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Invincible Candy
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In-game artwork of an Invincible Candy from Kirby's Dream Buffet.
Details
Use Grants temporary invincibility
Game(s) All main series games except for Kirby's Dream Land 2
Some spin-off games
Comparable to Jumbo Candy
Theme music

Clip of the primary Invincible Candy theme, from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

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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.

The 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. The Invincible Candy also has a distinctive theme associated with it. However, the invincibility wears off after a few seconds, and it does not protect Kirby from falling into a bottomless pit or being crushed. 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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land the Candy makes Kirby invincible for a short time. He will flash, surrounded by small stars. The effects are carried over between rooms and on the Warp Star; however, there are no situations in which the effects of the Candy last after taking the Warp Star. Making contact with a foe triggers hitlag. The Candy can be consumed by simply touching it or inhaling it from afar, in which case Kirby automatically swallows anything he may have inhaled. The effects of the Candy do not protect Kirby from bottomless pits.

Candy can only be found in Castle Lololo.

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

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Invincible Candy can be found dispersed across some stages in the game or, exclusively in the former, tossed to Kirby by Meta Knight in select stages, usually placed in locations where the player is encouraged to use the candy to safely run across straightforward sections filled with different types of enemies. Invincible Candy can be inhaled from a distance and makes the user immune to hazards, foes and projectiles, albeit while slowing down due to hitlag; the user is still vulnerable to bottomless pits and crushing. These effects are referred to as "Hyper", or 無敵むてき (Muteki, "Invincible") in the Japanese version. In the remake's multiplayer mode, Kirbys can share the Candy via Face-to-Face.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7
Vegetable Valley No No No Yes No N/A N/A
Ice Cream Island No No No No No No N/A
Butter Building No No No No Yes No No
Grape Garden No No No No Yes No No
Yogurt Yard No No No No No No No
Orange Ocean No No No No No Yes No
Rainbow Resort No No Yes No No No No

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land Candy behaves similarly to Apples. Coming in contact with it consumes it without knocking Kirby back and grants the player 3000 points.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

Name entry screen.

Despite not appearing in the game proper, in Kirby's Dream Course Invincible Candy can be picked as a stamp template when customizing a new player's icon.

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

In Kirby's Block Ball the Candy is treated as regular food that can be dropped by a foe when it's defeated. Candy gives 1500 points when consumed.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby (or Meta Knight in Meta Knightmare Ultra) can share the effects of the Candy with a Helper via Face-to-Face shortly after it is consumed. The duration of the Candy's effect if received by Face-to-Face depends on the remaining duration it has on the player who has obtained the Candy first. The effects don't carry over to new helpers. Notably, the user now speeds up in addition to becoming invulnerable; however, it can only be consumed by making direct contact. When getting the Mix ability, Kirby has the option to land on a "Super" icon, or 無敵むてき (Muteki, "Invincible") in the Japanese version, which triggers the effects of the Candy at any point in the current stage. The same is true in the remake, where the effect is referred to by the name of the object, "Invincible Candy". However, while regular foes and Mid-Bosses can be damaged by an Invincible Kirby or Helper, larger Bosses are immune to the Candy's effects.

Additionally, Kirby can be seen carrying Invincible Candy among food items in the save file select's image for Gourmet Race.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Spring Breeze Revenge of Meta Knight
Chapter 1 No
Green Greens No Chapter 2 No
Float Islands Yes Chapter 3 No
Bubbly Clouds No Chapter 4 Yes
Mt. Dedede No Chapter 5 No
Dyna Blade Chapter 6 Yes
Peanut Plains Yes Chapter 7 No
Mallow Castle No Milky Way Wishes
Cocoa Cave No Floria No
Candy Mountain Yes Aquarius No
Dyna Blade's Nest No Skyhigh Yes
Trial Room 1 No Hotbeat Yes
Trial Room 2 No Cavius Yes
Gourmet Race Mekkai Yes
Pumpkin Grand No Halfmoon No
Corn Hall No Galactic Nova No
Onion Garden No ??? No
The Great Cave Offensive Revenge of the King
Sub-Tree No Purple Plants No
Crystal No Illusion Islands Yes
Old Tower No Crash Clouds No
Garden No Mt. Dedede Sky No
The Revenge No

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3 the Invincible Candy gives both Kirby and Gooey (if he was present when it was consumed) a trail when moving and a glowing effect with stars and bubbles, as well as the ability to defeat foes and destroy Star Blocks upon contact. Summoning Gooey after consuming the Candy will not transfer the effects onto him. However, mounting an Animal Friend will give the effects to them for as long as they would last normally or until they are dismounted.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7
Grass Land Yes No No Yes No No No
Ripple Field Yes No No No Yes No No
Sand Canyon No No No Yes No No No
Cloudy Park Yes No No No No No No
Iceberg No No No No No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

This game was the first to give the Invincible Candy a unique, original track instead of the usual remix of its theme from Kirby's Dream Land. Like in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby once again is able to destroy Star Blocks and plow through enemies by simply touching them while under the effects of the Invincible Candy. Unlike in most games, the effects do not carry over from room to room. Notably, Kirby's appearance when using the candy features him being surrounded by stars, instead of flashing different colors like in previous titles.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Pop Star No No No No N/A
Rock Star No No No No No
Aqua Star No Yes No No No
Neo Star Yes No No No No
Shiver Star No No No No No
Ripple Star No Yes No No N/A
Dark Star No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Invincible Candy temporarily makes Kirby impervious to enemies, allowing him to roll right through them.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Level 1 No No Yes No
Level 2 Yes No Yes No
Level 3 No No No No
Level 4 No No Yes No
Level 5 Yes No Yes No
Level 6 No Yes No No
Level 7 No No No No
Level 8 Yes Yes Extra Game No

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Candy appears only in the Top Ride and City Trial modes. In both modes, it makes Kirby's Air Ride Machine impervious to all attacks, items, and hazards. It may also appear in the Stadium modes Destruction Derby and Vs. King Dedede. Notably, Candy does not play its signature theme, rather a whooshing sound will play to alert other players. Like its other appearances, the Candy will make the player flash and have stars surround them as well.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, the Invincible Candy works much like in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. The newly introduced Magic copy ability has a chance to provide the user invincibility via a roulette in which the Candy is depicted. Shadow Kirby may also drop an Invincible Candy once defeated.

Despite Invincible Candy effects being hypothetically transferable to any room, boss rooms cancel out the effects of both the Candy and the invincibility granted by the Magic roulette.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following rooms:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation Dimension Mirror
No
No
No
No
No
No

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, the Invincible Candy appears as one of the possible drawings in the Paint Panic Sub-Game.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Invincible Candy can be seen among other goodies when selecting a save file.

The Invincible Candy retains all of its properties from the Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, including the chance of getting an invincible effect from Magic's roulette. Additionally, in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Invincible Candy can be stored in bubbles and is obtainable with the ? bubble roulette. Storo also has a chance of dropping Invincible Candy when attacked.

Unlike in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Invincible Candy is an effective way to defeat any boss in the game.

Invincible Candy can be seen in a save file's icon next to the chest after 51 or more chests have been collected in said save file.

Invicible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Boss Secret
Prism Plains No No No Yes No No No
Nature Notch No No No No No No Yes
Cushy Cloud No No No No No No No
Jam Jungle No No No No No No No
Vocal Volcano No No No Yes N/A No No
Ice Island Yes No No No No No No
Secret Sea No No No No No No No
Gamble Galaxy Yes No No N/A N/A No N/A

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

In Kirby Mass Attack, the Invincible Candy is replaced by the Jumbo Candy and cannot be found under normal circumstances. However, upon getting a Game Over three times in a row in the same stage, said stage will offer a regular Invincible Candy at the start. Unlike Jumbo Candy, the Invincible Candy will not make the Kirbys increase in size. Like in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, this game also has a unique Invincible Candy theme.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the Invincible Candy retains its properties from Kirby Super Star, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby Super Star Ultra, speeding up its user and making the character invulnerable to everything the game has to offer with the exception of bottomless pits and crushing. While under the effects of the Invincible Candy, the user and their health bar glow in the colors of the rainbow. Notably, this game features the fastest-paced version of the Candy's theme.

Additionally, the Invincible Candy is one of the possible book covers in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe's Magolor's Tome Trackers Sub-Game.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Cookie Country No Yes No Yes No N/A
Raisin Ruins Yes No No No No N/A
Onion Ocean No No No Yes No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No No
Egg Engines Yes No No No No No
Dangerous Dinner No Yes (Deluxe only) No N/A N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In the main playable modes of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the Invincible Candy's effects are unaltered from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Additionally, there is a keychain picturing the Invincible Candy as seen in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 (EX) Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No No No Yes No No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No No No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No No Yes No No No N/A
Wild World No No No No No No No N/A
Endless Explosions Yes No No No No No No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No No No No

Kirby Fighters series[edit]

In the Kirby Fighters series, the Invincible Candy does not speed up the user nor damage opponents upon contact, though it still makes anyone who picks it up invincible for a short duration. In the latter two games, it can even be shared via Face-to-Face in Team Battles.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, when using the Candy, Kirby's speed is increased just like in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Kirby can also use a Star Dash at any time while under its effects. When the Candy's effects are about to end, an audio cue is present to alert the player of such. Like in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the effects do not carry over between rooms. This is the only game to have several of these lollipops within a single stage. Notably, the Candy is the only item that can help Kirby defeat the otherwise unbeatable Dethskullks and the Dethskullk King, which is why it is more commonly dispersed across the stage The Haunted Ship.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse  
Green Valley Yellow Dunes Indigo Ocean Blue Sky Palace Orange Woodland Red Volcano Purple Fortress
No
No
No

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, the Invincible Candy works like it did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 (EX) Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No No No Yes No No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No No No No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No No Yes No No No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No No No No N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No No No No N/A
Access Ark Yes No No No No No No No

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Invincible Candy preserves its Kirby's Return to Dream Land properties. In addition, a special effect happens when acquiring some Invincible Candy while riding the Friend Star. 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.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Dream Land Far-Flung Starlight Heroes
Planet Earthfall Yes
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest Yes Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon Yes
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Planet Popstar Blizzno Moon No
Friendly Field No Planet Towara No
Reef Resort Yes Gabbel Moon No
Echo's Edge No Star Lavadom No
Nature's Navel No Sizzlai Moon No
Sacred Square No Jambandra Base No
Inside Islands No The Divine Terminus No
Duplex Dream No Kirby Star Allies No
Jambastion Extra Planet α No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet β No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet γ No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet δ No
Western Outer Wall No Ability Planet No
Inner Sanctum No Heroes in Another Dimension
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Final Dimension No

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

While Invincible Candy cannot be found in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, it is pictured on the Daily Calendar and can be seen upon the eighth consecutive Yarn Whip used on it.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

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

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Invincible Candy works much like its predecessors, albeit now being shared with a high-five rather than Face-to-Face.

Invincible Candy is also the primary object of the Sweet Success! Invincible Rampage Treasure Road.

Notably, the final Mouthful Mode segment of the main game (Big-Rig Mouth during the Fecto Elfilis fight) plays "A Full-Speed Farewell from the New World", which incorporates the Invincible Candy theme and even uses the term 無敵むてき ("invincible") in its Japanese name (無敵むてきにGOODBYE NEW WORLD!).

Additionally, one of the collectible figures from Vol. 1 features an Invincible Candy.

Invincible Candy can be found in the following stages:

Invincible Candy locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway Yes Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No Forgo Plains No
A Trip to Alivel Mall Yes The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park No
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns No
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice Yes Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone No
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, an Invincible Candy can rarely appear in Food Boxes, though higher priority is given to players near the bottom of the standings. Like in the rest of the series, anyone using the candy is made temporarily invulnerable to hazards for a few seconds, and during this time, if the player manages to send an opponent flying off the stage in a Battle Royale, the opponent(s) will briefly get stuck on the screen before sliding down it.

Additionally, a Character Treat of the Invincible Candy appears using its artwork from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Invincible Candy appears as a sticker which adds +4 damage to R.O.B.'s "Specials: Direct" attacks. It is unclear exactly which attacks are boosted by this sticker.

Music[edit]

The very first "Invincible Candy" theme from Kirby's Dream Land.
Main article: Invincible Candy (theme from Kirby's Dream Land)
Main article: Invincible Candy (theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)
Main article: Kirby Collecting

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's Dream Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio (page 13): "When I grab this lollipop, I can flatten as many enemies as I like without getting hurt. Unfortunately this lasts only a short while and if I fall down a cliff, I won't come out alive!"

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]

  • In promotional art for the Kirby series, e.g. from the "Pupupu Train" event or the Kirby JP Twitter, Invincible Candies are depicted as ordinary lollipops that are 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.
  • Despite never having an appearance within the novels themselves, Invincible Candy is depicted on the title pages for Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad! and Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!

Gallery[edit]

Main article: Invincible Candy/gallery

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 無敵むてきキャンディー
Muteki Kyandī
Invincible Candy
Chinese 彩虹棒棒糖
Cǎihóng Bàngbàngtáng
Rainbow Lollipop
Dutch Supersnoep Super candy
Canadian French Super bonbon Super candy
European French Super sucette Super lollipop
German Superkraft-Lolli Super power-Lollipop
Italian Bonbon invincibile Invincible candy
Korean 무적 캔디
Mujeok Kaendi
Invincible Candy
Portuguese Pirulito de invencibilidade Invincibility lollipop
Latin American Spanish Paleta
Paleta de invencibilidad
Lollipop
Invincibility 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)