- This article is about a healing item found in most Kirby games, and should not be confused with the Metamato from Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn.
Maxim Tomatoes, also known as Tomatoes and originally named Bag of Magic Food, are recurring items in the Kirby series, although rather uncommonly found in individual games. The Maxim Tomato is a tomato-like food that restores Kirby's health meter entirely or, in Kirby Mass Attack, a full Fruit Gauge. This item is usually found in easily missed hiding places, areas that are difficult to traverse to, or areas that can only be reached with certain Copy Abilities; much more so in difficult levels. Often end level challenges will reward Kirby with a Maxim Tomato.
The term maxim is obviously a shortened form of maximum, even though there are other uses of the word, such as a synonym for the word axiom, both of which are loosely defined as "statements which are obviously true".
According to several sources, Maxim Tomatoes are Kirby's favorite food.
In the Kirby Fighters games, Maxim Tomatoes restore 120 HP in standard battles. They also appear as distinct story items in Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, where they restore 80% health to Kirby and his buddy.
In the Story Mode of Kirby Fighters 2, a Maxim Tomato is used in the second battle against King Dedede & Meta Knight to restore their health, the first time a Boss has done so. Since the Tomato is split in half, the insides are seen for the first time; the inner veins are shaped like a star.
Super Smash Bros. series
In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Maxim Tomato is a recovery item, healing fifty points of damage. It is the second best recovery item, surpassed by the Heart Container.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
- 3DS Virtual Console manual bio: "Completely restores your life meter."
Kirby Super Star
- Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "Fully recovers health."
Kirby Air Ride
- North American instruction booklet bio (page 27): "Restores Damage[sic] to 100%."
Kirby: Canvas Curse
- Instruction manual bio (page 17): "Get this to replenish all of Kirby's vitality."
Kirby: Squeak Squad
- Instruction manual bio (page 23): "This restores Kirby’s life gauge to full."
Kirby Super Star Ultra
- Instruction manual bio (page 21): "Recovers all health."
Kirby Mass Attack
- North American manual bio (page 15): "Fills your gauge to 100."
- European manual bio (page 15): "Adds 100 points to your fruit gauge."
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
- Instruction manual bio: "Restores a character to full health."
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U trophy
Names in other languages
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|Italian||Pomodoro Maxim||Maxim Tomato|
|Spanish||Maxi Tomate||Maxim Tomato|