Archer

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Archer
KTD Archer artwork.png
Artwork of Archer Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Details
First game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
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.
Similar to Cupid
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Quote1.png 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. Quote2.png
— Kirby: Triple Deluxe pause caption

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 up to two times, allowing for three different types of arrows; normal uncharged arrows that travel in an slight arc when angled, partially charged arrows that travel in a straight line and pierce through enemies, and fully charged energy arrows, which release a small radius explosion on contact. He can also shoot arrows straight into the air, charging this will cause the arrow to split into a shower of arrows that 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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Quote1.png Have you tried the new Archer ability yet? Doesn’t Kirby look charming wearing a fashionable hat while sniping enemies with arrows? The Archer ability enables three levels of attacks depending on the amount of power you charge up: the Shot, Snipe Shot, and Magic-Star Arrow. You can also use Arrow Slash to attack enemies up close. Kirby using his Hitman attack while hiding behind a bush is quite a sight, too! For the Archer ability, inhale a Spynum before it hits you! Quote2.png
— Satoshi Ishida, Miiverse post on 05/23/2014 9:18 AM

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.

Moveset[edit]

Archer moveset for Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot
while facing right
Skill Image Button Execution
Shot
KPR Shot clip.png
B
Snipe Shot
KPR Snipe Shot clip.png
Hold B to charge, and then release
Magic-Star Arrow
KPR Magic-Star Arrow clip.png
Hold B longer before releasing
Sharpshooter
KPR Sharpshooter clip.png
While holding B, press either of ↨
Sky Shot
KPR Sky Shot clip.png
↑ + B
Sky-Shot Shower
KPR Sky-Shot Shower clip.png
Press ↑ and then hold B, and then release
Arrow Slash
KPR Arrow Slash clip.png
Dash + B
Leaping Quiver
KPR Leaping Quiver clip.png
Dash jump + B in midair
Camouflage
KPR Camouflage clip.png
Hitman
KPR Hitman clip.png
B while camouflaged
Crawl
KPR Crawl clip.png
Either of ↔ while camouflaged
Camouflage forms[edit]
Forms
Form Description Form Description
KPR Camouflage screenshot 1.png
A green bush
KPR Camouflage screenshot HAL.png
The HAL logo
KPR Camouflage screenshot 2.png
A green bush with pink flowers
KTD Camouflage screenshot Dedede.png
A picture of King Dedede
(Kirby: Triple Deluxe exclusive)
KPR Camouflage screenshot 3.png
A short tree
KPR Camouflage screenshot Dedede.png
A picture of King Dedede,
styled from Dedede's Drum Dash
(Kirby: Planet Robobot exclusive)
KPR Camouflage screenshot 4.png
One of the forms of Stone
KPR Camouflage screenshot Taranza.png
A picture of Taranza
(Kirby: Planet Robobot exclusive)
KPR Camouflage screenshot 5.png
A Star Block
KPR Camouflage screenshot Haltmann.png
The Haltmann Works Company logo
(Kirby: Planet Robobot exclusive)

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.

For more precise competitive-oriented information on the Archer ability in Kirby Fighters 2, see Mizuumi Wiki's page.

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.
KPR Box.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 due to the fact that they both shoot arrows. However, there are two key differences between the two. Those being that Archer Kirby doesn't have wings, which means he is unable to float around like Cupid can, and that Archer's arrows have noticeably more power, speed, and versatility.
  • The official Kirby Fighters 2 Copy Compendium #4 video refers to Archer by its Japanese name, Sniper. An updated version of the video released on February 3rd, 2020 fixed the error and refers to the ability by its English name.

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 Bogenschütze Archer
Italian Arciere Archer
Russian Лучник
Luchnik
Archer
Spanish Arquero Archer