull off on some stages, such as the below example of Kalos Pokemon League, but you’re also able to pull the move off on more slanted walls like Battlefield.
Why should I Wall Jump?
Wall jumping gives you a whole host of extra movement options when you’re recovering onto the stage. For one, you get an extra bit of vertical height, lifesaving if you’ve already burned your double jump, and you can take action immediately afterwards.
A great example of wall jumping used in competitive matchups is when combined with B-reversing. Mario can wall jump into a B-reverse fireball to return to stage more safely and quickly than simply grabbing ledge, as you can see below.
Some characters can even cling onto the wall for a period of time. This can be pulled off by holding the control stick in the direction of the wall whilst you’re next to it. Here’s a handy example from our pal Diddy Kong.
Which characters can wall jump in Smash Ultimate?
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you’ll need to know if your main has the ability to wall jump, lest you fall to your untimely doom attempting it. Here’s a list of all the characters who can wall jump, with the * denoting characters who can also wall cling.
- Captain Falcon
- Dark Samus
- Diddy Kong*
- Dr. Mario
- Duck Hunt
- Little Mac
- Mega Man
- Mii Brawler
- Mii Gunner
- Toon Link
- Wii Fit Trainer
- Young Link
- Zero Suit Samus
That’s all for wall jumping! If you’re confused about the likes of B-reversing, we’ve got a guide for that too, and be sure to check out our tips on Directional Influence, or DI. It’s essential to understanding Smash Ultimate more.