Kirby Star Allies

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Kirby Star Allies
Star Allies Cover.jpg
North American box art of Kirby Star Allies
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) March 16, 2018 (most regions)
South Korea April 26, 2018
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Rating(s) ESRB: ESRB E10+.png - Everyone 10+

PEGI: PEGI 7+.png - 7+

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This article is about the main series game for the Nintendo Switch. For the level, see Kirby Star Allies (level).
"Star Allies" redirects here. For information about the titular Star Allies, see Helper.

Kirby Star Allies is a main-series Kirby game for the Nintendo Switch, making it the first main-series release on a home console since Kirby's Return to Dream Land in 2011. It is a side-scrolling platformer game with three-dimensional visuals that succeeds the Nintendo 3DS titles of Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot in general style, though it takes on its own set of features and attributes. In place of a special power-up or vehicle specifically for Kirby, Kirby Star Allies features extensive multiplayer co-op, allowing Kirby to recruit allies from various on-stage enemies or summon special partners from the Dream Palaces. With the aid of these partners, Kirby can then perform combination moves, including some special transformations that can only be done with a full party of four.

A downloadable demo of Kirby Star Allies was released in the Nintendo eShop on March 1, 2018 in Europe and March 4, 2018 in North America, which features small portions from the first few stages in the game. The Grasslands Stage combines rooms from Green Gardens, Honey Hill and Fruity Forest and ends after defeating Whispy Woods. The Cave & Castle Stage combines rooms from Donut Dome, Reef Resort, Friendly Field and Clash at Castle Dedede and ends after defeating King Dedede.


Far away, on a distant terminus in outer space, a strange robed figure approaches a giant black crystal heart encased in a glass ball. The wizard-like being then raises an incantation, which causes the heart to shatter, shooting pieces of it all over the galaxy. Many of these pieces fly all the way to Popstar, where they begin raining down on the normally peaceful planet. Meta Knight and King Dedede separately encounter the hearts as they land, and Dedede, in particular, becomes entranced by them. Meanwhile, Kirby is sleeping beside a hollow hillside, when a separate heart-shaped ray hits his head. This causes him to stir, only to discover that Dedede's Waddle Dees are running toward Castle Dedede with as much food as they can carry, leaving Kirby to presume that Dedede is stealing all the food from Dream Land again. Kirby rushes off toward the castle to put a stop to this. Along the way, Kirby discovers a strange new power within himself that allows him to charm enemies and make them into his friends. With the help of his new allies, Kirby battles his way through Whispy Woods and Dedede's castle and confronts the king, who, up to that point, was busy gorging himself on rotten fruit. Dedede immediately attacks, transforming into an overly muscular version of himself in the process. Despite this, Kirby manages to beat him, causing one of the dark hearts to pop out of the King as he reverts to normal. The heart then flies away on its own, prompting Kirby to give chase.

Kirby runs all over Popstar in pursuit of the heart, ultimately bumping into Meta Knight - who is also possessed - who forces a fight. After defeating the masked swordsman and freeing him of his possession, a giant alien fortress embeds itself into Popstar. Kirby and his allies board the hostile base, battling the gatekeepers Pon & Con and making their way to the top. Along the way, they encounter the Three Mage-Sisters Francisca, Flamberge, and the head general Zan Partizanne. As Kirby fights them, they make it known that they are in pursuit of the hearts which fell onto Popstar, intent on using them to revive their dark god. When Kirby defeats them, they initiate the fortress's self destruct sequence, in hopes that Kirby will be trapped in the rubble. Instead, Kirby and his allies escape and fly off into outer space. They visit several alien worlds in pursuit of the hearts. In the process, they are forced to fight the Mage-Sisters again, along with other formidable opponents. Eventually, Kirby and his allies make it to the home base of the Mage-Sisters, a space station called Jambandra. They eventually reach the terminus where the same wizard from the intro is attempting to repair the crystal heart by recombining the pieces. Zan Partizanne tries to stop Kirby from interfering but is defeated.

Upon the defeat of his finest general, the wizard (whose name is revealed as Hyness) turns and faces Kirby himself. After kicking his own general out of the way, Hyness proceeds to deliver a crazed rant at Kirby, blaming his kind for the woes that fell upon him, and reasserting his desire to awaken his dark god. He battles Kirby, but shortly into the fight, his hood gets knocked off, revealing his true face. From there, he uses the inanimate bodies of the Three Mage-Sisters as projectiles to fight Kirby with, his mad power proving difficult to overcome. Kirby ultimately beats Hyness, but this only forces the cornered officiant to resort to drastic measures. He sacrifices the Mage-Sisters, and then himself by plunging all of them into the heart, mending it completely and causing it to awaken. The dark god forms into a terrible masked giant (named Void Termina), but Kirby uses a special power with his allies in the form of the Star Allies Sparkler to battle it with. The fight is long and hard, but in the process, Kirby and his allies make their way into Void Termina's body and free Hyness and the Mage-Sisters from its grasp. After sustaining massive damage, Void Termina assumes its true form, and the allies battle it one more time. Kirby finishes it off by engaging in a prolonged laser tug-o-war with the dark god, and finishes by summoning all of his allies to attack the beast at once, destroying it utterly. Kirby and his allies escape as Void Termina's death causes the world they were fighting on to shatter. Kirby is knocked out by the debris but wakes up in outer space along with the allies he had just fought with. Together, they ride a Warp Star back to Popstar, having vanquished yet another great evil from the universe.






Kirby Star Allies is an action platformer, styled after previous games in the main series, greatly resembling Kirby's Return to Dream Land in its art style, but in HD. The central premise of the game revolves around Kirby's ability to toss hearts at enemies to befriend them and turn into allies in the vain of the Helpers from Kirby Super Star (Ultra). Collecting certain friends will allow Kirby to solve various puzzles, and perform combo attacks called Friend Abilities. These attacks include combining Copy Abilities, as well as performing special moves with friends. Once Friends are acquired, they can either be controlled by the CPU or controlled by additional players. In the stages, Kirby and his friends can collect Picture Pieces. These serve as optional collectible items that are used to complete Celebration Pictures.

The main Story Mode has Kirby and his friends traversing four main areas (with a fifth being a final boss level) and visiting stages in each area, unlocking them by clearing them in succession. Optional extra stages can also be unlocked by finding and pressing Big Switches in certain stages. These switches also unlock the Dream Palaces at each level, where Kirby can recruit the special Dream Friends if he so wishes.


There are two control types to choose from in the Control Options. Type A is the default one, and Type B resembles the control in Kirby Super Star.

If using a single Joy-Con, it must be placed horizontally: only the stick does the motion control, the four round buttons (→/↓/↑/←) become A/B/X/Y respectively, and SL and SR function as L/R/ZL/ZR (L/R does nothing if using a single Joy-Con).

General controls (facing right)
Control Type A Type B Notes
Move L-Stick or Direction Buttons L-Stick or Direction Buttons
Dash Quickly tilt L-Stick, or quickly → →,
or press and hold L-Stick then →
Quickly tilt L-Stick, or quickly → →,
or press and hold L-Stick then →
Attack B Y
Jump A B
Quick Fall ↓↓ in midair ↓↓ in midair
Slide ↓ + A ↓ + B
Throw Friend Heart X X If used by 2P-4P, they will be replaced by the befriended character.
Unfriend / Drop Ability Press and hold Y, or press - Press and hold A, or press - If using a single Joy-Con, ZL/ZR functions as "press -".
Call upon Friend Abilities
Dodge L/R/ZL/ZR + any direction L/R/ZL/ZR + any direction
Air Dodge L/R/ZL/ZR in midair L/R/ZL/ZR in midair
Ride Piggyback Jump on top of friend + ↓ Jump on top of friend + ↓
Control Piggyback Piggyback on CPU Piggyback on CPU
Dismount During piggyback, press and hold ↑/Y During piggyback, press and hold ↑/A Requires more time to dismount with ↑.
Team Attack During piggyback, press and hold L/R/ZL/ZR
then release at the same time with friends
During piggyback, press and hold L/R/ZL/ZR
then release at the same time with friends
Multiplayer only. Does not work with CPU.
Select a Friend to Part With L/R/ZR + Y L/R/ZR + A The game pauses during this. For some reason, ZL does not work with this.
Pause + + If using the left Joy-Con, - also functions as Pause.

World Map[edit]

The Story Mode features a 3-dimensional world map similar to Super Mario 3D World, with Kirby controlled using the Control Stick or the directional buttons in World of Peace - Dream Land and Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion. In World of Miracles - Planet Popstar and Far-Flung Starlight Heroes, Kirby and friends are on a Warp Star instead, but are still controlled with the Control Stick or directional buttons. Both World of Peace - Dream Land and Far-Flung Starlight Heroes have collectible Point Stars on the map. Far-Flung Starlight Heroes is the only area in this game in which the player can control the camera themselves using the right Control Stick.


  • Story Mode - The main game, where the player plays as Kirby.
  • Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! - An Extra Game unlocked after Story Mode is completed, which consists of a time attack run through the main game levels as a Friend or Dream Friend other than Kirby himself. However, this mode could have been played with Kirby using a glitch prior to Ver.3.0.0.
  • The Ultimate Choice - A Boss Endurance mode, unlocked after Story Mode is completed, similar to The Arena with nine difficulty levels and a scoring mechanic.
  • Heroes in Another Dimension - A challenge mode added in Ver.4.0.0 unlocked after Story Mode is completed. Kirby and the allies set off for a new adventure in Another Dimension.
  • Chop Champs - A Sub-Game where Kirbys compete to log down trees as quickly as possible while avoiding caterpillars and Gordos at the same time.
  • Star Slam Heroes - A Sub-Game where Kirbys have to hit an asteroid with a baseball bat as far as they can.
  • Theater Room - Where the player can watch the movies from the cutscenes. Unlocked after watching the opening movie in Story Mode.
  • Jukebox - (サウンドルーム Sound Room in the Japanese version) Where the player can listen to the game music. Unlocked after Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! is completed. When a soundtrack is playing, the musical notes will change the color to indicate its composer, which was first used in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot:
    • Blue soundtracks are composed by Hirokazu Ando.
    • Red soundtracks are composed by Jun Ishikawa.
    • Yellow soundtracks are composed by Yuta Ogasawara, a new composer who joined HAL Laboratory in August 2017. Star Allies is the first Kirby video game that he has composed soundtracks for.

Levels & Stages[edit]

Kirby Star Allies features a total of 40 stages in the Story Mode, not counting the Ability Planet or the final boss level. Additionally, the Heroes in Another Dimension mode contains another 5 stages of extended length.

Levels in Story Mode  
Level Nr. Name Stages Boss(es) Notes
Level 1 World of Peace - Dream Land 6 A false credits sequence plays after this level is completed for the first time.
Level 2 World of Miracles - Planet Popstar 7 The first letter of each stage name (excluding the Dream Palace), when visited in order, spell out the word 'FRIENDS'.
Level 3 Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion 9
Level 4 Far-Flung Starlight Heroes 18 The first six planets can be played in any order. The Ability Planet and Extra Planet δ are unlocked after the game is completed.
Level 5 Kirby Star Allies 0 Accessed by completing The Divine Terminus stage in Level 4.
Each level (except Level 5) also has an unlockable Dream Palace.
Levels in Heroes in Another Dimension  
Dimension Bosses Hearts
Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension I Parallel Woods 30
Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension II Parallel Twin Kracko and Parallel Big Kracko 30
Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension III Parallel Meta Knight 30
Heroes in Another Dimension - Dimension IV Parallel Dedede 30
Heroes in Another Dimension - Final Dimension Corrupt Hyness and The Three Mage-Sisters 0 (the result of all Hearts that the player has collected)
Total Hearts:120

Unlike in previous Kirby games, the first letters of this game's five levels won't spell out something, however, the first letters of every stage in World of Miracles: Planet Popstar does form a word. When the stages are followed in clockwise order and the Dream Palace is excluded, the first letters spell out the word "FRIENDS".

  • In the Spanish version, it spells out "AMISTAD" (friendship).
  • In the French version, it spells out "COPAINS" (friends).
  • In the Dutch version, it spells out "STERREN" (stars).
  • In the German version, it spells out "FSIENDR". It doesn't mean anything, but note that it would spell "FRIENDS" if the S and R were swapped around.
  • In the Italian version, it spells out "AMICONI" (buddies).
  • In the Chinese version, it spells out "卡比与新星同盟 (simplified) / 卡比與新星同盟 (traditional)" (Kirby and Star Allies).

On occasion, these cameo characters/objects/places appear on the world map's background. (Requires clearing Story Mode.)

100% completion Requirements[edit]

The following are the percentage gains toward 100% completion for each task in Kirby Star Allies:

Story Mode  
Task Requirement Percentage
  • Watch the opening movie
  • 1%
Level 1: World of Peace - Dream Land
  • 5%
  • 1%
Level 2: World of Miracles - Planet Popstar
  • 5%
  • 1%
  • 1%
Level 3: Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion
  • 6%
  • 1%
  • 1%
  • 1%
Level 4: Far-Flung Starlight Heroes
  • 14%
  • 1%
  • 1%
  • 1%
  • 1%
Level 5: Kirby Star Allies
  • 12%
Activate Big Switches
  • 0.4% per switch (13 in total)
  • 0.8% when all Big Switches are pushed
  • 6%
Collect Rare Picture Pieces
  • 0.4% per piece (40 in total)
  • 16%
Total: 75%
The Ultimate Choice  
Task Percentage
Clear any difficulty between 1-5 1%
Clear any difficulty between 6-7 1%
Clear Secret difficulty 2%
Total: 4%
Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!  
Task Percentage
Clear Level 1 2%
Clear Level 2 2%
Clear Level 3 2%
Clear Level 4 2%
Clear Level 5 7%
Total: 15%
Chop Champs  
Task Requirement Percentage
Chop Amateur Completion is required to unlock Chop Chief and Chop Champion None
Chop Chief None None
Chop Champion Ranked 3rd or higher 3%
Total: 3%
Star Slam Heroes  
Task Requirement Percentage
Town Crisis Completion is required to unlock Country Crisis and World Crisis None
Country Crisis None None
World Crisis Ranked 3rd or higher 3%
Total: 3%

Crown %[edit]

As of Version 4.0.0, additional requirements may be met after completing the game 100% to "crown" the save file. To do this, Heroes in Another Dimension must be completed with all 120 Friend Hearts, and The Ultimate Choice must be completed on Soul Melter EX difficulty.

Copy Abilities[edit]

Kirby Star Allies features four new copy abilities and 24 returning ones. Almost every ability has a Friend associated with it, and can also be used to a greater or lesser degree with Friend Abilities. The following table focuses specifically on the abilities as used by Kirby:

Copy Abilities in Kirby Star Allies  
Ability Icon Provider(s) Power Effect(s)/Friend Abilities Description Notes
New Abilities
Artist KSA Artist Icon.png Vividria Still Life, Rock Painter Kirby gains a big paintbrush, which he can use to swipe at enemies and paint magical paintings to attack foes with, in addition to other artsy attacks. Acts as both an unlimited use ability, and can be exhausted by using the 'Painbrush' move.
Festival KSA Festival Icon.png Don Puffle, Yggy Woods' golden cherries. Festival Dance Kirby and any of his allies will initiate a dance which defeats all enemies on screen and replaces them with Point Stars or Food items. Limited-use ability, similar to Crash. Has no Friend associated with it.
Spider KSA Spider Icon.png Como Friend Bounce Kirby gains the ability to sling webs, encasing enemies in silk sacs that can be kicked away. Webbed enemies act similar to enemies frozen by Ice.
Staff KSA Staff Icon.png Jammerjab Can receive a Power Effect Kirby gains an extendable staff that can strike through walls and be used as a pogo stick. Can be used underwater.
Returning Abilities
Beam KSA Beam Icon.png Waddle Doo, orange Recoil Stars Zap Splasher, provides Zap Kirby can fire magical projectiles such as a beam whip and spherical beam blasts.
Beetle KSA Beetle Icon.png Beetley Friend Throw Kirby gains a beetle's horn and wings which can be used to strike and grab foes.
Bomb KSA Bomb Icon.png Poppy Bros. Jr., black Recoil Stars Can receive a Power Effect Kirby gains the ability to prep and toss bombs at opponents.
Cleaning KSA Cleaning Icon.png Broom Hatter Friend Super-Vac, Curling, Rising Sizzler, can provide Splash and Bluster Kirby gains a broomstick and other cleaning implements which can sweep away enemies and leaf piles and douse flames. First appearance since Kirby's Dream Land 3; has been heavily reworked since that appearance. Given a hat.
Cook KSA Cook Icon.png Chef Kawasaki Cook Potluck & Supper Party Kirby can conjure a cooking pot and boil his enemies to turn them into Food items. Limited-use ability, except when used by Chef Kawasaki.
Crash KSA Crash Icon.png Bomber Crash Rush Kirby can cause a massive explosion that defeats all foes on-screen. Limited-use ability. Has no Friend associated with it.
Cutter KSA Cutter Icon.png Sir Kibble Can receive a Power Effect Kirby can toss bladed boomerangs which return to him. They can be steered slightly.
ESP KSA ESP Icon.png NESP, purple Recoil Stars Geokinesis, Zap Splasher, can provide Zap Kirby gains the ability to teleport and direct energy blasts with his mind.
Fighter KSA Fighter Icon.png Knuckle Joe Friend Throw Kirby gains access to a large array of martial-arts-based moves and can throw energy blasts from his hands.
Fire KSA Fire Icon.png Burning Leo, Shield Enemy (Sizzle), red Recoil Stars, Whispy Woods' (and related) fire apples Rising Sizzler, can provide Sizzle Kirby can breathe fire and transform into a fireball.
Hammer KSA Hammer Icon.png Bonkers Can receive a Power Effect Kirby gains a powerful mallet that can pulverize foes and pound Posts. Can be used underwater. Hammer Flip's function has been changed.
Ice KSA Ice Icon.png Chilly, Mr. Frosty, Shield Enemy (Blizzard), blue Recoil Stars Icicle Lance, Curling, can provide Blizzard Kirby can freeze enemies with his icy breath or conjure a freezing aura. He can encase himself in ice for protection.
Mike KSA Mike Icon.png Walky Fatal Chorus Kirby can shout up to three times at enemies to defeat them using deafening sound waves. Limited-use ability. Has no Friend associated with it.
Ninja KSA Ninja Icon.png Bio Spark Can receive a Power Effect Kirby gains access to a large array of ninja-based weapons and techniques.
Parasol KSA Parasol Icon.png Parasol Waddle Dee Chumbrella, Curling, can provide Splash Kirby gains a parasol which can be used to attack, defend, or gently glide downward. Can be used underwater.
Plasma KSA Plasma Icon.png Plugg, green Recoil Stars Zap Splasher, Thundersplash, can provide Zap Kirby gains the ability to generate and fire various electric waves and projectiles. Reworked and given a Spark barrier. First appearance in 3-D.
Sleep KSA Sleep Icon.png Noddy Friend Wake-Up Call Kirby falls asleep for a brief moment and cannot do anything unless attacked. Limited-duration ability. Has no Friend associated with it.
Stone KSA Stone Icon.png Rocky, brown Recoil Stars Curling, Geokinesis, Rock Painter Kirby can transform into a stone and slide down slopes, or strike with a huge stone fist.
Suplex KSA Suplex Icon.png Bugzzy Friend Throw Kirby can grab opponents and toss them or slam them into the ground. First appearance in 3-D. Hat appearance has changed somewhat.
Sword KSA Sword Icon.png Blade Knight Can receive a Power Effect Kirby gains a sword and a large number of powerful sword techniques. Can be used underwater.
Water KSA Water Icon.png Driblee, Floaty the Cell Core, indigo Recoil Stars Curling, Zap Splasher, Thundersplash, Icicle Lance, can provide Splash Kirby can ride waves of water and shoot water to defeat opponents and douse flames. Enhances his Water Gun.
Whip KSA Whip Icon.png Wester Can receive a Power Effect Kirby gains a whip that can be used to strike enemies and grab items through walls.
Wing KSA Wing Icon.png Birdon, cyan Recoil Stars Rising Sizzler, Curling, can provide Bluster Kirby gains a pair of wings and can attack using divebombs and feathers.
Yo-Yo KSA Yo-Yo Icon.png Gim Can receive a Power Effect Kirby gains a yo-yo which can be used to attack with several different tricks. It can also strike through walls. First appearance in 3-D. Hat appearance has changed slightly.

Friend Abilities[edit]

In addition to standard Copy Abilities, Kirby and his Friends can combine their powers together to create combinations. This can be done in a number of different ways, as illustrated in the sections below.

Power Effects[edit]

Main article: Power Effect

Elemental enhancements can be applied to neutral-type Copy Abilities (typically those that resemble weapons). To do this, the weapon holder must raise their weapon, then the element wielder must use an elemental attack on the ally's weapon to imbue it. There are five power effects in total, as follows:

  • Blizzard - provided by ice-based attacks
  • Bluster - provided by wind-based attacks
  • Sizzle - provided by fire-based attacks
  • Splash - provided by water-based attacks
  • Zap - provided by electric-based attacks

Friend Combo Attacks[edit]

In addition to the above, there are special one-time moves which the Star Allies can perform by combining specific abilities together, or by simply having the allies involved. These abilities are as follows:

Friend Actions[edit]

Finally, there are five special formations that can only be used by finding a Friend Platform at various points in stages. These require four allies of any type to activate, and are as follows:


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Neutral enemies in Kirby: Star Allies
Name Image New enemy? Description Notes
Anger Masker Armor Grass Skirt.jpg

Grass Skirt.jpg

Blado Xmark.png
Electro Saw Buzzsaw Allies.jpg Yescheck.png
Blipper Xmark.png
Bouncy Xmark.png
Bronto Burt Xmark.png
Cappy Xmark.png
Chip Xmark.png
Coner Coner Allies.jpg Xmark.png
Dekabu KSA Dekabu.jpg Xmark.png
Gabon Xmark.png
Glunk Xmark.png
Gordo Xmark.png
Grizzo Xmark.png
Kabu Xmark.png
Key Dee CarryDee.JPG Xmark.png
Jamaharu Believer Stick Enemy Line.jpg Yescheck.png Name is based on internal game data.
Mamanti Xmark.png
Nruff Xmark.png
Propeller Xmark.png
Puppet Waddle Dee Xmark.png
Scarfy Xmark.png
Shotzo Xmark.png
Squishy Xmark.png
Two Face Two Face KSA.jpg Xmark.png This marks the return of Two-Face as a common enemy, who hadn't been seen since Kirby's Dream Land.
Waddle Dee Xmark.png
Copy Ability-providing enemies in Kirby Star Allies
Name Image New enemy? Ability Description Notes
Beetley Xmark.png Beetle
Bio Spark Xmark.png Ninja
Birdon Xmark.png Wing
Blade Knight Xmark.png Sword
Bomber Xmark.png Crash
Broom Hatter Xmark.png Cleaning
Burning Leo Xmark.png Fire
Chilly Xmark.png Ice
Como Xmark.png Spider
Don Puffle Party Cone Enemy.png Yescheck.png Festival
Driblee Driblee 2.jpg Yescheck.png Water
Floaty the Cell Core Water Bubble Enemy.jpg Yescheck.png Water
Jammerjab Stick Friend.jpg Yescheck.png Staff
Knuckle Joe Xmark.png Fighter
Gim Xmark.png Yo-Yo
NESP NESP Allies.jpg Xmark.png ESP
Noddy Xmark.png Sleep
Parasol Waddle Dee Xmark.png Parasol
Plugg Xmark.png Plasma
Poppy Bros. Jr. Xmark.png Bomb
Rocky Xmark.png Stone
Shield Enemy Fire Shield.jpg
Ice Shield.jpg
Yescheck.png Fire (Sizzle form)
Ice (Blizzard form)
Name is based on internal game data
Sir Kibble Xmark.png Cutter
Waddle Doo Xmark.png Beam
Walky Xmark.png Mike
Wester Xmark.png Whip


Standard friends can be recruited by tossing Friend Hearts at them in the stages where they appear. There are also special friends (referred to as Dream Friends) who can be obtained by visiting a Dream Palace. Dream Friends are special characters with their own unique move-sets. Friends are able to bear different color schemes depending on their player number, like Sir Kibble in green armor. In addition, the Friends wear Kirby-style hats appropriate to their ability once they've been recruited.

Standard Friends[edit]

Standard Friends in Kirby Star Allies  
Name Appearance Ability Mid-Boss? Name Appearance Ability Mid-Boss?
Beetley Beetley Allies.png Beetle Xmark.png Gim Gim Pause Allies.png Yo-Yo Xmark.png
Bio Spark Bio Spark Pause Allies.png Ninja Xmark.png Jammerjab Jammerjab.png Staff Xmark.png
Birdon Birdon Pause Allies.png Wing Xmark.png Knuckle Joe Knuckle Joe Allies.png Fighter Xmark.png
Blade Knight Blade Knight Pause Allies.png Sword Xmark.png NESP NESP.png ESP Xmark.png
Bonkers Bonkers Pause Allies.png Hammer Yescheck.png Parasol Waddle Dee Parasol Waddle Dee Pause Allies.png Parasol Xmark.png
Broom Hatter Broom Hatter Pause Allies.png Cleaning Xmark.png Plugg Plugg Pause Allies.png Plasma Xmark.png
Bugzzy Bugzzy Allies.png Suplex Yescheck.png Poppy Bros. Jr. Poppy Pause Allies.png Bomb Xmark.png
Burning Leo Burning Leo Pause Allies.png Fire Xmark.png Rocky Rocky Allies.png Stone Xmark.png
Chef Kawasaki Kawasaki Allies.png Cook Yescheck.png Sir Kibble Sir Kibble Pause Allies.png Cutter Xmark.png
Chilly Chilly Pause Allies.png Ice Xmark.png Vividria Vividria Pause Allies.png Artist Yescheck.png
Como Como Allies.png Spider Xmark.png Waddle Doo Waddle Doo Allies.png Beam Xmark.png
Driblee Driblee Pause Allies.png Water Xmark.png Wester Wester.png Whip Xmark.png

Dream Friends[edit]

Dream Friends in Kirby Star Allies  
Wave Name Appearance Game represented Notes
Base game Bandana Waddle Dee Dream Friend Bandana.jpg None (represents Waddle Dees in general) Available from start.
Base game King Dedede Dream Friend Dedede.jpg Kirby's Dream Land Unlocked after defeating him as a boss in Story Mode.
Base game Meta Knight Dream Friend Meta.jpg Kirby's Adventure Unlocked after defeating him as a boss in Story Mode.
Wave 1 (Ver. 2.0.0) Rick & Kine & Coo Dream Friend Animals.jpg Kirby's Dream Land 2 Available from start. Three different characters rolled into one slot who 'transform' into each-other.
Wave 1 (Ver. 2.0.0) Marx Dream Friend Marx.jpg Kirby Super Star Available from start. Marks his first playable appearence.
Wave 1 (Ver. 2.0.0) Gooey Dream Friend Gooey.jpg Kirby's Dream Land 3 Available from start.
Wave 2 (Ver. 3.0.0) Adeleine & Ribbon Adeleine & Ribbon Dream Friend.jpg Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Unlocked after clearing Clash at Castle Dedede in Story Mode. Duo character who act as one.
Wave 2 (Ver. 3.0.0) Dark Meta Knight Dark Meta Knight Dream Friend.png Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Unlocked after clearing Clash at Castle Dedede in Story Mode. Marks his first playable appearence.
Wave 2 (Ver. 3.0.0) Daroach Dream Friend Daroach.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad Unlocked after clearing Clash at Castle Dedede in Story Mode. Marks his first playable appearence.
Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0) Magolor Magolor Dream Friend.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Unlocked after clearing Sacred Square in Story Mode. Marks his first playable appearence.
Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0) Taranza Taranza Dream Friend.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe Unlocked after clearing Sacred Square in Story Mode. Marks his first playable appearence.
Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0) Susie Susie Dream Friend.jpg Kirby: Planet Robobot Unlocked after clearing Sacred Square in Story Mode. Marks her first playable appearence.
Wave 3 (Ver. 4.0.0) The Three Mage-Sisters Dream Friend Three Mages.png Kirby Star Allies Unlocked once Heroes in Another Dimension is cleared with the Happy Ending. Tag-team trio who can swap out at will.


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Mid-Bosses in Kirby Star Allies  
Name Appearance Copy Ability Description
Big Bouncy
Decabouncy Allies.jpg
None This obscure enemy appears only twice in the game, and even then, only outside of Story Mode. It resembles the giant Bouncy from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards in how it operates, not posing a direct threat to Kirby and his friends, bouncing in place and requiring many hits to defeat, while smaller Bouncies spawn while the big one is still alive.
Bonkers Pause Allies.png
Hammer This powerful mallet-wielding simian returns once more to do battle with Kirby. His moves are largely the same as before, though when defeated, he can be recruited as a Friend.
Bugzzy Allies.png
Suplex The original Beetle-like wrestler appears for the first time in 3-D. His moves are largely the same as before, though he also gains the ability to dive at Kirby from the sky, as well as use the Pinpoint Kick. He can become an ally once defeated.
Chef Kawasaki
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Cook This infamous chef returns for the first time in 3-D. His attacks include throwing dishes, spinning through the air, and grabbing Kirby with his ladle to cook him up. He can be recruited as an ally once defeated.
Mr. Frosty
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Ice The walrus in overalls strikes again, this time focusing more heavily on his charging attacks and acrobatics. Unlike the others, he cannot be made into an ally, being replaced by Chilly if he is hit by a Friend Heart once downed.
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Artist The only newcomer of the bunch, this paintbrush-haired lass can float around the battlefield, and attacks by swiping with her hair, spraying paint around, and painting things to attack Kirby with. She can be made into an ally once defeated.


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Artwork of The Three Mage-Sisters.

Story Mode

Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!

Heroes in Another Dimension

The Ultimate Choice


Kirby Star Allies is compatible with amiibo. Scanning in a Kirby series amiibo (or a Qbby amiibo) while playing in the main mode will grant Kirby with a number of items, including Food and some Picture Pieces. Scanning in any other amiibo figurine will also grant items, but not as many.

amiibo Item list in Kirby Star Allies  
amiibo Items
Meta Knight
King Dedede
Waddle Dee
other amiibo

Voice Credits[edit]

Kirby Star Allies has more credited voices than any prior game in the series. They are as follows:


Main article: Skit

There are a series of short animations (called skits in the Nintendo Switch News Channel article) featuring Kirby, Friend Helpers and Dream Friends, which are performed in the title, file select, and mode select menus.


Main article: Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack

A six-CD set of the original soundtrack was released on February 14th, 2019 in Japan only.

Update History[edit]

Main article: Kirby Star Allies/Update History

Kirby Star Allies has been updated from Version 1.0.0 to 4.0.0. See the main article for the changes in each update.


  • The original codename for Kirby Star Allies is 'Eclair'.
  • This is the first game in the Kirby series to have an official release with Chinese text.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, the current lives and Point Stars of Kirby in Story Mode are automatically saved even if the game is closed, similar to Kirby's Dream Land 2. If Kirby's life counter is maxed (999 lives left), the life icon will become crowned.
  • In Japanese, アライズ is a pun on allies and arise.
  • The main Japanese website of Kirby Star Allies has been involved in parodies by Waddle Dee 25th Anniversary in 2018 and Square Kirby in 2019 as part of official April Fools' Day pranks.


Main article: Kirby Star Allies/gallery

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星のカービィ スターアライズ
Hoshi no Kābii: Sutā Araizu
Kirby of the Stars: Star Allies
Chinese 星之卡比 新星同盟
xīng zhī kǎ bǐ: xīn xīng tóng méng
Kirby of the Stars: Star Allies
Dutch Kirby Star Allies Kirby Star Allies
French Kirby Star Allies Kirby Star Allies
German Kirby Star Allies Kirby Star Allies
Italian Kirby Star Allies Kirby Star Allies
Korean 별의 커비 스타 얼라이즈
Byeorui Keobi Seuta Eollaijeu
Kirby of the Stars: Star Allies
Spanish Kirby Star Allies Kirby Star Allies

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