Sword Knight

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Sword Knight as it appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Latest Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Other Game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Copy Ability Sword
Similar Entities Blade Knight
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Sword Knight is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series, wielding a golden blade. 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.

Kirby Air Ride

In Kirby Air Ride, Sword Knight returns, 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.

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 replaced 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 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.

Other games

In most games, Sword Knight appears as the main source of the Sword Copy Ability. It appears primarily on handheld iterations, including Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad, and its tactics remain similar to its debut in Kirby's Adventure.


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 an Australian accent.