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Kirby
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Full Name Kirby
Species Kirby
First Appearance Kirby's Dream Land (1992) (Kirby series)
Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland (1993) (Mario series)
Latest Appearance Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014) (Kirby series)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) (Super Smash Bros. series)
NES Remix 2 (2014) (Mario series)
Latest Portrayal Makiko Ōmoto (1999-present)

“Hiii!!”
Kirby, Super Smash Bros.

Kirby is a Kirby from the planet Pop Star and the protagonist of the Kirby series. He lives in a country called Dream Land, which is ruled by the corrupt King Dedede. The self-proclaimed king frequently causes trouble, leaving it to Kirby to protect his homeland. On his adventures, he runs into many other characters, such as the shady Meta Knight. Kirby defeats Dedede and his many minions by his signature ability, inhaling items and enemies and spitting them out or using their abilities.

Other than a few issues of the Club Nintendo magazine and some cameos, Kirby has never appeared in the Mario series, but his most notable appearances alongside Mario are in the Super Smash Bros. series.

History[edit]

Club Nintendo[edit]

Kirby made his first Mario-relevant appearances in the German Club Nintendo comics. He was one of the few non-Mario characters to appear there recurringly.

"Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland"[edit]

Kirby debuted in the comic "Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland." In this comic, Mario gets to Wunderland by accident, which is a strange land where a wizard, whose name is Crab is said to be able to fulfill desires. Among others, Mario meets Kirby in Wonderland, and mistakes him for a pillow. This annoys Kirby, and since he says he wants to look like Mega Man, he joins Mario on his way to the wizard. When arriving there, however, Kirby just says that he would like to not be a pillow any longer. The wizard then turns him into a toaster.

"Warios Weihnachtsmärchen"[edit]

Kirby in form of a "surprise bomb."

In the story "Warios Weihnachtsmärchen," he is caged for unknown reasons in Wario's Bomb Shop and expresses his anger by commanding Wario to free him. The shopkeeper, however, paints him black and sells him as a "surprise bomb." When the buyer, Kid Klown, finds out about Kirby being the "surprise", both are angry at Wario. At the end of the story, they forgive him, as he gives some cookies to them.

"Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens"[edit]

He makes one more appearance in the comic "Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens," featuring him as Mario's ally in the fight against Abigor. In this story, Kirby lives in a skyscraper together with several other Nintendo characters. In order to fight Abigor, who plans to take over the building, Kirby together with Mario and Link puts on some magic clothes and serums which turn them into aggressive ghostbusters. In this form, Kirby uses his Inhale and Fire Breath abilities to fight Abigor's allies.

"Die Jagd nach dem Nintendo 64: Krawall im All"[edit]

Kirby's latest relevant, yet very minor Club Nintendo appearance was in the comic "Die Jagd nach dem Nintendo 64: Krawall im All." Kirby was one of the many characters to celebrate the Mario Brothers when they managed to find the then new Nintendo 64 first, before Bowser and Wario.

Mario Kirby Meisaku Video[edit]

Kirby appeared alongside Mario in the obscure educational video Mario Kirby Meisaku Video; however, this video was merely a compilation of their non-intertwining adventures. In Kirby's Mario Kirby Meisaku Video segment, he helps a little lost dog find its mother, who was kidnapped by King Dedede.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

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Kirby appears as a cameo in Super Mario-Kun in volume 5. When Mario and his friends are chased by Boos, Mario notices a circular character. This circular character, Kirby, helps Mario and allies by swallowing the enemies. Kirby, however, shortly gets scared by a Boo with worms on its face and runs away.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. Character
Kirby
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (upcoming)
Special Moves
Standard:  Inhale (see forms)
Side:  Hammer (SSBM and SSBB), Hammer Flip (SSB4)
Up:  Final Cutter
Down:  Stone
Final Smash:  Cook Kirby (SSBB)
Ultra Sword (SSB3DS, SSBWII U)
Battle Entrance
Kirby crashes on to the arena with a Warp Star.
Kirby as seen in Super Smash Bros.
Main article: SmashWiki:Kirby (SSB)

Kirby appears in Super Smash Bros., whereas Kirby is eight inches high: his dimensions were obviously heightened for this game. Kirby was a light fighter, and most of his attacks were light-weight (except for his Stone attack, of course). However, Kirby had a unique ability, so far restricted to him. He is able to use suction abilities, and pull an opposing fighter inside his mouth. Once he spits that player out, Kirby would gain one of his or her powers. This attack is taken straight from the Kirby series. Each character gives him a different attack, and he could easily get rid of the power by taunting.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Kirby as seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Main article: SmashWiki:Kirby (SSBM)

Kirby returned in the game's sequel Super Smash Bros. Melee. He is still a default character, but unlike the previous game, he is lighter and slower, which lead to a poor tier position in Melee's tier list. His new attack is the Hammer.

In Adventure Mode, Kirby appears in Stage 5: Green Greens. The player must battle 18 Kirbies, each with a different power. If the 18 Kirbies are defeated in less than 30 seconds, a giant Kirby appears to battle the player.

Kirby's special moves from Melee are used in the game Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, through the use of the ability called Smash. The moves he gets are Neutral Air Hammer, Final Cutter, Stone, and Vulcan Jab. He obtains the ability from Master Hand, who is a boss in the game.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Kirby (SSBB)
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Kirby's various moves from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Kirby returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, along with his rival Meta Knight and archenemy King Dedede. Kirby's Final Smash attack is called Cook Kirby. Stage 5 of Classic Mode always uses characters from the Kirby series, thus Kirby has a chance of appearing in it. Stage 15 of All-Star Mode is also Kirby based.

Solid Snake Codec Conversation[edit]
  • Otacon: Snake! Watch out!
  • Snake: For what? That pink marshmallow?
  • Otacon: That's Kirby, also known as "Kirby from Dream Land." He's from another planet--in other words, an extraterrestrial. He's got a powerful stomach that lets him swallow and digest anything. And he also has a "Copy Ability" that allows him to mimic opponents, steal their moves, and use those moves against them. On top of that, he has the power to fly around the stage, so once he's got you in his sights, there's no place to run.
  • Snake: ...Huh? Yeah, got it. I'll... keep an eye out.
The Subspace Emissary[edit]
Kirby's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary.

In the beginning, a trophy of Mario and Kirby are thrown into an arena. The two come to life and fight. The player chooses either Mario or Kirby to play as. After the battle between the two, the winner resurrects the loser with a touch. The Subspace Army attacks the stadium, but Mario, Kirby, Princess Peach, and Zelda oppose them. Mario is blown away by a cannon ball, and Kirby is ambushed by Petey Piranha, who has captured the princesses. Kirby then goes off against Petey. After either Peach or Zelda is freed, Kirby takes her for a ride off into the Sea of Clouds on his Warp Star before taking a hit and landing on the Halberd. Soon, an Arwing is shot down, blowing both the Princess and Kirby off the Halberd on the ground below.

After the Princess and Kirby land in a grassy area, Kirby runs away, leaving the princess behind. The princess turns around and sees Bowser with a Dark Cannon who immediately shoots her to transform her into a trophy. Kirby hops on King Dedede's Cargo (originally belonged to Wario) and waits there.

After King Dedede collects the Link and Yoshi (or Mario and Pit) trophies, Kirby hops out. King Dedede then gasps and with Kirby's Cutter Sword, Kirby destroys the large object that is holding the two trophies. Kirby quickly revives the two, and they all jump off the car. King Dedede turns around and leaves, but his cargo ends up blowing an engine from an arrow that's either fired by Link or Pit.

Kirby and Peach on a Warp Star.

Kirby, Mario, Pit, Link, and Yoshi become a team and go to save the other trophies (the other princess, Ness, and Luigi). They reach King Dedede's Castle, but they are still unable to rescue the trophies as Bowser escapes with the princess trophy in his Koopa Clown Car while the other trophies are buried under a large pile of stones. While Bowser steals the princess, the badge that Dedede had put on the princess falls. Kirby goes to inspect it and swallows it. The team then leaves because Dedede's Castle is destroyed by another Subspace Bomb. After leaving, they reach a desert below the castle where they follow the Ancient Minister. However the Ancient Minister sends R.O.B.s out to stop them, and he sets another bomb. It explodes, however Mario hops on Yoshi and rides off. Meanwhile, Pit and Link hop on Kirby's Warp Star and fly off. They escape before the explosion can reach them.

Later, Kirby and the others find the Ice Climbers, Marth, Lucas, the Pokémon Trainer, and Ike fighting the Subspace Army and subsequently join the fight. All of the other heroes join up with them afterward. Near the end, when the heroes are all fighting Ganondorf and Bowser in Ganondorf and Bowser's large Subspace Gunship, Kirby ends up destroying the gunship. He comes riding a Dragoon and flies right in the villain's large cannon, destroying not only the cannon but the whole ship itself. Ganondorf and Bowser escape going in the large black hole in the sky. All the heroes follow them inside.

The heroes are all in Subspace itself. Kirby and all the others attempt to fight Tabuu; however, they are all defeated with his Off Waves. The badge that Kirby swallowed turns out to have the power to turn a trophy back to life. Kirby is brought back and goes off to revive Link, Yoshi, Peach, Zelda, the Ice Climbers, Meta Knight, Lucario, R.O.B., Solid Snake, and even Wario, who also had been working with the Subspace Army and ended up in Subspace earlier on. Soon Kirby comes across Ganondorf in his trophy form, but before he could do anything, Bowser suddenly appears and starts attacking Ganondorf, having been betrayed by him earlier. Dedede (who revived Luigi and Ness with the badges) then reunites with Kirby. Kirby, as well as everyone else, fights Tabuu a second time and are able to defeat him (with some extra help).

Giant Kirby[edit]

Giant Kirby

Giant Kirby is, as his name implies, a gigantic Kirby, and a boss in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee. Giant Kirby is also a playable character if the player plays as Kirby, and Kirby eats a Super Mushroom.

Giant Kirby is only encountered by players if they manage to defeat every Kirby in the Green Greens stage of Super Smash Bros. Melee's Adventure Mode in less then thirty seconds. Doing so will summon Giant Kirby, who will drop from the air and challenge players.

Giant Kirby uses the same attacks as a regular Kirby, though they're much more powerful. Giant Kirby, like his smaller brethren, can also inhale opponents and gain one of their abilities, as well as copy their appearance.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, players can become Giant Kirby again by grabbing a Super Mushroom.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Kirby (SSB4)
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Kirby is set to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and it seems that his moveset is slightly changed, like his hammer becoming a move called Hammer Flip, similar to King Dedede's hammer, and his Final Smash being changed from Cook Kirby to Ultra Sword.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

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Kirby made a cameo in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in the Yoshi Theater poster. There was a poster in the theater advertising a movie known as Kirby Story, whose artwork featured Kirby riding a Warp Star through the air.

Special Moves[edit]

Inhale[edit]

Kirby, swallowing Mario.
Main article: SmashWiki:Inhale

Kirby's Inhale (Swallow in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee) attack, which appeared in all three games from the Super Smash Bros. series, is his standard special move. When Kirby swallows an opponent, three things may happen. If the player presses the special or down button, Kirby, in almost all cases, copies his opponent's standard special attack in the place of Inhale, as well as receiving one of the several Kirby Hats corresponding with whichever opponent he swallowed. This does not work on the following only:

If the player presses the A Button or Z Button, Kirby spits out the character, doing damage to them. Kirby does not absorb his target's abilities by doing this. Also, opponents can break free from Kirby if they rapidly mash buttons.

In the original Super Smash Bros., if Kirby holds an opponent in his mouth, he would be unable to walk or jump until he spits or swallows the enemy. All he is limited to in movement is to turn around. This was fixed in Super Smash Bros. Melee. If Kirby uses his Taunt, he lets go of the power that he gained.

Hammer[edit]

The Hammer, in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl respectively.
Main article: SmashWiki:Hammer (move)
Main article: WiKirby:Hammer

Hammer is a special move that Kirby can use in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is Kirby's side+B Button move, and the attack differs in the air. It resembles King Dedede's hammer. On the ground, Kirby pulls out a very large hammer, holds it back, and then swipes across, hurting anyone who gets hit. It is a good long distance move, but it takes a while to use. In the air, Kirby pulls out the Hammer, and he spins forward with the hammer out. This is also a good long range attack. The attack itself is one of the Kirby's many weapons in the Kirby series. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, however, when done in mid-air, rather spinning with the hammer held upwards, Kirby now spins twice with the hammer held horizontally. In the E3 2006 trailer, it was shown to work identically to Melee. The Melee version is how it works in the Kirby series.

Hammer Flip[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Hammer was replaced by Hammer Flip, a different move usable by Hammer Kirby from some games in the Kirby series. It can be charged, Kirby can move while using it, and is on fire. However, if it is held for too long, Kirby will take damage.

Final Cutter[edit]

The Final Cutter, in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl respectively.
Main article: SmashWiki:Final Cutter

Final Cutter is an attack that Kirby can use in all three Super Smash Bros. games. It is executed by performing an up-special. Kirby flies with a Scimitar and crushes on the ground, damaging any opponents. Also, the move doesn't stop there; when Kirby hits the ground with the sword, a blue wave is sent across the ground, damaging any opponents that hit it. When coming down, Final Cutter acts as a weak Meteor Smash. It can also act as a third jump. The attack was introduced in Kirby Super Star as part of the Cutter ability, but was later changed to one of Sword's attacks. Final Cutter is not to be confused with Cutter, a character from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Stone[edit]

The different forms that Kirby uses when he utilizes his Stone ability.
Main article: SmashWiki:Stone
Main article: WiKirby:Stone

Stone is an attack used by Kirby in all three Super Smash Bros. games. Kirby uses this attack only if a down special is executed. Once this is done, Kirby transforms into a random heavy object. He cannot move in this state, but he cannot be hurt. Grabbing, however, nullifies this immunity. The attack is best used in the air, so that Kirby can drop on the opponent. In the original Super Smash Bros., Kirby only turned into a rock. However, in the sequel and Brawl, Kirby could change into different things; a Garbage Block from Panel de Pon, a pink rock (the original Stone from Kirby's Adventure) , a 100T weight, a spiked ball (bearing a similar look to a Gordo), and even a Thwomp.

Cook Kirby[edit]

Kirby releasing the characters and many items after using Cook Kirby.
Main article: SmashWiki:Cook Kirby
Main article: WiKirby:Cook

Cook Kirby is the name of Kirby's Final Smash move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When Kirby breaks the Smash Ball during a fight, he can pull out a giant soup pot and wear a chef's hat. He uses his spatula to draw players, and even items into the pot and starts to simmer the boiling soup. As he does this, he damages the players caught in the pot massively. He then takes out all the players, and sends them flying across the stage with items coming out.

The items that pop up is determined by what items are turned "ON" in the Item Switch menu. This applies to Group Mode and Training, but not for any other game mode.

Forms[edit]

Image Character Power Acquired From Description
Inhale.jpg Kirby Nothing, unless the Kirby has another power, in which Kirby adopts the power that the other Kirby has.
Kirby-Mario-Melee.png Mario Kirby.jpg Mario Kirby can shoot bouncing fireballs. He has Mario's cap. However, the fireballs cannot bounce as high because they start out lower due to Kirby's height.
Kirby-DonkeyKong-Melee.png Donkey Kong Kirby.jpg Donkey Kong Kirby can use Giant Punch, and he has a Donkey Kong suit.
Kirby-Link-Melee.png Link Kirby.jpg Link Kirby can use a Bow and Arrow in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a Boomerang in Super Smash Bros. He has Link's hat.
Kirby-Samus-Melee.png Samus Kirby.jpg Samus Kirby can use Charge Shot and he has Samus's helmet. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Samus Kirby cannot turn into Zero Suit Samus Kirby unlike Samus.
Kirby-Yoshi-Melee.png Yoshi Kirby.jpg Yoshi Kirby can turn characters into eggs. He has a hat that resembles Yoshi.
Kirby-Fox-Melee.png Fox Kirby.jpg Fox Kirby can use Fox's Blaster. He has Fox's ears and helmet.
Kirby-Pikachu-Melee.png Pikachu Kirby.jpg Pikachu Kirby can use Thunder Jolt. He has a hat that resembles Pikachu.
Kirby-Luigi-Melee.png Luigi Kirby.JPG Luigi Kirby can shoot green, non gravity-affected, bouncing fireballs. He has Luigi's cap.
Kirby-CaptFalcon-Melee.png CF Kirby.JPG Captain Falcon Kirby can use Falcon Punch. He has Captain Falcon's visor.
Kirby-Ness-Melee.png Ness Kirby.JPG Ness Kirby can use PK Flash in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl and PK Fire in Super Smash Bros. He has Ness's baseball cap on backwards, which is similar to what he wears when he has the yo-yo or wheel ability.
Kirby-Jigglypuff-Melee.png Jiggly Kirby.JPG Jigglypuff Kirby can use Rollout in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and he can use Pound in Super Smash Bros.. He has Jigglypuff's ears and hair. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, when performing Rollout, he always exclaims "Purin!" no matter which language the game is set to.
Kirby-Bowser-Melee.png Bowser Kirby.jpg Bowser Kirby can use Fire Breath. He has Bowser's horns, hair, and eyebrows.
Kirby-Peach-Melee.png Peach Kirby.jpg Peach Kirby can use a Toad to block attacks. He has Peach's crown.
Kirby-IceClimbers-Melee.png IC Kirby.JPG Ice Climbers Kirby can use Ice Shot. He has Popo's hood. It does not affect the hat if Kirby swallows Nana instead.
Kirby-Zelda-Melee.png Zelda Kirby.jpg Zelda Kirby can use Nayru's Love. He has Young Zelda's headdress. Zelda Kirby can not transform into Sheik Kirby like Zelda can. This is the only Kirby form that wears a hat that is not based on how the character looks in game.
Kirby-Sheik-Melee.png Sheik Kirby.JPG Sheik Kirby can use Needle Storm. He has Sheik's wrapping and hair. Sheik Kirby can not transform into Zelda Kirby like Sheik can.
Kirby-Mewtwo-Melee.png Mewtwo Kirby can use Shadow Ball. He has Mewtwo's ears and tail.
Kirby-Marth-Melee.png Marth Kirby.JPG Marth Kirby can use Shield Breaker. He has Marth's hair and headbrace.
Kirby-MrGW-Melee.png GandW Kirby.JPG Mr. Game & Watch Kirby can use Chef. He is completely black with a gray outline, just like Mr. Game & Watch along with white eyes. However, he is still 3D, unlike Mr. Game and Watch, who appears in 2D.
Kirby-DrMario-Melee.png Dr. Mario Kirby can throw Megavitamins. He has Dr. Mario's mirror.
Kirby-Ganondorf-Melee.png Ganon Kirby.JPG Ganondorf Kirby can use Warlock Punch. He has Ganondorf's hair and headbrace. The appearance of his headbrace differs between Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Kirby-YoungLink-Melee.png Young Link Kirby can use a bow and flaming arrows. He has Young Link's cap which looks nearly identical to Link Kirby's cap.
Kirby-Falco-Melee.png Falco Kirby.JPG Falco Kirby can use Falco's blaster. He has some of Falco's feathers on his head, Falco's beak, and the red parts around his eyes.
Kirby-Pichu-Melee.png Pichu Kirby can use Thunder Jolt. He has a hat that looks like Pichu. Like Pichu, Pichu Kirby takes damage when using Thunder Jolt.
Kirby-Roy-Melee.png Roy Kirby can use Flare Blade. He has Roy's hair and headbrace.
Zero Suit Samus Kirby.jpg Zero Suit Samus Kirby can use Paralyzer. He has Zero Suit Samus's ponytail.
Wario Kirby.jpg Wario Kirby can use Chomp. He has Wario's helmet, regardless of what outfit Wario wears.
Meta Knight Kirby.jpg Meta Knight Kirby can use Mach Tornado. He wears Meta Knight's mask and wings.
Kirbyhatdedede.jpg King Dedede Kirby can use Super Inhale. He has King Dedede's hat.
Pit Kirby.jpg Pit Kirby is able to use Palutena Arrow. He wears Pit's "crown" and wings.
Diddy Kong Kirby.jpg Diddy Kong Kirby can use Peanut Popgun. He wears Diddy Kong's hat.
Ike Kirby.JPG Ike Kirby can use Eruption. He has Ike's hair and headband.
Charizard Kirby.JPG Charizard Kirby can use Flamethrower. He has an orange cap resembling Charizard sporting his wings, ears, and nose. Charizard Kirby cannot switch to Squirtle Kirby like Charizard can.
Squirtle Kirby.jpg Squirtle Kirby can use Water Gun. He has Squirtle's shell and tail. Squirtle Kirby cannot switch to Ivysaur Kirby like Squirtle can.
Ivy Kirby.JPG Ivysaur Kirby can use Bullet Seed. He wears a green cap resembling Ivysaur sporting his flower, ears, and spots. Ivysaur Kirby can't switch to Charizard Kirby like Ivysaur can.
Lucas Kirby.JPG Lucas Kirby is able to use PK Freeze. He has Lucas' hair.
Olimar Kirby.png Pikmin & Olimar Kirby can use Pikmin Pluck but instead of the Pikmin following him around, he instantly tosses them and they die on impact. He has Olimar's nose and antenna.
Sonic Kirby.JPG Sonic Kirby can use Homing Attack. He wears a blue cap with Sonic's ears and spikes.
Solid Snake Kirby.jpg Solid Snake Kirby is able to use Hand Grenade. He wears Snake's headband and facial hair.
Lucario Kirby.jpg Lucario Kirby can use Aura Sphere, however, Kirby's damage does not affect the strength of the attack. He wears a blue cap resembling Lucario's head.
ROB Kirby.jpg R.O.B. Kirby is able to use Robo Beam. He wears R.O.B.'s eyes as a visor and has a blinking red light on his head. He also says "beep" in an echoing, robotic way when using Robo Beam.
TL Kirby.JPG Toon Link Kirby can use Toon Link's Hero's Bow. He wears a lighter version Link's cap (to resemble Toon Link).
Wolf Kirby.JPG Wolf Kirby can use Wolf's Blaster. He has Wolf's ears and eyepatch.
Kirby Palutena.jpg Palutena Kirby can use Palutena's currently unknown attack. He has Palutena's hair, staff, crown, and glowing symbol.
Kirby Pac-Man.jpg Pac-Man Kirby can use Pac-Man's Bonus Fruit. He gains Pac-Man's eyebrows and nose.

Profile Information from Super Smash Bros.[edit]

The 8-inch high Kirby hails from a distant, peaceful star. Like his simplistic appearance, he is an easily-understood character. True to his instincts, Kirby eats when he gets hungry and sleeps as soon as he grows tired. Nevertheless, Kirby remains a formidable opponent. In addition to his distinct flying and swallowing skills, he also has the ability to copy enemy attacks for ever-changing action.

Trophy Information[edit]

Melee[edit]

# Name Image First Game/Moves Description
16 Kirby
(Classic)
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Kirby's Dream Land
08/92
A denizen of the far-off, peaceful planet Pop Star, Kirby became a citizen of Dream Land after defeating King Dedede. Even though he's only about eight inches tall, Kirby is an extremely skilled technician. He has the ability to absorb the powers of his enemies, and his elastic body makes him a versatile adventurer.
17 Kirby [Smash]
(Adventure)
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B Button: Swallow
Smash B Button: Hammer
Kirby's small size lets him dodge many attacks, but his light weight makes him fly far when struck. Using his ability to inflate, he can jump five times. His Swallow attack creates wild combos; not only can he copy foes' moves, but he'll also put on special hats and mimic their voices. His Hammer is unwieldy but powerful.
18 Kirby [Smash]
(All-Star)
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Up & B Button: Final Cutter
Down & B: Stone
Because of his light weight, Kirby is always in danger of being sent flying, but his ability to puff up and fly allows him to come back from amazing distances. His Final Cutter strikes on the way up and on the way down, and it sends out a beam of force upon landing. Kirby transforms into various objects and crashes down when he uses his Stone technique.
157 Kirby Hat 1
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Super Smash Bros. Melee
12/01
Here's Kirby sporting several results of his Copy ability. In Link's hat he can shoot arrows, while Mario's cap gives him access to Fireballs. The Donkey Kong suit offers up a Giant Punch, while Samus's helmet allows Kirby to fire off charged-up energy shots. Finally, while wearing the Yoshi hat, Kirby can swallow enemies and turn them into eggs.
158 Kirby Hat 2
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Super Smash Bros. Melee
12/01
Kirby's got several of his finest hats on here. In Ness's baseball cap, he can use the power of PSI to unleash PK Flash, while Captain Falcon's visor gives him the ability to unleash a huge punch. His adorable Pikachu cap comes complete with stored-up electric charges, allowing him to shock his foes, and the Fox ears come with a matching blaster.
159 Kirby Hat 3
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Super Smash Bros. Melee
12/01
With all of these hats, Kirby could open his own haberdashery! Peach's crown lets him use Toad, while the Ice Climber parka allows him to shoot ice blocks. Kirby has Fire Breath in the Bowser horns, and he can copy Zelda in both her forms. In Zelda's headdress he can use Nayru's Love, while Sheik's wrap gives him a needle arsenal.
160 Kirby Hat 4
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Super Smash Bros. Melee
12/01
Looks like Kirby's copied a bunch of hidden characters! In Luigi's hat, he can shoot green Fireballs, while copying Mewtwo gives him the power to throw Shadow Balls. Copying Mr. Game & Watch lets Kirby hurl sausages, and doing the same to Jigglypuff earns him a Rollout move. Marth's hair comes complete with a powerful Shield Breaker move.
161 Kirby Hat 5
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Super Smash Bros. Melee
12/01
Secret hats galore! In Pichu's hat Kirby can shoot out electricity, while Dr. Mario's headgear gives him Megavitamins. When Kirby wears Falco's beak, he gets to use Falco's powerful Blaster; by the same token, he can fire arrows when in Young Link's cap. When Kirby copies Ganondorf he gets the Warlock Punch, and copying Roy produces a Flare Blade.
233 Fire Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
5/93
When Kirby swallows a fire-wielding enemy, he transforms into Fire Kirby. Not only does he breathe fire in this form, but he can also sprout flames on his entire body and damage enemies by crashing into them. Fire Kirby wears the bright red headdress of his enemy Burning Leo. The hat turns into a helpful weapon when thrown.
234 Fighter Kirby
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Kirby Super Star
9/96
Kirby dons a warrior's headband and becomes a fierce fighter when he swallows an enemy skilled at physical attacks. Fighter Kirby uses many colorful punching and kicking moves as he overpowers his enemies with his sparring skills. The Vulcan Jab is just one of the many techniques Kirby can use thanks to his copying power.
235 Ball Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
5/93
When Kirby swallows a ball enemy, he turns into a ball and can bounce off of floors and walls. It's tough to control, but well worth it for the strong attack power it gives Kirby. After his debut in Kirby's Adventure, Ball Kirby has popped up in several more Kirby games, such as Kirby's Pinball Land and Kirby's Block Ball.

Brawl[edit]

# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
11 Kirby
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GB Kirby's Dream Land
SNES Kirby Super Star
A round, pink ball of cuteness from a distant, peaceful star. He can swallow anything with his gigantic mouth, then spit it out as ammo. He has the handy ability to copy powers and use them as his own. His hovering ability lets him fly through the air with ease. He's so round, he's sometimes treated like a ball.
12 Cook Kirby
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WII Super Smash Bros. Brawl Kirby in chef's garb. When Kirby throws on his chef's hat, a giant pot appears in the center of the screen. All characters, items, and even long-distance weapons are sucked into the pot. Once they've simmered a bit, food items equal to the number of things in the pot appear. Characters in the mix get blasted straight up out of the pot.
393 Beam Kirby
BrawlTrophy393.png
Kirby's Adventure
1993
Kirby in a jester cap...and a super cute Kirby at that. Beam Kirby features a Beam ability, acquired by inhaling Waddle Doo, that allows him to shoot a whiplike beam at his enemies. With a wide attack range, this ability is extremely easy to use, especially for taking out enemies in bunches. In Kirby Super Star, this beam can also be charged and fired.
394 Needle Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
1993
A Kirby ability made when Kirby inhales a spiked enemy. When attacking, the needles on Needle Kirby's body extend, giving him a porcupine-like look. This ability provides both offensive and defensive measures against nearby enemies. Plus, needles which extend on Kirby's underside when jumping eliminate any threats on landing.
395 Sword Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
1993
A Kirby ability made when Kirby inhales a sword-wielding foe or a sword itself. Doing so provides Kirby with a rapid sword slash, a jumping sword spin, or even the energy-beam blast of the Final Sword. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that this is the #1 Copy Ability in terms of accessibility.
396 Sleep Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
1993
Kirby after he copies the ability to sleep peacefully. Kirby takes on this form when he inhales Noddy or other such enemies. Kirby cannot move at all while sleeping, so extra care should be taken not to use this ability when enemies are near. Kirby, in his slumber, tends to drool, and in his panicked awakening, isn't it cute how he forgets to wipe off the drool?
397 Wing Kirby
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Kirby Super Star
1996
Kirby when he inhales a winged enemy and copies its flying ability. This ability can be used to proceed through strong winds that would otherwise be too tough to overcome. Wing Kirby can also perform a plethora of attack moves, such as the Bomber Head, where Kirby dive-bombs onto enemy heads.
398 Fighter Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
1993
Kirby when he is skilled in martial arts, especially close-quarters combat. Inhaling brawny challengers like Knuckle Joe will transform Kirby, allowing him to use a bunch of fight moves like Rising Break, the heroic uppercut. His Mega Power Shot in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, which used charged energy to take out faraway enemies, is another Fighter Kirby highlight.
399 Fire Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
1993
Kirby when he inhales an enemy who uses fire. Shooting fire from his mouth, Fire Kirby can cook enemies from afar. This ability also allows Kirby to light explosive blocks, fuses, and so on. In Kirby Super Star and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Fire Kirby can roll his burning body into enemies as an attack move.
400 Ice Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
1993
Kirby when he copies an enemy with chilly abilities. Ice Kirby can blow an icy wind from his mouth and freeze enemies solid. These frozen enemies can then be knocked into other enemies as an additional means of attack. These blocks are not only effective against enemies but can also be used on terrain such as magma or water.
401 Plasma Kirby
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Kirby Super Star
1996
Kirby when he inhales Plasma Wisps, which glow with a neon green flame. Plasma Kirby can charge the plasma strength up to a maximum level of 5. In Kirby Super Star, your attack--be it a Plasma Laser or a Plasma Wave Cannon--varies with the length of time you charge it.
402 Tornado Kirby
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Kirby's Adventure
1993
Kirby when he inhales enemies that fly around like twisters through the sky. When in tornado form, Kirby can spin freely through the air for short amounts of time, clearing out groups of enemies. Tornado Kirby will continue spinning and bouncing violently off of obstacles until he comes to a stop. One drawback of Tornado Kirby is the control difficulty.

Stickers[edit]

Image Game Effect
Cook Kirby Sticker.png Kirby Super Star Flinch Resistance +140
Cupid.png Kirby & the Amazing Mirror Carry Star Rod
Sticker Kirby Dedede 64.png Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards [Specials: Direct] - Attack +21
Usable by: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede
Kirby Amazing Mirror.jpg Kirby & the Amazing Mirror Swim Time +40
BrawlSticker Kirby64.jpg Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards [Body, Spin] - Attack +22
Usable by: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede
Kirby Kirby Air Ride Sticker.jpg Kirby Air Ride [Arm, Leg] - Attack +17
Usable by: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede
Needle Kirby Sticker.jpg Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards [Head] - Attack +29

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カービィ
Kābyi
Kirby
Russian Кирби
Kirbi
Korean 커비
Keobi
Chinese 柯比
Kēbǐ

Trivia[edit]

The Thwomp transformation from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
The Brick Block transformation in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  • Despite Kirby's being identified with masculine pronouns in most localizations, as well as "Kirby" generally being a male name, the intention of Masahiro Sakurai was always for players to come up with their own conclusions on Kirby's gender, and the Japanese developer team once teased that Kirby might be female.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Kirby will occasionally transforms into a Thwomp when using his Stone attack. In Melee and Brawl, he uses the design from Super Mario 64; in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, he will use the design from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, he sometimes transforms into a Brick Block while in his Stone form.
  • Kirby has more trophies of himself than any other playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • In Nintendo Monopoly, Kirby took the role of Virginia Avenue. He is worth $160.
  • Kirby has many notable similarities to Yoshi. Both characters have friendly, cheerful, and somewhat childish personalities, and, most importantly, share an immense appetite and love for food, and they both defeat enemies by eating them and using them in some way (Kirby either copies their abilities to use them for himself, or spits them back at other enemies; and Yoshi turns enemies into eggs to throw).