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KSA Splash Gim artwork.png
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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Quote1.png “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 which 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]

KSS Gim.png
Kirby Super Star sprite.

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 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 Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Yescheck.png
Float Islands Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 5 Yescheck.png
Bubbly Clouds Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Xmark.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Yescheck.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Xmark.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Yescheck.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Yescheck.png
Sub-Tree Xmark.png Halfmoon Xmark.png
Crystal Yescheck.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Yescheck.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Yescheck.png Illusion Islands Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Yescheck.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Xmark.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Xmark.png

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Gim in Kirby Star Allies

After many years of absence, Gim made 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:

Gim locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Xmark.png Falluna Moon Xmark.png
Donut Dome Xmark.png Planet Misteen Yescheck.png
Honey Hill Yescheck.png Mareen Moon Xmark.png
Fruity Forest Yescheck.png Planet Caverna Yescheck.png*
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Xmark.png Planet Towara Yescheck.png
Echo's Edge Yescheck.png Gabbel Moon Xmark.png
Nature's Navel Xmark.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Xmark.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Xmark.png Jambandra Base Yescheck.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Yescheck.png Extra Planet α Xmark.png
Eastern Wall Yescheck.png Extra Planet β Yescheck.png
Longview Corridor Xmark.png Extra Planet γ Yescheck.png
Western Outer Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet δ Yescheck.png
Inner Sanctum Xmark.png Ability Planet Yescheck.png
Heavenly Hall Xmark.png Dimension I Xmark.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Yescheck.png
Sector B Xmark.png Dimension III Yescheck.png
Sector C Yescheck.png Dimension IV Xmark.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png *Only in version 4.0.0+


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギム
Chinese 机姆 (chs)
機姆 (cht)
jī mǔ
Transcription of Gim
  • The character 机/機 also means "machine/robot".
German Jim Jim
Korean 기무