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Point of Arrival
Point of Arrival (also referred to as Arrival Point) is the first stage of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, taking place right after a new game is selected, and before the first level: Natural Plains. As such, Point of Arrival does not belong to any particular level. In this stage, Kirby washes ashore in the New World and makes his way through the first parts of the abandoned city, making use of the Car Mouth transformation for the first time. From there, he spies Waddle Dees being kidnapped by the Beast Pack and makes his way to the ruins of Waddle Dee Town, where he rescues Elfilin from some Awoofies. After freeing him, Elfilin tells Kirby about the situation with the kidnapped Waddle Dees, and Kirby agrees to help. They hop on a Warp Star and head to the Natural Plains.
There are no Capsules to collect and no missions to complete in this stage.
After the intro cutscene for the game, wherein Kirby is sucked through a dimensional rift from his home in Dream Land, the pink puffball is deposited on the shore of a beach by himself. After collecting himself, he takes notice of the strange new world he has found himself in. From there, control is given to the player.
Point of Arrival takes place in three distinct areas. The first has Kirby walking through a dense coastal forest where prompts are given to the player for how to control Kirby and interact with the environment. After defeating the first Awoofy in the woods, Kirby emerges to find a vast overgrown cityscape as the proper stage music begins. From here, he is directed to a path where he can inhale a Blade Knight to get the Sword ability, and use that to clear the path of other foes, foliage, and obstacles. He comes upon a building where he needs to hover and use a ladder to climb up, and can nab an Energy Drink along the way. On top of the building, Kirby can obtain the Bomb ability from a Poppy Bros. Jr. and then bomb the foes on the elevated walkways. Crossing a long bridge down to a platform further back leads Kirby to a building which originally belonged to "Holine Auto Custom".
Upon entering the building, a cutscene plays where Kirby looks around the shop only to be ambushed by three Awoofies from behind an old car. Kirby inhales these foes, but in the process, also inhales the car. Kirby tries to swallow the car with difficulty, but instead he gets his mouth wrapped around the top of it, thus achieving his first Mouthful Mode.
The second area has Kirby moving forward using the Car Mouth transformation. After driving through the shop, he can crash through a wall to get out in a flashy cutscene. From there, he drives along a winding road and flattens any enemies that get in the way. Along this path, he can topple a wooden barricade to form a bridge and get a pile of Star Coins. The path continues along a long bridge, which needs to be toppled over to progress to the next area. With this done, a cutscene of Kirby driving along the roads of the new world plays with musical accompaniment as the title for the game is shown. From here, the scene continues as Car Mouth Kirby sees Waddle Dees in cages being carried by dark-feathered crow-like creatures. After seeing a bunch of Waddle Dees being hauled off in the distance, Kirby makes his way to a small cliff, forcing him to abandon his car.
The third and final area has Kirby walking along a grassy path until he comes across the smoking ruins of a village. Here, he sees more Waddle Dees getting kidnapped, and then spots a blue flying rodent-like creature getting cornered by some Awoofies and captured as well. Kirby steps in to rescue this creature, engaging in an enemy ambush against several Awoofies. After the last one is defeated, Kirby frees the creature, and the two have a victory dance.
Kirby convenes with the creature he saved, who reveals himself as Elfilin. Elfilin explains to Kirby that all the Waddle Dees have been kidnapped, and Kirby agrees to help get them back. Bandana Waddle Dee arrives shortly afterward and notifies Kirby that he can join if needed. Both Kirby and Elfilin then hop on a Warp Star and fly into the sky, completing the stage.
Differences between difficulties
In Wild Mode, two more Cappies, another Kabu, and another Bronto Burt are added to the first area prior to getting Car Mouth. The Car Mouth section has two additional Cappies and an additional Kabu. The rest is the same as in Spring-Breeze Mode.
Enemies and Abilities
|Regular Enemies||Bosses & Mid-Bosses|
- In the initial thick forest area prior to finding the city, the chirping birds can be heard singing the first measure of the stage theme.
- A blue Star Coin can be found in this stage by taking the Sword ability back to the forest area just before the cityscape and cutting the foliage to the right of the path forward near the tree on the right.
- Notably, the demo version of this stage does not include the "Welcome to the New World!" cutscene. Instead, the bridge that normally needs to be knocked down is already down, and passing through leads directly to "The Waddle Dees Are Here Too?!" cutscene.
- After completing Point of Arrival for the first time, the stage can be revisited via a Warp Star from Waddle Dee Town. Re-playing the stage, there are no cutscenes that play, and the stage automatically ends after the Car Mouth section, returning Kirby to Waddle Dee Town. As such, the first ambush scene where Kirby frees Elfilin can only be played once per save file.
- As co-op is not unlocked until after completing this stage in the full game, it is only possible for Bandana Waddle Dee to reach the ambush scene in the demo version of the game.
- The sign above the area where Kirby first obtains the Car Mouth from reads "brand new!".
Kirby nabbing an Energy Drink from a window awning
Nintendo Switch Online profile icon background, depicting Point of Arrival
100% walkthrough of Point of Arrival.
100% walkthrough of Point of Arrival (demo version).
Names in other languages
Hajime no Chi
Chūshǐ Zhī Dì
|French||Point d'arrivé||Point of Arrival|
|German||Ort der Ankunft||Place of Arrival|
|Italian||Punto di arrivo||Point of arrival|
|Spanish||Punto de Llegada||Point of Arrival|