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This article is about the Ability from Kirby Super Star (Ultra), and should not be confused with Artist, a Copy Ability from Kirby Star Allies.

Artwork of Paint Kirby from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Type(s) Limited Use
Obtained from Eating a blob of paint from Heavy Lobster, Marx Soul, or Chameleo Arm.
Power(s) Splattering enemies with paint.
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Paint is a limited use Copy Ability appearing in Kirby Super Star and its remake which, when used, becomes a powerful attack on Bosses. Kirby can gain the paint ability from swallowing the colored projectiles from Chameleo Arm, Heavy Lobster and Marx Soul. The Paint ability is good only for one attack before Kirby is reverted to normal, tied with Cook for the least amount of uses of any Copy Ability in the Kirby series. Additionally, like the Cook ability, Kirby cannot create a partner while in Paint form. Paint, along with Cook, are also the only abilities that cannot be obtained through inhaling multiple Copy Ability-wielding enemies.

When Kirby uses the Paint ability, he splatters large drops of Paint in several places on the screen, followed by Kirby lashing out with some wild brush strokes, causing a different effect depending on what boss he is fighting. When paint is used on Chameleo Arm, his color is changed or he is made perfectly visible again if he had turned invisible. If the ability is used on Heavy Lobster, it causes it to turn red and a paint blob to cover its eye, blinding it and thus causing it to attack randomly instead of aiming at Kirby. However, when this ability is used on Marx Soul, there is no visual difference, and all it does is cause a little bit of damage to the boss.

Paint skills
Skill Button Execution
Paint Out
*Use on bosses for a surprise?
Single use only


  • Paint is, so far, the only Copy Ability that does not have a specific enemy to represent it, or provide it when swallowed.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Verf Color
French Peinture Painter
German Farbe Color
Italian Vernice Paint
Russian Краска
Spanish Pincel Paintbrush