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Friend Star

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Friend Star
KSA Friend Star.jpg
Kirby and his friends activate the Friend Star.
Debut game Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Specific Location Use
Requirements Four friends
Power(s) Fly on a star and shoot down opponents.
Comparable to Star Allies Sparkler
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When friends combine their power, a sparkling, fluttering star appears! Now everyone can shoot stars that fly across the land and sky. Take turns using it with X, and have the friend in front shoot the weak spot.
— Kirby Star Allies Pause Screen description

Friend Star is a situational Friend Ability present in Kirby Star Allies. It allows Kirby and his friends to ride a special winged star which can be steered freely through the air and allows them to fire powerful projectiles at enemies and hazards in their way. To activate this ability, a special pedestal must be found in the stage, and four Friends are needed (including Kirby).

While riding the Friend Star, one of the four friends takes the lead, and the leader can swap out with another mid-flight. Depending on the power of the friend at the head, the projectiles fired will take on the character of that power. (See Power Effect#Friend Star / Star Allies Sparkler.) For example, if Chilly takes the lead, the projectiles fired will be Ice-based. The Friend Star has a health bar of its own, and if depleted, all four Friends will be KO'd at once.


Friend Star moveset  
Skill Button Execution Description
Star Shot
The Friend Star fires a star shot.
Milky Way
Press and hold B, and then release
The Friend Star performs an invincible attack, which is similar to Shuttle Loop of the Wing ability and Meta Knight.
  • Can be granted the rider's elemental power.
  • This move is not usable while in "Shooting Star"
Rider Switch
The rider is switched in order.
  • Everything else on the screen freezes during Rider Switch.
Star Guard
The riders guard with the Friend Star's wings.
  • Can be used in midair but the Friend Star will fall down.
Shooting Star
Eat Candy
The Friend Star enters a temporary invincibility state, much like what the Invincible Candy normally does.
Has the same effect as pressing ↑.


The Friend Star is used in the following stages:

Whispy Woods in Fruity Forest, Grand Mam on Grott Moon, and Yggy Woods on Extra Planet δ are the only bosses that can be fought with the Friend Star.

  • The Friend Star in Fruity Forest can be found only in its HAL Room.
  • The Friend Star cannot be inhaled by Whispy Woods or Yggy Woods in their boss battle.
  • After defeating Whispy Woods in Fruity Forest with the Friend Star, Kirby cannot toss a Friend Heart at him because the allies are still riding it.

The Friend Star is the only method to destroy the Rolling Waddle Dee balls.


  • A heart can be seen at the bottom of the Friend Star.
  • This is the only Friend Ability which is directly affected by Invincible Candy.
  • When entering a door with this ability, the friend riding back will pose as they enter.
  • The Friend Star is the only Friend Action that is absent in any capacity in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!.
  • Kirby riding the Friend Star can be found in "Let Them Know We're Happy" the Celebration Picture.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フレンズスター
Furenzu Sutā
Friends Star
Chinese 盟友新星
méng yǒu xīn xīng
Friend Star
French Étoile des amis Friends Star
Korean 프렌즈 스타
peulenjeu seuta
Friends Star
Spanish Estrella de amistad Friendship star