|“||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.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
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|
|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.
Kirby prepares to strike a Gigant Edge with the Ultra Sword.
Variants of Ultra Sword
Similar to the Stone ability, Kirby's choice of weapon is randomly picked on each swing. Possibilities include:
|Variations of Ultra Sword|
|Sword (default)||Galaxia (rare)|
|Cleaver||Fish (very rare)|
|Cutlass||Golden fan with the Dream Hatcher symbol of HAL Laboratory (very rare)|
|Shinai (Japanese bamboo training sword)|
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|
Usage in Boss Battle
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.
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
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
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
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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
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.
|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
- Ultra Sword and Snow Bowl are the only Super Abilities whose names don't have any change in the English localization.
Ability Star and icon from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Ultra Sword Hat from Kirby Battle Royale
Stone sculpture from Kirby Star Allies
Ultra Sword Hat from Kirby Fighters 2
Names in other languages
|Traditional Chinese||究極劍士 (Spirit)
jiū jí jiàn shì
究極連環劍 (Final Smash)
jiū jí lián huán jiàn
jiū jí jiàn
|Ultra Swordsman (Spirit)|
Ultra Chain Sword (Final Smash)
|Simplified Chinese||究极剑士 (Spirit)|
jiū jí jiàn shì
究极连环剑 (Final Smash)
jiū jí lián huán jiàn
jiū jí jiàn
|French||Super Épée||Super Sword|
|Italian||Mega spada||Mega Sword|
|Spanish||Gran espada||Great Sword|