Kirby (カービィ, Kābii) has been confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Brawl since the first preview shown at E3 in May 2006. Of all the characters shown, Kirby appears to be almost completely unchanged graphically. It's been speculated that Kirby's U-smash may be stronger, and his attacks may be quicker in general, though nothing is definite. All details of Kirby's Swallow and Copy have yet to be disclosed allowing for speculation that we may see changes in these abilities for Brawl.
His Final Smash is Cook Kirby, which is reminiscent of the Cook ability seen in various Kirby games. In the games, Cook Kirby clashes his utensils, tosses opponents into a pot, seasons them, stirs, and finally, health items pop out of the pot.
Role in the Subspace Emissary
After what appears to be a settlement between him and Mario, they are both attacked by the Subspace Army. Peach and Zelda come to their aid. When Mario attempts to stop the bomb, he is ambushed by Petey Piranha and blasted away from the stadium. Meanwhile, the two princesses are captured by Petey and are thrown into separate cages. Kirby then goes off against Petey. Whoever is freed, afterwards Kirby takes them for a ride on his Warp Star before being hit onto the Halberd. Soon after, an Arwing gets shot down, blowing both the Princess and Kirby off the Halberd onto the ground below.
- Standard Special Move: Swallow
- Side Special Move: Hammer
- Up Special Move: Final Cutter
- Down Special Move: Stone
- Final Smash: Cook Kirby