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Official artworks of both of Iron Kirby's forms from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
First episode Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II
Obtained from One of the Air Riders' iron flails
Power(s) Turning into metal and crushing enemies
Comparable to Metal, Stone
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This article is about the copy ability in the anime, and should not be confused with Metal.
It is Iron Kirby!
— Meta Knight, in Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II

Iron is a Copy Ability that Kirby only uses in one episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, in the episode Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II. It was featured in the episode as its two forms were among the winners of the Kirby of the Stars: New Ability Contest in Japan. However, as it was used in a dream sequence alongside other winning abilities, its canonicity is questionable. Kirby gains this ability after inhaling a metal flail from one of the Air Riders.

Notably, the two forms of Iron Kirby were submitted by two different contestants. The initial snake suit (originally named ツタンカービィ or Tutankirby, a portmanteau of Tutankhamun and Kirby) was submitted by Yoichi Muramoto from Tokyo Prefecture,[1] and the iron ball form (originally named Metal Kirby) was submitted by Yuki Oishi from Shimane prefecture.[2]


When acquiring the Iron ability, Kirby gains a yellow metal suit that covers his body, leaving openings only for his limbs and the upper portion of his face. On his head sits a striped yellow and green headband which bears a golden cobra head on the front. He also gains a short staff with the head of a cobra.

Similar to the Stone ability, Iron Kirby can transform into a solid statue of himself to attack.


With the Iron copy ability, Kirby can deflect attacks using his serpent staff, and cause his enemy to lose the weapon they are using from the recoil. Kirby can also attack by transforming into a large metal statue similar to Stone-Stone and Metal and rolling after his opponent to defeat them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイアン
Brazilian Portuguese Ferro Iron