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This article is about Kirby's different Copy abilities in Super Smash Bros. Melee. To see the other abilities from the other games, see Copy Abilities (SSB), Copy Abilities (SSBB), and Copy Abilities (SSBWU/3DS). To see the move, see Inhale.

In every Super Smash Bros. game so far, Kirby has had the ability to copy any other character's Standard Special Move (besides other Kirbys). When Kirby copies one of his opponents, he will also bear a resemblance to that character. Here is what Kirby looks like when he copies the other characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Despite being copy abilities, the trophies refers them as Kirby Hats.

Character Features Obtained Special Move
Bowser Kirbybowser Bowser's hair, eyebrows, and horns Fire Breath While breathing fire, Kirby takes the same pose as if he were breathing fire as Fire Kirby.
Captain Falcon Kirbyfalcon C. Falcon's helmet (with transparent visor) Falcon Punch Kirby imitates the famous "Falcon Punch!" shout. This imitation has become famous in its own right.
Donkey Kong Kirbydk Donkey Kong's fur and hair Giant Punch
Dr. Mario Kirbydrmario Dr. Mario's headgear Megavitamin The collision sound is that of a Green Shell, instead of the original sound.
Falco Kirbyfalco Falco's beak, "mohawk", and reddish eye colouring Blaster Both Falco and Fox's Blasters bear resemblance to Laser Kirby's attack (except that it can't bounce off slopes)
Fox Kirbyfox Fox's ears and helmet Blaster Both Falco and Fox's Blasters bear resemblance to Laser Kirby's attack (except that it can't bounce off slopes).
Ganondorf Kirbyganon Ganondorf's hair, eyebrows, and head ornament Warlock Punch
Ice Climbers Kirbyiceclimber Popo's blue parka Ice Shot Less effective than the original since Kirby never has a partner. Also, the costume is identical to Freeze Kirby as he appeared in later Kirby games.
Jigglypuff Kirbyjiggly Jigglypuff's ears and hair tuft Rollout This Kirby hat is whatever colour Kirby is, instead of Jigglypuff pink.
Link Kirbylink Link's floppy cap Bow Looks similar to Sword Kirby, since the Sword Kirby hat is likely a reference to Link.
Luigi Kirbyluigi Luigi's cap Fireball
Mario Kirbymario Mario's cap Fireball
Marth Kirbymarth Marth's hair and crown Shield Breaker
Mewtwo Kirbymewtwo Mewtwo's ears, neck and tail Shadow Ball The ears and tail are Kirby's colors. Kirby also grows a new neck.
Mr. Game & Watch Kirbymrgameandwatch Mr. Game & Watch's colour palette of black with a grey outline; also has white eyes and mouth. Chef This the only copy where Kirby doesn't gain a clothing garment or change in physical attribute.
Ness Kirbyness Ness's baseball cap PK Flash Kirby does not wear the hat exactly as Ness does; he wears it backward, whereas Ness wears it sideways. This may be a reference to Yo-Yo Kirby, Wheel Kirby, and/or Paint Kirby.
Peach Kirbypeach Peach's crown Toad
Pichu Kirbypichu A hat of Pichu's head and tail Thunder Jolt Kirby, like Pichu, damages himself when he uses Pichu's Thunder Jolt.
Pikachu Kirbypikachu A hat of Pikachu's head and tail Thunder Jolt
Roy Kirbyroy Roy's hair and crown Flare Blade Again, like Pichu's copy ability, Kirby will deal 10% damage to himself if charged to maximum.
Samus Kirbysamus Samus' helmet (covering whole body) with transparent visor Charge Shot Kirby uses his hands to charge the beam.
Sheik Kirbysheik Sheik's headcloth and hair. Needle Storm
Yoshi Kirbyyoshi A hat of Yoshi's head Egg Lay Oddly enough, Kirby grows a second tongue to use Egg Lay.
Young Link Kirbyyounglink Young Link's floppy cap Fire Bow Like Link, this Kirby hat looks like Sword Kirby.
Zelda Kirbyzelda Young Zelda's headdress Nayru's Love This is the only Kirby hat in Melee that isn't based on the character model he is copying. It is taken from Zelda's younger version from "Ocarina of Time"

Kirby Hats trophies

The game provides a series of trophies that briefly summarize the ability of each available hat:

Kirby Hat 1
Here's Kirby sporting several results of his Copy ability. In Link's hat he can shoot arrows, while Mario's cap gives him access to Fireballs. The Donkey Kong suit offers up a Giant Punch, while Samus's helmet allows Kirby to fire off charged-up energy shots. Finally, while wearing the Yoshi hat, Kirby can swallow enemies and turn them into eggs.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01
Kirby Hat 2
Kirby's got several of his finest hats on here. In Ness's baseball cap, he can use the power of PSI to unleash PK Flash, while Captain Falcon's visor gives him the ability to unleash a huge punch. His adorable Pikachu cap comes complete with stored-up electric charges, allowing him to shock his foes, and the Fox ears come with a matching blaster.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01
Kirby Hat 3
With all of these hats, Kirby could open his own haberdashery! Peach's crown lets him use Toad, while the Ice Climber parka allows him to shoot ice blocks. Kirby has Fire Breath in the Bowser horns, and he can copy Zelda in both her forms. In Zelda's headdress he can use Nayru's Love, while Sheik's wrap gives him a needle arsenal.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01
Kirby Hat 4
Looks like Kirby's copied a bunch of hidden characters! In Luigi's hat, he can shoot green Fireballs, while copying Mewtwo gives him the power to throw Shadow Balls. Copying Mr. Game & Watch lets Kirby hurl sausages, and doing the same to Jigglypuff earns him a Rollout move. Marth's hair comes complete with a powerful Shield Breaker move.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01
Kirby Hat 5
Secret hats galore! In Pichu's hat Kirby can shoot out electricity, while Dr. Mario's headgear gives him Megavitamins. When Kirby wears Falco's beak, he gets to use Falco's powerful Blaster; by the same token, he can fire arrows when in Young Link's cap. When Kirby copies Ganondorf he gets the Warlock Punch, and copying Roy produces a Flare Blade.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01

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