|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: 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. 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.
|Archer moveset for Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
while facing right
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Snipe Shot||Sky-Shot Shower|
|Magic-Star Arrow||Arrow Slash|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
|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!|
— 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.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
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
Kirby Fighters 2
|Archer move-set in Kirby Fighters 2|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Damage (unmodified)|
|Shot||Kirby shoots an arrow straight forward.||12|
|Snipe Shot||Kirby shoots a more powerful arrow which passes through opponents and other objects, but not walls.||16|
|Magic-Star Arrow||Kirby shoots a powerful magic missile that passes through opponents and other objects, but not walls.||32|
|Sharpshooter||Kirby can aim his bow up or down while holding an arrow to shoot.||N/A|
|Sky Shot||Kirby fires an arrow straight upward.||20|
|Sky-Shot Shower||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||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||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||Kirby shoots a low-to-the-ground arrow, and can shoot them very rapidly.||10|
|Crawl||Kirby shuffles slowly to the left or right, keeping his low profile in the process.||N/A|
|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||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.|
- 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.
Ability Star from Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot
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