- This article is about the final boss of Kirby Fighters, and should not be confused with Mirror-world Kirby, who is also referred to as Shadow Kirby.
Shadow Kirby is the final opponent in the single player mode of Kirby Fighters in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. He is a Kirby who, when faced, uses the same copy ability chosen by Kirby, and is battled in Another Dimension, with the theme playing.
Unlike the other opponents fought, Shadow Kirby has a single boss healthbar. He dramatically rises into the air and explodes when defeated.
In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Shadow Kirby is no longer a boss. Instead, once Single Player is cleared on Very Hard difficulty, he is made avaliable to play as via color change. This is purely aesthetic, however, and has no effect on gameplay.
- According to a Miiverse post, Shadow Kirby came about due to the designers wanting to emphasize that 'your worst enemy is yourself', this giving Shadow Kirby the same Copy Ability as the player's Kirby.
- The relationship between Shadow Kirby and Mirror-world Kirby remains unclear.
- In Kirby Fighters, if there is an item (such as a pineapple) under Shadow Kirby when he is defeated, the item will rise with him as well as explode with him.