This article is about Kirby's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Kirby.
Kirby's ability to copy fighters is totally unique! While he is light and can be launched easily, he can also jump up to five times in the air, so he has great recovery. Look for his new Stone transformation, too.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Kirby is a veteran fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018 and eventually the first protagonist of Adventure Mode: World of Light.




  • Light, making him easy to KO.


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Changes from SSBWU/3DS


Ground Attacks

Aerial Attacks

  • All of his aerials have less ending lag.

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks

  • Stone now has a new form resembling a Sheikah treasure chest from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
    • Stone also has a faster start-up.
  • If Kirby copies an opponent, he will do a brief pose, which references his games where he does the same.
  • Kirby now can Inhale opponent projectiles to heal himself. He can now also spit them out as stars.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Kirby throws a jab, and then a second jab with the other hand, and finally unleashes a flurry of punches that end in a stronger one.
  • Forward Tilt: Kirby does a side kick; can be angled up and down.
  • Up Tilt: Kirby kicks in an upwards path behind himself, hitting behind and above.
  • Down Tilt (Squish Kick): Kirby kicks low to the ground.
  • Dash Attack (Burning): Kirby dashes forward with a fiery spiraling headbutt.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Kirby lunges forwards with a powerful kick.
  • Up Smash: Kirby does a backflip, kicking overhead.
  • Down Smash: Kirby performs a splits kick and spins around.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack: Quickly climbs the edge and kicks in front of him.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Kirby spins around, limbs extended.
  • Forward aerial: Kirby kicks forwards three times.
  • Back aerial: Kirby kicks backward with both of his feet.
  • Up aerial: Kirby kicks overhead.
  • Down aerial: Kirby does a downwards drill kick.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Kirby punches the opponent with his free hand.
  • Forward Throw: Based on Pile Driver from Kirby's Suplex ability. Kirby leaps upwards with the opponent, flips with them in the air, and then body slams them on the ground.
  • Back Throw: Based on German Suplex from Kirby's Suplex ability. Kirby backflips with the opponent, slamming them on the ground.
  • Up Throw: Based on Air Drop from Kirby's Ninja ability. Kirby leaps up off the top of the screen with the opponent and then comes back down, slamming the opponent on the ground.
  • Down Throw: Based on Fury Stomp from Kirby's Suplex ability. Kirby lays the opponent on the ground then rapidly stomps on them multiple times, finishing with a body slam.

Special Moves

Kirby's Special Moves
SSB Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Inhale
Side Special Hammer Hammer Flip
Up Special Final Cutter
Down Special Stone
Final Smash Cook Kirby Ultra Sword


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

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Palette Swaps

800px-Kirby Palette (SSBU)


External links

06 Kirby – Super Smash Bros

06 Kirby – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate