High Jump is the ability to leap extremely high in the air. It is usually one of the last abilities obtained in a game and can be gained through a variety of means, depending on the game. Some uppercuts also perform a high jump.
The High Jump was first introduced in the series upon finding the Gravity Boots (called Levitation Boots in the Japanese version) in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Alucard is able to perform the jump by pressing ↓, ↑ + [JUMP]. This move can be performed on the ground or in the air, and multiple jumps can be performed in succession. The ascent can be steered slightly pressing either ← or → on the control pad. Alucard flips around and "lands on his feet" when he hits a ceiling. Richter Belmont and Maria Renard in the Saturn version have similar abilities, without requiring relics to activate them.
The Wolf Form has a "high jump" ability that uses the same command move, though its height is not in the same league as the Gravity Boots.
Later games used various kinds of "wings" for a similar effect, including the Roc Wing from Circle of the Moon, the Griffin's Wing (Griffon Wing) from Harmony of Dissonance and Portrait of Ruin, and the Hippogryph's soul from Aria and Dawn of Sorrow; the move is activated by pressing L (by default) in midair in Aria of Sorrow, and by pressing ↑ and a specific shoulder button in Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin.
|Item Data: High Jump|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
Alucard (requires Gravity Boots), Maria (Saturn and DXC)
| Sequence: ↓,↑ + [Jump]|
| Sequence: ↓,↑ + [Jump]|
|Wearer can jump high|| Relic (Boots)|
|Consume: 4 MP|| Find: Marble Gallery|| Sequence: Down, Up + Jump for High Jump. Can be repeated in midair.|
Effect: Enables High Jump ability
|Upward direction + Special Move button will result in a higher jump.|| Magic Item|
| Find: Underground Waterway|
| Effect: Allows Nathan to perform high jumps continuously.|
|By pressing DOWN/UP + JUMP, the user may perform a HIGH JUMP.|| Relic|
| Find: Luminous Cavern (Castle A)|
|Perform a high jump by pressing L in lid-jump.[sic]|| Ability Soul|
| Find: Top Floor (hidden)|
|Press Up + L button to jump higher.|| Ability Souls|
| Find: The Abyss|
|Jump higher with [↑ + L].|| Relic|
| Find: Forgotten City|
|A Rising uppercut. Great for getting to high places.|| Action|
Richter, Old Axe Armor
| Attrib: Strike/Slash|| Sequence: ↑ + L button (or L button while jumping)|
- The Gravity Boots from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night bear a uncanny resemblance to the High Jump Boots of the Metroid series, as the icon which represents both items is a boot with one wing attached near the heel. Because of how the gameplay is partially based on that of Metroid's ("metroidvania"), it is likely a homage to that series.