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Kirby with Key.jpg
Kirby carries a Key in the first stage of Cookie Country.
Use Unlocking doors and chests
Game(s) Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies
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The Key is an item, appearing in various Kirby titles, which is needed to unlock certain objects.

In Kirby Mass Attack, keys can be found either placed in certain crevices, or held by enemies. It can be grabbed and held by one of the Kirbys, but if that Kirby is harmed, he will drop the key and it will shatter. Keys are used to unlock Treasure Chests, which typically contain Medals. There is also a special variety of key called the Skull Key, which warps the Kirbys to a battle with the Skull Gang when collected.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the Key is large and golden, with a blue star gem inset in the bow and two locks, designed in a lever type fashion. It glows with a consistent aura and emanates rays of light.

The Key can be picked up, carried, and thrown like many other items in the game. Similarly, the character holding the Key can only make one jump and cannot use any attack but a Slide. When thrown, the Key can deal minor damage to enemies. The key can be used on any door with a lock, and unlocking a door will remove both key and door from existence. Additionally, while holding the key, certain enemies, such as Hunter Scarfies and Hunter Degouts will pursue the carrier until they no longer have the Key.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, holding on to a Key for too long will cause it to grow unstable and eventually shatter, much like the other items in the game. However, in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, that limit has been removed.

In Kirby Star Allies, there are special color-coded Keys in addition to the usual ones. These keys can only be used on their matching-color door.

Wonkeys are Waddle Dee-like enemies that carry Keys. Usually Kirby and his friends will need to catch up with and dispatch this enemy to get its Key before that enemy runs off an edge with it or unlocks an undesirable door.

A door that can be unlocked with the Key.