Techniques: Missile Jump
Description: Used to gain a small amount of additional height and/or distance while not in morph ball form. Activate your missiles, and aim at the floor and press fire, then press jump just slightly after. The height gained is limited to the distance you are propelled off the floor by the missile, and you take some damage while doing this. Fire while moving to gain some extra distance on your jump as well- This technique can be used to save time when climbing platforms or crossing difficult gaps.
You can gan a bit more height and/or distance by charging up a missile first, but this will require an extra shot to begin the charge-up sequence (Aim away from face). A charged Missile Jump can be applied in much the same way as Space Jumps in Metroid Prime.
Techniques derived from this technique include Missile Pushing.