This article is about Kirby's different Copy abilities in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. To see the other abilities from the other games, see Copy Abilities (SSB), Copy Abilities (SSBM), 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 characters' standard-special move with his Neutral-B attack, Inhale. 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. Brawl.

Character Features Obtained Special Move Notes
Bowser Bowserkirby.jpg Bowser's hair, eyebrows, and horns Fire Breath While breathing fire, Kirby takes the pose of Fire Kirby from Kirby Super Star.
Captain Falcon Kfalconpunch.jpg 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. He can also perform the Reverse Falcon Punch.
Diddy Kong Kdiddy.jpg Diddy Kong's Nintendo cap Peanut Popgun
Donkey Kong Kdk.jpg Donkey Kong's fur and hair Giant Punch Since 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.
Falco Falcokirby.jpg Falco's beak, "mohawk", and reddish eye colouring Blaster Even in Brawl, Kirby has the same "mohawk" as Falco had in Melee, as opposed to Brawl where he has just a single point. The copied Blaster does not have the "electrifying" effect, that the original Blaster has. This attack is also similar to Kirby's Laser ability from certain games (except they can't bounce off slopes) - the same applies to Fox and Wolf's moves.
Fox Kfox.jpg Fox's ears and helmet Blaster
Ganondorf Kganon.jpg Ganondorf's hair, eyebrows, and head ornament Warlock Punch Kirby can also perform the Reverse Warlock Punch. Kirby also does the move with an amusing voice.
Ice Climbers Kpopo.jpg 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 (not to be confused with Ice Kirby).
Ike Ikekirby.jpg Ike's hair and headband Eruption
Jigglypuff Kjiggly.jpg Jigglypuff's ears and hair tuft Rollout This Kirby hat is whatever colour Kirby is, instead of Jigglypuff pink. Also, Kirby says "Puu-rin!" for the move (Jigglypuff's Japanese name being Purin), regardless of the game being set to English.
King Dedede Kirbydedede.jpg King Dedede's hat Inhale Kirby 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.
Link Klink2.jpg Link's floppy cap Hero's Bow Looks similar to Sword Kirby, since Sword Kirby is loosely based on Link.
Lucario Klucario.jpg A hat of Lucario's ears and "blindfold" Aura Sphere Kirby's Aura Sphere is not linked to his current damage like Lucario's. It stays about as powerful as a 70%-80% Aura Sphere from Lucario.
Lucas Klucas.jpg Lucas's hair PK Freeze After using the move in midair, Kirby becomes helpless.
Luigi Kluigi.jpg Luigi's cap Fireball
Mario KMario1.jpg Mario's cap Fireball Kirby's arm is lower to the ground than Mario's, thus his fireball bounces sooner and more often, therefore traveling a shorter distance and disappearing faster. This limitation in distance is easily overcome if Kirby uses the fireball while aerial, however.
Marth Marthkirby.jpg Marth's hair and crown Shield Breaker
Meta Knight Mach Tornado Kirby Beginning SSBB.png Meta Knight's mask (with green eyes), and small wings. Mach Tornado Using 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.
Mr. Game & Watch G&wkirby.jpg Mr. Game & Watch's colour palette of black with a grey outline; also has white eyes and mouth Chef
Ness Kness.jpg Ness's baseball cap PK Flash Kirby 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. Kirby also becomes helpless after using the move in midair.
Olimar Kolimar.jpg Olimar's large nose and helmet antenna Pikmin Pluck/Pikmin Throw Since 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 (1% Red, 2% Yellow, 3% Blue, 4% Purple, 5% White) and dies once it hits the ground.
Peach Kirbypeach.jpg Peach's crown Toad
Pikachu Kpika.jpg A hat of Pikachu's head and tail Thunder Jolt Kirby also imitates Pikachu's voice while using the move. In the Sound Test, this imitation appears as sound #25 in the Kirby's Copy Abilities sound effects library (a reference to Pikachu's national Pokédex number).
Pit Kpit.jpg Pit's diadem and wings Palutena Arrow This hat resembles Cupid Kirby in both the design and the attack that is copied.
Pokémon Trainer Ksquirtle.jpg Squirtle's shell and tail Water Gun
Kbulbasaur.jpg A hat of Ivysaur's head, bulb, and leaves Bullet Seed
Kcharizard.jpg A hat of Charizard's head and wings Flamethrower As 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.
R.O.B. Kr.o.b.jpg R.O.B.'s eyes and diode Robo Beam While R.O.B. makes no sound for this move, Kirby says "BEEP" in a monotone voice. This hat resembles Laser Kirby in both the design and the move that is copied.
Samus Ksamus.jpg Samus' helmet (covering whole body) with transparent visor Charge Shot Usually Kirby obtains the weapon of enemies. But for Samus he uses his hands for the beam. 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).
Sheik Ksheik.jpg Sheik's headcloth and hair Needle Storm
Snake SNAAAAAAAKE!.jpg Snake's headband and facial hair Hand Grenade While Kirby has no ears, he covers where they would be if a grenade explodes near him, which mimics Snake's behavior. He also walks differently while carrying a grenade that has not been thrown, again imitating Snake. The headband is also similar to the one Fighter Kirby and Suplex Kirby wear.
Sonic Ksonic.jpg A hat of Sonic's ears and quills Homing Attack Kirby immitates Sonic's voice while doing the move.
Toon Link Ktoonlink.jpg Toon Link's floppy cap Hero's Bow Like Link, this Kirby hat looks like Sword Kirby.
Wario Fatmankirby.jpg Wario's biker helmet Chomp Kirby 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. Kirby can use this to perform the obscure "Kirbycide".
Wolf Kwolf.jpg Wolf's ears and eyepatch Blaster
Yoshi Yoshikirby.jpg A hat of Yoshi's head Egg Lay Oddly enough, Kirby grows a second tongue to use Egg Lay. Kirby also immitates Yoshi's voice while doing the move.
Zelda Kzelda.jpg Young Zelda's headdress Nayru's Love This is one of the two Copy Abilities in SSBB 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 Samus Kirbyzss.jpg ZSS's ponytail Paralyzer Though, Zero Suit Samus holds her paralyser all the time, Kirby only holds it when he performs the attack.

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