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Keychain Starship.png
Sprite of the Starship from a cutscene in Kirby Super Star, also used for its Keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Use Fight against Galactic Nova and Kabula
Game(s) Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra
Comparable to Star Shooter, Friend Star, Star Allies Sparkler, Landia, Ribbon's Crystal, Star Rod (design)
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This article is about the Last Battle Ability from Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra. For Kirby's spaceship in the anime series, see Kirby's Starship.

Kirby's Starship is used in the Nova stage in the Milky Way Wishes stage of Kirby Super Star and its remake. Originally known as the Shooting ability, the Starship forms by combining the seven stars from each planet Kirby has visited, allowing Kirby to chase down Galactic Nova as he tries to grant Marx's wish to control Pop Star. In this manner, the Starship is considered a Last Battle Ability akin to the Star Rod. It resembles a winged chariot with a star on its front and sides.

While riding the Starship, Kirby is capable of rapidly firing stars at his opponent and flying at impressive speeds. However, the Starship is not capable of flying through enemies but rather is much better at evading them and bombarding them with star-like projectiles. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, the Starship is also used to fight Kabula, King Dedede's airship guardian; this time, the Starship is summoned by the three Sparkling Stars Kirby collected in previous stages.

In co-op mode, a unique Starship-based character appears as player 2's character. It somewhat resembles a bird with glossy blue eyes and a "beak", as well as exhaust pipes emerging from its back, but still retains the star-shaped design of Kirby's Starship. It controls identically to Kirby and is considered a Helper, but cannot be summoned outside of co-op mode.

In Kirby's Epic Yarn, the Starship is referenced by the similar Metamortex transformation called the Star Shooter.

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, one of the unique Keychains resembles the in-game sprite of Starship Kirby from Kirby Super Star. This keychain can be found in Lollipop Land - Stage 1.

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Box NA.jpg Kirby Super Star Ride the Starship, made from star power, into the heart of NOVA in order to stop MARX's evil plan to takeover Dream Land!
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Milky Way Wishes: The lights of the starry path cross and a Starship appears! Now stop Marx's mad plan!

Revenge of the King: The Starship comes just in time! Your foe is Kabula, sky lord! It's the king's flying fortress!


  • The Starship's special page in the Japanese version of Milky Way Wishes has an extra line at the end: "Let's take care of Marx's mad plan first, then eat a meal and take a nap."[1] This line has been referenced in several special pages in later games in the series, most notably with Star Dream Soul OS's final phase (only in the Japanese and Korean versions), Void Termina's fourth phase, and Void.






Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターシップ
French Astronave Spacecraft
German Sternenflitzer Starspeedster
Italian Astronave Spacecraft
Korean 스타쉽
Spanish Astronave Spacecraft


  1. "ほしのちからで、スターシップができた!!
    マルクのやぼうを さっさとくいとめ、
    ゴハンたべて ねよう。
    " –Starship (Kirby Super Star, Japanese version)