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Copy Ability InfoBox
The image for yo-yo in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Obtained from Gim
Power(s) Perform attacks and tricks involving a yo-yo.
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Yo-yo is an ability that can be obtained by inhaling Gim. It debuted in Kirby Super Star and likewise, it was also a part of its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra. The abiliy allows Kirby to ultilize a bright red yo-yo to smack around enemies from a safe distance, comparable to the Beam or Whip ability. The yo-yo could also pass through walls and floors, therefore it is sometimes used to activate switches to solve puzzles.

Kirby can also obtain the Yo-yo ability through Copy Essence Deluxes. With the yo-yo equipped, Kirby can create Gim as a helper. Kirby's visual appearance only changes by the addition of a backwards ballcap.


Yo-yo moveset in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Break Spin
Dash + B
Yo-yo Up
(up) + B
Yo-yo Down
(down) + B
Jump Spin
Dash + B in air
Hammer Drop
(any direction) + B near foe
Gazer Spiral
Down, up + B


  • Kirby's backwards cap is more than likely a reference to the Earthbound RPG (known as Mother 2 in Japan). In the game, the yo-yo is a weapon several characters can equip, and the main character, Ness, wears a similar backwards cap. HAL had also done some work on Earthbound as well.
  • Kirby's appearance is recolored into the Wheel and Paint abilities.
  • Oddly enough, this ability could be obtained by inhaling one of Combo Cannon's cannonballs. This was changed in Kirby Super Star Ultra, where instead Kirby recieved Bomb ability from them.
  • Break Spin is one of the attacks Kirby can use in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It replaces the Burning ability, which was used in Super Smash Bros. Melee as Kirby's dash attack.