Star Rod

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Artwork from Nightmare in Dream Land.
Use Fight against Nightmare.
Game(s) Kirby's Adventure, Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Comparable to Triple Star, Love-Love Stick
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The Star Rod is an important item and an ability in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Nightmare in Dream Land. It also had a cameo in Kirby Super Star, and is even an item in the Super Smash Bros. series. The Star Rod appears to be a white rod encircled by red stripes with a glowing star on the tip. It fires smaller stars to attack.

Kirby's Adventure / Nightmare in Dream Land

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In-game icon.

Kirby's Adventure and its remake are the most important appearances of the star rod. In these games, it powers the Fountain of Dreams granting the power of dreams to Dream Land, but was stolen by King Dedede and broken into seven different pieces in the game's story. After going through seven levels and defeating six bosses, Kirby faces King Dedede. However, once the king is defeated and the Star Rod is restored to the Fountain, Kirby finds out that Dedede was trying to hide the Star Rod from the Nightmare. King Dedede then swallows up Kirby and sends him to face off against the Nightmare, using the Star Rod ability, which allows him to fire stars at Nightmare.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra

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At the end of each level in Milky Way Wishes, the Star Rod can be seen in the background.

Super Smash Bros. series

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 will no longer fire stars. Also, when the item is used by Captain Falcon, the Star Rod will fire 5 stars at once, and if used by Sheik, it will fire 2.

Melee trophy information

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.

3DS / Wii U trophy information

"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."