|“||If you grab all of those apples, you'll get some kind of reward.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
An apple is a round red fruit that grows in Dream Land and is utilized by various enemies such as Poppy Bros. Jr. and bosses like Whispy Woods. It is even represented in the Super Smash Bros. series as a trophy and item.
Poppy Bros. Jr. and Perot roll on them to try to attack Kirby. Inhaling the foe makes it lose the apple. Whispy Woods grows them and uses them to attack Kirby by making them fall and bounce around towards Kirby. If Kirby has no copied abilities, he can inhale the apples and use them as projectiles against Whispy Woods. In Kirby Super Star Ultra’s Revenge of the King sub-game, Whispy's Revenge shoots out poison apples that hurt Kirby if swallowed. The poison apples are shown as being purple colored.
In Kirby Mass Attack, apples are one of the fruits that can be eaten. There are also bonus green apples featured alongside them.
At the beginning of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby prepares to eat an apple before the entirety of Planet Popstar is drained of color by Claycia. When Kirby regains his color, he is unable to eat the now colorless fruit. Apples are mentioned throughout the game, even appearing as Kirby's reward for saving his planet in the conclusion.
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Team Kirby uses items called Gem Apples as a type of currency. They can be traded to Magolor at the Shoppe for items, spent to unlock Quests and replenish vigor, exchanged to add time to the timer, and other things.
Apples serve as an item that appears in two modes of Kirby Battle Royale, most notably Apple Scramble, in which players attempt to collect as many as possible in the given amount of time. They also appear in Crazy Theater where players have to stand on the correct number of apples that appear on the stage, or carry a certain amount of apples.
Whispy uses apples to trap his enemies, which was first seen in Beware: Whispy Woods!. Kirby enjoys eating them, but they can also damage him when used as weapons by enemies like Phan Phan or Whispy Woods.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, apples appear as items dropped by Whispy Woods at the Green Greens stage. They have up to three effects; they can either be eaten to regain health, thrown to damage other competitors, or explode upon landing.
Apples also appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
|“||Fruit that falls from above when you're battling Whispy Woods. Kirby can suck them up and spit them out as useful projectile weapons. They're nice to have around when you don't have any Copy Abilities, but they do damage when they hit you, so they can be a bother too. They offer no ability when swallowed. These apples are not produced by Whispy Woods.”|
|— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|“||This isn't an enemy at all. It's just an apple. Still, they're something to watch out for—Whispy Woods will try to hit you on the head with them. Some enemies like to roll around on them too. Apples come in two varieties—one gives you health, and the other you can throw. And, needless to say, Kirby's favorite food is... Oh, it's tomatoes.”|
|— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U|