Throw

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Throw Kirby artwork from Kirby: Squeak Squad
Details
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Last Game Kirby: Squeak Squad
Other Game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Type(s) Unlimited Use
Obtained from Phan Phan, Rolling Turtle
Power(s) Inhale enemies, then toss them in several directions. Capable of destroying metal blocks.
Comparable to Backdrop, Suplex
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Throw is one of the rarer Copy Abilities in Kirby series and one of the few which feature Inhale in order to capture an enemy, Star Block or defeated mid-boss. After capturing one of mentioned, Kirby is eligible to throw it in any of the 6 directions of Kirby's range and is invincible until he throws it (while dealing a large amount of damage to the enemy touching the captured object in Kirby's hand until thrown). Thrown object will fly over the screen without changing direction and explode if collides with a solid object. It will also go through and damage enemies, mid-bosses or bosses, and destroy blocks including even the Metal Blocks in its path. While enemies rather do not, Star Blocks transform into Star Bullets after inhaled. This attack can do a large amount of damage despite being only move of the ability.

Throw is in concept similar to Backdrop while in looks extremely similar to Suplex, where Throw ability gives Kirby a slighly lighter blue headband than the other.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

In Throw's debut game Kirby's Adventure, Throw Kirby doesn't have any outfit like many other abilities. In this game, Throw ability is obtained from Rolling Turtle, a turtle mid-boss who attacks Kirby by grabbing Kirby to throw him, or throwing turtle minions which can be swallowed and spit back.

In the remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Throw Kirby first gets his blue headband. Rolling Turtle is replaced by Phan Phan, another mid-boss who attacks Kirby in a similar fashion to Rolling Turtle but throws apples as projectiles instead.

In these two games, Throw Kirby is limited to throw an object only in left and right directions.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby still obtains the Throw ability from the mid-boss Phan Phan. Now Throw Kirby is able to throw a object in 6 directions: left, right, diagonally up (left and right), and diagonally down (left and right).

While in this game Normal Kirby's Inhale ability has delay after a few seconds, Throw Kirby doesn't have any.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby still obtains the Throw ability from the mid-boss Phan Phan. If Throw Kirby tries to inhale a major member of Squeak Squad, it will stun them and make them drop any Treasure Chest they happen to be holding, as if attempted with a regular Inhale ability. Throw can also take on an element with an Ability Scroll if the enemy gives an ability related to the fire, ice or electric elements.

Unlike in other games it appears, Throw here gains a new idle animation: Kirby holds his arms in a fighting pose, while his headband blows in the wind, similar to the idle animation of Fighter Kirby.

Trivia

  • In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Throw Kirby deals 12 damage per hit (both the holding process and the projectile), which can easily defeat Dark Meta Knight in Radish Ruins (60 HP, defeated by Throw in exactly 5 hits) and Dimension Mirror (48 HP, defeated by Throw in exactly 4 hits).[1][2]
    • The theoretically fastest way to defeat Dark Meta Knight in both battles are using Smash ability's 'Giant Swing' (9 damage per hit), however.[3]

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スロウ
Surou
Throw
Spanish Tirar Throw
French Lancer Throw
Dutch Werp Throw
German Wurf Throw
Italian Lancio Throw
Russian Бросок
Brosok
Throw

References