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Kirby is prompted to GET IT! in Kirby's Adventure.
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Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

In the Kirby series, whenever Meta Knight is fought, he usually offers Kirby a sword to ensure an equal duel. When this happens, he will wait for Kirby to grab the sword, while the phrase GRAB IT! (also seen in the variations GET IT! or GRAB THIS!) appears over it.

The phrase has become a recurring aspect of the Kirby series, strongly associated with Meta Knight. In particular, the Japanese versions of the games consistently use the English phrase "GET IT!", and continue to do so even in the present day.


Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Kirby's Adventure is the first appearance of the "GET IT!" phrase, and the first time where Kirby can pick up a sword. It appears in Orange Ocean - Stage 7, during the first-ever battle with Meta Knight. There are a few unique mechanics to the way this fight works. Kirby is forced to pick up the sword to start the battle, overwriting any previous copy ability he had; he cannot simply wait or avoid picking up the sword. Additionally, Kirby cannot lose the sword during the fight, and is returned to his previous copy ability after the fight ends.

These mechanics return largely unchanged in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. When playing in multiplayer, a sword is offered for every player, and the battle will not start until every player grabs a sword. The offer does not appear in Meta Knightmare, since even though Meta Knight fights himself, he already wields a sword throughout the mode. The "GET IT!" prompt also appears in both games' versions of the Boss Endurance.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby is prompted to GET IT! in Kirby Super Star (top) and its remake (bottom). Unlike in Kirby's Adventure, he can ignore this prompt.

Kirby Super Star features a return of the "GET IT!" phrase in the final chapter of Revenge of Meta Knight, and this established many of the mainstay mechanics of how Meta Knight's sword offer works. Now, picking up the sword simply acts like Kirby got the Sword ability normally, so he can lose it or get rid of it. He is not returned to his previous ability after the battle ends. However, he can also reject the offer of the sword by simply waiting for 30 seconds, at which point Meta Knight will start the fight anyway. The sword offer also appears in The Arena.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, the "GET IT!" text is changed in the English version to "GRAB THIS!", but its mechanics are otherwise the same as the original game. The sword offer does not appear in Helper to Hero, naturally. Furthermore, in Revenge of the King, Masked Dedede parodies the offer in The Revenge by providing Kirby with a hammer prior to their battle, which likewise has a "GRAB THIS!" prompt over it. Unlike Meta Knight, this offer does not appear in The True Arena.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Meta Knight's Master sword, readied for Kirby.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror features a more unique implementation of the "GET IT!" phrase, as it instead appears when Meta Knight tosses out Master prior to the final battle with Dark Mind, rather than appearing before the battles with Dark Meta Knight (in fact, the biggest tell that the disguised Dark Meta Knight is not the real deal is that he does not offer a sword). There is only one Master sword, and it cannot be grabbed by a CPU Kirby.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Kirby does not have to GRAB IT! in Kirby Star Allies if he does not want to.

After being absent since Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Star Allies marks the return of Meta Knight's sword offer, with the English version using the phrase "GRAB IT!" for the first time. The offer appears in Sacred Square. In addition to simply waiting for 30 seconds, there are two additional ways to reject the sword: either by floating up to Meta Knight's platform or attacking him with a long-range attack before the battle properly starts. In addition, the "GRAB IT!" prompt does not appear in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! or The Ultimate Choice, and Parallel Meta Knight does not offer a sword in any of his appearances.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Kirby once again has the choice to GRAB IT! in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Like Kirby Star Allies, the "GRAB IT!" prompt returns in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, appearing prior to Meta Knight's battle in the Colosseum. Kirby can reject the offer this time either by waiting or by attacking the sword, such as by sliding. When Kirby grabs the sword, he will obtain whichever evolution of Sword he currently has equipped. Kirby can also grab Galaxia if he knocks it out of Meta Knight's hands, which will always provide him with Meta Knight Sword.

Phantom Meta Knight also offers a sword with the same prompt, which is the first time a sword has been offered by a derivative version of Meta Knight. It can also have its sword knocked out of its hands, allowing Kirby to grab it in much the same manner.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese GET IT!
Chinese GET IT!
Canadian French PRENDS ÇA! TAKE THIS!
European French PRENDS ÇA ! (Kirby Super Star Ultra onward)
VAS-Y (Kirby's Adventure)
VAS-Y! (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror)
German NIMM DIES! (Kirby Super Star Ultra onward)
HOL'S DIR! (Kirby's Adventure)
SCHNAPP'S DIR! (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror)
Italian AFFERRALA! (Kirby Super Star Ultra onward)
PRENDILA! (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror)
Korean GET IT!
Latin American Spanish ¡TOMA! TAKE!
European Spanish ¡COGE ESTO! (Kirby Super Star Ultra onward)
¡CÓGELA! (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror)