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Kirby: Planet Robobot

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Box art for Kirby: Planet Robobot from various regions.
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) Japan April 28, 2016
South Korea April 28, 2016
NA June 10, 2016
Europe June 10, 2016
Australia June 11, 2016
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Supported languages Japanese, American English, British English, Canadian French, European French, Italian, German, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, Korean
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: 7+
CERO: All Ages
Game size 5313 Blocks (664.125 MB)
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To save a world invaded by an evil corporation, Kirby dons the Robobot Armor, which can transform into over 10 different modes.
— Past Adventures section in Kirby's Dream Buffet and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Kirby: Planet Robobot is the eleventh game in the main Kirby series, released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2016. The central theme of this game revolves around robotic and futuristic industrial settings, as Kirby's home planet Popstar has been taken over by an enterprising intergalactic alien business called the Haltmann Works Company. Kirby needs to venture through his mechanized planet and fight off the invaders by turning their technology against them, making use of a new power-expanding robotic suit called the Robobot Armor. In the process, Kirby fights and then frees Meta Knight - who had been captured and mechanized by the company - and then eventually defeats the company and their mother computer with his help.

Kirby: Planet Robobot uses the same engine and general play-style as preceding games Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and once again incorporates the use of jumping between foreground and background, as Kirby: Triple Deluxe did. Like Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the game features two extensive Sub-Games - this time in the form of Team Kirby Clash and Kirby 3D Rumble - and also features an Extra Mode called Meta Knightmare Returns. A free demo version of the game was released where the first two stages of the game's Story Mode can be played, before the demo was made unavailable for download following the closure of Nintendo eShop on March 27, 2023.


Kirby runs off toward a leg of the ship that took over Popstar.

A robotic organization known as the Haltmann Works Company has targeted Popstar for its industrialization purposes. They fly down a giant spaceship roughly the same size as Popstar to take over, as both King Dedede and Meta Knight try in vain to stop them. Kirby wakes up from under an oak tree to see the damage done, and is tasked with stopping the invaders from completely mechanizing his homeworld.

Kirby busts his way through each area, damaging the five legs that prop up the Haltmann Works Mothership: the Access Ark. Along the way, he encounters Susie - Executive Assistant - who antagonizes him both by fighting him directly, and by throwing subdued and/or cloned versions of his friends after him. Once all five legs of the Access Ark are down, Kirby enters the ship itself, and battles with the primary villain behind this plot, President Haltmann. In the process, he discovers that all of this was made possible for Haltmann Works by a self-aware supercomputer known as Star Dream.

Even after all the devastation, Kirby and his planet are right back to normal after all is said and done.

When Haltmann is defeated by Kirby, he attempts to use Star Dream to exact revenge, but then Susie betrays him, stealing his means of controlling the computer and causing him to black out. Susie then reveals that she wanted to take control of the computer for herself, but Star Dream then activates by itself and zaps Susie away. At this point, the computer is fully in control, fusing Haltmann's mind and soul with its operating system, and declares that it will erase all of history in order to bring about an age of 'infinite prosperity'.

Begrudgingly, Susie helps Kirby to defeat it by offering him a suit of Robobot Armor. Meta Knight, having been freed by Kirby from the company's clutches, brings the Halberd in as well, and merges it with Kirby's armor in order to take down Star Dream, who turns out to be another variety of Nova. Once it is finally defeated, Popstar is returned to normal, and Susie leaves Popstar behind on her own, departing to parts unknown.


Gameplay in Kirby: Planet Robobot is similar to its immediate predecessors, though featuring new abilities and situations.

Kirby: Planet Robobot plays more-or-less the same as Kirby: Triple Deluxe, as a 2.5-D platformer, with paths in the foreground and background, and levels with stages to complete sequentially. Also as before, Kirby will need to collect a number of special objects in order to unlock the path to the Boss in each level, and/or unlock extra stages. Kirby makes use of his Copy Abilities as usual to solve puzzles and break his way through the enemy forces, many of which are mechanized versions of the usual enemies.

New to this installation, however, is the inclusion of a suit of power armor that Kirby can pilot, called the Robobot Armor. It appears in various points of the stages and allows Kirby to smash his way through larger obstacles, though it comes with some drawbacks in most instances, the most obvious one being the inability to float indefinitely in most cases. The suit is also modular with some of the Copy Abilities, taking on new form and function with each one.

On top of this new mechanic, Kirby: Planet Robobot features more enemies, new and different items and tools, and new and different Copy Abilities to utilize: most notably the all-new abilities Doctor, ESP, and Poison. It also employs circular pathways in some areas, not seen since Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and flying shooter sections reminiscent of the endgame for Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Like in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby is able to store certain Food items for later use as Assist Stars from Bandana Waddle Dee. These can be improved through the use of StreetPass. Additionally, the game is compatible with amiibo, which allows Kirby to obtain a Copy Ability from one when scanned. Among the abilities he can get from these are special costume variants of Hammer, Sword, and Parasol, as well as the long-lost abilities Smash Bros. and UFO, which are otherwise carefully hidden inside the game itself.


Kirby's moveset in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Move Controls Move Controls
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B while Hovering
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A while in midair
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Land on an Enemy from a sufficient height
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↓↓ in midair
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Dodge/Air Dodge
Control Pad or Circle Pad while Guarding/Guard in midair
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B after Swallowing
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↓ after inhaling
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Jump into a Star Block
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A + Control Pad/Circle Pad underwater


This game is also compatible with amiibo, coming with its own set as well. Scanning in an amiibo will give Kirby a Copy Ability specific to the amiibo scanned, as well as the home set unlocking special costumes. Scanning the Super Smash Bros. Kirby amiibo will unlock the Smash Bros. ability (formerly known as "Smash"), and scanning the home series Kirby amiibo will unlock the UFO ability, which is the easiest way to obtain it.

Copy Abilities[edit]

The central gimmick of Kirby: Planet Robobot is the Robobot Armor, which is available in several stages and can merge with certain Copy Abilities.

Kirby: Planet Robobot features a total of 27 standard Copy Abilities, with three of them being brand new abilities, and four more returning from long absences. Like Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, these abilities feature extensive move-sets and most offer high versatility. Many of these abilities are compatible with the Robobot Armor.

In addition, Kirby can gain abilities if the player scans in amiibo during regular gameplay. Certain amiibo yield unique abilities or offer different palette swaps.

Copy Abilities in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Ability Icon Provider(s) Description Notes
New Abilities
Doctor KPR Doctor icon.png Chemitory Kirby can toss pills, concoct chemicals, and use other medical implements to attack foes.
ESP KPR ESP icon.png NESP, Telepathos Kirby can use psychic waves to attack foes and can teleport at will.
Poison KPR Poison icon.png Venog, Miasmoros Kirby can spew toxic liquid and gasses at opponents and can douse flames. Based heavily on the Water ability.
Returning Abilities
Archer KTD Archer Icon.png Spynum Kirby gains a bow and a quiver of arrows, allowing him to fire at foes with high accuracy and perform other techniques.
Beam KTD Beam Icon.png Waddle Doo, King Doo Kirby can fire magical energy projectiles in the form of a beam whip and spherical beam blasts.
Bomb KTD Bomb Icon.png Foley, Poppy Bros. Jr., Rocket Launcher Waddle Dee's rockets, Clanky Woods' missiles, Mecha Knight's missiles, Security Force's mines, Susie & President Haltmann's drones Kirby can prep and toss bombs at his opponents.
Circus KTD Circus Icon.png Clown Acrobot Kirby can perform a wide variety of circus-themed attacks, including popping balloons, juggling, and performing acrobatics.
Crash KTD Crash Icon.png Bomber Kirby can cause a massive explosion that defeats all enemies on the screen. Single-use ability.
Cutter KTD Cutter Icon.png Sir Kibble, Kibble Blade Kirby can toss bladed boomerangs which return to him and can be steered slightly.
Fighter KTD Fighter Icon.png Knuckle Joe Kirby can perform a wide variety of martial arts-based moves and can fire energy blasts from his hands.
Fire KTD Fire Icon.png Flamer, Galbo, Hot Head Kirby can breathe fire and combust into a fireball.
Hammer KTD Hammer Icon.png Bonkers Kirby gains a powerful mallet that can pulverize foes and pound Stakes. Can be used underwater.
Ice KTD Ice Icon.png Chilly Kirby can freeze opponents with an icy breath and aura, then kick them away. He can also encase himself in ice for protection.
Jet KPR Jet icon.png Capsule J3 Kirby gains a jet pack that can be used to rocket quickly through the air and perform flying tackles. The exhaust can light Fuses. Reworked from Kirby Super Star Ultra and given a slight change in appearance.
Leaf KTD Leaf Icon.png Leafan Kirby can conjure up razor-sharp leaves to strike opponents and can hide in a pile of leaves for protection.
Mike KTD Mike Icon.png Walky Kirby can shout at foes to defeat them at the range. Three-use ability.
Mirror KPR Mirror icon.png Simirror Kirby can attack by deflecting projectiles and shooting out reflections of himself. Reworked from Kirby Super Star Ultra and given a new hat.
Ninja KTD Ninja Icon.png Moonja Kirby gains a wide arsenal of ninja-like weapons and techniques to battle opponents.
Parasol KTD Parasol Icon.png Parasol Waddle Dee Kirby gains a parasol which can be used to attack, defend, or gently glide downward. Can be used underwater.
Sleep KTD Sleep Icon.png Noddy Kirby falls asleep for a brief moment and cannot do anything unless attacked. Limited-duration ability.
Smash Bros. KPR Smash Bros icon.png Kirby's Super Smash Bros. amiibo, Copy Essence Kirby can use a condensed version of his moveset from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Reworked from its appearance in New Challenge Stages of Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition. There is no specific enemy that can provide this ability.
Spark KTD Spark Icon.png Covered Looker, Elec, Haltworker, Sparky, Dubior, Telepathos's projectiles, Security Force's drones Kirby can conjure and fire powerful electric barriers and waves.
Stone KTD Stone Icon.png Rocky, Blocky Kirby can transform into stone to slide down hills and also attack with a giant stone fist.
Sword KTD Sword Icon.png Blade Knight Kirby gains a sword and a large array of sword techniques to battle opponents. Can be used underwater.
UFO KPR UFO icon.png Kirby's main-series amiibo, UFO Kirby becomes a flying saucer and can attack using beam blasts and other gadgets. Reworked from its appearance in Kirby: Squeak Squad. UFO only appears in the Copy Ability Room after 100% completion is attained.
Wheel KTD Wheel Icon.png Wheelie Kirby can transform into a wheel and roll at high speed through enemies and hazards.
Whip KTD Whip Icon.png Wester, Whippy Kirby gains a whip that can be used to strike opponents and grab items from afar and through walls.

Robobot Armor modes[edit]

Main article: Robobot Armor

Introduced in this title is the potent Robobot Armor, which in turn is compatible with various Copy Abilities. The Robobot Armor is obtained by defeating Invader Armor or by finding it in stages. When inside the armor, Kirby becomes much more powerful, but in most cases, loses his ability to hover indefinitely and can no longer fit through tight gaps. Kirby will retain any ability he had before entering the armor and it will not affect the abilities that the armor can acquire. Kirby cannot exit the armor once he enters unless he finds a docking station or exits the stage.

Robobot Armor Modes  
Ability Image
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Beam KPR Robobot Beam Mode screenshot.png
Bomb KPR Robobot Bomb Mode screenshot.png
Cutter KPR Robobot Cutter Mode screenshot.png
ESP KPR Robobot ESP Mode screenshot.png
Fire KPR Robobot Fire Mode screenshot.png
Ice KPR Robobot Ice Mode screenshot.png
Jet KPR Robobot Jet Mode screenshot.png
Mike KPR Robobot Mike Mode screenshot.png
Parasol KPR Robobot Parasol Mode screenshot.png
Spark KPR Robobot Spark Mode screenshot.png
Stone KPR Robobot Stone Mode screenshot.png
Sword KPR Robobot Sword Mode screenshot.png
Wheel KPR Robobot Wheel Mode screenshot.png
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Kirby: Planet Robobot features a total of 42 stages in the Story Mode, spread out across seven areas. All main areas include one boss stage and one Extra stage (except for Level 6, which has two Extra stages), which are included in the stage count.

Areas in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Area No. Name Stages Boss(es)
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Patched Plains
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Clanky Woods
Area 2 KPR Resolution Road World Hub.png
Resolution Road
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Holo Defense API
Area 3 KPR Overload Ocean World Hub.png
Overload Ocean
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Area 4 KPR Gigabyte Grounds World Hub.png
Gigabyte Grounds
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Core Kabula
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Mecha Knight
Area 5 KPR Rhythm Route World Hub.png
Rhythm Route
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Dedede Clone
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Dedede Clones & D3
Area 6 KPR Access Ark World Hub.png
Access Ark
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Holo Defense API
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Gigavolt II
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Mecha Knight+
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President Haltmann
Area 7 KPR Mind in the Program.png
Mind in the Program
N/A KPR Star Dream Fight Intro.png
Star Dream

The first letter of each area, when put in order, spells out a word related to the game, much like in some of the previous Kirby games.

  • The Japanese, English, French and Korean versions spell out "PROGRAM," hinting at the final boss.
  • The Italian version has the first letter of the first word in each area name spell out "SISTEMA" (translating to "system" in Italian) and the first letter of the later words in each area name spelling out "PROGRAMMA" (translating to "program" in Italian), both of which hint at the final boss in much the same way.
  • The Spanish version spells out "PROCESO" (translating to "process" in Spanish), which again hints at the final boss.
  • The German version spells out "ROBOBOT," in relation to both the game title and the Robobot Armor.


Characters in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Character Role
Kirby takes the role of the main hero and playable character as usual. In order to stop Haltmann Works from mechanizing his homeworld, Kirby takes control of one of their robotic suits and uses it to help him blast his way through Haltmann's employees and robotic creations. Kirby is ultimately successful at this task, when - with Meta Knight's help - he destroys the company's Mother Computer Star Dream, thus undoing all its work.
The masked swordsman takes a prominent role in the main story when, in his initial attempt to repulse Haltmann Works' invasion using the Halberd, he is shot down, captured, and mechanized by the company, being mind-controlled in the process. Kirby faces down this mechanized version of Meta Knight twice, finally freeing him from the company's grasp after the second fight. From there, Meta Knight collects the Halberd and uses it to help Kirby defeat Star Dream. In Meta Knightmare Returns, Meta Knight takes the role of the main player character, and defeats Haltmann Works by himself, facing a familiar set of warriors at the end.
Although not playing a role in the story, Bandana Waddle Dee shows up in the background at regular intervals to toss Kirby and Meta Knight Assist Stars to help them out.
The Executive Assistant of Haltmann Works Company and the daughter of President Haltmann, though he doesn't seem to recognize her as such anymore. Susie tries several times to thwart Kirby's progress by battling him directly and sending various powerful foes at him fabricated by the Mother Computer. When this fails, she later tries to sabotage President Haltmann when he tries to use Star Dream against Kirby, that apparently having been her plan this whole time. When the sabotage doesn't go as expected, however, and Haltmann is merged with the computer, Susie reluctantly helps Kirby fight it by giving him one last suit of Robobot Armor to use.
The sedentary egg-shaped president of Haltmann Works Company and its namesake. Max Profitt Haltmann uses Star Dream to pursue his ambition of taking over the universe and industrializing everything, but in the process, the computer gradually robs him of his memories, including those of his own daughter who had been lost in an experiment-gone-wrong. When Kirby defeats him in open combat, President Haltmann tries to activate the computer one more time, but due to Susie's sabotage, his mind is melded with that of the computer's, and any remaining traces of his identity are erased by the cold machine. President Haltmann is presumed not to have survived when Kirby destroys Star Dream.
A sentient (albeit incomplete) computer from ancient times that is repurposed by the Haltmann Works Company to serve their needs. Star Dream eventually assumes full control when it melds minds with President Haltmann and erases his identity, thereafter declaring its intentions to erase the universe's life-forms to ensure "infinite prosperity". Kirby and Meta Knight team up and take a fusion of the Halberd and Robobot Armor to fight Star Dream out in space, where it reveals itself to be related to the Galactic Nova from Kirby Super Star during the battle. Kirby and Meta Knight eventually gain the upper hand and drive a giant drill through the machine, destroying it utterly and undoing much of its work.
While not serving a role in the main story, Galacta Knight appears at the end of Meta Knightmare Returns after being summoned in by Star Dream to test Meta Knight. Immediately upon being summoned, Galacta Knight slashes Star Dream and then engages in combat with Meta Knight. Meta Knight manages to overpower him and seal him away in a crystal before sending him back to the dimension from whence he came.
King Dedede does not play a significant role in Kirby: Planet Robobot, and is only seen in the opening and ending cutscenes for the game. At some point, it is suggested that Haltmann Works stole Dedede's genes to create a clone of him, which they send after Kirby.


Kirby: Planet Robobot carries a majority of its enemies - including their look and behavior - from its predecessor; Kirby: Triple Deluxe. However, the game also adds a large array of new enemies, and brings back many older enemies not featured in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with some (such as Simirror) making their first 3D appearance in this game. True to the mechanized motif of the world in Kirby: Planet Robobot, many enemies have received mechanical and/or cybernetic augmentations, though these are purely cosmetic. The following tables list each standard enemy in Kirby: Planet Robobot:

Neutral enemies in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Name Image New enemy? Description Notes
Barbar KPR Barbar.png No A large aquatic eel-like creature that cannot be harmed. It will peek out of its hiding hole and attempt to eat Kirby, chewing him for a bit if successful.
Big Kabu KPR Dekabu.png No A larger and tougher variant of Kabu distinguished by its sandcastle-like appearance. It can spit out Kabus.
Blipper KPR Blipper.png No A round red fish who sports goggles and can be found leaping in and out of water. It flops helplessly around on land.
Bronto Burt KPR Bronto Burt.png No A brash pink flier who can be seen in various formations and flight trajectories. It can only harm Kirby by collision.
Broom Hatter KPR Broom Hatter.png No A small yellow being wielding a broom and sporting a witch's hat. Sweeps back and forth across the ground, and can only harm Kirby by collision.
Cappy KPR Cappy.png No An innocuous mushroom-shaped creature who wears a red cap. If Kirby attempts to inhale Cappy, its cap will fly into his mouth first.
Chip KPR Chip.png No A small yellow furball with a fox's tail who moves by leaping about.
Chippurus KPR Chippurus.png Yes A two-tailed heftier variant of Chip who has greater durability, but otherwise acts the same as its smaller counterparts.
Como KPR Como.png No A spider-like enemy which swings down on a thread from a ceiling. It can be defeated easily by cutting its string.
Covered Looker KPR Covered Looker.png Yes A large hovering robot with a smooth surface. It cannot be harmed or inhaled unless it opens its faceplate to shoot a bolt of energy. This enemy is similar in look to Metal Guardian from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, but is not the same enemy.
Craby KPR Craby.png No A small aquatic scuttler with extendable orb-shaped claws. Operates just as effectively on land.
Degout KPR Degout.png No A compact hovering eyeball creature encased in a metal shell. It cannot be inhaled and has very high durability. It can be seen holding position or pursuing Kirby slowly. Degout is similar to Mumbies.
Gabon KPR Gabon.png No A round creature who wears a skull cap and tosses bones at Kirby. If it loses its hat, Gabon flees in terror.
Gigatzo KPR Gigatzo.png No A large bulbous cannon which shoots big flaming cannonballs at Kirby. It cannot be defeated.
Glunk KPR Glunk.png No A green anemone-like creature which can be found in water or ashore, shooting pellets out from its head in whichever direction it is oriented.
Gordo KPR Gordo.png No A spiked orb that can be seen floating in place or moving in a fixed pattern. It cannot be defeated.
Grand Propeller KPR Grand Propeller.png Yes A heftier variant of Propeller with two rotors who has greater durability, but otherwise acts the same as its smaller counterparts.
Grandy KPR Grandy.png No A larger woolly variant of Waddle Dee who boasts somewhat greater toughness, but otherwise acts the same.
Grizzo KPR Grizzo.png No A large yellow striped bear who wears a headband. Can be seen sleeping or walking slowly, but will charge if angered.
Kabu KPR Kabu.png No A brown clay-like statuette that spins around and tries to harm Kirby by contact.
Key Dee KPR Key Dee.png No A yellow Waddle Dee-like enemy with a monkey's face and tail. It is often seen carrying batteries and must be intercepted or guided to obtain its treasure.
Labotory KPR Labotory.png Yes A lab technician with a body shape similar to Kirby and clad in a suit with a diver-like helmet. It attacks by extending a long mace on an extending bar.
Mamatee KPR Mamatee.png No A large blue variant of Blipper with pronounced flippers and higher durability.
Metal Acro KPR Metal Acro.png Yes A big metal orca that patrols aquatic zones by moving in and out of Kirby's plane. It cannot be defeated.
Mumbies KPR Mumbies.png No A bandage-wrapped floating eyeball who slowly pursues Kirby when he is not looking at it. It cannot be inhaled.
Pacto KPR Pacto.png No A large yellow hovering creature with a single eye and huge maw. It will lunge forward and try to eat Kirby when he passes by. It cannot be inhaled.
Propeller KPR Propeller.png No A small hovering blob on a propeller who pursues Kirby. Altered from its previous appearance in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
Scarfy KPR Scarfy.png KPR Scarfy angry.png No A deceptive floating orange creature. If Kirby harms it or tries to inhale it, Scarfy turns into a demon and chases him down, exploding on contact.
Shelt KPR Shelt.pngKPR Shelt 2.png No A small armored creature which charges at Kirby. Its metal shell can be inhaled or destroyed to render it helpless.
Shotzo KPR Shotzo.png No A small stationary cannon that pivots and fires shots at Kirby. It cannot be defeated.
Soarar KPR Soarar.png No A flat-topped triangular flying foe who glides in straight lines and can swoop between planes.
Squishy KPR Squishy.png No A spotted squid enemy who can swim in spurts underwater or walk around on land.
Swinging Waddle Dee KPR Swinging Waddle Dee.png No A Waddle Dee who swings from a rope, which can be done at various angles. Cutting the rope causes it to fall and become a normal Waddle Dee.
Waddle Dee KPR Waddle Dee.png No A small brown creature who can be seen in a variety of situations. It usually either moves back and forth slowly or sleeps.
Walf KPR Walf.png No An aquatic blue creature who resembles an inflatable toy. It can float on the surface of the water.
Walker Waddle Dee KPR Walker Waddle Dee.png Yes A Waddle Dee piloting a mechanical walker. The walker can be inhaled or destroyed to expose the Waddle Dee.
Copy Ability-providing enemies in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Name Image New enemy? Ability Description Notes
Blade Knight KPR Blade Knight.png No Sword A familiar swordsman coated in green armor who wields a blade and guards various places, whether by pacing or by holding position. It will attempt to swipe at Kirby if he gets close.
Bomb Bronto Burt KPR Bomb Bronto Burt.png Yes Bomb (projectile) A Bronto Burt carrying a small black missile. It will attempt to drop this on Kirby once within range, becoming a normal Bronto Burt in the process. Kirby can swallow the missile to gain the Bomb ability, but swallowing the Bronto Burt on its own grants nothing.
Bomber KPR Bomber.png No Crash A walking bomb which teeters on ledges, then falls down, exploding in a large burst upon impact with Kirby or the floor below.
Capsule J3 KPR Capsule J3.png Yes Jet A hefty metal foe with a jet-shaped crest and a huge dual jet-pack on its back which it uses to hover and fly with. It cannot defend itself very well. This enemy is a progression from Capsule J2 from Kirby Super Star Ultra, and is not the same enemy.
Chemitory KPR Chemitory.png Yes Doctor A pill-shaped enemy who pulls smaller pills out of its capsule hat and tosses them at Kirby. The pill projectiles grant the Doctor ability in addition to Chemitory itself.
Chilly KPR Chilly.png No Ice A living snowman foe who skates back and forth and can create a freezing aura around itself when threatened.
Clown Acrobot KPR Clown Acrobot.png No Circus A clown-like foe who can be seen with various circus-themed implements. It typically moves slowly back and forth while balancing these items.
Elec KPR Elec.png No Spark A green eyeball encased in a metallic shell which rolls along walls and can emit an electric field around itself.
Flamer KPR Flamer.png No Fire A pink eyeball encased in a smooth shell that rolls along walls and spews flames around itself. Flamer may also detach and launch itself at Kirby.
Foley KPR Foley.png No Bomb A hovering yellow bomb with a face on a propeller. If Kirby passes underneath, Foley detaches its propeller, then drops and explodes on impact.
Galbo KPR Galbo.png No Fire A compact limbless red dragon-like creature which spews flames from its mouth.
Haltworker KPR Haltworker.png Yes Spark A small foot soldier with a physique similar to Kirby who wields an energy blaster pistol. They can also be seen piloting the Invader Armor.
Hot Head KPR Hot Head.png No Fire An orange creature with a burning head and octopus-like mouth which breathes fire.
Knuckle Joe KPR Knuckle Joe.png No Fighter A spiky-haired kid who knows many martial arts, but cannot escape Kirby's inhale.
Leafan KPR Leafan.png No Leaf A small orange creature with a leafy crown. It can drift slowly downward and fire seeds on both sides of itself.
Moonja KPR Moonja.png No Ninja A purple-clad ninja warrior who has many tricks, but cannot escape Kirby's inhale.
NESP KPR NESP.png Yes ESP A floating young practitioner of psychic abilities who wears a black cultist robe. He can attack Kirby by shooting psychokinetic orbs and can teleport.
Noddy KPR Noddy.png No Sleep An armless pink creature with a night cap that is usually asleep.
Parasol Waddle Dee KPR Parasol Waddle Dee.png No Parasol A Waddle Dee who wields a parasol. If attacked, the parasol will be dropped and it will fly off.
Parasol Waddle Doo KPR Parasol Waddle Doo.png No Parasol or Beam A Waddle Doo who wields a parasol. If attacked, the parasol will be dropped and it will fly off.
Poppy Bros. Jr. KPR Poppy Bros Jr.png No Bomb A small trickster in a blue jester's outfit. He regularly pulls out and tosses bombs at Kirby.
Rocket Launcher Waddle Dee KPR Rocket Launcher Waddle Dee.png KPR Rocket Launcher Waddle Dee 2.png Yes Bomb (missiles) A Walker Waddle Dee equipped with a rocket launcher. The missiles fired from this launcher grant the Bomb ability when swallowed, but the Waddle Dee and its suit do not provide any ability. Some of these foes have a propeller attached to their mech instead of legs, which allow for flight.
Rocky KPR Rocky.png No Stone An anthropomorphic stone foe who wears a headband and falls very quickly. Can also slide on slopes.
Simirror KPR Simirror.png No Mirror A small robed wizard who fires reflective projectiles, can warp out of sight, and create duplicates of itself. This is Simirror's first 3D appearance.
Sir Kibble KPR Sir Kibble.png No Cutter A petit yellow suit of armor who throws bladed boomerangs at Kirby.
Sparky KPR Sparky.png No Spark A green blob creature that hops around and uses its spherical hands to conduct electricity through itself.
Spynum KPR Spynum.png No Archer A cloaked marksman who will try to shoot arrows at Kirby.
Swinging Waddle Doo KPR Swinging Waddle Doo.png No Beam A Waddle Doo who swings from a rope in varying orientations. If the rope is cut, Waddle Doo will fall to the ground, then start behaving like a standard Waddle Doo.
UFO KPR UFO.png No UFO An extremely rare flying saucer which can be inhaled only in the Copy Ability Room once 100% completion has been obtained. UFO also appears in the Goal Game.
Venog KPR Venog.png Yes Poison A sickly amphibian made of sludge which moves back and forth and can burp corrosive fluids.
Waddle Doo KPR Waddle Doo.png No Beam A cycloptic orange creature who is similar to Waddle Dee, but can fire beams from its eye.
Walky KPR Walky.png No Mike An anthropomorphized microphone which can emit damaging sound waves.
Wester KPR Wester.png Yes Whip A compact cowboy-like foe who can use its whip to travel between planes.
Wheelie KPR Wheelie.png No Wheel A living wheel with cap, engine, and eye which rolls along the ground.
Whippy KPR Whippy.png No Whip A cat-like ball with a whip for a tail.
Enemies defeatable only by Robobot Armor in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Name Image Description
Bar Waddle Dees KPR Bar Waddle Dees.png A pair of Waddle Dees who carry a spiked bar back and forth in a small patrol. Attacking the bar using the armor will defeat these foes, but it may only be avoided otherwise.
Dice KPR Dice.png A giant golden spiked playing die which rolls about a fixed pattern, squishing Kirby if he is caught underneath. When struck by the Robobot Armor, the die will be knocked about. Once it lands, the front-facing side determines what reward Kirby gets after it breaks, which is determined at random.
Driver Waddle Dee KPR Driver Waddle Dee1.png A Waddle Dee who drives an automobile that can vary in size and look. Will stop at crosswalks when the 'walk' symbol is lit. This enemy drops Point Stars and Food when defeated by the Robobot Armor.
Flotzo Borg KPR Flotzo Borg.png A giant octopus wearing a yellow diver's helmet. It can jump in and out of the water and attacks either by contact or by shooting ink blobs at Kirby. This enemy drops Point Stars and takoyaki when defeated by the Robobot Armor.
Iron Ball KPR Iron Ball.png A large golden bullet-shaped hazard attacked to a rotating pivot. Whether it knocks Kirby into the fourth wall or into the background depends on how it hits him.
Iron Hammer KPR Iron Hammers.png A large hammer which swings in a full circle on a pivot. This hazard drops Point Stars when destroyed using the Robobot Armor.
Prism Ball KPR Prism Ball.png A set of two crystalline orbs which orbit each-other around a field of energy. The field itself is harmless, though the balls can harm Kirby by contact. This enemy drops Point Stars and Food when defeated by the Robobot Armor, though both must be defeated.
Security Laser KPR Security Laser.png A metallic floating turret which opens up to fire a continuous laser, which either remains in the same orientation or swerves back and forth.
Sleepy Turtle KPR Sleepy Turtle.png A huge sleeping turtle that will try to eat Kirby if he gets too close to it. It can only be defeated using the Robobot Armor's Mike Mode.
Spring Note KPR Spring Note.png A large panel with a neon-lit symbol depicting a musical note. It pops out toward Kirby in tempo with the music and will slam him into the fourth wall if it connects. This hazard drops Point Stars when destroyed using the Robobot Armor.
Vol KPR Vol.png A green robot that engages Kirby before Gigavolt appears. It can be defeated either by attacking it repeatedly or by unscrewing the bolt on its head.


Most Mid-Bosses also come in 2.0 variants, which are fought in Meta Knightmare Returns and The True Arena.

Mid-Bosses in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Name Appearance Copy Ability Description
KPR Blocky.pngKPR Blocky EX.png
Stone A large cinder block-like foe. He attacks by slamming the ground and rolling about in various patterns. This one is outfitted with bolts and other metal reinforcing.
KPR Bonkers.pngKPR Bonkers EX.png
Hammer A simian-like enemy who wields a hammer and tosses coconuts. This one has a metal jaw and bolts on the side of his head.
KPR Dubior.pngKPR Dubior EX.png
Spark A floating UFO-type enemy that can generate an energy shield and fire sparks in various patterns. It can also summon little minions that can be swallowed and spat back at it.
Kibble Blade
KPR Kibble Blade.pngKPR Kibble Blade EX.png
Cutter A large silver version of Sir Kibble that throws huge inhalable cutter blades and sometimes charges head-first at Kirby. This one bears bolts on its armor.
King Doo
KPR King Doo.pngKPR King Doo EX.png
Beam A very large Waddle Doo with a long hair-lick draped over his eye. He can fire his beam in many different ways, much like Beam Kirby can. This one sports a metal headcase.
Invader Armor
KPR Invader Armor.png
Robobot Armor A suit of Robobot Armor being piloted by a Haltworker. It attacks using its punches and body slams.
KPR Miasmoros.pngKPR Miasmoros EX.png
Poison A large Galbo-like enemy that spews toxic sludge and leaves damaging puddles on the ground where it moves.
Security Force
KPR Security Force.pngKPR Security Force EX.png
Bomb (from mines or missiles), Beam (from Metal Bits), Spark (from drones) A bipedal robot outfitted with various guns and other weapons. It will attempt to self-destruct after being defeated.
KPR Telepathos.pngKPR Telepathos EX.png
ESP, Spark (projectiles) A floating enemy with a U-shaped body and disembodied hands. It attacks using electric orbs and can evade Kirby by teleporting about.


There are twelve bosses in Story Mode, ten in Meta Knightmare Returns, and six in the sub-game Team Kirby Clash. Note that 2.0 versions of most bosses that are fought in Meta Knightmare Returns and in The True Arena are not listed, as with the Mashers from Kirby 3D Rumble, who are instead classified as mid-bosses. For bosses from Team Kirby Clash, see Team Kirby Clash#Bosses.


Kirby: Planet Robobot was originally planned as a follow up to Kirby: Triple Deluxe, being referred to as Kirby: Triple Deluxe 2.[1] Once it was decided that the game's theme would revolve around mechanization and industrialization, the name was changed to Kirby: HAGANE (hagane means "steel" in Japanese). The title went through a few more changes, Kirby: Robot Planet, Roborobo Planet, and finally, Planet Robobot, to keep with the playfulness of the Kirby universe. From the finalized title, the Robobot Armor got its name.[2]

Unused content[edit]

The unused Cappy attack.
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Cappy was meant to have an attack that allowed him to toss his cap between foreground and background. A full working version can be found in the game, but it was never implemented.

In certain trailers prior to the game's release, a cinematic fight between Kirby and an Invader Armor can be seen, which incorporates elements from the "Metal Invasion" cutscene. In the final product, the Invader Armor is fought in a normal Mid-Boss fight in Patched Plains - Stage 2 instead. The scene also seems to be part of the "First Contact" cutscene.


The following is a list of staff who have worked on Kirby: Planet Robobot:

Staff of Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Position Developer(s)
General Director Shinya Kumazaki
Sequence Director Tatsuya Kamiyama
Level Design Director Yuki Endo
Level Design Yutaka Watanabe
Section Directors Yasuhiro Mukae
Yumi Todo
Programming Director Yoshihiro Nagata
Lead Action Programming Katsuyoshi Sumitomo
Lead Programming Yuki Nishimura
Shinichi Kawaji
Hiroshi Ohnishi
Programming Kazuya Suetsugu
Shun Yasaka
Tomohiro Kamochi
Akihiro Yamashita
Takashi Nozue
Ayumu Kato
Tetsuya Noge
Takaaki Kawahara
Akio Hanyu
Rui Uchida
Masaya Mejima
Kazuki Sekimori
Yudai Hirata
Koki Tajima
Design Director Monami Matsuura
Lead Design Kenichiro Kita
Tsuyoshi Fujita
Yusuke Ota
Haruka Itoh
Yuuta Kawakami
Design Etsuko Sato
Hitomu Ito
Tsuyoshi Wakayama
Riki Fuhrmann
Hitoshi Kikkawa
Kenichi Sakuma
Kunio Watanabe
Teruhiko Suzuki
Kanako Omori
Lead Motif Design Akihiro Kanno
Motif Design Yuki Honda
Tadashi Hashikura
Tomomi Minami
Minoru Yoshikoshi
Kumi Habuta
Rie Miyauchi
Emi Imamura
Shingo Yamada
Lead UI Design Yukari Kemmochi
UI Design Shigeyuki Kawata
Yuri Shiono
Tetsuya Mochiduki
Movie D.A.G Inc.
Hisanori Matsushima
Daisuke Mizuno
Akiko Sasaoka
Mizuho Kaibe
Naruya Tsunoda
Lead Sound Hirokazu Ando
Sound Jun Ishikawa
Voice Makiko Ohmoto (Kirby, Susie and Sectonia Clone)
Mugihito (President Haltmann)
Team Support Shigeru Hashiguchi
Yoshimi Takahashi
Seiji Otoguro
Shigeru Hirayama
Saho Mineshima
Technical Support Tomokazu Tsuruoka
Sho Tajima
Tatsuya Murase
Takuya Abe
Yuki Yasuhara
Satoru Yoshida
Takayuki Sugano
Takeshi Minagawa
Tatsuhiro Tanoue
Munemas Kimura
Yuta Ogawa
Public Relations Satoshi Ishida
Tomohiro Minemura
Artwork Masayo Nakagami
Rieko Kawahara
Yumiko Sano
Yuki Yada
Kunihiro Hasuoka
Sachiko Nakamichi
Manual Editing Keisuke Kadota
Testing Masaru Kobayashi
Akimitsu Ushikoshi
Dai Suzuki
Daisuke Fujita
Nobuya Sasaki
HAL Debug Team

Mario Club
NOA Localization Management Nate Bihldorff
Rich Amtower
Scot Ritchey
NOA Localization Anne-Marie Laperrière
César Pérez
Eric Smith
Hélène Bisson-Pelland
Kento Oiwa
NOA Product Testing Masayasu Nakata
Seth Hanser
Q Dequina
Blanca Hernandez
Kerrie Low
Michael Jacobson
Madison Leviton
Gordon Brown
Tomoko Mikami
Manna Yamasaki
Adam Rutledge
Product Testing Technicians
NOE Localisation Producers Theodoros Spenis
Hitomi Naitoh
Liam Higgins
NOE Translation Roby Liebetruth
Gemma Gotch
Zarrah Bevan
Danielle Jorgenson
Pete Sheppard
Clémence Dieryck
Anthony Fouillon
Anna Tarantini
Alessandro Pagano
Thomas Ito
Daniel Pestka
Laura López Hernanz
Belén Wallace Puente
Miguel Rodríguez Ramos
NOE Quality Assurance Andrea de Benedetto
Steffen Lotz
Luke Bullimore
Timothy Faulkner
Oliver Bates
Julien Veron
Laurent Siddi
Stéphane Zussy
Sascha Michalke
Matthias Noll
Zoran Tasevski
Matteo Zuzzi
Valeria Castellino
Gabrielle Cuscino
David Martín Navarro
David Gutiérrez Varona
Mercedes Dólera Hernández
NOK Localization Management Jung Hyokjin
NOK Localization Kim Joohee
Kim Dongyeon
NOK Artwork Song Inseon
Heo Boa
An Siyoung
NOK Title Director Chang Moonsoo
NOK Testing Lee Eodo
Kim Seokju
NOK Quality Control Sect.
Special Thanks Masanobu Yamamoto
Hiroshi Fujie
Keita Tanifuji
Hiroaki Nakano
Yousuke Fukunaga
Kazuo Yazawa
Masashi Fujiura
Ryusei Matsuo
Haruka Abe
Sato Mamiko
Tadashi Ikegami
Isao Takahashi
Yuya Natsumi
Tsukasa Kirinoe
Saori Ono
Yurie Hattori
Aya Bamba
Dario de Leo
Nils Dittbrenner
Henrik Hadewig
Supervisors Hiroaki Suga
Shigefumi Kawase
Managing Director Kei Ninomiya
Project Management Tetsuya Abe
Kazuyuki Nakamura
Co Producer Tadashi Kamitake
Producers Satoshi Mitsuhara
Hitoshi Yamagami
General Producers Masayoshi Tanimura
Shinya Takahashi
Executive Producer Satoru Iwata
HAL Laboratory, Inc.

HAL Laboratory, Inc. and Nintendo are the authors of this software for the purpose of copyright.
All rights reserved.
©2016 HAL Laboratory, Inc. / Nintendo

Nintendo eShop description[edit]

Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop ruthless invaders from mechanizing Kirby's home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this supercharged action-platformer!

That's right—Kirby's Robobot Armor can shape-shift into different modes by scanning enemies to copy their moves—like the new Jet Mode. Not to mention, Kirby™ can copy abilities the old-fashioned way too—by inhaling them! After saving the world, team up with three friends to defeat foes in Team Kirby Clash, an RPG-styled 4-player brawl where you choose from varied roles and level them up.

(This description was reused for the game on the My Nintendo Store.)[3]


  • The internal code name for Kirby: Planet Robobot is "Torte", a type of cake, matching with previous food-related project names such as "Donut" and "Parufe" (parfait). It is also referred to in some press material as "TorteCity". Before the game was officially revealed, it was leaked through Nintendo's internal 2016 marketing budget under the name "Torte City".[4]
  • The Japanese release day of April 28th is only one day off the release day for the original Kirby's Dream Land in Japan.
  • This is the first game in the Kirby series where Meta Knight has gauntlets over his gloves, carrying over from his appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
    • This is also the first time Meta Knight's unmasked appearance has yellow eyes in the Kirby series, again matching Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U (specifically, the Meta Knight-based palette for Kirby).


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほしのカービィ ロボボプラネット
Hoshi no kābyi robobo puranetto
Kirby of the Stars: Robobo Planet
Chinese Kirby: Planet Robobot
Dutch Kirby: Planet Robobot -
French Kirby: Planet Robobot -
German Kirby: Planet Robobot -
Italian Kirby: Planet Robobot -
Korean 별의 커비 로보보 플래닛
Byeorui Keobi Robobo Peullaenit
Kirby of the Stars: Robobo Planet
Polish Kirby: Planet Robobot -
Portuguese Kirby: Planet Robobot -
Spanish Kirby: Planet Robobot -

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