Fly about the sky on your broom and sweep up a breeze to blow fallen leaves and enemies away. You can even put out flames with a bucketful of water! And perhaps old friends will pop up to help you scrub?”
Cleaning focuses on various appliances that aid in cleanliness, most notably the broom. Cleaning can be combined with one of the Animal Friends to give it a different move. It is also the only Copy Ability that can destroy the Cleaning Ability Blocks. Gooey, who behaves near identically to Kirby, can also obtain Cleaning. Cleaning can be obtained from the Broom Hatter (which had given no Copy Ability prior to this game), Keke (broom or enemy), and Cleaning Bukisetenemies, and the Habokimid-boss.
A plunger comes out of Kine's mouth that can grab enemies. Once an enemy is grabbed, it can be used as a shield against projectiles, can defeat enemies on contact, or can be thrown, all three of which will expend the enemy. This move acts similarly to Kirby's Inhale. This move can not clean away dust.
Cleaning returns, now with multiple moves and wearing a white bandana decorated with green stars. Some of its moves include Animal Friends from Kirby's Dream Land 3, referencing the Copy Ability's debut game. Cleaning can now use its Bluster and Splash elements to enhance other Copy Abilities; it is the only Copy Ability in the game to feature multiple elements in its base form. It has two main Friend Abilities, Friend Vacuum and Friend Super-Vac; Friend Vacuum allows Kirby to suck up nearby enemies and Friends with a vacuum cleaner, Friend Super-Vac allows Kirby to shoot out any sucked up Friends, similarly to Friend Throw. Cleaning is obtained from Broom Hatter, who is its Friend Helper.
Press and release B
Press and release Y
Kirby pushes a cloud of dust with a broom that damages enemies.
Pitch will close his eyes when fully charged, then turn into a bucket from which Kirby splashes a larger ball of water in an arc.
Dash + B
Dash + Y
Kirby transforms into a cloth, and Nago appears to slide him across the ground. Kirby is invincible during this move.
Dash + B in midair
Dash + Y in midair
ChuChu appears above Kirby, who rides on the broom to fly around with it, surrounded by a gust of wind which protects them. The bristles also make star bubbles. This move has a limited amount of time that it can fly for; upon reaching this limit, Kirby and ChuChu will slowly fall
32 (broom), 20 (glitter)
Vacuum jumping friends with ↑
Kirby pulls out a vacuum that can suck up enemies and Friends. Kirby can vacuum up to three Friends.
B after using Friend Vacuum
Y after using Friend Vacuum
Kirby blows away the vacuumed Friends. Additional Friends are thrown at steeper angles.
This section is about an unreleased or cancelled game
Cleaning was slated to appear in Kirby GCN, retaining its appearance from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Its Helper would be Broom Hatter. While not much was shown of it, Cleaning has an attack that greatly resembles Broom Flick.
Cleaning is greatly updated for its debut in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Kirby gains a yellow kerchief with green stars over his head, with a purple and yellow broom. The sparkles that shoot from it when swung can hurt enemies or cause any garbage and grime to magically disappear. Kirby can also sit on the broom and fly quickly through the air.
While Kirby can fly on his own with the broom in the anime, in the games, he requires ChuChu to do so.
In Kirby Star Allies, since the sweeping moves and Clean ChuChu are wind-based and the Clean Nago and Pitch moves are water-based, it is the only Copy Ability in the game that can grant two different elements.
Kirby of the Stars Copy Ability "Cleaning" Introduction Video