|“||“Finally, it’s my turn!”
With word of a mechanized invasion in the the[sic] works, Gim sets out on a journey! What does the robot see? Why does he use his mischievous gimmick? Who knows?
— Guest Star Gim Up-and-Down Dynamo Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies
Gim is an enemy that debuted in Kirby Super Star. He is a robotic sphere with red feet, a blue baseball cap, exhaust pipes on his back, one green lens that serves as an eye, and a hole where the other eye would seem to go. He extends a hand from this hole, and uses the hand to swing a red yo-yo as a weapon.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Gim appears mainly in mechanized areas. If Kirby is not within range, Gim walks slowly toward him, attacking him with his fast yo-yo when he gets close. When Kirby swallows Gim, he gets the Yo-Yo ability. Changing the Yo-Yo ability into a Helper results in a Gim that has a blue hat and eye instead of green ones, which possesses all the abilities that Kirby does when using the Yo-Yo ability, and gains the Infinity Jump technique. If Kirby converts the Helper Gim into an object to re-swallow, he turns into a yo-yo.
Gim is playable in the Helper to Hero mode of Kirby Super Star Ultra. In this mode, he has a silver body, purple shoes and a red eye and a green cap. Gim is the only enemy to produce the Yo-Yo ability when swallowed. Gim also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
Gim can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
|Gim locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby Star Allies
After many years of absence, Gim makes his first 3-D appearance in Kirby Star Allies. Like before, he provides the Yo-Yo ability and can also be recruited as a Friend. Gim gains his own adventure in the extra game, referred to as Guest Star Gim Up-and-Down Dynamo.
Gim can be found in the following stages:
- Interestingly, in Kirby Star Allies, Gim is depicted having his arm extending out of the hole on his face in his official artwork for the game as per usual, however in-game his arm instead extends from the side of his body.
Artwork of a Helper Gim from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Card Swipe card from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Gim
Names in other languages
|Transliteration of the Japanese name