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Copy Ability InfoBox
Artwork from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Debut Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Last Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Venog, Miasmoros, Ganondorf's amiibo, Inkling amiibo
Power(s) Performing lingering attacks with noxious fluids
Comparable to Water
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Poison is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It is obtained by swallowing Venog, or the Mid-Boss Miasmoros. When acquiring this ability, Kirby obtains a skull-adorned headband, with poisonous fluid spewing out the top, similar to other fluid-based hats.

The attacks Kirby gains with this ability are also similar to the Water ability. However, enemies hit with this attack are continually damaged for a period of time. Among the attacks are simple spewing moves, a geyser-type move, a surfing move that leaves puddles of poison on the ground and allows Kirby to glide over water, a Cutter-like series of punches involving poison, and exhaling clouds of toxic gas. The gas clouds in particular linger for a good while, and can be pushed by wind currents in some stages.


Poison move-set in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Skill Button Execution Description Skill Button Execution Description
Sticky Toxin
Press and release B
Kirby throws a small blob of poison that becomes a lingering puddle that deals damage over time. Toxic Tower
↑ + B
Similar to Water's Geyser attack - Kirby fires a blast of poison straight up, which can be held indefinitely.
Poison Pummel - Toxic Swamp
B repeatedly near an enemy
In a similar style to Cutter's Final Cutter, Kirby throws a barrage of toxin infused punches and finishes with a high AOE splash of poison. Tilted Toxic Tower
←/→ during Toxic Tower
While using Toxic Tower, Kirby can tilt to the left or right, causing the toxic gush to splash on either side of him in an arc.
Toxic Slide
Dash + B
Like Water's Wave Surf attack, Kirby rides a wave of poison to plow through enemies while leaving a trail of poison puddles. Sticky Strike
↓ + B in mid-air
Like Leaf, Archer and Wing's versions of this attack, Kirby throws 2 poison blobs in a fan-like motion downward.
Toxic Smog
Hold B
Kirby spits out a cloud of lingering poisonous smog that can be moved by air currents. Toxic Ball
Dash + quickly tap B in mid-air
Much like Bomb's grounded version of this attack Kirby chucks a ball of poison that rolls across the ground and becomes a puddle when it stops.


  • One of the Poison Ability's attacks - 'Poison Pummel - Toxic Swamp' - is similar in look and function to the Nonstop Cutter attack ending with Final Cutter.
  • In Kirby Super Star, there was a scrapped Flower ability that planted flowers on enemys' heads, which apparently would have poisoned them. (Similar to Lip's Stick item in the Super Smash Bros. Series) This poison function would be used later for the Poison ability.
  • Interestingly, one of the early concept art pieces for Poison Kirby (in gallery below) greatly resembles the final design of Beam Mage Kirby in Team Kirby Clash.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Gif Poison
French Poison Poison
German Gift Poison
Italian Veleno Poison
Russian Яд
Spanish Veneno Poison