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Artwork from Kirby Squeak Squad.
Debut Game Kirby Squeak Squad
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Gaw Gaw, Gao Gao
Power(s) Digging through soft dirt.
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This article or section is about the Copy Ability. For information about Kirby's animal helpers debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2, see Animal Friend.

Animal is an ability introduced in Kirby Squeak Squad, obtained by swallowing a Gaw Gaw, or the Mid-Boss Gao Gao. 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.

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 skills
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Claw Swipe
Leaping Claw Swipe
Dash + B
B in diggable spots
Claw Drill
Down, Left, or Right + B in midair

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Beest Beast
French Animal Animal
German Tier Animal
Italian Animale Animal
Russian Зверь
Spanish Salvaje Savage