Best Kirby Copy Abilities

Choose your favorite Kirby copy abilities from any game. Even if it is present in only one game or is limited (such as U.F.O), you can still put it as a regular ability. Have fun!

The Top Ten

1 Smash

One of the most overpowered abilities in the games. It helped me beat the true arena. Very useful

Lots of varied attacks, amazing power, great ability. The only thing this could use is a more powerful ranged attack!

Lots of different attacks that are strong and awesome


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2 U.F.O.

In Kirby's Adventure, you can break the game with this. Get it under the waterfall in stage one, when you lose it or can't go on with it (LADDERS) but you just go back to stage one and get it again. It's fun, but do it after you beat the game normally. But those ladders man...they just ruin the fun...stupid pile of wood...

If Smash is the ultimate overall power, UFO is the king of ranged attacks. 4 levels of attack that are charged simply by holding down the button: a rotating spark-whip like Beam's attack, a laser shot that rebounds off of inclines, a standard projectile that moves quickly, and a devastating power blast that passes through walls and hits multiple enemies in a row. The ability to levitate freely is just icing on the cake.

It returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot alongside Smash, but it requires the Kirby amiibo in order to use it on the fly.

Yeah but not able to be accessed most of the time


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3 Sword

Sword is actually really fun to use. In newer games, kirby even has an uppercut attack. Sword is also very helpful against normal foes and bosses. This thing helped me beat Magolor and Marx! - Mewbosses

The most classic, and fun ability to use.

Always loved this one. It's so helpful just in normal levels with lots of enemies

This power really helped in Kirby planet robobot I always seem to win when ever I use this

This power got me through the arena
The best part is that I beat it on my birthday

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4 Fighter

The proof is in the name. Fighter is a master of the battlefield, with lightning-fast combos and power strikes that can devastate any number of enemies in the span of a few seconds. Rising Break, Smash Punch, and Mega Force Blast rank among the most deadly attacks in the game, and mastering all of them puts Fighter in a class of its own.

It isn't perfect, however. As the name indicates, Fighter is for fighting, and its abilities are near-useless when dealing with puzzles. Wood stumps, metal blocks, elemental obstacles, the various obstacles throughout Kirby games are a thorn in Fighter's side. Truly, it has exchanged all situational uses in exchange for raw power.

It's an ability with some of the best and most satisfying attacks. it's power is almost unrivaled, yet never cheap or overpowered. it can obliterate enemies, yet require skill. it can be your best friend, yet be the complex to cooperate with. it's fighter, and it truly is what it says it is. a fighter needs skill in order to be super effective. and this stands true even for a ability in a game where your character is over powered as can possibly be.

Be far the most versatile move, has high damage, a ranged attack, and lots moves w/ invincibility. Also, chaining uppercuts (up + attack) will melt through even the hardest of bosses.

Fighter is basically Ice's speedrun capabilities... Except you absolutely destroy bosses and anything in your path. This is the equivalent of opening a can of pure chaos. - mattstat716

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5 Tornado

It's like wheel, except than you can use it in the air, it haves a way better invincibility frame and it's the most OP power in the arena. Its good in battle and during level, so its clearly the best power-ups ( except if you don't when its too easy). And it looks very cool!

You spin violently in a tornado and can't be damaged by ANY move.

"Perfect for attacking and defending at the same time. Deals decent damage and makes Kirby invulnerable."

One of the most OP ability, useful for avoiding tight squeezes as well as dealing decent damage!
And you can't be hit while spinning

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6 Wheel

Why not love it? Fun, crazy, actually is fast compared to kirby sprinting, good for slaying enemies, it's downfall is driving and jumping being it's only moves and can sometimes not be good when you don't know what's ahead, but still very crazy and fun!

Awesome you can actually ride on the helper deserves second first is sword

Wheel is the ability to go fast! Jet? Not so much.


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7 Hammer

Now, THIS is my main ability. The King doesn't choose this one for nothing. It's dash attack and drill attack cause complete invincibility, and the hammer flip is insanely tough. Hammer has helped me through all the True Arenas. - Garythesnail

Rapid attacking, OP, and a ground moving move that makes you invincible and moves a good distance AND that you can control the distance of makes this the most deadly of kirby's arsenal once you know what you are doing.

Hammer is perhaps my most favorite Kirby Copy Ability! Come on, a lot of the Hammer move set deals a ton of damage to enemies and are practically OP. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Wow I never figured out why this is my friend main copy but now I know why. its op. all you have to do is predict oppenents movement and bam hammer flip on. The only thing that I had trouble with this ability was landia but that was it

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8 Bomb

This is my favorite power I mean come on kirby can do bowling I never new kirby was into sports

Not my favorite, but It's easy to beat bosses with bomb. For me, that is.

This one can easily best anything

I don't like it

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9 Parasol

The more I use this ability the more I like it. Can destroy bosses if you can sit under them. - tyre74

In Triple Deluxe, it has a cool dash attack. Also helps me beat some bosses.

Are you kidding me! This copy ability is really bad on bosses, and slows down your float to!

Best power ever

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10 Mirror

This is simply the best in my opinion. It has so many unique and fluid attacks. I love the continuous automatic round of mirrors he emits (great for keeping several enemies back or even deflecting projectiles); it's short range but very effective. Next is the special dash that mirror Kirby performs; it'a just super fast, powerful, and easy to do one you get the hang of it. Lastly, the force field renders Kirby nearly invincible to enemies and projectiles. I have beaten some bosses by doing nothing more than just going in this force field and doing nothing more, it defects projectiles right back at the boss and never loses charge.

Reflects Enemy attacks back at your opponents, Constant stream of mirrors, The split attack that hits in front and behind you, and a SHIELD that takes NO chip damage * I don't know of any other shield in kirby that does this* and you have the most powerful Copy ability in Super star

Mirror allows you to deflect objects back at your opponent. The mirrors he emits hold back larger enemies and do a good amount of damage. The dash move is amazing, because you can use it to avoid enemies as well as attacking them

One of the best shields in the game, amazing when it comes to dealing damage while remaining invulnerable, gives Kirby a good desing, and to top it off, the enemy who gives it is a Black Mage! What's not to like? I find it really fun to use, I would use it anytime I could acquire it on Super Star. It's a shame we didn't get to use it again until Planet Robobot.

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The Contenders

11 Archer

I beat the arena in 15 minutes with this. Well timed crouching and shooting are (as I think) amazing together. In Kirby Planet Robobot, the only time I failed in the true arena was when I was fighting the last boss, which didn't use your copy ability. Everything else in the true arena was taken care of in about 17 minutes. No offense to anybody, but I think this should be higher on the list.

Extremely broken, You can crouch AND attack; crouching makes you invulnerable to just about ANYTHING!

My favorite. Helps me beat many bosses like Kracko in True arena in Triple Deluxe.

Might be broken, but... am I the only one who sucks with this? - mattstat716

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12 Super Fireball

That's fire's super ability,and it's called monster flame, - Villainnumberone

13 YoYo

While Hammer has the best damage output and Wheel can glitch into an invulnerable brake in SuperStar, YoYo can do insane damage with its upward spin attack, cover a lot of ground with its side spin attack, and reach switches and enemies that are usually out of reach in more directions than Beam. It takes skill but it's the most fun and rewarding ability. Rock is a close second, but it takes a patient playstyle, especially against bosses. Invincible but inactive versus fast and loose? I'll take YoYo any day.

Yo-Yo is a very strong ability. It has very good mobility in its dash attack, and can hit enemies THROUGH WALLS.

I'll admit that yo-yo isn't overall useful in the games, but it is super fun to play with.

Yo-Yo was my favorite, because it made me feel like a kid again

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14 Water

Extremely versatile and one of the best abilities. A floating overhead attack, a very powerful dashing surf that gives Wheel a run for its money, a geyser that annihilates overhead enemies, and enhanced underwater abilities makes this power as varied and effective as Fire or Ice, perhaps even more than them.

Easily one of the more versatile copy abilities to date, water has plenty of moves to keep beginners entertained and seasoned pros challenged to perform. All the while water manages to be one of the coolest looking, most effective, and just all around fun to use copy abilities in Kirby's arsenal.

This one is awesome; It's sad it hasn't returned (yet). Here's a challenge: Try completing the stage using the water geyser only to move.

Use that rainbow and bye bye bad guys it keeps you safe and dishes great damage. And this goes for every attack.

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15 Spark

Most op Kirby Power, period.

Mattstatt, it was highly buffed in newer games... it was merged with plasma, before then it was just a crummy Ice ripoff with only the shield

Spark is awesome because you can protect and attack at the same time! You cann also protect while powering up for a giant spark blast!

Spark was SEVERELY nerfed in the newer games. - mattstat716

16 Double-Bladed Laser Sword

The only power-up where Kirby becomes a Jedi! - Anuban

Kirby... May the force be with you!

Do 64's abilities count? - mattstat716

17 Magic

Magic is one of the most overlooked abilities in the series, and it absolutely begs for a return. The dove attack has a fantastic range, the throwing cards are among the best projectiles in the game next to the Ninja's weaponry, and the jack-in-the-box is NIGHTMARISHLY strong, comparable to the attacks of the Hammer power. Perhaps its overwhelming power is the reason that it has only appeared in a single game, because in terms of effectiveness it is only beneath monsters like UFO and Smash.

In Squeak Squad, Magic gains a wide variety of attacks, moves, and abilities. It can cut ropes, pound stakes, fire doves, and much, much, much more!

Magic had... well... very few attacks and not great. Shame it didn't return. - mattstat716

Magic is the best because I got the UFO ability after using it.It can give you any ability.Icluding smash and UFO! It can give you any of your favorite ability.

18 Fireworks

It's the Fourth of July soon!

Is this an ability? It'd be cute to see him have fireworks on his head. - mattstat716

19 Fire Sword
20 Leaf

Leaf can be just as invincible as stone, and leaf uppercut does a decent amount of damage.

You shoot in every direction and looks awesome - rexprice4

Great in battle and looks awesome - rexprice4

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Top Remixes (14)

1. U.F.O.
2. Tornado
3. Super Fireball
1. Fighter
2. Smash
3. U.F.O.
1. Double-Bladed Laser Sword
2. Fire Sword
3. Parasol

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