High Jump Boots upgrade

The High Jump Boots upgrade.

The High Jump Boots (ハイジャンプブーツ Hai Janpu Būtsu?) (previously known as the Hi-Jump and Hi-Jump Boots) are an upgrade exclusive to the 2-D styled Metroid games. As indicated by the name, the Boots allow Samus Aran to jump much higher. In Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission, the Spring Ball is granted along with the boots.

Notably, it is often possible to completely skip the High Jump Boots in many of the games. In Metroid Fusion, Sequence Breaking was rarely possible and so the Boots were necessary.

Official dataEdit

Hi Jump Boots MII Artwork

Metroid II artwork.

Metroid manualEdit

Hi Jump Boots M"With these boots, Samus can jump one-and-a-half times higher than she normally can. Jumping high walls to get to new zones are no problem to her with these. Be sure to get ahold of them."

Official Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

"When you get these boots, Samus’ jumping power will increase one-and-a-half times. Even items which couldn’t be reached before because of their location can be obtained easily with these."

Metroid II: Return of Samus manualEdit

Hi Jump Boots M2"With these boots, Samus can jump more than twice as high as she normally can."
"This increases Samus' Jumping [sic] ability tremendously."

Super Metroid manualEdit

Hi Jump Boots SM"The Hi-Jump Boots allow Samus to reach higher places."

Super Metroid Players' GuideEdit

"Increases jumping distance.
Location: Norfair."

Metroid Fusion manualEdit

HighJumpBootsFusion "Increases jump ability. This also allows Samus to jump while in Morph Ball mode."

High Jump Boots M1

Metroid: Zero Mission manualEdit

Hi Jump Boots MZM"This upgrade gives Samus the ability to jump higher and also allows her to jump in Morph Ball mode."

Zero Mission Samus Screen dataEdit

"Increases maximum jump height. Adds Morph Ball jumping capability."

Metroid: Samus Returns Samus Screen dataEdit

"High Jump Boots greatly increase the height of your jump."


High Jump Boots Captain N

Captain N: The Game Master. In Metroid, Sweet Metroid, Duke throws a pair of these to Kevin Keene, who uses them to escape enemies closing in on him.

  • The High Jump Boots are one of three items not present in Metroid: Other M, the other two being the Spazer Beam and X-Ray Scope. Despite this, the Space Jump actually allows her to jump slightly higher as if she were wearing the High Jump.
  • The High Jump Boots made their first 3-D appearance in Metroid: Samus Returns.
  • In Metroid II: Return of Samus, the sound of the High Jump Boots will ordinarily echo, but in certain enclosed areas will not.
  • In Super Metroid, The High Jump Boots actually changes the boots, but it's only seen in the status menu.
    • This is the only other upgrade to actually change the appearance of Samus in the status screen (The other being the Varia Suit)

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