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Black Hole

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This article is about the Black Hole attack used by bosses in the Kirby series. For the skill that Magolor uses in Magolor Epilogue, see Magolor's Magical Skills#Black Hole.

Black Hole is a reoccurring attack used by Marx and other bosses – mainly Soul-form bosses – throughout the Kirby series, with some variations being made along the way.


This attack causes a large black hole to appear, usually near the center of the screen, which sucks up Kirby unless he is perpetually running away from it. If Kirby is sucked into the black hole, he will be transported to an alternate dimension where he will take a large amount of damage before being returned to the original stage. Kirby will also lose his Copy Ability upon entering a black hole, and most instances of this attack cannot be guarded or dodged.

When playing as a character that is capable of using the move (like Marx or Magolor), the move can be used to suck in nearby enemies, items, and Star Blocks within its short radius. Some variations of this move may also deal chains of hits to caught enemies before sucking them in.

Game appearances[edit]

Black Hole's video game appearances  
Game User Notes
Kirby series
Kirby Super Star Marx
Kirby Super Star Ultra Marx, Marx Soul
Kirby Mass Attack Marx Appears in Kirby Brawlball.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Magolor, Magolor EX, Magolor Soul, Sphere Doomers EX Sphere Doomers EX use a variation of this attack called Mini Black Hole.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Star Dream, Star Dream Soul OS, Holo-Doomers 2.0 Star Dream and Star Dream Soul OS use a variation of this attack called Install Hole, while the Holo-Doomers 2.0 use Mini Black Hole.
Kirby Star Allies Player (Marx and Magolor), Void Termina, Void Soul This is the first time that any playable character can use the move.
Kirby Fighters 2 Player (Magolor)
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Chaos Elfilis Chaos Elfilis uses a variation of this attack titled And Here We Are.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Magolor, Magolor EX, Magolor Soul, Sphere Doomers EX, Rampaging Doomers, Player (Magolor, Magolor Epilogue only) The aforementioned bosses reprise this move in the remake, though the True Arena version of Magolor Soul can now summon two black holes at once. A new boss, Rampaging Doomers, is also capable of using Mini Black Hole.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Marx

Kirby Super Star[edit]

Black Hole first appears in Kirby Super Star as one of Marx's attacks. With it, Marx momentarily splits himself in two, creating a black hole between his two halves which exists only for a few seconds. This attack, which is prefaced by Marx teleporting erratically around the stage, cannot be guarded against.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra reprises Black Hole in the boss fights against both Marx and Marx Soul.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

In Kirby Mass Attack, Marx appears as the final boss of the Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball. Here, he uses Black Hole to split himself in half and suck up enemies from off-screen as well as any Kirbys that come too close. After a few seconds, Marx will then spit out a flurry of enemies and Kirbys. Though the enemies cannot make contact with the Kirbys, the way they crowd the screen makes it difficult for the player to focus on the Kirbys.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Black Hole is used by Magolor, Magolor EX and Magolor Soul in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. To use Black Hole, Magolor or Magolor EX will first enter the background to charge up their attack, then create a black hole in the center of the screen. In Extra Mode, Magolor Soul will only use Black Hole in phase 1 if Kirby still had the Ultra Sword from the prior battle with Magolor EX, in which case he will summon it without going to the background beforehand. In the True Arena iteration of the remake, Magolor Soul will instead create two Black Holes opposite each other.

In addition, all types of Sphere Doomers EX use a variation of Black Hole called Mini Black Hole. This attack summons a miniature black hole that pulls Kirby toward it, albeit not as forcefully as in previous boss fights. If Kirby touches the center of the miniature black hole, marked by a purple orb of energy, he will take damage. The Rampaging Doomers in the Magolor Epilogue and The True Arena are also capable of creating a Mini Black Hole.

When playing as Magolor in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler, he can summon his own version of Black Hole by pressing X + ↑, provided that the Magic Meter is already full. Like in Kirby Fighters 2, the black hole is directly summoned above Magolor and cannot be moved. This move is used to remove some Blocks containing a star-shaped vortex insignia. Unlocking this move requires defeating Hydriath and obtaining his respective Fruit Fragment, and it can be upgraded two more times to hit more often and increase its size as well.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a variation of Black Hole called Install Hole is used by Star Dream and Star Dream Soul OS. The attack, which Star Dream always uses at the beginning of Phase 3, involves the boss inhaling with such force that the Halberd is sucked in unless the player guides it toward the edge of the screen. Star Dream Soul OS uses this attack at the beginning of Phase 2. Here, it will inhale asteroids that can harm the Halberd; to dodge these obstacles, the player should position the Halberd at a corner of the screen. If the Halberd avoids being sucked in, Star Dream Soul OS will spit the asteroids back at it. In either boss fight, the Halberd will take a massive amount of damage if it is inhaled.

Mini Black Hole is again used by the Holo-Doomers 2.0 during the fight against Holo Defense API. This attack functions in the same way as in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, with one miniature black hole briefly appearing, pulling Kirby in and dealing damage if touched.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Void Soul performing Bon Appétit

In Kirby Star Allies, Black Hole can be used by Marx and Magolor. Marx's Black Hole can be used by holding and releasing B while using Radiant Flight, causing him to split in half and summon a black hole which sucks up any enemies within a short radius. Meanwhile, Magolor can also use Black Hole by pressing ↑ and holding B while in the air, then using the analog stick to move the resulting magic circle around. When releasing B, a star-shaped black hole in the target location will spawn, sucking in any nearby enemies, objects, items and dropped Ability Stars. Any Food sucked into the black hole will also heal the user.

An attack similar to Black Hole called Bon Appétit (internally known as Mini Core[from internal data]) is also used by both Void Termina and Void Soul. Void Termina uses this attack to summon two minions that are similar to Dark Matter in appearance. Both of these foes will, in turn, summon black holes that deal severe damage to Kirby and his friends if they have the misfortune of getting sucked in until they evaporate, leaving only a Dropped Star behind. Void Soul instead summons three minions with this attack that rotate around the boss while the black holes are in effect.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, when playing as Magolor, he can use his Black Hole attack once again, with a near-identical control input as in Kirby Star Allies. However, it can only be directly summoned above him and cannot be moved around freely. Any players standing in the black hole will take several hits.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Chaos Elfilis performing "And Here We Are"

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Black Hole makes its first appearance in 3D as Chaos Elfilis' first Phase 2 attack. Here, the attack is named ソレデハご覧ください (And Here We Are) after the voice clip that plays before its first use. During this attack, Chaos Elfilis will turn into a black hole, shrouding the stage in darkness and pulling Kirby inward. As always, Kirby must run away from the black hole so as not to be transported to a harmful alternate dimension. Though Kirby will lose his Copy Ability if he is sucked into the vortex, he is able to recover it when the attack ends.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

SmashWiki has more information about this subject here.
Marx using Black Hole in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Marx appears again as a boss in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where Black Hole serves its normal function. In this title, Marx will teleport three times until he is located in the middle of the stage, then quickly open a black hole that fighters must run away from.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラックホール
Black Hole
Dutch Zwart gat Black hole