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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]

When Kirby is under the effect of Invincible Candy, he can defeat strong enemies like Wild Edge 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").

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.

Invincible Candy does not speed up its user or grant the ability to hurt on contact in the Kirby Fighters games, presumably for competitive balance reasons.

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.

Appearances[edit]

Invincible Candy appears as an item in the following Kirby games:

Other depictions[edit]

Invincible Candy is also depicted in other ways in the following games:

Music[edit]

Main article: Invincible Candy (themes)
This familiar theme usually plays after Kirby eats Invincible Candy (Kirby and the Forgotten Land version).

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.
  • 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.
  • While not technically related, Big-Rig Mouth is treated as a variant of the Invincible effect, with the song "A Full-Speed Farewell from the New World" incorporating the Invincible Candy theme and even using the term 無敵むてき ("invincible") in its Japanese name (無敵むてきにGOODBYE NEW WORLD!).

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
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
Invinciblity 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)