Ability Item

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Ability Item
KSSU Ability Item artwork.png
Artwork of Kirby tossing an Ability Hat to his Helper from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Details
Use Obtaining/transferring abilities
Obtained When discarding an ability with a helper already present.
When using the Normal Beam on a helper.
Game(s) Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Comparable to Copy Essence, Ability Star
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An Ability Item is an item from Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra which contains the essence of a Copy Ability and will grant Kirby that ability if he swallows it. This item replaces the Ability Star used in most other Kirby games.

How to create[edit]

To create an ability item, the player can press the A button (X in Ultra), which is the same button used to call a helper. Once done, Kirby discards his ability, and tosses the created item a short distance ahead of himself. The item created will resemble the ability in question, whether it be the weapon associated with it, the discarded hat, or some other item.

In addition, ability items can be made by using the Normal Beam on a helper, which transforms the helper into the corresponding item. As before, the player can do this by pressing the A button (X in Ultra), but only when Kirby does not have an ability equipped.

Properties[edit]

An ability item acts like most other items in the game, in that it does not move and will fall if the floor underneath is destroyed. Unlike most items, however, it will not automatically activate when Kirby touches it. Instead, it must be inhaled and swallowed to activate. The ability item can also be spat out as a Star Bullet, but it cannot be recovered afterward if used in this way. Additionally, if an ability item is left behind or left alone long enough, it will disappear, unlike other items.

Much like with Copy Essences, if a helper touches an ability item, it will automatically change into the corresponding helper for that item, and have its stamina fully restored. Transforming a helper with no health left into an item and then re-summoning it can be a useful method of saving the helper before it bursts out of existence.

Types of items[edit]

Most copy abilities in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra have a corresponding ability item. These items are as follows:

Ability Picture Description
Beam KSSU Beam Ability Item.png A bronze magic wand with a crystal ball attached
Bomb KSSU Bomb Ability Item.png A round black bomb
Copy KSSU Copy Ability Item.png Tac's bag
Cutter KSSU Cutter Ability Item.png A hat resembling the one Kirby wears
Fighter KSSU Fighter Ability Item.png A boxing glove
Fire KSSU Fire Ability Item.png A hat resembling the one Kirby wears
Hammer KSSU Hammer Ability Item.png A wooden mallet
Ice KSSU Ice Ability Item.png A hat resembling the one Kirby wears
Jet KSSU Jet Ability Item.png A toy jet
Mirror KSSU Mirror Ability Item.png A golden magic wand with a crystal ball attached
Ninja KSSU Ninja Ability Item.png A hat resembling the one Kirby wears
Parasol KSSU Parasol Ability Item.png A parasol
Plasma KSSU Plasma Ability Item.png A hat resembling the one Kirby wears
Stone KSSU Stone Ability Item.png A stone with a headband
Suplex KSSU Suplex Ability Item.png A wrestling champion's belt
Sword KSSU Sword Ability Item.png A sword in a scabbard
Wheel KSSU Wheel Ability Item.png A wheel
Wing KSSU Wing Ability Item.png A colorful bird which flaps its wings on occasion
Yo-Yo KSSU Yo-Yo Ability Item.png A hat resembling the one Kirby wears

Abilities that do not have items include: Cook, Crash, Mike, Paint, Sleep, Starship, and Wheelie Rider.

Profiles[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 21): "Gives Kirby a new Copy Ability when swallowed."

Trivia[edit]