Inching is a technique in Powerline.io that players can perform. It involves the player moving in short bursts by continuously moving left and right or up and down, aka "inching" forward. Inching can be useful if the player is trapped, as it can delay time and allow the tail of the powerline who created the box to shrink, allowing the box to open and the player to escape. However, inching does not always work, as the player may run out of room to inch if they are trapped, killing them. Inching can also be useful to evade attacks by other players.