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Assist Star

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Assist Star
KPR Assist Star.png
A screencap of the first Assist Star obtained in Kirby: Planet Robobot
Use Storing Food items for later use.
Obtained From Bandana Waddle Dee
Game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Comparable to Bubble
Stock Item
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This article is about the item containing Food found only in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, and should not be confused with Ability Stars or Dropped Stars.
Helper Item: Assist Star!

Tap the Touch Screen or press Y to use the Assist Star!

— flavor-text after collecting an Assist Star for the first time in Kirby: Planet Robobot

An Assist Star is an item which can be collected in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot. It resembles a star-shaped bubble containing a Food item of some sort.


Assist Stars are handed to Kirby or King Dedede by Bandana Waddle Dee in specific parts of stages, usually right before boss fights. When collected, it occupies a spot in the lower screen of the Nintendo 3DS system, and can be accessed at any time when the player taps it on that screen or by pressing the Y Button. Doing so will activate the Food item inside, restoring Kirby's health by a certain amount.

Only one Assist Star can be held at a time. Attempting to collect another will cause it to replace the one previously held, with the replaced star being ejected from Kirby and left to float in the air, where it can be re-collected. An Assist Star will not linger in Kirby's inventory if the game is reset, or a Game Over occurs.

Assist Stars do not despawn until Kirby entirely leaves a room, even persisting after using a 3D Warp Star and regardless of whether or not Kirby already touched it. Strangely, if Kirby tries to pick up an ejected Assist Star while still having the other one in his inventory, the next ejected Assist Star will always move towards the position of Bandana Waddle Dee, regardless of how Kirby approaches it.

Assist Stars can contain the following items:

Assist Stars are also encountered in The Arena and The True Arena for both main-series 3DS games.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KTD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe The Assist Star is a support item!

Assist Stars can be used by touching the bottom screen or pressing Y.
KPR Box.png Kirby: Planet Robobot Helper Item: Assist Star!

Tap the Touch Screen or press Y to use the Assist Star!

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Instruction manual bio (page 14)[edit]

Contains a single restorative item.

Kirby: Planet Robobot Instruction manual bio (page 16)[edit]

Thrown by Bandana Waddle Dee. Each one contains an item that restores health.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アシストスター
Ashisuto Sutā
Assist Star
French Étoile assistance Assist star
German Hilfsvitalstern Vital help star
Italian Stella aiuto Help star
Korean 어시스트 스타
eosiseuteu seuta
Assist Star
Spanish Estrella de ayuda Help star

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