Trick Summary Edit
The polymorph glitch allows you to hop over a wall. Therefore also simply known as wall hopping.
Games It Works In Edit
Baldur's Gate I - Yes
Baldur's Gate II - Yes
Icewind Dale I - ?
Icewind Dale II - ?
Planescape: Torment - No (no polymorph spells available)
Method And Explanation Edit
Baldur's Gate Series
Stand near a wall where you want to hop over. Then fill the surrounding space around you with NPCs (Party members, monsters, familiars, ...). Then polymorph into a creature which takes more space than the character's natural form. If the character doesn't fit in the current location (because it's surrounded by other creatures), then the game checks the nearest possible location where it could place you. This nearest location can be behind a unpassable wall if everything else is populated with creatures.
Notable Speedrunning Applications Edit
- In Baldur's Gate, to skip parts of the Labyrinth by using a greenslime that's walking by
- In Baldur's Gate to get in and out of Candlekeep
- In Baldur's Gate 2 to skip most of Spellhold
- In Baldur's Gate 2 to skip parts of Irenicus' Dungeon