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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 Esper, 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 Esper, 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 screen, and counter attacks with a large psychic flash. These psychic pulses can also conduct electricity.

ESP move-set.
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 then reappears making a large destructive wave of psychokinetic energy decimating nearby enemies.
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 and reappears making a small explosion.
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.