Ultra Sword

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Artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Last Game Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Type(s) Super Ability
Obtained from Super Blade Knight
Power(s) Powerful variation of the Sword ability, swings a very large sword.
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Ultra Sword is a Super Ability that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, obtained by 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 box art of Kirby's Return to Dream Land in North America. Ultra Sword is also Kirby's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Kirby prepares to strike a Gigant Edge with the Ultra Sword.

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.

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 deals immeasurable damage to enemies and mini-bosses, while it also destroys any terrain or obstacle marked with large stars. The first swing with the ability will produce a more involved cut-scene, while swinging with nothing in the target zone will produce no cut-scene at all.

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

  • Sword
  • Meat cleaver
  • Cutlass
  • Wooden training sword
  • Galaxia
  • Fan
  • Large blue fish (rare)

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Ultra Sword is used in two boss battles: 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 is then used to finish off the boss once the shield has broken. If the boss is not defeated with the Ultra Sword 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.

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

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

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

In Super Smash Bros. 4, Kirby uses the Ultra Sword as his Final Smash. 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 opponent who gets 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 the opponent 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.

Wii U trophy description

"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!"