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Fly around while attacking with a bow and arrow!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Cupid is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.


Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad

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 faster and more precisely than normal. Kirby can even attack while flying, but he slowly descents unless flying upward. Cupid's arrows can cut ropes and grass. Cupid is obtained from the Cupie enemy.

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, the distance Cupid's arrows fly was significantly reduced. Flying is no longer affected by gravity, but no longer faster than Kirby's normal flight.

Upon obtaining the Cupid Ability Scroll, located in the Big Treasure Chest in Stage 5 of Ice Island, Cupid can now fire three arrows in a straight ahead.


Move Controls Description
Shoot arrow B Kirby shoots a single arrow, which follows ballistic trajectory.
Shoot far arrow B press & hold release Kirby charges and fires an arrow farther than normal.
Shoot three arrows B press & hold release Kirby fully charges the attack and fires three arrows at once in a tight spread.
Change aiming ↑/↓ + B Kirby fires arrow(s) with higher or lower trajectory
Shoot three straight arrows
Kirby: Squeak Squad
→→ + B Kirby shoots three arrows straight forward. This sets Kirby's speed to zero, allowing repeated use to slow Kirby's descent from a jump.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

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.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Fire a pointy arrow. Press and release B to fire the arrow. Change where you aim with the +Control Pad.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
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
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese エンジェル Translates to Angel.
English Cupid
Traditional Chinese 天使 Translates to Angel.
German Amoria Derived from "Amor," which means Cupid.
French Arcupidon Derived from "Arc Cupidon," which means Cupid's Bow.
Italian Cupido Translates to Cupid.
Arkero Derived from "Arquero," which means Archer.
(Latin America)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Translates to Cupid.


Volume #21 cover of the manga

  • Artwork resembling the Cupid ability appears on the cover of Volume 21 of Kirby Manga Mania.
  • 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 Star Air Ride Machine from Kirby Air Ride, which was called Devil Star in the Japanese version.
  • On page twenty-eight of the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition celebration booklet, one of the answers for the Cavalcade of Kirby's Quiz (located at the back of the celebration book) states that Cupid Kirby first appeared in Kirby's Return to Dream Land; this is incorrect, as Cupid Kirby is from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.





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