Jet into the air and body slam enemies!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Jet is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby Super Star.

Games

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Jet focuses on attacking with kicks and headbutts powered up by jet propulsion to deal damage. Jet can charge up power to increase the distance it travels and how hard it hits. As Jet focuses on ramming into enemies, it has invincibility in its fully-charged moves to prevent from taking damage itself; since not all of its moves have invincibility, its weaker moves can be risky to use. Jet has a unique hover that uses jet propulsion to ascend upward, as opposed to Kirby inflating and flapping his arms. The fire that exists Jet's thruster is also capable of lighting cannon fuses and candles. Jet is obtained from Capsule J in Kirby Super Star or Capsule J2 in Kirby Super Star Ultra, who are its Helpers.

Jet gives Kirby a hat with jet wings, a rear thruster, and sunglasses.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Store power Store Power Hold Y Hold B Kirby charges up jet power. While charging, Kirby's thruster expels flames until it is at max charge. In Kirby Super Star, the flames from the thruster travel 2 tiles backward. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, the flames from the thruster travel 3 tiles backward and 1 tile upward. Sizzle (thruster) 6 per hit 10 per hit
Jet kick Jet Kick Release Y Release B Kirby kicks while being propelled by his jet. Depending on the amount of charge, Kirby travels up to 3 tiles forward. Sizzle (thruster) 14 (uncharged), 22 (some charge)
Jet heading Jet Headbutt Release Y (in the air) Release B in air Kirby flies headfirst while being propelled forward by his jet. Depending on the amount of charge, Kirby travels as little as 2 tiles forward and as much as 4 tiles forward. If performed from a dash jump, Kirby instantly flies 4 tiles forward and skips the act of charging up power; this can allow the move to be used in rapid succession. If this move makes contact with a wall while charged, Kirby will rebound off the wall; Kirby can influence the direction of his rebound by pressing up or down. In Kirby Super Star, Kirby can influence his trajectory by pressing up or down. Sizzle (thruster) 14 (uncharged), 22 (some charge)
Jet dash Jet Dash Max power stored Max Power + Release B Kirby dashes headfirst while being propelled forward by his jet, dashing 8 tiles forward. Kirby can influence his trajectory by pressing up or down. If Kirby makes contact with a wall during this move, he'll automatically perform Jet Cracker. Kirby is invincible during this move. In Kirby Super Star, if Jet dash is used on a downward slope, Kirby will fly forward. If Kirby bumps into a food item during Jet dash, Kirby will cancel and use Jet cracker as if making contact with a wall. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, if Jet Dash is used on a downward slope, Kirby will follow the slope. Sizzle (thruster) 30
Jet cracker Jet Cracker Jet dash + Y Jet Dash + B Kirby cancels his dash and fires off four energy projectiles that explode in a zigzag pattern. This move travels up to 4 tiles forward and 1 tile upward and downward. None 45
Jet blow Jet Blow Release Y (near enemy) ↑/→/↓ + Release B near foe Kirby grabs an enemy, sets the enemy down and turns around, then blows the enemy away with the jet's thruster. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 80 (to grabbed enemy), 60 (thrown enemy) 50 (to grabbed enemy), 60 (thrown enemy), 10 (thruster)
Diving rocket Rocket Dive Jet blow (max power) Max Power + Jet Blow Kirby grabs an enemy, quickly flies upward in a half arc, then slams downward before kicking the grabbed enemy away. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 80 per hit
Save stored power Power Save Power stored + B Store Power + A/Y Kirby stores whatever power had been charged; this can also be done by guarding instead of jumping. When Kirby has stored a full charge, he will be flashing white. Any power saved will be lost upon taking damage or entering a door. None N/A
Hover B (in the air) A/Y in air Kirby uses his thruster to fly instead of inflating and flapping his arms. Kirby flies by holding the button down instead of repeatedly tapping it. Since Kirby cannot inflate himself, he can no longer float on top of or upward through water, and cannot perform Air Gun. In Kirby Super Star, while not as efficient, rapidly tapping the jump button still allows Kirby to gain height. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's thruster can destroy blocks and damage enemies below him. Sizzle
Kirby Super Star Ultra
N/A 10 per hit
Ultra-jet jump Ultra Jet Jump Max power + B (in the air) Max power + A/Y in air Kirby uses his charged up power to create an explosive boost that sends Kirby 5 tiles upward. The explosion hits 2 tiles below and one tile to the left and right of Kirby. Kirby is invincible during this move. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, this move can destroy blocks that are above Kirby. Sizzle
Kirby Super Star Ultra
26

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Jet received a new somersault move. Its hover is now much faster, and Jet Cracker now has the Sizzle element. Jet can now be used by Robobot Armor to fly around and fire missiles at enemies, behaving similarly to Starship or Landia; due to how Jet Mode works, it is only used in special segments of the game, and cannot be used for otherwise normal usage. Jet can be obtained from Capsule J3 and the Fox and Falco amiibo.

Techniques

Jet Kirby
Move Controls Description Element Damage
Kick Release B Kirby kicks while being propelled by his jet. Kirby travels 2.5 tiles forward. Sizzle (thruster) 16 (kick), 12 (repeat kick hits), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Somersault ↑ + quickly tap B Kirby rises upward and performs a backflip while being propelled by his jet. Kirby travels 2 tiles upward on the first use, 1 tile upward on the second use, and none on every use afterward. None 16, 12 (repeat Somersaults)
Jet Headbutt Release B in midair Kirby flies headfirst while being propelled forward by his jet. Kirby can influence his trajectory by pressing up or down, although the former is more difficult to execute due to the Somersault move being implemented. If this move makes contact with a wall while charged, Kirby will rebound off the wall; Kirby can influence the direction of his rebound by pressing up or down. Depending on the amount of charge, Kirby travels as little as 4 tiles forward and as much as 9 tiles forward. Kirby will gain less distance with repeated use, traveling 3 tiles on the fourth use, 2 tiles on the fifth use, and 1.5 tiles for every use afterward; this is reset after touching the ground or rebounding off a wall. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle (thruster) 20 (headbutt), 15 (repeat headbutts), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Store Power Hold B Kirby charges up jet power. While charging, Kirby's thruster expels flames; the flames from the thruster travel 1 tile backward. Sizzle (thruster) 6 (1st hit), 2 (repeat hits)
Jet Kick Store Power, and then release B Kirby kicks while being propelled by his jet. If this move makes contact with a wall, Kirby will rebound off the wall; Kirby can influence the direction of his rebound by pressing up or down. Depending on the amount of charge, Kirby travels as little as 5 tiles forward and as much as 8 tiles forward. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle (thruster) 24 (kick), 18 (repeat kick hits), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Jet Dash Store Power fully, and then release B Kirby dashes headfirst while being propelled forward by his jet, dashing 9 tiles forward. Kirby can influence his trajectory by pressing up or down. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle (thruster) 35 (dash), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Jet Burst Jet Dash, and then hit a wall Kirby crashes into a wall and fires off three energy projectiles that explode in a zigzag pattern. This move travels up to 7 tiles forward and 2 tiles upward and downward. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle 46, 26 (if combo'd from Jet Dash)
Jet Cracker Jet Dash, and then B Kirby cancels his dash and fires off three energy projectiles that explode in a zigzag pattern. This move travels up to 7 tiles forward and 2 tiles upward and downward. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle 46, 26 (if combo'd from Jet Dash)
Jet Catch ↑/→ (either) + B near an enemy Kirby grabs a nearby enemy. Kirby can turn around while holding an enemy. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 16 (dropped enemy)
Jet Blow Jet Catch, and then release B Kirby quickly turns around and blows the enemy away with the jet's thruster. Kirby can influence the thrown enemy's trajectory by pressing up or down. Kirby is invincible during this move. None 52 (thrown enemy)
Rocket Dive Store Power fully, and then Jet Blow Kirby quickly flies upward in a half arc, then slams downward before kicking the grabbed enemy away. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle 50 (flying hits), 2 (repeat flying hits), 42 (landing), 57 (thrown enemy), 40 (thrown enemy if combo'd)
Charge Stock Store Power fully, and then A/Guard Kirby stores a full charge. Kirby will have a white glow when he has a saved charge; Charge Stock will be lost upon taking damage or entering a door. None N/A
Hover A in midair Kirby uses his thruster to fly instead of inflating and flapping his arms. Since Kirby cannot inflate himself, he can no longer float upward through water, and cannot perform Air Gun. Sizzle 2 per hit
Ultra Jet Jump Store Power fully, and then A in midair Kirby uses his charged up power to create an explosive boost that sends Kirby 5 tiles upward. The explosion hits 2 tiles below and 2 tiles to the left and right. Kirby can cancel Ultra Jet Jump into Hover. Kirby is invincible during this move. Sizzle 32 (jump), 20 (explosion), 2 (repeat hits)
Jet Mode
Move Controls Description Element
Frequent Fire B The Robobot Armor rapid-fires shots directly forward. None
Missile Salvo Hold B a little longer, and then release The Robobot Armor fires two missiles forward. Sizzle
Missile Spread Hold B even longer, and then release The Robobot Armor fires four missiles; two normal missiles and one large missile forward and another large missile backwards. Sizzle
Flip Flight A/L/R The Robobot Armor boosts forward invincibly for a few seconds before moving back again. None

Damage

Move
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kick 14 16 (kick), 12 (repeat kick hits), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Somersault N/A 16, 12 (repeat Somersaults)
Jet Headbutt 14 (uncharged), 22 (some charge) 20 (headbutt), 15 (repeat headbutts), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Store Power 6 per hit 10 per hit 6 (1st hit), 2 (repeat hits)
Jet Kick 22 24 (kick), 18 (repeat kick hits), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Jet Dash 30 35 (dash), 6 (flames), 2 (repeat flame hits)
Jet Burst/Jet Cracker 45 46, 26 (if combo'd from Jet Dash)
Jet Blow 80 (to grabbed enemy), 60 (thrown enemy) 50 (to grabbed enemy), 60 (thrown enemy), 10 (thruster) 52 (thrown enemy)
Rocket Dive 80 per hit 50 (flying hits), 2 (repeat flying hits), 42 (landing), 57 (thrown enemy), 40 (thrown enemy if combo'd)
Hover N/A 10 per hit 2 per hit
Ultra-jet Jump 26 32 (jump), 20 (explosion), 2 (repeat hits)

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Jet Kirby in the anime

He is Jet Kirby.
— Meta Knight • Delivery Dilemma

Jet Kirby in the anime looks the same as the game version, and can move faster than the speed of sound, making it his fastest ability. The only attack he is shown using is "Jet Cracker."

Jet is obtained once when Kirby inhales a bike's exhaust port, and another time when he inhales part of a hot air balloon.

Transformation Sequence

During the transformation sequence, a jet pack dashes past Kirby, spinning him. It about-turns in the background and chases Kirby, whom is panicking. As it collides into him, it attaches to his back and a pair of shades flip down.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby Super Star
Turn Kirby into a dangerous Jet. Store Jet power by holding Y. The more power you store, the more powerful the attack.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Strap jet power to your back! Hold the B Button to charge, then let go to hit Mach 5!
Kirby: Planet Robobot
This high-flying ability full of aerodynamic power makes its return! Charge it up with B, and then jet toward enemies at extreme speed!

Related Quotes

There's no escape from these wings. Lock on... Missile Salvo!
— In-game description for the Jet Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ジェット Translates to Jet.
English Jet
German Jet Same as English.
French Jet Same as English.
Italian Jet Same as English.
Spanish Jet Same as English.

Trivia

Volume #12 cover of the manga.

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