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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's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (reference)
Kirby Star Allies
Usage type Single use
Obtained from Chef Kawasaki, Cookin, Prank
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 is a 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 force all enemies and projectiles present on screen into a large golden cauldron and cook them to produce food to replenish the strength of himself 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.

When Kirby gains the Cook ability, he is given a white chef's hat (with a small star on the side in Kirby Star Allies) until he finishes using the ability. Cook Kirby is misnamed as Chef Kirby in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe keychain and the Kirby's Dream Buffet Character Treat. The actual "Chef" Kirby refers to his role in the Kirby Café merchandise, which is not the same as the Copy Ability.

Game appearances[edit]

Cook Kirby's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby Super Star Copy Ability Obtainable from Chef Kawasaki.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Copy Ability Obtainable from Cookin.
Kirby Super Star Ultra Copy Ability Obtainable from Chef Kawasaki.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Reference Appears as a randomly-obtained keychain, erroneously called "Chef Kirby".
Kirby Star Allies Copy Ability Obtainable from Chef Kawasaki.
Can be used to make a Chef Kawasaki ally.
Can be used for Cook Potluck and Supper Party.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Cook Kirby appears on a Character Treat.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Attack Kirby uses this ability as his Final Smash.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby using Cook to draw in some enemies in Kirby Super Star Ultra

Cook was introduced in Kirby Super Star, and naturally reappears in its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, where it is obtained from Chef Kawasaki. When the ability is activated, all other gameplay stops and 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 ingredients in the pot as the brazier underneath is lit. After a moment, Kirby will raise his arms indicating completion and a number of food items equal to the number of enemies that went in will pop out. After using the Cook ability once, Kirby returns to his regular state.

Kirby cannot produce a helper using this Copy Ability.

Cook moveset in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Skill Button
Cook Pot B

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 and Prank (if he has a frying pan in his arsenal), being the first regular enemies in the series which provide the ability. Which food items come out of the cauldron now depend on the type of each potted enemy, as follows:

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)

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, 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
Cook Kirby using Supper Party, a move that has him shooting his friends out of the cooking pot as projectiles, in Kirby Star Allies

Cook returns as an ability in Kirby Star Allies. It is still a single use ability for Kirby, but now he can charge his cook attack into a powerful move hitting everything on screen called Souper Supper. One notable addition to Cook in this game is that while Kirby is cooking, he hums to himself, humming one of two different short tunes based on his charge level; the longer charge uses the classic "Kirby Dance" melody, though Kirby's humming is a bit off-key, as appropriate for him.

Main article: Chef Kawasaki#Kirby Star Allies

Unlike in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby can call Chef Kawasaki as an ally from the Cook ability. Unlike Kirby, Chef Kawasaki has unlimited use of the Cook Pot and Souper Supper attacks, though they do come with a cooldown. In addition, Kawasaki has other attacks such as using plates and his soup ladle as weapons.


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 Mid-Boss body 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.
  • This attack is called The Last Supper in the Japanese and Chinese versions, the same title of the Biblical event and Leonardo da Vinci's painting.
  • Chef Kawasaki's version is less powerful, only doing 40% of the damage.
  • While the soup does fiery damage (e.g. can burn grass), it cannot share the Sizzle element to allies.
  • Void Termina's Final Core, Void Soul, Void and Morpho Knight take less damage from this attack than any other boss.
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 Notes  
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 Cappy's shape is somewhat similar to pudding.
Two Face Cherries Two Face switches between two different faces, like there are two 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 Kabu resembles a loaf of bread somehow.
Big Kabu French bread Big Kabu resembles a loaf of bread somehow.
Scarfy Orange Scarfy is orange-colored by default.
Mr. Frosty Chocolate ice cream Defeated Mid-Boss body only. Ice cream is a frozen dessert.
Bomber Hot dog
Noddy Milk (baby bottle) Drinking warm milk can help one fall asleep.
Bouncy Ice cream (cone) Bouncy is shaped like an ice cream cone.
Nruff Roast chicken Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 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) Milk contains calcium, which builds bones.
Chip Bananas Chip is yellow-colored by default.
Anger Masker Carrot Anger Masker is orange-colored by default.
Floaty the Cell Core Pudding
Blizzard Guard Chocolate ice cream Ice cream is a frozen dessert.
Sizzle Guard Hot dog Hot dogs are cooked using heat.
Jambeliever Macaron Jambeliever looks like a macaron in its outfit.
Whispy Woods apples Any of the following fruits:
  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Melon
  • Orange
  • Watermelon slice
Ironically, apple food is not present in Kirby Star Allies.
Yggy Woods cherries Cherries
Don Puffle Random
Juniors of Pon & Con or Goldon & Silvox Random
Recruitable enemies, Dream Friends and Friends  
Character Food Notes  
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 Kirby Star Allies, Chef Kawasaki looks at Coo or 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 triangular in the Kirby series, Adeleine eats a rectangular 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 has been referred to as egg-shaped by official tweets.
Taranza Melon This could reference the fact that Melon is the codename of Team Kirby Clash and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
Susie Gem Apple sherbet Ice cream is Susie's favorite food. This sherbet 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. Francisca's water gun is shaped like a soda bottle.
Flamberge Hot dog The same food will pop out when she is released from Void Termina's First Core (Phase 2) in Story Mode. Hot dogs are cooked using heat.
Zan Partizanne Pudding The same food will pop out when she is released from Void Termina's First Core (Phase 2) in Story Mode. Zan Partizanne's color motif is yellow.
Poppy Bros. Jr. Milk (baby bottle) "Jr." implies a young age.
Broom Hatter Corn/maize Broom Hatter's body resembles a corn kernel.
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. Watermelon is also associated with summer, when one might use a parasol.
Sir Kibble Bananas Sir Kibble is yellow-colored by default. Bananas are also a similar shape to boomerangs.
Blade Knight Green pepper Blade Knight is green-colored by default.
Rocky Pumpkin Pumpkins are often grown to be large and heavy.
Chilly Chocolate ice cream Ice cream is a frozen dessert.
Bonkers Bananas Bananas are Bonkers' favorite food.
Bugzzy Watermelon slice Though not necessarily healthy, watermelon is often fed to pet stag beetles.
Burning Leo Hot dog Hot dogs are cooked using heat.
Chef Kawasaki
Knuckle Joe Hamburger
Birdon Roast chicken In several main menu cutscenes of Kirby Star Allies, Chef Kawasaki looks at Coo or 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 Kirby Star Allies.
Wester Hamburger Wester is a cowboy and hamburger patties are made from cows. Hamburgers are also a stereotypical American food.
Beetley Watermelon slice Though not necessarily healthy, watermelon is often fed to pet rhinoceros beetles.
NESP Coffee
Driblee Milk (carton) Milk and water are drinks.
Vividria Cream soda The cream soda somewhat resembles green paint.
Jammerjab Hot dog Jammerjab's red staff somewhat resembles a long frankfurter.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Cook does not appear as an ability in Kirby's Dream Buffet. However, "Chef" Kirby appears as a Character Treat, depicting his artwork from Kirby Super Star.

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 fighters sucked in and some health restoring food are released, with the fighters being shot out after taking heavy damage. This Final Smash is not particularly good for scoring KOs, but it is a good way for Kirby to recover health while damaging his opponents at the same time. It is also possible for Kirby to produce other items from the pot besides recovery food, such as Superspicy Curry or bombs.

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

In addition, Cook Kirby is represented by a sticker. When equipped, it adds +140 flinch resistance to any fighter.

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, or a ladle
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!
KSA Boxart NA.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 American English description British English dscription
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. All 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 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."


Main article: Cook/gallery


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 Kitchen
German Chefkoch Cook
Italian Cuoco Cook
Brazilian Portuguese Cozinheiro (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, The Meal Moocher)
Mestre-cuca (Kirby's Dream Buffet Character Treat)
Master chef
Russian Повар
Spanish Cocinero Cook
Thai 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。(Once I was inside, I was surprised to see a pink girl, who made sherbet out of the Gem Apples for sale and ate them without permission.)" –Magolor (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe official website (JP) - Magolor News #9)