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Magical Paintbrush

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Magical Paintbrush
Power Paintbrush KCC artwork.png
Artwork of the Magical Paintbrush from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
Use Draw Rainbow Lines
Game(s) Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra (cameo)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Stone transformation)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Keychain)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (reference)
Super Kirby Clash (reference)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Stone transformation)
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Helpless, Kirby watches the witch escape... Looking down in shame, he sees the witch's Magical Paintbrush... Kirby touches the rainbow brush and... It transports to you on a ray of light!
— The narrator in Kirby: Canvas Curse

The Magical Paintbrush (known as the Power Paintbrush in the British English version) is an object which allows the player to draw Rainbow Lines for Kirby Ball and the other characters in Kirby: Canvas Curse. In the opening cutscene, it is initially described as belonging to Drawcia, but after Kirby touches it, it is transported to the player, breaking the fourth wall. The lines drawn by the Magical Paintbrush are used by Kirby to navigate the stages, and can also be used to block harmful hazards like laser beams.

The Magical Paintbrush is described in-game as having sentience, wishing to help Kirby defeat Drawcia and return the world to the way it should be. As such, it helps Kirby navigate without his limbs by painting rainbow lines for him (with the implied help of the player).

Other appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, the Magical Paintbrush cameos as a treasure in The Great Cave Offensive, where it can be found in the Crystal area, replacing the 'Summertime' treasure from the original game.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, the Magical Paintbrush reappears as a Stone transformation, alongside the Star Rod and the Triple Star.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The Magical Paintbrush appears as a Rare Keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe that can be found in Fine Fields - Stage 6 EX. Its sprite comes from its appearance in the opening cutscene of Kirby: Canvas Curse, and it is the biggest Keychain overall.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash[edit]

In both Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, one of the weapons for Beam Mage, named "Drawcian Magic Staff", is based off the Magical Paintbrush.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 魔法まほう絵筆えふで
Mahō no Efude
Magic Paintbrush
French Pinceau du pouvoir Power paintbrush
German Power-Malpinsel Power Paintbrush
Italian Pennello del Potere Paintbrush of Power
Korean 마법의 붓
Mabeop-ui But
Magical Paintbrush
Spanish Pincel del Poder Paintbrush of Power