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The official logo for amiibo

amiibo are a series of collectible figurines based on characters from Nintendo franchises, which also tout functionality with various video games. Scanning in various figures will unlock bonuses in these games, which range from purely cosmetic changes to new content in the form of in-game items, characters and locations.

The first amiibo figurines that went out for sale were the ones related to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. Among them were figurines of Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight, as all three were fighters in that game. Later, concurrent with the release of Kirby: Planet Robobot, came a set of official Kirby series amiibo, including Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee.

Nintendo consoles and handhelds compatible with amiibo[edit]

Kirby Games compatible with amiibo[edit]

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Amiibo functionality in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

The first game in the series compatible with amiibo was Kirby and the Rainbow Curse on Wii U. It is compatible with the Kirby series amiibo (including their Super Smash Bros. series amiibo counterparts), which can be scanned in to give Kirby a bonus during the playthrough of a level. The bonus obtained depends on the figure used, and can only be used once a day. The Kirby amiibo allows for unlimited Star Dashes, the King DeDeDe amiibo provides two extra health bars and the MetaKnight amiibo allows for fast dashing through weaker enemies.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot for 3DS is the second game compatible with amiibo. Here, the figures give Kirby a Copy Ability based on what type it is, as well as some Food (and a sticker if the amiibo is a Kirby series one).

If playing Meta Knightmare Returns, Meta Knight only gains food.

If playing The Arena or The True Arena, Kirby only gains food and the Copy Ability, which is the only way to obtain the Smash Bros. and U.F.O. abilities in these modes.

Unlike in Rainbow Curse, amiibo outside the Kirby series are also compatible.

amiibo Copy Ability Notes  
Kirby (Kirby) U.F.O. This is one of only two ways to obtain this Copy Ability in Planet Robobot.
King Dedede (Kirby) Hammer (custom) Kirby changes color to match Dedede, and gains his hat.
Meta Knight (Kirby) Sword (custom) Kirby changes to dark blue in color, wields the Galaxia and obtains smaller versions of Meta Knight's mask and wings placed on top of his head.
Waddle Dee (Kirby) Parasol (custom) Kirby changes color to match a Waddle Dee, and wields a spotted blue parasol instead of the usual one.
Kirby (Smash Bros.) Smash Bros. Kirby gains access to a condensed version of his move-set from the Smash Bros. series.
King Dedede (Smash Bros.) Hammer Kirby also changes color, becoming yellow.
Meta Knight (Smash Bros.) Sword Kirby also changes his color to green.
Animal Crossing series figures and cards Leaf Reflects the motif of leaves in the Animal Crossing series.
Bowser Stone Reflects the Bowser Bomb.
Bowser Jr. Bomb Reflects Bowser Jr.'s many explosives.
Captain Falcon Wheel Reflects Captain Falcon's status as a racer.
Charizard Fire Reflects Charizard being a Fire-type Pokémon.
Dark Pit Archer Reflects Dark Pit using a bow in combat.
Diddy Kong Bomb Reflects Diddy Kong's explosive Rocketbarrel pack and popgun.
Donkey Kong Fighter Reflects Donkey Kong being a melee brawler.
Dr. Mario Doctor A full circle reference, since Doctor Kirby was originally based off of Dr. Mario.
Duck Hunt Archer Reflects Duck Hunt being a projectile fighter.
Falco Jet Reflects the Arwing.
Fox Jet Reflects the Arwing.
Ganondorf Poison Resembles Ganondorf's dark purple energy attacks.
Greninja Ninja Reflects Greninja being a ninja.
Ike Sword Reflects Ike being a swordfighter.
Inkling Poison Poison is the closest facsimile to ink available.
Jigglypuff Mike Reflects Jigglypuff's Sing attack.
Link Sword A full circle reference, since Sword Kirby was originally based off of Link.
Little Mac Fighter Reflects Little Mac being a boxer.
Lucario Fighter Reflects Lucario being a Fighting-type Pokémon.
Lucas ESP Reflects Lucas' PK abilities.
Lucina Sword Reflects Lucina being a swordfighter.
Luigi Fire Reflects Luigi's fireball attacks.
Mario Fire Reflects Mario's fireball attacks. This also applies to all of the other variant amiibo of Mario.
Marth Sword Reflects Marth being a swordfighter.
Mewtwo ESP Reflects Mewtwo being a Psychic-type Pokémon.
Mii Fighters Fighter/Spark/Sword Which one Kirby gets is determined at random.
Mr. Game & Watch Circus Reflects Mr. Game & Watch's juggling attacks in Super Smash Bros.
Ness ESP A full circle reference, since ESP Kirby was originally based off of Ness.
Olimar Leaf Reflects the Pikmins' plant-like qualities.
Palutena Mirror References Palutena's Reflect barrier and mirror shield.
Peach Parasol Reflects Peach's own parasol.
Pikachu Spark Reflects Pikachu being an Electric-type Pokémon.
Pit Archer Reflects Pit using a bow in combat.
R.O.B. Beam Due to the Laser ability not being in this game, Beam was chosen as the closest facsimile.
Robin Spark Reflects Robin's primary use of lightning in his/her attacks.
Rosalina Ice Reflects Rosalina's connection to comets.
Roy Sword Reflects Roy being a swordfighter.
Samus Bomb Reflects Samus' numerous exploding implements.
Sheik Ninja Reflects Sheik being a very ninja-like fighter.
Shulk ESP Reflects Shulk's Vision technique.
Toon Link Cutter References Toon Link's boomerang.
Villager Leaf Reflects the motif of leaves in the Animal Crossing series.
Wario Wheel Reflects Wario's motorbike.
Wii Fit Trainer Doctor Reflects the Wii Fit Trainer's focus on health and fitness.
Yoshi Whip Reflects Yoshi's tongue, which acts much like Kirby's whip.
Zelda Mirror References the Nayru's Love attack.
Zero Suit Samus Whip Reflects Zero Suit Samus' plasma whip.
(any other amiibo) Random amiibo not listed above when scanned in will give Kirby a random Copy Ability.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[edit]

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, scanning an amiibo will give the leader of Team Kirby various goodies, including Gem Apples and Fragments. This can be done by visiting the Kirby statue to the left of Magolor's Shoppe in the main plaza.

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

In Kirby's Blowout Blast, there is a special collection room where Kirby can obtain large statues of himself and his friends/rivals when the player scans a Kirby series amiibo (including their Super Smash Bros. series amiibo counterparts). This will also add more musical options to the hub, appropriate to the character scanned in.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

An official news post showcasing all of the amiibo costumes for Battle Royale.

In Kirby Battle Royale, amiibo can be scanned in to unlock various Headgear for certain Copy Abilities or characters. These costumes are purely cosmetic, and not required for 100% Completion of the game:

  • Kirby's amiibo unlocks the Ultra Sword Hat for Sword Kirby.
  • King Dedede's amiibo unlocks the Masked Dedede Mask for King Dedede.
  • Meta Knight's amiibo unlocks the Galacta Knight Mask for Meta Knight.
  • Waddle Dee's amiibo unlocks the Café Cap for Waddle Dee.
  • Qbby's amiibo unlocks the Qbby Cap for Bomb Kirby.

(Super Smash Bros. series amiibo counterparts of Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight are also compatible.)

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

These items appear over Kirby's head and slowly float down to the ground when a non-Kirby-series amiibo is scanned.

While inside a stage, an amiibo can be scanned in to give Kirby some items. Scanning in a Kirby series amiibo (or the Qbby amiibo) will give Kirby two Picture Pieces, a Maxim Tomato, and two Point Stars. Scanning in any other amiibo will give Kirby one Picture Piece, a cherry, and two Point Stars. This can be done at any point in the stage, even during Boss fights.

In The Ultimate Choice, amiibo can be used up to 7 times in a row during a run, but this marks the results as using amiibo.

amiibo Item list in Kirby Star Allies  
amiibo Items
Meta Knight
King Dedede
Waddle Dee
Other amiibo

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

Scanning in a Kirby series amiibo (including their Super Smash Bros. series amiibo counterparts) will give Kirby a special hat to wear. These hats are based on the characters scanned, and function like the Ravel Abilities added into the game.


Kirby series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]