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KSqS Metal Kirby artwork.png
Artwork of Metal Kirby for Kirby: Squeak Squad.
First game Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014, as a keychain)
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Big Metalun, Metalun
Power(s) Moves based on heaviness
Similar to Stone, Iron
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This article is about the Copy Ability. For the Top Ride course, see Metal (course).

Metal is a Copy Ability similar to the Stone ability introduced (and so far solely appearing) in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Metal Kirby retains his basic body plan, but has been totally transformed into metal, gaining angular features and a sleek silver appearance, though his cheek blush is still pink. When in ball form, he becomes completely smooth. Unlike the Stone power, Kirby can move around, jump (albeit much shorter jumps), and hover (very slowly). While Kirby is immune to most kinds of damage in this form (barring specific attacks, such as Daroach's "Ice Laser" attack), he cannot revert back to normal unless the copy ability is discarded. It can only be accessed by inhaling a Metalun, a Big Metalun or by touching a Copy Essence.

Unlike the Stone ability, the Metal ability is always active. In its base form, it has only one move - "Ground Pound" - which allows Kirby to pound down stakes and break through metal blocks beneath him. If the Ability Scroll for Metal is obtained, Metal Kirby is granted a second move called "Metal Ball Form". This new move turns Kirby into a smooth metal ball when activated, allowing him to roll down hills much more quickly than he would otherwise be able to move.

So far, Metal has only appeared as a proper Copy Ability in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Metal Kirby's last appearance was in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, where a keychain of his sprite could be collected.

Metal skills
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Ground Pound

KSqS Metal Kirby Pound.png
Down + B in midair
Metal Ball Form

KSqS Metal Kirby Ball.png


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad Be careful. You can't get hurt, but don't get mad if you break stuff. It's not perfect, OK?

Kirby: Squeak Squad manual[edit]

  • "Metal Kirby's heavy and oh-so slow, but he's virtually indestructible, too."


  • Metal is the only Copy Ability which causes Kirby to move slower while climbing up ladders.



Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Metal

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタル
Korean 메탈