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Kirby's Inhale Showdown

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Kirby's Inhale Showdown
KatFL Kirby's Inhale Showdown select screenshot.png
Stage select screen for Kirby's Inhale Showdown.
Level Redgar Forbidden Lands
Difficulty ★★★
Ability/Mode used Normal
Unlock criteria Find it on the World Map
Stage time 3:30 (3:00 in Wild Mode)
Target time 2:00
Theme music

Main theme for the stage.

Stage order
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Kirby's Inhale Showdown (Normal Treasure for short) is a stage in Treasure Road, found in Redgar Forbidden Lands. This stage tasks Kirby with completing a challenge revolving around the use of his inhale and spit to defeat waves of enemies. The stage is initially hidden, and needs to be found by "searching" the World Map. It is located on a wooden watchtower left from the stage select area for Conquer the Inferno Road. It is marked by three stars of difficulty and has a stage time of three minutes and 30 seconds (three minutes in Wild Mode), with a target time of two minutes.

Stage details[edit]

This stage plays much like a stage in Kirby's Blowout Blast, consisting of several paths connecting larger platforms where enemy ambushes take place. There are a total of three rooms with ambushes and four intermediary bridges connecting them from the starting position to the Rare Stone at the end. On each of the bridges, Kirby will need to run and inhale enemies in the way, with the second one in particular tasking him with dropping some Gigatzos on the path. The first two ambush rooms have Kirby using his inhale to dispatch groups of enemies, while the last one has Kirby facing off against the Mid-Bosses Wild Bonkers and Wild Edge simultaneously. Once all of these trials are clear, Kirby can collect the Rare Stone at the end.


The following are tips on how to attain the target time for this stage:

  • In the first two ambush rooms, there is an optimal method of clearing out the enemies.
    • For the first, Kirby will be given four groups of Primal Awoofies and one line of Bronto Burts at the end. Kirby may be best served to save the last group of Awoofies and shoot them down the line of Bronto Burts.
    • For the second, the intended enemies to inhale are the two Rabiroos that jump into the center at the start, the line of Bronto Burts on the left in the second part, and the two Kabu that roll into the middle for the last part.
    • Kirby should aim to hit the Sssnacker first with a Kabu, as it is considerably harder to inhale.
  • Against the mid-bosses, Kirby should find every opportunity he can get to grab two or more objects with his inhale, and then spit them out in such a way to hit both foes at once. Alternatively, he could focus down Wild Edge first by hitting them when their shield is up and quickly taking them out while they are dazed.
  • It is relatively easy to avoid the Gigatzos, so Kirby does not need to waste time by hitting the bomb block to drop them.
  • Kirby tends to automatically face towards enemies when spitting out a star bullet, so he does not need to waste as much time aiming.


Regular Enemies Mid-Bosses


  • This stage is a direct homage to Kirby's Blowout Blast: one of Kirby and the Forgotten Land's precursors. The Japanese and Korean names "カービィのすいこみ大決戦だいけっせん!"/"커비의 빨아들이기 대결전!" are both one character short from their respective names for Kirby's Blowout Blast: カービィのすいこみ大作戦だいさくせん / 커비의 빨아들이기 대작전 ("Kirby's Inhale Operation").


Video walkthrough[edit]

100% walkthrough of Kirby's Inhale Showdown.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カービィのすいこみ大決戦だいけっせん
Kābyi no Suikomi Daikessen!
Kirby's Great Decisive Inhale Battle!
An homage to the Japanese title for Kirby's Blowout Blast.
Canadian French Bataille d'aspiration décisive pour Kirby! Kirby's decisive inhale battle!
European French Bataille d'aspiration décisive pour Kirby ! Kirby's decisive inhale battle!
German Der große Showdown! Kirby saugt alles ein The Great Showdown! Kirby inhales everything
Italian Battaglia decisiva! Kirby risucchia tutto Decisive battle! Kirby inhales everything
Korean 커비의 빨아들이기 대결전!
keobiui ppal-adeul-igi daegyeoljeon!
Kirby's Great Decisive Inhale Battle!
An homage to the Korean title for Kirby's Blowout Blast.
Spanish La batalla de Kirby ¡Toca absorber! Kirby's battle: Time to inhale!