KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the ability appearing in Kirby Star Allies. For the similar ability appearing in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, see Paint.

Set out on a voyage of training with a colorful paintbrush on your side! Materialize yummies to share with your friends. It's like magic! Art has the power to save the world!
— Flavor text • Kirby Star Allies

Artist is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby Star Allies.

Games

Kirby Star Allies

Artist focuses on using a paintbrush as a weapon, summoning enemies by painting them to life, and creating or painting sculptures, to deal damage; Brush Slash and Brush Splash can paint blank signs to materialize Items, and counters the Sizzle and Zap elements. Artist has two Friend Abilities, Still Life and Rock Painter; Still Life paints a picture of Fridge Kirby to drop food items that corresponds to the number of Friends there are, Rock Painter paints a massive stone statue that splashes paint upon landing. Artist is obtained from the Vividria mid-boss, who is its Friend Helper.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Brush Slash B Kirby swings his paintbrush forward, unleashing a splash of paint. 24 (brush), 16 (paint)
Brush Splash Dash + B Kirby rushes forward and swings his paintbrush, unleashing a splash of paint. 24 (brush), 16 (paint)
Painter ↓ + B Kirby produces an easel and paints a character. This character jumps out of the canvas and moves forward for several seconds, periodically attacking. Images of King Dedede, Meta Knight, Bandana Waddle Dee, and Full Belly Kirby[1] can be produced. King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee all stop and attack two times before disappearing, each traveling the same distance; Full Belly Kirby doesn't stop, and travels farther than the others. 16 (easel), 36 (King Dedede), 32 (Bandana Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, Full Belly Kirby)
Sculpture ↓↑ + B Kirby produces a large slab of rock and carves it into a sculpture. Depending on the size of the slab, Kirby will sculpt of one four objects, from tallest to shortest: Dreamstalk, Goddess, Kabu, and an urn. Kirby then holds his sculpture above his head and loses the ability to move, only able to rotate; if Kirby sculpts the urn, it will shatter immediately after its creation. 8
Creative Destruction Press B after Sculpture Kirby swings his sculpture twice and then smashes it against the ground, destroying the sculpture. 50 per swing, 18 (urn)
Painbrush Press and hold ↓ + Y Kirby holds his brush in front of himself. After it grows several times, he swings it wildly, covering the screen with paint. This drops the ability, and cannot be used by Vividria. 60, 70 (last hit)
Still Life Press and hold ↑ Kirby produces an easel and paints a refrigerator. It releases food items corresponding to the number of Friends (one if alone). This move cannot be used again until it recharges. 4 (easel)
Rock Painter During Stone's Stone Change, attack with Brush Slash, etc. Kirby paints the stone with Brush Slash or Brush Splash, which will transform it into a giant painted statue that will rise on air and drop, and also slide on slopes. This move can be used on any character that has a stone transformation, e.g. Rick & Kine & Coo's Stone Rick and Gooey's Stone Gooey; Rick's and Gooey's statues are always the same, whereas Stone's and Rocky's have multiple variants. 40 (transformation), 120 (drop), 50 (paint)

Cameos

Cameo Origin Attack Image
King Dedede
Kirby's Dream Land
Painter KSA Cameo 4.jpg
Bandana Waddle Dee
Kirby Super Star
Painter KSA Cameo 2.jpg
Meta Knight
Kirby's Adventure
Painter KSA Cameo 3.jpg
Kirby (After 3.0.0 update)
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Painter PaintingKirby KSA.png
Kabu
Kirby's Dream Land
Sculpture KSA Cameo 5.png
Dreamstalk
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Sculpture KSA Cameo 6.png
Susie
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Sculpture KSA Cameo 7.png
Refrigerator
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Still Life KSA Cameo 1.png

Kirby Fighters 2

Artist is unlocked after reaching Fighters Rank 21. It has Rare Hats based on Vividria and Elline. Artist loses its Paintbrush move and Friend Abilities, such as Still Life, but now has Rising Brush Slash and Masterpiece Movement.

Techniques

Any invincibility granted by a move is only present when fighting bosses that aren't Shadow Kirby.

Move Controls Description Damage
Brush Slash B Kirby swings his paintbrush forward, unleashing a splash of paint. 14 (paint only), 10 (brush), 8 (paint if combo'd from brush hit)
Rising Brush Slash ↑ + B Kirby swings his paintbrush upwards, unleashing a splash of paint. 10 (brush, paint), 6 (brush if combo'd from Brush Splash, repeat Rising Brush Slash brush hits)
Brush Splash Dash + B Kirby rushes forward and swings his paintbrush, unleashing a splash of paint. 13 (1st paint only hit), 10 (second paint only hit), 16 (brush), 4 (1st and 2nd paint hits if combo'd from brush hit)
Painter ↓ + B Kirby produces an easel and paints a character. This character jumps out of the canvas and moves forward for several seconds, periodically attacking; the player can hold up or down to influence the jump of the painted character. Images of King Dedede, Meta Knight, Bandana Waddle Dee, and Full Belly Kirby can be produced. King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee all stop and attack two times before disappearing; Full Belly Kirby doesn't stop, and travels farther than the others.

King Dedede travels the slowest and jumps the lowest. He Hammers twice when stopping, by default attacking after traveling 6 tiles and 11 tiles before disappearing.
Bandana Waddle Dee travels an intermediate distance and jumps the highest. He Multispear Attacks when stopping, by default attacking after traveling 8 tiles and 15 tiles before disappearing.
Meta Knight travels the fastest and jumps the second lowest. He Overhead Slashes twice when stopping, by default attacking after traveling 9 tiles and 17 tiles before disappearing.

10 (easel)

6 (contact with King Dedede), 2 (repeat contact), 20 (1st Hammer), 14 (2nd Hammer, 1st Hammer if combo'd from contact)
6 (contact with Bandana Waddle Dee), 2 (repeat contact), 5 (Spear Thrust), 2 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd hits from Multispear Attack, Spear Thrust if combo'd from contact)
6 (contact with Meta Knight), 2 (repeat contact), 15 (1st Overhead Slash), 9 (2nd Overhead Slash, 1st Overhead Slash if combo'd from contact)
16 (contact with Full Belly Kirby), 4 (repeat contact)

Sculpture ↓↑ + B Kirby produces a large slab of rock and carves it into a sculpture. Depending on the size of the slab, Kirby will sculpt of one four objects, from tallest to shortest: Dreamstalk, Goddess, Kabu, and an urn. Kirby then holds his sculpture above his head and loses the ability to move, only able to rotate; if Kirby sculpts the urn, it will shatter immediately after its creation. 4 (rock for sculpture), 2 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th sculpting hits), 18 (pot breaking)
Masterpiece Movement Move ←/→ after Sculpture Kirby slowly walks left or right while holding his sculpture. No other actions can be done while using this technique. N/A
Creative Destruction Press B after Sculpture Kirby swings his sculpture twice and then smashes it against the ground, destroying the sculpture. 16 (1st swing), 6 (1st swing if combo'd from Sculpture) 8 (2nd swing), 17 (final swing), 28 (urn), 18 (urn if combo'd from Sculpture)

Related Quotes

Unleash the power of paint on your foes.
— Description • Kirby Star Allies official website
Paint pictures on blank signs to get items!
— Loading screen description • Kirby Star Allies
After completing a picture with the Painter Skill, use ↑/↓ to change direction!
— Artist Tip #1 • Kirby Fighters 2
After completing a Sculpture, use ←/→ to slowly move it!
— Artist Tip #2 • Kirby Fighters 2
Use the painting created with Painter as a shield so you can attack with Dash + B!
— Artist Tip #3 • Kirby Fighters 2

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese アーティスト Translates to Artist.
English Artist
Traditional Chinese 藝術家 Translates to Artist.
Simplified Chinese 艺术家 Translates to Artist.
German Künstler Translates to Artist.
French Artiste Translates to Artist.
Italian Artista Translates to Artist.
Spanish Artista Translates to Artist.

Trivia

  • Artist's concept and design may be inspired by Adeleine, an artist character in the series. This is especially noticeable with the red beret that both she and Artist Kirby wear, as well as Adeleine being a Friend and featuring similar moves.
  • The statue of Susie that can be produced using Sculpture is a parody of both the Venus de Milo and various Greek-style statues and fountains of the astrological symbol Aquarius, the water carrier; the statue is internally referred to as Goddess.
  • This ability can be seen as an upgrade to the Paint ability from Kirby Super Star. Instead of being one-use, Kirby creates paintings and swings his brush as a weapon, as well as creating sculptures.
    • Additionally, the Painbrush move, where Kirby covers the screen in paint and discards the ability, works similarly to Paint's main function.

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