Attack with circus-themed moves, like making balloon animals!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Circus is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Games

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Circus focuses on various acrobatic maneuvers related to circus performances. It can quickly juggle flaming bowling pins, inflate balloon sculptures that pop and damage nearby enemies, jump through fiery hoops, balance on large balls, and bounce on trampolines. All attacks that use fire can break Ice Blocks. It is obtained from the Clown Acrobot enemy.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Circus can be obtained from Clown Acrobot and the Mr. Game & Watch amiibo.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Somersault B Kirby leaps forward onto his hands, then again back onto his feet, before leaping backward close to his starting position. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 16 (forward), 18 (backward), 1 (repeat hits)
Backsault B + ← Similar to Somersault, but Kirby leaps backward onto his hands, then again back onto his feet. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 18 (1st hit), 1 (repeat hits)
Fire-Hoop Jump Dash + B Kirby jumps through a flaming hoop that appears in front of him. In addition to the hoop, Kirby is also set on fire upon passing through it. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle 27 (Kirby), 4 (fire-hoop), 1 (repeat fire-hoop hits)
Ball Balance ↓ + B Kirby balances on a spinning ball. Kirby receives a small upward boost when using this move, and can move to the right or left before landing. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 18 (1st hit), 13 (repeat hits)
Baton ↑ + B Kirby juggles purple batons above his head. Kirby can move right or left during this move. None 12 (1st hit), 4 (repeat hits)
Flame Baton ↑ + B repeatedly Kirby's batons now catch fire while he is juggling them. Kirby can move further to the right or left during this move. Sizzle 16 (if not combo'd from Baton), 8 (if combo'd from Baton, repeat hits)
Trampoline ↓, and then ↑ + B Kirby bounces on a small blue trampoline that appears under him. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 32
Acrobatics During Trampoline, ↑ + B in midair Kirby bounces on a second trampoline, allowing him to bounce even higher. The trampoline bounced on during this move falls after use, which can damage any enemies below. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 42 (Kirby), 24 (trampoline)
Balloon Pop Art Press and hold B Kirby blows up a balloon of one of many shapes, then pops it, dealing damage around him. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 38

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Is this for real? You bet it is! Jump through a flaming hoop, and show off your finest Acrobatics! After the curtains close on your foes, they'll know the clown arts are no joke.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
The citizens of Popstar live to be entertained. This Copy Ability is guaranteed to blow their socks off!

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese サーカス Translates to Circus.
English Circus
Korean 서커스 Translates to Circus.
German Zirkus Translates to Circus.
French Cirque Translates to Circus.
Italian Circo Translates to Circus.
Spanish Circo Translates to Circus.

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