|“||The most experienced of marksmen requires the fanciest of hats. Fire a barrage of shots with dual-wielded pop guns. You can release a flurry of charged shots too! P-pew, p-pew!||”|
— Figure description segment from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Noble Ranger is an Evolved Copy Ability based on Ranger that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. With it, Kirby now wields a pair of blunderbuss-like guns, allowing him to fire much more rapidly at his foes. His hat also becomes noticeably fancier, resembling that of a colonial-era ship captain with a gold-plated star on the crest and two voluminous yellow feather plumes coming out the top.
The blueprint for Noble Ranger can be found in the stage The Tropical Terror, appearing after Tropic Woods is defeated. This ability is required to play the Treasure Road stage Long Shots! Noble Ranger Trial.
All names are conjectural.
|Noble Ranger moveset|
|Double Shot||B||Kirby fires two mini Star Bullets from his blunderbusses.|
|Charged Shot||Hold B for a short time and release||Kirby fires three shots from his blunderbusses.|
|Super Charged Shot||Hold B for a longer time and release||Kirby fires five red shots from his blunderbusses.|
|Ultra Charged Shot||Hold B for an even longer time and release||Kirby fires nine rainbow shots from his blunderbusses.|
|Rapid Fire Shot||B in midair while moving||Kirby fires a multitude of short-range Star Bullets in an upward arc starting below himself.|
|Counter Shot||B after dodging an attack||Kirby fires six shots at once from his blunderbusses toward the enemy that attacked him (double shot amount of other Ranger variants). This can be used up to three times in a row immediately after dodging.|
Figure of Noble Ranger
Treasure Road artwork
Noble Ranger Kirby firing a charged volley of shots at Clawroline
Noble Ranger Kirby aiming his sights in Long Shots! Noble Ranger Trial
Names in other languages
|French||Explorateur distingué||Distinguished explorer|
|German||Edler Entdecker||Noble Explorer|
|Spanish||Explorador ilustre||Illustrious Explorer|