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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.

Several non-Kirby games unlock content based on the series when a Kirby-related amiibo is scanned. Additionally, an application released for the Wii U called amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits allows players to unlock demos of NES and SNES games, including Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby Super Star and Kirby's Dream Land 3.

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

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is the first Kirby series game 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 hit points and the Meta Knight amiibo allows for fast dashing through weaker enemies.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot 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, the only way to obtain the Smash Bros. and UFO abilities in these modes is by using amiibo.

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

Below is the list of Copy Abilities that can be obtained from an amiibo. Unless otherwise specified, the Copy Ability in question applies to all of the variant amiibo of the character (e.g. Super Smash Bros.-line and Super Mario-line).

amiibo Copy Ability Item(s) Notes  
Kirby (Kirby) UFO Maxim Tomato + Sticker This is one of only two ways to obtain this Copy Ability in Planet Robobot.
King Dedede (Kirby) Hammer (custom) Maxim Tomato + Sticker Kirby changes color to match Dedede, and gains his hat.
Meta Knight (Kirby) Sword (custom) Maxim Tomato + Sticker 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) Maxim Tomato + Sticker Kirby changes color to match a Waddle Dee, and wields a spotted blue parasol instead of the usual one, also gaining a bandana similar to Bandana Waddle Dee's.
Kirby (Smash Bros.) Smash Bros. Energy Drink As with UFO, this is one of only two ways to obtain this Copy Ability in Planet Robobot. Some moves have been changed from its previous appearances to reflect Kirby's moveset from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U onward.
King Dedede (Smash Bros.) Hammer Energy Drink Kirby also changes color, becoming yellow.
Meta Knight (Smash Bros.) Sword Energy Drink Kirby also changes color, becoming green.
Animal Crossing series figures and cards Leaf Cherry Reflects the motif of leaves in the Animal Crossing series.
Bowser Stone Cherry Reflects the Bowser Bomb, which involves Bowser slamming down on the ground, like Stone's main attack. The Stone hat also has horns that resemble Bowser's.
Bowser Jr. Bomb Cherry Reflects Bowser Jr.'s many explosives.
Captain Falcon Wheel Cherry Reflects Captain Falcon's status as an F-Zero racer.
Charizard Fire Cherry Reflects Charizard being a Fire-type Pokémon.
Dark Pit Archer Cherry Reflects Dark Pit using a bow in combat.
Diddy Kong Bomb Cherry Reflects Diddy Kong's explosive Rocketbarrel Pack and popgun.
Donkey Kong Fighter Cherry Reflects Donkey Kong being a melee brawler.
Dr. Mario Doctor Cherry A full circle reference, since Doctor Kirby was originally based off of Dr. Mario.
Duck Hunt Archer Cherry Reflects the Duck Hunt game's focus on sharpshooting.
Falco Jet Cherry Reflects the Arwing, Team Star Fox's signature spaceship.
Fox Jet Cherry Reflects the Arwing.
Ganondorf Poison Cherry Poison resembles the dark purple energy used in many of Ganondorf attacks, such as Warlock Punch and Wizard's Foot.
Greninja Ninja Cherry Reflects Greninja being a ninja.
Ike Sword Cherry Reflects Ike being a swordfighter.
Inkling Poison Cherry Poison is the closest facsimile to ink available.
Jigglypuff Mike Cherry Reflects Jigglypuff's Sing attack.
Link Sword Cherry A full circle reference, since Sword Kirby was originally based off of Link. This also applies to Young Link's amiibo.
Little Mac Fighter Cherry Reflects Little Mac being a boxer.
Lucario Fighter Cherry Reflects Lucario being a Fighting-type Pokémon. It also possibly references Aura Sphere, which acts like Fighter Kirby's Force Blast.
Lucas ESP Cherry Reflects Lucas' PK abilities.
Lucina Sword Cherry Reflects Lucina being a swordfighter.
Luigi Fire Cherry Reflects Luigi's fireball attacks.
Mario Fire Cherry Reflects Mario's fireball attacks.
Marth Sword Cherry Reflects Marth being a swordfighter.
Mewtwo ESP Cherry Reflects Mewtwo being a Psychic-type Pokémon.
Mii Fighters Fighter/Spark/Sword Cherry References the three Mii Fighters: Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter. Which one Kirby gets is determined at random.
Mr. Game & Watch Circus Cherry References the Game & Watch game Ball, which focuses on juggling.
Ness ESP Cherry A full circle reference, since ESP Kirby was originally based off of Ness.
Olimar Leaf Cherry Reflects the Pikmin's plant-like qualities.
Palutena Mirror Cherry References Palutena's Reflect Barrier and mirror shield, as well as the Japanese name for Kid Icarus, "Palutena's Mirror".
Peach Parasol Cherry Reflects Peach's own parasol.
Pikachu Spark Cherry Reflects Pikachu being an Electric-type Pokémon.
Pit Archer Cherry Reflects Pit using a bow in combat.
R.O.B. Beam Cherry Due to the Laser ability not being in this game, Beam was chosen as the closest facsimile.
Robin Spark Cherry Reflects Robin primarily using lightning to attack.
Rosalina Ice Cherry Reflects Rosalina's connection to comets, and possibly her course in Mario Kart 7, Rosalina's Ice World.
Roy Sword Cherry Reflects Roy being a swordfighter.
Samus Bomb Cherry Reflects Samus' numerous exploding implements.
Sheik Ninja Cherry Reflects Sheik being a very ninja-like fighter.
Shulk ESP Cherry Reflects Shulk's Vision technique.
Toon Link Cutter Cherry References Toon Link's boomerang.
Villager Leaf Cherry Reflects the motif of leaves in the Animal Crossing series.
Wario Wheel Cherry Reflects the Wario Bike.
Wii Fit Trainer Doctor Cherry Reflects the Wii Fit Trainer's focus on health and fitness.
Yoshi Whip Cherry Reflects Yoshi's tongue, which acts much like Kirby's whip.
Zelda Mirror Cherry References Nayru's Love, which can reflect projectiles.
Zero Suit Samus Whip Cherry Reflects Zero Suit Samus' Plasma Whip.
(Any other amiibo) Random Cherry amiibo not listed above when scanned in will give Kirby a random Copy Ability.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe/Super Kirby Clash[edit]

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, scanning an amiibo will give the leader of Team Kirby various goodies, including Gem Apples and Fragments, with a rare chance of possibly receiving a Rare Fragment per scan. This can be done by visiting the Kirby statue to the left of Magolor's Shoppe in the village. Five different amiibo can only be scanned every 24 hours.

When asked to scan an amiibo, a rearrangement of Adeleine's encounter with Dark Matter (Art Attack) plays.

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. These additions are as follows based on the character scanned:

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

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

In Kirby Battle Royale, amiibo can be scanned in to unlock various Headgear for certain Copy Abilities or characters. The Headgear 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 the Kirby amiibo is scanned.

While inside a stage, an amiibo can be scanned in to give Kirby some items. Scanning in a Kirby series amiibo, a Kirby character amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series, or the Qbby amiibo will give Kirby two Picture Pieces, a pre-determined food item, 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, different 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
Kirby
Meta Knight
King Dedede
Waddle Dee
Qbby
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 and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land's amiibo functionality is very similar to Kirby Star Allies. Scanning in a Kirby series amiibo (or a Qbby amiibo) while playing in the main mode will grant Kirby with a number of items, including a Stock Item and Star Coins. Scanning in any other amiibo figurine will also grant items, but not as many. The player can't use more than five amiibo in a row, and the count will reset after clearing a stage. The Colosseum also marks amiibo usage if the cup is completed successfully.

amiibo Item list in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
amiibo Items
Kirby
  • Life Up x1 (stock item)
  • Star Coins: red ×2 + green ×2 (30 points in total)
Meta Knight
  • Speed Boost x1 (stock item)
  • Star Coins: red ×2 + green ×1 + yellow ×1 (26 points in total)
King Dedede
  • Attack Boost x1 (stock item)
  • Star Coins: red ×2 + green ×1 + yellow ×1 (26 points in total)
Waddle Dee
Qbby
other amiibo
  • Car-Mouth Cake x1 (stock item)
  • Cherries x1
  • Star Coins: yellow ×2 (2 points in total)

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