Sword Knight

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Sword Knight
KSSU Sword Knight artwork.png
Artwork of Sword Knight from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014, as a keychain)
Other game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Quest)
Copy Ability Sword
Similar entities Blade Knight
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

KA Sword Knight sprite.png 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.

Locations[edit]

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
Stage 1 No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Stage 2 Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Stage 3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 4 Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 5 N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No Yes No No No

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

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.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Sword Knight can be found in the following places:

Sword Knight locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park No
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage No
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside Yes Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 Yes

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

KNiD E SwordKnight.png 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.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Sword Knight can be found in every major area of the Mirror World except for Radish Ruins.

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
Stage 1 No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Stage 3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stage 4 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Stage 5 No Yes No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX No Yes Yes No No No No N/A

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

SwordSSU.png 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[edit]

KMA Sword Knight Sprite.png 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.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Sword Knight appears as a randomly appearing keychain, using his sprite from Kirby's Adventure.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Main article: Sword Knight (anime character)

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.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソードナイト
Sōdo Naito
Sword Knight
German Edge Knight -
Spanish Edge Knight -