Plasma Wisp is a floating spectral enemy from the Kirby series. It is essentially a ball of flaming plasma with a pair of beady eyes and two floating, gloved hands. It is usually green in hue, except as an enemy in Kirby Super Star and its remake, where it is blue instead. 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.
|Plasma Wisp's video game appearances|
|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
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 Wisp 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|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
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|
|Fantasy Meadows||Beanstalk Park|
|Celestial Valley||Machine Passage|
|Sky Sands||Checker Knights|
|Frozen Hillside||Kirby Melee 1|
|Magma Flows||Kirby Melee 2|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
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
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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
|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
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.
- Plasma Wisp's figure may be based on the Will-o'-the-wisp.
- At the end of the It's Kirby Time book Thank You, Elline can be seen giving Plasma Wisp a Plasma Ability Hat. This could be a reference to Plasma Wisp being the only Helper from Kirby Super Star and its remake to not reprise his role in Kirby Star Allies.
Helper to Hero sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Artwork for Kirby's 20th Anniversary, where Plasma Wisp is powering one of the lights
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Plasma Wisp in the background
Plasma Wisp in the book Find Kirby!!
Plasma Wisp in the book It's Kirby Time: Thank You
Names in other languages
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