Hidden Block Bypass
Difficulty Intermediate
Works With Hidden Block

Version ?
(Falling Power-up, Yoshi Dismount) Version 1.46
(Ducking Wall Jump)

Game Styles

The Hidden Block Bypass is an intermediate trick used in Super Mario Maker. This trick allows Mario to jump through Hidden Blocks without activating them.

As of version ?, the falling power-up method no longer works meaning levels that require it are now impossible.

How it Works

Hidden Blocks can only be activated when Mario is jumping and hits the block from below. A Hidden Block will not be activated if Mario passes through it without jumping, such as: uncrouching, climbing a vine or riding a platform.

Hidden Block Bypass (Uncrouching)


Duck Jump

If Mario is Super Mario or higher he is able to start ducking and jump before his hitbox is lower than the hidden blocks allowing him to perform a duck jump when hidden blocks are at head level.


Ducking Wall Jump

Note: This method only works on levels created before version 1.46.
When Mario duck jumps and enters a wall slide his head will become higher than the bottom of the Hidden Block allowing him to pass through it.

Hidden Block Bypass (Ducking)

Falling Power-up

Note: This method only works before version ?.
Collecting a falling power-up in midair will cause Mario's hitbox to grow allowing him to pass through the bottom of the Hidden Block without activating it.

Hidden Block Bypass (Falling Mushroom)

Lakitu Cloud / Clown Car

Crouching just before touching the hidden block will allow Mario's head to be above the hidden block when he uncrouches.

Lakitu Cloud Clown Car
Hidden Block Bypass (Lakitu Cloud)
Hidden Block Bypass (Clown Car)

Power-Up Attack

Duck jumping as Fire MarioCape Mario or Raccoon Mario and shooting a fireball or doing a cape spin/tail whip just before activating the hidden blocks will allow Mario to pass through without hitting them.

Fire Flower Cape
Hidden Block Bypass (Fire Flower)
Hidden Block Bypass (Cape)


When Propeller Mario is crouching and starts to propel upwards he will immediately uncrouch, allowing Mario's head to pass through the Hidden Block before he starts traveling upwards.

Hidden Block Bypass (Propeller)

Shell on Block

When a block is hit by a shell it will slightly move upwards. This causes Mario's head to be above the bottom of the Hidden Block allowing him to pass through it.

Hidden Block Bypass (Shell)

Star Wall Jump

When Mario has a Super Star, he is able to wall jump through Hidden Blocks if he jumps off the wall while being directly under it.

Hidden Block Bypass (Star Wall Jump)


If Mario Spin Jumps on a Thwomp as soon as it starts to raise he is able to pass through Hidden Blocks.

Hidden Block Bypass (Thwomp)


Partial Block Clip Duck Jump
Hidden Block Bypass (Vine Clip)
Hidden Block Bypass (Vine Duck Jump)

Yoshi Dismount

Note: This method only works on levels created before version ?.

Hidden Block Bypass (Yoshi Dismount)

See Also

Shell Jump

Assisted MidairBackshotBouncing Shell JumpDrop Shell JumpMidair Shell JumpRolling Shell JumpRegrab Shell JumpShell HoppingShell RecyclingYoshi Shell JumpWeird Shell Jump

Item Tech

Controlled POW ExplosionExploding POW Door EntryFast Momentum Item JumpFloating Door EntryGround Pound Item GrabGround Pound Item JumpItem Spin JumpItem Vine CarryItem Wall ClipItem Wall JumpJugglingMidair Input Item JumpMidair P Switch JumpMidair Spring JumpP Switch DropP Switch KillP Switch JumpPOW Block DuplicationPOW Block VanishingPOW Jump (Regrab) • Re-Useable POWShellmet Duck JumpSideways Spring JumpSissy ThrowSinking in Lava Item JumpSpin CancelSpring Jump CancelSpring Spin JumpSuper Spring Jump GlitchYoshi Midair Item Jump

Enemy Tech

Bob-omb ElevatorBob-omb RidingBob-omb Timer ResetChanging an Enemy's DirectionCoin Block ClipFalling Bob-omb Spin JumpFalling Enemy JumpFireball Bob-omb StallingFrozen Beach Koopa GlitchMeow DiveMidair Enemy JumpMidair Spin JumpMoving a Stationary EnemyOffscreen Enemy BypassReshelled KoopaRocky Wrench Wall JumpSilent SpinThwomp BypassThwomp POW JumpThwomp Stack Spin JumpThwomp Star Jump

Power-up Tech

Boot Hover JumpCape Damage BoostCape Dive BombDiagonal DropkickFalling Yoshi MountFire FloaterFire Flower Wall ClimbFlight StorageGrinder BypassLift ReleaseMulticapingPink Coin DuplicationPower-Up Invincibility Frames JumpPropeller CancelShellmet TechSpin FlyYoshi Back TongueYoshi Damage BoostYoshi Dismount (1st Frame) • Yoshi Double JumpYoshi Eating Blocks GlitchYoshi Slow SpitYoshi Spin Jump Mount

Other Tech

1st Frame Jump (Door) • Air StallingBumper BypassCrouch StorageDonut Speed TechGround Pound (CancelCancel JumpPlatform) • Hidden Block BypassInvincibility GlitchJoystick Exclusive TechLevel Start Frame JumpMidair InputMoonwalkingNote Block ClipNote Block Spin JumpObject BypassingOne Block High Gap JumpOne Block Gap BypassOne-Sided Wall JumpOne-Way Wall BypassPartial Spike ClipPause BufferingPause TechPipe Exit Frame JumpPipe Re-EntryPixel JumpScreen Scroll ManipulationSlow FallSmall Jump GlitchSpin JumpTriple Jump (Phantom Jump) • Uncrouch Pipe EntryUnderwater Spike Door EntryVine ClipWall Clip (FullPartial) • White Block Easter Egg JumpWiimote Jump