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.
Kirby Super Star / 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
Regular enemies (1 life bar)
Large enemies (3 life bars)
Mid-Bosses (all life bars)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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: Triple Deluxe
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
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|
|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.
|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:
Damage is not affected by the multiplayer modifier.
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|
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.||
Food items from Friends and enemies
When cooked in Kirby Star Allies, each enemy, Friend and Dream Friend drops a corresponding Food item that aligns with their characteristics.
|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.|
|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.|
|Scarfy||Orange||Scarfy is orange-colored by default.|
|Mr. Frosty||Chocolate ice cream||Defeated mid-boss body only.|
|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.|
|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:
||Ironically, apple food is not present in Star Allies.|
|Yggy Woods cherries||Cherries|
|Juniors of Pon & Con / Goldon & Silvox||Random|
|Recruitable enemies, Dream Friends and Friends|
|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.|
|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)|
|Waddle Doo||Fried eggs||Fried eggs resemble eyes. In Japanese, they are called 目玉焼き, 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.|
|Chilly||Chocolate ice cream|
|Bonkers||Bananas||Bananas are Bonkers' favorite food.|
|Burning Leo||Hot dog|
|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 目玉焼き, which literally means "fried eyeballs".|
|Plugg||Cream soda||The soda is green in Star Allies.|
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|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.
|Kirby Super Star||When Kirby needs an energy boost, cook up some "gourmet enemy soup." Cook is a one course meal.|
|Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Cook your enemies into a nutritious and delicious snack! This trick only works once before it goes away!|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||What's on today's menu? Put all your foes in the pot and stew them to perfection!|
|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
|Cook Kirby||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
- "Kirby cooks up an enemy. (One-shot ability)"
Kirby Super Star Ultra manual
- "Cook all of your enemies on screen into recovery items."
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