Cupid

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Cupid
Cupid SqS.png
Artwork of Cupid Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Details
First game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Latest game Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Cupie
Power(s) Flying, shooting arrows
Similar to Archer
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Cupid 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.

Game Appearances[edit]

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

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  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
(Star Bullet=10)
Element
Arrow
B (Hold for charge)
Cupid Kirby fires an arrow (no charge) or three arrows (charged).
  • Arrows can cut ropes.
  • Press ↑/↓ to aim while charging.
  • Charged arrows share the same hitbox and won't do triple damage when all hit, however.
3 (no charge)
5 (charged)
Slash
Fly
↑, or A in midair, then +Control Pad
Cupid Kirby can fly in 8 cardinal directions, replacing the standard hover. Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

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  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
(Star Bullet=40)
Element
Arrow
B (Hold for charge)
Cupid Kirby fires an arrow (no charge) or three arrows (charged).
  • Arrows can cut ropes.
  • Press ↑/↓ to aim while charging.
  • Charging doesn't increase the power.
  • Charged arrows share the same hitbox and won't do triple damage when all hit, however.
10 Slash
Fly
↑, or A in midair, then +Control Pad
Cupid Kirby can fly in 8 cardinal directions, replacing the standard hover. Xmark.png Xmark.png
Rapid-fire
(Ability Scroll required)
Dash + B
Cupid Kirby fires three arrows at once that travel straight forward.
  • Arrows can cut ropes.
  • Can be used in midair.
  • The arrows share the same hitbox and won't do triple damage when all hit, however.
10 Slash

Cameo appearances[edit]

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KatAM cover art.jpg Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Fire a pointy arrow. Press and release B to fire the arrow. Change where you aim with the +Control Pad.
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad Fire pointy arrows. Press and release B to fire the arrows. Change where you aim with +.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror manual[edit]

  • "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!"

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エンジェル
Enjeru
Angel
Dutch Cupido Cupid
French Arcupidon Cupid's Bow
  • Likely a conjunction of Arc Cupidon
German Amoria Cupid
Italian Cupido Cupid
Russian Купидон
Kupidon
Cupid
Spanish Arkero Archer
  • Likely a misspelling of Arquero


References

  1. "あたるといたいをうちます
    おしてはなしてがとびます
    アクマのようなテンシです
    (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)