|Flail this beam like a whip. It has many useful attacks. Try to store up a super shot!|
— Super Star Ultra quote
Beam is an ability primarily obtained by absorbing a Beam-using enemy, such as Waddle Doos or Laser Balls, as well as by using Copy Pedestals. It allows Kirby to perform one of several beam attacks, such as a magical beam whip attack, which is useful for hitting switches, Bomb Blocks, and Star Blocks behind solid walls in order to get to hidden areas and items. Typically, Kirby obtains a red and yellow jester hat when this copy ability is obtained.
Beam is the favorite Copy Ability of Masahiro Sakurai - the creator of the Kirby series.
- 1 Game appearances
- 1.1 Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- 1.2 Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 1.3 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- 1.4 Kirby: Canvas Curse
- 1.5 Kirby: Squeak Squad
- 1.6 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 1.7 Kirby: Triple Deluxe
- 1.8 Kirby Fighters Deluxe
- 1.9 Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 1.10 Kirby Star Allies
- 1.11 Other
- 2 Super Smash Bros. Trophy Information
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Names in other languages
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
|Kirby fires a beam like that used by some enemies! This is an easy weapon to use!|
— Pause description from Kirby's Adventure
Beam Kirby first appeared in Kirby's Adventure where his Copy Abilities debuted. This ability allows Kirby to swing a beam downwards in his front by pressing the B button. This ability appears largely unchanged in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, but its visuals have been updated, giving Kirby his cap and causing his face to light up when he uses it.
Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
|Use the Beam Attack against enemies! Fire the Beam by pressing Y. This is a very handy and useful ability.|
— Pause description from Kirby Super Star
Beam Kirby appears in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, with powers typically expected from Beam Kirby. In the sub-game Milky Way Wishes, Kirby may also obtain and keep the Beam ability by using Copy Essence Deluxes. If Kirby has the Beam ability, he may transform the ability into a Waddle Doo as a helper. Kirby's appearance changes with a jester hat with stars, as well as turning yellow.
|Beam moveset in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
|This Beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it!|
— Pause description from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Beam returns in this title, looking and functioning the same as it did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Its only provider is Waddle Doo.
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Beam appears in this game. When Kirby has the ability, he can create a beam whip which ravels around his ball-shaped body, hitting anything within range, similar to Kracko's beam attack.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
|This beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it! Beam it! Beam it!|
— Pause description from Kirby: Squeak Squad
Beam returns in this game, functioning the same as in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. An Ability Scroll can be collected for the ability which upgrades its power, and allows it to create sparks that travel along metal surfaces.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Beam Kirby reappears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In addition to Beam Kirby's typical move-set, Kirby can execute a infinite loop beam whip in mid-air. Because of the multiplayer possibility that there may be several different colored Kirbys, there is no yellow shading of Kirby when Kirby obtains the Beam ability. In addition, the jester hat only has the yellow sectioned adorned with stars.
There is a super variant of this ability known as Flare Beam.
|Beam moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Beam Whip||The standard whip-like attack; Kirby swings a beam downwards.|
|Cycle Beam||Kirby hits the brakes and fires multiple energy balls in a cone-shaped pattern forwards.|
|Beam Blast||Kirby aims downwards and fires a series of energy blasts diagonally towards the ground.|
|Revolution Beam||A continuous usage of Beam Whip, with the whip circling Kirby until the button is released. Kirby is immune to gravity but not wind during the move.|
|Wave Beam||After charging up energy, Kirby fires a large ball of energy straight forwards. Stops when it hits a wall but travels through enemies; can hit twice if an enemy is sufficiently fat.|
|Capture Beam||Kirby grabs an enemy and fires them away with a flurry of energy balls.|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Beam returns in this title, relatively unchanged from its previous appearance. However, the "Revolution Beam" technique has been removed for unknown reasons.
Beam is also available as one of the abilities in Kirby Fighters.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
|This crackling attack releases a ton of energy. Shoot a Cycle Beam or fire a Beam Blast from midair! And if you need to electrify your friends' weapons in a flash, use the rapid-fire Wave Beam!|
— Pause caption from Kirby Star Allies
|Beam moveset in Kirby Star Allies|
|Beam Whip||The standard whip-like attack; Kirby swings a beam downwards.||12|
|Cycle Beam||Kirby hits the brakes and fires multiple energy balls in a cone-shaped pattern forwards.||Damage varies depending on the distance:
|Beam Blast||Kirby aims downwards and fires a series of energy blasts diagonally towards the ground..||The wand itself deals 22 damage while the bullets deal 18 damage.|
|Wave Beam||After charging up energy, Kirby fires a large ball of energy straight forwards. Stops when it hits a wall but travels through enemies; can hit twice if an enemy is sufficiently fat.||35 (18 if the ball hits the same enemy twice)|
|Capture Beam||Kirby grabs an enemy and fires them away with a flurry of energy balls.||16+48+60 (Grab, launch and hit)|
- Main article: Beam Mage
Beam appears under a different guise as the role Beam Mage from the Clash series of spin-off titles. The only major difference between the abilities is that Beam Mage's "Wave Beam" is upgraded into the "Time Beam", which can be charged to three different levels of power, and stops time for an enemy when they are hit enough times with the move.
Super Smash Bros. Trophy Information
Brawl Trophy Description
"Kirby in a jester cap...and a supercute Kirby at that. Beam Kirby features a Beam ability, acquired by inhaling Waddle Doo, that allows him to shoot a whip-like beam at his enemies. With a wide attack range, this ability is extremely easy to use, especially for taking out enemies in bunches. In Kirby Super Star/Kirby's Fun Pak, this beam can also be charged and fired."
Wii U Trophy Description
"Waddle Doo can fire beams from his eye. Does that make you green with envy? Then inhale him and copy that ability! You'll then be able to shoot beams from a wand, and the attack can even be charged up for greater effectiveness. You can also use a beam to push switches or to grab and toss your foes."
- Beam is the very first Copy Ability that can be obtained in the Kirby series, and has appeared in nearly every main series installment since then.
- In Kirby Star Allies, this is mentioned on the pause menu flavor text of Waddle Doo if he is 1P: "It was the first Copy Ability that anyone ever got, and the origin of all abilities that came later! So much potential from a beam! And now, he wants to see why the beam... bends!"
- Despite this, the actual first Copy Ability introduced in the game itself is Fire, as seen in the tutorial reel for Kirby's Adventure.
- In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, the alternative hat for Beam Kirby resembles Marx's.
Names in other languages