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Metal Kirby.png
Artwork of Metal Kirby for Kirby: Squeak Squad.
First game Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Big Metalun, Metalun
Power(s) Moves based on heaviness
Similar to Iron
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Metal is a Copy Ability similar to the Stone ability introduced (and so far solely appearing) in Kirby: Squeak Squad. However, 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. It has only one move - "Ground Pound" - unless the Ability Scroll for Metal is obtained, which grants a second move called "Metal Ball Form". This new move turns Kirby into a smooth metal ball when activated, allowing him to move much more quickly down hills.

Metal skills
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Ground Pound

Metal Kirby Slam.png
Down + B in midair
Metal Ball Form

Metal Kirby Ball.png


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.


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 indestructive too."


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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタル