Flutter Jump (known in Super Smash Bros. Melee as Hover) is an ability possessed by and used by various characters – most commonly Yoshi and others – that can be used not only to prolong descent after a jump but to keep a character airborne temporarily. It was originally used in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Flutter Jumps are used by pressing the "A" button subsequently to a jump. Yoshis doing this jump jump higher and farther.

Super Mario 64 DS

In Super Mario 64 DS, Luigi makes an attempt at performing this jump. His attempt is futile, and his "attempt" is referred to as a Scuttle in the Super Mario 64 DS manual.

Super Mario Sunshine

Flutter Jumps make an appearance in Super Mario Sunshine, usable after every jump in Yoshi's Triple Jump.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, it is used by Mario's partner Yoshi. This Yoshi can use a flutter jump by using the "Y" button while Mario is riding him. The ability is used to travel over larger chasms Mario cannot normally travel over.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, it is usable by both Mario and Luigi.

Mario Power Tennis

In Mario Power Tennis, Yoshi's Offensive Power shot is performing this and a tennis shot that is covered with rainbows.

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