Bubble

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Bubble
Kirby Bubble Art SS.png
Artwork of Bubble Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad
Details
First game Kirby: Squeak Squad
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo)
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Bubble Head, Buboo
Power(s) Turns enemies into bubbles
Comparable to Fire, Ice
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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 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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Bubble debuts in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It allows Kirby to transform 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 conjectural.
Skill Button Execution Description
Bubble Beam
B
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.

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.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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 of a shower cap, but they were worried if it was still used by people during the time the game released, so they went window shopping to see if they still existed.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バブル
Baburu
Bubble
Dutch Zeepbel Soap bubble
French Bulle Bubble
German Blase Bubble
Italian Bolla Bubble
Russian Пузырь
Puzyr'
Bubble
Spanish Pompas Bubbles


References

  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)