|This article is about the Copy Ability. For the item in Kirby's Block Ball, see Crash (item).|
|“||Take out all foes at once with a massive explosion!”|
|— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll|
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Kirby's Adventure, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- 1.2 Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 1.3 Kirby: Canvas Curse
- 1.4 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 1.5 Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 1.6 Kirby Star Allies
- 2 In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- 3 Flavor Texts
- 4 In Other Languages
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Videos
- 7 Artwork
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Sprites and Models
- 10 Other Ability Icons
- 11 External Links
- 12 References
Crash focuses on creating an all-encompassing attack, defeating all enemies on screen and heavily damaging bosses and mid-bosses. Due to its sheer power, it can only be used once before being expended. This attack can light cannon fuses and hit switches in far away places. Crash can be obtained from the Bomber enemy, the Poppy Bros. Sr. mid-boss, or the Paint Roller boss's bomb.
In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Crash can be obtained from Bomber and Dark Mind's bomb.
|Crash||B||Kirby produces an attack that damages all enemies on screen. In Kirby's Adventure, he would quickly zip around the screen, literally crashing into the enemies. In future entries, Kirby instead creates a massive explosion.||Sizzle|
Crash remains mostly unchanged from its appearance in Kirby's Adventure. However, Kirby Super Star is the first game to make its attack be an explosion. Crash is obtained from Bomber, but can also be obtained from Scarfy or Mr. Anglep by using Copy; Crash cannot be obtained from Poppy Bros. Sr. (which now gives the Bomb Copy Ability in this game). As Crash can only be used once, it does not have a Helper.
|Crash ability "Crash fire ball"||Crash Fireball||Y||B||Kirby creates a massive explosion. Contrary to this attack's name, it has no fire element to it, and thus cannot light cannon fuses or candles.||160|
|Crash Fireball||Tap with the stylus||Kirby creates a massive explosion.||Sizzle|
Crash receives a chargeable, more powerful version of its normal attack. This is also the first game to give Crash a hat, being a silver crown housing a ball of energy. As with Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Crash doesn't feature a fire element like it did in its debut. Crash can be obtained from Searches and Metal General's giant rocket.
|Crash Fireball||1, release||Kirby creates a massive explosion. Kirby is invincible during this move.||99|
|Supernova||1 + Shake Wii Remote, release or 1 + mash +Control Pad, release||Kirby charges up and creates a more powerful explosion, additionally performing a somersault. Kirby is invincible during this move.||120|
Crash remains mostly unchanged from is appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Kirby is no longer invincible while charging the move. Crash is obtained from Searches in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Bomber in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
|Crash Fireball||B, and then release||Kirby creates a massive explosion.||150|
|Supernova||Hold B and mash +, and then release||Kirby charges up and creates a more powerful explosion, performing a somersault in the meantime.||180|
Crash now becomes more powerful if used when Kirby has Friends around. Crash is obtained from Bomber.
|This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
|“||It is a Kirby mode we have never seen before. This is Crash Kirby!”|
|— Meta Knight • Fossil Fools - Part II|
Crash Kirby appears in two episodes of the anime. In Fossil Fools - Part II, Kirby gained this ability when he inhaled a powerful bomb that Kirbysaurus was meant to inhale, but Kirby intercepted just in time. Its second appearance was in Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II, when Kirby inhaled Destroya's bomb, and then destroyed it. The anime marks the first instance that Crash receives a hat. Instead of creating an explosion directly from his body, Kirby pulls a white-hot orb of energy out of his mouth, then raises it over his head. The ensuing explosion is unique in that Kirby can choose who it harms so his friends don't get hurt, unlike the Mike ability.
In the transformation sequence, bands of light spin around him before forming the hat that slowly falls onto his head.
In Other Languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||Officially romanized as Crash.|
|Traditional Chinese||Translates to Burst.|
|Korean||Translates to Crash.|
Translates to Ball Lightning. In astrophysics, a kugelblitz is a black hole formed from radiation.
|Translates to Boom! |
Translates to Lightning.
|Italian||Bomba||Translates to Bomb. The Bomb ability has a different name in Italian.|
|Spanish||Catapum||Onomatopoeia for an Explosion|
- In Kirby's Adventure, when Kirby uses the Crash ability, he bounces across the screen at numerous random directions at super-fast speeds, all the while a strobe effect is shown to represent explosions. This scene was never shown in any other game, presumably to prevent epileptic seizures.
- In Kirby Super Star, Kirby has a white space in his open mouth as he prepares for the blast, giving him the appearance that he is gritting his teeth despite not having any. This was removed in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
- In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby does an "X" move with his hands before creating the explosion.
- AN X shape appears in front of Crash Kirby in Kirby: Canvas Curse before the explosion, despite Kirby lacking hands in this iteration.
- In the anime, it was once mentioned that King Dedede has a fear of the Crash ability.
- In Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II, as Kirby transforms into Crash Kirby a second time, Meta Knight accidentally explains which ability he is getting, even though Meta Knight usually explains this afterwards. This was added in the dub because the episode first aired in North America before Crash Kirby was formally introduced in Fossil Fools - Part II.
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the first game to give Crash a hat. However, this hat looks nothing like the hat seen in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the first game to give Crash a Copy Essence and offer it in The Arena and The True Arena.