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Gem Apples will ripen and be ready to be picked again 12 hours after a harvest!
— Tip • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

Gem Apples are items in the Kirby series, debuting in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.

Physical Appearance

Gem Apples appear to be Kirby-sized apples made of crystal. Their stems are normal, but the fruit itself is a mostly convex polyhedron consisting mostly of quadrilateral faces. They are normally red, but appear in a light green color when unripe.

Games

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash

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Gem Apples can be harvested from the Gem Apple Tree every 12 hours, earned by completing Heroic Missions, or bought at the Shoppe. Buying Gem Apples uses real-world money (only 3000 Gem Apples can be purchased in total), and causes the Gem Apple Tree to grow, allowing Kirby to harvest more apples every 12 hours.

Gem Apples have a variety of purposes:

  • Buying weapons and armor
  • Buying Support Items
  • Unlocking Ordeals and Tough Quests
  • Restoring vigor
  • Adding extra time to a Quest after time's up
  • Reviving all KO'd heroes
  • Hiring Wandering Adventurers for a second time within a day.

Due to their common usage, it is generally important to have some on-hand. There are various methods of obtaining them.

  • Heroic Missions: Most Heroic Missions reward the player with Gem Apples, however, some reward the player Rare Fragments instead. Heroic Missions can only be done once, so these do not renewable methods.
  • Gem Apple Tree: Gem Apples can be harvested from the Gem Apple Tree every twelve hours. It is a renewable method of obtaining Gem Apples, however, the amount obtained depends on how many Gem Apples the player has bought.
  • The Shoppe: Magolor can sell the player Gem Apples for real-world currency. The player can only spend up to $30 or $40 on Gem Apples in Team Kirby Clash or Super Kirby Clash respectively, so this method is not renewable; however, it does upgrade the Gem Apples Tree, allowing it to yield more Gem Apples per harvest.
  • The Shrine of Passwords: Reciting a password allows the player to obtain various rewards; these rewards usually include Gem Apples and Fragments, with the occasional password also giving support items. Passwords can only be properly recited once, and most expire, making them a limited method of obtaining Gem Apples.
  • Gifts: StreetPass Adventurers have a chance of gifting the player Gem Apples, in addition to Fragments. In Super Kirby Clash, Magolor will occasionally gift the player 3 Gem Apples; this is indicated by the Shoppe having a thought bubble with a present in it.
  • Star Quests: Star Quests are Party Quest events that occur occasionally that can only be done in multiplayer; these events last for an hour at a time. Upon setting off for one of the designated Star Quests, a Star Chest will appear, acting similarly to a Rare Fragment; once destroyed, its contents will be given to each of the players once the quest is over. Its contents can include a few Gem Apples, a moderate sum of a single type of Fragment, or a Rare Fragment. The Star Quest Codex can improve the rewards from Star Chests.

Gem Apple Tree

The Gem Apple Tree levels up based on how many Gem Apples the player has bought in total.

  • Gem Apple Tree (sprout)
  • Gem Apple Tree (stage 1)
  • Gem Apple Tree (stage 2)
  • Gem Apple Tree (stage 3)
  • Gem Apple Tree (stage 4)
  • Gem Apple Tree (stage 5)
  • Gem Apple Tree (stage 6)
Tree Level Apples bought in total Apples to harvest every 12 hours
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1 - 0
2 - 5
3 50 8
4 400 14
5 1000 20
6 1700 30
Max 3000 450
Tree Level Apples bought in total Apples to harvest every 12 hours
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1 - 0
2 - 10
3 50 20
4 300 30
5 800 40
6 1400 50
7 2000 60
8 3000 70
9 4000 90
Max 5000 2000

Prices

Gem Apples can be bought in the Shoppe in various amounts. Some sets have a one-time sale, allowing them to be bought for less than full-price. Buying Gem Apples will allow the Gem Apple Tree to grow, allowing for greater harvests.

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, buying Gem Apples at the Shoppe on Sundays awards the player with free extra Gem Apples.

Amount of Apples Price (USD) Extra Apples (Sunday only)
50 $0.69 ($0.49 sale) 2
100 $1.29 ($0.89 sale) 5
200 $2.39 ($1.69 sale) 10
250
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$2.99 ($1.99 sale) N/A
500 $5.49 ($3.89 sale) 25
800
SKC Logo
$8.39 ($5.99 sale) N/A
1000 $9.99 ($7.49 sale
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50
1500
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
$14.99 75
2300
SKC Logo
$21.49 ($15.99 sale) N/A
2000
SKC Logo
$18.99 N/A
2150
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
$19.99 107
3000
SKC Logo
$26.99 N/A
4000
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$33.99 N/A
5000 $39.99 N/A

Kirby Star Allies

Gem Apples appear as part of Magolor’s moveset as a Dream Friend. Magolor can throw three at a time, and after landing on the ground, they will detonate after the player presses ↓ + B. They will grow during time if the player doesn't immediately make them explode making the damage to the enemies bigger.

Related Quotes

If you purchase Gem Apples, the tree in the village will grow! You'll get more apples with each harvest.
— Tip • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
If you buy Gem Apples on Sunday, you'll get bonus Gem Apples!
— Tip • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

Trivia

  • The purchase of Gem Apples marks the first instance of an in-game purchase in the Kirby series.
  • In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, one free Gem Apple is given for every 20 Gem Apples purchased on Sundays.
  • The concept of Gem Apples may be a reference to the idiom "Money doesn't grow on trees," in which Gem Apples contradict this, being the main currency in the game.
  • The amount of Gem Apples obtained from all of the Heroic Missions in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is 2,824 Gem Apples.
  • The amount of Gem Apples required to unlock every Quest in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is 1,445 Gem Apples.
  • The amount of Gem Apples required to purchase every Weapon or Armor of a single role in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is 429 Gem Apples each (448 for Sword Hero due to the Susian Bolt Blade and Haltonium Helm). This means spending 1,735 Gem Apples to obtain all of the Weapons or Armor types for every role, or 3,470 to buy all Weapons and Armor.
    • The amount required to upgrade every Weapon or Armor of a single role in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is 881 Gem Apples each (975 for Sword Hero). This means spending 3,618 Gem Apples to upgrade all Weapons or Armors for every role, or 7,236 to upgrade all of both.
  • The amount of Gem Apples required to purchase all of the Champion's Codexes for a single Fragment in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is 280 Gem Apples. This means spending 840 Gem Apples to buy all of the Fragment Codexes.
    • The amount required to buy all of the Codex of Vigors in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is 450 Gem Apples.
  • The amount of Gem Apples required to buy out the Shoppe in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (excluding Potions and EXP Orbs, which aren't permanent, and the Gem Apples themselves, which are bought through real-world currency) amounts to 11,996 Gem Apples.
  • The amount of Gem Apples required to 100% Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is 13,441. As only 2,824 can be obtained from Heroic Missions, 10,617 Gem Apples have to be harvested from the Gem Apple Tree. This does not take into account Gem Apples obtained from the Shrine of Passwords, StreetPass Adventurers, and from the Shoppe, or Gem Apples spent to restore Vigor, extend time in a Quest, revive everyone in a Quest, superfluous Gem Apples, etc.
    • Without buying any Gem Apples from the Shoppe, this process would take approximately 3 years, assuming the player is diligent enough to harvest almost every 12 hours.
    • Purchasing all 3,000 Gem Apples from the Shoppe on a Sunday will lower the amount needed to be harvested to 7,467; this will take 17 harvests to achieve, which can be done in nine days.
  • Tetris 99, another Nintendo Switch game, collaborated with Super Kirby Clash. Between September 20 and September 23, 2019, the seventh MAXIMUS CUP was held for Nintendo Switch Online members. Those who collected at least 100 points in the event received a Tetris 99 theme based on the Kirby game, as well as a code for 99 Gem Apples in Super Kirby Clash.[1]

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References

  1. Tetris 99 7th MAXIMUS CUP
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