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.
|Jet Kirby's video game appearances|
|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
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.
|Jet's moveset in Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
Release B in air
Max power + Release B
Jet Dash + B
(any direction) + Release B near foe
Max power + Jet Blow
Store Power + A/Y/L/R
A/Y in air
|Ultra Jet Jump|
Max power + A/Y in air
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
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|
↑ + quickly tap B
Release B in midair
Store Power, and then release B
Store Power fully, and then release B
Jet Dash, and then hit a wall
Jet Dash, and then B
↑ or forward + B near an enemy
Jet Catch, and then release B
Store Power fully, and then Jet Blow
Store Power fully, and then A/Guard
A in midair
|Ultra Jet Jump|
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.
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby's Dream Buffet
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|“||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.
Jet Kirby flying alongside the Delivery Man
|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.|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Strap jet power to your back! Hold the B Button to charge, then let go to hit Mach 5!|
|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!|
Ability Item from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Ability Star from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Jet
Names in other languages
|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).)|