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This article is about Luigi's move in Super Mario 64 DS. For the spider-like enemy, see Scuttlebug. For Yoshi's move also known as "Scuttle" in the Super Mario 64 DS instruction manual, see Flutter Jump.
Luigi's Scuttle ability.
Luigi scuttling in Super Mario 64 DS
“You'll also be able to scuttle in Standard Mode by holding B.”
Toad, Super Mario 64 DS

Scuttling is a move mainly used by Luigi in several games in the Super Mario series. It is similar to Yoshi's Flutter Jump, except it does not propel Luigi up. Instead, scuttling slows Luigi's descent after he jumps. This allows him to reach greater horizontal distances and allows the player to easily control the landing. The animation for the technique is Luigi kicking his feet in the air, which is also similar to Mario or Luigi's fall under the influence of a Mini Mushroom.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 2 and its subsequent reissues, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance, Luigi jumps with a scuttle, unlike Mario, Toad, and Peach. This was a holdover from the original mechanics of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, from which Super Mario Bros. 2 was adapted.

Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]

In Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, Luigi jumps as he did in Super Mario Bros. 2, instead of sharing Mario's jump properties as in the original version.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

While Luigi always kicks his legs when he jumps (unless he is holding an item) in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, the gameplay effects of this move are available only when the yellow switch card is active; it is always on in World-e.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

In Super Mario 64 DS, the "scuttle" name is introduced, and the move is used with the same controls as Yoshi's Flutter Jump (done by holding B Button in midair). Scuttling can be used to reach the Mushroom Castle's roof before all 150 Power Stars are collected.

New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

In New Super Luigi U, the scuttle technique reappears, letting Luigi move horizontally at a higher altitude. In this game, Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, Nabbit, and Miis can also use this move. In the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe version of the game, Toadette can also use this move.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

In Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Luigi kicks his legs during the entire jump (reminiscent of the move's appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2), as opposed to doing so only as he descends; this reduces his speed both upwards and downwards, making both halves of his jump easier to control. When Peach is in her Cat form, she uses a similar animation to the scuttle when performing her Floating Jump.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

In Super Mario Maker, Weird Mario has a move similar to Luigi's scuttle, extending his air time a little longer; however, it is used only briefly after he jumps and not while he falls.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Luigi retains his scuttle to slow his descent in Super Mario Run.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the Floating High Jump badge can be equipped by any playable character. It increases a player character's jump height, in addition to giving them a scuttle that allows them to slow their vertical descent after jumping, which looks identical to and functions just like Luigi's scuttle in other games. Like in New Super Luigi U (and the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe version of New Super Luigi U), Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, Nabbit, and Toadette can all use the scuttle with this badge equipped. Notably, this badge also allows Mario, the Yoshis (Yoshi, Light-Blue Yoshi, Yellow Yoshi, and Red Yoshi), Peach, and Daisy to use the scuttle, with the Yoshis even being able to use both the scuttle and the Flutter Jump simultaneously.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Screenshot of Mario and Luigi (who is Scuttling), from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Luigi and Mario jumping in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi performs his scuttle technique whenever he jumps, as opposed to his jumps in previous games in the Super Smash Bros. series, where they were similar to Mario's.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ばたばたジャンプ
Batabata Janpu

French Fuite[1]
Italian Balzo con corsa[2]
Salto prolungato (Super Mario Bros. Wonder)
Running hop
Prolonged jump



  1. ^ Super Mario 64 DS Instruction booklet, French side page 58.
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 DS European manual, pag. 96