Super Ability

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A Super Ability is a special form of Copy Ability that was introduced in, and currently exclusively available for, Kirby's Return to Dream Land.


Super Abilities are exaggerated and powerful forms of normal Copy Abilities. Super Abilities are rather rare, and can be obtained by swallowing "super" enemies, swallowing a "super" object (currently only a "super" hammer exists) or defeating a mid-boss that holds the Super Ability (currently the only mid-boss that holds a Super Ability is Super Bonkers).

Super Abilities are present primarily at the end of a stage, and allow Kirby to destroy large obstacles, activate large switches, and defeat large quantities of enemies present onscreen. Destroying obstacles and activating switches often open up the path that Kirby must follow. All Super Abilities are timed, meaning that Kirby will automatically lose the Super Ability when the time runs out. In instances where a Super Ability is present, there will always be a final obstacle that needs to be reached and destroyed or activated. Upon doing so, a rift to an alternate dimension is opened, where Kirby may obtain two additional Energy Spheres by defeating Sphere Doomers in the alternate dimension after surviving a scrolling obstacle course.

All Super Ability enemies, excluding Super Bonkers, can be regenerated after defeat when said enemy's initial position goes offscreen. Doing so can grant Kirby a second Super Ability for further use.


Super Abilities in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Ability Obtained from Description
Flare Beam Super Waddle Doo This is a super version of the Beam ability.
It allows Kirby to freely control an electric ball that can destroy star-marked enemies and obstacles as well as electrify light switches.
Grand Hammer Super Bonkers This is a super version of the Hammer ability.
It gives Kirby three stages of charge to hammer down large stakes and produce shockwaves. This is currently the only super ability to be obtained from a Mid-Boss.
Monster Flame Super Hot Head This is a super version of the Fire ability.
It gives Kirby the ability to summon a fiery dragon that flies horizontally and and destroys star-marked enemies and obstacles on its way.
Snow Bowl Super Chilly This is a super version of the Ice ability.
It gives Kirby the ability to become a large snowball that can roll and jump, destroying star-marked enemies and obstacles on his way.
Ultra Sword Super Blade Knight This is a super version of the Sword ability.
It gives Kirby a large sword (with several variations) that can destroy star-marked enemies and obstacles.

Enemies/obstacles that require Super Abilities[edit]

These enemies/obstacles are marked with stars on their body. Inside the brackets are the Super Abilities required.

* names are conjectural translations.

Bosses that require Super Abilities[edit]

In Main and Extra Mode, Grand Doomer and Magolor will be equipped with pieces of shield when their health is almost fully depleted, which require the Super Abilities obtained from the spawned enemies to destroy. Ultra Sword is always the last Super Ability to deal the final blow to them.

Later, Magolor Soul is able to use his own version of Super Abilities. Snow Bowl is absent in his arsenal but his Grand Hammer (Extra and The True Arena only) is given the Ice element. Kirby doesn't require Super Abilities to defeat Magolor Soul, however.


The following images are official artwork of Kirby when he obtains a Super Ability.