Beam

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Beam
KF2 Beam.png
Artwork of Beam Kirby for Kirby Fighters 2.
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First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (as Beam Mage)
Kirby Star Allies
Super Kirby Clash (as Beam Mage)
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Waddle Doo, Laser Ball, Gemra, King Doo, Metal General's drones
Power(s) Attacks with an electric beam; provides Zap augment.
Helper Waddle Doo
Comparable to Flare Beam (Super Ability);
Robobot Armor Beam Mode;
UFO (Chain Beam);
Spark, Laser, Plasma, Mirror, ESP, Beam Mage (Variant from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe)
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

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[edit]

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
B
Cycle Beam
Dash + B
Beam Blast
Dash + B in air
Capture Beam
(any direction) + B near foe
Wave Beam
Hold B long + Release

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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  
Skill Button Execution Description
Beam Whip
1
The standard whip-like attack; Kirby swings a beam downwards.
Cycle Beam
Dash + 1
Kirby hits the brakes and fires multiple 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) + 1 near foe
Kirby grabs an enemy and fires them away with a flurry of energy balls.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

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[edit]

Beam is one of the selectable abilities in Kirby Fighters Deluxe, functioning exactly the same as it did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

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[edit]

Beam appears as an ability in this title, along with Waddle Doo who represents the ability as a Friend. Beam can be used to augment other abilities with the Zap element.

Beam moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
(Star Bullet=52)
Beam Whip
Press and release B
The standard whip-like attack; Kirby swings a beam downwards. 12
Cycle Beam
Dash + B
Kirby hits the brakes and fires multiple energy balls in a cone-shaped pattern forwards. Damage varies depending on the distance:
  • Far: 14
  • Mid: 18
  • Close: 22
Beam Blast
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.
Wave Beam
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)
Capture Beam
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[edit]

Beam Kirby returns in Kirby Fighters 2 as one of the abilities the player can choose from. It is unlocked after reaching Fighters Rank 10, and plays much the same as it has in the preceding titles.

Moveset[edit]

Beam move-set in Kirby Fighters 2  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage (unmodified)
Beam Whip
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)
Cycle Beam
Dash + B
Kirby throws out a spinning beam wave in front of him that lingers for a moment. 28 (if all hits connect)
Beam Blast
Dash + B in midair
Kirby shoots several small spherical projectiles diagonally downward in front of him. 10 (first hit)
4 (each subsequent hit)
Wave Beam
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.

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Capture Beam
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.

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Other[edit]

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.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
Kirby's Adventure Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Kirby fires a beam like that used by some enemies! This is an easy weapon to use!
KSS Box NA.jpeg Kirby Super Star Use the Beam Attack against enemies! Fire the Beam by pressing Y. This is a very handy and useful ability.
Kirby NiDL box art.jpg
KatAM cover art.jpg
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
This Beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it!
Kirby Canvas Curse box art.png Kirby: Canvas Curse Whip the beam! Hold to hover!
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad This beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it! Beam it! Beam it!
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Flail this beam like a whip. It has many useful attacks. Try to store up a super shot!
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg 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!
TD Boxart NA.jpg 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 box art.png 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.
Star Allies Cover.jpg 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[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Beam Kirby Beam Kirby Brawl Trophy.png
Kirby's Adventure, Kirby: Squeak Squad
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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Beam Kirby Beam Kirby Wii U Trophy.png
Kirby's Adventure, Kirby Super Star/Kirby's Fun Pak
American English: 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.

British English: Ever felt jealous of a Waddle Doo's ability to fire beams from its eye? Well, if you're Kirby, there's really no need - swallow one and you, too, can swing energy beams to your heart's content! Charge them up to plough through multiple enemies at once, use them to grab and throw enemies, and even press switches through walls! Yeah!

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビーム
Bīmu
Beam
Chinese 光束
guāng shù
Beam
Dutch Straal Beam
French Rayon Beam
German Beam Beam
Italian Raggio Beam
Korean
Bim
Beam
Russian Луч
Luch
Beam
Spanish Rayo Beam