|“||That spear... Did you join the Waddle Dee army or something?! Spears are great for both thrusting and throwing? Get the point?!||”|
— Knuckle Joe's comment in Kirby Battle Royale
Spear is a Copy Ability which debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land that grants Kirby a sturdy spear to jab his enemies with. Using the spear, Kirby can easily strike enemies and objects at a safe distance, as well as through walls. Spear is exceptionally useful underwater, allowing Kirby to strike in all four directions, and reach areas where most other abilities could not. Kirby can also toss his spear like a javelin, causing it to move forward, then down in an arc (and unlike the Hammer ability, Kirby will not lose the spear when doing so). When Kirby acquires the Spear ability, he gains a hat which resembles a soldier's headband. Like other abilities featuring sharp utensils, Spear is capable of cutting ropes.
Starting with Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Bandana Waddle Dee also has a move-set largely based on the Spear ability. As such, it is often the case that Spear Kirby does not appear in a Kirby title because Bandana Waddle Dee is playable in it instead.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Spear debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and also appears in the remake, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, being obtainable from the enemies Pierce and Lanzer. Here, Kirby is able to spin his spear around rapidly, and take flight like a helicopter for a brief moment. Bandana Waddle Dee also uses a spear, and has a similar move-set.
|Spear Move-set for Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Skill||Button Execution||Description|
|Kirby jabs once forward with his spear.||Triple Throw||
Dash + Hold 1, release
|Kirby throws three spears at the same time in front of him, great for groups of foes.|
1, then Back, 1
|Kirby jabs behind him with his spear.||Multispear Attack||
|In similar fashion to Sword's Multisword Attack Kirby does a barrage of spear jabs with his spear finishing with one powerful thrust.|
↑ + 1
|Kirby jabs upward with his spear, great for enemies above him.||Spear Copter||
Hold 1 + release
|Twirling his spear like a rotor Kirby can freely fly around while harming enemies on contact for a short while.|
↓ + 1 in midair
|Kirby drops downward with his spear on enemies below.||Underwater Thrust||
|Like Spear Thrust, Kirby jabs in front of him with his spear.|
Dash + 1
|Kirby throws his spear like a javelin at enemies.||Surface Thrust||
↑ + 1 underwater
|Like Skyward Thrust Kirby jabs upward with his spear.|
Dash + 1 repeatedly in midair
|Kirby tosses spear after spear while slowly falling.||Underwater Downward Thrust||
↓ + 1 underwater
|Kirby jabs downward with his spear.|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Spear returns in this title, though it loses the Triple Throw move. Holding the B button while dashing now only allows Kirby to slowly move around whilst holding up his spear in preparation to throw it.
Kirby Battle Royale
Spear is one of the abilities that can be chosen from in this competitive multiplayer title. It is similar to Sword, though it focuses more on pinpoint accuracy and range, as opposed to Sword's wider area of attack. In addition, the spear can also be tossed for a quick and effective attack at range.
|Spear Moveset in Kirby Battle Royale|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
B during jump
Kirby Star Allies & Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Spear does not appear in these games as a Copy Ability, but Bandana Waddle Dee wields one as his weapon, thus being an effective version of the Spear ability in these games. In Kirby Star Allies, like other weapon-based abilities, Bandana Waddle Dee's spear can be imbued with Power Effects, which bear names like "Bluster Spear", "Sizzle Spear", etc. In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, it has no direct equivalent to the Copy Ability evolution system for Kirby, instead Bandana Waddle Dee will simply deal more damage depending on how much Kirby's current Copy Ability is evolved.
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Raise your spear and lead the charge! Bust out Spear Barrages and Moon Drops! Use it underwater! Spin it around and take flight!|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||The spear is a true warrior's weapon. Multispear Attack! Spear Throw! Moon Drop! The spear ability puts all these moves and more at your disposal. You can even use the spear underwater!|
|Kirby Battle Royale||Thrust it! Throw it! Twist it! This ability is imbued with the spirits of the old masters.|
Ability Star from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Spear
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