Wing

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Wing
KTD Wing artwork.png
Artwork of Wing Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
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First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (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
Similar to Jet, Beetle
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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 maneuvers, dive-bombs, and charge attacks, along with the somewhat less graceful Feather Gun attack, though this attack can be used to cut ropes and other such obstacles. Typically provided by Birdon, this ability grants Kirby a bright yellow feather headdress and red stripes in place of his normal cheek marks (though the stripes have not been seen since Kirby Super Star Ultra). Wing Kirby's superior speed makes this ability the obvious choice for rushing through stages quickly in most games it appears in. It also was given the Bluster effect in Kirby Star Allies, being able to impart allies' weapons with the element.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Milky Way Wishes icon from Kirby Super Star Ultra

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

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

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

This ability allows Kirby to lift off his Air Ride machine and sail around like a bird for a limited amount of time!
— Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 40

The Wing ability appears in Kirby Air Ride, and can be obtained from the enemy Flappy. When Kirby gains this ability, he temporarily eschews his Air Ride Machine and flies with the ability along the race track at high speed. While in possession of the ability, Kirby gains considerable agility and flight power, and can perform a spinning dive when using a Quick Spin, though he loses access to the boost technique. After a short time, Kirby loses this ability and returns to normal.

Meta Knight has permanent access to flight in a similar fashion to the Wing ability.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

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
1
Dive Bomb
↓ + 1 in midair
Target Feather
1 + Control Pad
Condor Dive
Dash + ↓ + 1 in midair
Condor Head
Dash + 1 or Dash + 1 in midair
Toss
↑ 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
Flap
2 in midair

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Wing Kirby makes an appearance in the New Challenge Stages, where it functions identically to the way it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. There is a challenge stage dedicated to the ability, and it can also be used in most of the Magolor race stages.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Wing returns in this game, more-or-less the same as it was in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Birdon reappears to provide the ability.

Wing's moveset in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Feather Gun
B
Dive Bomb
↓ + B in midair
Target Feather
B + Control Pad, Circle Pad or Control Stick
Condor Dive
Dash + ↓ + B in midair
Condor Head
Dash + B or Dash + B in midair
Toss
↑ or Forward next to foe + B
Condor Bomb
↓ + B during Condor Head
Shuttle Loop
B right after Toss
Combo Dive
↑ then ↓ then B during Condor Head
Flap
A in midair

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Wing returns in this title, along with Birdon as a Friend. Wing can imbue other abilities with the Bluster Power Effect, and can also be used in conjunction with Fire or Burning Leo to perform Rising Sizzler. Aside from this, it remains relatively unchanged from its appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Wing
Anime Wing Kirby.png
Screenshot from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
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First episode Waste Management
Obtained from Feathers
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He has transformed into...Wing Kirby!
— Meta Knight, in Waste Management

The Wing Copy Ability makes only one appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, in the episode Waste Management. Here, Kirby gains this ability by swallowing an errant crow feather and uses the ability to attack Crowemon and his crow army. He uses the Feather Gun to shoot several crows out of the sky, and he then uses the Condor Head technique to strike Crowemon and free Dyna Chick from the giant monster bird's clutches. Aside from these two attacks, Wing Kirby's main ability is flying rapidly through the air.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Box NA.jpg Kirby Super Star Amaze your friends! Toss your enemies into the air and throw them for the Shuttle loop.
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Midair spins and shuttle loops! Spread your wings and fly, little Kirby! Doesn't that feel good?
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Do a Shuttle Loop! Flap, fight, and rule the skies! Let your spirit soar as you spread your wings and bask in the glory of flight!
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe This tricky ability features a variety of high-flying moves! Soar through the air with Shuttle Loop, and attack your opponents from above!
Star Allies Cover.jpg Kirby Star Allies There's no better feeling than taking your friends soaring through the skies on your back, controlling the winds at will. Charge up weapons with gusts of wind to create a great air current and shoot up to the heavens!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Image Description Found in
Wing Kirby Trophy Brawl.png "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 Head, where Kirby dive-bombs onto enemy heads." Kirby Super Star
Kirby Air Ride

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Image Description Appears In
Wing Kirby Trophy Smash 4.png (American English) "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!"
(British English) "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? Think again!"
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit]

Videos[edit]

Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Wing

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウィング
Wingu
Wing
Traditional Chinese 風羽
fēng yǔ
literally 'Wind Wing/Feather'
Simplified Chinese 风羽
fēng yǔ
Dutch Vleugel Wing
French Aile Wing
German Flügel Wing
Italian Volo Flight
Korean
Wing
Wing
Portuguese Asas[1] Wings
Russian Крыло
Krylo
Wing
Spanish Alas Wings


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