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Finally, it's my turn!
— Gim • Kirby Star Allies

Gim is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby Super Star. He yeilds the Yo-Yo ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Gim's body is entirely mechanical, featuring a tinted lens for an eye, a toothy smile substituted by a grate, and exhaust pipes rising from his back. He wears a blue cap with a yellow brim, and has red metal feet (replaced with shoes in Kirby Star Allies). Like other enemies though, Gim can come in a variety of different colorations. He has a retractable arm with a white glove on the end. He also carries around a yo-yo, which he can utilize as a surprisingly dangerous weapon.

Games

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Gim appears as a regular enemy appearing mainly in industrialized and mechanical areas. He slowly makes his way across the ground and tries to damage Kirby with his red yo-yo when he gets into range. He is weak to the Zap element. He serves as both the supplier and Helper to the Yo-Yo ability in both games. As a Helper, Gim is capable of using all of the attacks in Yo-Yo Kirby's arsenal. Gim can also perform Break Spin underwater.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, a card of him appears in the sub-game Kirby Card Swipe. Gim's card features his enemy coloration.

In Helper to Hero, Gim is playable. This version of Gim features purple feet, a red lens, and a light red hat.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Gim appears as a keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby Star Allies

Gim appears in Kirby Star Allies as the enemy and friend for the Yo-Yo ability, as with Kirby Super Star and its remake. He has a few design changes, however, namely his feet being replaced by tennis shoes. Like all other friends, he gains his respective ability hat when made a friend, and is a playable character in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!.

Related Quotes

With word of a mechanized invasion in the the [sic] works, Gim sets out on a journey! What does the robot see? Why does he use his mischievous gimmick? Who knows?
— Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! description • Kirby Star Allies
A cool robot who's really good with a yo-yo. He can unleash some sweet breakdancing moves to befuddle foes. When he teams up with friends who have elemental powers, they can charge up the Yo-Yo to make it even more powerful.
— Choose your buddy • Play Nintendo

Etymology

Gim's name may be based on the word gimmick, a trick or mechanism meant to draw attention, which may explain Gim's eye-catching yo-yo tricks and spinning break-dance moves when he is a Helper and a playable character in Helper to Hero. It is also very similar to the given name "Jim."

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ギム Translates to Gim.
English Gim
Traditional Chinese 機姆 Translates to Jim. "機" can be translated as "machine."
Simplified Chinese 机姆 Translates to Jim. "机" can be translated as "machine."
German Jim Jim.
French Jim Jim.
Italian Gim Same as English.
Spanish Gim Same as English.

Trivia

  • Gim's feet in Kirby Super Star and its remake heavily resemble the shoes of Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • In Kirby Super Star, Gim has an unused enemy palette featuring a red hat with a yellow brim, a red eye, a brighter metal body, and orange feet. This was later used in Kirby Super Star Ultra as its Helper to Hero coloration, but with the orange feet instead being purple.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, Gim's arm is attached to the side of its body in-game, despite it coming out of the hole in his face in official artwork.
  • In Kirby Star AlliesPause Screen description for Gim, the description mistakenly reads "With word of a mechanized invasion in the the works...".
  • Gim's special quote in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! appears to imply that the he is unaware that the events of Kirby: Planet Robobot have already been resolved, and that he had just heard about the invasion now.

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