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KSA Cook Artwork.png
Artwork of Cook Kirby from Kirby Star Allies.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo)
Type(s) Single use
Obtained from Chef Kawasaki, Cookin, Prank while hurling a frying pan
Power(s) Turns all on-screen enemies into food; launches a huge stream of hot soup when charged.
Helper Chef Kawasaki
(Kirby Star Allies only)
Similar to Crash, Mike, Paint, Magic
"Cook" on other NIWA wikis:
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Cook (misnamed Chef in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe keychain) is a single use Copy Ability which debuted in Kirby Super Star and later returned in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby Super Star Ultra, and Kirby Star Allies. It allows Kirby to summon all enemies and projectiles present on screen into a large golden cauldron and cook them to produce food to replenish the strength of him and his friends. Cook is a single-use ability, typically provided by absorbing the defeated mid-boss Chef Kawasaki, and it will automatically defeat any regular enemy on screen when it is used. In Kirby Star Allies, the ability can also be used (harmlessly) on Kirby's allies, and will produce a specific food item based on what "ingredients" go in.

The actual Chef Kirby refers to his role in the Kirby Café merchandise.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Artwork of Cook Kirby from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Cook was introduced in Kirby Super Star, where it is obtained from Chef Kawasaki. When the ability is activated, an animated scene begins with Kirby conjuring a large gold colored pot. The pot pulls inside all enemies and their projectiles that are on-screen, then Kirby seasons and stirs the now burning pot. Kirby will raise his arms indicating completion and as many snacks as things in the pot will burst out. Kirby's physical appearance in Kirby Super Star Ultra changes only with the addition of a chef's hat.

The Cook Copy Ability is one of the few powers that has a limited use and affects all enemies on screen. After using the Cook ability once, Kirby returns to his regular state. Kirby cannot produce a helper using this Copy Ability.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Kirby using Cook in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Cook is largely the same as in Kirby Super Star, but is now obtained from Cookin. Which food items come out of the cauldron equal to the type of each potted enemy.

Regular enemies (1 life bar)

  • KaTAM Cherries.png Cherry
  • KaTAM Hamburger.png Hamburger
  • KaTAM Nikuman.png Nikuman
  • KaTAM Omurice.png Omurice
  • KaTAM Onigiri.png Onigiri
  • KaTAM Pudding.png Pudding

Large enemies (3 life bars)

  • KaTAM Meat.png Meat on bone

Mid-Bosses (all life bars)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Cook Kirby is the Final Smash of Kirby in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where nearby characters get sucked up into a pot and are cooked. After he is done, the enemies sucked in and some health restoring food are released.

Kirby's Final Smash has been replaced by Ultra Sword since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, however.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In this game, Cook Kirby appears as a collectible Keychain, using a sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra. However, it is misnamed as Chef Kirby.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Cook Kirby's humming of the Kirby Dance tune

In Kirby Star Allies, Cook ability returns in the Kirby main series. It is still a single use ability for Kirby, but now he can charge his cook attack into a powerful fullscreen damaging attack called Souper Supper. Kirby hums to himself while cooking with this ability. He hums one of two different short tunes based on his charge level; the longer charge uses the classic Kirby Dance theme.

Main article: Chef Kawasaki#Kirby Star Allies

Chef Kawasaki also returns as a Mid-Boss and a Friend in Star Allies, making his first Helper appearance. He can now use the Cook ability an unlimited number of times as a Friend (but with a cooldown timer), and can also use his ladle and plateware as quick attacks.


Cook moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
(Star Bullet=52)
Cook Pot
Kirby summons his cook pot to pull every common enemy and defeated body of a Mid-Boss on the screen into it. This has no effect on Bosses. Kirby is invincible during the whole cooking process.

When the cooking is finished, everything put into his pot will pop out as Food instead, and Kirby's Cook ability disappears. If there is nothing to put into the pot, Kirby won't use up his Cook ability.

Souper Supper
Hold B
In addition to cooking, Kirby launches a huge stream of hot soup from his pot. This is a fullscreen attack which can deal massive damage to even bosses. Same with Cook Pot, Kirby's Cook ability disappears when Souper Supper is used. Damage is based on the distance (close/far) and the number of Friends put into the pot:
  • 190/120 (0 Friends)
  • 210/140 (1 Friend)
  • 220/150 (2 Friends)
  • 230/160 (3 Friends)
  • Launched Friends deal 16 damage.

Damage is not affected by the multiplayer modifier.

Cook Potluck
Friends in vicinity during Cook Pot
A special Friend Ability with a single use for Kirby and infinite uses (with a cooldown timer) for Chef Kawasaki. Any Friends that hop into the pot during the Cook Pot move will be replaced with additional Food items. N/A
Supper Party
Friends in vicinity during Souper Supper
A more powerful variant of the previous Friend Ability. Friends that hop into the pot will drop additional Food items, but also launched out with great force as hot soup splashes everywhere.
  • 200 + 10 × # of Friends (close)
  • 130 + 10 × # of Friends (far)

Food items from Friends and enemies[edit]

When cooked in Kirby Star Allies, each enemy, Friend and Dream Friend drops a corresponding Food item that aligns with their characteristics.

Unrecruitable enemies  
Enemy Food Note  
Waddle Dee Cherries
Puppet Waddle Dee Strawberry shortcake (normal)
Key Dee Bananas Key Dee is yellow-colored by default and somewhat resembles a monkey.
Bronto Burt Roast chicken Bronto Burt is a flying enemy.
Grizzo Omurice Grizzo's yellow color and red pattern resemble omurice with ketchup.
Cappy Pudding
Two Face Cherries
Glunk Sushi Glunk is an aquatic enemy.
Blipper Sushi Blipper is an aquatic enemy.
Mamatee Sushi Mamatee is an aquatic enemy.
Coner Sushi Coner is an aquatic enemy.
Squishy Takoyaki Takoyaki is a ball-shaped Japanese snack typically filled with octopus.
Kabu French bread
Dekabu French bread
Scarfy Orange Scarfy is orange-colored by default.
Mr. Frosty Chocolate ice cream Defeated mid-boss body only.
Bomber Hot dog
Noddy Milk (baby bottle)
Bouncy Ice cream (cone) Bouncy is shaped like an ice cream cone.
Nruff Roast chicken Kirby 64 version meat is only available from Al Fresco.
Propeller Melon Propeller is green-colored in the official artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 2.
Walky Pudding Walky resembles a pudding somehow.
Gabon Milk (baby bottle)
Chip Bananas Chip is yellow-colored by default.
Anger Masker Carrot
Floaty the Cell Core Pudding
Blizzard Guard Chocolate ice cream
Sizzle Guard Hot dog
Jaharu Believer Macaron Jaharu Believer looks like a macaron in their outfit.
Whispy Woods apples Any of the following fruits:
  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Melon
  • Orange
  • Watermelon slice
Ironically, apple food is not present in Star Allies.
Yggy Woods cherries Cherries
Don Puffle Random
Juniors of Pon & Con / Goldon & Silvox Random
Recruitable enemies, Dream Friends and Friends  
Character Food Note  
Kirby Melons (namely watermelons) are one of Kirby's favorite foods in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Melons are also common in Kirby Mass Attack.
King Dedede Roast chicken King Dedede is a bird-like creature.
Meta Knight Coffee Meta Knight is often seen drinking coffee in official merchandise.
Bandana Waddle Dee Strawberry shortcake (normal) This is a reference to Bandana Waddle Dee craving for cake in Kirby Battle Royale.
Rick Carrot Carrots are common food for pet hamsters.
Kine Sushi Kine is a fish.
Coo Roast chicken In several main menu cutscenes of Star Allies, Chef Kawasaki looks at Coo/Birdon and chases the bird friends, implying he wants to cook them.
Gooey Ice cream cone Could be a reference to how Gooey likes to lick things.
Marx French bread Marx's shoes resemble French bread.
Adeleine & Ribbon Sandwich (rectangle) While sandwiches are usually triangle in the Kirby series, Adeleine eats the rectangle sandwich during a cutscene in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
Dark Meta Knight Coffee Same as Meta Knight.
Daroach Strawberry shortcake (Kirby: Squeak Squad version) This specific strawberry shortcake is involved in the plot of Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Magolor Fried eggs Magolor is officially referred to as egg-shaped by the developers of HAL Laboratory.
Taranza Melon It could be a reference that Melon is the codename of Team Kirby Clash and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
Susie Gem Apple sherbet/sorbet Ice cream is Susie's favorite food. This sherbet/sorbet has a piece of Gem Apple, which was mentioned in one article on the Japanese Team Kirby Clash Deluxe website.[1]
Francisca Cream soda The same food will pop out when she is released from Void Termina's First Core (Phase 2) in Story Mode.
Flamberge Hot dog The same food will pop out when she is released from Void Termina's First Core (Phase 2) in Story Mode.
Zan Partizanne Pudding The same food will pop out when she is released from Void Termina's First Core (Phase 2) in Story Mode.
Poppy Bros. Jr. Milk (baby bottle)
Broom Hatter Corn/maize
Waddle Doo Fried eggs Fried eggs resemble eyes. In Japanese, they are called 目玉めだまき, which literally means "fried eyeballs".
Parasol Waddle Dee Watermelon slice A watermelon slice is shaped like a parasol.
Sir Kibble Bananas Sir Kibble is yellow-colored by default.
Blade Knight Green pepper Blade Knight is green-colored by default.
Rocky Pumpkin
Chilly Chocolate ice cream
Bonkers Bananas Bananas are Bonkers' favorite food.
Bugzzy Watermelon slice
Burning Leo Hot dog
Chef Kawasaki
Knuckle Joe Hamburger
Birdon Roast chicken In several main menu cutscenes of Star Allies, Chef Kawasaki looks at Coo/Birdon and chases the bird friends, implying he wants to cook them.
Bio Spark Sushi Bio Spark is a ninja and sushi is Japanese food.
Gim Donut The donut resembles a yo-yo somehow.
Como Fried eggs Fried eggs resemble eyes. In Japanese, they are called 目玉めだまき, which literally means "fried eyeballs".
Plugg Cream soda The soda is green in Star Allies.
Wester Hamburger
Beetley Watermelon slice
NESP Coffee
Driblee Milk (carton)
Vividria Cream soda
Jammerjab Hot dog

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

KRBaY Cook Kirby Artwork.png
First episode The Big Taste Test
Last episode Combat Kirby
Other episode(s) A Spice Odyssey
A Recipe for Disaster
The Meal Moocher
A Chow Challenge
Hunger Struck
Obtained from Inhaling a frying pan
Power(s) Using a frying pan as a weapon, and making it bigger to cook enemies in
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That little Star Warrior...has a smoking topspin back hand!
— Meta Knight regarding Cook Kirby's skill

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Cook Kirby makes a fairly large number of appearances, with the ability typically being obtained when Kirby inhales Chef Kawasaki's frying pan. Unlike in the games, Cook is a more fleshed-out and permanent power in the show, as Kirby gains the ability to conjure food from nothing, battle with his frying pan, make said pan grow giant to catch large monsters, and even deflect fire beams using it. Despite these additions, the ability's finishing blow still typically involves Kirby cooking his opponent into a delectable dish which, if not enjoyed by the other characters, is left as a snack for Kirby himself to gulp down.

Despite the ability's power, Cook Kirby is not always successful against his foes. The first example of Cook failing comes from the episode A Spice Odyssey, where Cook Kirby is unable to overpower the chef monster Monsieur Goan and eventually loses the ability. The second failure is against Heavy Lobster in Combat Kirby, as this robotic being cannot be cooked despite its resemblance to a culinary delicacy.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Box NA.jpg Kirby Super Star When Kirby needs an energy boost, cook up some "gourmet enemy soup." Cook is a one course meal.
KatAM cover art.jpg Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Cook your enemies into a nutritious and delicious snack! This trick only works once before it goes away!
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra What's on today's menu? Put all your foes in the pot and stew them to perfection!
Star Allies Cover.jpg Kirby Star Allies A long lost technique is rediscovered! Combine different ingredients to whip up all kinds of dishes. Chuck in a friend or two, let it simmer, serve, and voilà! For a little extra spice, hold the button longer to bring it to a boil and boom! Massive damage.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in Description
Cook Kirby SSBB Cook Kirby Trophy.png Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Kirby in chef's garb. When Kirby throws on his chef's hat, a giant pot appears in the center of the screen. Characters, items, and even long-distance weapons are sucked into the pot. Once they've simmered a bit, food items equal to the number of things in the pot appear. Characters in the mix get blasted straight up out of the pot.

Kirby Super Star manual[edit]

  • "Kirby cooks up an enemy. (One-shot ability)"

Kirby Super Star Ultra manual[edit]

  • "Cook all of your enemies on screen into recovery items."







Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Cook

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コック
  • The Japanese term コック is borrowed from kok in Dutch/Danish, which means "cook/chef".
Chinese 料理
liào lǐ
Dutch Kok Cook
French Cuisine Cook
German Chefkoch Cook
Italian Cuoco Cook
Russian Повар
Spanish Cocinero Cook


  1. "中に入っタラ、ピンクのオンナノコが、売り物のジェムリンゴを勝手にシャーベットにシテ食べてるシ、ボクもうビックリしチャッタ。(There was a pink girl who entered my Shoppe and ate the Gem Apple she bought with sherbet. Even I was surprised.)" —Magolor (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe official website (JP) - Magolor News #9)