Suddenly a dimensional rift appeared, revealing an otherworldly invader. Go, Team Kirby! Take up arms and once again fight to save the world!
— Narration • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

A dimensional rift[1] is a location in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

General Information

A dimensional rift is a tear in the fabric of space that leads from Kirby’s dimension into Another Dimension (or vice-versa). These rifts generally take the shape of a star, and have glowing edges that surround a blue or purple dimensional interior. The Lor Starcutter and some of its parts are largely responsible for the creation of these rifts, though other extremely powerful forces have demonstrated the ability to cause them as well.


Kirby's Return to Dream Land


KRtDL Dimensional Rift Lor

The Lor Starcutter enters Dream Land's skies.

At the beginning of the game, the Lor Starcutter opens a rift in the skies of Dream Land and crashes onto Planet Popstar, scattering five of its main parts and Energy Spheres. The Energy Spheres distort space, creating rifts into Another Dimension. After recovering the five main parts and repairing the Lor Starcutter, the galleon creates a rift and travels through it to reach Halcandra.

KRtDL Dimensional Rift Magolor

Magolor opens a rift to Planet Popstar.

After Kirby defeats Landia in Dangerous Dinner, Magolor takes the Master Crown and reveals his true colors. He opens a rift directly to Planet Popstar and rushes through it, intent on conquering Planet Popstar and the universe with his unlimited power. Landia teams up with Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Bandana Waddle Dee, and they give chase. After defeating the Magolor (and Magolor Soul in Extra Mode), Another Dimension begins crumbling, with the rift to Popstar shrinking. In the nick of time, the Lor opens the rift briefly, allowing itself and the group to escape through it.

After ensuring that Kirby and the rest of the group are safe, the Lor and Landia return to Halcandra through another rift.

Main Mode

On Kirby's adventure to recover these parts, the hero can use Super Abilities to uncover hidden rifts. Entering one strips Kirby of his Copy Ability and thrusts him into a grayscale pocket of Another Dimension, which is based on the stage the rift is a part of. The dimension begins collapsing immediately, with a purple layer steadily moving to absorb everything. This pushes Kirby forward if it catches up to him and can crush him if another wall comes up in front of him. As such, Kirby must flee through the area. Star Spitting and launching a Team Attack at the layer pushes it back slightly, buying Kirby a few seconds. Enemies and items from Dream Land and Halcandra appear in these dimensional pockets, presumably pulled into the rift previously. If Kirby is KO'd in Another Dimension, he is ejected back out the entrance and can choose to reenter.

After escaping the layer, Kirby is given a choice of two Copy Essences before fighting one or more Sphere Doomers, inhabitants of Another Dimension. When defeated, they drop two Energy Spheres. When Kirby collects them, the rest of the area regains its color. The hero can then consume a Maxim Tomato and exit Another Dimension through the entrance. The rift closes after Kirby exits.

In battle, Magolor can open small rifts to release Sphere Doomers as an attack. In his second phase, Magolor opens rifts to travel through, fire lasers into, and release spikes from.

Extra Mode

KRtDL Dimensional Rift EX

A dimensional rift in Extra Mode

Dimensional rifts appear in the same locations as in Main Mode and are nearly identical in design. There are minor changes, however. The rift entrances appear purple instead of blue. The layers are a reddish color and move faster than in Main Mode. Additionally, some enemies inside the rifts are scaled up or down in size. Sphere Doomers, now known as Sphere Doomer EXs, look and attack differently.

In battle, Magolor EX can open small rifts to release Sphere Doomer EXs as an attack. Magolor Soul opens rifts to travel through, fire lasers into, and release spikes from.

Purple rift entrances also appear to transport Kirby to the last five rounds of bosses in The True Arena.


Location Movement Direction Sphere Doomer(s) Image Image (Colored)
Stage 1 of Cookie Country Right Purple KRtDL Dimensional Rift 1 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 1 color
Stage 4 of Cookie Country Right Purple KRtDL Dimensional Rift 2 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 2 color
Stage 2 of Raisin Ruins Right Red KRtDL Dimensional Rift 3 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 3 color
Stage 4 of Raisin Ruins Left Red KRtDL Dimensional Rift 4 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 4 color
Stage 1 of Onion Ocean Down Red KRtDL Dimensional Rift 5 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 5 color
Stage 3 of Onion Ocean Right Red KRtDL Dimensional Rift 6 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 6 color
Stage 2 of White Wafers Right Green KRtDL Dimensional Rift 7 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 7 color
Stage 4 of White Wafers Down Green KRtDL Dimensional Rift 8 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 8 color
Stage 2 of Nutty Noon Right Green KRtDL Dimensional Rift 9 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 9 color
Stage 4 of Nutty Noon Right Green KRtDL Sky Tower Rift KRtDL Dimensional Rift 10 color
Stage 1 of Egg Engines Left White KRtDL Dimensional Rift 11 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 11 color
Stage 3 of Egg Engines Right White KRtDL Dimensional Rift 12 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 12 color
Stage 1 of Dangerous Dinner Left White KRtDL Dimensional Rift 13 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 13 color
Stage 2 of Dangerous Dinner Down White KRtDL Dimensional Rift 14 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 14 color
Stage 3 of Dangerous Dinner Right Purple and red KRtDL Dimensional Rift 15 KRtDL Dimensional Rift 15 color

Kirby: Planet Robobot

KPR Dimensional Rift

Galacta Knight enters through a dimensional rift.

At the end of the Meta Knightmare Returns sub-game, the Mother Computer Star Dream activates the previously prohibited Time-Space Transport program to summon a powerful warrior as a final challenge for Meta Knight. It opens a dimensional rift that Galacta Knight descends from. During the fight, the warrior can cut the fabric of space, creating a seam that expels energy from Another Dimension. When the battle is over, Galacta Knight, encased in a crystal, exits through another rift.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

When Team Kirby arrives to challenge Greater Doomer or Parallel Susie, the bosses emerge from dimensional rifts.

Kirby Star Allies

KSSU Kirby run
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  • Stage 1 of Cookie Country (Level 1 - the door stands in for the rift)
  • Stage 1 of Cookie Country (Level 1)
  • Stage 4 of Raisin Ruins (Level 3)
  • Stage 3 of Dangerous Dinner (Level 5)
  • Stage 3 of Dangerous Dinner (Level 5)

When playing the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! sub-game as Magolor, some stage layouts in Levels 1, 3, and 5 are changed to reflect Stage 1 of Cookie Country, Stage 2 of Nutty Noon, and Stage 3 of Dangerous Dinner. The dimensional rift sequences are replicated by having Magolor enter optional doors and enter recreated areas presented in grayscale. Sphere Doomers are represented by Bronto Burt Room Guarders and Vividria mid-bosses, and Magolor can collect Power-Up Hearts or Picture Pieces instead of Energy Spheres.

In the Heroes in Another Dimension sub-game, Hyness's prayers open a portal to Another Dimension, leading Kirby to return to the dimension. The portal does not resemble a classic rift, but Kirby's warping animation is roughly the same.

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  • Very rarely, the Lor Starcutter can be seen passing through Another Dimension when Galacta Knight cuts open a rift in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
  • Galacta Knight slashes Star Dream immediately after he escapes the rift, causing Star Dream to collapse. How the second rift is generated to take Galacta Knight away is unexplained.
  • The music that plays in the dimensional rift was reused in Kirby: Triple Deluxe where it plays in a portion of the first extra stage of Royal Road, and returned in Kirby Star Allies.
KSA Dangerous Dinner Rift

Stage 5 of Egg Engines

  • In Kirby Star Allies, the first portion of the Level 5's "rift sequence" recreates elements from Stage 5 of Egg Engines, a stage that does not contain a dimensional rift.





  1. The lost Energy Spheres have created dimensional rifts. The Grand Doomer has emerged from one such rift! - VS Grand Doomer EX
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