List Rules Vote up the Kirby abilities worth swallowing.
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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Hammer Powers: When Kirby busts out the silly circus hammer, it's clobberin' time.
Yo-Yo Powers: Kirby feels the need to wear a backwards cap when he uses the very versatile yo-yo.
Mirror Powers: Kirby confuses enemies with a bunch of mirror images that all kick ass together.
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.
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.
U.F.O. Powers: The UFO Kirby can levitate and features four different kinds of attacks.
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.
Water Powers: Kirby wears a crown of splashing water, gliding around on waves and shooting his water gun.
Fighter Powers: Kirby wears a red headband a la Ryu from Street Fighter while pucnhing and kicking his way to victory.
Sword Powers: When Kirby wears the Link hat, he breaks out the sword-swinging action.
Ninja Powers: Kirby throws lots of ninja star projectiles and is quick like a cat when using the rare Ninja ability.
Wing Powers: Kirby can attack his enemies with high-wire acrobatics and by throwing his plumage at foes.
Beetle Powers: Kirby sports a giant helmet and uses the horn on his head to run enemies through.
Wheel Powers: Kirby turns into a giant spinning wheel, crushing all enemies in his path and while remaining impervious to most attacks.