Parasol

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Parasol
KF2 Parasol.png
Artwork of Parasol Kirby from Kirby Fighters 2
Details
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
New Challenge Stages
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Parasol, Floaty the Drifter, Sasuke, Klinko, Paint Roller's parasol, amiibo (Planet Robobot): Waddle Dee, Peach
Power(s) Protects Kirby from enemies above him
Helper Parasol Waddle Dee
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This article is about the Copy Ability. For the enemy object, see Parasol (enemy).

Parasol is a Copy Ability that equips Kirby with a parasol (umbrella) to use as a weapon. Contrary to what might be expected, the Parasol is a formidable tool when in Kirby's hands. He can swing it to strike enemies with the same force as a Sword, and use it to shield himself from incoming projectiles ahead or above him. Additional techniques include the very fast and dangerous Parasol Drill and Dive, and the famous Circus Throw technique, where he picks an enemy up and spins it on his parasol before tossing it away. Kirby can also use his Parasol to splash water on fiery blocks and foes to douse them. When not attacking with it, Kirby can use the parasol to glide through the air, drifting slowly downward while gaining increased horizontal velocity. Lastly, Parasol is one of the abilities that can usually be used underwater.

Parasol is typically obtained by swallowing the Parasol often held by Waddle Dees and Waddle Doos, but there are a small number of more specialized enemies that provide it, including Floaty the Drifter, Jumper Shoot, Sasuke, and Klinko. Parasol is the only modern Copy Ability which does not grant Kirby a hat or any additional costume piece. In addition to being one of the first Copy Abilities to appear (first appearing in Kirby's Adventure), it is also the most ubiquitous ability in the whole Kirby series, appearing in 17 games and counting.

Game appearances[edit]

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

Parasol makes its first appearance as a Copy Ability in Kirby's Adventure. Here, its essential properties of being used as a bludgeon, shielding Kirby from hazards above him, and being used to float slowly downward were established. This makes it one of the more versatile abilities in the game.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

The Parasol ability appears in Kirby's Dream Course, where it can be obtained from Parasol Waddle Doo. While using the ability, Kirby floats through the air using the Parasol, and can gently be steered toward the ground for a more precise landing. How quickly Kirby drifts laterally through the air depends on how fast he was going when he activated the ability. This can also be used to brake Kirby's momentum while rolling on the ground.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Parasol reappears in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Kirby acquires this ability from Jumper Shoot and Floaty the Drifter. By itself, this ability performs similar to the one in Kirby's Adventure.

When on an Animal Friend, however, Kirby can perform variations of the ability, as detailed in the following table:

Animal Friend Appearance Description
Coo
KDL2 Coo Parasol sprite.png
Coo equips a Parasol and starts spinning rapidly, similar to the Tornado ability.
Kine
KDL2 Kine Parasol sprite.png
A large parasol appears from Kine's mouth, which can be used as a shield for a limited time.
Rick
KDL2 Rick Parasol sprite.png
Rick balances a parasol on his nose and a ball-shaped Kirby on top of it, harming enemies above him.

Throughout Kirby's Dream Land 2, there are specific blocks which can be broken only with the Parasol ability. They resemble puffy clouds.

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

Parasol KSSU Icon.png

Parasol returns as an ability in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, where it is once again obtained by swallowing an enemy Parasol. However, it can also be received via Copy Essence Deluxe in Milky Way Wishes and through regular Copy Essences. With the Parasol equipped, Kirby can create a Parasol Waddle Dee as a Helper. This game introduced some of the more elaborate attacks that Parasol has become known for, such as Parasol Drill and Circus Throw. This game also introduced Parasol's ability to douse flames by splashing water on them.

Parasol moveset in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Parasol Swing
B
Parasol Shield
Hold B
Parasol Drill
Dash + B
Parasol Dive
↓ + B in air
Circus Throw
(any direction) + B near foe
Parasol Drift
Drop
Drift Stall
↓ while dropping
Parasol Drill
B underwater
Parasol Dive
(down) + B underwater

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Parasol makes another appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It functions similarly to its previous appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. New Animal Friends, though, create more Parasol-related abilities with Kirby or Gooey, as follows:

Animal Friend Appearance Description
ChuChu KDL3 ParasolChuchu.png Kirby and ChuChu get inside an up-side-down parasol and spin forward, defeating enemies on contact.
Coo
KDL3 ParasolCoo.png
Coo equips a Parasol and starts spinning rapidly, similar to the Tornado ability.
Kine
KDL3 ParasolKine.png
Kine turns to face upwards as a large parasol appears from his mouth, which guards him against attacks from above and slows his fall.
Nago KDL3 ParasolNago.png Kirby and Nago use a parasol as a pogo stick, bouncing around on it and defeated adversaries while the Y button is held.
Pitch
KDL3 ParasolPitch.png
Using a parasol like a golf club, Kirby knocks Pitch away, causing him to bounce around like a ball and destroy enemies he touches. He returns to Kirby once he stops moving or the Y button is pressed; moving just right while he is doing so can cause him to orbit Kirby.
Rick
KDL3 ParasolRick.png
Rick balances a parasol on his nose and a ball-shaped Kirby on top of it, harming enemies above him.

Throughout Kirby's Dream Land 3, there are specific blocks which can be broken only with the Parasol ability. They are marked with the Parasol icon on them.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Parasol returns in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, unchanged from its appearance in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It is once again acquired by swallowing an enemy Parasol.

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, an Ability Scroll can be collected for Parasol which allows Kirby to make his Parasol Shield bigger if he holds it for an extended time.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Parasol returns in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where it first gained its modern move-set. It is provided by Parasol Waddle Dee and Parasol Waddle Doo.

Parasol moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Parasol Swing
1
Circus Throw
↑ or forward + 1 near an enemy
Parasol Shield
Press and hold 1
Parasol Drift
Activates while falling
Change Shield Direction
Backward during Parasol Shield
Underwater Parasol Drill
1 while swimming
Parasol Drill
Dash + 1
Surface Drill Spray
1 while floating on water's surface
Parasol Twirl
↓ + 1
Underwater Parasol Dive
↓ + 1 while swimming
Parasol Dive
↓ + 1 in midair

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Parasol being used in its challenge room in New Challenge Stages.

In the Sub-Game New Challenge Stages, Parasol gains its own challenge room, accessible from Happiness Hall. It can also be used to race Magolor.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, & Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Parasol returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, largely unchanged from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In addition to its role in the main game, Parasol is a selectable ability in the Kirby Fighters Sub-Game.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Parasol can be combined with the Robobot Armor to produce the Robobot Parasol Mode. This mode allows the suit to fly great distances using parasol-shaped rotors and dispel clouds of poison gas.

In Kirby Star Allies, Parasol can be used to imbue other abilities with the Splash Power Effect. It can also be used to activate Chumbrella, being one of the few Friend Abilities which does not require help from any friends. Parasol Waddle Dee acts as the Friend for the Parasol ability, and can use all of the same moves as Parasol Kirby.

Parasol moveset in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, and Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Parasol Swing
B
Circus Throw
↑ or forward + B near an enemy
Parasol Shield
Press and hold B
Parasol Drift
Activates while falling
Change Shield Direction
Backward during Parasol Shield
Underwater Parasol Drill
B while swimming
Parasol Drill
Dash + B
Surface Drill Spray
B while floating on water's surface
Parasol Twirl
↓ + B
Underwater Parasol Dive
↓ + B while swimming
Parasol Dive
↓ + B in midair

Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Parasol appears in Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2 as a selectable ability for Kirby, retaining its move-set from Kirby: Triple Deluxe, though lacking its underwater moves (due to there being no water in either game). In Kirby Fighters 2, it is unlocked after reaching Fighters Rank 31.

For more precise competitive-oriented information on the Parasol ability in Kirby Fighters 2, see Mizuumi Wiki's page.

Parasol move-set in Kirby Fighters 2  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage (unmodified)
Parasol Swing
B
Kirby throws his parasol out ahead of him. 10
12 (to second foe hit)
Parasol Shield
Press and hold B
After a Parasol Swing, Kirby holds the parasol out in front to guard himself and twirls it around. Kirby remains in this position until B is released. 6 (initial hit)
3 (subsequent hits)
Change Shield Direction
Move ←/→ during Parasol Shield
During Parasol Shield, Kirby can change direction. N/A
Parasol Drill
Dash + B
Kirby charges forward while holding his parasol in front of him, drilling into opponents and dragging them along. 28 (if all hits connect)
Parasol Twirl
↓ + B
Kirby jumps on his parasol and spins it downward on the ground. 28 (if all hits connect)
Parasol Dive
↓ + B in midair
Kirby dives diagonally downward while twirling his parasol beneath him. 20
Circus Throw
Either ↑/→ + B near an enemy
Kirby hoists his foe on top of his parasol then spins them around before tossing them away. The direction of the toss can be adjusted by inputting a direction. 20
Parasol Drift
Activates while falling
Kirby opens up his parasol and drifts slowly downward, gaining enhanced horizontal speed in the process. N/A
Drift Stall
↓ while falling
Kirby can cancel his Parasol Drift to fall normally. N/A

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Quote1.png Huh? Carrying a parasol on a nice day like this? I wanna see you pick up your opponents and swing them around! Quote2.png
— Knuckle Joe's comment in Kirby Battle Royale

Parasol is one of the selectable abilities in Kirby Battle Royale. Its moveset has been altered to account for the top-down perspective of many of the game modes. In Dedede's Cake Royale, Kirby must first acquire 150 League Points before he can use the ability.

Parasol moveset in Kirby Battle Royale  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Parasol Swing
B
Parasol Drill
Hold/release B
Parasol Dive
B during jump
Circus Throw
Parasol Drill hit
Parasol Shield
Hold B
Parasol Spin
Y

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Parasol
Anime Parasol 1.png
Details
First episode Cappy New Year
Last episode D'Preciation Day
Other episode(s) Escargoon Rules
Obtained from Inhaling a parasol or a monster shaped like one
Power(s) Floating, using a parasol as a weapon
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Quote1.png He has copied Sasuke's abilities! He is Parasol Kirby! Quote2.png
— Meta Knight, in Cappy New Year

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Parasol Kirby makes an appearance on three different occasions. In Cappy New Year, Kirby obtains this ability by inhaling Sasuke in order to safely make it back down to the ground after being launched by a firework rocket high into the sky. In Escargoon Rules, Kirby swallows several Drifters to gain the ability, then uses the parasol to beat back the remaining Drifters and punish King Dedede for initiating the battle. In D'Preciation Day, Kirby gains this ability by inhaling Buttercup's umbrella, then uses the parasol to defeat Chuckie. Parasol Kirby has all of the same skills he has in the games, though the watery aspects of the ability have been removed.

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Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KA Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Pause caption
Open your parasol and take a nice walk! Do you think this might have other uses, too?
Demo reel
Take a nice walk for a short break!
KDC Cover.jpg Kirby's Dream Course If you use Parasol when you have a grounder, Kirby gradually slows down. Be sure to plan ahead! When you have a fly shot, use Parasol while coming down and control Kirby's path with the Control Pad.
KSS Box NA.jpg Kirby Super Star Protect Kirby from enemies above! Splash, drill, or toss your enemies to the sky! A lot of possibilities with the Parasol.
Kirby NiDL box art.jpg
KatAM cover art.jpg
USCover KSS.jpg
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land & Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad The sun shines on this Parasol of mine. Where I walk, enemies balk, and I float gently down...
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Guard against falling objects! Twirl to attack or just drift. Or do a parasol throw!
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Block falling objects. Fill your parasol with wind, and go for a stroll through the sky. The best comes last! That's right: Circus Throw!
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe Guard against falling objects, or take a floaty stroll through the air. You can also spray water to attack enemies or put out fires. For your grand finale, use a Circus Throw!
KPR Box.png Kirby: Planet Robobot Guard against falling objects, or take a floaty stroll through the air. You can also spray water to attack enemies or put out fires.
KBR box art.png Kirby Battle Royale Defend and attack when the time is right! It may look cute, but it's an expert ability.
Star Allies Cover.jpg Kirby Star Allies Shake the water off it to attack with a splash or enjoy a floaty flight through the sky. Open it with ↑ to protect you and your friends from deluges and waterfalls. Is there anything chummier than sharing an umbrella?

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Parasol Parasol Melee Trophy.png
Kirby's Dream Land
The Parasol, which was originally used by Kirby, can be used as a weapon to bludgeon enemies. Even better is that fact that players can open it while airborne and lazily float back toward the safe ground. It's incredibly useful in returning to the field of play after an opponent gets the better of you and sends you flying.

Kirby's Dream Course manual[edit]

  • "This lets you control how fast Kirby falls using the +Control Pad. The parasol acts as a brake to slow down Kirby's fall."

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パラソル
Parasoru
Parasol
Chinese 阳伞 (chs)
陽傘 (cht)
yáng sǎn
Parasol
French Parasol Parasol
German Schirm Parasol
Italian Parasole Parasol
Korean 파라솔
Parasol
Parasol
Portuguese Guarda-sol[1] Parasol
Spanish Sombrilla Parasol
Polish Parasol[2] Parasol


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