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KSA Cleaning Kirby and curling stone Artwork.png
Artwork of Clean Curling from Kirby Star Allies.
First game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Combine Stone with Ice, Water, or Cleaning
Power(s) Sliding across the stage as a curling stone
Comparable to Stone
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Curling (also known as Stone-Ice or Curling Stone) is a special combination ability that debuted in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. With this ability, Kirby can transform into a curling stone to slide across the ground.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Kirby utilizing Curling

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Curling is a Power Combo of the Stone and Ice abilities. From there, Kirby need simply activate it to go sliding, freezing any foe in his path. While sliding, Kirby cannot control his movement, and will bounce off walls. He is effectively invulnerable while sliding. To end the move, Kirby must either wait until he comes to a complete stop, or simply use the ability again while sliding.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Kirby uses Ice Curling in the Donut Dome stage in Star Allies.

In Kirby Star Allies, Curling returns, though this time it comes in three distinct forms. While Kirby or an ally is in stone form, a friend with the Water or Ice abilities can use an ability attack on the Stone user to transform them into the Curling stone. Using Splash attacks from abilities like Water will cause Splash Curling, which causes the stone to fly forward while spraying its surroundings with water. The second, known as Ice Curling, functions more like its predecessor from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, though it creates a frozen surface as it travels. The third is Clean Curling, made by using Bluster attacks from Cleaning to cause the stone to fly forward at high speed with wind effect. Aside from the effect, Clean Curling also falls more slowly in the air than the other two.

Using Curling, Kirby can pound Posts sticking out of walls, but not those on the floor. Rocky, Rick, and Gooey can also turn into Curling stones.


Names in other languages[edit]

Friend Ability in Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホーキンカーリング
Broom Curling

Slippery Curling

Splash Curling
European French Hygio Curling
Cryo Curling
Hydro Curling
Hygio, Cryo and Hydro are latin prefixes, respectively related to hygiene, ice and water.
Spanish Curling escoba
Curling de hielo
Curling acuático
Broom curling
Ice curling
Water curling