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Ultra Sword

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Ultra Sword
KRTDL Ultra Sword 2.png
Artwork of Ultra Sword Kirby from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
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First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, upcoming)
Other game(s) Stone Sculpture:

Kirby's Final Smash:

Kirby Fighters 2 (reference)
Kirby's Dream Buffet (reference)

Type(s) Super Ability
Obtained from Super Blade Knight
Power(s) Powerful variation of the Sword ability: swings a very large sword.
Similar to Robobot Armor Sword Mode
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Packing pure destructive power, it's a Super Ability! Its name: Ultra Sword! It can rend the earth as it destroys all in its path!
— Ultra Sword flavor text from Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Ultra Sword is a Super Ability that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, obtained by inhaling or defeating a Super Blade Knight. Like the regular Sword ability, Kirby gains a floppy green cap with the ability, though with extra designs on the brim and star emblems on the forehead and tip.

Ultra Sword is the most common Super Ability in the game by a fair margin, and is featured on the front of the North American box art for Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Ultra Sword is also Kirby's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Ultimate.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Kirby obtains this ability in specific areas of the game, by swallowing or otherwise defeating a Super Blade Knight which appears for that specific purpose.

Ultra Sword's Moveset
Skill Button Execution
Ultra Sword 1
The sword changes each time you swing!

Upon use, Kirby produces a rather large sword or similar cutting implement, which he proceeds to swing in a very large arc across the screen. Like other Super Abilities, the attack defeats any common enemy or mid-boss in one hit, while it also destroys any terrain or obstacle marked with large stars.

The first swing with the ability will produce a more involved cutscene, while swinging with nothing in the target zone will produce no cutscene at all.

Variants of Ultra Sword[edit]

Similar to the Stone ability, Kirby's choice of weapon is randomly picked on each swing. Possibilities include:

Variations of Ultra Sword
Variant Description Variant Description
KRtDL Ultra Sword screenshot 1.png Sword (default) KRtDL Ultra Sword screenshot 5.png Galaxia (rare)
KRtDL Ultra Sword screenshot 2.png Cleaver KRtDL Ultra Sword screenshot 6.png Fish (very rare)
KRtDL Ultra Sword screenshot 3.png Cutlass KRtDL Ultra Sword screenshot 7.png Golden fan with the Dream Hatcher symbol of HAL Laboratory (very rare)
KRtDL Ultra Sword screenshot 4.png Shinai (Japanese bamboo training sword)

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land the Ultra Sword can be found in the following levels and stages:

Ultra Sword locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Cookie Country Yes No No No No N/A
Raisin Ruins No No No Yes No N/A
Onion Ocean No No No No No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No Yes
Egg Engines No No No No No No
Dangerous Dinner No No Yes No N/A N/A
Another Dimension Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Usage in Boss Battle[edit]

Ultra Sword is used by Kirby during two boss battles in Main/Extra Mode: Grand Doomer and Magolor. In both cases, the boss in question shields itself when its health gets very low; the shield must be broken with Super Abilities.

Ultra Sword is guaranteed to be the last Super Ability to appear, and can then used to finish off the boss once the shield has broken. If the boss is not defeated once the shield is broken, it will regenerate slightly. When used for the final blow the choice of weapon is not random (the regular sword always appears) and it grows to an even larger size.

However, Magolor is not totally defeated by Kirby's Ultra Sword during the Main/Extra Mode battle. He revives with the power of Master Crown and transforms into a much more powerful beast.

When Magolor's stamina is lowered to half in his second phase, he also uses the Super Abilities obtained from Master Crown. Notably, he conjures dual giant dark-colored Galaxia as his Ultra Sword attack which cannot be guarded by Kirby.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Ultra Sword Kirby with the default sword is one of the sculptures that the Stone ability can transform into. This sculpture is steel-colored.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Ultra Sword appears as a sticker. The gold-colored Ultra Sword Kirby with the fish is one of the sculptures that the Stone ability can transform into.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

An Ultra Sword Hat appears as Headgear for Sword Kirby in Kirby Battle Royale, obtained by scanning a Kirby amiibo.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The Stone sculpture from Kirby: Planet Robobot returns in Kirby Star Allies, though now it is colored silver instead of gold. Additionally, Magolor can use the Ultra Sword as his attack and his variant has his signature gear symbol on the hilt.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

The Ultra Sword Hat returns from Kirby Battle Royale in Kirby Fighters 2. It is unlocked for Sword Kirby upon attaining Fighters Rank 46.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Ultra Sword Kirby appears on a Character Treat, using his artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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

Kirby using the Ultra Sword Final Smash on Falco in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Kirby uses the Ultra Sword as his Final Smash, replacing Cook Kirby from Brawl.

To execute the move, Kirby must first shatter the Smash Ball, then strike an opponent with the sword. If no opponent is in range, the sword strike will miss and the move will fail. The opponents who get struck will be trapped, as Kirby then slashes several times with the sword from varying directions, finishing off with one last big strike that will send them flying.

Functionally, it is similar to Link's Triforce Slash, but it can catch multiple targets in its wake, and its slashes will hit other opponents much more easily if they venture too close in.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Ultra Sword remains as Kirby's Final Smash. The Ultra Sword (official art from Kirby's Return to Dream Land) also makes an appearance as a Support Spirit, which is ranked ★★★ Ace and has the "Chance of Double Final Smash" skill.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Packing pure destructive power, it's a Super Ability! Its name: Ultra Sword! It can rend the earth as it destroys all in its path!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image American English Description British English Description
Ultra Sword UltraSwordTrophyWiiU.png For Kirby's Final Smash, he swings a sword that's waaay bigger than he is. If the first swing hits, he'll keep going with a combo of lightning-fast slices, dealing tons of damage. For the last swing, the sword grows even larger and launches any victims. Make sure that first swing hits, though, or nothing else will happen! For Kirby's Final Smash, he swings around a sword that's waaay bigger than he is. If the first swing hits, he'll keep going with a combo of lightning-fast slices, dealing tons of damage. For the last swing, the sword grows even larger and launches its target. It's great, so make sure that first swing hits, or none of the rest will happen!

Trivia[edit]

  • Ultra Sword and Snow Bowl are the only Super Abilities whose names don't have any change in the English localization.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウルトラソード
Urutora Sōdo
Ultra Sword
Traditional Chinese 究極劍士[1] (Spirit)
jiū jí jiàn shì
究極連環劍[1] (Final Smash)
jiū jí lián huán jiàn
究極劍[2]
jiū jí jiàn
Ultra Swordsman (Spirit)
Ultra Chain Sword (Final Smash)
Ultra Sword
  • The official localization of the Sword ability in the Kirby series is 利劍/利剑 (lì jiàn, "Sharp Sword"), however.
Simplified Chinese 究极剑士[1] (Spirit)
jiū jí jiàn shì
究极连环剑[1] (Final Smash)
jiū jí lián huán jiàn
究极剑[2]
jiū jí jiàn
French Super Épée Super Sword
German Ultra-Schwert Ultra Sword
Italian Mega spada Mega Sword
Korean 울트라 스워드
ulteula seuwodeu
Ultra Sword
Portuguese Ultraespada Ultra Sword
Spanish Gran espada Great Sword


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