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Main article: Tricks

Zen Jumping is a trick that allows the Wayfarer to assume the Meditation position in unusual/unexpected situations. For the person looking at someone doing the trick it looks like a companion flying up and starting to sit mid-air, landing in meditation position, sometimes even with bouncing off and sliding over the sand while sitting.

How to do it?[]

Basic zen jumping is a simple trick, but variations can get rather complex.

Normal Zen Jump[]

  • Press the screensaver button, and just before your screen turns totally black hit the jump button. Press the screensaver button again after that, and if you timed your jump correctly you will see yourself jump in the air while sitting.
    • The timing is rather precise so you may need to practice a little before getting at ease with this trick.
    • If you jump without sitting you probably hit jump too early.
    • If you sit without jumping you probably hit jump too late.

Advanced Zen Jump techniques[]

  • A variation of zen jumping is to do it while walking. This can be used to jump on a desired location with quite some style (aiming can be tricky), or to zen jump and fall from a cliff for example (Plus, you will fall with lots of speed). In order to do so, start walking forward before doing all like written above. You can stop moving forward when you exit the screensaver, as you can't control your movements anyway once sit. Just watch yourself and enjoy.
  • You can zen jump very high by chirping at flyers too. To do so, start walking, chirp (a medium or big chirp in order to get the most flyers) and press the screensaver button quickly after releasing the chirp button. No jump is needed here as the flyers do the job and lift you in the air. Press the screensaver button again and see yourself getting carried up. This can we done either while walking or not. While walking, try to find a spot where you can land on a high location point (Hint: Pink Desert might be a good place to start).
  • Another (and harder) variation would be to zen jump while diving towards the ground. To do this, anticipate the moment you will hit the ground and time the moment you press the screensaver button before the impact. Press jump just before your screen turns black, as it matches the moment you hit the floor. When escaping the screensaver, if done correctly, you will zen jump with quite a lot of forward momentum (Try to aim at a far location!). You can even chirp at some flyer the moment you press the screensaver button for the first time, to get extra distance.

This video shows how to Zen Jump (plus others) in detail. CAPTIONS REQUIRED (EN + JP + auto translate).

Video by Ryu-ichi Aten on PS3/PS4. Length: 7,35 minutes.


What is it good for?[]

For fun, to show off, for tricks, for challenges.

  • This clip shows a zen jump in the tower, into the goo, bouncing off platforms:
Video by bongsadist on PS3. Length: minutes.



  • Precise zen jumping challenge (Twitch clip): Challenging

Trivia[]

Beyond normal gameplay, top-topics
Recommended Categories

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Robins Guide for Newcomers . 26 Minutes, full of tips, tricks, dos and don'ts.

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Expert Mode introduction article to everything beyond the most basic gameplay. Expert Mode topics:


Quotes[]

See also[]

Beyond normal gameplay, top-topics
Recommended Categories

Browse Categories (bottom of articles) to find more related articles. Below you find the category-tree of Expert Mode.

Robins Guide for Newcomers . 26 Minutes, full of tips, tricks, dos and don'ts.

Expert Mode

Expert Mode introduction article to everything beyond the most basic gameplay. Expert Mode topics:


References[]

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