KPR Susie artwork.png 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

Crash is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Adventure.

Games

Kirby's Adventure, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

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.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Element
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

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

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.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
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

Kirby: Canvas Curse

Crash remains mostly unchanged from its appearance in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It is usually used to activate otherwise inaccessible switches. Crash is obtained from Bomber.

As Kirby: Canvas Curse only allows Copy Abilities to be used within the stages they are found, Crash can only be used in certain locations. Crash can be found in Contrast Cave and Silent Seabed.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Element
Crash Fireball Tap with the stylus Kirby creates a massive explosion. Sizzle

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
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

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

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.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
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

Kirby Star Allies

Crash now becomes more powerful if used when Kirby has Friends around. Crash is obtained from Bomber.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Type A Type B
Crash Fireball Press and release B Press and release Y Kirby creates a massive explosion. 180
Supernova Hold B + waggle ControlPadIcon.png (or shake controller), and then release B Hold Y + waggle ControlPadIcon.png (or shake controller), and then release Y Kirby charges up and creates a more powerful explosion, performing a somersault in the meantime. 200
Crash Rush Use Crash Fireball or Supernova when friends are with you Kirby's explosion causes his Friends to crash around the screen, dealing additional damage. 190 + 10 × # of Friends (Crash Fireball)
210 + 10 × # of Friends (Supernova)

​​In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Crash Kirby in the anime

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.

Transformation Sequence

In the transformation sequence, bands of light spin around him before forming the hat that slowly falls onto his head.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby's Adventure
This power will defeat all enemies on the screen, but you can use it only once!
Kirby Super Star
Blow all the enemies away with one HUGE explosion. It's a one time chance, so use it wisely.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Warning! Use only as a last resort!
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Explode and beat all foes!
Kirby Super Star Ultra
KO all foes with a big BOOM! But be careful. This ultimate weapon has only 1 charge.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Shake the Wii Remote to build up energy for a powered-up explosion! You only get one shot with this ultimate weapon!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Send the enemy flying with a giant explosion! Mash the +Control Pad to build up power, and then vaporize your surroundings. This ultimate ability is a one-time use, so make it count!
Kirby: Planet Robobot
DANGER! Use caution when handling this ability. It can only be used once, so make it count!
Kirby Star Allies
WARNING! DANGER! This is the ultimate weapon! One attack and you'll be blown away. Pull your friends into a Crash Rush! Waggle ControlPadIcon.png to charge it up for extra DANGER! Now everyone's REALLY frantic!

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese クラッシュ Officially romanized as Crash.
Traditional Chinese 爆裂 Translates to Burst.
Korean 크래시 Translates to Crash.
German Amok
Kirby's Adventure

Inferno
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Kugelblitz
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Amok
Kirby's Adventure

Inferno
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Translates to Ball Lightning. In astrophysics, a kugelblitz is a black hole formed from radiation.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
French Boum!
Kirby's Adventure

Foudres
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Foudre
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Translates to Boom!
Kirby's Adventure

Translates to Lightning.
Italian Bomba Translates to Bomb. The Bomb ability has a different name in Italian.
Spanish Catapum Onomatopoeia for an Explosion

Trivia

  • 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.

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