The movement of blocks plays a pivotal role throughout the game, especially in Xemn's area and should be understood in order to successfully complete the game. Of the five characters, only three have the ability to manipulate blocks; Lyll, Meyna, and Xemn. Lyll can break blocks by utilizing her Mattock. Meyna can send blocks flying when she strikes them with the Hit Rod. Only Xemn can exert precise control over the movement of blocks with his Gloves, and position them to his liking. Mastering the Gloves is crucial to the completion of Xemn's area.

## Basic movement

### Horizontal movement

Blocks can be pushed in either the left or right directions. To push a block in either direction, Xemn must approach the block (either by walking or jumping), and press and hold the A (jump) button while pushing the control pad in the desired direction when he touches the block. The space on the opposite side of the block must be clear.

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### Vertical movement

Blocks can be pushed up or down as well. Xemn must push the block from the opposite side in order to push it in the desired direction. In other words, Xemn must push the block from beneath to push it up, or push it from the top to push it down. When standing on top of a block, Xemn will jump as a result of pressing the A button, so keep the button held down while you land on the block to move it.

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Note: Do not attempt to move a block down while standing underneath it, and do not attempt to move a block up while standing on top of it. Not only will the block not moving in the intended direction, but you will likely take a point of damage for attempting this.

### Diagonal movement

It is also possible to move blocks in any one of the four diagonal directions, be it up and to the left or right, or down and to the left or right. To do so, you must hold the A button down while pressing the control pad in both of the desired directions. Not only must the destination square be clear, but all of the squares that the block will pass through. In other words, in order to move a block down and to the left, the square to the left of the block and beneath the block must also be clear.

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In truth, it actually isn't necessary to hold the direction pad in the desired direction in order to move a block. Only holding the A button down when you touch the block is required. If you do not hold a direction when you hit the block, the game will remember the last direction that you pressed and use that direction. This is important to remember when positioning a block to a desired location, or riding on top of a block to ferry yourself across a gap.