- This article is about automatic teleportation used to keep characters together. For information about the ability to jump while in the air, see Infinity Jump.
Space Jump refers to the ability/phenomenon of a Helper or other character to automatically be transported to Kirby's location via a star. This happens automatically if the secondary character is left too far behind, or can be intentionally triggered by that character's controlling player pressing the A button (B button in Kirby's Return to Dream Land).
This phenomenon occurs in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and Kirby Star Allies, implemented in order to keep the camera - and subsequently the action - centered on Kirby. This effect is not canon, which is to say that it does not actually take place in the storyline, and is instead merely a gameplay mechanic used to keep the party together.
In Super Smash Bros.
The space jump is also utilized in The Subspace Emissary, functioning exactly the same as it does in the Kirby series, though instead of a star, the transporting effect looks like a more generic blue glow, teleporting Player 2 to the location of Player 1, who remains the center of focus.