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Vending Mouth

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Vending Mouth
KatFL Vending Mouth artwork.png
Artwork of Vending Mouth Kirby from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
First stage Downtown Grassland
Last stage Forgo Zone
Other stage(s) Pop Shots! A Vending Adventure, Invasion at the House of Horrors, Northeast Frost Street, The Battle of Blizzard Bridge, Alivel Mall (Staff Side), Burning, Churning Power Plant, The Beast Pack's Final Stand, Kirby, the Master of Mouthfuls!, Forgo Plains, Forgo Horns, Forgo Wasteland
Obtained from A vending machine in a stage
Power(s) Take the form of a vending machine and spit soda cans at enemies.
Comparable to Ice-Spark
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Kirby gained the mysterious Mouthful Mode ability after he flew through that vortex... Now he can stuff an entire vending machine into his mouth! Fire soda cans forward to attack enemies and blast through barriers. Your ammo is limited, so keep an eye out for any cans that can be picked back up!
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Vending Mouth is a Mouthful Mode that involves Kirby wrapping himself around a vending machine in order to take control of it, allowing him to spit rapid volleys of soda cans at enemies to defeat them. These projectiles can also be used to bust open barricades, and - if they do not hit an enemy or fly off the edge of the map - will drop as collectable food items that can be picked up to restore health and replenish the machine's stock by one can.

Vending Mouth only has a limited amount of ammunition. If Kirby runs out, he will be unable to fire any more soda cans, and the vending machine will break when he spits it back out. A new vending machine with replenished stock will appear at the spot where the first one was found, even if Kirby left the vending machine somewhere else with some stock left.


  • A (or B) - Jump
  • B (or Y) - Soda Shot: Kirby can fire a limited number of soda cans before running out. Each vending machine will come with a certain amount of starting cans, from as few as three (in Forgo Horns) up to 999 (in Pop Shots! A Vending Adventure), but ranges around 99-199 are most common. Kirby cannot jump while firing cans.

Other appearances[edit]


  • The text on the vending machine reads "Alivel beverage", however the consonants in beverage are all rotated and modified from the lettering normally used in the game for the new world's language.
  • The number of cans a vending machine starts with is the maximum number of cans that particular vending machine can hold. As such, if Kirby picks up additional cans during Vending Mouth that would increase the number of cans above its starting value, the number will not increase and the cans are consumed. This can happen on Invasion at the House of Horrors.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese じはんきほおばり
Jihanki Hōbari
Vending Machine Mouthful
Traditional Chinese 自動販賣機塞滿嘴
Zìdòngfànmàijī Sāimǎnzuǐ
Vending Machine Stuffed Mouth
Simplified Chinese 自动贩卖机塞满嘴
Zìdòngfànmàijī Sāimǎnzuǐ
Dutch Mondvol-automaat Mouthful vending machine
European French Distributeur transmorphé[1] Transmorphed vending machine
German Automaten-Stopfer Vending machine-Stuffer
Korean 자판기 머금기
Japangi Meogeumgi
Vending Machine Mouthful
Portuguese Mutavenda Mutavending
Latin American Spanish Dispensador transmórfico Transmorphic vending machine
European Spanish Distribuidor transmórfico Transmorphic vending machine