Archer

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Archer
TD Archer.png
Artwork of Archer Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Details
First game Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2
Other game(s) Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Spynum
amiibo (Planet Robobot): Pit, Dark Pit, Duck Hunt
Power(s) Shoot enemies with arrows from long distance.
Comparable to Cupid
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Archer is a Copy Ability introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The Archer ability gives Kirby a purple cap with a white trim and a yellow feather sticking out of the back, and a pink bow with orange tips and star insignia, stocked with brown-shafted arrows. It can only be obtained from a Spynum. The ability allows Kirby to release arrows at several different angles. Kirby can also charge the arrows. They will be charged only twice, allowing for three different types of arrows; normal (arcing) straight, and energy. The energy arrow releases and small radius explosion on contact. He can also shoot arrows straight into the air, and if he charges that, they will become a shower of arrows to rain on surrounding enemies. If the player hits the down button, Kirby will go into camouflage, where he puts up a piece of fake cardboard scenery, like bushes and trees, and hides behind it. He can even fire arrows in this position. Finally, Kirby can melee enemies using his arrows, and jump up in the air and fire several arrows at the ground in front of him.

Moveset[edit]

Archer moveset for Kirby: Triple Deluxe
while facing right
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Shot
B
Sky Shot
↑ + B
Snipe Shot
Hold B to charge, and then release
Sky-Shot Shower
Press ↑ and then hold B, and then release
Magic-Star Arrow
Hold B longer before releasing
Arrow Slash
Dash + B
Sharpshooter
While holding B, press either of ↨
Leaping Quiver
Dash jump + B in midair
Camouflage
Hitman
B while camouflaged
Crawl
Either of ↔ while camouflaged

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Archer makes its debut in this game, and can be obtained from the enemy Spynum. There are a number of puzzles in this game which specifically require the use of the Archer ability and involves the player tilting the Nintendo 3DS to line a pathway for Kirby's arrows.

Archer is also available as one of the abilities in the sub-game Kirby Fighters.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

Archer is one of the available Copy Abilities which can be selected in this game. It functions identically to the way it did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Archer returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot, and is still supplied by Spynum. It is unchanged from its appearance in prior titles.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Archer returns in Kirby Fighters 2, playing largely the same way it did in its previous appearance. It is unlocked for use by the player upon reaching Fighters Rank 28.

Moveset[edit]

Archer move-set in Kirby Fighters 2  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage (unmodified)
Shot
Press and release B
Kirby shoots an arrow straight forward. 12
Snipe Shot
Hold B to charge, then release
Kirby shoots a more powerful arrow which passes through opponents and other objects, but not walls. 16
Magic-Star Arrow
Hold B longer before releasing
Kirby shoots a powerful magic missile that passes through opponents and other objects, but not walls. 32
Sharpshooter
While holding B, move ↑/↓
Kirby can aim his bow up or down while holding an arrow to shoot. N/A
Sky Shot
↑ + press and release B
Kirby fires an arrow straight upward. 20
Sky-Shot Shower
Move ↑ and hold B to charge, then release
Kirby fires a magic arrow straight upward which causes four streams of energy to rain down around it. These energy streams also deal damage. 26 (main arrow)
22 (energy streams)
Arrow Slash
Dash + B
Kirby pulls out an arrow and swipes opponents with it at melee range. After the first swipe, he steps forward and performs a second. 8 (first hit)
12 (second hit)
Leaping Quiver
Dash + B in midair
Kirby fires three arrows in rapid succession diagonally downward. 12 (first arrow)
7 (second arrow)
7 (third arrow)
Camouflage
Kirby hides behind a cardboard cut-out with crayon drawing on the front resembling a background object. He can still take damage, but has a lower profile. N/A
Hitman
B while camouflaged
Kirby shoots a low-to-the-ground arrow, and can shoot them very rapidly. 10
Crawl
Move ←/→ while camouflaged
Kirby shuffles slowly to the left or right, keeping his low profile in the process. N/A

Profiles[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe Wait for the right moment, and open fire. Hide in the shadows, and become a Sharpshooter! Your precision aiming will let you hit a small target from long distance.
Kirby Planet Robobot box art.png Kirby: Planet Robobot Wait for the right moment, and open fire. Hide in the shadows, and become a Sharpshooter! Your precision aiming will let you shoot through tight spots.

Trivia[edit]

  • Archer is very similar to Cupid as they both shoot arrows. However, there are two key differences. Archer Kirby doesn't have wings, and can't hover in place with this ability. Also, Archer's arrows have noticeably more power, speed, and control options.
  • Some of the fake scenery used in Camouflage also include hidden secrets. For instance, Kirby can hide behind a stone that looks similar to Stone Kirby, hide behind an image of King Dedede, and hide behind the HAL Laboratory logo.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナイパー
Sunaipā
Sniper
Dutch Boogschutter Archer
French Archer Archer
German Bogenchütze Archer
Italian Arciere Archer
Russian Лучник
Luchnik
Archer
Spanish Arquero Archer