A Stake (also called a Peg or Post) is an object found in many games in the Kirby series, beginning with Kirby's Adventure, and appearing in all subsequent titles that feature the Hammer Copy Ability. Stakes can be found on the ground in various places, and serve as a special kind of switch that can only be pressed down using certain attacks. When pressed, they trigger a chain reaction of destroying blocks or some other effect in the same manner as a Bomb Block.
Variants of stakes
In addition to normal stakes, there is also a giant Super Stake that can only be pounded in using the Grand Hammer ability. The super stake can either get pounded in incrementally, or all at once, depending on the power of the hammer swing.
In Kirby Star Allies, there is a special electric variety of stake. If hit, it will simply reset unless hit with a Zap Hammer or with Geokinesis. If submerged in water, this stake cannot be activated at all.
Abilities/Attacks that can pound stakes
- Beetle (Hardhead Slam)
- Daroach ('Summon Storo')
- Hammer (most moves)
- Meta Knight's Down Thrust attack (in Meta Knightmare modes only)
- Mine Cart
- Smash (hammer & stone)
- Stone (when landing from above)
Kirby Super Star
- Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "You can push it down using a Copy Ability, such as Hammer."