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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

Kirby Games compatible with amiibo

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 only compatible with the Smash figurines, which could be scanned in to give Kirby a bonus during the playthrough of a level. The bonus obtained depended on the figure used, and could only be used a certain number of times per day.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

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 or either of The Arenas, Kirby/Meta Knight only gains food. Unlike in Rainbow Curse, amiibo outside the Kirby series are also compatible.

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

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

In this expanded Sub-Game, 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

In this title, 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. This will also add more musical options to the hub, appropriate to the character scanned in.

Kirby: Battle Royale

An official news post showcasing all of the amiibo costumes for 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.
  • The Qbby amiibo unlocks the Qbby Cap for Bomb Kirby.

Kirby: Star Allies

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.

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

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Scanning in a Kirby series amiibo 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

Super Smash Bros. series