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KRTDL Crash.png
Artwork of Crash Kirby from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Type(s) Single use
Obtained from Anglep (when scanned with Copy), Bomber, Searches, Scarfy (when scanned with Copy), Poppy Bros. Sr.'s bomb (after defeat; Kirby's Adventure, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land), Paint Roller's bomb, Metal General's giant missiles, Dark Mind's bomb
Power(s) Performs a destructive attack that clears all enemies off the screen; ignites the cannon fuse.
Comparable to Mike, Cook, Paint, Magic
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Crash is an ability primarily obtained by absorbing a warhead enemy, Bomber. It allows Kirby to perform a destructive attack, Crash Fireball, which wipes the screen clear of enemies. When a Bomber is seen, Kirby must be quick enough to inhale it, so as to obtain the crash ability. If not, then the Bomber would walk off a cliff and explode, dealing damage to Kirby. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the ability is obtained primarily from a floating round bomb creature called a Search, which will try to detonate in a large explosion if Kirby or his friends get too close.

The Crash ability does not produce a Helper due to two key reasons:

  • The enemies associated with Crash explode either by impact with Kirby or the ground or detonate in the pink puffball's proximity.
  • Crash (like Mike) is limited use, so a Helper with it would provide issues for a second player who wants to play for more than a brief moment.

Game appearances[edit]

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Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Crash first appears in Kirby's Adventure. It reappears and functions identically in its remake.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Crash reappears in Kirby Super Star and its remake, functioning identically to its appearance in Kirby's Adventure.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Crash is redesigned in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, gaining its modern crown and the ability to make the explosion even more powerful (albeit only effective on bosses/mini-bosses) by charging it up beforehand. This can be done when the player holds down the B (or 1) button while mashing the +Control Pad (or shaking the Wii Remote).

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Crash reappears in Kirby Star Allies, and has a new attack performed by using the ability with friends out.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

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First episode Fossil Fools - Part II
Last episode Cappy Town Down
Other episode(s) Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II
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Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
Kirby's Adventure Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure This power will defeat all enemies on the screen, but you can use it only once!
KSS Box NA.jpeg Kirby Super Star Blow all the enemies away with one HUGE explosion. It's a one time chance, so use it wisely.
Kirby NiDL box art.jpg
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Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Warning! Use only as a last resort!
Kirby Canvas Curse box art.png Kirby: Canvas Curse Explode and beat all foes!
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra KO all foes with a big BOOM! But be careful! This ultimate weapon has only 1 charge.
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Shake the Wii Remote to build up energy for a powered-up explosion! You only get one shot with this ultimate weapon!
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe Send the enemy flying with a giant explosion! Mash the +Control Pad to build up power, and then vaporize your surroundings. This ultimate ability is a one-time use, so make it count!
Kirby Planet Robobot box art.png Kirby: Planet Robobot DANGER! Use caution when handling this ability. It can be used only once, so make it count!
Star Allies Cover.jpg Kirby Star Allies WARNING! DANGER! This is the ultimate weapon! One attack and you'll be blown away. Pull your friends into a Crash Rush! Waggle the control stick to charge it up for extra DANGER! Now everyone's REALLY frantic!


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラッシュ
Chinese 爆裂
bào liè
Dutch Kaboem Ka-boom
French Foudre Lightning
German Inferno

Kugelblitz (Kirby's Return to Dream Land onward)



Italian Bomba Bomb
Korean 크래시
Russian Крах
Spanish Catapum Ka-boom