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List of Kirby Star Allies loading screen tips

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This is a list of the various loading screen tips that might show up in Kirby Star Allies. Initially, tips appear on every loading screen within Story Mode stages but as the player progresses through the mode, the tips appear less and less frequently.

All other modes do not display any tips, regardless of whether "Display tips" is enabled or not.

Tips in Kirby Star Allies  
Kirby inhales everything he can! Press Y to make Kirby inhale enemies.
KSA Tip Image Inhale.png
Set a weapon on fire for a Friend Ability! Raise your weapon with ↑ to get a friend's flames put on it.
KSA Tip image Sizzle Sword effect.png
Add various effects to your weapon! You can add fire, ice, electricity, and other power effects to a weapon.
KSA Tip Image Adding Effects2.png
Add to a friend's weapon! If a friend raises their weapon with ↑, attach effects like fire to your friend's weapon by hitting it with B.
KSA Tip Image Adding Effects.png
Share healing items. To restore a teammate's stamina, pick up a healing item and feed it to your teammate.
KSA Tip Image Feed.png
Use Copy Essences to get friends. If you hit a Copy Essence with a Friend Heart, you'll get a friend from it!
KSA Tip Image Copy Essences.png
Friend Abilities for Stone: The Stone ability can access Friend Abilities from a friend's ice or water effects.
KSA Tip Image Stone Abilities.png
When it's game over... If Kirby is defeated and has no more Kirbys remaining, it's game over!
KSA Tip Image Game Over.png
Get items from Pop Flowers! Touch Pop Flowers to get items. Run for these flowers if you're in a pinch!
KSA Tip Image Pop Flower.png
Collect Point Stars! Collect 100 Point Stars to get a 1-Up, which gives you an extra Kirby!
KSA tip image point star.png
About the Dream Palace: Grab the Dream Rod to summon special friends!
KSA Tip Image Dream Rod.png
Use round-trip doors all you want! You can enter these doors as many times as you like. Take a look inside if you find one!
KSA Tip Image Round-Trip Door.png
Play together with other players! Play with others by handing them a Joy-Con! Other players can join in any time by pressing SL + SR.
KSA Tip Image Co-op.png
Look for the big switch! Big switches are hidden in stages. Find them to open Extra Stages!
KSA Tip Image Big Switch.png
How to drop a Copy Ability: You can drop a Copy Ability by pressing and holding Y or pressing -.
KSA Tip Image Copy Ability Drop.png
Drop through floors! Press ↓ to drop through the floor you're standing on.
KSA tip image floor drop.png
Get bonuses in the Goal Game! Press A when you reach your lowest point to jump as high as possible.
KSA Tip Image Goal Game.png
Use Hover to take flight! Press A repeatedly while jumping to hover through the air.
KSA Tip Image Hover.png
Collect the Picture Pieces! Collect Picture Pieces to complete celebration pictures!
KSA tip image Picture Piece.png
Inhale enemies for abilities! Inhale an enemy with an ability and then swallow it with ↓ to get the Copy Ability.
KSA Tip Image Get Copy Ability.png
Use a Reset Platform to make changes! You can use a Reset Platform to turn friends into Copy Essences and make changes to members as you see fit!
KSA Tip Image Reset Platform.png
Use Friend Hearts to make friends! To make friends with an enemy that has an ability, press X to throw a heart at it.
KSA Tip Image Friend Heart.png
Get the right number of friends! The icons in the picture on the right indicate the number of friends that you need.
KSA Tip Image Door.png
Learn how to use techniques! Press + to open the pause menu, where there's lots of info about various techniques. No
Use wind to see some techniques! Add the power of wind to a weapon to infuse it with airiness and see how some techniques flow!
KSA Tip Image Wind.png
Attack with Slide! Press ↓ + A to perform a Slide attack. You can do this even when you have no ability equipped!
KSA Tip Image Slide Attack.png
Co-op technique: Friend Actions! Climb onto a Friend Platform with three friends and press ↑ to perform a Friend Action!
KSA Tip Image Friend Platform.png
How to say good-bye to a friend: Press L + Y to select which friend to say good-bye to.
KSA Tip Image Good-Bye.png
Entering the Dream Palace again: You can re-enter the palace only after you clear a stage.
KSA Tip Image Dream Palace.png
Using the Capture Button: Snap a screenshot anytime with the Capture Button. You can also share your shots with friends!
KSA Tip Image Capture Button.png
Dream Friends join the fun! (version 2.0.0.-3.0.0. only) Dream Friends will be added in a free update. It's a dream come true!
KSA Tip Image DLC1 Dream Friends.png
KSA Tip Image DLC2 Dream Friends.png
A new adventure with Dream Friends! (version 4.0.0. only) Former allies and rivals return as friends. Embark on the adventure of your dreams with characters from the Kirby series!
KSA Tip Image DLC3 Dream Friends.png
Get abilities from friends! Inhale friends with B, and then use ↓ to swallow them and get their Copy Abilities!
KSA Tip Image Get Copy Ability2.png
Using Guard and Dodge Hold L/R to guard against attacks. Use ←/→ while guarding to dodge.
KSA Tip Image Guard & Dodge.png
Hold A to jump high in the air! Hold A while in a Friend Circle to perform a high jump!
KSA Tip Image Friend Circle.png
Hold ↑ to activate in order! Use ↑ repeatedly to activate Friend Abilities with your current members in order.
KSA Tip Image Activate in Order.png
View techniques of CPU friends! Press + to pause while riding piggyback on a CPU friend to view its technique commands. No
Control a CPU player from its back! Jump on a CPU friend while holding ↓ to take control and then be able to Control Piggyback!
KSA Tip Image Control CPU.png
Want to play without hints? Set display tips to OFF in the Options menu to remove the tutorial signs.
KSA Tip Image Display Tips.png
Viewing the World Map: Use the R Stick to control the view on the World Map so you can see all the sights in the galaxy!
KSA Tip Image World Map.png
Pound stakes down! Pound stakes into the ground with the Stone and Hammer abilities!
KSA Tip Image Pound Stakes.png
Use Artist to paint masterpieces! Paint pictures on blank signs to get items!
KSA Tip Image Artist.png
Sweep up leaves! Use the Cleaning ability to sweep up piles of leaves!
KSA Tip Image Sweep.png
Use Friend Abilities to power up! When you use Friend Abilities, your attack power will increase. Take full advantage!
KSA Tip Image Friend Ability Power Up.png
Help your teammates! Use X to help any teammates who fall in battle.
KSA Tip Image Revive a Friend.png
You can use amiibo to recover! You can use amiibo via the pause menu to help you defeat difficult bosses.
KSA Tip Image Amiibo.png
Look for a boss's weakness! Watch the boss's attacks and try fire, ice, and electricity to see what works best. No
Don't give up if you're defeated! Bosses grow more exhausted and get weaker as they fight more battles. So don't give up. Keep fighting! No
Try fire on Whispy Woods! You can burn Whispy Woods when it's larger. Have everyone attack with fire!
KSA Tip Image Whispy Woods.png
A way to restore health! The dirty food thrown around can be washed clean with a water attack!
KSA Tip Image Wash Food.png
Smash rocks to make headway! Smash the stacked rocks! It will weaken Meta Knight's defense!
KSA Tip Image Stacked Rocks.png
How to destroy bombs: Smash ice bombs with fire, and fire bombs with water or ice!
KSA Tip Image Ice Bomb.png
Francisca's use of water and ice: Francisca attacks with ice and water. Use Friend Abilities with fire and electricity against her!
KSA Tip Image Francisca.png
KSA Tip Image Francisca2.png
Flamberge's use of fire: Flamberge attacks with fire. Use Friend Abilities with ice to cool down her fiery assault.
KSA Tip Image Flamberge.png
KSA Tip Image Flamberge2.png
Zan Partizanne's electric shocks: Zan Partizanne attacks with electric shocks. Use Friend Abilities with water to get the best of her!
KSA Tip Image Zan Partizanne.png
KSA Tip Image Zan Partizanne2.png
Set fire to Yggy Woods! Give your team Friend Abilities with fire! Then blaze your way to victory!
KSA Tip Image Yggy Woods.png
Break the Shutter Gate! The Shutter Gate can divide teammates. Use fire to burn it instantly.
KSA Tip Image Gate.png
Watch the weapons on each hand! There is a bomb in each hand! To fight back, cut the rope and light the fire!
KSA Tip Image Grand Mam.png
Fight back with team freezing! You can freeze the rain if your whole team works together!
KSA Tip Image Freezing Rain.png
Following the dark hearts... The friends have followed the dark hearts and at long last arrive at a mysterious altar...
KSA Tip Image Jamba Heart.png
Use Friend Abilities to your advantage! Team up with friends to best use Friend Abilities to fight back!
KSA Tip Image Friend Ability Final.png
Onward, to the final battle! The friends have joined to create the legendary Star Allies Sparkler and confront the chaotic darkness!
KSA Tip Image Star Allies Sparkler.png
Charge up and aim at the weak spot! Keep your distance while you charge up, and then fire! You can dodge the enemy's attacks with a double jump.
KSA Tip Image Void Termina.png
Avoiding the dripping liquid: Liquid drips when you do damage. Block it with the Parasol!
KSA Tip Image Parasol.png
Use Friend Hearts to save friends! When a friend's soul falls under the enemy's control, use a Friend Heart to get your friend back again!
KSA Tip Image Regain Friend.png