Hi-Jump

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Hi-Jump
Hi-Jump Squeak.png
Artwork of Hi-Jump Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Details
First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Starman
Power(s) Makes powerful jumps.
Comparable to Jet, Circus, Spider
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Hi-Jump is a semi-rare Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby's Adventure. Kirby can get it by swallowing a Starman. Using this ability, Kirby can jump very high, damaging foes he collides with and gaining invincibility during the jump.

Game Appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

The Hi-Jump ability debuted in Kirby's Adventure and also appears in its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. While having no costume in the original Kirby's Adventure, Hi-Jump Kirby gets his signature cape in its remake.

Notably, this ability has a prominent role in the boss battle with Kracko in Grape Garden. At the beginning of the boss stage, Kirby must ascend the sky until he reaches the final destination for the battle with Kracko, while avoiding Kracko Jr. on the way. It is well-advised to use this ability to quickly reach the battlefield.

In Kirby's Adventure, Hi-Jump deals 8 damage.[1] In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Hi-Jump deals 10 damage (equal to Star Bullet).[2] In both games, Hi-Jump can be canceled in midair by pressing B, which, if used skillfully, gives it one of the highest DPS of all abilities for boss battle.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

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Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Hi-Jump deals 20 damage (for reference, Star Bullet deals 40 in this game).

In addition, this ability can be upgraded by obtaining its Ability Scroll which can be found in Cushy Cloud Stage 4. While not increasing its damage output, Hi-Jump Scroll increases its attack hitbox and allows this ability to break Metal Blocks.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

The Hi-Jump ability has gained some new features in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, most notably the ability to charge, and jump downward in midair. However, this ability has received significantly slower execution in Return to Dream Land than in previous games, which, combined with its decreased damage output, makes it one of the least viable abilities for a boss battle in this game.

One of the Challenge Stages is devoted to the Hi-Jump ability.

Hi-Jump moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Skill Button Execution Damage (a Star Bullet does 52 damage, 60 while running)
Hi-Jump
1
240
Rocket Hi-Jump
Hold 1
300 (Kirby)
180 (explosion)
Mega Hi-Jump
Hold 1 longer
380 (Kirby)
240 (explosion)
Rocket Dive
↓ + 1 in midair
200 (Kirby)
160 (explosion)

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハイジャンプ
Hai janpu
High jump
Dutch Supersprong Super jump
French Super-saut Super jump
German Sprung Jump
Italian Super K Super K
Russian Hi-Jump
Hi-Jump
Hi-Jump
Spanish Supersalto Super jump

References