Wrestler is a Copy Ability which gives Kirby several different grappling and wrestling moves. It first appeared in Kirby Fighters 2, and is currently exclusive to that game, meaning there is no enemy that grants this ability when swallowed, making it the only Copy Ability to have this trait. When using the Wrestler ability, Kirby dons a brightly-colored red and yellow luchador mask with flame-like decals which covers the upper half of his body, leaving only two holes in the front for his eyes. This ability gives Kirby several different melee attacks, in addition to lunges, grabs, and throws, making it very similar to both the Fighter and Suplex abilities.
Kirby Fighters 2
Wrestler first appeared in Kirby Fighters 2, where it is one of the abilities that can be selected from the main ability/character menu. It is unlocked for use when the player attains a Fighters Rank of 2, making it the first unlockable ability in that game.
|Wrestler move-set in Kirby Fighters 2|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Damage (unmodified)|
|Chop||Kirby swipes with his hand in a horizontal motion ahead of himself.||10|
|Chop Barrage - Final Chop||Kirby swipes with his hand twice, then finishes with a wave of energy that sends his opponent flying.||3 (first chop) |
3 (second chop)
4 (wave wind-up)
|Launcher Lariat||Kirby charges for a moment, then releases a big uppercut. This attack can be held for longer before releasing, but this does not increase damage.||30|
|Rolling Sobat||Kirby throws out a heavy flying kick, which is somewhat slow but powerful.||20|
|Headbutt||Kirby swipes in a small arc above himself with his head, dealing big damage, though with limited range.||26|
|Flying Dropkick||Kirby throws his feet out ahead of him and performs a rolling kick, drilling through opponents.||30 (if all hits connect)|
|Wrestler Pinpoint Kick||Kirby drops straight down with his feet out. If he lands on an opponent, he can bounce off of them.||10|
|Wrestler Fury Stomp||Kirby drops straight down with his feet out. If he lands on an opponent, he pummels them repeatedly with his feet.||26 (if all hits connect)|
|Meteor Plancha||Kirby rises into the air with a burning aura, then falls diagonally downward in the direction he is facing and causes a small explosion on landing. This move can carry opponents with it if it connects at the start.||19 (rising) |
25 (impact without other parts of the move and if both hits connect)
22 (impact at greater distance from foe)
|Bouncing Meteor Plancha||Kirby bounds from a wall in an diagonally upward motion, then crashes down diagonally and causes a small explosion on landing. Unlike the grounded version, this version does not carry opponents with it.||19 (rising) |
22 (impact at greater distance from foe)
|Tackle Grab||Kirby lunges forward. If he collides with an opponent, he will grab that opponent and hold them over his head. From here, he can initiate one of the throws outlined below. If he does nothing, the opponent escapes with no damage after 5 seconds.||N/A|
|Lift||Kirby grabs and lifts his opponent, holding them over his head. From here, he can initiate one of the throws outlined below. If he does nothing, the opponent escapes with no damage after 5 seconds.||N/A|
|Blazing Back Breaker||Kirby jumps with his opponent into the air, then lands in a blaze, tossing his opponent away shortly afterward.||28|
|Megaton Slam||Kirby spins around with his opponent in his grasp, then tosses the foe hard into the floor, causing them to bounce away afterward.||28|
|Air Suplex||Kirby jumps backward with his opponent and slams them head-first into the ground, creating a lightning effect upon impact then knocking the opponent away. Can be followed by Rolling Breaker.||28|
|Giant Swing||Kirby performs a quick series of spins with his opponent in his grasp and then tosses the foe forward.||28|
|Rolling Breaker||Kirby leaps forward performing several somersaults with his opponent in his grasp, then slams them into the ground. Other nearby opponents are also damaged by the impact. Air Suplex can be followed by this attack.||36 |
20 (to any other opponent caught in the impact)
|Flying Grab||Kirby leaps into the air and can catch opponents above him. If he fails to grab anyone, he will fall back down in a panic. After a grab, if Kirby falls to the floor before throwing, it will change into a regular Grab.||N/A|
|Ultra Back Breaker||Kirby spins rapidly with his opponent in his grasp while falling downward, then slams with great force, tossing the foe away.||36|
|Air Corkscrew||Kirby spins, then tosses his foe hard diagonally downward to the ground.||38|
- The Meteor Plancha attack is based on Incineroar's upward-special move "Cross Chop" in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- This is the second Copy Ability to be introduced in a spin-off game, the other being Balloon, which debuted in Kirby: Canvas Curse.
- With five pages worth of moves, Wrestler is the most complex Copy Ability in Kirby Fighters 2, and among the most complex abilities in the entire Kirby series.
- A wrestling mask of similar design previously appeared as Headgear for the Fighter ability in Kirby Battle Royale.
- The primary artwork of Wrestler Kirby has a nearly identical pose to Kirby's official artwork for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Wrestler and Sword artwork from Kirby Fighters 2
Wrestler Kirby in action, fighting against Shadow Kirby
Render image of a rare hat for Wrestler in Kirby Fighters 2
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