Staff

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Staff.png
Artwork of Staff Kirby from Kirby Star Allies
Details
Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Unlimited use
Weapon (can obtain elemental powers)
Obtained from Jammerjab
Power(s) Attacks with an extendable pole.
Helper Jammerjab
Comparable to Spear
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Staff (known as Stick in Japan) is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby Star Allies.

Overview

The Staff ability gives Kirby a long stylized pole which can extend when performing certain attacks, giving Kirby a long reach. He can also use the staff like a gymnast's pole, performing attacks that send him into the air upon execution. Staff can also hit enemies and other objects through walls, as well as be used underwater.

Like other weapon abilities, Staff can be imbued with various elemental powers to increase power and get additional effects.

  • Blizzard Staff can create icicles during attack; Spinning Staff drops four ice blocks.
  • Bluster Staff can jump higher with Pole Vault; Spinning Staff keeps ascending instead of staying in the air.
  • Sizzle Staff can create flames during attack; Spinning Staff drops four fireballs.
  • Splash Staff can create splashes during attack; Spinning Staff summons a raincloud.
  • Zap Staff can create lightning bolts during attack; Spinning Staff leaves an electric ball.

In Kirby Star Allies, Jammerjab the common enemy provides the Staff ability and can be recruited as a Friend Helper.

Moveset

Staff moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Jab
B
Kirby jabs forward with his staff. 180
Back Jab
After pressing B, press ← + B
Kirby jabs back with his staff. 180
Up Jab
↑ + B
Kirby jabs up with his staff. 120 (down)
180 (up; does another 80 if close)
L-R Jab
↓ + B
Kirby jabs both sides with his staff. 180
Raging Staff
B repeatedly
Kirby swings his staff repeatedly.
  • Kirby is invincible during the final swing.
80×3
200 (final swing)
Pole Vault
↓ + B in midair
Kirby uses his staff as a pole vault.
  • Pole Vault has the highest DPS for Staff Kirby on the ground.
200 (up to 3 hits if close)
Unrelenting Staff
Press B repeatedly during Pole Vault
Kirby jabs rapidly with his staff diagonally down. 200→50→20 (3rd hit onward)
240 (final jab)
Long Jab
Dash + press and release B
Kirby extends his staff to jab forward.
  • Kirby is invincible during Long Jab.
240
Super Long Jab
Dash + hold B, release
Kirby extends his staff to jab forward further.
  • Kirby is invincible during Super Long Jab.
300
Spinning Staff
↓↑ + B
Kirby throws his spinning staff up. 160→40→16 (3rd hit onward)
Staff Counter
L/R right before getting hit
Kirby counter-attacks by spinning his staff.
  • Kirby is invincible during Staff Counter.
400
Wet Jab
B underwater
Underwater version of Jab. 180
Wet Up Jab
↑ + B underwater
Underwater version of Up Jab. 180
Wet Down Jab
↓ + B underwater
Kirby jabs down with his staff underwater. 180
Reference: A Star Bullet does 520 damage.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The design of the Staff ability is based on Sun Wukong, the Monkey King protagonist from the Chinese novel Journey to the West. Sun Wukong wields an extendable staff and wears a circlet design similar to that of Staff Kirby.
    • Kirby Star Allies is the first game in the Kirby series with Chinese localization, so it is possible that the Staff ability was designed for that.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スティック
Sutikku
Stick
Chinese 如意棒
rú yì bàng
Ruyi Bang, the Chinese name of Sun Wukong's staff