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Mother's Intuition

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Mother's Intuition

"Mother's Intuition":
"Are You Sure?":

Various arrangements of "Mother's Intuition" from Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Debut appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Mother's Intuition" is a theme from Kirby: Planet Robobot that plays on the pause screen during most normal gameplay. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]


The Mother Computer's intuition on Kirby is of infinite potential.

"Mother's Intuition" is based on "Haltmann Works Co. HQ", played in E-flat major and 4/4 and presented in a calm, quiet manner unlike all other versions of this arrangement. The instrumentation is sparse; the only percussion is a metronomic beeping sound, and the melody seems to play slowly, as if preoccupied, adhering to a gentle and slightly reverberated pizzicato. Like "Pink Ball Revolution", it plays three instances of the melody of "The Noble Haltmann" in slightly different registers before going off into an ephemeral solo hinting at a modulation to G-flat major and returning to the start of the theme after that.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, "Mother's Intuition" can be heard when pausing the game at any time except during boss fights or The Arena and The True Arena. It can be found as track 057 in the Jukebox

Its more unsettling arrangement "Are You Sure?" plays on the save file deletion screen in the Settings menu, appearing as track 105 in the Jukebox.

Interestingly, within the internal files, "Are You Sure?" is named Pause, while "Mother's Intuition" is named Pause_Ver2_2015_0513. This would suggest that "Are You Sure?" was an earlier draft for "Mother's Intuition", the latter of which is dated to May 13th, 2015 (a little under a year before Kirby: Planet Robobot's initial release in Japan and South Korea, April 28th, 2016).


"Mother's Intuition" likely receives its name from the unique way the text of Special Pages is written in Kirby: Planet Robobot compared to other games with Special Pages, in particular in the Japanese and Korean versions of the game. Many aspects of the pause screen are written with objective or scientific perspectives, and a robotic tone very unusual for the series. Star Dream, also referred to as the "Mother Computer", is believed to have been the in-universe author of most of these screens, hence the "mother's intuition".

Names in other languages[edit]

Mother's Intuition[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マザーズ・キャプション
mazāzu kyapushon
Mother's Caption

Are You Sure?[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こうかいしませんね?
kōkaishimasen ne?
No Regrets?
こうかいしませんね?」 ("No regrets, right?") is the message that displays on the confirmation screen before deleting a file in many Kirby games since Kirby Super Star (as well as the Super Smash Bros. series since Super Smash Bros. Melee), which is variously translated in different ways in English (i.e. "Are you sure?", "You're sure you won't regret this?", "Are you REALLY sure?", "Are you SURE you won't regret this?!"). "No regrets?" is how it is translated in Kirby: Planet Robobot.