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Plasma Wisp

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Plasma Wisp
KSSU Plasma Wisp artwork.png
Artwork of Plasma Wisp from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, as a spirit)
Other game(s) Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (as a keychain)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Copy Ability Plasma
Similar entities Plugg, Telepathos
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Plasma Wisp is a relatively obscure spectral enemy from the Kirby series. When portrayed as a foe, its appearance is that of a floating green or blue flame with yellow hand-like appendages, and small, round, black eyes. When portrayed as a helper, it appears a greenish hue, except in Helper to Hero, as it appears blue. Plasma Wisp's main attack strategy is to hover at a distance from Kirby and fire electric blasts at him. It can be inhaled and swallowed for the Plasma Copy Ability.

Game appearances[edit]

Plasma Wisp's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby Super Star Enemy and playable character Plasma Wisp can be played as when recruited as a Helper.
Kirby Air Ride Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy and playable character As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, his role doesn't change.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Reference A collectible Keychain of Plasma Wisp appears.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Smash Run enemy Also appears as a Trophy.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Reference A shadowy version appears in the Master Fortress fight.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSSU Plasma Wisp Helper sprite.pngKSSU Plasma Wisp Helper to Hero sprite.png Plasma Wisp makes its debut appearance in Kirby Super Star and also appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra. Plasma Wisp hovers around an unfixed area, projecting blasts of energy towards Kirby. It uses stronger attacks if Kirby is farther away. In its helper form, it possesses all the abilities of Plasma Kirby. When Kirby swallows it, or scans it with the Copy ability, he receives the Plasma ability.

Notably, Plasma Whisp differs from other helpers in that it can hover in the air instead of using Infinity Jumps, similar to NESP and Vividria from Kirby Star Allies. It is the only helper capable of doing so in Kirby Super Star and its remake.


Plasma Wisp can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Plasma Wisp locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 Yes
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria Yes
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai Yes
Sub-Tree Yes Halfmoon No
Crystal No ??? No
Old Tower No Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds Yes
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

Artwork from Kirby Air Ride

Plasma Wisp makes its first 3-D appearance in this game. It does not do much aside from floating about in a fixed area on race courses or in Kirby Melee. If swallowed by Kirby, he is granted the Plasma ability.


In Kirby Air Ride, Plasma Wisp can be found in the following places:

Plasma Wisp locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows No Beanstalk Park No
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage Yes
Sky Sands No Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside No Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 Yes

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Plasma Wisp appears as a randomly-appearing keychain. Here, its sprite from Kirby Super Star is used.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Plasma Wisps appear as enemies in the 3DS-exclusive mode, Smash Run. They act much the same as they did in Kirby Super Star, and take a few hits to send flying.

In the Wii U version, a shadowy version of Plasma Wisp appears in several places during the Master Fortress fight.

3DS trophy description[edit]
Image American English Description British English Desription
"This glowing enemy from the Kirby series uses plasma to attack. In Smash Bros., it'll float up to a fighter and then fire off energy attacks. There are three different levels to its attack. Level-two attacks can stun you, while level-three attacks do more damage. Keep your eyes peeled for those attacks!" "This glowing enemy from the Kirby series uses plasma to attack. In this game, it'll float up to a fighter and then fire off energy attacks. There are three different levels to its attack. Level two attacks can stun you, and at level three they do a lot of damage, so keep your eyes peeled for those attacks!"

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Plasma Wisp is a novice Support Spirit that can appear on the Spirit Board at random times. He takes up two support slots and gives the host fighter the Hothead item at the beginning of a battle.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プラズマウィスプ
Purazuma Wisupu
Plasma Wisp
Traditional Chinese 电离子团
Diàn lízǐ tuán
Ion cluster
Simplified Chinese 电离子团
Diàn lízǐ tuán
French Plasma Wisp -
German Plasma Wisp -
Italian Plasma Wisp -
Korean 플라즈마 위습
Peullajeuma Wiseup
Plasma Wisp
Spanish Plasma Wisp -