|“||Time for some shooting-star sharpshooting! Pew, pew! Hold the button down to charge and aim, then let go to send a sparkling shot flying. Charge it up for bigger blasts!||”|
— Ranger's figure description in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Ranger is a Copy Ability that equips Kirby with a hunter's cap that has a star-shaped headlamp on it (which is only for aesthetic purposes) and a small blunderbuss that shoots stars. This ability allows Kirby to attack foes by firing at them in various ways, and also allows for very long-range attacks. This ability made its first (and so far only) appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Ranger also has two Evolved Copy Ability forms, those being Noble Ranger and Space Ranger. Ranger and its variants are the only abilities that are able to hit the Target Switch.
All attack names are conjectural unless otherwise stated.
|Ranger moveset in Kirby and the Forgotten Land|
|Shot||B||Kirby fires a Star Bullet from his blunderbuss.|
|Charged Shot||Hold B for a short time and release||Kirby fires a larger, more powerful Star Bullet from his blunderbuss that explodes upon hitting an enemy or a wall. Has 3 levels of charge.|
|Super Charged Shot||Hold B for a moderate time and release||Kirby fires a Blaster Bullet from his blunderbuss that explodes upon hitting an enemy or a wall.|
|Ultra Charged Shot||Hold B for a longer time and release||Kirby fires an even bigger Blaster Bullet from his blunderbuss that explodes upon hitting an enemy or a wall.|
|Rapid Fire Shot||Holding B in midair||Kirby fires a multitude of short-range Star Bullets in an upward arc starting below himself.|
|Counter Shot||B after dodging an attack||Kirby fires 3 Star Bullets at once from his blunderbuss towards the enemy. Can be used up to 3 times (9 bullets in total).|
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Figure description:|
Time for some shooting-star sharpshooting! Pew, pew! Hold the button down to charge and aim, then let go to send a sparkling shot flying. Charge it up for bigger blasts!
Kirby firing at a Bernard using Ranger, in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby zeroing in on a distant Jabhog using a laser sight from his blunderbuss, in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Figure of Ranger
Figure of Ranger standing atop a pile of Star Coins
Treasure Road artwork from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Ranger
Names in other languages