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Combo Cannon

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Combo Cannon
Main Cannon 2 KSSU battle.png
Screenshot of Kirby battling the Combo Cannon from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Other game(s) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Kirby: Planet Robobot (as an attack)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Copy Abilities Bomb (bombs in both games, cannonballs in Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Yo-Yo (cannonballs in Kirby Super Star)
Similar to Dedede Clones & D3
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The Combo Cannon (known as Main Cannon #2 in Kirby Super Star Ultra and also referred to as the twin cannon in Kirby Super Star) is the main cannon of the Battleship Halberd, located on the ship's main deck. It consists of three distinct pieces; a large rotating turret which fires volleys similar to a Shotzo's, a lower turret which shoots a powerful laser, and a robotic arm which can grab intruders and drop bombs on them. In some appearances, a second robotic arm is present which operates a crank that rotates the top turret. In most of its appearances in the Kirby series, this cannon is fought as a boss or Mid-Boss, but it has seen other uses as well.

Game appearances[edit]

The Combo Cannon's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby Super Star Boss Referred to as the twin cannon.
Kirby Super Star Ultra Boss Known as Main Cannon #2. As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, its role does not change.
Kirby's Epic Yarn Mid-Boss
Kirby: Planet Robobot Attack Seen on the Halberd. Used as Kirby's method of attacking when he is in Halberd Mode in the final boss fight.
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Mid-Boss As this is a port of Kirby's Epic Yarn, its role does not change.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Stage Hazard Also appears in The Subspace Emissary in certain cutscenes, and as a collectible Trophy.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Stage Hazard
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Hazard

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

The Combo Cannon is fought as a Boss in Chapter 4 of Revenge of Meta Knight and in The Arena. In its battle, Kirby can attack and disable the lower gun, but the Combo Cannon can only be defeated by striking its main rotating turret. Doing this can be tricky - especially with no Copy Ability - but the robotic arm which occasionally tries to grab Kirby may also drop bombs, which can be swallowed for the Bomb ability, and the cannonballs can be swallowed for the Yo-Yo ability in the SNES original and the Bomb ability in the DS remake.

In Revenge of Meta Knight, during Kirby's second boarding attempt of the Halberd, the cannon uses its lower gun to shoot him and the Warp Star down, preventing him from boarding. Later, as Kirby makes a third boarding attempt, this time riding on Dyna Blade, the lower gun succeeds in taking down Dyna Blade. Nevertheless, Kirby manages to board. As Kirby nears the Halberd's deck, the crew deliberately directs him to face the Combo Cannon head-on, hoping to thwart his progress. Once defeated, the Combo Cannon detonates, causing significant damage to the Halberd's deck.

Combo Cannon's attacks
Attack Description
Combo Cannon points its barrel at Kirby, the fires several large cannonballs at him.
Laser Blast
The laser cannon charges up energy and fires a blue laser that streaks across the screen. Cannot be guarded at all. Sometimes during the charge-up, one of the tiles of the floor that Kirby is standing rises since there is a 1-block tall space Kirby can be under to avoid.
Raise Platform
Part of the floor attempts to rise under Kirby, placing him in the laser cannon's line of fire. In Ultra it is only used at low health.
Drop Bomb
The robot arm appears holding a bomb, attempting to drop it on Kirby.
The robot arm appears and attempts to grab hold of Kirby. If it succeeds, it either smashes him on the ground or holds him in front of the laser cannon until it fires. Cannot be guarded.

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

The Combo Cannon as seen in Kirby's Epic Yarn

In the bonus Dream Land stage Battleship Halberd, the Combo Cannon is faced as a Mid-Boss during the course in a yarn version of its typical form. Kirby and Prince Fluff can engage it by using the Star Shooter transformation. The battle closely resembles its encounters in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, featuring many of the same attacks. However, the cannon's primary arm, which usually attacks Kirby, is absent, and the floor does not extend. During the battle, UFOs intermittently appear to attack Kirby. In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, the cannon reappears as a Mid-Boss in Slash and Bead's fourth stage.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Main article: Halberd Mode

While not directly seen in use, this cannon is used as the Halberd's primary weapon against Star Dream, where it fires rapid volleys at the rampaging computer. This is supplemented by the Planet Buster, which is an attack that Kirby contributes to.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Combo Cannon firing on the fighters in the Halberd stage of Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In The Subspace Emissary, the Combo Cannon is seen a number of times in use on the Halberd, primarily when the Subspace Army is attempting to repulse Star Fox's Arwing attacks. At one point, it uses its robotic arm to grab the Great Fox and slam it into a mountain.

On the Halberd stage, the Combo Cannon is the main stage hazard present once fighters land on the Halberd's deck. It can fire its laser cannon and large volleys at the fighters, and also try to strike them with its robotic arm.

The Combo Cannon also appears as a collectible trophy.

Image Description
SSBB Combo Cannon Trophy.png
"The main gun of the Battleship Halberd. As the name references, it has two guns—the top one shoots out slow-moving shells, and the bottom one fires a powerful laser. There's a mechanical arm at the base that is used to grab enemies and hold them to be blasted by the laser cannon. It has a wide attack range and once shot down Dyna Blade after she aided Kirby."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

The Combo Cannon appears as a collectible trophy.

Image American English description British English description
"This giant cannon is the main weapon of the Battleship Halberd. Any invader will think twice when cannonballs and laser beams are brought to bear. You'll have to be really careful around these weapons, since even the platforms underfoot will try to lift you into the path of the beam. Watch out!" "This is the main weapon of the Battleship Halberd. Anyone planning to attack it will think twice then they see the cannonballs and laser beams it fires. If Kirby wants to get past this thing safely, he'll have to stay light on his feet. Even the platforms he walks on are out to get him - they'll try to lift him up into the beam! Watch out, Kirby!"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Given the return of the Halberd stage in both of these titles, the Combo Cannon appears as a hazard once again, functioning the same way as before.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 連主砲れんしゅほう
Ni-ren Shuhō
Combo Cannon
  • 「2れん」 (ni-ren) means twin or double; in combination.
  • 主砲しゅほう」 (shuhō) means main or big gun; a cannon.
French Double Canon Double Cannon
German Kombokanone Combo cannon
Italian Cannone primario 2 Primary cannon 2
Korean 2중 주포
duljung jupo
Combo Cannon
  • 「2중」 (duljung) means twin or double; in combination.
  • 「주포」 (jupo) means main or big gun; a cannon.
European Portuguese Canhão Duplo[1] Double Cannon
Spanish Cañón combinado Combo cannon