Star Rod

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Star Rod
SSBU Star Rod.png
Item model of Star Rod from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Use Fight against Nightmare.
Game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby Super Star
Nightmare in Dream Land
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Comparable to Triple Star, Love-Love Stick, Ribbon's Crystal
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The Star Rod is the power source to the Fountain of Dreams. Its first and main appearance is in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It is the first Last Battle Ability of the Kirby series. It is a white rod encircled by red stripes with a glowing star on the tip. The Star Rod fires smaller stars to attack. According to the manual for Kirby's Adventure, the star on the tip of the Star Rod is said to be a star fragment that landed in Dream Land in the distant past.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Nightmare appearing on the Fountain of Dreams after Kirby returns the Star Rod

In the backstory for Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the Star Rod was stolen by King Dedede, who broke it into seven pieces. He kept one piece for himself and gave the remaining pieces to each one of the six bosses. Kirby goes on an adventure to recover the pieces and repair the broken Star Rod.

After going through seven levels and defeating six bosses, Kirby faces King Dedede at the Fountain of Dreams. Once Kirby defeats Dedede, he puts the Star Rod back onto the Fountain. He realizes that King Dedede had good intent and that he was trying to hide the Star Rod from the Nightmare.

When they are discovered by the Nightmare, King Dedede inhales both Kirby and the Star Rod and sends him off to fight Nightmare. During the battle, Kirby must use the Star Rod as a weapon against Nightmare. The Star Rod can shoot out smaller stars to attack Nightmare, who eventually gets defeated.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

The Star Rod on the Fountain of Dreams in Milky Way Wishes of Kirby Super Star

At the end of each level in Milky Way Wishes, as well as in the opening cut-scene, the Star Rod can be seen in the background on the Fountain of Dreams.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, the Star Rod makes a cameo appearance in the Fountain of Dreams stage, appearing in the background. Additionally, when King Dedede energizes himself with the Fountain of Dreams, he gains a new hammer called "Star Rod Hammer Dedede Custom" which he uses to battle Kirby. This hammer resembles a cross between the Star Rod and Dedede's standard hammer, having a blocky, golden, star-emblazoned mallet with a swirling white-and-pink handle.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Star Rod appears as an item players can use in battle. Here, it can be used either to hit the opponent directly, or to shoot stars at the opponent. In contrast to the item's infinite power in the Kirby games, the Star Rod only has enough power in it to fire 16 stars. After all 16 stars are used, the item can still be used to strike opponents, but can no longer fire stars. Also, when the item is used by Captain Falcon, the Star Rod releases five stars at once, and if used by Sheik, it fires two.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Star Rod appears as a 3-star Support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It will give the user the First-Strike Advantage ability and costs 2 support slots. In World of Light and Spirit Board, the Star Rod spirit possesses 4 Kirbies who start with the Star Rod item equipped.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Star Rod
Anime Star Rod Kirby.png
Screenshot of Star Rod Kirby from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
First episode Fright to the Finish
Power(s) Defeating eNeMeE
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The Star Rod makes an appearance as the final Copy Ability that Kirby uses in the main anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, appearing in the episode Fright to the Finish. Kirby obtains this ability by inhaling his Warp Star when it is tossed to him by Tiff while in a dream that eNeMeE is haunting. Using this ability, Kirby is able to conjure a wave of star-shaped projectiles that envelop eNeMeE and destroy him; the ability described by eNeMeE himself as his only weakness.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
Kirby's Adventure Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Make the final effort! Shoot the star to defeat the final enemy!
Kirby NiDL box art.jpg Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land This suddenly appeared at the Fountain of Dreams. Use it in your final battle against the Nightmares!

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Star Rod StarRodMelee.png Kirby's Adventure (5/93) This magic wand holds 16 star shots and sends foes flying at a low angle when thrown. It's most powerful when Captain Falcon or Sheik performs a Smash Attack while holding it. In Kirby's Adventure, the Star Rod is the secret power behind the Fountain of Dreams. King Dedede steals the Star Rod in order to seal away the nasty Cloaked Nightmare.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Star Rod StarRodBrawl.png NES Kirby's Adventure
SNES Kirby Super Star
A magic wand. Perform a standard attack with it, and it's a battering weapon. Perform a strong or smash attack, and it fires a barrage of star shots. Throw it at a foe, and that opponent will get sent flying sideways. In the Kirby series, the Star Rod is the power source of the Fountain of Dreams. King Dedede once stole it to imprison the Cloaked Nightmare.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Star Rod StarRodWiiU.png NES Kirby's Adventure (05/1993)
GBA Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (12/2002)
Swung normally, this item will deal a regular physical attack. But if you charge up the blow, it becomes a magic wand that launches stars! The Star Rod is the source of power for the Fountain of Dreams in Kirby's Adventure. Using the rod, Kirby was able to defeat Nightmare.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターロッド
Star Rod
Chinese Star Rod
Dutch Sterrenstafje Star rod
French Bâton étoile Star rod
German Sternenzepter Star rod
Italian Scettro Stella Star Rod
Korean 스타로드
Star Rod
Russian Звездный жезл
Zvezdnyy zhezl
Star rod
Spanish Varita estelar Star rod