Kirby Printer

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The screenshot which first revealed the Kirby Printer (right of King Dedede).

The Kirby Printer is a machine that is featured in Kirby: Battle Royale, in Dedede's Cake Royale. It is a crank-powered device which can create clones of Kirby, pre-equipped with Copy Abilities.

Kirby: Battle Royale

The device itself is a cylindrical metal object, with lights and paint resembling King Dedede's sash. It is set on wheels, has a crank, and an exhaust pipe, implying that it also needs some sort of combustible fuel to operate. To create a Kirby clone, a Waddle Dee operates the crank, turning it continuously as the machine whirrs into life. After enough power, it pops a Kirby clone out the front from a small hatch. This clone is similar to Kirby in most respects, but bears a random Copy Ability, and is a random color, though never pink.

The Kirbys made using this printer also share Kirby's personality, and are generally friendly outside of the battles themselves. Meta Knight notes, however, that they are 'pathetic', at least in comparison to the real deal.

Throughout the story of Dedede's Cake Royale, the Waddle Dee at the crank is ordered, both by the king and by the soldiers, to produce more Kirbys. Eventually, the real Kirby finds that Waddle Dee laying in a pile of rubble, having apparently busted the machine from overuse. As it turns out, however, the machine was taken by Dedede, and incorporated into his final robotic creation, the Dededestroyer Z. Once that is destroyed, the Kirby Printer goes with it, and all the Kirby clones disappear.

A Waddle Dee cranks the Kirby Printer into life in Dedede's throne room.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カービィプリンター
Kābii Purintā
Kirby Printer