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Face-to-Face

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Two sets of Kirbys using the Face-to-Face technique on each-other in Kirby Fighters Deluxe.

Face-to-Face (also called Item Share, Lending a helping hand[1] and Feed Me[2]; known as Mouth Feed in Japan and internally in game files) refers to the action of sharing a Food item with a teammate to restore their Stamina. This action is performable in every game in the series with partners, except for Kirby's Epic Yarn (as that game does not employ Stamina). In Kirby Star Allies, however, it is called sharing.

Overview

The sound that plays when Kirby and his Helper perform a Face-to-Face in Kirby Super Star.

To perform a Face-to-Face, the character in question must first grab a Food item to restore their health as usual. Then, before a number of seconds pass, that character must get close to a partner who is missing some health. If done correctly, both will pause for a moment and face each-other, almost as if they were kissing, and the partner will restore health equal to the Food item that was used. This action can be performed in mid-air, as well as underwater.

Any food item can be used to perform a Face-to-Face, but the effect does not stack with multiple food items consumed (this is not the case in Kirby Star Allies), instead using the last one consumed in the action. Additionally, multiple partners can be given a Face-to-Face using one food item, with no diminishing effect.

Invincible Candy can also be shared using this method.

Game Appearances

Face-to-Face can be performed in the following games:

Trivia

  • It is unknown if a Face-to-Face involves sharing pre-chewed food or not.
  • Face-to-Face is often conflated with the two actors in question kissing each-other.
  • In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, the Face-to-Face text bubble says "Smooch!" in English and "チュ♥️" (Chu♥️) in Japanese.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, if Face-to-Face is done to an ally who is brainwashed by certain bosses, it will damage the brainwashed ally instead.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くちうつし
Kuchiutsushi
Mouth Feed

References

  1. Kirby Super Star manual, Page 12
  2. Kirby: Planet Robobot manual: 19 - Completing a Quest (Team Kirby Clash)