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Tac Spirit.png
Artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Latest Game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as a spirit)
Other Game(s) Kirby Air Ride, Kirby Super Star Ultra
Copy Ability Copy
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Tac is an enemy in Kirby Super Star and its remake. He can empower Kirby with the "Copy" Copy Ability when inhaled. Tac's appearance consists of a dark blue robe with a green bag with a wind-like lines to steal Helpers or Copy Abilities. He has cat ears and visible eyes, and it is unknown what the rest of his face looks like. In Helper to Hero, Tac appears to have a middle tan, white clothing, and a red bag. Tac has unknown origins. In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Tac can be used as a Helper by discarding the Copy Ability. He is also a playable enemy in Helper to Hero. When guarding, only his eyes are visible.

Kirby Air Ride

Tac appears as part of a random event in the City Trial mode. Here, he appears in a number of set locations, usually underground, and runs about at random. When he appears, the Kirbys are tasked to find him and smack into him with their vehicles to cause him to drop items he'd 'stolen'. Once enough time passes, or enough items are dropped, Tac takes off using some sort of jet-pack, sometimes trailing more items as he does so.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Tacs appears as an enemy in both Smash Run for the 3DS version, and Smash Tour for the Wii U version. As a result, the trophy information varies depending on what version the player has.

Trophy Informaton
Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Tac TacTrophy3DS.png TacTrophyWiiU.png SNES Kirby Super Star (NTSC), Kirby's Fun Pak (PAL) (8/1996)
DS Kirby Super Star Ultra (9/2009)
This zippy character appears in the Kirby series. In Smash Bros., he'll appear in Smash Run to try to steal your stat boosts from you. How much he steals depends on how much you've improved your stats. If you can catch him, you can get back whatever he stole. Don't give up! This speedy little guy appears in the Kirby series. In this game, he'll speed up to you, steal your stat boosts, then flee. How much he'll steal depends on your stats. He's hard to catch, but if you take him out, you can get your stat boosts back, so you'd better chase after him!
This speedy little guy is from the Kirby series. In those games, he steals the ability Kirby's in the middle of using and bolts. If you want it back, you have to chase him down and take it. In Smash Tour, Tacs appear randomly on the board, and you'll be rewarded with multiple stat boosts if you're quick enough to catch one!

Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.


  • Tac's name spelled backwards is cat, referring to a copycat.
  • When Kirby has the Copy ability, his only attack is to copy a foe's power. However, Tac can use many more attacks in Helper to Hero, such as Cat Magnum, Hide, and Steal.