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Copy Ability InfoBox
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby: Battle Royale
Other Game(s) Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return To Dream Land, New Challenge Stages, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot
Obtained from Boxin, Box Boxer, Knuckle Joe, Iron Mam, Grey Golem (if inhaled while attacking)
Power(s) Perform several fighting moves
Helper Knuckle Joe
Comparable to Suplex
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Fighter is an ability primarily obtained by absorbing a fighter type enemy. It allows Kirby to perform one of several fighting attacks, as listed below.


Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby can also obtain the fighter ability by swallowing enemies or touching Enemy Symbols or Copy Essence Deluxes. With the fighter ability equipped, Kirby can create Knuckle Joe as a helper. Kirby's visual appearance only changes by adding a red headband.

Fighter moveset in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
Set strength by holding B
Skill (Short Charge) Skill (Long Charge) Button Execution
Vulcan Jab Smash Punch
Leg Sweep Spin Kick
Dash + B
Down Kick Double Kick
B in air
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Rising Break
(up) + Hold B
Grab Foe
(any direction) + B near foe
Arm Throw
Grab + B
Judo Throw
Grab + (any direction) + B

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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Artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Fighter reappears as a rather common ability in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, obtained by swallowing enemies such as Knuckle Joe or touching Copy Pedestals. Fighter's moveset generally emulate the moveset of the Fighter ability in earlier games. Aesthetically, Kirby gains the signature red head band like in Kirby Super Star, but shorter and with a star in the front of the headband.

Fighter Moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Skill Button Execution Description Skill Button Execution Description
Vulcan Jab
Tap 1 or press repeatedly
Kirby unleashes a barrage of punches in front of him. Force Blast
↓ + Hold 1
Kirby fires a small yet powerful blast of energy.
Smash Punch
Press 1
Kirby does a strong punch in front of him. Mega Force Blast
↓ + Hold 1 longer
Kirby fires a larger more powerful blast of energy.
Leg Sweep
Dash + 1
Kirby slides forward like his base form's slide attack but can hit more enemies. Giga Force Blast
↓ + Hold 1 even longer
Kirby fires a large and powerful fireball in front of him.
Spin Kick
Dash + hold 1
Kirby does three powerful kicks in front of him while spinning mid-air. Instant Mega Force Blast
↓ + forward + Hold 1
Kirby fires a instantaneous version of mega force blast.
Down Kick
1 in midair
Kirby does a small kick that can be repeated. Moon Somersault Kick
1 in midair next to foe
Kirby does an upwards kick that sends the poor victim in the air.
Double Kick
Hold 1 in midair
Kirby does a does a double kick to a similar effect to Smash Punch. Foe Grab
↑ or forward next to foe + 1
Kirby grabs his opponent.
Rising Break
↑ + Hold 1
Kirby does a multi-hit uppercut. Arm Throw
Foe Grab + 1, ↑ or forward
Similar to throw Kirby tosses his opponent forward damaging any enemies hit by them.
Sky Kick
↓ + 1 in midair
Similar to suplex's pinpoint kick, Kirby dives down with his foot extended to hit enemies below. Judo Throw
Foe Grab + 1, ↓ or backward
As it's name says Kirby judo throws his opponent behind him.

Kirby: Battle Royale

Artwork of a Fighter Kirby from Battle Royale.

Fighter is one of the abilities on offer for this competitive multiplayer title. It allows Kirby to perform a wide series of lightning-fast punches and kicks and chase his target easily. It also allows Kirby to use a special ranged attack after a brief charge-up.

Fighter Moveset in Kirby: Battle Royale
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Quick Jab
Giga Force Blast
Hold/release B
Vulcan Jab
Rising Break
Spin Kick
Sky Kick
B during jump
Final Spin Kick

Super Smash Bros. Trophy Information

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Kirby dons a warrior's headband and becomes a fierce fighter when he swallows an enemy skilled at physical attacks. Fighter Kirby uses many colorful punching and kicking moves as he overpowers his enemies with his sparring skills. The Vulcan Jab is just one of the many techniques Kirby can use thanks to his copying power.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

"Show me your moves!" Wait-that's not Kirby's line! Regardless, he's really fired up and ready to become a fighting machine with that red headband. He knows the basics, like kicking and tossing, but he can also muster his fighting spirit to blast distant foes.


  • Since its inception, the Fighter ability has consistently been one of the most complex Copy Abilities in the games it appears in, coming with lots of different moves.