Invincible Candy

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Invincible Candy
KPR Invincible Candy artwork.png
Artwork of an Invincible Candy from Kirby Planet Robobot.
Details
Use Grants temporary invincibility
Game(s) All main series games except for Kirby's Dream Land 2
Some spin-off games
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The Invincible Candy,[1] formerly known as Candy,[2] is a special item found in most games of the Kirby series. It is a rare item that resembles a glowing lollipop with a star. While the Invincible Candy is a lollipop, it is not technically food, as it does not recover any health.

In Kirby Super Star, the invincible effect can also be obtained from the Ability Mix roulette when it stops on the "Super" icon. In various multiplayer games starting with Kirby Super Star, its effect can be shared with Kirby's allies for a short time by Face-to-Face.

Effects[edit]

Invincibility[edit]

When Kirby is under the effect of Invincible Candy, he can defeat strong enemies like Mr. Frosty by simply touching them.

An Invincible Candy makes Kirby, his helper(s), or other playable character(s) temporarily invincible when eaten, enabling them to harm enemies and bosses without taking damage, as well as moving through hazards like spikes unharmed. However, the invincibility wears off after a few seconds, and it does not protect Kirby from falling into a bottomless pit or being crushed.

On the ability icon in the English version games, this invincible effect is called Hyper in Kirby's Adventure and Super in Kirby Super Star. In Japanese, this effect is called 無敵むてき (Muteki, "Invincible").

Notably, a special effect happens when acquiring some Invincible Candy while riding the Friend Star in Kirby Star Allies. The pause screen lists this effect as a move called "Shooting Star", and it allows the Friend Star to plow through enemies, metal blocks, and fragile walls by simply moving into them.

Speed Up[edit]

In Kirby Super Star, its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, and recent games from Kirby's Return to Dream Land onward, the Invincible Candy speeds up its user as well.

Music[edit]

Main article: Invincible Candy (theme)

While Kirby is under the effect of an Invincible Candy, a special musical theme plays, which can be heard in nearly every game that includes the Candy. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and Kirby Mass Attack are the only games to have a different Invincible Candy theme than the recurring one. When the Invincible Candy is consumed in Kirby Air Ride, no special theme is played at all.

Profiles[edit]

Kirby Super Star[edit]

  • Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "Kirby becomes invincible for a short time."

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

  • North American instruction booklet, page 24: "Makes you invincible for a limited time."

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 27): "This special candy makes Kirby invincible, but only for a little while."

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 21): "Makes Kirby invincible for a short time."

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

  • Wii U manual bio: "Kirby will become invincible for a limited time."

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 16): "Makes you invincible for a short period of time."

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

  • In-game tip: "Eat this to become invincible and take no damage!"

Trivia[edit]

  • Kirby's Dream Land 2 is the only Kirby main series game where the Invincible Candy is absent.
  • In some official art of the Kirby series, e.g. from the "Pupupu Train" event, Invincible Candies are depicted as just common food sold in stores.
  • The effect of the Invincible Candy is similar to that of the Super Star from the Mario series. In recent Mario games, the Super Star can speed up its user, too.
    • In the Super Smash Bros. series, only the Super Star appears as an item in gameplay, possibly due to their identical effects.
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse are the only games where the Invincible Candy's effect does not transfer between rooms.
  • Invincible Candy does not speed up its user or grant the ability to hurt on contact in the Kirby Fighters games.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 無敵キャンディー
Muteki Kyandī
Invincible Candy
Chinese 彩虹棒棒糖
Cǎihóng Bàngbàngtáng
Rainbow Lollipop
French Super sucette Super lollipop
German Superkraft-Lolli Super power-Lollipop
Latin American Spanish Paleta Lollipop
European Spanish Piruleta de invencibilidad Invincibility lollipop


References

  1. Kirby: Planet Robobot digital instruction manual
    Kirby: Triple Deluxe digital instruction manual
    Kirby's Dream Collection instruction manual (page 8)
  2. Kirby Super Star Ultra instruction manual (page 21)
    Kirby & The Amazing Mirror instruction manual (page 27)
    Kirby: Squeak Squad instruction manual (page 23)
    Kirby Air Ride instruction manual (page 24)
    Kirby Dream Land instruction manual (page 13)