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Device (also referred to as a Puzzle or a Gimmick) refers to any interactable object in a stage that is not an enemy, item, or hazard (though variants of more common devices may be hazardous), nor is it part of the static terrain, and which cannot be picked up or collected. Common examples of devices include things like blocks, switches, and cannons. In the Kirby series, devices are a mainstay of most games (particularly those of the main series), and are often found within levels and stages themselves, usually as optional content. They are typically the building blocks of puzzle-based challenges, and interacting with them in specific ways (such as using a certain Copy Ability or activating them in a specific order) will reward the player's character in some manner. Interacting with devices in this way forms part of the core content of most Kirby titles (with the other parts mainly focused on battling enemies and exploring areas).

List of devices in the Kirby series[edit]

The following is a list of every distinct device throughout the Kirby series. The first table covers devices that span numerous games and may have a large number of variants, while the second will detail more specific devices that belong to relatively few games, if not appearing in only one game. Note that devices which appear only in Sub-Games will not be listed here:

General devices[edit]

Object Appearance First game Latest game Other games Description Notes
KNiDL Switch artwork.png
Kirby's Adventure Kirby Star Allies Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot These extra large switches are often hidden in secret places. Pressing them refills Kirby's stamina and can also cause something elsewhere in the game to be unlocked, or make special items appear. In Dededetour! and Meta Knightmare Returns, Big Switches are used to save the game's progress. Not to be confused with smaller switches, detailed below.
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Kirby's Dream Land Kirby and the Forgotten Land All main-series games, Kirby's Block Ball, Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby's Blowout Blast Blocks act as some of the most basic and numerous objects in the Kirby series, and come in lots of different varieties. Common examples include Star Blocks, Bomb Blocks, metal blocks, and elemental blocks such as Fire and Ice blocks. Each of these has a different effect or property, and different requirements to remove them. Due to the sheer number of block variants, more details should be sought out on the Block page, as they will not be listed here.
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Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Air Ride, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies Characters can hop into cannons to be fired around either within an area or to new areas. Cannons take on a wide range of looks and functions, with some acting automatically, some rotating rapidly, and others being attached to fuses. Cannons may also appear in the form of creatures such as Zebon. Cannons also serve several purposes outside of puzzles, such as in Goal Games.
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Kirby Air Ride Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby Fighters 2 A box, barrel, or other type of storage unit that can be broken to reveal items.
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Kirby Super Star Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies These are pedestals which contain the essence of a Copy Ability. Kirby will automatically gain the ability of the essence he touches, and a Helper will automatically transform into a different one based on the essence touched. This can be helpful or harmful depending on circumstances. In Kirby Super Star and its remake, there is also a variety in Milky Way Wishes called Copy Essence Deluxe, which permanently gives Kirby an ability when touched. Copy Essences are sometimes classified as items by instruction booklets.
KSA Door.jpg
Kirby's Dream Land Kirby and the Forgotten Land All main-series games, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn While most of the time, doors are simply the means by which Kirby and other characters travel from one area to the next, there are many instances where doors are treated as objects that can be manipulated or used in puzzles. Examples include many of the goal doors in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, which can be freed from enemies, attached to other devices, or even inhaled by Kirby and spat out again. These sort of interactions distinctly break the fourth wall.
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Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies Fuses are long coils of rope usually attached to cannons. One end of the fuse sticks out and can be ignited using any heat-based Copy Ability. Once lit, the character in question will have to get to the attached cannon or other object to interact with it before the fuse burns out. Otherwise, they will have to try again.
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Kirby Super Star Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies Gates are thin barriers which can expand or retract in response to another object or to proximity. They are typically placed in tight passageways to restrict access, but may also be placed horizontally to act as retractable platforms or hatches. Some gates require keys to open.
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Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies A common device in stage topography. Kirby can mount a ladder and then climb up and down it quickly. In later games, he can climb ladders while carrying items.
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Kirby Super Star Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies Ropes (and chains) can often be found hanging from ceilings holding up platforms or other objects, such as tilt weights or Bolt Catapults. They can be cut using a suitable slicing attack to drop the object it is holding up. Ropes come in many varieties and sizes, with some requiring stronger attacks or specific combinations.
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Kirby Super Star Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse These devices are typically used to bounce Kirby or another character upward with high force. They can be either a benefit or detriment depending on where/how they are placed. The game list here excludes more specific or atypical examples of springs from other games.
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Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies Stakes are a special form of switch which can only be pressed down by a heavy attack, such as Stone or Hammer. Once pressed, stakes do not depress in most cases. There are a few variants of stakes, including extra large ones, wall-mounted ones, and ones that require an electric attack to pound.
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Kirby's Dream Course Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Kirby Air Ride, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies These are small objects found on floors, walls, or ceilings which are pressed by contact or by an attack to cause something to happen. Switches come in many looks and functions, but typically resemble rounded buttons. When pressed, they can either disappear, depress after a set time, or depress after another switch is pressed. Due to the large number of switch variants, more details should be sought out on the switch page, as they will not be listed here.
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Kirby's Dream Land Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby's Blowout Blast, Kirby Battle Royale One of the most iconic devices in the series, the Warp Star will take anyone who rides it to a new land, often in a flashy cut-scene. Kirby makes frequent use of it to travel to new areas, though gameplay-wise, it is little different from a door. Games where Warp Stars are only seen in cut-scenes or are otherwise not interacted with by the player are omitted. The Warpstar Air Ride Machine is also omitted.

Specific objects[edit]

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Many of these have conjectural names, so official names will be noted as such using a reference:

Object Appearance Game(s) Description Notes
Flipper[1]
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Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby's Toy Box (Pinball), Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Brawlball) Two flippers near the bottom of a pinball board which the player can flip to send Kirby flying upward and away from the drain.
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Kirby's Pinball Land A platform that Kirby lands on if he falls into the lowest drain in a given Pinball Land. This gives him a chance to bounce back up into the game instead of losing a life.
Cup[3]
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Kirby's Dream Course The goal of each hole in Kirby's Dream Course, which appears in place of the last enemy remaining. Kirby must enter the cup to finish the hole.
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Kirby's Dream Course A pair of floor panels which allow Kirby to teleport to one by rolling over the other. There are two distinct types, with one forcing a specific direction when leaving and the other not.
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Kirby's Dream Land 2 A large sack often suspended from a chain on the ceiling that holds one of Kirby's friends captive. Kirby has to defeat all enemies in the room in order to cause the bag to drop and free his friend.
Paddle[6]
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Kirby's Block Ball An object that slides along the sides of the board and is used by the player to keep Kirby moving and out of the spike beds.
Candle
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Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack A large wax candle that can be found in dark rooms. Lighting one with a fire-based attack will illuminate the room, but only for a moment before it goes out. Does not count the candle's appearance as an item in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
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Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra A big handcar that Kirby can ride in, taking him automatically forward at variable speed and defeating any enemies it comes in contact with. It can also push down stakes and pass over lava floors. Referred to as a "Trolley" in Kirby Super Star.
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Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra A box elevator that Kirby and his Helper can step into. Once inside, pressing up or down on the control pad will make it move in that direction if possible. Elevators will automatically come up or down to Kirby if not on the same plane as him, and cannot crush him against a floor or ceiling. Comes in a few different visual variants.
Fuse detonator
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Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra A detonator box with fire insignia on it attached to a fuse. This can be activated by touching it, lighting the fuse without the need for a fire-based attack, though these do not always end up having a useful effect.
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Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra A small platform attached to a rail that takes Kirby to the end of the line and then sends him flying for a moment in the direction of travel. This can be used to defeat enemies.
Climbing rope
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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards A rope, vine, wire, or chain that Kirby can climb up or slide down on. Tapping left or right will make Kirby switch sides. Some of these will move, and others may spawn Bivolts that travel along their length.
Waddle Dee's vehicles
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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards In certain stages, Waddle Dee shows up with a method of transportation and has Kirby hop in. This takes the form of a wooden box boat in Aqua Star - Stage 2, a mine cart in Neo Star - Stage 2, and a sled in Shiver Star - Stage 1. Despite the differing appearances, all of these act the same way, going down a pre-set path on their own. Pressing A will cause the vehicle to jump, allowing Kirby and Waddle Dee to avoid obstacles.
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Blue holes in the floor with question marks on them. Rolling into one has various effects, including displaying a hint, spawning an item, or starting a roulette.
Chance gates
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble A pair of gates colored red and blue. A dice block is thrown to decide which one opens, with the other remaining shut.
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Floating cloud-like platforms that Kirby can hop into and ride over walls and bottomless pits. These have various different movement options and configurations.
Gate[11]
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble A gate which appears in the middle of a stage and resembles a pair of flippers. Passing through it gives Kirby a checkpoint to which he can return if he loses a life later in the stage. Not to be confused with shutter gates from the main series games.
Hint Board[12]
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Signposts that appear in some stages. Rolling up to them pauses the game and activates a text display, giving the player a hint.
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Holes in the floor which Kirby can roll into, and then use to safely jump in a direction indicated by an arrow. These come in three different varieties.
Lift[12]
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Yellow wooden platforms that span over bottomless pits. Getting on one causes it to start moving automatically along its set path.
Outlined Tiles[9]
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Floor tiles that are normally intangible, but can be activated by holding A (for the red ones) and B (for the blue ones).
Pop-Up Floor[10]
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Pink floor tiles that pop out and in when A is pressed, launching Kirby upward if he is on top of them when they pop out. These can vary in size.
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Wooden log rafts that float in water and can be ridden and steered by Kirby. Pressing A allows Kirby to ram enemies with the raft to attack them.
Red and blue lifts[13]
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Color-coded lifts that Kirby can ride upon. Holding A makes the red lifts move in a given direction, while holding B makes the blue lifts move. Releasing the buttons causes them to return toward their original positions.
Revving panel
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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble A small white and pink panel that Kirby can mount, which will spin him for a moment before launching him forward at high speed.
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Kirby Air Ride Vehicles on which the Kirbys ride in Kirby Air Ride, and the core means of gameplay. There are several different varieties, each with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages.
Breakable objects
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Kirby Air Ride Various objects in Kirby Air Ride (particularly in City Trial) can be broken by ramming into them or hitting them with some other attack. Some objects break immediately, while others may take several hits and show progressive signs of wear as they take damage. Examples include breakable walls in Checker Knights, the gear walls in the METAL course in Top Ride, and the dilapidated houses in City Trial. Two objects in particular - the Star Pole and huge pillar in City Trial - drop items when they are broken.
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Kirby Air Ride A panel with a big question mark floating over it. If Kirby passes over it on his Air Ride Machine, a Mix roulette will start.
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Kirby Air Ride, Kirby: Canvas Curse A green floor panel shaped like a set of chevrons that boosts the speed of vehicles riding over them when they charge on them. Also referred to as "Boost Panels". Dash Panels also appear in Kirby's Dream Course and Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, but there act as hazards rather than devices.
Dash Ring[16]
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Kirby Air Ride, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A golden floating ring found in the air. Flying through it gives the user a significant speed boost in their given travel direction.
Ferris Wheel[15]
KAR Ferris Wheel Screenshot.png
Kirby Air Ride A large Ferris wheel made of plant material that acts as part of the topography of Beanstalk Park and can ferry racers to a different part of the raceway when they touch one of its cars. The waterwheel in City Trial also acts like the Ferris Wheel.
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Kirby Air Ride A thin rail of various length and style which causes any racer who touches it to ride along its path at a set speed until getting off the other end.
Jump Plate[15]
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Kirby Air Ride A small green panel found in the SKY course in Top Ride which bounces the racer up when activated.
Restoration Area[15]
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Kirby Air Ride A circular floor panel which glows white and blue and appears occasionally in City Trial. It constantly heals any racer's vehicle while they are on top of it, but will eventually be used up. The lighthouse in the city also acts as a restoration area during a special event.
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Kirby Air Ride A circular floor panel that causes racers to enter an extended Quick Spin when charging on it.
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Kirby Air Ride A floor panel or other area that causes any racer who enters to be launched on a set trajectory and speed to a new location.
Lever
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Kirby & The Amazing Mirror A large yellow lever that - when flipped - permanently removes a barrier.
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Kirby: Canvas Curse A swaying star-studded light bulb on a post that, once activated, serves as the point where Kirby will reappear if he is defeated in a stage.
Cup launcher
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Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A small cup-shaped object that throws Kirby in a given direction when he touches it. These are often seen chained together like Cannons, but do not provide Kirby with invincibility while being thrown, nor do they make him bust through blocks.
Grabber arm
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Kirby: Canvas Curse A robotic crane-like arm that can grab Kirby and carry him along a track. Tapping the button on the base of the arm will let Kirby go.
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Kirby: Canvas Curse A hanging lantern that glows green in dark areas and can be activated to temporarily light up the area.
Metal ball
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Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Balls that can be rolled using Rainbow Lines or by pushing them. They can be used to hit switches and enemies in places Kirby cannot reach himself.
Pipe
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Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot Tubes that come in various sizes and lengths, which allow Kirby quick passage from one end to the other. Kirby cannot climb into a pipe with the Robobot Armor.
Point Star spinner
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Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A floating star-studded bar that awards Kirby Point Stars when he passes through and makes it spin. Larger bars have more stars in them than smaller ones.
Sticky platform
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Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A moving platform covered in green goop that holds Kirby in place as he rides along it. Some platforms can be stopped and started again by tapping the button on the underside. The green goop also appears on its own in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
Stopper
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Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A thin dashed wire that halts Kirby's momentum when he touches it, allowing for more precise timing to proceed by tapping Kirby again at any point.
Touch fan
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Kirby: Canvas Curse A small rotary fan with a button on its base. Tapping the button with the Nintendo DS stylus causes the fan to create a strong gust of wind that can carry Kirby upwards.
Burn Switch
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Kirby: Squeak Squad A small glass case with a fire inside. Hitting it causes everything in its vicinity to burn, removing platforms, clearing foliage, and defeating enemies.
Dirt[19]
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Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Soft soil that can be dug through in discrete patches by Animal Kirby or the Digger Metamortex transformation. Can also include snow, sand, and cake with the same properties.
Foliage
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Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and the Forgotten Land Various clumps of grass and weeds that can be sliced away using slashing weapons or burned using fire-based attacks to reveal items and hidden doorways.
Open barrel
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Kirby: Squeak Squad A barrel that Kirby can hop into in order to avoid passing walls of Gordos.
Thundercloud
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Kirby: Squeak Squad A gray cloud platform that Kirby can ride. Using the Spark ability while riding it creates a big static field that defeats nearby enemies.
Balls and net
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn In the Blub-Blub Ocean stage, Kirby can interact with three balls floating on the water while using the Dolphin Metamortex. Throwing them into a net hanging in the air will net him some items, namely star beads and a piece of furniture.
Button[20]
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Buttons can be found attached to many different things in levels, and can be pulled or latched onto for varying effects.
Hoop
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Passing through a hoop causes it to spin and rewards Kirby with 5 beads. Some hoops can be passed through three times before vanishing.
Magic tab
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn These can be found in some stages, and once discovered, will fly over to a background element and attach itself to that object, allowing Kirby to pull it away like a patch.
Musical floor
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn When Kirby steps on a musical floor, a note containing a medium-sized bead pops out, and a sound plays based on what the floor is associated with.
Narrow opening[21]
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Very tight passages that act similarly to pipes. Kirby transforms into the Snake form in order to travel through these.
Platform wheel
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Platforms attached to a wheel that spins in response to the weight of entities on the platforms.
Pull Patch[20]
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Pull Patches are patches with tabs on them, which can be pulled to remove the patch and allow access to a new doorway or item.
Reel Gate[22]
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn These bars can be found at the end of Metamortex transformation sections of stages, and return Kirby and Prince Fluff to normal when passing through. Once passed through, it acts as a wall.
Scale
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Platforms tied to each-other using ropes that react to the weight of objects on top of them.
Zipper[20]
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Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Kirby can latch onto the tab on a zipper using his Yarn Whip to pull and unzip it, revealing a new passageway and/or series of platforms.
Balloon Bobbleship[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack A large basket tied to several balloons that the Kirbys ride through the sky in Sandy Canyon - Stage 5. It can be steered left or right by positioning the Kirbys toward the appropriate side of the basket, and balloons can be lost if they hit hazards in the sky. If all balloons are lost, the Kirbys will plummet to their doom.
Brazier
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Kirby Mass Attack These can be found in stages with torches, and can be lit by them in order to melt certain obstacles and provide a fire to re-light doused torches. There are also pyres which behave a similar way, and from which torches can be obtained.
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Kirby Mass Attack Large soap bubbles that contain various things, including fruit, air bubbles, bombs, medals, and even hints. Grabbing one with a Kirby will allow him to pop it to get the item inside. Bubbles previously appeared in Kirby: Squeak Squad, but as items rather than devices.
Container[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack During the boss fight against Skullord, the Kirbys are given a large stone bowl which they can use to catch the boss's projectiles and toss them aside. Not to be confused with containers (crates, boxes, and barrels) from other Kirby games.
Cotton candy[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack In Dedede Resort - Stage 10, several rooms are filled with cotton candy that obscures things in the room. The Kirbys can clear this out by moving through it.
Grate
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Kirby Mass Attack A metal mesh grate that appears in certain areas, with items attached to it. The Kirbys will need to grab as many items as they can before the grate moves away from them, taking the items with it. Not to be confused with the climbable fences in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Grip Ring[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack Large metal hoops attached to ropes or chains that can be pulled for varying effects. Some may initially be detached from the rope, and will need to be carried into place before pulling on it.
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Kirby Mass Attack A long vine with a handle-like end that can be latched onto and pulled by the Kirbys for varying effects. Some Jerkweeds may grow thorns, making them hazardous to touch.
Kirby spaceship
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Kirby Mass Attack In Volcano Valley - Stage 10, the Kirbys reassemble a spaceship by collecting up to 8 missing blueprint pieces. The number of blueprints collected determines the starting health of the ship once it launches. Once inside the ship, the Kirbys can attack opponents by firing three laser cannons, activated by hitting switches inside the ship. If the ship takes too many hits, it will be destroyed, taking all the Kirbys with it. Saved blueprints remain collected when replaying the stage.
Portrait[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack Large portraits can be found in Dedede Resort - Stage 10 and Volcano Valley - Stage 10, which can be pulled down to reveal items and objects behind them. Some of the portraits have eyes that track the Kirbys' movement.
Potted plant[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack In Volcano Valley - Stage 6, there is a big potted plant in the mansion. If the Kirbys push it into the light, the flower will bloom, awarding them with with a medal.
Propeller plant
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Kirby Mass Attack A two-leaved plant which flies through the air when the Kirbys disturb it, carrying an item or door on a hook attached to the bottom.
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Kirby Mass Attack, Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe A floating pink hoop coursing with energy. Tossing a blue Kirby into it will restore him to pink condition.
Rotating switch ring
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Kirby Mass Attack In Volcano Valley - Stage 2 and Volcano Valley - Stage 11, there are floating rings that rotate and have switches on the outside. Hitting all the switches causes the ring to break, allowing the Kirbys to get the item(s) inside. Some of these rings have mushrooms on them which bounce the Kirbys away.
See-saw
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Kirby Mass Attack A platform on a pivot that swings up and down based on the weight of what's on top. Anything caught on the underside of the swinging see-saw will be damaged, and anything on top can be flung off when the see-saw is knocked violently on one side. In later stages, there are platforms that pivot in 90 degree intervals on the same principle.
Shell[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A large clam shell that can typically be found in underwater places. Hitting the shell will cause it to open, revealing items, air bubbles, doorways, or enemies. These are also referred to as "clams".
Spiderweb[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack Large webs which contain silk bundles. Pulling on these bundles will yield items, but will attract the attention of any nearby Spideroos.
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Kirby Mass Attack A tall flower with spinning petals. The Kirbys can pull these petals off to reveal varying things, including fruit, medals, or Snoozroots. Some petals may be hazardous to touch.
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Kirby Mass Attack A tall plant with a ball at the top, which can be pulled down to the left or right to smash away obstacles and uncover fruit. These come in varying types.
Spotlight[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack In Volcano Valley - Stage 6, spotlights can be found which shine light in specific directions based on how they are oriented. Some of these can be moved with switches, or by pulling on them.
Tank[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack In Volcano Valley - Stage 2, the player takes control of a tank which fires Kirbys as ammunition. The tank moves forward automatically, and the player is responsible for aiming and firing the gun. Kirbys launched will automatically hop back into the tank after hitting their target. The tank has four hit points, and will automatically defeat all Kirbys if it is destroyed.
Teetering Tree[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack In Dedede Resort - Stage 11, the Kirbys need to climb a large tree tower from the inside, all the while positioning themselves in order to prevent the tree from swaying too far to the left or right. Rhino Beetles on the tree will fly away if the tree is close to collapsing, which will immediately do all the Kirbys in if it happens. In Volcano Valley - Stage 8, a nearly identical object must be traversed called the Skull Tower.
Trees
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Kirby Mass Attack Stationary roadblocks which are mostly gnawed away at the base of the trunk, and can be pushed aside with repeated body slams. Each slam can drop fruit from the tree's canopy. Not to be confused with the many relatives of Whispy Woods in Kirby Mass Attack.
Valve[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack Blue and red gear-like switches that can be turned to open shutters that either let water in or drain it out. Later on, valves are used to move elevators.
Volcano Valley plants
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Kirby Mass Attack Saplings found in Volcano Valley - Stage 1 that grow into big trees when watered sufficiently. Once fully grown, they drop fruit and medals.
Wallpaper[23]
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Kirby Mass Attack By finding a tab in the wall, the Kirbys can pull away a section of wallpaper that resembles the background wall to reveal hidden things.
Weighted platform
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Kirby Mass Attack A platform that slowly sinks as the Kirbys stand on it, and rises back to its initial position afterward. Many platforms can be connected to a single sinking structure, posing a potential crushing hazard.
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Kirby's Return to Dream Land A square lamp containing a star that can be lit using the Flare Beam to activate things in a similar manner to a switch.
Energizing box
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Kirby's Return to Dream Land A metal box in segments with wire sections in it. The Grand Hammer is used to align the wire, which electrifies and destroys the box.
Hand rope
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Kirby's Return to Dream Land A long rope which characters can hang from and shimmy along.
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Kirby's Return to Dream Land A thin crystalline gate-like barrier that can be passed through using an Invisibility Stone.
Party ball
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Kirby's Return to Dream Land A big yellow confetti ball that opens to reveal items. Its size and yield depends on how many Giant bowling pins were knocked over in one go using Snow Bowl. Not to be confused with the Party Ball item in Kirby Air Ride.
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Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and the Forgotten Land A flower that opens when a character passes over it, revealing an item or causing something else to happen.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A set of platforms attached to each-other by rope and pulleys which react to the weight of things on them. These are often draped between foreground and background, hence the "3D" in the name.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot A set of boxes that cause the user to be teleported from one to the other, always between foreground and background. Red ones can be reused any number of times, but blue ones deactivate after a single use.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A stationary missile launcher that can be aimed by tilting the Nintendo 3DS system and can fire up to three volleys into the background.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies A variant of Warp Star that will take its rider to a different plane in the same room when touched. Some will reappear nearby after being used, while others can only be used in one direction. Also referred to as "3D Warpstar".
Ball and chain
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A big metal ball attached to a chain from the ceiling that can be pulled using Hypernova. It can be released at varying distances for a greater or lesser impact on the wall ahead.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A doorway with an energy field inset, which will strip Kirby of any Copy Ability he has when passing through. A second gate further on will return Kirby's ability via a Copy Essence if he had one removed at the first.
Cover wall
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A short wall just behind the main walkway which can provide cover from the shots of the Sectra Tank in the background. Some of these are fragile, and will be destroyed after only a few hits from the tank.
Drill boat
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A boat-like platform situated over a lava lake with a propeller on the back. When Kirby uses his Hypernova Inhale to spin the propeller, the boat moves forward, and a fiery drill shoots out the front of the boat, which can be used to break blocks, defeat enemies, and drill through other obstacles.
Edible trees
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe In Fine Fields - Stage 1, a set of trees appear in Kirby's way that he must eat using Hypernova. Doing so reveals items from underneath where the tree once stood.
Hypernova curtain
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe Large curtains which have star-shaped tassels hanging off of them. Kirby can pull on the tassel using Hypernova to eat the curtain, revealing new things behind it.
Hypernova inhale block
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe Large metal blocks, sometimes covered in grass, which Kirby can only move by using Hypernova Inhale. Some of these blocks are fragile, and will break if caused to drop.
Magic Tube[30]
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A big glass tube that winds in and out of the background, which Kirby can suck on using Hypernova to inhale things at the other end of the tube.
Mandola Root[31]
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A large turnip-like object that can be found in Old Odyssey - Stage 1. Using Hypernova, Kirby can pull it out of the ground, causing it to fall onto a nearby object to smash it. Most Mandola Roots are white, but there is a rare pink version.
Shifting block line
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A set of blocks that appear and disappear in sequence, acting either as a moving barrier or a platform to walk along. These can shift at varying speeds, and may need to be activated by pressing a switch.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A big rectangular object that constantly emits lasers from the top of its "head". These lasers are harmful to touch, but can be used to melt ice blocks. Kirby can move the Sliding laser robot by using his Hypernova Inhale.
Snow head and body
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot Giant heads and bodies of snow-people which are initially separated, but can be reunited by using Hypernova or the Robobot Armor to reunite them. Doing so brings the snow-people to life, prompting them to move out of the way and leave behind items.
Stone pillar
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe Large obstacles that are triggered to fall into the foreground when Kirby gets close, smashing stone blocks they fall onto. Some of these are held up by fragile stopgaps, which can be broken by attacking them. The trees chopped down by Lumberjack Waddle Dees operate in a similar manner.
Tapestry
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A large curtain tapestry with a tassel on the end, which Kirby can pull at using Hypernova to unfurl the image on the tapestry. Various hooks can be found along the unfurling path to hold the tassel in place.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A large glass bowl full of water. Once Kirby jumps in, the Nintendo 3DS can be tilted to tilt the water out of the bowl to grow plants or douse fires.
Tilt Fuse Box[32]
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A box attached to a track with fuse segments on it. The box can be moved by tilting the Nintendo 3DS system.
Tilt gear
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A big gear with a narrow slit through the middle that can be tilted by tilting the Nintendo 3DS. Kirby can shoot through the gap at a target on the other side using the Archer ability, and once all targets are hit, the gear will spin loose and fall away.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot A small gondola attached to a track which can be controlled by tilting the Nintendo 3DS system while Kirby is riding in it. The gondola can fall off one track onto another, but will break if it hits the ground.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A weight attached to a rope and slider which can be re-positioned by tilting the Nintendo 3DS system, then cut loose using a slicing attack.
Truth Mirror[34]
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe A large mirror seen in the background which reflects everything on Kirby's plane. It also reveals things that are invisible or intangible on Kirby's plane.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot A vortex through space that can be found in various locations or may appear under certain conditions. Touching it causes the user to be teleported to a new location.
Backbeat gong
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Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe A large golden gong hanging in the upper screen. Hitting it with a backbeat causes more coins to appear.
Blindfold Banner[36]
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Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, Kirby Battle Royale A long banner carried by flying entities that obscures the player's view of the screen.
Drifting clouds[36]
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Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Small white clouds that obscure coins and other objects. They are dissipated when collided with.
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Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Drums are the main building blocks of courses in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe and the main devices which King Dedede interacts with, bouncing from them in order to move across the course. There are several varieties, which are listed on the main Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe page. Originated in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe sub-game Dedede's Drum Dash.
Balloon
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Floating red balloons which hold up various things, including enemies, objects, and items. They are popped on touch or attack, causing whatever was holding on to plummet. Not to be confused with the copy ability or the item from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble.
Bell
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A large golden bell that hangs in certain areas, usually near places where Star Dashes are encouraged. Hitting a bell using a Star Dash will cause it to ring, then get knocked away, awarding 3000 points to the player. This does not usually do anything, but sometimes ringing a bell will make something else happen.
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Small single-seat gondolas that attach to tracks and can be moved by initiating a dash. The gondola will break if it hits the ground, but can also ride on rainbow ropes. Not to be confused with Tilt Gondolas from Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Light panel
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A large background panel which lights up when Kirby passes by it, or dims again if it was lit already. Lighting up all panels in an area will cause something to activate.
Rocket panels and gates
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse In areas where the Kirby Rocket is used, large panels appear in the background which must be flown over to activate. Once all are activated, the corresponding gate will open.
Rolling log
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse In the Woodland Battle stage, the Kirby Tank has to contend with logs of varying sizes that roll down hills, typically toward him. If they collide with him, they deal damage, but they can be knocked back uphill by shooting at them repeatedly. This is used in some cases to solve puzzles.
Scanner field
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse An area of blue light that turns magenta when a suitable object (Kirby or a metal ball) enters. Once all fields in an area scan an object, something will happen, typically a gate opening.
Soft clay / sand
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse These are bodies of soft soil which can be carved into using rainbow ropes. This material will usually block passageways and often hide objects such as Switches, point stars, and enemies within it. In some cases, it will reappear after a short period of time.
Splitting device
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A small device attached to a pipe that can either split Kirby into two copies of himself or recombine him into one when he passes through it.
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Strange blocky creatures that typically eat Kirby if he passes over them and sends him to a different location via their tails, which act like cannons.
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A catapult that can be operated by the Robobot Armor to launch a big Gordo at a wall to break it down.
Bolt switch
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A large bolt attached to varying stage elements that can be cranked using the Robobot Armor to make something happen.
Carry block
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A hefty metal block that can be carried using the Robobot Armor which may contain a segment of wire inside.
Charging inlets
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Kirby: Planet Robobot Inlets in the ground which can receive power from the Robobot Spark Mode to activate various things.
Docking station
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Kirby: Planet Robobot These blue stations allow Kirby to exit the Robobot Armor when needed. He can then return to it or a different station in the same stage to retrieve the Armor again.
Fence[39]
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Kirby: Planet Robobot Mesh grates that come in many shapes and sizes, and on which Kirby can climb freely in any direction.
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Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Fighters 2 A floating fan which creates strong air currents in the direction it is pointing. It can also blow toxic gas clouds around.
Power saw
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A machine with a saw that moves forward to cut away obstacles when powered by a battery.
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A small pink robot that resembles Kirby which can be controlled by a remote. While being controlled, it can run, jump, and use a slide to attack.
Revving laser
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A laser which is powered by revving on a plate at the right frequency using the Robobot Wheel Mode. Once charged, it can cut holes through walls or carve a Goal Door out of stone.
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A versatile suit of robotic armor which Kirby pilots for much of Kirby: Planet Robobot, giving him the ability to deal greater damage to enemies, clear away big obstacles, and solve specific puzzles. Despite its power, the Robobot Armor also has a few limitations, mainly in its size and inability to fly for very long in most cases.
Rolling pipe
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A large metal pipe that emerges from a hole and rolls along both foreground and background, following the contours of the terrain. It can be punched forward using the Robobot Stone Mode to clear away obstacles.
Screw Switch[42]
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A large screw in the ground which can be turned using the Robobot Armor for varying effects. Some simply unscrew out of the ground, while others will make platforms turn when used.
Teleporter
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Kirby: Planet Robobot A set of devices that can teleport an object from one to the other, and requires a battery to activate.
Water spout
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Kirby: Planet Robobot Geysers of water that shoot out of holes in the ground once conditions are met. These can be frozen using the Robobot Ice Mode to make platforms.
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Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies Wires are similar to fuses, but attach to many things, supplying power to them like a switch. One end of the wire sticks out as a plug which can be electrified using any electric attack. Unlike fuses, wires can be electrified repeatedly to send several signals at once, and in some cases, current can be reversed in the wire. Wires may also be triggered by pounding electric stakes.
Wheeled block
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Kirby: Planet Robobot Heavy blocks on wheels, some of which resemble forklifts. These can be punched out of the way using the Robobot Stone Mode.
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Kirby Battle Royale A large Wheelie bike that can be ridden and has a charge attack that sends it flying across the screen like a fireball.
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Kirby Battle Royale A tank resembling Heavy Lobster that can be piloted and shoots energy blasts to attack other contestants.
Lever[43]
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Kirby Battle Royale A long bar lever that, when pulled, opens the trapdoor of the appropriate color in Apple Scramble.
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Kirby Battle Royale A smaller relative of Whispy Woods which grows apples at regular intervals in Apple Scramble.
Ore Express container[43]
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Kirby Battle Royale Container carts on the Ore Express which accept ore pieces for points when they are open.
Rocket[43]
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Kirby Battle Royale Big rockets which serve as the main device of Rocket Rumble. They can be fueled by throwing fuel cubes at them, and can be drained by attacking them. At the end of the round, contestants need to hop into their rockets to blast off and score.
Target
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Kirby Battle Royale A target on a propeller, breaking which is the objective of some rounds in Crazy Theater.
Treasure pot
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Kirby Battle Royale A barrel full of treasure that appears in Coin Clash. Hitting it causes many coins to drop out.
Big Bomb[44]
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Kirby Star Allies A large bomb attached to a rope. Cutting the rope with a normal slicing attack drops the bomb, but does not detonate it, causing it to roll away and respawn. Cutting the rope with a Sizzle-based slicing weapon lights the fuse and detonates the bomb, blowing up all fragile terrain and enemies around it. Notably, Kirby and his friends are not harmed by the explosion.
Big Dynamite[44]
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Kirby Star Allies A stack of giant dynamite connected to a fuse. If the fuse light makes it to the dynamite, it will explode after a brief charge-up, destroying any fragile things around it and harming those who are too close.
Blank sign[45]
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Kirby Star Allies Blank signs appear in various places throughout stages in Kirby Star Allies. Using any paintbrush-based attack on one will paint an item on the sign, which will then drop off and be collectable. Items can include Food, Point Stars, 1-Ups, and Keys.
Electric Light[44]
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Kirby Star Allies These lights can be found hanging on the wall in various indoor places. Lighting one with a Zap-based move will yield a Point Star matching the color and size of the light.
Flame Chain[44]
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Kirby Star Allies Similar to a rope, but consisting instead of a chain engulfed in perpetual fire. It can only be cut using a slicing weapon infused with Blizzard, Bluster, or Splash.
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Kirby Star Allies A large golden platform with a banner on it. With a party of four, the Star Allies can form up into a specific Friend Action depending on the platform.
Friends Cork[44]
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Kirby Star Allies Large stopgaps in the ceiling with pull switches attached to them. Once all the switches are being pulled at once, the cork will come loose and crash down, defeating any enemy beneath it.
Mega-Big Bomb[44]
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Kirby Star Allies An even larger variant of the big bomb that is found only in Grott Moon and wielded by Grand Mam. To detonate it, first the rope must be cut using a slicing shot, then the end must be lit using a fire shot.
Pile of leaves[47]
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Kirby Star Allies A thick pile of autumn leaves. Can only be cleared away using Bluster-based moves.
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Kirby Star Allies A platform tied to four empty Copy Essences. Using this will cause Kirby to lose any ability he has, turning it and all his standard friends into Copy Essences.
Trees & Nuts[49]
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Kirby Star Allies A nut hanging from a vine. Cutting it down with a slashing weapon causes the nut to open, revealing food or Point Stars.
Water Pipe[44]
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Kirby Star Allies A source of continually flowing water. The stream can be blocked using Chumbrella or frozen solid using a Blizzard-based attack.
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Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and the Forgotten Land A three-bladed fan or four-bladed windmill that sits in place and can be activated using any Bluster-based move or by Ring Mouth to make something happen.
Animal Sand/Snow Sculpture[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A sculpture made of sand or snow that resembles an Awoofy. It can be destroyed using any attack to satisfy mission objectives.
Blooming Flowers[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A pot of flowers that are initially wilted, but which can be made to bloom by spraying them with water from Water-Balloon Mouth. Doing this yields a Star Coin, and may cause something else to happen if all flowers in an area are rejuvenated.
Boat[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A small blue boat without any means of propulsion. Using Ring Mouth, Kirby can slot into it and then steer it using gusts of wind to traverse water or lava and plow through obstacles.
Breakable floor
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A floor with a crack in it which can be broken using Cone Mouth.
Breakable wall
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A wall with a crack in it which can be broken by various means, typically using Mouthful Mode transformations.
Captured Roulette[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A Clocker carrying a box that switches between depicting a trapped Waddle Dee (or a red Star Coin) and a Gordo, and will yield whatever it displays when hit by any attack.
Damaged water pipe
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A cracked water pipe that can be broken using Cone Mouth to produce a font of water. Some of these need to first be damaged by an external force (such as Tortuilding) before they can be busted open.
Debris
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Various small objects, such as stones, shells, and rubble, which can be kicked aside or inhaled to use as ammunition.
Environmental props
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Various objects, such as garbage cans or cardboard boxes, which can be destroyed to yield items, typically Star Coins.
Face-Cutout Photo Stand[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A cardboard cutout that Kirby, Elfilin, and/or Bandana Waddle Dee can pose behind to make items appear.
Glowing dirt patch
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A glowing mound of dirt which will yield an item if Kirby uses Drill to dig into it.
Glowing point
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A sparkling glowing spot that appears when Kirby is nearby. Stepping into it causes something to happen, similar to hitting a Switch or breaking a Bomb Block.
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A coconut that can be found laying on the ground or floating in water. When it is hit, it gets knocked around, breaking if hit three times with any attack, or with a single hit from a spat object.
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A lantern that can be lit using a Fire-based attack to make something happen.
Lost Ducklings[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Five yellow ducklings who will follow Kirby if he approaches them. Kirby needs to lead them to their "mama" to satisfy mission objectives.
"Mouthful" object
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Various objects which can be found in stages and which have a pearlescent glow when Kirby approaches, indicating they can be used for Mouthful Mode transformations. More details can be found on the Mouthful Mode page.
"Mouthful" slot
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Various holes in walls and floors shaped like certain Mouthful Mode transformations. If Kirby approaches one with the correct Mouthful Mode, he will slot in, then break the wall or floor the slot is inserted into, discarding the Mouthful Mode in the process.
"Retry" Warp Star
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A blue Warp Star which will take Kirby back to a previous point in the stage, resetting any mission progress he made in the intervening area.
Shutter[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A large blue shutter with a hole in it which can be broken using repeated hits from Mouthful Mode transformations. Not to be confused with shutter gates.
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A panel which is powered by continuous light from Light-Bulb Mouth Kirby, making something happen when it is fully charged. There are two types: one that has a sun symbol and permanently activates once charged, and one that has a battery symbol that slowly depletes after charging.
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A flying target that can be shot down using Ranger or one of its variants to make something happen.
Wanted Posters[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Crude hand-drawn posters depicting Kirby or Elfilin which were made by Sillydillo and plastered on walls. These can be taken down using any attack to get a Star Coin, and are often part of mission objectives.
Warp pad
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A circular pad which can teleport Kirby to a new area when he steps on it, but may be deactivated until meeting a certain requirement. These are typically found in Treasure Road stages.
Wildlife
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Various types of small environmental creatures who will be scared away if Kirby gets too close, sometimes dropping Star Coins in the process. These can include fish, crabs, lizards, and birds, and some of these are tied to mission objectives.
Wondog and Wondy[50]
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Large plush dolls of the mascots of Wondaria that wobble slightly when interacted with.
Wooden palisade
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land A tall wooden barrier which can be knocked over using Car Mouth to form a bridge.

Edge cases and other such objects[edit]

The following is a brief list of objects that may be considered devices under certain circumstances, but which have been omitted from the above lists, along with a brief explanation for the omission:

  • Goal Game objects - some of these make use of devices, but Goal Games are typically considered to be separate from main gameplay.
  • thin floor - can sometimes be seen as a "feature" of a stage, but is more often simply treated as part of the terrain.
  • Bumper - more often than not used as a hazard to avoid rather than a device to utilize.
  • Most obstacles in Kirby's Dream Course - typically employed as hazards rather than devices.
  • Kirby's Animal Friends - functionally speaking, the Animal Friends act like devices in a similar manner to Air Ride Machines and the Robobot Armor. However, they are treated more like characters than objects, and in some cases are independently playable.
  • Objects in Kirby's Toy Box - while many of these could qualify as devices, this set of games operates more like sub-games than main games.
  • Boost Pads and Blast Boards in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble - these are listed under "Course Features" in the instruction booklet, but tend to act more like hazards than devices.
  • Treasure Chests - these are sometimes listed as devices in instruction booklets, but are more often treated as items.
  • Laser - this is listed as a device in the Kirby: Canvas Curse instruction booklet, but is treated as a hazard in-game.
  • Furniture - many of these can be interacted with in a similar manner to regular devices, but they are not used in main gameplay, nor are they involved in any puzzles.
  • Stomper Boot - this blurs the line somewhat between an item and a device, since Kirby rides in it rather than carrying it, but it still has the same basic properties as other items in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
  • Key - keys are listed under "Devices" in the Kirby and the Rainbow Curse digital manual, but they act more like items in the game, and are carry items in most other Kirby games.

References

  1. Name taken from Kirby's Pinball Land Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 5
  2. Name taken from Kirby's Pinball Land Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 16
  3. Name taken from in-game flavor text in Kirby's Dream Course
  4. Name taken from Kirby's Dream Course Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 49
  5. Name taken from Rick & Kine & Coo's guard technique in Kirby Star Allies
  6. Name taken from Kirby's Block Ball Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 2
  7. Name taken from Kirby Super Star Ultra status icon
  8. Name taken from the Kirby Super Star Ultra Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 21
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Name taken from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 18
  10. 10.0 10.1 Name taken from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 16
  11. Name taken from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 11
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Name taken from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 17
  13. "Hold A to move the red lift. Hold B to move the blue lift. Release the button to return." --Hint Board from Lvl 7-3 of Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
  14. Name taken from various in-game text from Kirby Air Ride
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 Name taken from a checklist objective in Kirby Air Ride
  16. Name taken from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse electronic manual (NA version), page 13
  17. Name taken from Kirby: Canvas Curse Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 12
  18. Name taken from Kirby: Canvas Curse Instruction Booklet (NA Print), page 18
  19. Name taken from in-game description for Animal from Kirby: Squeak Squad
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Name taken from Kirby's Epic Yarn Instruction Booklet, page 11
  21. Name taken from Kirby's Epic Yarn Instruction Booklet, page 9
  22. Name taken from Kirby's Epic Yarn Instruction Booklet, page 12
  23. 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 Name taken from in-game flavor text in Kirby Mass Attack
  24. Name taken from the Kirby Mass Attack Instruction Booklet (EU print), page 16
  25. Name taken from the Kirby Mass Attack Instruction Booklet (EU print), page 13
  26. Name taken from Kirby's Return to Dream Land internal data
  27. Name taken from in-game flavor text in Kirby Star Allies
  28. "For example, you can shoot blocks in the background using the 3D Tilt Missile, or dodge obstacles that leap out from the background such as the Springy Hand and the Waddle Dee Train." --Satoshi Ishida, Kirby: Triple Deluxe Miiverse post from May 15th, 2014
  29. Name taken from Kirby: Planet Robobot electronic manual, page 15
  30. "For example, the Magic Tube in Royal Road - with the design of the tube itself, the animation of Kirby using Hypernova Inhale through the tube, the Waddle Dees sleeping on the platform in the background and all the various effects, the whole thing is about five or six times larger in scale than a regular interactive element." --Satoshi Ishida, Kirby: Triple Deluxe Miiverse post from October 20th, 2014
  31. "You need to hit these with a Mandola Root to defeat them (Mandola Roots are the turnip-like plants growing in the ground)." --Satoshi Ishida, Kirby: Triple Deluxe Miiverse post from September 12th, 2014
  32. "Before lighting the fuse of a Tilt Fuse Box, tilt the Nintendo 3DS to line up the block so it connects with the first break in the fuse, then light it." --Satoshi Ishida, Kirby: Triple Deluxe Miiverse post from November 24th, 2014
  33. "Then we thought about using the Tilt Gondolas from the Story Mode." --Satoshi Ishida, Kirby: Triple Deluxe Miiverse post from January 19th, 2015
  34. "In Stage 4-3, where the spiky stairs are reflected in the big Truth Mirror behind you, look out for the step without spikes about halfway up." --Satoshi Ishida, Kirby: Triple Deluxe Miiverse post from March 9th, 2015
  35. Name taken from in-game flavor text in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Name taken from in-game flavor text in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe.
  37. 37.0 37.1 Name taken from in-game flavor text in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  38. Name taken from Kirby: Planet Robobot internal data
  39. Name taken from Kirby: Planet Robobot electronic manual, page 8
  40. Name taken from Sparkling Pupupu Stars book, derived from Japanese.
  41. Name taken from many sources, including in-game flavor text from Kirby: Planet Robobot
  42. Name taken from Kirby: Planet Robobot electronic manual, page 15
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 Name taken from in-game flavor text in Kirby Battle Royale
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 Kirby Star Allies: The Complete Support Guidebook (translated from Japanese)
  45. "Paint pictures on blank signs to get items!" –in-game tip (Kirby Star Allies)
  46. "Climb onto a Friend Platform with three friends and press ↑ to perform a Friend Action!" –in-game tip (Kirby Star Allies)
  47. "Use the Cleaning ability to sweep up piles of leaves." –in-game tip (Kirby Star Allies)
  48. "You can use a Reset Platform to turn friends into Copy Essences and make changes to members as you see fit!" –in-game tip (Kirby Star Allies)
  49. Kirby Star Allies: The Original Art Book
  50. 50.00 50.01 50.02 50.03 50.04 50.05 50.06 50.07 50.08 50.09 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 in-game flavor text from Kirby and the Forgotten Land