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Festival

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Festival
KRtDLD Festival.png
Artwork of Festival Kirby from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
Details
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, upcoming)
Type(s) Single use
Obtained from Don Puffle, golden cherries from Yggy Woods
Power(s) Attacks all on-screen enemies by dancing; turns defeated enemies into Point Stars.
Similar to Crash, Mike, Cook, Paint, Magic
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Honk, toot, and bammity-bam! This ability creates a festival of drums and horns, which makes everyone break into a wild dance! Gather your all-star friends and have a party!
— Pause screen text from Kirby Star Allies

Festival is a single-use Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby Star Allies. The Festival ability gives Kirby a captain's hat with a frock of colorful feathers attached to the back. When used, time freezes and Kirby and any Friends present will dance, dealing massive damage to all enemies on screen and turning them into Point Stars once the dance concludes. Festival's power increases if more friends are present to dance. Once the dance is performed, Kirby will lose this ability.

Festival is the first limited-use Copy Ability to be introduced since Magic in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror - a 14 year gap.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Festival made its debut as an ability in Kirby Star Allies. It can be obtained from a Mix, by swallowing Don Puffle or by swallowing the golden cherries dropped by Yggy Woods. When used with multiple players, it automatically turns into the Festival Dance Friend Ability.

The Festival attack's damage is:

  • Dance Solo (1 player): 180
  • Festival Dance (2 players): 200
  • Festival Dance (3 players): 210
  • Festival Dance (4 players): 220

(For reference, a Star Bullet does 52 damage.)

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Though not appearing as an ability in Super Kirby Clash, Festival Kirby is seen as a sticker, which can be purchased at Magolor's Shoppe for 20 Gem Apples.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Despite not appearing in the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Festival returns in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, where it appears to work the same way as in Kirby Star Allies (though without the formal Friend Ability designation). Notably, Magolor appears during the dance in at least some instances as well, despite presumably not being playable in this game.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Festival ability was designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kirby series, further proven by the ability using the graphics of the 25th anniversary logo ring at the end of the dance.[1] This also applies to its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, which was released during the 30th anniversary of the series.
  • In The Ultimate Choice, Point Stars are still created when using Festival on common enemies, even though there is no counter for them. The player has to go out of their way to try this, obtaining the ability during the Yggy Woods fight and then keeping it until a mid-boss ambush.

Gallery[edit]

Videos[edit]

Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Festival

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フェスティバル
Fesutibaru
Festival
Traditional Chinese 慶典
qìng diǎn
Festival
Simplified Chinese 庆典
qìng diǎn
Dutch Festival -
French Festival -
German Festival -
Italian Festival -
Korean 페스티벌
Peseutibeol
Festival
Portuguese Festival -
Spanish Festival -

References