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Dive Attack

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Artwork of Kirby performing a Dive Attack onto a Waddle Dee from Kirby Super Star Ultra

A Dive Attack[1] refers to the ability to attack an enemy by falling onto them from a sufficient distance.

Debuting in Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby assumes a headlong falling position once he has fallen (while not puffed up) for long enough. Once in this position, he can then harm an enemy without taking damage himself if he lands on it, assuming that enemy is not invulnerable. This can also be used to nullify damage from certain projectiles, such as Waddle Doo's Beam attack.

This move can be performed in nearly every main series Kirby game, though it has grown gradually less effective over the series timeline. Starting in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby can manually activate a Dive Attack by initiating a Quick Fall.


Kirby's Dream Land Instruction Booklet (NA Print)[edit]

If I fly high enough, I can dive onto an enemy to defeat it and I won't even get hurt![1]


  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, Kirby's free-falling animation (which is rarely seen) resembles the dive attack position. However, it cannot do damage in these games.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 急降下きゅうこうかアタック
kyūkōka atakku
Quick Fall Attack
Plancha is a diving attack from professional wrestling; this name is used in certain games. ランチャ ("Blancha") has mistakenly been used at least once, in the Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards section of the 20th Anniversary Kirby Pupupu Encyclopedia.