|“||Attack with circus-themed moves, like making balloon animals!”|
|— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll|
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.
|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||A flaming hoop appears in front of Kirby as he jumps through it. 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 him. 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 high on a small blue trampoline. Kirby is invincible during this move.||None||32|
|Acrobatics||During Trampoline, ↑ + B in midair||Kirby bounces on a second trampoline, bouncing even higher. The trampoline bounced on during this move falls after use, which can damage any enemies below it. 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|
|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.|
|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||Translates to Circus.|
|Korean||Translates to Circus.|
|German||Zirkus||Translates to Circus.|
|French||Cirque||Translates to Circus.|
|Italian||Circo||Translates to Circus.|
|Spanish||Circo||Translates to Circus.|
- Circus Kirby's Balloon Pop Art attack can take on different forms. Some of the balloon sculptures created include Meta Knight, Magolor, Nightmare's Power Orb form, and the HAL Laboratory logo.
- Circus, along with Cutter, Animal, and Spider, are the only abilities to include eyes as part as their design.
- Circus is one of the four abilities in Kirby: Triple Deluxe that can break ice blocks. The others are Fire, Fighter, and Hammer.
- In the Japanese opening of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Kirby has an appearance that resembles Circus.