|“||Pound stakes into the ground with the Stone and Hammer abilities!||”|
— In-game tip from Kirby Star Allies
A Stake (also called a Peg or Post) is a wooden post object that sticks out from the ground. It appears in many Kirby games, starting with Kirby's Adventure, and appears in all subsequent titles featuring the Hammer Copy Ability. Stakes are found in various areas and serve as a type of switch that can only be pressed down using certain attacks. When pressed, a stake triggers a chain reaction of destroying blocks or a similar effect in the same manner as a Bomb Block.
In addition to normal stakes, there is also a giant Super Stake that can only be pounded in using the Grand Hammer Super Ability. The Super Stake can either get pounded in incrementally, or all at once, depending on the power of the hammer swing.
In Kirby Star Allies, there is a special electric variety of stake which is typically attached to a wire. If hit, it will simply reset unless hit with a Zap Hammer or with Geokinesis. If submerged in water, this stake cannot be activated at all.
Nails appear in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and function identically to stakes, although in some cases multiple nails on the same object need to be hit for anything to happen. They can also appear on walls.
Abilities/Attacks that can pound stakes
- Artist ("Painter": King Dedede and full-belly Kirby only)
- Beetle ("Hardhead Slam")
- Daroach ("Summon Storo")
- Hammer (most moves)
- Meta Knight ("Down Thrust", in Meta Knightmare modes only)
- Morpho Knight Sword ("Giga Sword Strike" Lv2 and Gigant mode's "Sword Dive")
- Sand ("Sand Smasher" and "Golem Smasher")
- Smash Bros. ("Hammer Flip" and Stone moves)
- Stomper Boot
- Stone (when landing from above)
- Susie ("Driver Slam")
Kirby Super Star
- Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "You can push it down using a Copy Ability, such as Hammer."
Kirby Super Star Ultra
- Instruction manual bio (page 21): "You can use a certain ability to pound these down."
Pounding a stake in Kirby's Adventure
Kirby approaching a stake in Kirby Super Star
Kirby preparing to whack a stake in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Landing on a stake in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
A stake from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Approaching a stake in Kirby Star Allies
Hammer Kirby pounding down a stake in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Figure of a stake from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
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