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Artwork from Canvas Curse
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Latest Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Other Game(s) Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Squeak Squad
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Keychain)
Copy Ability Tornado
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Twister is a type of enemy appearing throughout the Kirby series. It resembles an orange, top-like creature. Its bottom part is pointed and darker than the rest of its body, while the top part is a lighter shade of orange and has spherical extensions attached to it.

In all its appearances, Twister yields the Tornado Copy Ability.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Adventure Twister.png Twister debuts in Kirby's Adventure, although its design is different from its final one; its lower half is black and appears rounded instead of pointed. The game's remake, Nightmare in Dream Land, however, portrays Twisters in the same way as later games of the series.

Starting with the first door of Ice Cream Island, Twisters turn up in various areas of the game. They are initially stationary, slowly rotating in place, but as soon as Kirby gets near, they quickly increase their spinning speed greatly, lifting off into the air and transforming themselves into a living tornado that flies through walls and can only be harmed by a few Copy Abilities. After a while, provided that it is not currently inside a wall, the Twister slows down, eventually becoming stationary and vulnerable to any attack once more.

A singular, immobile Twister appears in the Museum of Yogurt Yard, providing Kirby with the Tornado ability.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Twister appears as an enemy at the very top of the "Wispy" course. It frequently switches place with another object, which can change into a Warp Star to take Kirby to the boss encounter with Whispy.

Kirby's Dream Course

KDCTwister.png Twister appears in this game as one of the enemies to bump into on the courses. Defeating it yields the Tornado ability to Kirby. In this game, Twister comes in blue.

Kirby's Block Ball

Twister appears as a common enemy in this game, and can spin around the board. It yields 300 points when defeated.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

KNiD E Twister.png In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Twisters reappear, looking and acting the same as in Nightmare in Dream Land. Here, they are comparably rare, being encountered mainly in the mountainous parts of Rainbow Route. Besides appearing as enemies, they can be seen atop the golden socket of the Tornado ability's Copy Pedestal.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Twister is a rare enemy, only appearing one or two times throughout the whole game. It yields Tornado as usual.

Kirby Squeak Squad

In Squeak Squad, Twister is an uncommon enemy, making more appearances than it did in in Kirby: Canvas Curse and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. In addition to this, Twister can now be playable through the way of the Ghost ability. When possessed, Twister can be made to move left and right (slowly) and to start spinning. Unlike other enemies, Twister is incapable of jumping normally, but it can gain height if its tornado spin is used repeatedly.


Twister can be found in the following levels and stages:

Twister locations in Kirby Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
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Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A
Stage 5 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
Stage EX Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Twister's in-game appearance from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Twister makes its debut 3-D appearance in this game. Here, it mainly sits in place until prompted to start its tornado spin. Even when spinning, however, it can still be inhaled by Kirby, so it is not terribly dangerous.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Twister appears as a randomly-obtained Keychain in this game, taking its sprite appearance from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツイスター
German Trombino From Trombe, a kind of tornado