|It's time to dance! The Leaf Dance creates a gorgeous swirl of razor-edged leaves. Press A to Guard, and...huh?! You're gone!|
— Kirby's Return to Dream Land pause caption
Leaf is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Its attacks include swirling leaves, and throwing them mostly in a vortex fashion. These leaves, like Cutter blades and similar projectiles, are able to cut ropes. In addition, Leaf Kirby also receives a unique Guard, where instead of guarding like he normally would, Kirby hides in a leaf pile, which renders him immune to all attacks. With its unique Guard and the ability to attack from medium range, Leaf is a defensive ability that cautious players can use very effectively.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Leaf returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and is unchanged from its previous appearance. It is encountered much less often than in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, however.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
|Be a leaf on the wind with this sharp ability. Spin up a torrent of dancing leaves to slice and dice, or activate your guard and--Hey, where'd you go?!|
— Kirby: Planet Robobot pause caption
Leaf also appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot, serving the same purpose as before.
|Leaf move-set for Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Leaf Attack||1||Launches several leaves forwards. They swirl around Kirby in an increasing arc before flying offscreen in the forwards direction, dealing delayed damage at surprising ranges.|
|Leaf Swirl||Hold 1||Kirby begins circling around, forming a tornado of leaves that deals continuous damage. Kirby can jump and move slowly while spinning; the move can be held indefinitely.|
|Leaf Scatter||Release 1 during Leaf Swirl||The leaf tornado from Leaf Swirl expands as its constituent leaves scatter in various directions.|
|Leaf Dance||Dash + 1||A more contained and time-limited form of Leaf Swirl; a quick twister of leaves that hits repeatedly for a second or two.|
|Leaf Hide||Hold A||A special Guard, whereupon Kirby hides in a pile of leaves. Kirby becomes intangible, completely immune to any attacks, which pass through him without causing any chip damage or knockback; enemies likewise take no damage upon colliding with him, however. Releasing the guard causes a burst of leaves that deal minor damage to nearby enemies.|
|Leaf Uppercut||↑ + 1||Similar to Stone Uppercut, Kirby creates a vertical line of leaves that reaches upwards and hits targets at slightly above his level. Acts quickly and can be reasonably spammed against floating bosses.|
|Leaf Rain||↓ + 1 in midair||Fires mutliple leaves in a fan formation downwards, looking similar to Wing's Feather Gun. Gives Kirby a small boost upwards when used, but the delay between uses makes it not feasible to float with.|
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