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Tac Spirit.png
Artwork of Tac from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, as a spirit)
Other game(s) Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Brawlball)
Copy Ability Copy
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Tac (also referred to as T.A.C.) 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 face and ears are visible.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Tac appears as a common enemy in this game, who mainly attacks by running up to Kirby and attempting to steal his ability if he has one. Tac is able to run very quickly, making it easy for him to get away after stealing an ability, though it is easily thwarted by tricky terrain. It may also often be the case that Tac steals Kirby's ability, and then immediately falls into a bottomless pit, thus making the ability irretrievable. In addition, Tac is capable of stealing Kirby's Helper if the Helper is controlled by the CPU.

As a Helper, Tac has some unique attacks, which can be used to damage foes directly. He can also utilize a special Guard that makes him completely intangible.

Copy Move-set (Tac)
Skill Button Execution
Y (B)
Cat Magnum
Hold Y (B) and release
Discard Copy Ability
A (X)
Tac Hide


Tac can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Tac locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Xmark.png
Float Islands Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Yescheck.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Xmark.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Yescheck.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Xmark.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Yescheck.png Halfmoon Xmark.png
Crystal Yescheck.png ???? Yescheck.png
Old Tower Xmark.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Xmark.png Illusion Islands Yescheck.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Xmark.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Yescheck.png

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

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.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Tac makes an appearance in the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball. Here, it occupies the top of the main pinball board and will occasionally steal items that happen nearby.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

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 information[edit]
Name 3DS image Wii U image Appears in American English description British English description
Tac TacTrophy3DS.png TacTrophyWiiU.png SNES Kirby Super Star (American English), Kirby's Fun Pak (British English) (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 both a copycat and a cat burglar.
  • 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タック
German Tac Tac