Snow Bowl

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Artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Type(s) Super Ability
Obtained from Super Chilly
Power(s) Powerful variation of the Ice ability: Rolls a huge snowball across the stage.
Comparable to Ice-Ice
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Snow Bowl is a Super Ability available in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, obtained by defeating a Super Chilly. By gaining the ability, Kirby gains a hat resembling a soft ice cream cone with a large crystal pattern and a star on the front.


Upon use, Kirby transforms into a large snowball, which can roll around and jump.

By giving the Wiimote a shake, the snowball gains a burst of speed and careens across the stage, instantly defeating any enemy in the way and destroying star-marked terrain and objects.

Once the snowball hits a wall or runs out of steam, or the player presses 1, it bursts, sending the previously-defeated enemies scattering and freezing any others that happen to be nearby.

Snow Bowl's Moveset
Skill Button Execution
Snow Bowl 1
Snow Attack Shake Wii Remote during Snow Bowl
Jump 2 during Snow Bowl
or 2 during Snow Attack
Snow Crash Snow Bowl + 1
or Snow Attack + hit wall


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  • Snow Bowl and Monster Flame are the only Super Abilities that don't have the normal counterpart's name in them.
  • Snow Bowl and Ultra Sword are the only Super Abilities whose names don't have any change in the English localization.
  • If any Super Ability like Snow Bowl is hacked into a boss battle in Kirby's Return to Dream Land (except for Grand Doomer and Magolor in Story/Extra Mode with their shields), it can defeat even a boss in one hit, suggesting Super Abilities simply have a hitbox of OHKO.[1]
  • Snow Bowl is the only Super Ability not used by Magolor Soul. He adds an ice element to his Grand Hammer attack, however.
  • An almost identical ability exists in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, known colloquially as Ice-Ice. That ability is a Power Combo of two Ice abilities that similarly turned Kirby into a snowball and rolled him across the stage, catching enemies, then blowing up with them.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スノーボウル
Snow Bowl
German Schneeball Snowball