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Food
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A pair of Cherries, a commonly recurring piece of food in the Kirby series.
Details
Use Recovering some stamina
Game(s) All main series titles, many spin-offs
Comparable to Maxim Tomato, Energy Drink
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Quote1.png Food restores energy. Whenever you find food, take it. Quote2.png
— The Beginner's Show, in Kirby Super Star

Food refers to items in the Kirby series that restore the Stamina of Kirby or one of his friends. Food has appeared in nearly every Kirby game, as well as the Super Smash Bros. games. It can be found lying on ground or in Treasure Chests, drop from defeated enemies in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby's Return to Dream Land onward, or produced by utilizing Copy Abilities such as Cook, Magic, Artist or the Ice-Spark Power Combo.

With each major iteration of the Kirby series, more varieties of food items are made available, though they all serve the same function, to restore varying amounts of Kirby's (or one of his friends') health. Additionally, in several multiplayer games since Kirby Super Star it is possible to share food items by performing what is officially called a Face-to-Face, wherein after one character eats a food item, if they quickly touch a friendly character, they will share the food with that character. This is an optimal strategy, as all participants are healed the full amount, as if each one obtained their own food item.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Only two food items appear in Kirby's Dream Land. They are the Energy Drink, which restores two points of health, and the Maxim Tomato, which restores all health. While the Superspicy Curry and the Mint Leaf are technically food, they do not recover any health, and instead serve a different function. In storyline, the reasoning behind why there are scarce food items is because King Dedede stole all the food from Dream Land. Kirby's goal is to get it back, along with the Sparkling Stars.

Whispy Woods drops apples as part of his attack, but these also do not recover health.

Kirby's Adventure[edit]

Much like in Kirby's Dream Land, only the Energy Drink and Maxim Tomato appear as food items.

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land, food items do not restore health, as there is no health system in this game. Instead, Energy Drinks and Maxim Tomatoes can be seen at various places on the pinball boards, acting as temporary stopgaps to prevent Kirby from falling into the gutter below.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, the only food available are Energy Tomatoes, which are smaller variants of Maxim Tomatoes that are used to measure Kirby's stamina. He starts with 4 on each life, and will lose one each time he makes a shot or collides with a dangerous enemy or hazard. Defeating enemies restores one tomato each, as does entering the cup at the end of a hole.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

The only Food items which appear in this title are Energy Drinks and Maxim Tomatoes. Touching Gooey will also restore health, however.

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Food items do not restore health in Kirby's Block Ball. Instead, they are merely worth points when collected.

Kirby Super Star[edit]

This game was the first Kirby game to have more food items than just the Maxim Tomato and the Energy Drink. These food items however don't heal as much Stamina as the other two.

Collecting food is given greater importance in Gourmet Race, where each piece of food obtained is worth one point.

The following are all the various food items that can be encountered in Kirby Super Star:

Food Items in Kirby Super Star
  • Cherries
  • Carrot
  • Watermelon Slice
  • Maxim Tomato
  • Milk
  • Hot Dog
  • Strawberry
  • Candy Cane
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Corn
  • Cheeseburger
  • Club Sandwich Slice
  • Fried Eggs
  • Ham
  • Soda Pop Can
  • Peach
  • Purple Grapes
  • Lobster
  • Doughnut w/ Chocolate Icing
  • Pancakes w/ Butter & Syrup
  • Orange
  • Bananas
  • Tomato
  • French Fries
  • Green Pepper
  • Orange Juice w/ Lime and Straw
  • Acorn Squash (Green Pumpkin)
  • Coffee Cup
  • Cheese Slice
  • Wrapped Candy
  • Cantalope
  • Loaf of Bread
  • Turkey
  • Energy Drink
  • Cookie
  • Strawberry Sundae
  • Wine w/ Fruit
  • Peas in a Pod
  • Popsicle w/ Chocolate Drizzle
  • Soft-Serve Vanilla Ice Cream Cone
  • Milk in a Baby Bottle
  • Fried Rice Ball
  • Pudding
  • Fish
  • Fried Chicken
  • Sushi Roll
  • Dumpling
  • Omurice (Omelet with Rice)
  • Bon Bons

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

As in Kirby's Dream Land 2, there are only two types of food in this game: Energy Drinks and Maxim Tomatoes. Energy drinks restore two points of health, while Maxim Tomatoes restore all of it. Kirby can also recover 2 points of health by eating Gooey (this is handy for bringing Kirby back from the brink, as calling Gooey is not capable of K.O.ing Kirby outright).

Additionally, Kirby gains a point of health whenever he eats the enemy Apolo.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, there are relatively few varieties of food when compared to Kirby Super Star and later games in that style. Standard food items always restore 1 bar of Kirby's health, while Maxim Tomatoes restore all of it. Food can be found at various locations in stages and in the Bonus Game, and consist of the following varieties:

  • Tomato
  • Cake
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Sandwich - This is an onigiri (rice ball) in the Japanese version.
  • Sparerib

Ice-Spark[edit]

Ice-Spark Kirby producing a hot dog.

The Ice-Spark Power Combo is capable of producing food as well, though the food produced by this ability is different from the items found in stages, as follows:

  • Asparagus
  • Cheese wedge
  • Flan
  • Milk carton
  • Hot dog
  • Sashimi
  • Soda
  • Steak

Unlike regular food, this projectile food will disappear after a short amount of time, and can be used to attack enemies.

Other[edit]

Aside from these interactable food items, there are a couple others seen in cut-scenes or eaten by other characters:

  • Apples - painted by Adeleine and eaten by Kirby in a cutscene.
  • Strawberries - Ribbon resembles a strawberry in a cut-scene where Kirby is hallucinating from hunger.
  • Onigiri - eaten by Waddle Dee in cutscenes and during the Bonus Game.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

There are four different kinds of food in this game, as follows:

  • Power Drink - Restores 1 HP
  • Maxim Tomato - Restores all HP (up to 6 max)
  • Hamburger - Found in the time bonus treasure chest prior to a boss fight, gives Kirby 8 HP (replaced by an onigiri in the Japanese version)
  • Strawberry Shortcake - Found in the time bonus treasure chest prior to a boss fight, gives Kirby 10 HP

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

As with Kirby's Adventure, the only food items in this game are Energy Drinks and Maxim Tomatoes.

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

All of the food items that can appear in Kirby Air Ride.

In Kirby Air Ride, food can be found in blue boxes or out in the open in the City Trial game mode. Each distinct food item heals Air Ride Machine durability by a slightly different amount, with ice cream and apples healing relatively little, and Maxim Tomatoes providing a complete refill.

The food items that can be found are as follows:

  • Apple
  • Curry
  • Energy Drink
  • Hamburger
  • Hot dog
  • Ice cream cone
  • Maxim Tomato
  • Omurice
  • Onigiri
  • Ramen
  • Roast turkey
  • Sushi plate

There are a number of different Checklist objectives revolving around food as well, as follows:

Objective
City Trial: In one game, drink 3 or more Energy Drinks!
City Trial: In one game, eat 2 or more Maxim Tomatoes!
City Trial: In one race, eat 3 or more Hot Dogs!
City Trial: In one race, eat 3 or more plates of Sushi!

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Energy Drinks and Maxim Tomatoes are carried over from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Cherries reappear for the second time since their debut in Kirby Super Star, where in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror all of them can also be found in small Treasure Chests and Goal Games. While otherwise identical to Cherries, there are also five generic foods exclusively dropped from defeated enemies - either occasionally by chance or by using the Cook or Magic abilities.

Food Items in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
  • KaTAM Hamburger.png Hamburger
  • KaTAM Nikuman.png Nikuman
  • KaTAM Omurice.png Omurice
  • KaTAM Onigiri.png Onigiri
  • KaTAM Pudding.png Pudding

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, the only food items that can be found in stages are Energy Drinks (which restore 2 HP) and Maxim Tomatoes (which restore all HP).

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Kirby is about to eat his cake before the Squeaks steal it.

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, a slice of the Strawberry Shortcake is the main plot device of the game's Story Mode, where Kirby must chase the Squeaks in an adventure to get back his shortcake slice from them.

All food items from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror make a return in the game, with some of them found in bubbles that can be stored in the Copy Palette. Food stored in the Copy Palette can be mixed to create a food item that restores more health, like mixing two Cherries to create an Energy Drink.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

All food items from Kirby Super Star make a return in Kirby Super Star Ultra. In addition, many of these food items make an appearance in the Sub-Game Snack Tracks.

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

Due to stamina not existing in Kirby's Epic Yarn, there are no food items in stages which restore health. However, food does feature in the game in other ways, as follows:

  • Several Furniture and Fabric items resemble food.
  • Food appears a couple times in cutscenes, mainly in the Treat Land scene.
  • The Metamato is a food item of sorts. After Kirby consumes it in the first cutscene, it gives him the ability to transform.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Main article: Fruit

Food serves a bit of a different function in Kirby Mass Attack. Instead of recovering Stamina, the Kirbys have to eat a specific amount of food in order to create another Kirby, up to 10 copies.

To recover Stamina, Kirby's heroic heart must toss a blue Kirby into a special pink bin to bring him back to a healthy pink hue.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

An Omurice found in Raisin Ruins.

In the opening cinematic, Kirby is seen running with a slice of strawberry shortcake, as King Dedede and Bandana Waddle Dee pursue him before the Lor crashes and begins the story proper. This particular food item can also be found in-game in various places, along with numerous others.

The following are all the various food items that can be encountered in Kirby's Return to Dream Land:

Food Items in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
  • Bananas
  • Pudding
  • Doughnut w/ Chocolate Icing
  • Fried Rice
  • Hot Dog w/ Bun, Lettuce and Mustard
  • Maxim Tomato
  • Orange Juice w/ Lemon and Straw
  • Pancakes w/ Butter & Syrup
  • Spaghetti
  • Chocolate Cake Slice w/ Icing
  • Club Sandwich Slice
  • Meat Bun
  • Juice Tumbler
  • Sausage
  • Red Grapes
  • Soft-Serve Vanilla Ice Cream Cone
  • Strawberry Cupcake
  • Tomato
  • Cherries
  • Teacup
  • Curry Rice
  • French Fries
  • Milk
  • Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cone
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry Parfait
  • Wrapped Candy
  • Cheeseburger w/ Lettuce
  • Doughnut w/ Strawberry Icing
  • Dumplings
  • Meat on Bone
  • Omurice (Omelet w/ Rice)
  • Pizza Slice w/ many toppings
  • Ramen
  • Soft-Serve Strawberry Ice Cream Cone
  • Strawberry Shortcake Slice

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In addition to the food items present in the games this collection features, food items from Kirby's Return to Dream Land also make an appearance in the Fighter and Smash Combat Chambers in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

An Energy Drink from Triple Deluxe.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe shares many of its food items with Return to Dream Land, but also introduces some new ones. Notably, the Energy Drink also returns after being absent from Return to Dream Land.

Additionally, some food items can be stored as an Assist Star after being collected, and can be used at any time to heal Kirby or King Dedede when deemed necessary.

The following are all the various food items that can be encountered in Kirby: Triple Deluxe:

Food Items in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  • Acorn Squash (Green Pumpkin)
  • Carrot
  • Pudding*
  • Maxim Tomato*
  • Peach
  • Strawberry Cupcake
  • Tomato
  • Cherries*
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Club Sandwich Slice
  • Energy Drink*
  • Orange Juice w/ Lemon & straw
  • Strawberry Shortcake Slice
  • Cheeseburger w/ Lettuce
  • Loaf of Bread
  • Omurice
  • Pineapple
  • Pizza Slice w/ many toppings
  • Reviving Tomato***
  • Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream Cone*
  • Bananas
  • Curry Rice
  • Dedede Ice Cream Cone**
  • Doughnut w/ Chocolate Icing
  • Meat on Bone
  • Watermelon Slice

*This item also appears as an Assist Star
**This item only appears in Dededetour!
***This item only appears as an Assist Star

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

All food items from Kirby: Triple Deluxe return in Kirby Fighters Deluxe, serving the same purpose as before.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

List of all the food items in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, from the electronic manual.
Quote1.png There are eight varieties in all. Each food item restores one health bar. Quote2.png
— Kirby and the Rainbow Curse electronic manual, page 12

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse features 8 distinct food items (not counting the Maxim Tomato) which each restore one point of health. They are as follows (names taken from the electronic manual):

  • Blue Punch
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Hot Dog
  • Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Pizza
  • Snap Pea

In addition to recovering health, each food item grants 500 points when collected. Interestingly, besides the white milk, each food item corresponds to a color in the rainbow. These food items are also depicted in Elline's Secret Diary and the Kirby's Feast Figurine.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot shares many of its food items with its previous iterations, but also introduces some new ones. Additionally, some food items, like the calamari, can only be found off certain enemies.

The following are all the various food items that can be encountered in Kirby: Planet Robobot:

Food Items in Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Bananas
  • Takoyaki
  • Carrot
  • Cheeseburger w/ Lettuce
  • Pudding
  • Cherries
  • Club Sandwich Slice
  • Mint Ice Cream Cone
  • Omurice
  • Orange Juice w/ Lemon & straw
  • Pancakes w/ Butter & Syrup
  • Pineapple
  • Pizza Slice w/ many toppings
  • Purple Sucker
  • Reviving Tomato*
  • Canned Juice
  • Juice Tumbler
  • Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream Cone
  • Strawberry Cupcake
  • Strawberry Shortcake Slice
  • Strawberry Parfait
  • Watermelon Slice

*This item only appears as an Assist Star

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Food items sometimes appear during battles in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash. These items are reused from Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Food appears as an optional collectable in Kirby's Blowout Blast, to top off Kirby's health if he needs it. Food is not worth any points when collected. Aside from Secret Path, there are no food items in the EX stages.

The food items in Kirby's Blowout Blast are as follows:

  • Carrot
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate bar
  • Curry
  • Flan
  • Lime Sundae
  • Omurice
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry shortcake slice

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Food items do not appear during battles in Kirby Battle Royale, but Kirby's entire motive for participating in Dedede's Cake Royale is the eponymous cake awarded to the champion. Apples are also collected (but not eaten) in the Apple Scramble and Crazy Theater battle modes.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

One of many food items in Kirby Star Allies.

In Kirby Star Allies, food items can be obtained in stages by defeating enemies, by scanning amiibo, from Treasure Chests, Pop Flowers, and other containers, by scoring high in the Goal Game, and by countering certain boss attacks, including Whispy Woods' Burst Fruit, King Dedede's rotten food tosses, and Francisca's Deadly Ice Candies, in addition to merely being found out in the open. Many food items from the previous Kirby games return in Kirby Star Allies, but like the other more recent Kirby games, more food items have been added. The following table lists all the distinct food items in Kirby Star Allies:

Food Items in Kirby Star Allies
  • Green Pepper
  • Green Pumpkin
  • Cheeseburger w/ Lettuce
  • Hot Dog w/ Bun, Lettuce, Mustard and Ketchup
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Soft-Serve Vanilla Ice Cream Cone
  • Melon Cream Soda
  • Macaron
  • Maxim Tomato
  • Melon
  • Milk Baby Bottle
  • Milk Carton
  • Omurice
  • Onigiri
  • Orange
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Pudding

Food items can be produced by playable characters using the following methods:

Outside of edible food items, food also plays a role in a more decorative sense in some parts of the game. In the opening cut-scene for Story Mode, King Dedede is brought eclairs by the Waddle Dees before the Dark Hearts fall on him, which ties into the code name "eclair" for Kirby Star Allies while it was in development. Additionally, the Friendly Field stage has giant macarons in the background as part of its environment. Food also appears in several of the Celebration Pictures.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Various pieces of food can appear in Kirby Fighters 2 which can be used to recover a small amount of HP. In standard battles, all food aside from Energy Drinks and Maxim Tomatoes restore 24 HP when consumed. Food can appear a variety of ways, as follows:

In Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, picking up Recovery Stones will allow the player's fighter and teammate to gain more HP back when eating food items during battle.

The following are all the various minor food items that can be encountered in Kirby Fighters 2:

Food Items in Kirby Fighters 2
  • Baguette
  • Bananas
  • Calamari balls
  • Carrot
  • Cherry
  • Cup of Coffee
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Crustless Sandwich
  • Eggs - Sunny Side Up
  • Floral-shaped Doughnut
  • Gelatin Cake
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Green Sherbet Glass
  • Hamburger
  • Hot Dog on Bun
  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Leg of Ham
  • Lime Sundae
  • Macaron
  • Melon
  • Milk Bottle w/ Pacifier
  • Milk Carton
  • Omurice
  • Onigiri
  • Orange
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Popsicle
  • Roast Turkey
  • Salmon Sashimi
  • Shortcake Slice
  • Squash
  • Watermelon Slice

Games which do not have food[edit]

The following Kirby games do not have food items:

Profiles[edit]

Kirby Super Star[edit]

  • Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "Recovers some health."

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

  • North American instruction booklet bio (page 27): "Restores a little damage[sic]."

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 21): "Recovers some health."

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 16): "Replenishes some of your health."

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Comida Food