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Artwork of Throw Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Other game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Type(s) Unlimited Use
Obtained from Bun, Phan Phan, Rolling Turtle
Power(s) Inhale enemies, then toss them in several directions. Capable of destroying metal blocks.
Similar to Backdrop, Suplex, Wrestler
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Throw is one of the rarer Copy Abilities in the Kirby series. It is one of the few to utilize Kirby's core ability to Inhale, which Kirby does to grab an enemy, defeated Mid-Boss or a Star Block. After grabbing one of them, Kirby becomes invincible and is able to pack a powerful toss in one of the six directions specified by the directional pad. The thrown projectile will be able to decimate most common enemies and otherwise do large amounts of damage, while also destroying any Star Blocks and Metal Blocks in its path.

The ability is essentially an enhancement to inhaling. Its concept is similar to Backdrop while in looks extremely similar to Suplex.

Game appearances[edit]

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

Artwork of Throw Kirby from 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 or spit back.

In the game's remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Throw Kirby gets his blue headband for the first time. 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.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby still obtains the Throw ability from the Mid-Boss Phan Phan like in the previous title. While in this game Kirby's regular inhaling ability tires him after a few seconds, Throw Kirby's inhaling can be used indefinitely.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby can obtain the Throw ability from the common enemy Bun. If Throw Kirby tries to inhale a major member of Squeak Squad, it will stun them and make them drop any Treasure Chests they happen to be holding, as if attempted with a regular Inhale. Throw can also take on fire, ice or electric elemental attributes of grabbed enemies with an Ability Scroll.

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.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Anime Throw Kirby.png
Screenshot of Throw Kirby from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
First episode Cowardly Creature
Comparable to Fighter
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Of course! I should have known! That is Throw Kirby! Throw Kirby grabs his enemy, and tosses him around like a beach ball!
— Meta Knight, in Cowardly Creature

Throw Kirby makes a single appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! in the episode Cowardly Creature. Kirby gains this ability after inhaling one of the large spike balls tossed at him by Phan Phan while it is possessed by Whippy. Using this ability, Kirby inhales to grab Whippy, and then proceeds to toss him around before finally launching him into outer space with a "tornado throw".


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KA Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Kirby can grab an enemy and toss it away, like a star! Use an enemy to beat others!
KNiDL box artwork.jpg Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Try throwing enemies straight! Press Up or Down to change the direction!
KatAM cover art.jpg Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Try throwing enemies straight! Aim up or down to change the direction!
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad Try throwing enemies straight!


  • 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 the 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]
  • Kirby is also able to capture inhalable thrown objects such as the Meta-Knights' weapons.



Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Throw

Names in other languages[edit]

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