Nintendo's fan-favorite pink puffball Kirby stands as one of the most popular video game characters of all time, and Kirby's best copy abilities have allowed him to switch up his look over the years. His soft, sweet, pink appearance should not fool you; he's a badass. He fights, he floats, and can copy the powers of his foes with a well-timed inhale. Kirby abilities span a wide range of powers, each more adorable and destructive than the next. From running defense with Freeze or fanning flames with Fire, Kirby copy abilities offer a solution for every obstacle. He can float with the Parasol, tear up the road as the Wheel, and scale walls like a Ninja. With all these fantastic powers, Kirby solidified himself as one of
Nintendo's greatest characters.
So which are the best copy abilities in Kirby games? Outside of the character-specific enemy attacks he can inhale in the
Super Smash Bros. series, 54 basic Kirby copy abilities exist over the course of Kirby's more than 20-year-long game legacy. Some are powerhouses, some are utilitarian, some just fall asleep. But all are instrumental in Kirby's tireless defense of Dreamland.
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Mirror Powers: Kirby confuses enemies with a bunch of mirror images that all kick ass together. 2
Hammer Powers: When Kirby busts out the silly circus hammer, it's clobberin' time. 3
U.F.O. Powers: The UFO Kirby can levitate and features four different kinds of attacks.
Fighter Powers: Kirby wears a red headband a la Ryu from Street Fighter while pucnhing and kicking his way to victory. 5
Hypernova Powers: When Kirby eats a miracle fruit, he goes berserk and can inhale huge objects that he couldn't stomach before. 6
Sword Powers: When Kirby wears the Link hat, he breaks out the sword-swinging action. 7
Ninja Powers: Kirby throws lots of ninja star projectiles and is quick like a cat when using the rare Ninja ability. 8
Water Powers: Kirby wears a crown of splashing water, gliding around on waves and shooting his water gun.
Tornado Powers: Kirby whips himself into a whirling dervish invincible to attacks and capable of whooping a whole lot of butt. 11
Archer Powers: Kirby sports a Tyrolean cap and gets aggressive. He shoots arrows that down foes from across the screen, depending on how long he charges up the bow. 12
Stone Powers: Stone may look like a defensive ability, but tell that to the guy that just got dropped on. 13
Fire Powers: When Kirby sets himself ablaze he can shoot fireballs at enemies and damage those nearby. 14
Ghost Powers: When Kirby goes Ghost, he can control enemies and use their powers as his own. All while looking like Boo covered in a white sheet.
Spear Powers: Kirby attacks bad guys by stabbing and tossing the spear, and can fly for a short time while twirling it above his head. 16
Beetle Powers: Kirby sports a giant helmet and uses the horn on his head to run enemies through. 17
Cutter Powers: Kirby throws a boomerang blade at enemies while wearing that adorable yellow winged cap. 18
Leaf Powers: Kirby wears a crown of foliage and wields the power to to create and control leaves. 19
Poison Powers: Kirby attacks enemies with a corrosive liquid that bubbles out of his crown and can linger on the ground and cause damage to enemies that touch it 20
Bell Powers: Kirby rocks two yellow hand bells to hit enemies on the head enemies and attack them with a sound shockwave. 21
Yo-Yo Powers: Kirby feels the need to wear a backwards cap when he uses the very versatile yo-yo. 22
Parasol Powers: Kirby uses his red and white parasol to attack enemies, protect his head, and fall slowly and safely from high ledges.
Jet Powers: When Kirby dons his cap and goggles, he zips around wearing a winged jetpack. 24
Crash Powers: Kirby unleashes a massive surge of energy, destroying all enemies on screen. 25
Plasma Powers: Kirby can make and store an electric charge that shoots green plasma blasts through walls. 26
Wheel Powers: Kirby turns into a giant spinning wheel, crushing all enemies in his path and while remaining impervious to most attacks. 27
Spark Powers: Kirby surrounds himself in a shower of electricity and shocks anyone that dares to come too close. 28
Wing Powers: Kirby can attack his enemies with high-wire acrobatics and by throwing his plumage at foes.
Doctor Powers: Kirby throws pills and clipboards at enemies, or squirts them with a rainbow from a syringe. 30
Beam Powers: Kirby creates a small chain of light and electrifies any enemy in his path. This is the favorite ability of Kirby's creator, Masahiro Sakurai. 31
Missile Powers: Kirby turns into a giant missile and rains justice down on his foes with an explosive attack. 32
Ice Powers: Kirby can freeze enemies with his breath, and skate along the ground. He can also kick frozen enemies into other ones. 33
Animal Powers: Kirby dons a wolf pelt and can dig through dirt, sand, and snow. He can also cut ropes, tall grass, and chains. 34
Needle Powers: Kirby covers his body in spikes for this defensive ability, but can also use it to traverse walls. 35
Mike Powers: Kirby screams into a microphone, causing heavy damage to all enemies on screen. 36
Cook Powers: Kirby gathers all enemies on screen and turns them into health by cooking them.
Bomb Powers: Kirby throws big black bombs and rolls them towards enemies like bowling balls. 38
Burning Powers: Kirby attacks nearby enemies at a high rate of speed in a ball of hot fury. 39
Bubble Powers: Kirby attacks enemies with a soapy stunning bubble attack, which turns enemies into ability bubbles as well. 40
Suplex Powers: Suplex is rare and can only be obtained by specific mini boss enemies. Kirby speeds into his enemy, grabs them, and pile drives them into the ground. 41
Whip Powers: When Kirby dons his silly cowboy hat, he works a whip to grab items and enemies, doing serious damage. 42
Magic Powers: This is a very rare ability that uses magic tricks to attack enemies. Whether it's a slicing deck of cards or an angry flock of doves, Kirby has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. 43
Freeze Powers: Kirby surrounds himself in a chilly blast that freezes nearby enemies into cubes that can be kicked at other baddies. 44
Hi-Jump Powers: Kirby puts on his red and blue cape before hi-jumping and going full-on projectile into enemy hordes. 45
Paint Powers: Kirby splats the screen with paint, doing heavy damage to the enemy. 46
Throw Powers: Kirby inhales bad guys and throws them at other enemies, most of whom go down without a fight. 47
Laser Powers: Kirby can fire lasers out of his neato techy visor. 48
Cupid Powers: Kirby gets wings, a halo, and a bow that shoots heart-shaped arrows. 49
Backdrop Powers: Kirby inhales foes, tosses them around and drops them on their melon as an attack. Similar to Suplex. 50
Balloon Powers: Kirby inflates himself more and more every time you touch the DS screen with the stylus. Do it too much and he pops, damaging bad guys all around him.