- This article is about the ability. For the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! character, see Sword Knight.
Sword is a Copy Ability which grants Kirby a blade to wield against his foes. First appearing in Kirby's Adventure, this is one of Kirby's oldest and most essential abilities, and has since become one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable Copy Abilities in the series - often being among the first (if not the very first) seen. When utilizing it, Kirby adopts a green hat with a yellow brim and a pompom at its tip, which grants him a look similar to that of Link from the The Legend of Zelda series. The most common way to obtain the Sword ability is by inhaling Sword Knight, Blade Knight, or, in some games, Heavy Knight. Sword is also notable for being one of the abilities that can be used underwater, making it very versatile. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there is a super version of this ability called Ultra Sword.
A recurring character, the sword-wielding Meta Knight, is prone to challenge Kirby to duels throughout the series. Prior to these battles, Meta Knight commonly throws Kirby a sword, which he can use to get the Sword ability as well. In most cases, Meta Knight refuses to battle Kirby if he is not equipped with this ability.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
The Sword ability was first introduced in Kirby's Adventure, where Kirby could copy the abilities of his foes for the first time. When sporting this ability, Kirby's sprite doesn't change, but he can be seen holding a sword. The sword can be swung by pressing the B Button, allowing Kirby to use two different attacks. If Kirby uses the sword while standing on the ground, he swings the blade in front of him, while he performs a cutting somersault when in mid-air or underwater. The Sword ability is also essential for the boss battle against Meta Knight in Orange Ocean.
Sword reappears in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, where it retains the same functions as in the original game. Due to the graphic update, Kirby also adopts his green cap when getting this ability.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Sword reappears as one of Kirby's regular copy abilities in Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra. Since this game introduced the concept of Kirby wearing different hats after copying an opponent, this game is the first to show him with the signature green cap. Aside from the updated sprite, Kirby also has access to a whole pool of new sword techniques, which can be used to defeat foes more efficiently. When carrying a Sword, Kirby can also summon a Blade Knight and use him as a Helper in battle.
|Sword moveset in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Chop and Thrust||Down Thrust|
Kirby Air Ride
|This ability allows you to automatically swing the sword whenever rivals or enemies approach!|
— Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 39
Sword appears as an ability in this spin-off racing title. When acquired from Sword Knight, Kirby gains his familiar green hat and a sword with which he uses to swipe automatically at any enemies or opponents in his path. The ability lasts for only a short time before disappearing. Kirby uses the Sword ability in the opening cut-scene to defeat two Sword Knights in cinematic fashion before facing off against Meta Knight.
Meta Knight essentially has permanent access to the Sword Ability in this game.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
The Sword ability returns in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror in its usual function. Its move-set in this game is similar to Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Nightmare in Dream Land. Additionally, Kirby can now chain his sword slashes together, which makes him able to attack very rapidly. Kirby is now also able to use Final Cutter against enemies, a technique which is usually exclusive to the Cutter ability. A more powerful version of the Sword ability is also featured in this game, called Master. Kirby obtains this special ability in the final boss battle, after picking up Meta Knight's sword.
Curiously, Kirby is depicted with the Sword ability on the box art of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
|Sword moveset in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad|
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Sword makes another appearance in the game Kirby: Squeak Squad, using the same moveset as Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. After obtaining the appropriate Ability Scroll, Kirby can infuse his sword with ice, fire, or lightning by combining its bubble with the appropriate elemental ability. While this does not change the move-set, it adds additional power to Kirby's sword swipes, and allows him to affect enemies and the environment in a similar manner to the element it is infused with. Notably, none of these elements can be used underwater, causing Kirby's sword to revert to normal while submerged.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Sword makes another appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, with its usual functions and abilities. In addition, a super form of this ability has appeared, called the Ultra Sword, found in some stages, obtained when Kirby swallows a Super Blade Knight.
Meta Knight's moveset as a playable character has several similarities to the Sword ability.
|Sword moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Overhead Slash||Down Thrust|
|Sword Beam||Upward Slash|
|Multisword Attack||Sword Dive|
|Drill Stab||Spin Slash|
|Sword Spin||Underwater Spin|
|Chop and Thrust|
Kirby's Dream Collection
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Sword makes a reappearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Like most of the returning copy abilities, it is mostly unchanged since its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Starting here, Kirby gains an attack called 'Sky Energy Strike', which causes his sword to gain a projectile when raised in the air. This is a direct reference to the Skyward Strike from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Sword returns in this installment, and can be combined with the Robobot Armor for new functionality. In addition, Kirby can obtain this ability if the player scans various amiibo of swordfighters (most notably Link). There is also a special Meta Knight variant of the ability that Kirby can use if the series Meta Knight amiibo is scanned in.
In addition, Sword regains a move called 'Hat Thrust' which causes Kirby to thrust his sword downward as he gently falls to the ground. This was last seen in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Kirby Battle Royale
|Cool sword you've got there. Hope you're putting it to good use. Spin Slash is fairly unbeatable. Be sure to train every day!|
— Knuckle Joe's comment in Kirby Battle Royale
Sword is one of the abilities available in this title, and is the one most prominently featured. With the Sword ability, Kirby can move smoothly through the battlefield and hit opponent Kirbys all around him with his Spin Slash. The Drill Stab move can also be performed both on the ground and in the air, though it doesn't travel as far in the air.
|Sword moveset in Kirby Battle Royale|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Horizontal Slash||Sword Spin|
|Successive Slash||Spin Slash|
Kirby Star Allies
Sword returns in this title, functioning much as it did in previous main series games. Here, like with the other abilities, Kirby can combine Sword with other powers to enchant it, which can include Sizzle, Blizzard and Zap fusions.
|Sword moveset in Kirby Star Allies|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Overhead Slash||Down Thrust|
|Sword Beam||Underwater Spin|
|Multisword Attack||Upward Slash|
|Drill Stab||Sword Dive|
|Sword Spin||Spin Slash|
|Chop and Thrust||Twister Slash|
Kirby Fighters 2
Sword returns in Kirby Fighters 2 as an ability for Kirby. Along with Bomb and Staff, it is one of the starter abilities, meaning it does not need to be unlocked. Its moveset is the same as in Kirby Star Allies, though the underwater abilities have been removed (due to there being no water in the game).
|Sword move-set in Kirby Fighters 2|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Damage (unmodified)|
|Overhead Slash||Kirby swipes vertically forward with his sword.||12|
|Multisword Attack||Kirby performs a series of rapid swipes and then finishes off with a big strike that sends foes flying.||37 (if all hits connect)|
|Drill Stab||Kirby lunges forward a good distance with his sword out, carrying foes along who get hit.||17 (if all hits connect)|
|Sword Spin||Kirby performs a quick somersault with his sword, hitting enemies around him.||10|
|Chop and Thrust||Kirby falls with his sword out, and bounces off of enemies he hits.||14|
|Hat Thrust||Kirby positions his sword vertically below him and falls to the ground. He will bounce if he hits an enemy, and can strike multiple times this way.||16 (initial hit) |
12 (subsequent hits)
|Down Thrust||Kirby stops and drops rapidly to the ground with his sword below him, pushing foes out of the way during his descent.||24|
|Upward Slash||Kirby leaps diagonally upward with his sword out in front, dragging opponents with him.||19 (if all hits connect)|
|Sword Dive||Kirby rapidly plummets diagonally downward with his sword out, dragging foes with him.||16 (if all hits connect) |
35 (including all hits from Upward Slash)
|Spin Slash||Kirby charges up, then releases a big spin attack that hits surrounding opponents. Kirby can move slowly left or right while performing this attack.||38 (if all hits connect)|
|Twister Slash||Kirby charges up, then jumps while performing a spin attack. Kirby can move slowly left or right while performing this attack.||37 (if all hits connect)|
|Sky Energy Sword||Kirby charges energy into his sword by holding it high, and can release it as a projectile that passes through foes. The projectile is only released with an Overhead Slash or Chop and Thrust.||8 (projectile)|
Other abilities which resemble Sword
In addition to Sword proper, there are a number of other abilities and items in the series which resemble the Sword ability, but are not exactly the same. These are as follows:
- Cutter - This ability gives Kirby access to unlimited sharp boomerangs. While these are primarily meant for throwing, Kirby can use them to swipe at opponents like a sword.
- Ninja - This ability gives Kirby a katana which he uses for some of his attacks.
- Final Cutter - When using this technique with the Smash ability or in the Super Smash Bros. games, Kirby pulls out a scimitar, which is another type of sword.
- Rainbow Sword - Kirby gains access to this Final Weapon after collecting all of the Rainbow Drops in Kirby's Dream Land 2, and uses it to battle Dark Matter.
- Burn-Cutter & Spark-Cutter - These two Power Combos from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards give Kirby elementally charged swords which can be used to attack enemies.
- Galaxia - In Kirby: Right Back at Ya! and other minor appearances within the video games themselves, Kirby wields the legendary blade Galaxia, which is normally carried by Meta Knight.
- Master - In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby is given a powerful golden sword (which may or may not be Galaxia) by Meta Knight to battle Dark Mind with. If Kirby loses this sword during the battle, it will be given back to him by Shadow Kirby in the next phase.
- Ultra Sword - This Super Ability from Kirby's Return to Dream Land resembles the standard Sword ability, but is massively powered-up. Kirby uses it to clear away big obstacles and defeat certain bosses, and also uses it as his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Sword Hero - This role in the Clash series of games is based on the Sword ability, but it has a few differences.
- Wire - This Ravel Ability in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is very similar to the Sword ability.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Sword makes an appearance in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, being one of the first abilities to appear. When Kirby has this ability, he is able to fight like a master swordsman, using lightning-quick attacks to chop up monsters that oppose him. His signature technique when using the Sword ability is the powerful Sword Beam, which is capable of cutting clean through solid objects. Although not quite the same ability, Kirby can also wield the Galaxia, and wears the same cap when doing so.
|Kirby's Adventure||Use the sword to defeat enemies! If you attack in midair, Kirby will spin and slash!|
|Kirby Super Star||The King of weapons! Fire beams from the tip of your sword. Become a master by practicing multi-sword attacks.|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||I can't lose with this sword! If they zig, I cut 'em! (If they zag, I cut 'em, too!)|
|Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Cut|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||CUT|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||You wield the king of blades! At full health, you shoot beams! Show your sword mastery!|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Don a green hat and take sword in hand! Spin Slash! Do a Sword Dive as your finishing strike! It's all about the flourish.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||The undisputed king of melee weapons. Drill Stab, Down Thrust, Spin Slash-- the list goes on. Finish with a Sword Dive, and then raise your blade to the heavens and let out a war cry!|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||The undisputed king of melee weapons. Drill Stab, Down Thrust, Spin Slash--the list goes on. You can even pretend to be the legendary green hero!|
|Kirby Battle Royale||Get close to your opponent and slash! An easy ability to learn, even for novices.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Use ↑ to raise your noble blade, and then work with a friend to add Sizzle, Zap, Blizzard, and other effects to it! If you've got an icy blade, create ice and smash it with Sword Dive. Got a windy blade? Use its wild updraft!|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy
- Starting in Super Star, the Sword ability is a clear reference to Link from the The Legend of Zelda series. The booklet that comes with Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition states that it was done in response to Kirby's cameo appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
- The cap Kirby wears looks similar to the one Link wears. In Super Smash Bros. series, Kirby can inhale Link to get his cap, but he only uses Link's Bow.
- Similar attacks between Link and Kirby include the Spin Slash (Spin Attack), Down Thrust, Sky Energy Strike (Skyward Strike), and Sword Beam. In the last case, both the Kirby and Zelda forms of the attack can only be used when the user is at full health.
Sizzle Sword artwork from Kirby Star Allies
Sword and Wrestler artwork from Kirby Fighters 2
Sword Kirby in a rare costume from Kirby Fighters 2, based on Ultra Sword
Sword Kirby in a rare costume from Kirby Fighters 2, based on Flamberge
Sword Kirby in a rare costume from Kirby Fighters 2, based on Sword Hero from Super Kirby Clash
Ability Star from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Banner from the Kirby Personality Quiz
Names in other languages
|literally 'Sharp Sword'|
- Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|Kirby Air Ride|
|Air Ride courses||Fantasy Meadows • Celestial Valley • Sky Sands • Frozen Hillside • Magma Flows • Machine Passage • Beanstalk Park • Checker Knights • Nebula Belt|
|Top Ride courses||Grass • Sand • Sky • Fire • Light • Water • Metal|
|City Trial Stadiums||Air Glider • Destruction Derby • Drag Race • High Jump • Kirby Melee • Target Flight • Single Race • Vs. King Dedede|
|Copy Abilities||Bomb • Fire • Freeze • Mike • Needle • Plasma • Sleep • Sword • Tornado • Wheel • Wing|
|Air Ride Machines||Warpstar • Compact Star • Winged Star • Shadow Star • Formula Star • Wagon Star • Turbo Star • Jet Star • Slick Star • Swerve Star • Bulk Star • Rocket Star • Flight Warpstar • Free Star • Steer Star • Wheelie Bike • Wheelie Scooter • Rex Wheelie • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Dragoon • Hydra|
|Enemies||Balloon Bomber • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Caller • Cappy • Chilly • Dale • Flappy • Gordo • Heat Phanphan • Noddy • Pichikuri • Plasma Wisp • Scarfy • Sword Knight • Walky • Waddle Dee • Wheelie|
|Game Modes||Air Ride • Top Ride • City Trial|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Playable Characters||Kirby ・Meta Knight ・Bandana Waddle Dee ・King Dedede|
|Levels||Planet Popstar||Cookie Country ・Raisin Ruins ・Onion Ocean ・White Wafers ・Nutty Noon|
|Halcandra||Egg Engines ・Dangerous Dinner|
|Bosses||Whispy Woods ・Mr. Dooter ・Fatty Puffer ・Goriath ・Grand Doomer ・Metal General ・HR-D3 (Extra Mode only) ・Landia ・Lor Starcutter ・Magolor ・Magolor Soul|
|True Arena only||Galacta Knight|
|Mid-Bosses||Sphere Doomer ・Gigant Edge ・Bonkers ・Water Galboros ・King Doo ・Kibble Blade ・Moundo ・Super Bonkers ・Dubior|
|Copy Abilities||Standard||Beam ・Bomb ・Cutter ・Fighter ・Fire ・Hammer ・Hi-Jump ・Ice ・Leaf ・Needle ・Ninja ・Parasol ・Spark ・Spear ・Stone ・Sword ・Tornado ・Water ・Wing ・Whip|
|Limited Use||Crash ・Mike ・Sleep|
|Super||Flare Beam ・Grand Hammer ・Monster Flame ・Snow Bowl ・Ultra Sword|
|Enemies||Standard||Armor Dee ・Babut ・Barbar ・Barracu ・Blade Knight ・Blipper ・Bouncy ・Bouncy Sis ・Bowby ・Bronto Burt ・Broom Hatter ・Bulby ・Cappy ・Cerulean ・ Clayn ・Chilly ・ Coconut ・Coldtzo ・Como ・Craby ・Degout ・Doomer ・Elec ・Flamer ・Foley ・ Galbo ・Gemra ・Gigatzo ・Glunk ・Gordo ・Halcandle Dee ・Hot Head ・Iron Barbar ・Jackle ・Kabu ・Key Dee ・Knuckle Joe ・Lanzer ・Leafan ・Moonja ・Mopoo ・Mumbies ・Needlous ・Noddy ・Nruff ・Owgulf ・Pacloud ・Pacto ・Parasol Waddle Dee ・Parasol Waddle Doo ・Pierce ・Pluid ・Poppy Bros. Jr. ・Puppet Waddle Dee ・Rocky ・Rope Waddle Dee ・Rope Waddle Doo ・Scarfy ・Searches ・Sheld ・Shotzo ・Sir Kibble ・ Snowl ・Sodory ・Sparky ・Squishy ・Starman ・Super Blade Knight ・Super Chilly ・Super Hot Head ・Super Waddle Doo ・Tick ・Togekuki ・Twister ・Volttzo ・Waddle Dee ・Waddle Doo ・Walf ・Wapod ・Water Galbo ・Whippy|
|Super Ability-Specific||Bomb Machine ・Burner Box ・Drill Machine ・Giant Flotzo ・Merman Statue ・Moai Block ・Strike Box|
|Sub-Games||Ninja Dojo ・Scope Shot ・The Arena ・The True Arena|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Playable Characters||Kirby ・Meta Knight|
|Levels||Patched Plains ・Resolution Road ・Overload Ocean ・Gigabyte Grounds ・Rhythm Route ・Access Ark ・Mind in the Program|
|Bosses||Regular||Gigavolt ・ Clanky Woods ・ C.O.G.S. ・ Holo Defense API ・Susie ・Core Kabula ・Mecha Knight ・Dedede Clone ・Dedede Clones & D3 ・ Gigavolt II ・ Mecha Knight+ ・President Haltmann ・Star Dream|
|Meta Knightmare Returns||Stock Mecha Knight ・Dark Matter Clone ・Sectonia Clone ・Galacta Knight Returns|
|The True Arena||Star Dream Soul OS|
|Team Kirby Clash||Gigant Edge ・Mr. Frosty ・Whispy Woods ・Pyribbit ・Landia ・Landia EX|
|Mid-Bosses||Blocky ・Bonkers ・Dubior ・Kibble Blade ・King Doo ・Invader Armor ・Masher ・Miasmoros ・Security Force ・Telepathos|
|Copy Abilities||Standard||Archer ・Beam ・Bomb ・Circus ・Cutter ・Doctor ・ESP ・Fighter ・Fire ・Hammer ・Ice ・Jet ・Leaf ・Mirror ・Ninja ・Parasol ・Poison ・Smash Bros. ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・UFO ・Wheel ・Whip|
|Limited Use||Crash ・Mike ・Sleep|
|Robobot Armor Modes||Beam ・Bomb ・Cutter ・ESP ・Fire ・Ice ・Jet ・Mike ・Parasol ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・Wheel ・Halberd|
|Team Kirby Clash||Beam Mage ・Doctor Healmore ・Hammer Lord ・Sword Hero|
|Enemies||Bar Waddle Dees ・Barbar ・Big Chip ・Big Propeller ・Blade Knight ・Blipper ・Bomber ・Bouncy (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・Bronto Burt ・Broom Hatter ・Cappy ・Capsule J3 ・Chilly ・Chip ・ Clown Acrobot ・ Como ・ Covered Looker ・ Craby ・ Degout ・ Dekabu ・ Dice ・ Driver Waddle Dee ・ Elec ・ Esper ・ Flamer ・Foley ・Gabon ・Galbo ・ Gigatzo ・Glunk・Grandy・Grizzo ・ Haltworker ・ Hot Head ・ Iron Ball ・ Iron Hammer ・ Kabu ・ Key Dee ・ Knuckle Joe ・ Labotory ・ Leafan ・ Mamanti ・ Mech Acro ・ Mech Flotzo ・ Moonja ・ Mumbies ・ Noddy ・ Pacto ・ Parasol Waddle Dee ・ Chemitory ・ Poppy Bros. Jr. ・ Prism Ball ・ Propeller ・ Rocky ・Scarfy ・ Security Laser ・ Sheld ・Shotzo ・Simirror ・ Sir Kibble ・ Sleepy Turtle ・ Soarar ・ Sparky ・ Spear Waddle Dee (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・ Spring Note ・ Spynum ・ Squishy ・ UFO ・ Venog ・ Vol ・Waddle Dee ・Waddle Doo ・Walf ・Walker Waddle Dee ・ Walky ・ Wester ・Wheelie ・Whippy ・Yesman|
|Sub-Games||Team Kirby Clash ・Kirby 3D Rumble ・Meta Knightmare Returns ・The Arena ・The True Arena|
|Kirby Star Allies|
|Characters||Kirby • Bandana Waddle Dee • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Hyness|
|Levels||World of Peace - Dream Land • World of Miracles - Planet Popstar • Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion • Far-Flung Starlight Heroes • Kirby Star Allies|
|Stages||Green Gardens • Donut Dome • Honey Hill • Fruity Forest • Clash at Castle Dedede • Extra Eclair • Friendly Field • Reef Resort • Echo's Edge • Nature's Navel • Sacred Square • Inside Islands • Duplex Dream • Gatehouse Road • Eastern Wall • Longview Corridor • Western Outer Wall • Inner Sanctum • Heavenly Hall • Sector A • Sector B • Sector C • Planet Earthfall • Falluna Moon • Planet Misteen • Mareen Moon • Planet Caverna • Grott Moon • Planet Frostak • Blizzno Moon • Planet Towara • Gabbel Moon • Star Lavadom • Sizzlai Moon • Jambandra Base • The Divine Terminus • Extra Planet α • Extra Planet β • Extra Planet γ • Extra Planet δ • Ability Planet • Dimension I • Dimension II • Dimension III • Dimension IV • Final Dimension|
|Mid Bosses||Big Bouncy • Bonkers • Bugzzy • Chef Kawasaki • Mr. Frosty • Vividria|
|Bosses||Story Mode||Whispy Woods • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Pon & Con • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Yggy Woods • Goldon & Silvox • Grand Mam • Kracko • Twin Kracko • Hyness • Void Termina|
|Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!||Galacta Knight • Morpho Knight • Morpho Knight EX|
|Heroes in Another Dimension||Parallel Woods • Parallel Twin Kracko • Parallel Big Kracko • Parallel Meta Knight • Parallel Dedede • Corrupt Hyness • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|The Ultimate Choice||Void Soul • Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds • Void|
|Copy Abilities||Artist • Beam • Beetle • Bomb • Cleaning • Cook • Crash • Cutter • ESP • Festival • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Mike • Ninja • Parasol • Plasma • Sleep • Spider • Staff • Stone • Suplex • Sword • Water • Whip • Wing • Yo-Yo|
|Friend Abilities||Power Effects||Blizzard • Bluster • Sizzle • Splash • Zap|
|Ability Combos||Chumbrella • Cook Potluck (& Supper Party) • Crash Rush • Curling • Fatal Chorus • Festival Dance • Friend Bounce • Friend Super-Vac • Friend Throw • Geokinesis • Icicle Lance • Rising Sizzler • Rock Painter • Sister Circle • Still Life • Summon Lor • Thundersplash • Zap Splasher|
|Friend Actions||Friend Bridge • Friend Circle • Friend Star • Friend Train • Star Allies Sparkler|
|Enemies||Anger Masker • Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Blado • Blipper • Bomber • Bouncy • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Burning Leo • Cappy • Chilly • Chip • Como • Coner • Dekabu • Don Puffle • Driblee • Electro Saw • Floaty the Cellcore • Gabon • Gim • Glunk • Gordo • Grizzo • Jamaharu Believer • Jammerjab • Kabu • Key Dee • Knuckle Joe • Mamanti • NESP • Noddy • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Propeller • Puppet Dee • Rocky • Rolling Waddle Dee • Scarfy • Shield Enemy • Shotzo • Sir Kibble • Squishy • Two Face • Waddle Dee • Waddle Doo • Walky • Wester|
|Friends||Standard Friends||Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Bonkers • Broom Hatter • Bugzzy • Burning Leo • Chef Kawasaki • Chilly • Como • Driblee • Gim • Jammerjab • Knuckle Joe • NESP • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Rocky • Sir Kibble • Vividria • Waddle Doo • Wester|
|Dream Friends||Adeleine & Ribbon • Bandana Waddle Dee • Dark Meta Knight • Daroach • Gooey • King Dedede • Magolor • Marx • Meta Knight • Rick & Kine & Coo • Susie • Taranza • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|Sub-Games||Chop Champs • Star Slam Heroes • Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! • Heroes in Another Dimension • The Ultimate Choice|
|Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|Recurring characters||Blade Knight • Captain Waddle Doo • Chef Kawasaki • Doctor Yabui • eNeMeE • Escargoon • Fololo & Falala • Kabu • King Dedede • Kirby • Lady Like • Meta Knight • N.M.E. Sales Guy • Sir Ebrum • Sword Knight • Tiff • Tokkori • Tuff • Waddle Dees|
|Cappies||Biblio • Buttercup • Chief Bookem • Doron • Gengu • Gus • Hana • Honey • Iro • Mabel • Mayor Len Blustergas • Melman • Professor Curio • Samo • Spikehead • Tuggle|
|Side characters||Acore • Air Riders • Benikage • Biggy, Boney, and Sleepy • Bonkers • Chef Nagoya • Chef Shiitake • Coo • Dyna Blade • Dyna Chick • Escargoon's mother • Fang • Island Sisters • Joe • Kine • Kit Cosmos • Knuckle Joe • Mr. Chip • Pengy (and the Pengys) • Princess Rona • Rick • Rowlin • Sir Gallant • Sirica • Star Warriors • Whales • Whispy Woods • Minor characters|
(excluding those from the Pilot or other small appearances)
|Amon • Anige • Belly Buster • Blocky • Broom King • Bugzzy • Chilly • Chimera Dinosaurs • Chuckie • Cobgoblin • Crab Monster • Crowemon • Danger • Dedede Doll • Dedede Stone • Delivery Man • Demon Frog • Dirk, Kirk, and Smirk • Doctor Moro • Domestic Servant Robot • Drifter • Ebifryer • Electronic Pet • Erasem • Escar-droid • Fire Lion • Flame Feeder • Fridgy • Fryclops • Gabon • Galbo • Ghost Monster • Great Sea Slug Monster • Hardy • Head Cold Monsters • Heavy Anaconda • Heavy Lobster • Honker Stomper • Ice Dragon Robot • Ice Dragon • Kirisakin • Kracko • Lobzilla • Lovely • Maimaigon • Martial Arts All-Stars • Masher • Masher 2.0 • Max Flexer • Mole Monster • Monsieur Goan • Mosugaba • Mumbies • Noddy • Octacon • Ozomashii • Paint Roller • Phan Phan • Popon • Pukey Flower • Red Viper • Rekketsu • Sasuke • Scarfy • Slice n' Splice • SlicerDicer • Squishy • Susshi • Teacher Creature • Togeira • Tornadon • Trash Basher • Walky • Wheelie • Whippy • Windwhipper • WolfWrath • Yamikage|
|Copy Abilities||Baton • Bomb • Cleaning • Cook • Crash • Cutter • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Iron • Jet • Kabuki • Mike • Mirror • Needle • Ninja • Paint • Parasol • Spark • Star Rod • Stone • Sword (Galaxia) • Throw • Top • Tornado • Water • Wheel • Wing|
|Places||Babagahara • Booma-Dooma Volcano • Castle Dedede • Cappy Town • Dedede Academy • Dream Land • Dyna Blade's Nest • Eastern Forest • eNeMeE's Fortress • Haunted mansion • Island of Kit Cosmos • Kabu Canyon • Kawasaki's • Kirby's house • Royal Acadddemy of Arts • Whispy Woods Forest|
|Extra||Armored Vehicle • Channel DDD • Destroya • Dream Land Princess • Galaxia • Grasshopper Eavesdropper • Kihon wa Maru • Kirby: Fright to the Finish • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (song) • Kirby! (opening theme) • Kirby ★ March • Kirby ☆ Step! • Kirby of the Stars ending skits • Kirby's Starship • Halberd • Night Mare Enterprises • Night Mare Enterprises Teleporter • Phantom Star Gerath • Royal Racecar • Watermelon • Warp Star|