Knuckle Joe

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Knuckle Joe
Assist Trophy Knuckle Joe.jpg
Knuckle Joe artwork from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Full name Knuckle Joe
First appearance Kirby Super Star (1996, Kirby series)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016, Kirby series)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Mario-related media)

Knuckle Joe is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series. He is a squat human-like character with blue clothes, a white bandana, and yellow, spiked hair. Knuckle Joe first appeared in Kirby Super Star, where he grants Kirby the Fighter ability when inhaled. He is also the helper formed for the Fighter ability when Kirby summons him. Knuckle Joe has appeared in numerous games since, still granting Kirby the Fighter ability when inhaled.

Knuckle Joe appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, Knuckle Joe hops to the nearest opponent and deliver a flurry of jabs and punches. He performs this one more time before finishing off the opponent with either a Rising Break or Smash Punch, both signature moves of the Fighter ability from the Kirby series. After unleashing one of these attacks, Knuckle Joe disappears. Knuckle Joe reappears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U reprising the same role. However, his attacks are weaker, but he can perform two Rising Breaks or Smash Punches before disappearing rather than one like in the previous game.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Knuckle Joe BrawlTrophy291.png SNES Kirby Super Star A martial artist known for amazing attacks like the Vulcan Jab. With his bandana, he looks and fights the part of a Muay Thai boxer. When Kirby copies Knuckle Joe, he gains the fighting techniques of a hand-to-hand-combat expert. Knuckle Joe also engages in friendly block-breaking competitions with Kirby. His other famous techniques are the Smash Punch and Rising Break.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Name Image Description
Knuckle Joe KnuckleJoeTrophy3DS.png A martial-arts master, Knuckle Joe can be inhaled by Kirby and his Fighter ability copied. If you summon him, he'll leap toward the enemy nearest you and unleash his powerful Vulcan Jab attack. He'll then finish off his target with a devastating Smash Punch or Rising Break.

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