- 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 added to the episode as part of a Copy Ability design contest held in Japan, though it is only used in a dream sequence, making its canonicity 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 was submitted by Yoichi Muramoto from Tokyo prefecture, and the iron ball form was submitted by Yuki Oishi from Shimane prefecture.
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 and rolling after his opponent to defeat them.