Snow Bowl

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Snow Bowl
KRtDL Snow Bowl.png
Artwork of Snow Bowl Kirby from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Type(s) Super Ability
Obtained from Super Chilly
Power(s) Powerful variation of the Ice ability: Rolls a huge snowball across the stage.
Similar 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


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Snow day! Transform into a giant snowball and bowl down foes! Roll them up and crash into a wall for an ice-cold strike!


  • 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.
  • Snow Bowl is the only Super Ability not used by Magolor Soul. He adds the 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.
  • Snow Bowl Hat appears as a Headgear for Ice Kirby in Kirby Battle Royale.


Names in other languages[edit]

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