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Puff up to float upward, and pop to stun foes!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Balloon is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby: Canvas Curse.


Kirby: Canvas Curse

Ballon focuses on inflating Kirby to make him bigger and bouncier. Balloon doesn't have any method of damaging enemies normally, but popping does stun all enemies on screen; it seems to act as a replacement for Kirby's Hover technique, which is not available in this game. Balloon is obtained from the Bloon enemy.

Kirby has a similar form when gathering all of the Sparkling Stars, but this is not the same.


Move Controls Description
Inflate Tap with the stylus Kirby inflates and rises upward slightly. Kirby now bounces along surfaces.
Pop Tap with the stylus after using Inflate three times. Kirby explodes and stuns enemies, returning to his Ball form.

Flavor texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Inflate! Pop to stun enemies!

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese バルーン Translates to Balloon.
English Balloon
German Ballon Translates to Balloon.
French Ballon Translates to Balloon.
Italian Pallone Translates to Balloon.
Spanish Globo Translates to Balloon.


  • Balloon is the first Copy Ability to debut in a spin-off in the Kirby series.
  • Balloon is the only Copy Ability in Kirby: Canvas Curse that can be retained after taking damage (excluding the Special Courses in Rainbow Run, where Copy Abilities cannot be dropped). This only occurs if Kirby takes damage while inflated.