Whirlwind Shield Monitor

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Thing type 405, Whirlwind Shield Monitor, is a monitor that gives the player the Whirlwind Shield upon its destruction. When a player with this shield presses the Spin button in mid-jump, they will do a second jump with the same height as their normal jump height, keeping the player's momentum while doing so. It will bring the player out of a spin, however, leaving them vulnerable to enemy damage. Pressing the jump button while falling, or while propelled by something that puts the player in a spring state like a spring, gas jet or Dust Devil, will also activate the shield; the Whirlwind Shield is the only shield whose ability can be activated this way.

Checking the Ambush flag turns this monitor into a Weak Random Monitor, out of which it may randomly respawn with a probability of 25.00%. Checking the Special flag turns it into a Strong Random Monitor, out of which it may randomly respawn with a probability of 18.75%.

This Monitor type also comes in a gold variation, Thing Type 435, Whirlwind Shield Monitor (Respawn), which will give the player the Whirlwind Shield once popped, before respawning after about 3 seconds. It appears several times in the game: once in Greenflower Zone Act 2, twice in Castle Eggman Zone Act 1, once in Arid Canyon Zone Act 2, and once in Red Volcano Zone Act 1.


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