Wind is a platforming challenge in Shovel Knight found only on the Flying Machine stage. Wind is an invisible force that pushes the protagonist in the direction it is blowing. The direction of the wind can be noted by the small green leaves that are pushed around the screen when it blows. The wind can either be constant or change directions at a fixed interval. With the wind at his back, The protagonist can jump much farther or higher (depending on the wind direction), and vertical wind will hold him aloft as long as it lasts. Wind will often blow the protagonist into spikes, pits, and enemies.