The Kirby Dance is a dance Kirby does in most of his games. Kirby's "dance moves" (sprites used in the dance) within the dance may vary between games and scenarios. Mostly in older games where game memory was limited, it is a common tradition to reuse sprites that already have a use elsewhere during the Kirby Dance. Usually, the dance starts whenever Kirby completes a level, but in some games, like Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby will only dance under specific circumstances, usually when he defeats a boss. In the games where he does dance regularly, he may create two copies of himself and dance for a longer period of time upon obtaining a Star Rod piece or when he gets the best possible score in the Goal Game, for example.
- 1 Game appearances
- 1.1 Kirby's Dream Land
- 1.2 Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- 1.3 Kirby's Pinball Land
- 1.4 Kirby's Dream Course
- 1.5 Kirby's Dream Land 2
- 1.6 Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 1.7 Kirby's Dream Land 3
- 1.8 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- 1.9 Kirby: Canvas Curse
- 1.10 Kirby: Squeak Squad
- 1.11 Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
- 1.12 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 1.13 Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
- 1.14 Kirby: Triple Deluxe
- 1.15 Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 1.16 Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash
- 1.17 Kirby Star Allies
Kirby's Dream Land
In this game, Kirby will dance whenever he obtains a Sparkling Star. However, upon obtaining the final Sparkling Star, Kirby will do a different and much shorter dance, and the normal Kirby Dance jingle will not play.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
In this game, Kirby will dance when he completes the Goal Game or when he obtains a Star Rod piece. Getting to the top platform of the Goal Game or obtaining a Star Rod piece will make Kirby create two copies of himself and dance for a longer period of time, as earlier mentioned.
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby dances for a long amount of time and with two copies after obtaining a Star Rod piece by defeating any of the game's bosses, except for King Dedede. In addition, every 500000 points that are scored, three Kirbies will perform a dance, but many of the dances are different than a normal Kirby Dance, for example a dance which includes the three Kirbies jumping over each other repeatedly, or a dance including the three Kirbies balancing on top of each other while walking to the left of the screen.
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby will dance upon completing every course except Course Dedede. Kirby will always do the long version and create copies no matter what his score is.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Here, Kirby will dance after the Goal Game or whenever he defeats a boss, with the exceptions of King Dedede and Dark Matter. If Kirby is currently with an Animal Friend, they will participate as well. Kirby will not create copies of himself in the Goal Game no matter how high he gets, but when he defeats a boss, (besides the bosses listed above) he will create copies of himself. If Kirby is currently with an animal friend, they will not be copied, but will still participate in the dance.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
In Kirby Super Star and it's remake, the Kirby Dance is performed in four out of the 11 modes. In addition, during the Kirby Master video in Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby will do the long version of the dance, however instead of creating copies, two Waddle Dees join him. It should be noted that in the game modes, if a helper is currently assisting Kirby, they will also participate. Also, the short version of the dance's jingle sounds different than the long version, and the Kirby Master video plays a different-sounding jingle than the other two versions, however the only differences between versions (besides the length, of course) is that different instruments are used. The modes the dance is performed in are the following:
Like in Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby will do a long dance and create copies whenever he obtains a sparkling star, except for the star he obtains after defeating King Dedede, where he will do a shorter dance without creating copies. However, unlike in Kirby's Dream Land, the Kirby Dance jingle will play.
In Dyna Blade, Kirby performs a short dance without creating copies upon completing the Goal Game.
Milky Way wishes
In this mode, Kirby will dance shortly without creating copies upon obtaining a sparkling star from a planet.
Revenge of the King
Here, Kirby will dance after obtaining a sparkling star and after defeating King Dedede. He will perform the long dance and create copies upon obtaining a sparkling star, and perform the short dance without copies after defeating King Dedede. The jingle will once again play after defeating King Dedede.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
In this game, Kirby will dance after defeating every boss except King Dedede, Dark Matter, and Zero. If Kirby is controlling an animal friend, they will once again dance with Kirby. In this game, Kirby will only do the short version of his dance, and will not create copies.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby will dance after obtaining a Mirror Shard or after completing a Goal Game. Kirby will dance for a longer period of time when he obtains a mirror shard than when he completes a Goal Game. Kirby will not create copies of himself under any circumstances, though he will dance with any of the other Kirby clones who may be present. When all four are together, they can end with a unique pose.
Kirby: Canvas Curse
In this game, the Kirby Dance happens after the Goal Game, and after defeating a Boss at the end of each world, but with some differences, since Kirby himself can't dance like he usually does due to being transformed into a ball. Instead, he'll bounce around while its jingle plays, and in the top screen five Kirbys in a sepia colored screen will dance normally. A short dance will happen after the Goal Game, no matter the score, and a long dance will always happen after defeating a Boss.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Here, Kirby will dance under two conditions: after completing the Goal Game, and after defeating a boss (with the exception of Dark Nebula). If Kirby completes a level without getting any treasure, he will dance shortly and create no copies. If he obtains at least one treasure chest, big or small, he will do the long dance. He will also create copies for each treasure chest (excluding the first one). So if he gets one treasure chest, he will create no copies, if he gets two, one copy, and if he gets three, two copies. After the dance is over, Kirby and his copies will each open the treasure chest they appeared next to.
Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
After defeating Yin-Yarn, the two will start a Kirby Dance only to be interrupted at the very end, as Yin-Yarn's needles reveal to be sentient and fly up to use the Magic Yarn to create Mega Yin-Yarn. They are later able to do a complete long dance after defeating Yin-Yarn's final form and sending the needles back to Patch Land.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
In this game, Kirby will dance after completing the Goal Game, after obtaining a piece of the Lor Starcutter, and during the Kirby Master video. He will dance for a short period of time after completing the Goal Game if his score is under 1, and dance for a long period of time if his score is 1. He will always dance for a long period of time after any of the two latter conditions are met. Additionally, during the Kirby Master video, along with normal Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee, a yellow Kirby will join the dance, which is presumably a copy. Aside from that, Kirby never creates copies during the dance.
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
While the game is mostly a compilation of six games, it does introduce 13 new challenge stages. While Kirby doesn't seem to be in the mood for dancing, the dance's jingle will play during the results screen of a stage.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Once again, Kirby will dance after the Goal Game. If his score is less than 1, he does a short dance, and if his score is 1, he does a long dance. He will not create copies after completing the Goal Game. He will also dance after obtaining a grand Sun Stone, and do the long dance, as well as creating copies. Finally, during the Kirby Master video, Kirby does the long version, and is joined by King Dedede.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Here, Kirby will dance after the Goal Game, once again dancing for a long period of time if is score is 1 and a shorter period of time if his score is less than 1, without creating copies in either conditions. He'll dance for a long period of time and create copies when he defeats every boss besides Mecha Knight+, President Haltmann, and the final boss.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash
While the Kirby Dance is never performed by Kirby or his teammates, the Kirby Dance jingle will play when the results screen appears upon successfully completing a quest, similarly to Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition.
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby will dance after the Goal Game. He'll perform a long dance if his score is 1, and a short dance if his score is less than 1. He'll dance for a long period when he defeats every story mode boss, (except the final boss) as well as every boss in Heroes in Another Dimension, dancing for a long period of time. While he never creates copies after either condition is met, he'll dance with any active friends.