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Artwork from Kirby's Adventure.

Copy Ability InfoBox
KRTDL Ice.png
Artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Last Game Kirby: Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby: Battle Royale
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Bukiset, Chilly, Emp, Frigis, Goriath (projectiles), Mr. Frosty, Pengy, Propeller (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards), Snowl, Wappa, Yuki
Power(s) Breathing ice to freeze enemies and sometimes water or fire
Comparable to Freeze, Bubble, Fire
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Ice is a Copy Ability which allows Kirby to freeze enemies and is primarily obtained by swallowing certain ice-type enemies, such as a Pengy. It primarily allows Kirby to encase foes in a block of ice with his chilly breath, but may also have other uses, depending on the game, such as enabling him to skate over surfaces in its most recent appearance.

The ability is not to be confused with Freeze, a similar ability whose moves have been incorporated into the Ice ability in many of the latter's appearances (in a similar manner in which Burning and Fire are frequently combined).

Game Appearances

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Ice was available, along with Freeze, as a Copy Ability in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land making it one of the debut abilities. In that game, Ice consisted solely of using freezing breath to turn enemies into ice cubes, then touching them to kick them across the stage to harm anything in their way.

In Kirby's Adventure, Kirby merely changed his color to a light blue when obtaining this ability, as Copy Hats had not been introduced at this time.

Kirby's Dream Land 2

In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Ice is once again a simple move which does not change Kirby's appearance. (due to the game's monochrome nature) If Kirby is alone, using Ice functions identically to the way it did in Kirby's Adventure, but if partnered up with one of his animal friends, the move can change its pattern depending on which friend is with him. With Rick, the move functions like an ice shield, protecting on all sides. With Coo, Kirby can breathe ice in a 180 degree area beneath him. With Kine, the move is similar in function to Rick's, but it can be used while moving, and it causes him to freeze over if held for too long.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

Icon from Super Star Ultra.

In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby can obtain the ice ability from enemies, or through Enemy Symbols or Copy Essence Deluxes. With the Ice ability equipped, Kirby may create Chilly as a helper. Kirby's visual appearance changes by turning him a light blue color and he wears a hat full of crystals.

Ice moveset for Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Ice Breath
Ice Sprinkle
B in air
Super Ice Sprinkle
Dash + B in air
Ice Storm
Dash + Hold B/BBB
Ice Suction
(any direction) + B near foe
Ice Ejection
Ice Suction + B
Ice Kick
Tap frozen foe

Kirby's Dream Land 3

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Ice is once again a simple move which does not change Kirby's appearance beyond a color change when he is using it. If Kirby is alone, using Ice functions identically to the way it did in Kirby's Adventure, but if partnered up with one of his animal friends, the move can change its pattern depending on which friend is with him.

Ice variations in Kirby's Dream Land 3
Attack Friend Attack Friend
Breathe ice in front of Kirby.
Sprinkle ice overhead in defense.
Freeze and fall to the floor, like Stone.
Shoot three ice spikes in a spread shot in front of Coo.
Hover by breathing ice below Kirby.
Spit snowballs in varying arcs ahead of Kirby.
Breathe ice further in front of Pitch.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Ice appears in this game, much the same way it did in Kirby's Dream Land 3, in that Kirby does not actually change appearance or color unless he is using the ability. Unlike in previous installments however, Kirby spins in place while using the move, making it similar to Freeze. In addition, he can also move slowly while using it, adding to its versatility.

Using the Power Combo system, Kirby can combine Ice with other abilities to varying effect. Combining Ice with Ice creates Ice-Ice, which rolls Kirby up into a big snowball in the same vain as would be seen later in the Snow Bowl Super Ability.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

The Ice ability also appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and is obtained through swallowing ice related enemies or touching Copy Pedestals. In addition to using the Ice ability to defeat enemies, Kirby may also use Ice to neutralize fiery blocks in order to break or walk on them. Aesthetically, Kirby's appearance changes only with an addition of a ice crown. In addition, a super form of this ability exists by defeating a Super Chilly, yielding the Snow Bowl ability.

Ice moveset for Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Skill Button Execution Description Skill Button Execution Description
Ice Skate
In a similar fashion to Ice-Ice Kirby skates across the ground Kirby also gains increased speed compared to his normal dash Ice Suction
↑ or forward next to foe, + 1
Kirby consumes an enemy to use as a projectile but is unable to move
Ice Breath
Like Fire's version Kirby breathes out ice to freeze enemies Ice Ejection
Ice Suction + 1
Kirby spits out an ice block ahead of him which unlike his normal stars go up and down slopes and hit multiple enemies
Ice Sprinkle
1 in midair
Kirby pirouettes in the air while using Ice Breath to hit airborne enemies Ice Kick
Tap frozen foe
Kirby in this form (and all his other forms and other characters) will kick the frozen enemy across the screen
Super Ice Sprinkle
Dash + 1 in midair
Like normal Ice Sprinkle Kirby twirls while using Ice Breath albeit faster Ice Block
Kirby outright freezes himself to avoid damage unlike his normal guard he takes no damage from getting hit
Ice Storm
Dash + Hold 1 or hold three times, then hold
Kirby creates a field of ice to freeze enemies Ice Scatter
release A during Ice block
Kirby breaks out of his Ice block dealing minor damage to enemies
Ice Ball
Dash, then ↓ + 1
Kirby encases himself in ice to bowl over his enemies a short distance

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Ice returns as an ability in this game. Additionally, it is compatible with the Robobot Armor.

Kirby: Battle Royale

Ice is one of the abilities available in Kirby: Battle Royale, being the last one unlocked in Dedede's Cake Royale. It is distinguished in that repeated hits to foes will freeze them solid. When picking up and tossing a frozen foe, they will slide, and take additional damage when they hit a wall or other opponent. The Ice Wall ability also allows Kirby to create a barrier which lasts a few seconds.

Ice Moveset in Kirby: Battle Royale
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Ice Breath
Ice Wall
Hold/release B
Ice Sprinkle
B during jump
Ice Ball

Super Smash Bros. trophy information


Name Image Appears In Description
Ice Kirby Ice Kirby - Brawl Trophy.png NES Kirby's Adventure
SNES Kirby: Super Star (NTSC), Kirby's Fun Pak (PAL)
Kirby when he copies an enemy with chilly abilities. Ice Kirby can blow an icy wind from his mouth and freeze enemies solid. These frozen enemies can then be knocked into other enemies as an additional means of attack. These blocks are not only effective against enemies but can also be used on terrain such as magma or water.

Wii U

Name Image Appears In NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Ice Kirby IceKirbyTrophyWiiU.png NES Kirby's Adventure (5/1993)
SNES Kirby Super Star (NTSC), Kirby's Fun Pak (PAL (8/1996)
The perfect ability to copy in the summer--Kirby gains freezing breath when he copies the Ice ability. Enemies frozen by his arctic blasts can be launched at other foes too. Perfect for a tough fight or when you need some ice for your iced coffee. Kirby isn't busy saving Dream Land or anything... When Kirby has the Ice ability, he can blast enemies with glacial gales to freeze them. He can then kick them into other enemies to take them all out at once! It's the perfect ability for a tough fight...or for when you need some ice to keep a glass of fruit juice nicely chilled. Not everything has to be about saving Dream Land, you know!