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Still Life

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Still Life
KSA Still Life.jpg
Still Life in activation.
Debut game Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Unlimited use
(with cooldown)
Requirements Artist
Power(s) Paints a refrigerator which dispenses food items.
Comparable to Ice-Spark
Cook Potluck
Supper Party
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Still Life is a Friend Ability present in Kirby Star Allies. To perform it, Artist Kirby or Vividria need simply to hold their brush up for long enough to initiate the move. Done successfully, they will proceed to get out a canvas and paint a pink Kirby-themed refrigerator on it. Once finished, the fridge opens up and spits out a number of different food items which can be used to recover health.

This move can be used without limit, but it has a 30-second cooldown, preventing it from being used in rapid succession. This timer also does not advance while in the lobby of The Ultimate Choice. In addition, the food produced from it recovers less health than real food.

Al Fresco[edit]

Activating Al Fresco in Kirby Star Allies.

The Dream Friend Adeleine & Ribbon can use their version of this Friend Ability called Al Fresco. Instead of the refrigerator, Adeleine draws the Bonus Game from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Unlike Still Life, the food produced by this ability is always the same; these are the onigiri, square-cut sandwich, sparerib, and strawberry shortcake slice. These food items are the same as the ones seen in the Bonus Game in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and each represent the favored foods of Kirby and his friends from that game. In addition to food, Al Fresco also creates Point Stars, even in The Ultimate Choice.

The name "Al Fresco" is derived from outdoor dining (sometimes referred to as "al fresco") and painting on a canvas with freshly laid lime plaster, a technique also called "al fresco."


  • Still Life is directly inspired by the Ice-Spark Power Combo from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
  • Still Life is one of the four Friend Abilities which does not actually require Friends to be present to perform, the others being Chumbrella, Al Fresco, and Friend Bounce.
  • There is a glitch associated with the Al Fresco version of this move which causes the canvas to get stuck on Adeleine indefinitely instead of disappearing. This glitch is purely visual, and has no effect on gameplay. More details can be found on this page.

Names in other languages[edit]

Still Life[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フードデルペインター
Fūdo Deru Peintā
Food Appearing Painter
  • デル could be derived from 出る ("to come forth, to appear").
Traditional Chinese 食物具體化
shí wù jù tǐ huà
Food Materialization
Simplified Chinese 食物具体化
shí wù jù tǐ huà
Dutch Stilleven Still life
French Nature morte Still life
German Stillleben Still life
Italian Natura morta Still life
Spanish Lienzo sacacomida Take out food from canvas

Al Fresco[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピクニッカペインター
Pikunikka Peintā
Picnic Painter
Traditional Chinese 野餐畫家
yě cān huà jiā
Picnic Painter
Simplified Chinese 野餐画家
yě cān huà jiā
Dutch Picknickprent Picnic painter
French Pique-nique pictural Picnic painter
German Picknickmalerei Picnic painting
Italian Pittrice di picnic Picnic painter
Spanish Lienzo sacameriendas Take out snacks from canvas