Wheelie Rider

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Wheelie Rider
Wheelie Rider.png
Artwork of Wheelie Rider Kirby from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Obtained from Jumping on a Helper Wheelie
Power(s) Ride on a Wheelie.
Similar to Wheel, Piggyback, Wheelie Bike, Blaze Wheelie
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Wheelie Rider is a Copy Ability and special form of Piggyback primarily accessed by hopping on a friendly Wheelie. It allows Kirby to perform one of several riding moves, as listed below.

Kirby can also obtain the Wheelie Rider ability through Copy Essences Deluxe; but he must first create the helper to ride. Kirby cannot create any helpers from this ability. Kirby's visual appearance changes by the addition of a motorcycling hat and goggles. Using Wheelie Rider, Kirby can move very quickly, much more so than on the standard Wheel ability. This ability is given to Kirby by default in the very last section of Revenge of Meta Knight, when he is escaping the falling Halberd.

Wheelie Rider skills  
Skill Button Execution
Rider Dash/Release
Rider Jump
Rider Dash + (left)
Turn Jump
Dash + Repeatedly turn
(up) + A/X/Y
*You can slide down or climb ladders while riding

In co-op mode, player 1 controls Kirby while player 2 controls the Wheelie. This means that player 2 handles the steering, while player 1 gains a new move to compensate: the ability to fire Star Shots. These shots can be fired with the standard attack button and aimed in any of the eight cardinal directions. They are somewhat smaller than ordinary Star Bullets and fizzle out much more quickly, but they are a comparatively powerful weapon that become especially useful during Boss fights.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Box NA.jpg Kirby Super Star With a partner or alone, Wheelie Rider will be a great ride! When riding double, use teamwork to race past the bad guys!
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Hop on your bike, Wheelie Rider! Go for a drive with a friend. Use teamwork to roll ahead!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウィリーライダー
Wirī Raidā
Wheelie Rider