|“||Call for help with R, but watch your batteries. Hold L to start over.”|
|— Cell Phone's description • Kirby & the Amazing Mirror|
In this game, Kirby's Cell Phone is used at the end of the game when all the Crystal shards are collected. Kirby uses the cell phone to summon the Warp Star in order for him and his friends to get to the recently formed Dark Star to defeat 0². This version of the cell phone actually resembles a real one. The key difference from the cell phone in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is that there is a large star on the end of the antenna instead of a ball.
Cell Phones appeared in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror where the four parts of the split Kirby used them to keep connected to one another. The phones mimic the color schemes of the respective Kirbies holding them.
Using the "R" button, the other Kirbies are alerted to their need and arrive to the location of the caller through a Mirror Door, sometimes with a helpful item including Pep Brew, Maxim Tomato, or 1ups. The call can be canceled with the "B" button. The player-controlled Kirbies have the option of accepting another player's call for help or not, though computer-controlled Kirbies will always answer a call for help with acceptance. The computer-controlled Kirbies usually stay in the same area as Kirby, but will eventually go somewhere else.
Using the phone in this manner takes Battery power. Once three calls are made, the phone cannot make any more calls for help. That is, until a battery is obtained.
Additionally, the Cell Phone can be used to call the Warp Star. After holding the "L" button, the vehicle swoops down and carries Kirby back to the game's hub, the Central Circle, right under the big mirror.
In the Anime
The cellphone reappeared here but it is given by Nightmare Enterprises to King Dedede in Cappy Town Down where King Dedede will call Costumer Service if something is going on with Meta Knight. The cellphone here is white in color and longer than the game cell phone. It has the logo of Nightmare Enter prises on the back, and also equipped with a camera. Dedede first used it when he is taking a photo of the Halberd for Costumer Service. It reappeared on the final scene in the final episode, where King Dedede says that he cannot order anymore monsters, so Meta Knight gives the cellphone. Rejoiced, he took the cellphone from MK, but his delight turns into disappointment, as there was no reception, since Nightmare Enterprises is destroyed.
- The colors of the buttons on the cell phone match the colors of the Kirbies.
- The over-all color of the cell phone is the color of Kirby's body and has many buttons (shown in the top left corner of the screen) but when Kirby uses it to call his friends, it is often the color of his feet.
- When the game was new, the official site had a feature where the reader could call different Kirby anime series characters on the Cell Phone. Pressing different buttons would let him call different characters, including King Dedede and Escargoon.
- If Kirby is using his UFO ability while calling, the phone will be replaced by a communication dish.
- The Cell Phone appears a collectible item in Kirby Super Star Ultra, during The Great Cave Offensive. It did not appear in the original.
- If the player touches a Kirby that has been called to the player, the player will restore some health.
- The Cell Phone appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, utilizing its design from Kirby & the Amazing Mirror.
- In Kirby Super Star Ultra, the tutorial says that Kirby uses the Cell Phone to call helpers, although it is never seen.
- If Kirby gets hit by an enemy while calling the other Kirbies, he will lose a battery, but the Kirbies won't arrive.
- The only time the description of the Cell Phone is seen is when the Kirbies arrive at the end of the very first stage.