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Artwork of Gim from Kirby Star Allies.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Copy Ability Yo-Yo
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"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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

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KSSU Gim Sprite.png

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  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 Yes
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius Yes
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai Yes
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon No
Crystal Yes ??? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden Yes Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 Yes Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Gim in Kirby Star Allies

After many years of absence, Gim makes his first 3D 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:

Gim locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen Yes
Honey Hill Yes Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest Yes Planet Caverna Yes*
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara Yes
Echo's Edge Yes Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus Yes
Gatehouse Road Yes Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall Yes Extra Planet β Yes
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ Yes
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III Yes
Sector C Yes Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall No *Only in version 4.0.0+


  • 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギム
Traditional Chinese 機姆
jī mǔ
Transliteration of the Japanese name
  • The character 机/機 also means "machine/robot".
Simplified Chinese 机姆
jī mǔ
Dutch Gim -
French Jim -
German Jim -
Italian Gim -
Korean 기무
Spanish Gim -