Spark

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Spark
KTD Spark artwork.png
Artwork of Spark Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
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First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
New Challenge Stages
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Bobin, Bukiset, Master Green, Spark-i, Sparky, Elec, Dubior, Haltworker, Telepathos (projectiles), Paint Roller's cloud, Spark Doomer's orbs
Power(s) Performing electric-type attacks.
Comparable to Plasma, Freeze
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This article is about the electric Copy Ability present in most Kirby games, and should not be confused with Plasma.

Spark is a recurring Copy Ability in the Kirby series that debuted in Kirby's Adventure and has since been established as one of Kirby's most iconic and common abilities, alongside powers like Fire and Ice, particularly due to being among the few abilities to appear in Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It has similar properties to Plasma, another electricity-based power.

Spark is normally of the defensive type, like Freeze or Needle, which means Kirby will station himself in one position while executing the power as it surrounds his body and destroys enemies that make contact with the barrier. Usually, Kirby cannot move while performing Spark. In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Spark was redesigned. Instead of simply covering a small area around him, a smaller area is covered, and line of electricity appears, hurting any enemy above Kirby. If Kirby keeps using Spark while in mid-air, he will hover. However, Spark returned to normal in Squeak Squad. The ability also reappears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where, in addition to generating the familiar barrier of electricity, it enables Kirby to fire lightning upwards or downwards. Additionally, it has been combined with the attributes of Plasma, letting the player "charge" the ability by rotating the directional pad or shaking the Wiimote and discharge it in form of a projectile.

The Spark ability also appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot, where its electrical properties come in handy when powering wires and circuits. In this game, there are many attacks and defenses in which Kirby can use when he takes this form. It is also compatible with the Robobot Armor, giving the mechanical suit an extremely powerful plasma cannon.

In Kirby Super Star, its remake, Kirby Air Ride, and Kirby Star Allies, the Spark Copy Ability is replaced with the Plasma ability.

Game appearances[edit]

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Kirby's Adventure[edit]

The Spark ability first appeared in Kirby's Adventure, Kirby can shoot sparks of electricity out of his round body.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

Spark returns in Kirby's Dream Course. It is used to defeat Whispy Woods and Kracko, and it is the only way to defeat them. The ability is obtained from Sparky.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Spark was redesigned. A smaller area is covered, and line of electricity appears, hurting any enemy above Kirby.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

The ability reappears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where, in addition to generating the familiar barrier of electricity, it enables Kirby to fire lightning upwards or downwards. It has been combined with the attributes of Plasma, letting the player "charge" the ability by rotating the directional pad or shaking the Wiimote and discharge it in form of a projectile.

Moveset[edit]

Spark Moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Skill Button Execution Description Skill Button Execution Description
Spark Attack
1
Kirby emanates a field of electricity that while it protects him from incoming attacks renders him immobile Spark Wave
long Charge Power + 1
Kirby fires his full shield ahead of him for high damage
Charge Power
Shake Wiimote or mash D-Pad
Kirby charges energy forming an electrical barrier that grows up to three stages the longer he charges Spark Barrier
created by Charge Power
The field unlike Spark Attack can be utilized while moving but diminishes over time
Spark Arrow
short Charge Power + 1
Kirby fires a small bolt of electricity that deals minor damage to one enemy Thunderbolt
↑ + 1
Kirby fires an upwards attack that can pierce walls
Spark Laser
medium Charge Power + 1
Kirby fires a long beam of energy that can hit multiple enemies Lightning Strike
↓ + 1 in mid-air
Like Thunderbolt but downwards

Spark Attack cannot be performed while there is any amount of Charge Power.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Spark
Anime Spark Kirby.png
Screenshot of Spark Kirby from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
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First episode Kirby of the Stars Pilot
Last episode Tooned Out
Other episode(s) Dedede's Raw Deal, Cooking Up Trouble
Obtained from Inhaling sparks of electricity, usually coming from robot monsters
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The Spark Copy Ability makes four distinct appearances in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Though it first appears in the Kirby of the Stars Pilot, its first appearance in the proper series is in Dedede's Raw Deal. Using this ability, Kirby changes color to green and is able to generate powerful fields of static electricity, and can also fire balls of lightning at his opponents.

Spark Kirby's hat resembles the one he was given in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, though it changes the design of the tiara and changes the energy coming out of the hat to make it more triangular, and the design of this variant of the hat carries forward to the later games in the Kirby series. The anime version of Spark also references the similar Plasma ability during Kirby's transformation sequence, as he starts with a head of teal fire resembling the Plasma hat before gaining the proper Spark hat.

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Image Game Flavor text
Kirby's Adventure Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Kirby can create fireworks-like sparks from his body! This is a great defense!
Kirby NiDL box art.jpg
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Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land & Kirby & The Amazing Mirror BZZT! BRRRRZZZT! BRRRZZPPP! ZZZT!
Kirby Canvas Curse box art.png Kirby: Canvas Curse Shoot sparks! Hold to hover!
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad CHARGE!
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Electricity in your hands! Shake the Wii Remote to create a Spark Barrier! Zap foes from above with a Lightning Strike!
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe Mash on the +Control Pad, charge up your power, and create an energy barrier! With the Spark ability, you can even fire plasma shots through the terrain!
Kirby Planet Robobot box art.png Kirby: Planet Robobot Mash on the +Control Pad, charge up your power, and create an energy barrier! With the Spark ability, you can even fire plasma shots!

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スパーク
Supāku
Spark
Dutch Elektro Electro
French Étincelle Spark
German Elektro Electro
Italian Elettro Electro
Russian Искра
Iskra
Spark
Spanish Chispazo Spark