|Ring dong, ding dong! It's a golden bell. Shake it, and a strange tone issues forth. Talk about stunning conclusion--get a load of the Ding Finale!|
— Kirby: Triple Deluxe flavor text
Bell is a Copy Ability. It was first introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and has so far only appeared in that game and its Sub-Game upgrade spin-off, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, as well as its sequel, Kirby Fighters 2. The Bell ability gives Kirby a large bell hat with a large pink star on the front and blue ribbon tied to the handle, and two large handbells to use as weapons. This ability can only be obtained by swallowing the enemy Ringle. In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Bell and Beetle are the two unlockable abilities via StreetPass with Triple Deluxe.
The Bell ability is primarily used to create large damaging sound waves, but the bells themselves can also be thrown to deal damage. The ability also gives Kirby a more powerful guard, in which he hides inside the bell. If enemies attack him while he is hiding, sound waves will be sent out. The Bell ability is one of the few which can be used underwater.
|Bell's Moveset in Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
|Ring-ding||Kirby shakes a bell on his hand to knock the enemy. Kirby walks a step every Ring-ding.||18→3 (2nd hit onward)|
|Ring-ding-dong||Kirby repeatedly uses Ring-ding and shakes his bells hand by hand.
||18→3 (2nd hit onward)|
|Ding Finale||Kirby finishes the Ring-ding-dong combo with Ding Finale, a jump bell smash. Kirby is invincible during Ding Finale.
When both his bells smash the ground, it will create two shockwaves, each traveling to one side of the stage respectively.
|Quick Finale||Kirby can perform an instant Ding Finale with this button execution.||38 (bell)|
|Sting-ding||Kirby shakes his bells on both sides. This can not be used in midair.||24|
|Twin Tinker||Kirby spins himself with his bells in 360 degrees and then throws his bells to both sides. This can be used in midair.
Kirby is invincible when he's spinning. Thrown bells bounce off platforms and walls.
|26 (spinning body)|
26 (thrown bell)
|Tinker Melody||Kirby releases several energy bells around him.||16|
|Bell Block||Kirby hides into his bell hat as the guard move.
His bell hat releases sound waves that can knock back enemies when any enemy tackles it, and when Kirby comes out from it.
|No damage to bosses|
|Floating Ring-ding||Kirby can use Ring-ding on the water's surface.||18→3 (2nd hit onward)|
|Underwater Twin Ring-ding||Kirby can use Twin Tinker underwater.||12→6 (2nd hit onward)|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
|The attacks from the new Bell copy ability look quite different from the other abilities. That’s because Kirby strikes enemies with the melody that flows out of the bells in each hand. By continuously attacking enemies with Ring-ding, the attack powers up to Ring-ding-dong, then to Ding Finale. To attack enemies who are farther away, throw the bells left and right simultaneously using Twin Tinker. The bell on Kirby’s head can also serve as protection by using Bell Block. To obtain the Bell ability, inhale a Ringle when you see it in the game!|
— Satoshi Ishida, Miiverse post on 05/26/2014 9:13 AM
Bell debuts in this game and is obtainable from the enemy Ringle. Bell is a fairly versatile ability, which allows Kirby to attack from a distance, use a more powerful Guard technique, and attack underwater with it. Kirby also appears to be enjoying himself while he bangs on the bells to create huge sound waves, as a smile can be seen on his face during some of the attacks. Despite this, Bell is one of the less versatile abilities in the game, as its use in puzzle-solving is limited.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Bell appears as a selectable copy ability in this game, but it cannot be used unless the player has save data for Kirby: Triple Deluxe on his/her Nintendo 3DS system. It functions the same as it did in the previous game.
Kirby Fighters 2
Bell returns as a playable ability in this game, with largely the same move-set as it had in its previous iterations (excepting the underwater moves, as there is no water in the game). It is unlocked upon reaching Fighters Rank 37, making it the final Copy Ability to unlock in the game.
|Bell move-set in Kirby Fighters 2|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Damage (unmodified)|
|Ring-ding||Kirby slams one of his bells into the ground in front of him, damaging foes with sound waves in addition to the bell itself.||21|
|Ring-ding-dong||Kirby slams his bells forward several times in rapid succession. This move will continue for as long as B is repeatedly pressed, and Kirby moves forward very slowly while using the attack.||15 (initial hit, if not Ring-ding) |
3 (each successive hit)
|Ding Finale||Kirby finishes his attack by leaping into the air then slamming into the ground with his bells out on both sides, sending powerful sound waves across the stage which travel a great distance and send foes flying on impact.||5 (initial jump) |
30 (sound waves)
|Quick Finale||Kirby leaps into the air and crashes down with his bells on both sides, launching shock waves that travel across the stage.||30 (close) |
20 (sound waves)
|Sting-ding||Kirby performs a spin and then strikes on both sides of him with his bells, hitting everyone around him.||23|
|Twin Tinker||Kirby spins while moving forward and then tosses his bells forward and backward as projectiles. The bells will slowly rise in altitude if possible.||18|
|Tinker Melody||Kirby charges up and releases a big sound blast around him, dealing damage to nearby foes.||28|
|Bell Block||Kirby hides inside a large bell to defend himself. If nearby foes strike the bell, they will take damage, but Kirby cannot Dodge.||8|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Ring dong, ding dong! It's a golden bell. Shake it, and a strange tone issues forth. Talk about stunning conclusion--get a load of the Ding Finale!|
- Bell is the second sound-based Copy Ability with Mike being the first albeit unlike Mike, Bell is not limited use.
- In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Bell's Rare Outfit replaces Kirby's default bells with bianzhong (ancient Chinese bronze bells) that replace the bells' sound in battle.
- Bell is the only Copy Ability introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe that hasn't appeared in later main series titles since.
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