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

In every Super Smash Bros. game so far, Kirby has had the ability to copy any other characters' standard-special move with his Neutral-B attack, Inhale, except when a character is using a Custom Move, Kirby will always use the default one even if it's completely different from the default. If another Kirby is swallowed, only damage is dealt, but Kirby can steal a copy ability off the enemy Kirby, if they had one. When Kirby copies one of his opponents, he will also bear a resemblance of that character in the form of a hat of some kind, which usually show a prominent part of the character copied, and oftentimes mimics their voices/sounds. When performing copied attacks, Kirby will also use the same weapons and poses as their owners. When Kirby has the ability of any Standard Special Move that makes the player helpless in midair (Giant Punch , Mach Tornado, PK Flash, PK Freeze, and Rollout in Melee), the same effect will happen to him.

Kirby can choose to discard the ability at any time by using one of his taunts, though he may also lose it when taking damage. Below are Kirby's appearances when he copies the other characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

CharacterFeatures ObtainedSpecial MoveNotes
Bayonetta
Kirby Bayonetta
Bayonetta's Hair, glasses, and beauty mark.Bullet Climax
BowserBowser Kirby (SSB3DS)Bowser's horns, hair, and eyebrows.Fire BreathWhile breathing fire, Kirby takes the pose of Fire Kirby from Kirby Super Star.
Bowser Jr.Kirby bowser jrBowser Jr.'s horns, hair, eyebrows and scarf. Clown CannonKirby does not gain the Koopa Clown Car, and instead fires the cannonball from his own mouth.
Captain FalconFalcon KirbyCaptain Falcon's helmet (with transparent visor).Falcon PunchKirby imitates the famous "Falcon Punch!" shout. This imitation has become famous in its own right. He can also perform the Reverse Falcon Punch.
CharizardCharizard KirbyA hat of Charizard's head and wings.FlamethrowerAs with Bowser, the move is similar to Kirby's Fire ability. However,unlike the Bowser Copy ability, Kirby takes the stance of Fire Kirby from Kirby's Adventure.
Cloud
Cloud Kirby
Cloud's hairBlade BeamKirby does not gain Cloud's Limit Gauge and thus cannot perform the Limit Break version of the move.
Corrin
Corrin-Kirby 1 SSB4 (Wii U)
Corrin's dragon helmetDragon Fang Shot
Dark PitDark Pit Kirby (SSB3DS)Dark Pit's headwreath and wingsSilver BowResembles Cupid Kirby.
Diddy KongDiddy Kong Kirby (SSB3DS)Diddy Kong's hat.Peanut Popgun
Donkey KongDK Kirby (SSB3DS)Donkey Kong's fur.Giant PunchSince the move put Donkey Kong in helpless state when the attack is used in midair, Kirby is helpless after using the move in midair as well.
Dr. MarioDr. Kirby (SSB3DS)Dr. Mario's headgearMegavitamins This move is the same as when he gains Mario's ability, but he throws pills instead.
Duck HuntDog kirbyDuck Hunt's nose, mouth and ears.Trick Shot
FalcoFalco Kirby (SSB3DS)Falco's beak, "mohawk", and reddish eye colouringBlasterKirby still uses his hat from Melee.
FoxFox KirbyFox's ears and helmet.Blaster
GanondorfGanondorf Kirby (SSB3DS)Ganondorf's hair, eyebrows, and head ornamentWarlock PunchKirby performs the Warlock Punch, a more powerful version of the Falcon Punch. He can also do the Reverse Warlock Punch.
GreninjaGreninja Kirby (SSB3DS)A hat of Greninja's headWater Shuriken
IkeIke KirbyIke's hair and headband.Eruption
JigglypuffPurin Kirby (SSB3DS)Jigglypuff's ears and hair tuft.RolloutKirby's ears and hair tuft are now colored pink, regardless of which color Kirby is currently using.
King DededeDedede Kirby (SSB3DS)King Dedede's hat.InhaleKirby can use this to perform the obscure "Kirbycide". Also, by copying this version of Inhale, Kirby can only spit his enemies out as stars, similar to the original Kirby's Dream Land.
LinkLink Kirby (SSB3DS)Link's Hat (Looks similar to Sword Kirby)Hero's BowResembles Sword Kirby.
Little MacKirby MacLittle Mac's hair and eyebrows.Straight LungeKirby also imitates Little Mac's voice while doing the move. Kirby will not receive Little Mac's Power Meter, meaning that he can't use the KO Uppercut.
LucarioLucario Kirby (SSB3DS)A hat of Lucario's ears and "blindfold".Aura SphereThe amount of damage Kirby takes does not affect Aura's Sphere's damage.
LucasKirby-LucasLucas's hairPK Freeze
LucinaLucina KirbyLucina's mask.Shield Breaker
LuigiLuigi Kirby (SSB3DS)Luigi's CapFireball
MarioMario Kirby (SSB3DS)Mario's CapFireball
MarthMarth Kirby (SSB3DS)Marth's hair and crownShield Breaker
Mega ManMega KirbyMega Man's Helmet.Metal Blade
Meta KnightKirby KnightMeta Knight's mask and small wings.Mach TornadoUsing the move in midair sends Kirby in a helpless state. This move is a reference to Kirby's Tornado ability in some of his games.
MewtwoKirbytwoMewtwo's ears, neck and tail.Shadow BallThe ears and tail are Kirby's colors. Kirby also grows a new neck.
Mii FighterMiiThe Mii Fighter's headgear
Mr. Game & WatchGame and Watch Kirby (SSBWU)Mr. Game & Watch's color and outline.Chef
NessNess Kirby (SSB3DS)Ness's baseball capPK FlashKirby also does not wear the hat exactly as Ness does; he wears it backwards, whereas Ness wears it sideways. This may be a reference to Yo-Yo Kirby, Wheel Kirby, and/or Paint Kirby.
OlimarOlimar Kirby (SSB3DS)Olimar's large nose and helmet antennaPikmin Pluck/Pikmin ThrowSince Pikmin are completely tied into Olimar's moveset, Kirby cannot use Pikmin Pluck correctly. Instead, he plucks a Pikmin and immediately throws it.The Pikmin hits opponents for minor damage and dies once it hits the ground.
Pac-ManKirbyasPacMan Pac-Man's nose and eyebrows.Bonus Fruit
PalutenaPalutena KirbyPalutena's hair and diadem. AutoreticleThough, Palutena holds her staff all the time, Kirby only use it when he performs the attack.
PeachPeach KirbyPeach's crown.Toad
PikachuPikachu Kirby (SSB3DS)A hat of Pikachu's head and tailThunder Jolt
PitPit Kirby (SSB3DS)Pit's diadem and wingsPalutena's Arrow
R.O.B.R.O.B. Kirby (SSB3DS)R.O.B.'s eyes and diodeRobo Beam
RobinRobin KirbyRobin's hair.ThunderAfter Kirby uses the tome until it runs out, he loses the copy ability.
Rosalina & LumaRosalina Kirby & LumaRosalina's Crown and batonLuma ShotLike the Pikmin, Rosalina is always giving commands to the Luma, and since Kirby is limited, when he uses Luma Shot and then the move ends, the Luma will instantly disappear.
RoyKirby-RoyRoy's hair, and Headband
RyuKirby-RyuRyu's hair, eyebrows, and Red HeadbandHadokenKirby cries out Hadoken like Ryu does when using this attack. He can also power it up and use the Shakunetsu while yelling said moves.
SamusSamus Kirby (SSB3DS)Samus' helmet (covering whole body) with transparent visorCharge ShotKirby uses his arm instead of the Arm Cannon when using Charge Shot. This move is similar to the UFO ability from certain games (as well as the Kirby Super Star version of the Beam ability), in which Kirby could fire a different kind of shot depending on how long the B button is held (the longer it's held, the stronger the attack).
SheikSheik Kirby (SSB3DS)Sheik's headcloth and hair.Needle Storm
ShulkMonado KirbyShulk's Monado.Monado ArtsKirby is able to use the Monado Arts in the same way as Shulk, even if Kirby will not use it to attack. Instead of receiving Shulk's hair, Kirby receives the Monado, this is the only Copy Ability that has this distinction.
SonicSonic Kirby (SSB3DS)A hat of Sonic's ears and quillsHoming AttackKirby also imitates Sonic's voice while doing the move.
Toon LinkToon Kirby (SSB3DS)Toon Link's floppy capHero's BowLike Link, this resembles Sword Kirby
VillagerVillager Kirby (SSB3DS)Villager's hairPocketKirby does the same pose as Villager
WarioWario Kirby (SSB3DS)Wario's biker helmetChompKirby gets the biker helmet regardless of whether or not the Wario he swallows is wearing his classic "W" cap. In addition, he also says "AH-UM!" in an amusing voice, something Wario doesn't do.
Wii Fit TrainerWii Fit Kirby (SSB3DS)Wii Fit Trainer's hair and colouringSun SalutationThis is the only Copy Ability that not just give Kirby a hat, but also a colouring.
YoshiYoshi Kirby (SSB3DS)A hat of Yoshi's head and a second tongueEgg Lay
ZeldaZelda Kirby (SSB3DS)Young Zelda's headdressNayru's LoveThis is one of the two Copy Abilities in SSBWU/3DS that isn't based on the character model he is copying, the other one being Falco's Copy Ability. Not only is it the outfit of Zelda at a different age, but it is also from a different game. the headdress is in Ocarina of Time, yet the Zelda character in Brawl is modelled off the Twilight Princess version.
Zero Suit SamusZero Suit Samus Kirby (SSB3DS)Zero Suit Samus' ponytailParalyzerThough, Zero Suit Samus holds her Paralyzer all the time, Kirby only use it when he performs the attack.

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