An item thrown while standing will fly horizontally, and an item thrown while looking up or down will travel at a 45 degree angle.
This greatly improves the range and accuracy of thrown items, and is especially effective when combined with sticky bombs.
The Pitcher's Mitt can be equipped along with the Climbing Gloves, allowing for both effects at once.
- Some items like Turrets do not seem to be thrown into a straight line, and sometimes the Pitcher's Mitt won't work even on items that it normally does.
- Throwing a Hired Hand against a block that can move (Push Block, Loose Platforms, etc) will cause the Hired Hand to bounce in the opposite direction at a slower speed than thrown, without being affected by gravity.