Patch

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AllupKar.png
An All Up Patch, as it appears in Kirby Air Ride.
Details
Use Improving machine stats
Obtained From Boxes and out in the open in City Trial, other Kirbys
Game(s) Kirby Air Ride
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This article or section is about the item type in Kirby Air Ride. For information about the stage-unlocking patches from Kirby's Epic Yarn, see Area Patch.


A Patch is an item appearing in Kirby Air Ride, exclusive to City Trial. A Patch can improve a machine's ability, such as gliding or acceleration, by 1 point. However, when the machine touches a gray colored Patch, the corresponding ability is reduced by 1 point. Patches can be found almost anywhere, or when a character breaks a blue box. Blue boxes can contain up to four Power-Ups or "Power-Downs". Racers can also steal Patches when attacking opponents (specifically HP if the opponent has acquired no Patches).

The Power-Up points can have a maximum of 18 or a minimum of -14 as shown in the City Trial results (or the "Pause Screen Power-Ups" if this feature is unlocked through completing the specific task in City Trial's Checklist). However, the internal points actually range from -16 to 16, and unlike Air Ride and City Trial's Stadium/Free Run mode (in these modes, all internal points begin with 0), all internal points of Kirbys, except for HP, begin with -2 (displayed as 0 in actual gameplay) in City Trial's main mode. Thus, HP Power-Up points still has a maximum of 16 in City Trial, and cannot be lowered by any means.[1]

It is possible to bump into Fake Patches, which closely resemble real Patches. These Fake Patches do a variety of damage to a machine that runs into it. However, Fake Patches appear only in one event, if events are turned on.

There are also other types of Patches, including Copy Ability panels and temporary Power-Ups, found in red boxes and green boxes, respectively.

The results showing the enhancement Patches on the machine. Note that P4's machine has maximum Offense.

List of Patches

Permanent Patches

Below is a table that includes all possible Patches which provide a lasting enhancement to one or more stats:

Picture Name Description
HeartPatchKAR.png HP Patch Increases the machine's HP level. There is no fake, or gray, version of this Patch. Any HP Patches found in blue boxes is just one Patch instead of 2 or more, unless an event occurs.
OffensePatchKAR.png Offense Patch Increases the machine's offensive capabilities, which includes collision damage, Quick Spin, and damage output of items and abilities.
ChargeKar.png Charge Patch Increases the machine's charging rate, allowing it to build up boost power faster.
DefenseKAR.png Defense Patch Increases the machine's defensive capabilities, reducing all forms of damage taken.
TurnKar.png Turn Patch Increases the machine's handling. May be a detriment if too many are collected.
TopSpeedKar.png Top Speed Patch Increases the machine's top speed. May be a detriment if too many are collected.
KARBoost.png Boost Patch Increases the machine's boosting power after a charge-up. Also increases acceleration (The Japanese term for the Boost stat is actually カソク acceleration).
WeightKar.png Weight Patch Increases the machine's weight, preventing sliding during a charge. Also helps the machine fare better during collisions. The more Weight points the machine has, the less damage it takes, and vice versa.[2]
GlideKar.png Glide Patch Increases the machine's gliding capabilities. Increases the jump height of machines which cannot glide. The more Glide points the machine has, the more damage it takes, and vice versa.[3]
AllupKar.png All Up Patch Increases all the machine's abilities by 1 point. This rare Patch is usually found in events such as the UFO, or very rarely in blue boxes, or simply appearing. There are no fake, or gray, versions of this Patch. Appears multicolored. These Patches appear normally (by appearing or being found in blue boxes) more often when the player plays Stadium: Vs. King Dedede, but they are still rare.

Temporary Patches

There are also quick fix items that temporarily boost a machine's ability (these Patches can be found only in green boxes):

Picture Name Description
AttackUpKAR.png Offense Temporarily boosts the machine's offensive capabilities.
DefenseupKAR.png Defense Temporarily boosts the machine's defensive and speed capabilities.
Speeduppatch.png Speed Temporarily boosts the machine's top speed.

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