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Metal block

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Metal block
KatFL Kirby and Metal Blocks screenshot.png
Kirby sitting atop a metal block in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Type Device
Function A durable barrier that can only be broken using some abilities or moves.
Found Occasionally during gameplay
Game(s) (click to navigate)
Similar to Block, Star Block
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A metal block,[1] once capitalized as Metal Block,[2] is a type of block which is characterized by its shiny silver appearance and its resistance to most forms of attack. First appearing in Kirby's Adventure, metal blocks are used to block off access to certain valuable items or optional areas, and require specific Copy Ability attacks or other methods to break, such as using a cannon or an explosive device. In some instances, metal blocks may be disguised as part of the terrain, as is the case in Rainbow Resort - Stage 1.

Metal blocks come in various sizes. Larger ones tend to be more resistant to attacks from Copy Abilities and other characters, functioning more like stone blocks or crystalline blocks. Metal blocks tend to be easily destroyed by Mouthful Mode abilities.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby happening upon an item blocked by metal blocks in Kirby's Adventure.

Metal blocks can be found in the following games:

Metal block video game appearances  
Game Appears as Notes
Kirby's Adventure Device
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Device Reprises its function from Kirby's Adventure.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Device
Kirby: Canvas Curse Device
Kirby: Squeak Squad Device
Kirby Mass Attack Device
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Device
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Device Appears in New Challenge Stages as well as in some of the Classic Titles.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Device
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Device
Kirby: Planet Robobot Device
Kirby Star Allies Device
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Device

List of abilities/items that can break metal blocks[edit]

Kirby breaking through some metal blocks using Burning in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

The following is a complete list of every known ability/method to break metal blocks in the Kirby series:


Items and objects[edit]

Timed Dynamite being used to break some metal blocks in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Enemies and hazards[edit]

An Electro Saw breaking some metal blocks in Kirby Star Allies.


Kirby Submarine using a Star Torpedo to break some metal blocks in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かたいブロック[3]
Katai burokku
Sturdy block
French Bloc de métal Metal block


  1. Name taken from Daroach's Airship dialogue in Kirby Mass Attack; ex. "If you notice metal blocks anywhere near a Blamboom cannon, see if it will blast through them all. It's said there's a golden treasure in such a place."
  2. Kirby Mass Attack Instruction Booklet (US and EU print), page 16
  3. Kirby Mass Attack Instruction Booklet (JP print), page 16