UFO

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UFO
UFO.png
Artwork of U.F.O. Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2 (2020) (as an enemy)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo)
Kirby Fighters Deluxe (as an enemy)
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies (cameo)
Type(s) Unlimited use
(Cannot be taken to the next stage in normal gameplay of Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
Obtained from UFO; Kirby's amiibo (Kirby: Planet Robobot only)
Power(s) Pilots a flying saucer that can fires beam whips, lasers, and even more powerful shots to destroy metal blocks.
Similar to Beam, Laser, Saucer
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This article is about UFO as a Copy Ability. For other uses, see UFO (disambiguation).

UFO, also known as U.F.O., is a Copy Ability which transforms Kirby into flying saucer. It is obtained by finding the rare UFO enemy which typically appears in hidden rooms throughout the series.

The UFO ability usually has an attack which changes depending on how long the attack was charged.

The UFO ability can move through water and will not convert into a regular Kirby with goggles like with other abilities. UFO Kirby cannot drop through Thin Floors or use Ladders except in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Game appearances[edit]

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

The U.F.O ability first appeared in Kirby's Adventure. It can be obtained by swallowing the UFO who appears only once in certain areas, usually hidden rooms. When Kirby has this ability, he transforms into a flying saucer and can fly freely around in the air without being affected by gravity. It fires Star Bullets / Blaster Bullets with medium/max charge in this game. The U.F.O. Blaster Bullets can destroy Metal Blocks but cannot travel through walls. Kirby will lose the U.F.O ability once he returns to the stage hub. However, this can be circumvented using certain glitches.

In the remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the U.F.O. ability fires Heat Beams / Piercing Heat Beams instead with medium/max charge, which has been settled in later games. Despite the changes in attacks, they do the same damage in the remake. The glitch allowing the player to keep the U.F.O ability is also removed in the remake.

U.F.O.'s move-set in Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Button Execution Attack Description Damage Special Property Notes
B Beam U.F.O. Kirby does the Beam Whip attack. 4 Xmark.png The original Beam ability does 3 damage in Adventure and 4 in the remake.
Hold B (low hold) Laser U.F.O. Kirby fires a laser beam. 3 Bounces off slopes; can light Cannon Fuses. The original Laser ability also does 3 damage in both games.
Hold B (medium hold) Star Bullet / Heat Beam U.F.O. Kirby fires a Star Bullet / Heat Beam. 10 Xmark.png The original Star Bullet also does 10 damage in both games.
Hold B (long hold) Blaster Bullet / Piercing Heat Beam U.F.O. Kirby fires a Blaster Bullet / Piercing Heat Beam. 18 Can pierce through enemies; can destroy Metal Blocks. The original Blaster Bullet does 25 damage in both games.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

The U.F.O ability reappears in Kirby's Dream Course. It is gained by defeating the UFO enemy. When used, Kirby can freely fly around laterally while maintaining his height off the ground, but will be forced to come down after 10 seconds. The ability will be canceled early if B is pressed or if Kirby hits a bumper or wall.

Notably, while Kirby can float OB and fly off cliffs while using this ability, he will still move up and down slopes like normal if he is touching them. Additionally, the speed at which the UFO travels is dependent on how quickly Kirby was moving prior to transforming.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

The U.F.O ability reappears in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, where it uses the same assets from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and functions mostly the same as its previous appearance.

When U.F.O. Kirby uses the Cell Phone, a small satellite dish is used instead. Kirby will lose this ability if he returns to Rainbow Route - Central Circle.

U.F.O.'s moveset in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Button Execution Attack Description Damage
(Star Bullet=10)
Element Special Property
B Beam U.F.O. Kirby does the Beam Whip attack. 4 Electric Xmark.png
Hold B (low hold) Laser U.F.O. Kirby fires a laser beam. 4 Fire Bounces off slopes; can light Cannon Fuses.
Hold B (medium hold) Heat Beam U.F.O. Kirby fires a Heat Beam. 10 Fire Can light Cannon Fuses.
Hold B (long hold) Piercing Heat Beam U.F.O. Kirby fires a Piercing Heat Beam. 18 Fire+Pound Can pierce through enemies and walls; can destroy Metal Blocks; can light Cannon Fuses.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

The U.F.O ability reappears in Kirby: Squeak Squad, where it again uses the same assets from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. The ability can now be used when leaving a stage. However, the ability's other attacks become considerably weaker and the Heat Beams lose the fire element in this title.

The U.F.O. Ability Scroll gives the ability a new attack called Star Guard, which automatically creates a rotating electric orb around U.F.O. Kirby.

U.F.O.'s moveset in Kirby Squeak Squad  
Button Execution Attack Description Damage
(Star Bullet=40)
Element Special Property
B Beam U.F.O. Kirby does the Beam Whip attack. 10 Electric Xmark.png
Hold B (low hold) Laser U.F.O. Kirby fires a laser beam. 20 Fire Bounces off slopes; can light Cannon Fuses.
Hold B (medium hold) Heat Beam U.F.O. Kirby fires a Heat Beam. 30 None Can pierce through walls.
Hold B (long hold) Piercing Heat Beam U.F.O. Kirby fires a Piercing Heat Beam. 40 None Can pierce through enemies and walls; can destroy Metal Blocks.
Automatically activated (with Ability Scroll) Star Guard An electric orb rotates around U.F.O. Kirby. 10 Electric Xmark.png

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

U.F.O. Kirby (dot sprite from Kirby's Adventure) appears as a Keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe and its sequel Kirby Fighters 2, UFO Kirby is one of the enemies that can appear (in his original 8-bit form) on the Butter Building Battle Stage. Here, he will fly in and deposit a food item in the middle of the stage, either atop the Thin Floor or on the ground below. He will deal 12 damage to fighters on contact, and can be interrupted if defeated.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

The UFO ability reappears in Kirby: Planet Robobot, where it is an extremely rare ability as the UFO enemy does not appear in the main stages. The ability is obtainable only by either scanning Kirby's amiibo (for Kirby: Planet Robobot) into the game, or by completing the game 100% to unlock the UFO enemy's appearance in the Copy Ability Testing Area. To obtain this ability in The Arena and The True Arena, amiibo must be used.

Here, UFO Kirby is a strong as it was in earlier games and has a larger move-set. Like in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby can keep this ability when he leaves a stage. The ability also allows Kirby to drop through platforms, unlike in previous games.

When in a cut-scene, traversing the world map or using a Warp Star, Kirby assumes his normal form, and wears a special hat that resembles the UFO top.

UFO's moveset in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Button Execution Attack Description Damage
(Star Bullet=52)
Element Special Property
B Chain Beam UFO Kirby does the Beam Whip attack like the Beam ability. 16→8×4 Electric Xmark.png
Hold B (low hold) Smart Beam UFO Kirby fires a laser beam similar to the Laser ability. 16 None Bounces off slopes.
Hold B (medium hold) Heat Beam UFO Kirby fires a Heat Beam. 24 Electric+Fire Can light Cannon Fuses.
Hold B (long hold) Piercing Heat Beam UFO Kirby fires a Piercing Heat Beam. 36 Electric+Fire Can pierce through enemies and walls; can light Cannon Fuses.
Hold B (longer hold) Heat Cannon UFO Kirby fires spread Piercing Heat Beams: 3 in the front and 1 in the back. 68 (front center)
42 (front diagonal)
36 (back)
3→1 (charging, 2nd hit onward)
Electric+Fire Can pierce through enemies and walls (front center only); can light Cannon Fuses.
B repeatedly Star Guard An electric orb rotates around UFO Kirby. 16→4 (2nd hit onward) Electric Xmark.png
Dash + B Unidentified Flight UFO Kirby zig-zags through the air, damaging anything he touches. 18→8×2 None Kirby is invincible during this attack.
A Mystery Catch UFO Kirby uses a tractor beam to suck up enemies from below, like an Inhale. Enemies vanish after they are sucked up. N/A None Can suck up downed Mid-Bosses; no effect on Bosses.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

UFO Kirby appears in the Celebration Picture: "The Great Labyrinth Battle" in Kirby Star Allies.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KA Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Hold down the B button to charge, and then let go! You can attack four different ways!
KDC Cover.jpg Kirby's Dream Course Move the UFO with the Control Pad. If you run out of time, you'll fall! Be careful! Press the B button while flying and you can get off any time.
Kirby NiDL box art.jpg
KatAM cover art.jpg
USCover KSS.jpg
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land & Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad Wow! I'm so lucky I copied a UFO! I can do four different moves. It all depends on how long you hold B!
KPR Box.png Kirby: Planet Robobot Unidentified flying object detected! You are very lucky to have managed to copy this ability!

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese U.F.O.ユーフォー
Yūfō
U.F.O.
French O.V.N.I. U.F.O.
  • Abbreviation for Objet Volant Non Identifié (Unidentified Flying Object)
German UFO U.F.O.
Italian U.F.O. U.F.O.
Spanish OVNI U.F.O.
  • Abbreviation for Objeto Volador No Identificado (Unidentified Flying Object)
Polish UFO[1] UFO


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