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Not to be confused with the move Quick Step.

The Side Step[1] is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a parkour technique that lets the user hop left and right during a Wall Climb.


When performing a Side Step, the user quickly darts left or right across the surface of a wall.

In the Wii U version, Nintendo 3DS version and PC version of Sonic Lost World, the Side Step is used by Sonic and Super Sonic. In the Wii U version, it is also used by the Virtual Hedgehogs.

In gameplay, the move can be used by tilting the left analog stick (all versions) or Controlpadds.png (Nintendo 3DS version only) in the desired direction, then pressing WiiDSA.png/DSB.png to quickly hop across. After the Side Step is complete, the player comes to a stop, where they can either perform another Side Step or continue using the Wall Climb. Unlike the Wall Climb, the Side Step does not have a limit on how long it lasts during a single use.


  1. Sonic Lost World (Wii U) Australian instruction manual.

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