|Hide in shadows and darkness. Use ninja skills on your mission. You're a ninja! A NINJA! Cool...|
— Super Star Ultra quote
- 1 Game appearances
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Names in other languages
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby can obtain the Ninja ability from Bio Spark. With the ninja ability equipped, Kirby can then call Bio Spark as a Helper. With the ability equipped, Kirby's visual appearance changes by him turning a darker shade, and wearing a hat similar to that of the Stone ability.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Ninja is obtainable from Bio Spark and Spinni's shurikens in this game. The move-set is a little different, in that Kirby does not have a counter move, but can charge energy and release it in a big wave if he has the Ability Scroll for Ninja. He is also able to walk on the surface of water.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
|Ninja Move-set in Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Skill||Button Execution||Description|
|Knife Throw||Kirby throws a small yet fast kunai.||Shock||Kirby does a short range slash with a katana.|
|Stealth Slash||Kirby dashes through enemies with a katana any enemies in Kirby's way is struck with a multi-hit slash.||Ninja Kick||Much like Fighter's "Sky Kick", attack Kirby rapidly drops while doing a single kick.|
|Smoke Screen||Kirby throws a smoke bomb on the ground damaging enemies around him.||Blossom Storm||Kirby holds a bunch of cherry blossoms over his head and slams them into the ground.|
|Quad Shock||Continuing "Shock" - Kirby does a underhand slash making a short range energy wave.||Air Drop||Kirby does a flying suplex after grabbing a foe, sending them flying on impact.|
|Wall Cling||Kirby grabs on to a wall.||Wall Strike||Kirby throws a kunai away from the wall.|
|Wall Jump||Hide Guard||Kirby vanishes leaving a log in his place.|
|Smoke Counter||Kirby counters by attacking while reappearing.||Stealth Water Gun||Kirby blasts enemies from above with a short range spray of water.|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Ninja returns as one of the selectable abilities in Kirby Fighters Deluxe.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
|Excelling in the art of covert combat, this ability contains various moves found in ancient documents from foreign lands. Science cannot explain this ability.|
— Kirby: Planet Robobot pause caption
Ninja returns, along with Moonja, in this game. It is still unchanged from its previous appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Kirby Battle Royale
|When you use your Ninja ability, you'll have lots of fierce moves! With those, you can unleash quick attacks for a decisive win.|
— Knuckle Joe's comment in Kirby: Battle Royale
Ninja is one of the abilities on offer in this action-multiplayer title. In this title, Ninja Kirby is able to create a decoy of himself, which will explode on contact with a foe, and he can also create a huge fiery explosion using a stealth bomb.
Unlike other abilities, Ninja has a total of three charge-up moves.
|Ninja Moveset in Kirby Battle Royale|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Flurry Swipe||Knife Throw|
|Stealth Slash||Wind-Up Trick|
|Ninja Kick||Ninja Jump|
Kirby: Star Allies
|Some battle backup from the village of ninjas! Add a friend's power to the sword and knives to slash with wind, fire, and other attributes. Has a ninja ever been seen wielding such elemental blades? Impressive!|
— Kirby Star Allies pause caption
Ninja returns in this title, though this time it is once more provided by Bio Spark, who also represents the ability as a Friend. Ninja can be augmented by elements such as Blizzard, Bluster, and Zap.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description
"Making his debut in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the Moonja enemy looks about as ninja as you can get. If you copy its ability, Kirby can become a master of the ninja arts! With a variety of useful skills like Knife Throw and Blossom Storm, you might want to remain a ninja forever!"
- In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Ninja Kirby's 'Ninja Kick' can be cancelled by hovering. By doing the loop of Ninja Kick-Hover-Air Bullet, Kirby can save his horizontal momentum from Ninja Kick and move very fast in the air, his action of continuously spitting Air Bullets somehow resembling the effect from the Mint Leaf. This game mechanic of saving momentum, while useful on TAS speedruns on those games, is not present in games following Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
artwork from Kirby Super Star
artwork from Kirby: Squeak Squad
artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra
icon from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Ninja Kirby from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
artwork from Kirby Battle Royale
Names in other languages