- This article is about the Copy Ability from Kirby Super Star (Ultra), and should not be confused with Artist, a Copy Ability from Kirby Star Allies.
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. If taken outside of a boss battle by either letting a Helper finish off the boss or by returning to the world map of Milky Way Wishes, the Paint ability can be used on normal enemies, where it functions exactly the same as the Crash ability.
|*Use on bosses for a surprise?|
Single use only
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|Perfect! It is Paint Kirby!|
— Meta Knight, in Dedede's Monsterpiece
The Paint ability appears only once in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, in the episode Dedede's Monsterpiece. Here, Kirby obtains the ability after inhaling Paint Roller's paintbrush. The ability is depicted differently here than it is in Kirby Super Star (Ultra), giving Kirby a pair of roller skates similar to those of Paint Roller, and the ability to paint things that come to life like he does. This depiction of the Paint Ability makes it more similar to the Artist Copy Ability which would appear later in Kirby Star Allies.
|Kirby Super Star||Use the Paint for a spectacular, colorful surprise! A one time shot in the dark!|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Now's your chance to use it! A special onetime Copy Ability! Paint the town all of 7 colors!|
Paint Kirby painting a rocket with the Kirby series logo on it
Names in other languages
|Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|Recurring characters||Blade Knight • Captain Waddle Doo • Chef Kawasaki • Doctor Yabui • eNeMeE • Escargoon • Fololo & Falala • Kabu • King Dedede • Kirby • Lady Like • Meta Knight • N.M.E. Sales Guy • Sir Ebrum • Sword Knight • Tiff • Tokkori • Tuff • Waddle Dees|
|Cappies||Biblio • Buttercup • Chief Bookem • Doron • Gengu • Gus • Hana • Honey • Iro • Mabel • Mayor Len Blustergas • Melman • Professor Curio • Samo • Spikehead • Tuggle|
|Side characters||Acore • Air Riders • Benikage • Biggy, Boney, and Sleepy • Bonkers • Chef Nagoya • Chef Shiitake • Coo • Dyna Blade • Dyna Chick • Escargoon's mother • Fang • Island Sisters • Joe • Kine • Kit Cosmos • Knuckle Joe • Mr. Chip • Pengy (and the Pengys) • Princess Rona • Rick • Rowlin • Sir Gallant • Sirica • Star Warriors • Whales • Whispy Woods • Minor characters|
(excluding those from the Pilot or other small appearances)
|Amon • Anige • Belly Buster • Blocky • Broom King • Bugzzy • Chilly • Chimera Dinosaurs • Chuckie • Cobgoblin • Crab Monster • Crowemon • Danger • Dedede Doll • Dedede Stone • Delivery Man • Demon Frog • Dirk, Kirk, and Smirk • Doctor Moro • Domestic Servant Robot • Drifter • Ebifryer • Electronic Pet • Erasem • Escar-droid • Fire Lion • Flame Feeder • Fridgy • Fryclops • Gabon • Galbo • Ghost Monster • Great Sea Slug Monster • Hardy • Head Cold Monsters • Heavy Anaconda • Heavy Lobster • Honker Stomper • Ice Dragon Robot • Ice Dragon • Kirisakin • Kracko • Lobzilla • Lovely • Maimaigon • Martial Arts All-Stars • Masher • Masher 2.0 • Max Flexer • Mole Monster • Monsieur Goan • Mosugaba • Mumbies • Noddy • Octacon • Ozomashii • Paint Roller • Phan Phan • Popon • Pukey Flower • Red Viper • Rekketsu • Sasuke • Scarfy • Slice n' Splice • SlicerDicer • Squishy • Susshi • Teacher Creature • Togeira • Tornadon • Trash Basher • Walky • Wheelie • Whippy • Windwhipper • WolfWrath • Yamikage|
|Copy Abilities||Baton • Bomb • Cleaning • Cook • Crash • Cutter • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Iron • Jet • Kabuki • Mike • Mirror • Needle • Ninja • Paint • Parasol • Spark • Star Rod • Stone • Sword (Galaxia) • Throw • Top • Tornado • Water • Wheel • Wing|
|Places||Babagahara • Booma-Dooma Volcano • Castle Dedede • Cappy Town • Dedede Academy • Dream Land • Dyna Blade's Nest • Eastern Forest • eNeMeE's Fortress • Haunted mansion • Island of Kit Cosmos • Kabu Canyon • Kawasaki's • Kirby's house • Royal Acadddemy of Arts • Whispy Woods Forest|
|Extra||Armored Vehicle • Channel DDD • Destroya • Dream Land Princess • Galaxia • Grasshopper Eavesdropper • Kihon wa Maru • Kirby: Fright to the Finish • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (song) • Kirby! (opening theme) • Kirby ★ March • Kirby ☆ Step! • Kirby of the Stars ending skits • Kirby's Starship • Halberd • Night Mare Enterprises • Night Mare Enterprises Teleporter • Phantom Star Gerath • Royal Racecar • Watermelon • Warp Star|