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Artwork of Animal Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
First game Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018) (cameo)
Other game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo)
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Gaw Gaw, Gao Gao
Power(s) Digging through soft terrain, like dirt or snow.
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Animal debuts in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It is obtained by swallowing a Gaw Gaw, or the Mid-Boss Gao Gao.

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
Claw Swipe
Leaping Claw Swipe
Dash + B
B in diggable spots
Claw Drill
↓, ←, or → + B in midair

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

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[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Animal Kirby makes a cameo on "The Great Labyrinth Battle" Celebration Picture, occupying the left side of the picture.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad You love dirt! DIG! Sweet dirt! DIG! DIG! DIG! DIG!! Can't dig everywhere...

Kirby: Squeak Squad manual[edit]

  • "Animal Kirby's got long, sharp claws, which are good for attacking or digging in soft ground."



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アニマル
Dutch Beest Beast
French Animal Animal
German Tier Animal
Italian Animale Animal
Russian Зверь
Spanish Salvaje Wild