Weird Shell Jump
Difficulty Advanced
Works With Shells
Game Styles

The Weird Shell Jump is an advanced trick used in Super Mario Maker and is probably the least well known variation of a shell jump. It is widely considered to be one of the most difficult to pull off tricks in the game.

How It Works

The Weird Shell Jump uses the same mechanics as the infinite 1-Up shell trick, except in midair. When a shell is a certain distance from a wall Mario can bounce on the side of it while also kicking the shell forward.

Infinite 1-Up Shell Bounce


Because Mario is not technically jumping on the shell, performing a Spin Jump or Yoshi jump will not destroy the shell. This also means Mario is able to jump off a Spiny shell without taking damage. This will also cause Mario to bounce 1 block lower than he would on a regular shell bounce.

Basic Weird Shell Jump

Normal Spinning
Weird Shell Jump
Weird Shell Jump (Spin)



Normal Regrab
Weird Shell Jump (Cape)


Weird Shell Jump (Delayed)


Weird Shell Jump (Drop)


If the giant shell breaks destroy-able blocks and then hits a wall it will immediately stop moving if Mario is in the air.

Normal Shell Stopping
Weird Shell Jump (Ground)
Weird Shell Jump (Shell Stop)


Normal Regrab
Weird Shell Jump (Raccoon)


Spikey Shell Jump (Track)


Normal Regrabbing
Yoshi Popping Shell Jump
Yoshi Regrab Shell Jump

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 JumpPropeller CancelPOW Block DuplicationPOW 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 BypassOne Block High Buzzy Beetle JumpReshelled KoopaRocky Wrench Wall JumpSilent SpinThwomp BypassThwomp Stack Spin JumpThwomp Star Jump

Power-up Tech

Boot Hover JumpCape Damage BoostCape Dive BombDiagonal DropkickFalling Yoshi MountFire FloaterFire Flower Wall ClimbFlight StorageGrinder BypassMulticapingPink Coin DuplicationPower-Up Invincibility Frames JumpShellmet 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 1st Frame Jump (2nd Frame) • Pipe Re-EntryPixel JumpScreen Scroll ManipulationSlow FallSmall Jump GlitchSpike Wall JumpSpin JumpTriple Jump (ChainingPhantom Jump) • Uncrouch Pipe EntryUnderwater Spike Door EntryVine ClipWall Clip (FullPartial) • White Block Easter Egg JumpWiimote Jump