- This article is about the sword-wielding foe with the segmented helmet, and should not be confused with Blade Knight.
Sword Knight is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series, wearing green or purple armor and wielding a spiked blade either white or golden in hue. It has appeared in various games, and will grant Kirby the Sword Copy Ability when swallowed. Sword Knights are normally found in random areas, and are usually ranked as minor enemies. It also appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as an ally and a servant of Meta Knight.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Sword Knight first appeared in Kirby's Adventure for the NES. Here, it attacks Kirby with its sword, and can block most projectiles thrown at it. Kirby is granted the Sword Copy Ability when he swallows one. Blade Knight, a similar foe, also makes its first appearance in this game. Both Knights behave in the same way.
Sword Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sword Knight locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land|
|Stage||Vegetable Valley||Ice Cream Island||Butter Building||Grape Garden||Yogurt Yard||Orange Ocean||Rainbow Resort|
Kirby Air Ride
In Kirby Air Ride, Sword Knight returns in his only appearance in 3-D (so far), riding on a hoverboard. If Kirby approaches, it will swing its sword wildly at him until he passes. Unlike most enemies in the game, Sword Knight rarely appears in a large group. At most, two or three might appear at once to gang up on Kirby.
In Kirby Air Ride, Sword Knight can be found in the following places:
|Sword Knight locations in Kirby Air Ride|
|Fantasy Meadows||Beanstalk Park|
|Celestial Valley||Machine Passage|
|Sky Sands||Checker Knights|
|Frozen Hillside||Kirby Melee 1|
|Magma Flows||Kirby Melee 2|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
Sword Knight appears in both of these games, looking and acting exactly as it has in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
When possessed by Ghost Kirby, Sword Knight can be made to walk, jump, and perform both standing and dashing slashes with its sword. It can do three different swipes with its sword while standing, though these differ only in look.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Sword Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sword Knight locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
|Stage||Prism Plains||Nature Notch||Cushy Cloud||Jam Jungle||Vocal Volcano||Ice Island||Secret Sea||Gamble Galaxy|
Kirby Super Star Ultra
In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Sword Knight appears as a normal enemy, but only in Revenge of the King, where he replaces Blade Knight. Sword Knight blocks projectiles and is much more aggressive than Blade Knight. Kirby is granted the Sword Copy Ability when he swallows one. However, Kirby is unable to call on Sword Knight to be a Helper. He can only call for Blade Knight. In Revenge of the King, Sword Knight appears in the stages Purple Plants, Crash Clouds, and The Revenge.
In Meta Knightmare Ultra, Meta Knight can call on a Sword Knight to assist him. It possesses most of Meta Knight's basic abilities and moves. By default, Sword Knight is AI-controlled, but a second player is able to control it. Whether a Sword Knight or Blade Knight is summoned is randomized.
Sword Knight also appears in Helper to Hero, with orange armor and a blue and red torso. Unlike Blade Knight, it is able to use an upwards-thrust attack.
Kirby Mass Attack
Sword Knight appears in the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game Kirby Quest, alongside Blade Knight in Stage 29 and with Blade Knight and Meta Knight in Stage 39. Sword Knight has 750 HP, slightly more than Blade Knight's 720 HP, which may be a nod to how of the two, Sword Knight is generally considered to be slightly stronger.
- Main article: Sword Knight (anime)
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Sword Knight is an assistant of Meta Knight, and has the same basic job as Blade Knight. In the English dub, he speaks with a British cockney accent, and is the only one of the two who can be understood clearly.
Artwork from Kirby's Adventure
Artwork from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Artwork from Kirby Air Ride
Artwork from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Icon from Kirby Super Star Ultra