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Kirby Bubble Art SS.png
Artwork of Bubble Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
First game Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014, as a keychain)
Usage type Unlimited use
Obtained from Bubble Head, Buboo
Power(s) Turns enemies into bubbles
Similar to Fire, Ice, Water, Cleaning
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This article is about the Copy Ability. For Bubbles in other contexts, see Bubble (disambiguation).

Bubble is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby: Squeak Squad. When Kirby gains this ability, he obtains a blue hat similar to a shower cap, topped with many bubbles spewing out of it. He also gains a bubble wand, which is used for launching bubbles. Using this ability, Kirby is able to shoot a stream of bubbles at his opponents, which transforms them into bubbles containing Copy Essences upon defeat. The stream can also be used to break away blocks and other obstacles, even being able to shoot through walls.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Kirby attacks a Waddle Doo using the Bubble ability.

Bubble debuts in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It allows Kirby to transform regular enemies into bubbles so that he can pick up their Copy Abilities and use them later. For example, if Kirby uses the bubble ability on Sir Kibble, the bubble for the Cutter ability appears after Sir Kibble is defeated. If Kirby uses the bubble ability on an enemy that does not give a Copy Ability, such as Waddle Dee, a small star appears instead.

If the ability is used on a Gold Waddle Dee, the bubble will contain both a star and a chest, despite them not normally combining.

Bubble's moveset in Kirby: Squeak Squad
Facing Right. Attack names are taken from the Kirby: Squeak Squad Nintendo Official Guidebook.
Skill Button Execution Description
Bubble Attack
Kirby swings his wand forwards, creating a foam of bubbles. The trajectory of the bubbles can be changed by holding up or down with the +Control Pad.
Big Bubble
→ + B
Available after obtaining the Bubble Ability Scroll. Kirby stands on one foot, then launches a big bubble that flies in his front, curving up. While Kirby charges up the bubble, its direction can be angled upwards or downwards.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Bubble Kirby makes a small cameo appearance in this game as one of the collectible Keychains that can be found throughout it.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
USCover KSqS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad Mysterious bubbles can capture so much.

Kirby: Squeak Squad manual[edit]

  • "Bubble Kirby's got the power to turn enemies into soap bubbles."


  • The developers of Kirby: Squeak Squad had difficulty designing a hat for the Bubble ability, due to foam and bubbles not having fixed shapes. They ultimately decided to base it on a children's shower cap, but they were worried if it was being sold at the time the game was being developed, so they went window shopping to see if they still existed.[1]
  • Interestingly, the sprite for the Bubble ability's hat in Kirby: Squeak Squad seems to have slight design differences from that of the one featured in artwork, as the sprite features a crown on Kirby's head encasing the shower cap making it look more similar to various elemental abilities such as Fire or Ice, despite the hat not having any sort of crown-like design elsewhere, with the shower cap part of the hat also looking very different design-wise.



Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Bubble

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バブル
Dutch Zeepbel Soap bubble
French Bulle Bubble
German Blase Bubble
Italian Bolla Bubble
Korean 버블
Russian Пузырь
Latin American Spanish Burbujas Bubbles
European Spanish Pompas Bubbles


  1. "With the Bubble ability, it was difficult to know what form Kirby should take when using it. Foam and bubbles obviously have no fixed shape and that caused all sorts of trouble for us. So we made Kirby wear a kind of ring-shaped shower cap [used by children in Japan when they wash their hair to keep the soap out of their eyes, Ed.]. Then someone would argue: "But Kirby doesn't have any hair!" And someone else would respond: "Yes, but think about the soap! If it gets in his eyes, it's going to hurt!" (laughter) This kind of shower cap is something that's completely normal to people of our generation, but we were concerned it wasn't really used by people nowadays. We ended up checking shop windows to see if they still existed..." –Masanobu Yamada (Interview with the Kirby Mouse Attack Development Team)