- This article is about the Copy Ability. For Kirby's animal helpers debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2, see Animal Friend.
Animal is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It gives Kirby an animal costume with claws that allow him to dig through soft dirt, snow or clouds in certain areas. In addition, Kirby gains a lunge attack that allows him to tackle enemies.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Obtaining the Ability Scroll for Animal allows Kirby to perform the 'Claw Drill' attack, which propels him through the air like the Burning ability, but with the option of going downward in addition to left or right.
|Animal's moveset in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
Facing Right. Attack names are conjectural.
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Leaping Claw Swipe|
Dash + B
B in diggable spots
↓, ←, or → + B in midair
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Animal Kirby makes a small cameo appearance in this game as one of the collectible Keychains that can be found throughout it.
Kirby Star Allies
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||You love dirt! DIG! Sweet dirt! DIG! DIG! DIG! DIG!! Can't dig everywhere...|
Kirby: Squeak Squad manual
- "Animal Kirby's got long, sharp claws, which are good for attacking or digging in soft ground."
- The Animal Copy Ability makes an appearance in merchandise pertaining to and being illustrated in the style of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! despite it never actually appearing in the anime due to it ending years before Kirby: Squeak Squad's Japanese release.
Names in other languages