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Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright

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Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
KNiDL Mr Shine Mr Bright artwork.png
Artwork of Mr. Bright (left) and Mr. Shine (right) from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby: Canvas Curse (reference)
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (reference)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (reference)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as a Spirit)
Copy Abilities Cutter, Fire (Dropped Stars), Burning (Dropped Stars in Kirby's Dream Land 2)
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Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are a duo boss in Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Avalanche and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. They also make appearances in Kirby's Dream Land 3 (as paintings created and brought to life by Ado) and in Kirby: Canvas Curse (where they cameo as drawings in the Paint Panic Sub-Game); in the latter, however, they are drawn separately.

The two are based on the waxing crescent moon and the sun, except with arms, legs for Mr. Shine, and facial features (a mouth and eyes). Mr. Shine is the moon, while Mr. Bright is the sun. Their facial expressions vary from scowls to grins, and their yellow or white limbs are thin and flexible, albeit relatively short.

Game appearances[edit]

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Adventure Boss
Kirby's Pinball Land Enemy In this game, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear on separate boards, but in the same stage.
Kirby's Dream Course Cameo Briefly appears whenever a Day and Night Switch is pressed. Also has a course named after them.
Kirby's Avalanche Opponent
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Boss
Kirby's Block Ball Boss and Enemy Mr. Shine appears on his own as an enemy. These two are fought together as a boss shortly after.
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Reference Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are one of the paintings drawn by Ado in her boss fight.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Boss As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, their role doesn't change.
Kirby: Canvas Curse Reference Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear separately as possible paintings Paint Roller can draw in Paint Panic.
Kirby Mass Attack Boss Boss in the Sub-Game Strato Patrol EOS.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Reference Their Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land sprites appear as a regular Keychain.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Reference Mr. Bright appears without Mr. Shine as a cameo in Elline's Secret Diary.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Each appear separately on Character Treats.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo Appear as a Spirit.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

The beginning of the fight in Kirby's Adventure

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright made their debut in this title, serving as the boss of Butter Building. They fight against Kirby in a tag team style: one hangs in the air while the other one attacks on the ground, using tackles and projectiles against Kirby. The one in the air offers various support attacks to their partner. The time of day appears to shift if Mr. Shine appears in the air, as this dims the stage.

To defeat the duo, Kirby can use the Dropped Stars that appear from the attacks of the hanging foe to strike at the grounded foe, or by repeatedly using his Copy Ability if possible. Alternatively, Kirby can gain the Cutter ability by swallowing the stars that drop when Mr. Shine is in the air, or gain the Fire ability by swallowing the stars that appear from Mr. Bright's sunbeam attack. After taking enough damage, Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright crash into each other and explode, leaving a Star Rod piece behind in the twilight for Kirby to collect.

In this battle, Mr. Shine's charge attack and cutter blade can both be crouched under - a trait which carries over to his appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright appear separately in the uppermost board of Kracko Land. Mr. Bright appears first, and must be hit three times to defeat, worth 900 points for each hit. Once he is defeated, Mr. Shine then appears, who must also be hit three times, though with each hit now being worth 1800 points. Once Mr. Shine goes down, a Warp Star appears which can take Kirby to the boss board against Kracko.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

Mr. Bright appearing to change the time of day in Kirby's Dream Course.

In Kirby's Dream Course, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright make a brief appearance when Day and Night Switch is used. Additionally, they have a course named after them, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course.

Kirby's Avalanche[edit]

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Kirby's Avalanche "Face" picture.
Another deadly duo. Don't let down your guard on account of their friendly sounding names!
— Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 24

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are faced in Stage 10 of Competition mode in Kirby's Avalanche. Besides differences in dialogue, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright share parallels with their Puyo Puyo equivalent, Schezo Wegey.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

The duo boss in Red Canyon

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are fought at the end of Red Canyon. Their attack pattern is largely the same as their previous appearance, but they are given a new move, where they join up to create an eclipse, causing everywhere but the shaded area to flash, burning Kirby if he's out in the heat. Notably, Kirby can acquire the Burning Copy Ability by inhaling the drop stars that appear when Mr. Bright uses his sunbeam attack, as the Fire ability does not appear in this game.

The duo boss also appears in the Red Canyon Bonus Chance, where Mr. Bright tosses out Mini-Stars and Kirby has to dodge both Mr. Bright's attacks, and Mr. Shine's body bouncing along the floor.

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright appear in Stage 5 of this title. Mr Shine actually appears on his own in round 4, and needs to be hit 4 times to be defeated, worth 5000 points. In round 5, he appears again as the Boss, and has 6 hit points. Once he is defeated, Mr. Bright appears, who also has 6 HP. Defeating both of them yields 50000 points and clears the stage.

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

KDL3 Mr Shine sprite.png KDL3 Mr Bright sprite.png Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright are among the enemies painted by Ado at the end of Cloudy Park. They fight like they usually do, though in a subdued manner. In this game, Mr. Shine has no legs.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear separately as possible paintings that Paint Roller can draw in the mini-game Paint Panic.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright in Strato Patrol EOS

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear in Strato Patrol EOS as the bosses of stage 3. They use very similar attacks to their previous appearances; Mr. Shine rolls across the screen to harass the Kirbys, while Mr. Bright fires beams from his hands and solar waves from his body. If Mr. Bright is defeated first, Mr. Shine will revive him. This means that Mr. Shine should be defeated first if the player is aiming to defeat them quickly; if one is aiming for a high score, however, they should focus on defeating Mr. Bright as many times as possible.

If Kirby defeats Mr. Bright multiple times, the two will eventually merge into one being. This new form can use the attacks of both Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright at a much faster rate, but defeating him will take him out for good.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appears together as a regular Keychain, under their Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land appearance.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, what appears to be Mr. Bright appears as a cameo in the 19th Secret Diary page, where he is being depicted as sunny in the weather forecast.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear separately as two different Character Treats, each using their artwork from Kirby's Adventure.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright appear as Primary spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They are ★★, neutral-type spirits that increase the power of Fire attacks when equiped. They can be obtained by summoning them with the spirits or cores of Baxter & Forthington and Slugger & Green Glove.


  • The Kirby: Right Back at Ya! monster known as Slice n' Splice wields two polearms whose blades resemble Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright.
  • In the Kirby Super Star game mode Milky Way Wishes, the conflict that prompts Kirby to adventure involves the Sun and Moon fighting each-other. These two entities look similar to Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright, particularly when the latter are in the air, but it has never been explicitly stated that the Sun and Moon in Milky Way Wishes are Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright.






Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミスター・シャイン&ミスター・ブライト
Misutā Shain & Misutā Buraito
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
Chinese 闪亮先生&光亮先生
Shǎn liàng Xiānshēng & Guāngliàng Xiānshēng
Mr. Shiny & Mr. Bright
Dutch Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright -
French M. Brillant & M. Radieux Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
German Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright -
Italian Sig. Lunatico & Sig. Solerte Mr. Lunatic (pun on "Luna", Moon) & Mr. Diligent (pun on "Sole", Sun)
Korean 미스터 샤인&미스터 브라이트
Miseuteo Syain & Miseuteo Beuraiteu
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
Portuguese Sr. Brilhoso & Sr. Radioso Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright
Spanish Sr. Brillosón y Sr. Radiante Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright