Beetle

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Artwork of Beetle Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Details
Debut Game Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Last Game Kirby: Battle Royale
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Beetley, Hornhead
Power(s) Flying, stab with horn, grabbing and throwing enemies.
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Beetle is an ability which gives Kirby the horn and wings of a rhinoceros beetle. It is unique in the fact that after grabbing enemies, Kirby can still walk and jump, albeit more slowly and less high, respectively. Kirby also only faces one direction when carrying enemies, forcing him to walk backwards when moving in the opposite direction, although this has no effect on anything except the direction enemies are thrown. Another notable thing about this ability, is that it has the ability to pound down Posts with Hardhead Slam. The ability can only be obtained from the the enemy Beetley, and the mid-boss Hornhead. It was introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe along with Bell, Circus, Archer, and Hypernova, and has so far only appeared in that game.

Moveset

Bell moveset for Kirby: Triple Deluxe
while facing right
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Horn Upper
B
Spiral Horn
↑ + B
Horn Flurry
B repeatedly
Hover Wing
A in midair
Rocket Horn
Dash + B
Hardhead Slam
↓ + B in midair
Rocket Horn Dive
↑ during Rocket Horn
Catching Horn
Either of ↑→ + B when near an enemy
Carry Around
Catching Horn + either of ↔
Slamming Drill
Catching Horn + ↓ + B
Quick Throw
Catching Horn + B
Throw Drop
Catching Horn + ↑ + B
Crown Drop
Catching Horn + ← + B

Trivia

  • Some of Beetle's moves are notably similar to the Suplex and Throw abilities. Also, Suplex is obtained from the mid-boss Bugzzy, who is similar in appearance to Hornhead.
  • This is the fourth ability to give Kirby a unique flying animation. The others are Jet, Wing, and Cupid. Of these three, Cupid is the only one where flying doesn't damage enemies.
  • The design of the Beetle hat is based on the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle. It also takes a couple details from feudal samurai armor.