Please remember that WiKirby contains spoilers, which you read at your own risk! See our general disclaimer for details.

Block

From WiKirby, your independent source of Kirby knowledge.
(Redirected from Fire Block)
Jump to navigationJump to search
Block
KatRC Challenge Room 3-4.png
Kirby contending with a puzzle made entirely of blocks in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Details
Type Device and/or Hazard
Function Interactable terrain in stages, as barriers, as ammunition, etc.
Found Generally in gameplay
Game(s) Various
 This box: view  talk  edit 

A Block is a type of device which takes on a cuboid shape and is used as part of the environment, typically acting as an obstacle, hazard, or resource. Unlike many other devices, blocks act as fully tangible objects which Kirby and other playable characters can stand on, be barricaded by, or even be crushed by, and most types can be broken or otherwise removed. Blocks come in a wide range of types and characteristics, but the most common include Star Blocks, Bomb Blocks, metal blocks, and barrier blocks. Often, various types of blocks are used in stage puzzles, and have to be interacted with in a certain way to obtain the desired result. Blocks also tend to contain items or obscure hidden doorways. Unlike enemies, blocks tend not to reappear if broken unless the stage is reset.

List of blocks in the Kirby series[edit]

The following is a list of every distinct type of block throughout the Kirby series. The first table covers blocks that span numerous games, while the second will detail more specific blocks that belong to relatively few games, if not appearing in only one game. Many block names are conjectural, so official names will be marked using a reference. Note that blocks which appear only in Sub-Games will not be listed here:

Common blocks[edit]

Block Appearance First game Latest game Other games Description Notes
KPR Star Block artwork.png
Kirby's Dream Land Kirby and the Forgotten Land All main-series games, Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom), Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby's Blowout Blast, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn A bright orange/yellow block with a star insignia. Kirby can inhale this and spit it out as a Star Bullet. Star Blocks can also be broken using any regular attack, including Air Bullet, Slide, and Water Gun. Exact behavior and properties of Star Blocks vary by game, but they often come in varying sizes, or in the case of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, can come in elongated forms that take many hits to break. These are also referred to as "Inhale Blocks". Note that the block type in Kirby's Block Ball called "Star Block" is not included here, and is mentioned instead in the "Block types in Kirby's Block Ball" table.
KSqS Bomb Block artwork.png
Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom), Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn A block with a bomb icon on it that, when hit, causes a chain reaction which either adds or removes blocks in a sequence, or may have other more specific effects. Not to be confused with Block Bomb, which is a device more-so than a true block.
KSA Metal block.jpg
Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies A hard metallic block which can only be broken using specific Copy Abilities, moves, or other actions. The most common abilities used to break metal blocks are Stone, Hammer, Burning, and Throw, and some items like Cracklers and Balloon Bombs can break them as well. Metal blocks may be disguised as other blocks or walls in some games.
Induced Explosion Block[4]
KaTAM Radish Ruins Room 1.png
Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom), Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn A block that is completely impervious to attack. These can appear or disappear as a result of interacting with other blocks or devices, particularly Bomb Blocks and switches, or in response to some other game event.
Destroyable Block[4]
KRtDL Dangerous Dinner Stage 1-1.jpg
Kirby's Adventure Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies A block make of fragile or damaged material which cannot be inhaled but which can be broken by almost any attack.
Breakable Block[5]
KatFL Breakable Block figure.png
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies Blocks which will give way and crumble or otherwise vanish after a brief moment if stepped on. These take on several different looks throughout the Kirby games, including loose soil, loose stones, bubbles, and clouds, but the most common form in recent main-series games is of a brown block with an X on it.
Ice Block[4]
KSA Ice blocks.jpg
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies A block made of solid ice which can be broken using any Fire or Sizzle-based attack. Blocks of ice also appear in Kirby: Canvas Curse, but do not share the same properties. These are listed in the "Uncommon blocks" table below.

Uncommon blocks[edit]

It has been requested that image(s) be uploaded and added to this article. Remove this notice once the image(s) have been uploaded and applied.
Block Appearance First game Latest game Other games Description Notes
Ability block
KDL3 Ripple Field Stage 5 screenshot 05.png
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Kirby: Canvas Curse Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Blocks which typically bear the symbol or color of the corresponding Copy Ability or Power Combo which can break it. All other methods of attack will fail.
Friend Block[6]
KSSGB Rick Block artwork.jpg
Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom) A block representing one of Kirby's original three Animal Friends: Rick, Kine, and Coo. Placing two matching Friend Blocks on each side of one or more Star Blocks causes the blocks to vanish and "stack" the stars.
Hard Block[7]
KSSGB Challenge Mode gameplay screenshot.png
Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom) A block that, when sandwiched between two Friend Blocks, turns into a Star Block.
Stone block
KSA Stone blocks.jpg
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Kirby Star Allies Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot Blocks made of hard stone which are similar in character to metal blocks, but which can only be destroyed by special moves or hard-hitting enemies and devices, such as a Cannon shot, a rolling Boulder, or a Friend Ability such as Friend Throw.
Heave-Ho Block[8]
KaTAM Heave-Ho Block artwork.png
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages) Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land A large gray block which can be moved only with a Super Inhale or (in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror), any move that causes the ground to shake. In Kirby Mass Attack, these blocks can be pushed by repeatedly flicking Kirbys at it. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and onward, these blocks can be swallowed or spat out as penetrating bullets. In Kirby Mass Attack, some Heave-Ho Blocks have candles in them, allowing them to light up a dark area, and some are made of hardened dirt, which can be broken by being hit repeatedly.
Reinforced metal block
KaTAM Olive Ocean Room 6.png
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Kirby & The Amazing Mirror A metal block which can only be destroyed by having a Heave-Ho Block fall on it from above, or from activating a Bomb Block.
Action Block[9]
KCC Rift Ruin 16.png
Kirby: Canvas Curse Kirby: Canvas Curse A barrier whose color matches a corresponding Big Switch in a different area or stage. Pressing the switch removes the block.
Directional block
KCC Collapse Castle 8.png
Kirby: Canvas Curse Kirby: Canvas Curse A block with a big arrow on it that flies in the direction it indicates when tapped with the Nintendo DS stylus until it hits an obstacle. Everything else stops while the block is flying, and it has the potential to crush anything it hits.
Falling ice block
KCC Cold Course 23.png
Kirby: Canvas Curse Kirby: Canvas Curse A set of ice blocks that fall when the ground they lay on is removed. They fall in individual blocks and then fuse together in their new location, often forming stairs. Unlike other ice blocks in the series, these blocks cannot be broken.
Cloud terrain
KSqS Secret Sea - Stage 2, Chest 1.png
Kirby: Squeak Squad Kirby: Squeak Squad Soft cloud blocks which join together to form terrain, and can be destroyed using Fire-based attacks.
Soft ground[10]
KSqS Prism Plains Stage 3 Chest 1.png
Kirby: Squeak Squad Kirby: Squeak Squad Areas of soft dirt or snow which Animal Kirby can dig though, breaking them up in block-like chunks.
Cloth Block[11]
KEY Cloth Block screenshot.png
Kirby's Epic Yarn Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn A block made of cloth which can be broken using the Weight transformation, by throwing a Yarn ball at it, or by using a Metamortex attack. Some Cloth Blocks have arrows on them, indicating they are affected by gravity.
Denim Block[11]
KEY Denim Blocks screenshot.png
Kirby's Epic Yarn Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn A block made of denim which cannot be broken, but which will fall down due to gravity. There is also a leather block which has the same properties, but can be pushed by the Digger Metamortex.
Yarn Block[11]
KEY Yarn Blocks screenshot.jpg
Kirby's Epic Yarn Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn A block made of a yarn outline which can be grabbed using the Yarn Whip and rolled up into a Yarn ball or broken using a different attack.
Blast block
Needed.png
Kirby Mass Attack Kirby Mass Attack A block with an "explosion" icon that functions similarly to a Bomb Block, but causes all nearby blocks to immediately break, including metal blocks. Some of these alternate between a "blast" mode and a "skull" mode. Hitting it when it is in skull mode harms the Kirby who touches it instead.
Fruit Block[12]
KMA Fruit Block manual entry.png
Kirby Mass Attack Kirby Mass Attack A block that releases fruit when hit, and can be hit several times before breaking. Some of these have wings and fly around, and others appear only after sandstorms.
Heavy Star Block
Needed.png
Kirby Mass Attack Kirby and the Rainbow Curse An extra large Star Block which takes several hits to break and which becomes increasingly damaged as it is hit.
Light-vanish block
Needed.png
Kirby Mass Attack Kirby Mass Attack A block which is only tangible in darkness, vanishing in the light.
Shifting block
Needed.png
Kirby Mass Attack Kirby Mass Attack A block or line of blocks that moves back and forth on a regular pattern, and has the potential to crush.
Snaking block
Needed.png
Kirby Mass Attack Kirby Mass Attack A block with a circle on it which retracts a line of arrow blocks the more it is hit and slowly pushes them back out otherwise.
Crystalline block
KRtDL Crystalline Block screenshot.png
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Kirby: Planet Robobot Kirby: Triple Deluxe A large golden block with crystal faces which otherwise acts like a big stone block or big metal block from other games.
Flame Block[4]
KSA Magma blocks.jpg
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Kirby and the Forgotten Land Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies A searing hot block, often with fire spewing out, which is dangerous to touch. These can be cooled down using any ability infused with Blizzard, Bluster, or Splash, turning them into coal black fragile blocks which can then be walked on safely or broken with any attack. Artist's paintbrush also works.
Red Metal Block
KatRC Red Metal Blocks screenshot.png
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Kirby and the Rainbow Curse A variant of metal blocks which are immune to all forms of attack save for Kirby when he is shot from a Cannon or being broken by a Bomb Block.

Block types in Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

The names of each block in this table comes from the Kirby's Block Ball Instruction Booklet:

Block types in Kirby's Block Ball  
Block Image Required? Scoring Properties Notes
White Block KBBa White Block.png Yes 100 points A basic block that can be destroyed by being hit once with any method.
Gray Block KBBa Gray Block.png Yes 200 points A block which transforms into a White Block when hit by the ball, but is removed immediately if hit with Kirby or a Copy Ability.
Splitting Block KBBa Splitting Block.png Yes 200 points (white large)
400 points (gray large)
50 points (white piece)
100 points (gray piece)
A block which splits into four smaller blocks when hit by the ball, but will be completely removed if hit by Kirby. Can come in white or gray varieties.
Through Block KBBa Through Block.png Yes (during Bonus Chance) 160 points (large)
80 points (wide)
40 points (small)
A block that replaces all remaining required block types when the Switch Star is triggered and a Bonus Chance begins. Kirby can pass through these blocks, and is tasked with collecting all of them before time runs out. If all of them are collected, the player will gain an additional 500 points for each block collected, regardless of size.
Star Block KBBa Star Block.png No 0 points (1 star) These optional blocks appear in the Target-Shooting Areas. If collected, they can be used to help cover up the spikes in the following Boss Area, though they are removed after a single hit. A 1-Up is received if all Star Blocks are collected in a Target-Shooting Area.
Score Block KBBa Score Block.png No Score increases per hit as follows: (50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) These optional blocks resemble classic Star Blocks and can be hit up to seven times before being removed. They may start out invisible until hit the first time. If the last hit is dealt using a Copy Ability, a 1-Up is rewarded.
Power Block KBBa Power Block.png Yes 500 points A block that can only be destroyed by having Kirby slam into it with a Power Bounce.
Pinball Block KBBa Pinball Block.png N/A 20 points each hit This block serves as a bumper, and cannot be destroyed.
Ability Block KBBa Ability Block.png No 300 points (small)
500 points (wide)
This block can only be destroyed using a Copy Ability.
Indestructible Block KBBa Indestructible Block.png No 0 points These blocks cannot be destroyed unless the Crash item is used.

Trivia[edit]

  • A number of enemies in the Kirby series disguise themselves as blocks or make use of blocks. These include Blockin, Blucko, Iceton, and Block Waddle Dee.
  • In Kirby: Squeak Squad, there is an unused Copy Ability called "Block", which uses the same staff as the Triple Star cane and uses Beam Kirby's hat.

Gallery[edit]

References

  1. "Star Block. Attack or swallow these to get them out of your way"Kirby Super Star Ultra instruction manual (page 20)
  2. Name taken from Kirby: Planet Robobot instruction booklet, page 15
  3. Name taken from in-game flavor text in Kirby Mass Attack
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Kirby Star Allies: The Complete Support Guidebook (translated from Japanese)
  5. Name taken from Kirby and the Forgotten Land figure
  6. Kirby's Star Stacker Instruction Booklet (NA print), page 8
  7. Kirby's Star Stacker Instruction Booklet (NA print), page 8
  8. Name taken from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Instruction Booklet (NA print), page 26
  9. Kirby: Canvas Curse instruction booklet (NA print), page 18
  10. "Animal Kirby's got long, sharp claws, which are good for attacking or digging in soft ground." --Kirby: Squeak Squad Instruction Booklet (NA print), page 14
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Kirby's Epic Yarn Instruction Booklet (NA print), page 11
  12. Kirby Mass Attack Instruction Booklet (NA print), page 16