There are several Moons in the Kirby series, and more than one hang around Popstar at any given moment. Aside from being typical astral bodies, the various moons serve as either backdrops, or locations that Kirby and other characters visit.
- Mr. Shine is a moon, but also jumps down to the ground to fight Kirby alongside Mr. Bright, who acts as the Sun. Kirby fights these two menaces in several games in the series.
- A large moon serves as the battleground where Kirby fights Nightmare at the end of Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. After this fight concludes, a large part of the moon is destroyed, making it permanently crescent-shaped. This moon also makes a notable appearance in the opening cutscene of Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- During the events of Milky Way Wishes, Kirby has to stop the Sun and Moon from fighting.
- Also in Milky Way Wishes, Kirby visits a planet called Halfmoon. Technically, it is not a moon, but it is named as such.
- A large, full moon can be seen hanging in the sky of Popstar at various times. Its most striking appearance is in the background during the fight with Queen Sectonia in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It can also be seen in the sky in the opening stages of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Moon Stages in Kirby Star Allies
Each major planet in Far-Flung Starlight Heroes has a moon which can be visited after the host planet is cleared. Each moon has a Boss residing on it, who must be fought to clear the way to Jambandra. These moons are as follows:
- Falluna Moon - Whispy Woods & Yggy Woods
- Mareen Moon - Goldon & Silvox
- Grott Moon - Grand Mam
- Blizzno Moon - Francisca
- Gabbel Moon - Kracko & Twin Kracko
- Sizzlai Moon - Flamberge
- There are several small crescent moons that hang about in the background of various stages, first appearing in Bubbly Clouds. Sometimes, Kirby can use them as a secret doorway.
- Shiver Star has a moon which closely resembles Earth's.
- The second area of Spectacle Space takes place around a waning crescent moon-like structure.
The background moon during the battle with Nightmare.
An abstract crescent moon is painted in the background of Cold Course.
The moon-like structure of Spectacle Space, seen in the map of the area.
The background moon during the battle with Queen Sectonia.
The moon is larger than it seems to be in Eternal Dreamland.
The background moon in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
- "There are several moons which can be observed on Kirby's home planet of Popstar. For example, there's a sun and moon duo known to cycle so aggressively you wouldn't know if it was day or night, and a moon that in a previous story got smashed into the shape of a crescent. In the opening cut-scene of this game, when a shooting star trails across the sky, the moon that can be seen above Kirby's house is that crescent moon.
In this game, it is a different moon that can be seen during the final battle, but the fact both a moon and finally a sun appear in this symbolic battle scene illustrates how important stars and celestial bodies are to the game's imagery." –Shinya Kumazaki (Miiverse)