Cupid focuses on using a bow and arrow to defeat enemies, as well as angel wings to fly more efficiently. Cupid allows Kirby to aims his shots at an upward or downward angle, and they can be charged to go farther, or even fire more arrows. Cupid's wings allows Kirby to fly with more grace than Kirby's hover and allow him to attack while flying, although Kirby will descend slowly while flying without pressing up. Cupid's arrows can cut ropes and grass. Cupid is obtained from the Cupieenemy.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, the distance Cupid's arrows fly was significantly reduced. However, when flying, Cupid no longer slowly falls.
Cupid Kirby appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, using his design from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. When applied, it makes the equipped fighter wield the Star Rod whenever entering a door or starting a level in the Subspace Emissary.
Fire a pointy arrow. Press and release B to fire the arrow. Change where you aim with the +Control Pad.
Fire pointy arrows. Press and release B to fire the arrows. Change where you aim with +.
In Other Languages
Names, etymology and in other regions
Definition, etymology and notes
Translates to Angel.
Translates to Angel.
Derived from "Amor," which means Cupid.
Derived from "Arc Cupidon," which means Cupid's Bow.
Translates to Cupid.
Derived from "Arquero," which means Archer. The Archer ability has a different name in Spanish.
The hat Kirby gains from copying Pit and his attack with it in Super Smash Bros. Brawl resembles Cupid Kirby, complete with wings.
While this ability is represented as a keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, its translation comes from its Japanese name: Angel Kirby (although Cupie was not similarly renamed "Annie").
Cupid is one of two Copy Abilities in the Kirby series that grants Kirby a bow and arrows; the other is Archer.
Cupid, Mini, Smash Bros., Archer, Hypernova, ESP, and Staff are the only Copy Abilities whose names are different in Japan; in Japan, Cupid is Angel, Mini is Minimum, Smash Bros. is Sma Bro, Archer is Sniper, Hypernova is Big Bang, ESP is Esper, and Staff is Stick.
Cupid's name is one of two instances in the Kirby series where a Japanese name was changed in other countries to downplay religious connotations, the other being the Shadow StarAir Ride Machine from Kirby Air Ride, which was called Devil Star in the Japanese version.