Water Gun

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Water Gun is the official term for the attack that Kirby uses while underwater if he doesn't have a Copy Ability that can be used in such places. This attack originated in Kirby's Adventure, and has featured in nearly every main series Kirby game since then. Water Gun is characterized by Kirby blowing jets of water and/or streams of bubbles out from his mouth at enemies to defeat them. While not the most powerful attack, it is an effective deterrent in much the same way that Air Pellets are.

Notable Game Appearances

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

This was the first game to feature this attack. While underwater, Kirby can continuously fire a water jet from his mouth, which can be aimed in the four primary directions. Its range is about on par with the Needle ability, though it only aims in one direction at a time. Kirby cannot move and will slowly sink while executing this attack.

Kirby's Dream Land 2

In Kirby's Dream Land 2, the Water Gun returns, and is characterized as a stream of bubbles. Other than that, it functions the same as before, with the same range.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra

Water Gun takes a new form in Kirby Super Star. It is characterized as a single burst water projectile that fires in whatever direction Kirby is facing and travels for decent range, on par with the Cutter ability.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Kirby's Water Gun in Kirby's Dream Land 3 functions much like it did in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Unfortunately, it is downgraded in the sense that it can't be re-aimed and can only be fired left or right. Its range is slightly better though, on par with Fire or Ice.

Kirby's Water Gun in this game also has the unique property of being able to deflect the objects that Acro will try to throw at him.

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

In Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Water Gun looks and behaves exactly like it did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Water Gun in Kirby's Return to Dream Land functions much like it did in Kirby Super Star. Additionally, some Copy Abilities will alter its function. The Water ability powers it up, allowing it to strike multiple targets and reach further, while the Ninja ability grants a stealth variety when used on the water's surface that fires upward out of the water.

Kirby is the only character who uses the Water Gun, as the other characters will use their weapons.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Water Gun returns (with only a slight visual change), in Kirby: Triple Deluxe with more or less the same functionality from its previous appearance. With the absence of the Water ability, only the Ninja variant is available in addition to the default.

Trivia

  • In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby was able to inhale underwater, as opposed to using the Water Gun. This is the only game where he was able to do this without assistance from Kine or any other ability.
    • Additionally, Kirby could use any ability underwater, though their range and speed are impeded.