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X-Ray Climbing is a technique that allows Samus to go [[Out of Bounds]]. It is mainly used while getting stuck inside of a door. [[Any% Glitched]] is one of the few categories that takes advantage of X-Ray Climbing.
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X-Ray Climbing is a technique that allows Samus to go [[Out of Bounds]]. It is mainly used while getting stuck inside of a door. Most categories that go Out of Bounds do so by means of X-Ray Climbing, such as [[Any% Glitched]] and [[RBMBO]].
  
 
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To perform X-Ray Climbing, make sure to pick-up the [[X-Ray Scope]]. Get stuck in a door, and crouch. Use the X-Ray Scope, face the other direction and immediately stop scoping. If done right, Samus should now be forced into a standing position which moves her up by 5 pixels.
 
To perform X-Ray Climbing, make sure to pick-up the [[X-Ray Scope]]. Get stuck in a door, and crouch. Use the X-Ray Scope, face the other direction and immediately stop scoping. If done right, Samus should now be forced into a standing position which moves her up by 5 pixels.
  
[[Item Randomizer]] as well as some [[RBO]] routes sometimes make use of inbounds X-Ray Climbing to get through [[The_Precious_Room]] after defeating Draygon due to the lack of [[Gravity Suit]].
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Runners will need to be careful not to morph part way through the X-Ray Climb, which would result in a softlock. To avoid this, many runners will pause and turn off [[Morphing Ball]] to avoid this.
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[[Item Randomizer]], certain [[Low%]] categories, as well as some [[RBO]] routes sometimes make use of inbounds X-Ray Climbing to get through [[The Precious Room]] after defeating Draygon due to the lack of [[Gravity Suit]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:24, 14 August 2019

X-Ray Climbing is a technique that allows Samus to go Out of Bounds. It is mainly used while getting stuck inside of a door. Most categories that go Out of Bounds do so by means of X-Ray Climbing, such as Any% Glitched and RBMBO.

To perform X-Ray Climbing, make sure to pick-up the X-Ray Scope. Get stuck in a door, and crouch. Use the X-Ray Scope, face the other direction and immediately stop scoping. If done right, Samus should now be forced into a standing position which moves her up by 5 pixels.

Runners will need to be careful not to morph part way through the X-Ray Climb, which would result in a softlock. To avoid this, many runners will pause and turn off Morphing Ball to avoid this.

Item Randomizer, certain Low% categories, as well as some RBO routes sometimes make use of inbounds X-Ray Climbing to get through The Precious Room after defeating Draygon due to the lack of Gravity Suit.

Door Stuck

There are 2 levels of being stuck in a door: Stuck and Deep Stuck.

A stationary sping jump inside the door shell of a rightwards transition is enough to get Stuck inside of a door for X-Ray climbing most rooms. However for leftward door transitions, or if the room geometry requires it (see the any% glitched X-Ray climb,) you need more backwards momentum during the transition. Taking enemy damage or performing a precise shinespark as the transition begins both are ways to get Deep Stuck in doors.

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