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Artwork of Artist Kirby from Kirby: Star Allies
Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Unlimited use
(unless Painbrush is used)
Obtained from Vividria
Power(s) Attacks using a paintbrush and canvas; puts out fire and destroys Electro Saws with sprayed paint.
Helper Vividria
Comparable to Paint (Painbrush)
Ice-Spark (Still Life)
Adeleine & Ribbon
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Artist is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby Star Allies.


The Artist ability gives Kirby a magical paintbrush which can be used to splatter enemies in paint, and paint entities that can attack autonomously. Kirby also gains the ability to sculpt stone statues which he can then use to bash enemies with.

Artist is obtained from Vividria the mid-boss, who also can use this ability when recruited as a Friend. It gives both Kirby and the Vividria Friend a red painter cap adorned with a star and splattered with paint. The ability is unlimited use unless the Painbrush technique is used, which causes Kirby to lose the ability. However, Vividria cannot use Painbrush in any mode.

Sprayed paint from attacks of Artist or Adeleine & Ribbon can putting out fire and destroying Electro Saws and Zan Partizanne's lightning drums, but cannot provide the Splash element to allies. When Artist Kirby, Vividria or Adeleine & Ribbon become the rider of Friend Star or Star Allies Sparkler, they fire bullets with no element.

Kirby Star Allies Version 3.0.0 has added a new painting for the Painter attack of Artist Kirby and Vividria - the super-stuffed Kirby from Kirby's Blowout Blast[1], which Adeleine & Ribbon cannot draw.


Artist moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Brush Slash
Kirby swings his brush forward, splattering enemies ahead with paint. Brush: 240
Paint: 160
Brush Splash
Dash + B
Kirby lunges as he sweeps with his brush, splattering in a large area.
  • Kirby is invincible during this attack.
Brush: 320
Paint: 200
↓ + B
Kirby takes out a canvas and crudely renders either Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede, Meta Knight or super-stuffed Kirby.
The painting then springs to life, jumps off the canvas, and steps forward, attacking enemies ahead before disappearing.
  • Paint Bandana Waddle Dee/Meta Knight can cut ropes and grass.
  • Paint Dedede can pound stakes.
Canvas: 160
The painting moves/disappears: 240
King Dedede attacks: 360
Meta Knight/Bandana Waddle Dee attacks: 320
Super-stuffed Kirby moves: 360
↓↑ + B
Kirby gets out a pillar of marble and sculpts it into either a statue of Kabu, the Dreamstalk, or Susie in a classical style.
Kirby may also sculpt a pot, which breaks instantly.
During sculpture: 80
Finish: 20
Pot: 180
Creative Destruction
Press B after Sculpture
Kirby swings three times with his sculpture, causing it to smash into bits on the final swing. 300+400+500
Press and hold ↓ + Y
Kirby can charge his paintbrush up to three levels of power.
Once released, he splatters the entire area in paint, dealing huge damage. Once the move finishes, Kirby loses the Artist ability.
  • Artist Kirby cannot use Painbrush in The Ultimate Choice.
  • If the player plays as Normal Kirby and obtains the Artist ability from the Vividria mid-boss during the Ultimate Choice, he can use Painbrush.
Damage is not affected by the multiplayer modifier.
Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.

Friend Abilities

Artist has two signature Friend Abilities:



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アーティスト
Chinese 艺术家 (chs)
藝術家 (cht)
yì shù jiā
French Artiste Artist
Spanish Artista Artist