The Copy Palette is an inventory of sorts that Kirby has access to in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It allows Kirby to store up to five different objects in his belly for later use.
Whenever Kirby touches or swallows a Bubble, it will enter his Copy Palette, should he have room for it. When the player desires to use the item inside the bubble, they can tap on the bubble containing it using the Nintendo DS stylus to activate that item, if applicable. Kirby can discard a bubbled item if the player drags it out to the top of the Copy Palette, causing it to be dragged to Kirby's mouth, which can then be spat out into the air or swallowed back.
Certain items, while inside the Copy Palette, can also be combined together if they are dragged on top of each other. Copy Abilities can be combined to form others, acting as this game's mix, while food items can be combined with each other to create another food item that restores more health.
Items stored within the Palette will remain there until the game is quit or won, with the exception of Treasure Chests, that are opened after a stage is cleared.
Some Treasure Chests contain alternate Copy Palette designs, which can be applied from the Collection Room. There are a total of six different designs, being purely cosmetic in nature. The edges of the Palette will also change color to match Kirby's current Spray Paint color.
Items that can be stored inside the Copy Palette include the following:
- Copy Abilities
- Invincible Candy
- Kirby Bubbles
- Treasure Chests
- Star Bullets (small or large variety)