|“||“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
Helper to Hero sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Card Swipe card from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Title screen for Guest Star Gim: Up-and-Down Dynamo in Kirby Star Allies
Story Mode credits picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring Gim and co. running from a Rolling Waddle Dee ball
Story Mode credits picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring Gim and co. avoiding a spinning blade in Nature's Navel
Story Mode credits picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring Gim and co. confronting Hyness
Story Mode credits picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring Zan Partizanne, knocked out behind Hyness
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Gim
Names in other languages
|Transliteration of the Japanese name