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.
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Down + B in midair
Metal Ball Form
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.
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- Metal is the only Copy Ability which causes Kirby to move slower while climbing up ladders.
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