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Copy Ability InfoBox
KRTDL Beam.png
Artwork for Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Last Game Kirby: Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot
Obtained from Waddle Doo, Laser Ball, Gemra, King Doo
Power(s) Perform attacks involving a beam.
Helper Waddle Doo
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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.

Notable Game Appearances

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. Kirby's sprite doesn't change upon swallowing this ability.

Kirby Super Star and 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
Skill Button Execution
Beam Whip
Cycle Beam
Dash + B
Beam Blast
Dash + B in air
Capture Beam
(any direction) + B near foe
Wave Beam
Hold B long + Release

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 Kirbies, 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
Skill Button Execution Description
Beam Whip
The standard whiplike attack; Kirby swings a beam downwards.
Cycle Beam
Dash + 1
Kirby hits the brakes and fires mutliple energy balls in a cone-shaped pattern forwards.
Beam Blast
Dash + 1 in midair
Kirby aims downwards and fires a series of energy blasts diagonally towards the ground..
Revolution Beam
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.
Wave Beam
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.
Capture Beam
(↑, ↓, or front) + B near foe
Kirby grabs an enemy and fires them away with a flurry of energy balls.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Beam 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.

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 was introduced in the Kirby series, and has appeared in nearly every main series installment since then.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Rayo Beam
French Rayon Beam
Dutch Straal Beam
German Beam Beam
Italian Raggio Beam
Russian Луч