Total Nerd All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked  

Collin Flatt
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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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316 86
Mirror is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Mirror

Powers: Kirby confuses enemies with a bunch of mirror images that all kick ass together. 

2
255 63
Yo-Yo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Yo-Yo

Powers: Kirby feels the need to wear a backwards cap when he uses the very versatile yo-yo.

3
297 85
Hammer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Hammer

Powers: When Kirby busts out the silly circus hammer, it's clobberin' time.

4
235 66
ESP is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
ESP

Powers: Kirby uses psychic abilities to throw different kinds of projectiles at enemies or teleport around the screen. He wears a hat reminiscent of Ness, the protagonist from EarthBound.

5
245 72
Sword is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Sword

Powers: When Kirby wears the Link hat, he breaks out the sword-swinging action.

6
233 67
Fighter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Fighter

Powers: Kirby wears a red headband a la Ryu from Street Fighter while pucnhing and kicking his way to victory.

7
220 67
U.F.O. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
U.F.O.

Powers: The UFO Kirby can levitate and features four different kinds of attacks.

8
209 63
Ninja is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Ninja

Powers: Kirby throws lots of ninja star projectiles and is quick like a cat when using the rare Ninja ability.

9
205 64
Archer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
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.

10
201 68
Water is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Water

Powers: Kirby wears a crown of splashing water, gliding around on waves and shooting his water gun.

11
198 67
Beam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
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.

12
204 72
Hypernova is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Hypernova

Powers: When Kirby eats a miracle fruit, he goes berserk and can inhale huge objects that he couldn't stomach before.

13
190 65
Beetle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked

Powers: Kirby sports a giant helmet and uses the horn on his head to run enemies through.

14
179 62
Wheel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Wheel

Powers: Kirby turns into a giant spinning wheel, crushing all enemies in his path and while remaining impervious to most attacks.

15
164 55
Ice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Ice

Powers: Kirby can freeze enemies with his breath, and skate along the ground. He can also kick frozen enemies into other ones.

16
169 59
Spear is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
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.

17
166 58
Poison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked

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

18
164 57
Wing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Wing

Powers: Kirby can attack his enemies with high-wire acrobatics and by throwing his plumage at foes.

19
171 66
Tornado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Tornado

Powers: Kirby whips himself into a whirling dervish invincible to attacks and capable of whooping a whole lot of butt. 

20
157 58
Plasma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Plasma

Powers: Kirby can make and store an electric charge that shoots green plasma blasts through walls.

21
158 61
Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Fire

Powers: When Kirby sets himself ablaze he can shoot fireballs at enemies and damage those nearby.

22
163 66
Cutter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Cutter

Powers: Kirby throws a boomerang blade at enemies while wearing that adorable yellow winged cap.

23
146 57
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
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.

24
147 60
Spark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Spark

Powers: Kirby surrounds himself in a shower of electricity and shocks anyone that dares to come too close.

25
154 65
Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Bell

Powers: Kirby rocks two yellow hand bells to hit enemies on the head enemies and attack them with a sound shockwave.

26
150 64
Stone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Stone

Powers: Stone may look like a defensive ability, but tell that to the guy that just got dropped on.

27
142 64
Leaf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Leaf

Powers: Kirby wears a crown of foliage and wields the power to to create and control leaves.

28
133 60
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Doctor

Powers: Kirby throws pills and clipboards at enemies, or squirts them with a rainbow from a syringe.

29
135 62
Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Mike

Powers: Kirby screams into a microphone, destroying all enemies on screen.

30
122 53
Magic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
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.

31
134 64
Jet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Jet

Powers: When Kirby dons his cap and goggles, he zips around wearing a winged jetpack.

32
144 74
Parasol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Parasol

Powers: Kirby uses his red and white parasol to attack enemies, protect his head, and fall slowly and safely from high ledges.

33
131 65
Suplex is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
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. 

34
115 54
Paint is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Paint

Powers: Kirby splats the screen with paint, doing heavy damage to the enemy.

35
114 54
Cook is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Cook

Powers: Kirby gathers all enemies on screen and turns them into health by cooking them.

36
121 60
Animal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Animal

Powers: Kirby dons a wolf pelt and can dig through dirt, sand, and snow. He can also cut ropes, tall grass, and chains.

37
126 64
Whip is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Whip

Powers: When Kirby dons his silly cowboy hat, he works a whip to grab items and enemies, doing serious damage. 

38
102 47
Missile is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Missile

Powers: Kirby turns into a giant missile and rains justice down on his foes with an explosive attack.

39
125 66
Bomb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Bomb

Powers: Kirby throws big black bombs and rolls them towards enemies like bowling balls.

40
124 66
Crash is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Crash

Powers: Kirby unleashes a massive surge of energy, destroying all enemies on screen.

41
106 57
Laser is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Laser

Powers: Kirby can fire lasers out of his neato techy visor.

42
114 64
Needle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Needle

Powers: Kirby covers his body in spikes for this defensive ability, but can also use it to traverse walls.

43
116 66
Clean is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Clean

Powers: Kirby attacks enemies with brooms, plungers, and dusters while wearing a yellow bandana on his head.

44
118 73
Circus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Circus

Powers: When Kirby wears the big top tent on his head, he attacks enemies with balloon animals and bowling pins, while bouncing around on trampolines.

45
103 67
Bubble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Bubble

Powers: Kirby attacks enemies with a soapy stunning bubble attack, which turns enemies into ability bubbles as well.

46
92 76
Throw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Throw

Powers: Kirby inhales bad guys and throws them at other enemies, most of whom go down without a fight.

47
89 87
Cupid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Cupid

Powers: Kirby gets wings, a halo, and a bow that shoots heart-shaped arrows.

48
85 83
Freeze is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Freeze

Powers: Kirby surrounds himself in a chilly blast that freezes nearby enemies into cubes that can be kicked at other baddies.

49
95 94
Hi-Jump is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Hi-Jump

Powers: Kirby puts on his red and blue cape before hi-jumping and going full-on projectile into enemy hordes.

50
82 86
Burning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Burning

Powers: Kirby attacks nearby enemies at a high rate of speed in a ball of hot fury.