SOTN Batdash and Batkick
From Castlevania Speedrunning
Batdash and Batkick are the fastest ways to go horizontally while transforming to bat form from a standing position.
- The bat transformation extends horizontal momentum significantly by overriding the momentum decay to about 1ppf over most of the transformaton.
- Press bat as soon as possible after executing backdash or divekick to rpeserve the most momentum. (both moves start at max speed and decay)
- You can do an instant turn around batdash by pressing back and dash on the same frame, then rpoessing bat. Useful for some rooms in All Bosses where there is no space to step forward first.
- Pressing bat and dash on the same frame.
- Pressing jump too soon in loading rooms to initiate double jump before batkick.