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Copy Ability InfoBox
Artwork from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Debut Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from NESP, Telepathos, Lucas Mewtwo Ness and Shulk's amiibo
Power(s) Performing attacks related to psychic abilities.
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ESP is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It is obtained by swallowing the elusive floating NESP, or the Mid-Boss Telepathos. When acquiring this ability, Kirby gains a blue baseball cap with red visor and tilted off to the side, which looks similar to the Yo-Yo hat. Kirby also emits constant blue energy from his hands.

Among more moves, Kirby is able to teleport short distances to avoid damage, can control a freely-steering ball of energy around the player's field of view, and counter attacks with a large psychic flash. These psychic pulses can also conduct electricity.

In Kirby Star Allies, ESP can also be used in conjunction with certain Friend Abilities, such as Geokinesis.


ESP move-set in Kirby: Planet Robobot & Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Skill Button Execution Description
Press and release B
Kirby creates a small blast of psychokinetic energy around himself. Reappear
Vanish, then release B
Kirby reappears a small distance from where he disappeared damaging nearby enemies.
PK Shift
Hold B + D-pad
Kirby makes a moderately sized ball of psychokinetic energy that can be controlled can hit a maximum of 3 times before dissipating and Kirby floats while using it. PK Evade
L/R right before getting hit
Kirby vanishes and reappears making a small explosion.
PK Electroshift
Hold B for a long time before moving D-pad
More powerful version of PK Shift. PK Insight
L/R when getting hit
Kirby vanishes then reappears making a large destructive wave of psychokinetic energy decimating nearby enemies.
Dash + hold B
Kirby disappears for a short time to evade damage and go to a new location.


  • The Pause Screen description for ESP refers to Ness from Earthbound.
  • The PK Evade and Insight moves are a possible reference to Shulk's Vision ability.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Psicopoder Psychic power
French Psy Psy
Dutch Psycho Psychic
German Psycho Psychic
Italian Sensitivo Sensory
Russian ESP
Chinese 超能力
Psychic power