- This article is about the Copy Ability called "Copy" in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. For Copy Abilities in general, see Copy Ability.
Copy is a limited-use Copy Ability obtained by swallowing Tac, which appears exclusively in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It allows Kirby to scan an enemy in order to obtain their powers, which can work even on enemies that cannot be inhaled normally. Common enemies scanned are slightly damaged, but the move also works on Mid-Bosses, dealing them moderate damage instead. When used on enemies that don't provide any Copy Abilities, the move damages them, but it does not work on invulnerable enemies such as Gordo or Shotzo. Using the move on a Tac damages it as if it was an enemy that doesn't provide any Copy Ability, instead of copying some ability out of it.
Kirby can also obtain the Copy ability through Copy Essences Deluxe. With the Copy ability equipped, Kirby can create Tac as a helper. Kirby's visual appearance does not change but rather than inhaling foes, Kirby puts on goggles to scan their powers.
Since Kirby can normally simply inhale foes to copy them, the Copy ability is usually redundant. It has a handful of advantages, however, over inhaling:
- Some enemies, such as Scarfy, cannot be inhaled but can be copied.
- In Milky Way Wishes, Kirby cannot copy enemies by inhaling them, but he can with the Copy ability. This eliminates the main hardship in Milky Way Wishes, which is why its Copy Essence Deluxe is located in a hidden place.
- When used on a Mid-Boss who isn't defeated, Kirby will gain a random ability, similar to Mix.
- When used on a Boss or on a normal enemy that doesn't provide Copy Abilities (including Tac), the scan deals damage.
|*Copies a foe's ability|
|Kirby Super Star||Copy enemies' abilities without fighting! The helper will also be able to copy abilities!|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Use a strange light to analyze and then copy foes' abilities. Might you learn weird ones?|
- The effect of the Copy ability's scan may have inspired the Scan Specs used by the Robobot Armor.
Artwork from Kirby Super Star
Kirby using Copy on Poppy Bros. Jr. in Kirby Super Star
Sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Icon from Kirby Super Star Ultra (Copy Essence Deluxe)
Ability Item from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Copy Kirby in Find Kirby!!
Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Copy
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