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Artwork of the Wing ability from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby: Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
New Challenge Stages
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Birdon, Flappy, Owgulf
Power(s) Gains a pair of wings for flight; cuts enemies, ropes and grass with sharp feathers; provides Bluster augment.
Helper Birdon
Comparable to Jet, Beetle
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Icon from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Wing is a Copy Ability which debuted in Kirby Super Star. It allows Kirby to fly quickly through the air, as well as performing several graceful wing attacks.

Kirby's visual appearance changes by adding a feather headdress and marks under his eyes (though the marks have not been seen since Kirby Super Star Ultra).

Game appearances

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Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

Kirby obtains the Wing ability through the enemy Birdon or a Copy Essence. With the Wing ability equipped, Kirby can create Birdon as a helper in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Wing's Moveset in Kirby Super Star (Ultra)  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Feather Gun
Condor Head
Dash + B
Bomber Head
(down) + B in air
Condor Dive
Dash, Jump, (down) + B
(any direction) + B near foe
Shuttle Loop
B after toss
Hover Flap
A/Y in air

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

The Wing ability reappears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where it is acquired from a Wing Copy Essence or from the Owgulf enemy. It is the final Copy Ability to be introduced in normal gameplay, as the first Owgulf does not appear until Nutty Noon, although it can be acquired earlier on by Mixing abilities or from the Wing Copy Essence found in Cookie Country's HAL Room. Compared to Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Wing's attacks are stronger and, like many Copy Abilities in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, many of its moves render Kirby invulnerable to a greater degree than in previous games.

Wing's Moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Feather Gun
Dive Bomb
↓ + 1 in midair
Target Feather
1 + D-pad
Condor Dive
Dash + ↓ + 1 in midair
Condor Head
Dash + 1 or Dash + 1 in midair
↑ or Forward next to foe + 1
Condor Bomb
↓ + 1 during Condor Head
Shuttle Loop
1 right after Toss
Combo Dive
↑ then ↓ then 1 during Condor Head
2 in midair

Kirby Star Allies

Wing returns in this title, along with Birdon as a Friend Helper. Wing can imbue other abilities with the Bluster element. Aside from this, it remains relatively unchanged from its appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Super Smash Bros. series trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

"Kirby when he inhales a winged enemy and copies its flying ability. This ability can be used to proceed through strong winds that would otherwise be too tough to overcome. Wing Kirby can also perform a plethora of attack moves, such as the Bomber Heading, where Kirby dive-bombs onto enemy heads."

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

"Kirby doesn't need to copy abilities to bop through the air, but actually having wings gives his aerial skills a definite boost. They even let him use some extra attacks, like the acrobatic Shuttle Loop and the mighty Condor Head. He can also fire at foes with his Feather Gun! Thought Kirby was just a squishy puffball? Surprise!"


  • Originally, the hat for the Wing Ability also changed Kirby's cheek marks, turning them into two parallel red lines often associated with various Plains Indian tribes. This feature is present on Wing Kirby's sprites in Kirby Super Star and its remake, along with various 3-D depictions. Starting with Kirby Air Ride and more concretely by Kirby's Return to Dream Land, this aspect of the hat was removed, likely to appease concerns that the costume was appropriating said cultures.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 风羽 (chs)
風羽 (cht)
fēng yǔ
literally 'Wind Wing/Feather'