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Get fire from a friend! Make a friend! Tilt the control stick up!
— Tutorial • Kirby Star Allies

Friend Abilities are a game mechanic introduced in Kirby Star Allies. They allow Kirby to perform new moves or to enhance his Copy Abilities by cooperating with his friends.

Elemental Weapons

Elemental weapons consist of an ability that acts as a base and a second ability that adds an element to that base. Upon successfully imbuing an element to a base ability, its icon will have an elemental symbol dictating the element it has. The added element will cause the base ability to deal damage based on the element in question and alters the weapon's moveset. For example, the boomerangs from the Bluster Cutter will fly directly upward instead of returning to the user and can blow away leaf piles.

Base Abilities

KSA Bomb Ability Icon
Bomb
KSA Cutter Ability Icon
Cutter
KSA Hammer Ability Icon
Hammer
KSA Ninja Ability Icon
Ninja
KSA Staff Icon2
Staff
KSA Sword Ability Icon
Sword
KSA Whip Ability Icon
Whip
KSA YoyoIcon
Yo-Yo
KSA Bandana Waddle Dee Icon
Bandana Waddle Dee
KSA King Dedede Icon
King Dedede
KSA Meta Knight Icon
Meta Knight
KSA Marx Icon
Marx
KSA Dark Meta Knight Icon
Dark Meta Knight
KSA Susie Icon
Susie

Element Abilities

Friend Ability Blizzard Icon
Blizzard
KSA Ice Ability Icon
Ice
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Kine
KSA Adeleine & Ribbon Icon
Adeleine
KSA Daroach Icon
Daroach
KSA Three Mage-Sisters Icon
Francisca
N/A N/A N/A
Friend Ability Bluster Icon
Bluster
KSA Cleaning Ability Icon
Cleaning
KSA Wing Ability Icon
Wing
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Coo
KSA Magolor Icon
Magolor
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Friend Ability Sizzle Icon
Sizzle
KSA Fire Ability Icon
Fire
KSA Fighter Ability Icon
Fighter
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Rick
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
KSA Daroach Icon
Daroach
KSA Magolor Icon
Magolor
KSA Three Mage-Sisters Icon
Flamberge
N/A
Friend Ability Splash Icon
Splash
KSA Water Ability Icon
Water
KSA Parasol Ability Icon
Parasol
KSA Cleaning Ability Icon
Cleaning
KSA Ninja Ability Icon
Ninja
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Kine
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
KSA Three Mage-Sisters Icon
Francisca
N/A
Friend Ability Zap Icon
Zap
KSA Plasma Icon
Plasma
KSA Beam Ability Icon
Beam
KSA ESP Ability Icon
ESP
KSA Adeleine & Ribbon Icon
Adeleine
KSA Daroach Icon
Daroach
KSA Magolor Icon
Magolor
KSA Taranza Icon
Taranza
KSA Three Mage-Sisters Icon
Zan Partizanne

*CPU players will not use Stealth Water Gun, Ice Kine, or Giga Force Blast to give elements.

Team-Up Attacks

Team-up attacks allow abilities to perform powered-up moves, usually in combination with another ability; they do not place an elemental symbol next to an ability icon, as they are only extra moves, not modifying the whole ability.

Team-Up Attack Mix (Ability 1) Mix (Ability 2/Element)
Al Fresco KSA Adeleine & Ribbon Icon
Adeleine
Chumbrella KSA Parasol Ability Icon
Parasol
Clean Curling KSA Stone Ability Icon
Stone
KSA Cleaning Ability Icon
Cleaning
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Rick
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
Cook Potluck KSA Cook Icon2
Cook
(Cook Pot)
Anyone
Crash Rush KSA Crash Ability Icon
Crash
Anyone
Fatal Chorus KSA Mike Ability Icon
Mike
Anyone
Festival Dance KSA Festival Icon2
Festival
Anyone
Friend Bounce KSA Spider Ability Icon
Spider
KSA Taranza Icon
Taranza
Anyone
Friend Super-Vac KSA Cleaning Ability Icon
Cleaning
Anyone
Friend Throw KSA Fighter Ability Icon
Fighter
Anyone
KSA Suplex
Suplex
KSA Beetle Ability Icon
Beetle
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
Friend Wake-Up Call KSA Sleep Ability Icon
Sleep
Anyone
Geokinesis KSA ESP Ability Icon
ESP
KSA Stone Ability Icon
Stone
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Rick
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
Ice Curling KSA Stone Ability Icon
Stone
Friend Ability Blizzard Icon
Blizzard
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Rick
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
Icicle Lance KSA Water Ability Icon
Water
Friend Ability Blizzard Icon
Blizzard
Magoloran Launch KSA Magolor Icon
Magolor
Anyone
Rising Sizzler KSA Fire Ability Icon
Fire
Friend Ability Bluster Icon
Bluster
Rock Painter KSA Stone Ability Icon
Stone
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Rick
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
KSA Artist Ability Icon
Artist
KSA Adeleine & Ribbon Icon
Adeleine
Splash Curling KSA Stone Ability Icon
Stone
Friend Ability Splash Icon
Splash
KSA Rick & Kine & Coo Icon
Rick
KSA Gooey Icon
Gooey
Still Life KSA Artist Ability Icon
Artist
Supper Party KSA Cook Icon2
Cook
(Souper Supper)
Anyone
Thundersplash KSA Plasma Icon
Plasma
Friend Ability Splash Icon
Splash
Zap Splasher KSA Water Ability Icon
Water
Friend Ability Zap Icon
Zap

Friend Action

Friend Actions occur at specific sections of the game, signified by a Friend Platform, and they require the leading player to have three friends with them.

  • Friend Circle: The leading player and their friends form a donut circle by holding each other. In this form, they constantly roll forward, only able to do a long or short jump. Any enemy or weak ground blocks they hit is destroyed. The Friend Circle is invincible to everything except falling into bottomless pits.
  • Friend Star: The leading player and their friends ride on a star. They can move freely in the air, can do spin attacks, and they can shoot projectiles, which can be charged, with different attributes depending on the leading friend's ability. Any enemy with an ability that is defeated leaves behind an ability item, which can be obtained to grant the leading friend that ability. Players are vulnerable to all attacks while on the Friend Star except during a spin attack. They are also vulnerable if they fly or fall off-screen. Obtaining Invincibility candy allows the player to use the Shooting Star move, which renders them invincible to all attacks; this effect lasts significantly longer than the normal invincibility effect does.
  • Friend Bridge: The leading player and their friends hold each other in a line to form a bridge, which they can move up or down. This form is mostly used to guide Key Dees to their respective locked door.
  • Friend Train: The leading player gets a train chimney on their head, while the other friends line up behind them. The train continuously runs forward, and any enemy and weak ground blocks the player hits is destroyed; the Friend Train is invincible to everything except falling into bottomless pits. The train travels up walls, across ceilings, and over the surface of the water, but it cannot jump while on a wall or ceiling.

Related Quotes

Kirby and friends can share elemental powers and abilities to level-up skills or even create powerful new Friend Abilities.
— Official Kirby Star Allies website
Climb onto one of these platforms with three in-game pals to perform a spectacular feat of friendship.
— Official Kirby Star Allies website
Raise your weapon with ↑ to get a friend's flames put on it.
— Set a weapon on fire for a Friend Ability! • Kirby Star Allies loading screen
You can add fire, ice, electricity, and other power effects to a weapon.
— Add various effects to your weapon! • Kirby Star Allies loading screen
If a friend raises a weapon with ↑, attach effects like fire to your friend's weapon by hitting it with B.
— Add to a friend's weapon! • Kirby Star Allies loading screen
Add the power of wind to a weapon to infuse it with airiness and see how some techniques flow!
— Use wind to see some techniques! • Kirby Star Allies loading screen
Climb onto a Friend Platform with three friends and press ↑ to perform a Friend Action!
— Co-op technique: Friend Actions! • Kirby Star Allies loading screen
Use ↑ repeatedly to activate Friend Abilities with your current members in order.
— Hold ↑ to activate in order! • Kirby Star Allies loading screen

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