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.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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 / Kirby Super Star Ultra
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|
Dash + B
Dash + B in air
(any direction) + B near foe
Hold B long + Release
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.
The playable Waddle Doo has the same ability, and cannot discard it.
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 moveset, 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|
|The standard whip-like attack; Kirby swings a beam downwards.|
Dash + 1
|Kirby hits the brakes and fires multiple energy balls in a cone-shaped pattern forwards.|
Dash + 1 in midair
|Kirby aims downwards and fires a series of energy blasts diagonally towards the ground.|
1 repeatedly in midair
|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.|
Hold 1, release
|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.|
(↑, ↓, or front) + 1 near foe
|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
Beam returns once again in this title, functioning like it did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. In addition, it is one of the abilities compatible with the Robobot Armor. Here, it can be used to conduct electricity, similar to Spark, which is also in the game.
Kirby Star Allies
|Beam moveset in Kirby Star Allies|
Press and release B
|The standard whip-like attack; Kirby swings a beam downwards.||12|
Dash + B
|Kirby hits the brakes and fires multiple energy balls in a cone-shaped pattern forwards.||Damage varies depending on the distance:
Dash + B in midair
|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.|
Press and hold B, and then release
|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)|
Either ↑, or forward + B near an enemy
|Kirby grabs an enemy and fires them away with a flurry of energy balls.||16+48+60 (Grab, launch and hit)|
Kirby Fighters 2
For more precise competitive-oriented information on the Beam ability in Kirby Fighters 2, see Mizuumi Wiki's page.
|Beam move-set in Kirby Fighters 2|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Damage (unmodified)|
Press and release B
|Kirby throws out a curved beam attack in front of him and drags it downward, covering a wide arc.||26 (if all hits connect)|
Dash + B
|Kirby throws out a spinning beam wave in front of him that lingers for a moment.||28 (if all hits connect)|
Dash + B in midair
|Kirby shoots several small spherical projectiles diagonally downward in front of him.||10 (first hit) |
4 (each subsequent hit)
Press and hold B, then release
|Kirby charges up a large sphere of energy and then shoots it straight forward.
It can travel a long distance, but will disappear after a short moment, making it unable to reach all the way across certain stages. It will pass through opponents and objects, but not through walls.
Either ↑/→ + B near an enemy
|Kirby uses energy to hold his foe in place. He can then release his foe with another B press and shoot several small beam attacks at them in the process.
While holding a foe, Kirby can change direction, but cannot move. If he does nothing, the foe will escape after 5 seconds with no damage.
- 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.
|Kirby's Adventure||Kirby fires a beam like that used by some enemies! This is an easy weapon to use!|
|Kirby Super Star||Use the Beam Attack against enemies! Fire the Beam by pressing Y. This is a very handy and useful ability.|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
|This Beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it!|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Whip the beam! Hold to hover!|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||This beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it! Beam it! Beam it!|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Flail this beam like a whip. It has many useful attacks. Try to store up a super shot!|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Lash foes with a whiplike beam! Hit and Cycle! Grab and Capture! Spin in midair for a Revolution! Charge up and BAM! Wave Beam!|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Unleash a sizzling beam of energy! Use the Capture Beam when near an enemy, or use the Beam Blast in midair, and then finish off your foe with a Wave Beam!|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||This ability gives you control of electricity itself. It looks like a simple ability, but science cannot yet explain how it works.|
|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!|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy
Kirby Super Star Ultra manual
- "Learn all the shapes and uses of this powerful beam attack."
- 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.
- In artwork for Kirby Super Star and its remake, the Beam ability hat is depicted as red on the left and orange on the right, with stars on both sides. In all other games, it is depicted as the reverse, orange on the left and red on the right; additionally, only the orange side has stars.
Kirby Fighters 2; rare hat based on Francisca
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