Bio Spark

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Bio Spark
KSA Bio Spark Artwork.png
Artwork of Bio Spark from Kirby Star Allies
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First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Brawlball)
Copy Ability Ninja
Similar entities Moonja
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Quote1.png "…I will walk the path of mastery."
Under cover of the night, hidden in villages, this elite ninja takes a journey to learn the ninja’s way. With his blade of violet lightning, he speeds through the land!
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— Guest Star Bio Spark Savage Silence Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Bio Spark (also spelled Biospark) is a common enemy in the Kirby series, first appearing in Kirby Super Star. Bio Spark is a ninja-like figure, who wears a cloak with a plume on the helmet. Although glimpses of his gloved hands and covered feet are shown, his only actual body parts seen are his glowing eyes, and he has no arms at all, similar to Blade Knight and Sir Kibble. Bio Spark usually wears black or purple, but is also seen wearing green.

Bio Spark can do many things usually attributed to a ninja, including throwing kunai knives when Kirby is far away, slicing rapidly with a blade when Kirby gets too close, hiding in the shadows, grabbing his foe, jumping up, and flinging them to the ground (known as Air Drop).

Bio Spark provides the Ninja Copy Ability when swallowed by Kirby.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSS Bio Spark Sprite.pngBiosparkSSU.png Bio Spark debuted in Kirby Super Star. In this title and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, he can become Kirby's Helper and perform all of the same moves as Ninja Kirby, including wall jumps. Bio Spark also gains access to the Infinity Jump, which allows him to really show off his Ninja moves without being inhibited by a Hovering technique. However, Bio Spark suffers from reduced stamina when compared to Kirby.

Additionally, in Kirby Super Star Ultra, he appears in the Helper to Hero Sub-Game as one of the playable characters and wears a red cloak. He also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.

Locations[edit]

Bio Spark can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Bio Spark locations in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria No
Mallow Castle Yes Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave No Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius Yes
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon Yes
Crystal No ???? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants Yes
Garden Yes Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Biospark SS.png In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Bio Spark often hides behind a sheet, making him both hard to see and invincible. When Kirby gets within a certain distance of Bio Spark, he lifts the sheet and attacks, which makes him vulnerable to being attacked or swallowed for the Ninja ability.

When possessed by Kirby's Ghost ability, Bio Spark can use the following moves (facing right):

  • B: Knife throw
  • →+B: Blade multislash
  • ↑: Hide
  • When touching a common enemy in midair: Air Drop

Locations[edit]

Bio Spark can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bio Spark locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 No No Yes No No No No Yes
Stage 2 No No No Yes No No No Yes
Stage 3 No No No No No No No No
Stage 4 No No No Yes No No No N/A
Stage 5 No No No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX Yes No No No No No No N/A

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

While not appearing in the main game of Kirby Mass Attack, Bio Spark cameos as an obstacle in the Sub-Game, Kirby Brawlball. He occupies a small part of the board and will swipe at any Kirby ball that gets near. He is worth 100 points each time he is hit. Once he is hit, Tac will activate on the top left corner. Bio Spark will also throw ninja stars that are worth 800 points.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Bio Spark makes his first 3-D appearance in Kirby Star Allies, where he provides the Ninja ability as usual, as well as being recruitable as a Friend. Once recruited, Bio Spark can perform all of the same moves as Ninja Kirby, and can also have his blade augmented by elemental powers.

Bio Spark as a Friend has lower health than Kirby and his health (tied with NESP) is below average - even lower than many other Friends, and just slightly higher than Adeleine & Ribbon's.

Locations[edit]

Bio Spark can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby Star Allies:

Bio Spark locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Dream Land Far-Flung Starlight Heroes
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Planet Earthfall No
Donut Dome No Falluna Moon No
Honey Hill No Planet Misteen Yes
Fruity Forest No Mareen Moon Yes
Clash at Castle Dedede No Planet Caverna Yes
Extra Eclair Yes Grott Moon Yes
Planet Popstar Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel Yes Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream Yes The Divine Terminus Yes
Jambastion Extra Planet α Yes
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet β No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet γ Yes
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet δ No
Western Outer Wall No Ability Planet Yes
Inner Sanctum No Heroes in Another Dimension
Heavenly Hall Yes Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III Yes
Sector C No Dimension IV No

Cameo appearances[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Bio Spark's blade is explicitly named in the Japanese version of Kirby Star Allies, being called 紫電しでん in his Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! Pause Screen description, which can be translated to "swordflash". In the English version however, the sword isn't named, and rather is said to be "of violet lightning", utilizing another translation of the kanji.
    • Bio Spark's Japanese name is derived from this same kanji.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バイオスパーク
Baio Supāku
Vio Spark; derived from 紫電しでん (shiden), meaning "violet lightning" or "swordflash".
"B" and "V" are interchangeable sounds in Japanese.
Traditional Chinese 闇忍
àn rěn
Dark Ninja
Simplified Chinese 暗忍
àn rěn
French Bio Spark -
German Ja-Nin Rearrangement of the English word "ninja"
Korean 바이오스파크
Baioseupakeu
Bio Spark
Spanish Ninjaku Pun on the word ninja