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This article or section is about friendly versions of enemies that Kirby can summon or recruit. For information about the animal helpers debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2, see Animal Friend. For other helpful characters, see Category:Allies.

Helpers (also called Allies and Friends) are enemy-based creatures that fight by Kirby's side in Kirby Super Star (Ultra) and Kirby Star Allies.

Game Appearances

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 Suppin 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 Kirby 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.

Like Copy Abilities, Helpers can be stolen by a Tac, but are regained upon its defeat.

List of Helpers

Helpers in Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Name Appearance Copy Ability
Kirby Super Star Kirby Super Star Ultra
Bio Spark SpriteBiosparkKSS.png SpriteBiospark.png Ninja
Birdon SpriteBirdonKSS.png SpriteBirdon.png Wing
Blade Knight SpriteBladeKnightKSS.png SpriteBladeKnight.png Sword
Bonkers SpriteBonkersKSS.png SpriteBonkers.png Hammer
Bugzzy SpriteBugzzyKSS.png SpriteBugzzy.png Suplex
Burning Leo SpriteBurningLeoKSS.png SpriteBurningLeo.png Fire
Capsule J /
Capsule J2
SpriteCapsuleJ.png SpriteCapsuleJ2.png Jet
Chilly SpriteChillyKSS.png SpriteChilly.png Ice
Gim SpriteGimKSS.png SpriteGim.png Yo-yo
Knuckle Joe SpriteKnuckleJoeKSS.png SpriteKnuckleJoe.png Fighter
Parasol W. Dee SpriteParasolWDeeKSS.png SpriteParasolWDee.png Parasol
Plasma Wisp SpritePlasmaWispKSS.png Plasma Wisp (helper) KSSU sprite.png Plasma
Poppy Bros. Jr. PoppyBrosJrKSS.png SpritePoppyBrosJr.png Bomb
Rocky SpriteRockyKSS.png SpriteRocky.png Stone
Simirror SpriteSimirrorKSS.png SpriteSimirror.png Mirror
Sir Kibble SpriteSirKibbleKSS.png SpriteSirKibble.png Cutter
Tac SpriteTacKSS.png SpriteTac.png Copy
Waddle Doo SpriteWdDooKSS.png SpriteWDoo.png Beam
Wheelie SpriteWheelieKSS.png SpriteWheelie.png Wheel

Kirby Star Allies

Helpers return in this installment (here known as Friends). Unlike in Kirby Super Star, they are recruited directly from the stage by tossing hearts at them, and up to three can be recruited at any one 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.

List of Friends

Standard Friends in Kirby Star Allies  
Name Appearance Ability Mid-Boss? Name Appearance Ability Mid-Boss?
Beetley Beetley Allies.png Beetle Xmark.png Gim Gim Pause Allies.png Yo-Yo Xmark.png
Bio Spark Bio Spark Pause Allies.png Ninja Xmark.png Jammerjab Jammerjab.png Staff Xmark.png
Birdon Birdon Pause Allies.png Wing Xmark.png Knuckle Joe Knuckle Joe Allies.png Fighter Xmark.png
Blade Knight Blade Knight Pause Allies.png Sword Xmark.png NESP NESP.png ESP Xmark.png
Bonkers Bonkers Pause Allies.png Hammer Yescheck.png Parasol Waddle Dee Parasol Waddle Dee Pause Allies.png Parasol Xmark.png
Broom Hatter Broom Hatter Pause Allies.png Cleaning Xmark.png Plugg Plugg Pause Allies.png Plasma Xmark.png
Bugzzy Bugzzy Allies.png Suplex Yescheck.png Poppy Bros. Jr. Poppy Pause Allies.png Bomb Xmark.png
Burning Leo Burning Leo Pause Allies.png Fire Xmark.png Rocky Rocky Allies.png Stone Xmark.png
Chef Kawasaki Kawasaki Allies.png Cook Yescheck.png Sir Kibble Sir Kibble Pause Allies.png Cutter Xmark.png
Chilly Chilly Pause Allies.png Ice Xmark.png Vividria Vividria Pause Allies.png Artist Yescheck.png
Como Como Allies.png Spider Xmark.png Waddle Doo Waddle Doo Allies.png Beam Xmark.png
Driblee Driblee Pause Allies.png Water Xmark.png Wester Wester.png Whip Xmark.png


  • In Kirby Star Allies, 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). 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.
    • Even more interestingly, KO'd allies will be revived with minimal Stamina if sent flying by certain Boss moves, such as Whispy Woods' jump mid-fight.

See Also

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
English Helper
Dutch Bondgenoot Ally
French Acolyte Sidekick
German Helfer Helper
Italian Aiutante Helper
Russian Помощник
Spanish Ayuden Helper
Language Name Meaning
English Friend
Dutch Vriend Friend
French Ami Friend
German Freund Friend
Italian Amico Friend
Spanish Amigo Friend