- This article is about friendly versions of enemies that Kirby can summon or recruit. For the animal helpers debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2, see Animal Friend. For other helpful characters, see Category:Allies.
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
When Kirby possesses a Copy Ability, he may create a helper, but loses the ability in the process. However, in want of a Copy Ability, Kirby can use the Normal Beam to transform the helper into an item yielding the ability that was used in its creation, allowing Kirby to regain it. If Kirby attempts to call forth a Helper when there is already one in existence, he instead tosses his ability away in item form, allowing the current Helper to transform into a new one when it touches the item.
Helpers follow the player around and attack any enemies which they encounter. They are usually able to use the same attacks as Kirby can when he possesses their ability, and are capable of jumping in midair or teleporting in order to keep up with him. Although usually controlled by an AI, Helpers can alternatively be controlled by a second player.
Kirby's current Helper possesses its own, separate health bar. The health bar can be refilled by having the Helper pick up food or touching it shortly after Kirby himself does so. When a Helper's health runs out, it flashes and begins to explode. During this period, touching any enemy that yields an ability transforms the Helper into a new one that possesses the respective Copy Ability, instantly restoring all its health and keeping it from exploding. Alternatively, tossing a different Copy Ability at a Helper to transform it also heals it completely.
Helpers can be stolen by a Tac just like Copy Abilities. If it does, the player's helper disappears.
List of Helpers
|Helpers in Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Kirby Super Star||Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Capsule J /
|Parasol W. Dee||Parasol|
|Poppy Bros. Jr.||Bomb|
Kirby Star Allies
Helpers return in Kirby Star Allies (which are known as Friends). Instead of giving up Kirby's Copy Ability like in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby uses a special item known as a Friend Heart to make friends and up to three can be recruited at any time. As Friends, they will be color coded by player order, and use the same headgear that Kirby does. In addition, they can combine their powers together and with Kirby to perform a Friend Ability, and can be controlled by up to 3 extra players. While CPU friends are following Kirby, he can jump onto their backs and control them directly if need be.
It is possible for Kirby to inhale his friends and use them as projectiles, or swallow them to gain their ability.
Friends who are KO'd will lie on the ground until revived, unless they fall to a hazard or are underwater, in which case they will be removed from the stage shortly thereafter (or instantaneously if crushed). To revive a friend, the player can press and hold X (or the Up button when holding the Joy-Con sideways). After a few seconds, the friend gets revived by whichever character the player was using at that time with half their stamina.
If a friend is left KO'd when going through a doorway, that friend will be revived in the next area, though with minimal Stamina. This can be used in certain situations to save a friend that has been felled by a hazard or while underwater to save them before they are removed. KO'd allies will also be revived with minimal Stamina if sent flying by certain Boss moves, such as Whispy Woods' jump mid-fight.
List of Friends
|Standard Friends in Kirby Star Allies|
|Bonkers||Hammer||Parasol Waddle Dee||Parasol|
|Bugzzy||Suplex||Poppy Bros. Jr.||Bomb|
|Chef Kawasaki||Cook||Sir Kibble||Cutter|
Names in other languages
|Kirby Star Allies|
|Characters||Kirby • Bandana Waddle Dee • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Hyness|
|Levels||World of Peace - Dream Land • World of Miracles - Planet Popstar • Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion • Far-Flung Starlight Heroes • Kirby Star Allies|
|Stages||Green Gardens • Donut Dome • Honey Hill • Fruity Forest • Clash at Castle Dedede • Extra Eclair • Friendly Field • Reef Resort • Echo's Edge • Nature's Navel • Sacred Square • Inside Islands • Duplex Dream • Gatehouse Road • Eastern Wall • Longview Corridor • Western Outer Wall • Inner Sanctum • Heavenly Hall • Sector A • Sector B • Sector C • Planet Earthfall • Falluna Moon • Planet Misteen • Mareen Moon • Planet Caverna • Grott Moon • Planet Frostak • Blizzno Moon • Planet Towara • Gabbel Moon • Star Lavadom • Sizzlai Moon • Jambandra Base • The Divine Terminus • Extra Planet α • Extra Planet β • Extra Planet γ • Extra Planet δ • Ability Planet • Dimension I • Dimension II • Dimension III • Dimension IV • Final Dimension|
|Mid Bosses||Big Bouncy • Bonkers • Bugzzy • Chef Kawasaki • Mr. Frosty • Vividria|
|Bosses||Story Mode||Whispy Woods • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Pon & Con • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Yggy Woods • Goldon & Silvox • Grand Mam • Kracko • Twin Kracko • Hyness • Void Termina|
|Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!||Galacta Knight • Morpho Knight • Morpho Knight EX|
|Heroes in Another Dimension||Parallel Woods • Parallel Twin Kracko • Parallel Big Kracko • Parallel Meta Knight • Parallel Dedede • Corrupt Hyness • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|The Ultimate Choice||Void Soul • Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds • Void|
|Copy Abilities||Artist • Beam • Beetle • Bomb • Cleaning • Cook • Crash • Cutter • ESP • Festival • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Mike • Ninja • Parasol • Plasma • Sleep • Spider • Staff • Stone • Suplex • Sword • Water • Whip • Wing • Yo-Yo|
|Friend Abilities||Power Effects||Blizzard • Bluster • Sizzle • Splash • Zap|
|Ability Combos||Chumbrella • Cook Potluck (& Supper Party) • Crash Rush • Curling • Fatal Chorus • Festival Dance • Friend Bounce • Friend Super-Vac • Friend Throw • Geokinesis • Icicle Lance • Rising Sizzler • Rock Painter • Sister Circle • Still Life • Summon Lor • Thundersplash • Zap Splasher|
|Friend Actions||Friend Bridge • Friend Circle • Friend Star • Friend Train • Star Allies Sparkler|
|Enemies||Anger Masker • Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Blado • Blipper • Bomber • Bouncy • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Burning Leo • Cappy • Chilly • Chip • Como • Coner • Dekabu • Don Puffle • Driblee • Electro Saw • Floaty the Cellcore • Gabon • Gim • Glunk • Gordo • Grizzo • Jamaharu Believer • Jammerjab • Kabu • Key Dee • Knuckle Joe • Mamanti • NESP • Noddy • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Propeller • Puppet Dee • Rocky • Rolling Waddle Dee • Scarfy • Shield Enemy • Shotzo • Sir Kibble • Squishy • Two Face • Waddle Dee • Waddle Doo • Walky • Wester|
|Friends||Standard Friends||Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Bonkers • Broom Hatter • Bugzzy • Burning Leo • Chef Kawasaki • Chilly • Como • Driblee • Gim • Jammerjab • Knuckle Joe • NESP • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Rocky • Sir Kibble • Vividria • Waddle Doo • Wester|
|Dream Friends||Adeleine & Ribbon • Bandana Waddle Dee • Dark Meta Knight • Daroach • Gooey • King Dedede • Magolor • Marx • Meta Knight • Rick & Kine & Coo • Susie • Taranza • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|Sub-Games||Chop Champs • Star Slam Heroes • Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! • Heroes in Another Dimension • The Ultimate Choice|