Please remember that WiKirby contains spoilers, which you read at your own risk! See our general disclaimer for details.


From WiKirby, your independent source of Kirby knowledge.
Jump to navigationJump to search
KSSU Jet Artwork.png
Artwork of Jet Kirby from Kirby Super Star Ultra
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (keychain)
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Usage type Unlimited use
Obtained from Capsule J, Capsule J2, Capsule J3
amiibo (Kirby: Planet Robobot): Fox, Falco
Power(s) Performs jet-based attacks; lights cannon fuses.
Helper Capsule J (Kirby Super Star)
Capsule J2 (Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Similar to Robobot Armor Jet Mode;
Hi-Jump, Wing, Beetle, Mecha
 This box: view  talk  edit 
This article is about the Copy Ability. For other uses of Jet, see Jet (disambiguation).

Jet is a Copy Ability primarily obtained by inhaling and swallowing one of the Capsule J series of enemies. It allows Kirby to fly at rapid pace in the air, as well as performing various jet-based attacks. Using this ability carefully, Kirby can make rapid progress using sudden bursts of movement while knocking away his foes in the process. He can also perform tackling techniques and light fuses using his jet's exhaust.

When Kirby gains the Jet ability, he is given a blue and white hat which resembles a miniature fighter jet. The "windscreen" of the jet forms a pair of goggles which Kirby can wear while flying, and the engines on back perform the propulsion that Kirby needs when using this ability. The flame from the jet's engines is characteristically blue in color as well.

Game appearances[edit]

Jet Kirby's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby Super Star Copy Ability Obtainable from Capsule J.
Can be used to make a Capsule J helper.
Kirby Super Star Ultra Copy Ability Obtainable from Capsule J2.
Can be used to make a Capsule J2 helper.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Reference Appears as a randomly-obtained keychain.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Copy Ability Obtainable from Capsule J3.
Has an equivalent mode for the Robobot Armor.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears on a Character Treat.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Jet made its debut in Kirby Super Star where it is obtained from the enemy Capsule J or a Copy Essence Deluxe.

The ability allows Kirby to fly forward and attack with bursts of speed, and also move very quickly upward. The exhaust can also be used to light cannon fuses.

In the remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, the original enemy/helper Capsule J has been replaced by Capsule J2, but Jet Kirby still functions the same.

Jet's moveset in Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Store Power
Hold B
Jet Kick
Release B
Jet Headbutt
Release B in air
Jet Dash
Max power + Release B
Jet Cracker
Jet Dash + B
Jet Blow
(any direction) + Release B near foe
Rocket Dive
Max power + Jet Blow
Power Save
Store Power + A/Y/L/R
A/Y in air
Ultra Jet Jump
Max power + A/Y in air

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Jet does not appear as an ability in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. However, a keychain depicting Jet Kirby can be collected, using his sprite from Kirby Super Star.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Kirby using the Jet ability in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

After a long absence from the Kirby series, the Jet ability returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It is acquired from the Capsule J3 enemy.

The ability operates in much the same way as in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, but has also been granted more attack options. However, many of its moves have been given tweaks to their attacking power and range. The unique Hover the ability has was also changed to rise into the air much faster. Additionally, the Jet Headbutt move can no longer be performed repeatedly to fly forward indefinitely, as Kirby will visibly tire after a few uses, reducing the distance and height he gains from each headbutt until he touches the ground.

Jet's moveset in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Skill Image Button Execution
KPR Kick clip.png
Release B
KPR Somersault clip 2.png
↑ + quickly tap B
Jet Headbutt
KPR Jet Headbutt clip.png
Release B in midair
Store Power
KPR Store Power clip.png
Hold B
Jet Kick
KPR Jet Kick clip.png
Store Power, and then release B
Jet Dash
KPR Jet Dash clip.png
Store Power fully, and then release B
Jet Burst
KPR Jet Burst clip.png
Jet Dash, and then hit a wall
Jet Cracker
KPR Jet Cracker clip.png
Jet Dash, and then B
Jet Catch
KPR Jet Catch clip.png
↑ or forward + B near an enemy
Jet Blow
KPR Jet Blow clip.png
Jet Catch, and then release B
Rocket Dive
KPR Rocket Dive clip.png
Store Power fully, and then Jet Blow
Charge Stock
KPR Charge Stock clip.png
Store Power fully, and then A/Guard
KPR Hover clip.png
A in midair
Ultra Jet Jump
KPR Ultra Jet Jump clip.png
Store Power fully, and then A in midair
Main article: Jet Mode

Additionally, it is compatible with the Robobot Armor, transforming the Armor into Jet Mode which is required for certain sections of the game.

In this title, the amiibo for Fox and Falco can be used to obtain the Jet ability.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Although Jet is not in Kirby Star Allies as an ability from any enemy, Susie has some moves of the Jet ability in her moveset.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Jet is not an ability in Kirby's Dream Buffet. However, Jet Kirby is depicted on a Character Treat, using his artwork from Kirby Super Star.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Anime Jet Kirby Art.png
First episode Delivery Dilemma
Last episode A Sunsational Puzzle
Obtained from Delivery Man's engine, hot-air balloon flame canister
 This box: view  talk  edit 
He is Jet Kirby!
— Meta Knight, in Delivery Dilemma

The Jet ability makes two appearances in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, in the episodes Delivery Dilemma and A Sunsational Puzzle. In both of these episodes, much more focus is placed on Jet Kirby's flying ability than his offensive capabilities. However, he does use the "Jet Cracker" technique to defeat the Delivery Man. In A Sunsational Puzzle, Jet is the first ability Kirby obtains in order to battle the Ozomashii, though he does not accomplish much before the ability is knocked off of him.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

V5 Illustration 29.png
Jet Kirby lifts Peperon and Kizario out of the river in Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!
First volume Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!
Obtained from Capsule J2
Power(s) Flying at great speeds
 This box: view  talk  edit 

In the Kirby novel series, the Jet ability makes an appearance in Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!, where Kirby obtains it from Capsule J2. With this Copy Ability, Kirby can use his jet to fly at incredible speeds.

In Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!, Kizario and his pet Peperon fall off a cliff and land in a river. While everyone is shocked, Kirby immediately calls for Capsule J2 to lend him his strength, and inhales him for the Jet ability. Jet Kirby flies down the cliff at full throttle and grabs onto Peperon, who is holding on to Kizario. Peperon is very heavy, but Kirby eventually musters enough strength to lift the two out of the water. Everyone cheers as Kirby flies them back to the top of the cliff. With Kizario and Peperon back to safety, Kirby frees Capsule J2 by dropping his Jet ability.

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Box NA.jpg Kirby Super Star Turn Kirby into a dangerous Jet. Store Jet power by holding Y. The more power you store, the more powerful the attack.
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Strap jet power to your back! Hold the B Button to charge, then let go to hit Mach 5!
KPR Box.png Kirby: Planet Robobot This high-flying ability full of aerodynamic power makes its return! Charge it up with B, and then jet toward enemies at extreme speed!







Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Jet

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジェット
Traditional Chinese 噴射機
Pēnshè jī
Simplified Chinese 喷射机
Pēnshè jī
Dutch Jet -
French Jet -
German Jet -
Italian Jet -
Korean 제트
Brazilian Portuguese A Jato (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!)
Jato (Kirby's Dream Buffet Character Treat)
Jet (This is specifically worded like an adjective, "Kirby a Jato", like "avião a jato" (jet plane).)
Russian Сопло
Spanish Jet -