techniques: dash jump
Pure distance technique, used to cross gaps slightly too large for a space jump.
Start by holding L and locking on to a target. When ready, hold left or right and press B, then hold R some time before Samus has fully taken off from the first jump. Keep L/R and the direction held until you land, using your second jump whenever to increase distance.
In some places, it's better (or necessary) to dash at an angle. This is done by holding up or down after the dash has started, causing you to slowly move forward or back while still going left or right at the same velocity. This is known as "bending" the dash.
- When bending a dash, you must wait until the first jump has started. After you press B, move the stick from left or right to up or down in a quarter circle motion.
- If it's necessary to bend a dash, there will be a note on that page stating whether to go forward or back, so don't worry about figuring it out yourself. Just keep in mind that the direction to bend a dash can change based on your starting position; it's important to match the video's position if you want the same result.
- Dashes work fine in water, but when you don't have gravity boost, an underwater dash is more effective than one.
- Rezbits and space pirates can increase distance if they happen to shoot you during a dash.