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Artwork of Adeleine from Kirby Star Allies.
First appearance Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Latest appearance Super Kirby Clash (2019, cameo)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Planet Robobot (as a sticker)
Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Theme music

Art Attack

Clip of "Art Attack" from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

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This article is about Adeleine from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. For the character from Kirby's Dream Land 3 who might possibly be Adeleine herself, see Ado.
Adeleine, an aspiring young artist, comes to Pop Star to study art but finds herself in the middle of a Dark Matter mess.
— Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards instruction booklet, pg. 22

Adeleine is the young painter that joins forces with Kirby in his quest to rid Dark Matter from his realm in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. She is a humanoid girl, which causes her to stand out greatly from many other Kirby series characters, particularly due to the fact that she stands at roughly twice the height of Kirby. Her name is a Germanization of the French "Adeline", which is diminutive for "Adele" (Nobility). Always seen with her easel by her side, she, with her art, regularly bridges the second and third dimensions; her paintings literally morph off of the page, ranging from enemies that Kirby can fight and defeat, to items like 1-Ups and Maxim Tomatoes that Kirby can actually use. In terms of dress, Adeleine most frequently dons a large red beret, green smock, and simple brown shoes, an appearance that changes in color only when playing the mini-games in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards or recruiting additional Adeleines as Dream Friends in Kirby Star Allies. Adeleine is not native to Popstar, having come from another world to study art. Her homeworld is left unspecified.


Adeleine, like the other Kirby 64 characters, does not speak. She seems to be peppy and upbeat from what is seen from her, and always seems to be happy even when times are tough. When Kirby sees her in a stage, she is more than eager to paint some food for him or help him find a Crystal Shard.

Similarities to Ado[edit]

It has long been speculated that Adeleine is the same character as Ado from Kirby's Dream Land 3, as both are young painter girls who can make living illustrations. While much has been said regarding the matter, their exact relationship has only been noted in a select few comments from HAL Laboratory, and even then, they tend to not draw any hard conclusions either way. For more information, see the Ado or Adeleine section on the Ado page.

Game appearances[edit]

Adeleine's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Supporting protagonist and boss Initially possessed by Dark Matter, but joins Kirby's side when defeated.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Reference Appears as a sticker
Kirby Star Allies Playable character Rolled into one character with Ribbon
Super Kirby Clash Cameo Appears as a background character in the Castle Village after clearing enough Ordeals

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

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Adeleine, after being possessed by Dark Matter.
Debut game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Copy Ability None
Similar to Ado, Holo Defense API
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Like all of Kirby's eventual partners in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Adeleine is first met on Pop Star doing what she does best - painting a landscape. Right before Kirby enters the scene, a Crystal Shard had interrupted her painting session, and like Waddle Dee before her, she bends down to pick it up, intrigued. Using her easel as a generation point, Dark Matter, noticing the shard, jumps Adeleine and embodies her; at this point, Kirby runs onto the screen, only to see Adeleine painting up various enemies for Kirby to fight. After defeating the final come-to-life painting, which is a scale drawing of Dark Matter itself, the evil forces escape her body, yielding Kirby, Waddle Dee, and Ribbon the Crystal Shard she had been holding. From this point on, Adeleine accompanies the group in finding the remainder of the Crystal Shards hidden across the realm.


Phase 1[edit]

During Phase 1, Adeleine paints a multitude of enemies. These are:

  1. An N-Z
  2. A Bronto Burt
  3. A Mariel
  4. A Mumbies
  5. An unidentifiable pixelated object
  6. The Ice Dragon
  7. Dark Matter's true form.

Upon their defeat, Adeleine enters Phase 2.

Phase 2[edit]

During this Phase, Adeleine charges in Kirby's direction while flailing her paintbrush, turning only if she hits a wall. At this point, all Kirby needs to do is to use his Slide Attack and/or Air Bullet on her and she will be defeated.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Adeleine makes a cameo appearance in Kirby: Planet Robobot as a collectable sticker.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The wait is over! This clever artist and her fairy companion from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards are back on Planet Popstar! They may not be the galaxy's most powerful duo, but their perilous paintings and shiny crystals are nothing to scoff at.
— Adeleine & Ribbon Pause Screen description in Story Mode and The Ultimate Choice
"Back for a new adventure!"
The attack artist from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and her pal Ribbon have returned! And with Adeleine's newly improved painting skills, these two are ready to be in the mix!

— Guest Star Adeline & Ribbon Artful Adventures Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Adeleine returns in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend added as a part of Wave 2 on July 27th, 2018 alongside Daroach and Dark Meta Knight. She is paired up with Ribbon as Adeleine & Ribbon, and uses her to hover. One of her attacks includes painting a variety of enemies from Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64, including Batamon, Ghost Knight, and . She can also charge up this attack to paint Waiu, Kracko, or Ice Dragon and ride upon it. She is able to do her flailing attack from the end of the battle against her as well. She can also use the Shard Gun from the final boss of Kirby 64 while flying in the air with Ribbon. She can also paint scenery on her canvas to hide behind it. She can also use a Friend Ability similar to Still Life, but instead of painting the refrigerator of Ice-Spark Kirby, she paints the Picnic from the bonus stages of Kirby 64.


Adeleine & Ribbon has the lowest health of all playable characters in Kirby Star Allies. In addition, Adeleine is tall and thus considered a big character, i.e. easier to get hit. However, Ice Dragon and Kracko from Ado's Painter can deal massive damage, making Adeleine & Ribbon one of the fastest characters to beat The Ultimate Choice solo.

Adeleine & Ribbon moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage[1]
Brush Slash
Adeleine swipes her brush forward. Brush: 24
Paint: 16
Brush Force
Dash + B
Adeleine charges forward while rapidly swiping her brush, and if she hits an enemy, she gets pushed back a bit. 24
↓ + Press and release B
Adeleine brings out her canvas and creates paintings of various past enemies.
She can paint in random Batamon, Ghost Knight, , and even Octacon from Kirby: Right Back at Ya! in his small form.
  • Batamon walks around.
  • Ghost Knight thrusts its lance forward, which can cut down ropes and grass.
  • I³ crushes anything below it, which can pound stakes.
  • Octacon enlarges itself to damage enemies.
Canvas: 16
The painting moves/disappears: 24
I3 attacks: 36
Ghost Knight attacks: 32
Octacon attacks: 16→4→2 (3rd hit onward)
Ado's Painter
↓ + Press and hold B, then release
Adeleine brings out her canvas and creates paintings of two past bosses and a past mid-boss.
She can paint Kracko, Ice Dragon, and Waiu in order.
Once she has completed the painting of the boss/mid-boss, she can ride and control it.
  • Press Y/L/R to drop from the paint boss/mid-boss.
  • The paint boss/mid-boss has only 1 HP and can be destroyed by one hit.
Canvas: 16
The painting disappears: 24
  • For the damage of painting bosses, see the table below.
Ribbon Flight
A in midair
Ribbon carries Adeleine in the air while flying, at the same speed of dashing. No
Ribbon's Crystal
Ribbon Flight + B
Adeleine uses Ribbon's crystal gun while being carried to shoot Crystal Shards at enemies. She shoots two Crystal Shards each time she uses it, and it can be used in quick succession. This is directly based on Ribbon's Crystal from Kirby 64. 14+2
Fairy Dance
↑ + B
Adeleine twirls around with Ribbon in the air, damaging nearby enemies. This attack can also be used to grab nearby items.
  • Adeleine & Ribbon are invincible during this attack.
Summon Ribbon: 8
Dance: 12+3+2 (3rd hit onward)
Final hit: 26
Canvas Cover
Adeleine and Ribbon hide behind a canvas. Enemies simply pass by instead of hitting the canvas. Paintings on the canvas include:
  • World maps from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards;
  • Adeleine's self-portrait from the staff credits of Kirby 64.

When released, paint is sprayed around Adeleine to deal damage. By tapping both the direction and L/R buttons, Canvas Cover can be repeated very quickly and deal massive damage to enemies nearby.

16 (release)
Al Fresco
Press and hold ↑
Adeleine's exclusive Friend Ability, similar to Still Life of the Artist ability. She paints the same Picnic minigame from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, in which it then creates a bunch of food and Point Stars. No
Reference: A Star Bullet deals 52 damage.
Ado's Painter moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
*Attack names for this section are conjectural.
*Kracko can move freely in the air while attacking.
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Beam Whip
Press and release B
Kracko creates two beam whips of electricity around it.
  • This can grant Friends the Zap element.
32→16 (2nd hit onward)
Lightning Bolt
Press and hold B
Kracko shoots a lightning bolt below it.
  • This can grant Friends the Zap element.
16→4 (2nd hit onward)
Kracko moves upward. Has the same effect as pressing ↑. No
Ice Dragon
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Icy Wind
Ice Dragon breathes icy wind while moving forward and wagging his tail.
  • This can grant friends the Blizzard element.
  • Ice Dragon can jump or change his moving direction.
  • This attack can be canceled by tapping B so only the first blow always hits and deals maximum damage.
32→24→11→10 (4th hit onward)
Block Push
↓ + B
Ice Dragon creates a block of ice and pushes it forward.
  • This can grant friends the Blizzard element.
Icicle Drop
↓ + B in midair
Ice Dragon slams down, causing four icicles to fall, two on each side.
  • This can grant friends the Blizzard element.
Icicle: 16
Stomp: 36
A in midair
Ice Dragon waggles his tail to hover for a limited amount of time. No
*Waiu cannot Infinity Jump or hover.
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Cutter Throw
Press and release B
Waiu throws a purple cutter, which can be fired in quick succession.
  • This can cut down ropes and grass.
16→8 (2nd hit onward)
Vanishing Dash
Press and hold B
Waiu vanishes and then quickly moves a distance depending on how long the button is held.
  • Waiu is invincible during this move.
  • Waiu can teleport horizontally only.
Star Stomp
↓ + B in midair
Waiu stomps down to throw a star bomb that bounces three times on the ground and then rises into the air. Star: 32
Stomp: 24

A couple of the character interactions in the main menu of Kirby Star Allies has Adeleine either hiding from or trying to attack Gooey. Presumably, this is because she is mistaking Gooey for Dark Matter, who had possessed her in Kirby 64.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Adeleine and Ribbon appear in the Castle Village after clearing the Toughest: Pres. Parallel Susie Story Quest. Here, the former is painting as the latter watches.


  • In the Japanese media, Adeleine calls Kirby by the nickname カーくん (Kā-kun).[2]
  • Adeleine sees King Dedede as a brother.[3] In the Japanese media, she calls him デデのだんな (Master/Mister/Sir Dede).
  • Adeleine is a little shy about being fed items, so she hides her face a little while doing Face-to-Face.[3]
  • In the Chinese version of Kirby Star Allies, the button execution of Painter and Ado's Painter was incorrectly shown as ↑ + B until this error was fixed in Version 4.0.0.
  • Adeleine slightly resembles Satsuki Kusakabe from the Studio Ghibli movie My Neighbor Totoro in body proportions and hair color, but their color scheme and interests are different.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アドレーヌ
Traditional Chinese 阿朵萊妮
ā duǒ lái ní
Simplified Chinese 阿朵莱妮
ā duǒ lái ní
Dutch Adeleine -
French Adeleine -
German Adeleine -
Italian Adeleine -
Korean 아들레느
Russian Аделин
From English name
Spanish Adeleine -