Cupid (referred to as Angel in Kirby: Triple Deluxe) is a Copy Ability that first appeared in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It also appears in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Kirby receives this ability by sucking up and swallowing a Cupie. While Kirby has the Cupid ability, he possesses a halo and a set of wings, along with a bow and arrows with heart-shaped tips. Using these, he can gently fly through the air while raining arrows down on enemies. These arrows do not travel quite as far or fast as those of the later Archer ability - as they can only travel so far before starting to fall downward - so Kirby will often need to position himself to let his arrows drop on opponents from a safe angle.
|Cupid Kirby's video game appearances|
|Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Copy Ability||Obtainable from Cupie.|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||Copy Ability||Obtainable from Cupie.|
Can be upgraded using an Ability Scroll.
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Appears as a randomly-obtained keychain, erroneously called "Angel Kirby".|
|Kirby Star Allies||Reference||Appears in "The Great Labyrinth Battle" Celebration Picture.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Reference||Appears as a sticker.|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Cupid Kirby makes his debut in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. Kirby can receive the Cupid ability by sucking up a Cupie or by touching a Copy Essence.
|Cupid's moveset in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror|
B (Hold for charge)
|Cupid Kirby fires an arrow (no charge) or three arrows (charged).
||3 (no charge)
↑, or A in midair, then +Control Pad
|Cupid Kirby can fly in 8 cardinal directions, replacing the standard hover.|
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Cupid makes its second appearance in this game, and is once again obtained by swallowing Cupie. The ability has not fundamentally changed since Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, but obtaining the Ability Scroll for Cupid allows Kirby to charge up and fire three arrows at once.
|Cupid's moveset in Kirby: Squeak Squad |
Facing Right. Attack names are taken from the Kirby: Squeak Squad Nintendo Official Guidebook.
|Cupid Kirby fires an arrow.
Press and hold B and release
|Cupid Kirby fires an arrow (small charge) or three arrows (big charge).
(Ability Scroll required)
Dash + B
|Cupid Kirby fires three arrows at once that travel straight forward.
- Cupid Kirby appears as a keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, mistakenly named Angel Kirby, the ability's Japanese name.
- Cupid Kirby appears in the Celebration Picture: "The Great Labyrinth Battle" in Kirby Star Allies.
- Cupid Kirby appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which gives any fighter a Star Rod at the start of battle when equipped.
|Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Fire a pointy arrow. Press and release B to fire the arrow. Change where you aim with the +Control Pad.|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||Fire pointy arrows. Press and release B to fire the arrows. Change where you aim with +.|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror manual
- "Cupid Kirby shoots an arrow at enemies with his bow while floating in midair. Press and hold B and then release it to fire more arrows farther!"
- Another bow & arrow-based Copy Ability, Archer, was introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- In some spin-offs like Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and Kirby Fighters 2, when a Kirby is defeated and fainted, an angel-like spirit will be released out of his body which resembles Cupid Kirby but is ghostly white and without the bow and arrow.
- In the Japanese games, the pause description describes that the Cupid ability is like a demon, which is possibly a homage to Kirby's alias "The Pink Demon".
- Cupid Kirby appears on the cover art and commercials of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
"The Great Labyrinth Battle" Celebration Picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring a red Cupid Kirby cameo
Banner from the Kirby Personality Quiz
Cover of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus, which features Cupid Kirby
Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Cupid
Names in other languages
|Latin American Spanish||Cupido||Cupid
- ↑ "あたるといたい矢をうちます
(Fire arrows that hurt. Press and release to fire the arrows. The angel is like a demon.)" –Pause description of Cupid (Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad, Japanese versions)