Cook

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Cook Allies.png
Artwork from Kirby Star Allies
Details
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Type(s) Single use
Obtained from Chef Kawasaki, Cookin, Prank's frying pan projectile
Power(s) Turns all on-screen enemies into food; launches a huge stream of hot soup when charged.
Helper Chef Kawasaki
(Star Allies only)
Comparable to Crash, Mike, Paint, Magic
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Cook (misnamed Chef in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe keychain) is an ability gained by absorbing two enemies at once or by swallowing Chef Kawasaki or Cookin. It allows Kirby to put all enemies and stars on screen into a pot and produce food.[1]

Game Apperances

Kirby Super Star (Ultra) and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Artwork of Cook Kirby from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Kirby's physical appearance in Kirby Super Star Ultra changes only with the addition of a chef's hat. When activating the ability an animated scene begins with Kirby donning a chef hat and conjuring a large gold colored pot. The pot pulls all on screen enemies and stars in 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.

The Cook Copy Ability is one of the few powers that has a limited use[2] 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.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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Cook is the Final Smash of Kirby in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where nearby enemies 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Kirby's Final Smash has been replaced by Ultra Sword since Super Smash Bros.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 Star Allies

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.

Moveset

Cook moveset in Kirby Star Allies
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Cook Pot
B
Kirby summons his cook pot to put every common enemy and defeated body of the 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.
N/A
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/Chinese version, the same title of Leonardo da Vinci's painting.
  • Chef Kawasaki's version is less powerful.
  • While the soup does Sizzle-element damage (e.g. can burn grass), it cannot share the Sizzle element to allies.
Damage is based on distance (close/far) and the number of Friends put into the pot:
  • 1900/1200 (0 Friend in the pot)
  • 2100/1400 (1 Friend in the pot)
  • 2200/1500 (2 Friends in the pot)
  • 2300/1600 (3 Friends in the pot)

Damage is not affected by the multiplayer multiplier.

Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.

Chef Kawasaki

Main article: Chef Kawasaki#Kirby Star Allies

Chef Kawasaki also returns as a Mid-Boss and a Friend Helper in Star Alllies, making his first Helper apperance. 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.

Friend Ability

Main article: Cook Potluck

Both Cook Kirby and Chef Kawasaki can use Cook's signature Friend Ability - Cook Potluck to launch friends out of the pot as projectiles.

Character's Food from Cook Pot

In Kirby Star Allies, when enemies and even Kirby and Friends are cooked into the Cook Pot of Cook Kirby / Chef Kawasaki, each character will fly out of the pot alongside a food item that aligns with their characteristics.

Unrecruitable Enemies
Enemy Food Note  
Waddle Dee Cherries
Puppet Waddle Dee Strawberry shortcake (normal)
Wonkey Bananas Wonkey is yellow-colored in default.
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.
Mamanti Sushi Mamanti 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 in 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 in default.
Anger Masker Carrot
Floaty the Cell Core Pudding
Blizzard Guard Chocolate ice cream
Sizzle Guard Hot dog
Jambeliever Macaron Jambeliever 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
Festival (enemy) Random
Juniors of Pon & Con / Goldon & Silvox Random
Kirby, Dream Friends and Recruitable Enemies/Friends
Character Food Note  
Kirby Melons (namely watermelons) are one of Kirby's favorite food 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)
Rick Carrot Carrot is 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
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 movie 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.
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 in default.
Blade Knight Green pepper Blade Knight is green-colored in 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

Names in other languages

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

References

  1. "Cook your enemies into a nutritious and delicious snack." —Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (In-game description)
  2. "This trick only works once before it goes away." —Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (In-game description)