Sonic using the Wall Run parkour move.

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— Manual, Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

Parkour[1] is a set of moves that appears in Sonic Lost World. They enable the user, mainly Sonic the Hedgehog, to traverse walls or ceilings by performing several different actions, including running, jumping, vaulting, swinging and spinning.

List of parkour moves

Name Description Image
Hang Allows the user to grab on to handles and vines on a ceiling and swing across. After reaching the ceiling by using Wall Climb in the HD version, the player can press Snnwiidsxbuttondisco.png/Snnwiidsybuttondisco.png to grab ahold and use the analog stick to move. The player can also hold WiiU-Button-ZR.png whilst moving to move faster.
Side Step Occurs only during a Wall Climb; when the player needs to move left or right as they climb a wall, they can tilt the left analog stick or Controlpadds.png in the desired direction, then press WiiDSA.png/DSB.png to quickly hop to either side.
Vault Allows the user to vault over approaching low walls while Dashing. In the HD version of Sonic Lost World, the player can Vault by holding WiiU-Button-ZR.png to Dash toward a low wall.
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Vault Dash Only occurs during a Vault; in the HD version of Sonic Lost World, the player can press WiiU-Button-ZR.png during a Vault to Vault Dash right after climbing the ledge.
Wall Climb Allows the user to run up almost any wall in Sonic Lost World. Typically, walls colored black and white cannot be climbed on. To use Wall Climb, the player has to hold WiiU-Button-ZR.png to Dash towards the specific wall without stopping.
Wall Jump Only occurs during a Wall Climb or Wall Run; when the player needs to leap off a wall while maintaining their momentum, they can tilt the left analog stick or Controlpadds.png in the direction opposite of the wall's surface and press WiiDSA.png/DSB.png.
Wall Run Allows the user to run perpendicular on walls for a limited time. To use Wall Run, the player has to hold WiiU-Button-ZR.png to Dash diagonally towards a wall.
Sonic using the Wall Run.
Wall Spin Dash Only occurs during a a Wall Climb or Wall Run; If the player needs a boost while running on a wall, they can press WiiU-Button-ZL.png (HD version) or Snnwiidsxbuttondisco.png/ButtonIcon-3DS-Y.png (Nintendo 3DS version) to go faster. While the technique can only be performed once during a Wall Climb, there is no limit to how many times the player can Wall Spin Dash during a Wall Run.


  • In real life, parkour is a sport that involves people performing tricks, usually in dangerous situations, (for example, performing a front-flip from one roof to the roof of a lower building, followed by a roll) all to keep one's speed and momentum.
  • If parkour is used to climb walls for an extensive amount of time in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World, the user begins to sweat.
  • According to an interview with Takashi Iizuka during Summer of Sonic 2013, parkour might possibly not be used in future Sonic games due to the moveset being specifically designed for Sonic Lost World.[2]


  1. Sonic Lost World (Wii U) Australian instruction manual.
  2. SWISS (9 August 2013). Summer of Sonic 2013: Takashi Iizuka Interview. The Sonic Stadium. Retrieved on 25 October 2020. “The parkour has been specifically designed for Lost World since it really suits our game as it stands now with its cylindrical stages and so forth. Moving forwards, we’re not really intended on keeping parkour but that’s not set in stone. We’re just not planning on it being in the future games right now.”

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