Fight like a force of nature using leaf attacks!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Leaf is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Games

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Leaf focuses on throwing out leaves to deal damage. Some leaves twirl around, while others are fired more directly. Leaf is capable of cutting ropes. Leaf also has a special guard that makes it invincible to all attacks except Magolor's Black Hole. Leaf can be obtained from the Leafan and Bulby enemies.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Leaf Attack 1 Kirby tosses three leaves that swirl three times while traveling upward. This move can hit behind Kirby. Performing this move at the peak of Kirby's jump gives him a slight upward boost. 8 (1st hit), 7 (2nd and 3rd hits)
Leaf Swirl Hold 1 Kirby spins with leaves swirling around him. Kirby can slowly move left and right and jump upward 2 tiles during this move. The leaves travel 1.5 tiles left and right, and 2 tiles upward. 12 (1st hit), 10 (repeat hits)
Leaf Scatter Release 1 during Leaf Swirl The leaves swirling around Kirby now scatter outward. The leaves travel 5 tiles left and right, 3 tiles upward, and 1 tile downward. Kirby stalls if this move is performed in midair. Kirby is invincible during this move. 30
Leaf Dance Dash + 1 Kirby spins forward 5 tiles with leaves swirling surrounding him. The leaves travel 2 tiles to the left and right, 4 tiles upward, and 1 tile downward. Kirby falls more slowly if this move ends in midair. Kirby is invincible during this move. 28 per hit (2 hits)
Leaf Hide Hold A Kirby hides in a pile of green leaves. When releasing, the leaves travel 2 tiles in all directions. Kirby is invincible during this move. 12 (release)
Leaf Uppercut ↑ + 1 Kirby conjures up a column of large leaves in front of him. The leaves travel 1.5 tiles forward and 4 tiles upward. Performing this move at the peak of Kirby's jump gives him a slight upward boost. 24
Leaf Rain ↓ + 1 in midair Kirby throws five leaves downward and forward while in midair. This move gives Kirby an upward boost, and can be used up to three times from a single jump on level ground. At the peak of his jump on level ground, the leaves cover the ground 5 tiles forward and 1 tile backward. 28

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Leaf is mostly unchanged from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Some of its moves were modified. Leaf is obtained from Leafan.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Leaf can also be obtained from the Olimar, Toad, and any Animal Crossing amiibo.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Leaf Attack B Kirby tosses two leaves that swirl three times while traveling upward. This move can hit behind Kirby. This move can be used more rapidly than before, but Kirby throws single leaves if the previously thrown leaves are still present. Performing this move at the peak of Kirby's jump gives him a slight upward boost. 5 per hit
Leaf Swirl Press and hold B Kirby spins with leaves swirling around him. Kirby can slowly move left and right and jump upward 1 tile during this move. The leaves travel 1.5 tiles left and right, and 1 tile upward. 12 (1st hit), 2 (repeat hits)
Leaf Scatter Release B during Leaf Swirl The leaves swirling around Kirby now scatter outward. The leaves travel 2 tiles left and right, 2 tiles upward, and 1 tile downward. Kirby stalls if this move is performed in midair. Kirby is invincible during this move. 33
Leaf Dance Dash + B Kirby spins forward 4.5 tiles with leaves swirling surrounding him. The leaves travel 2 tiles to the left and right, 4 tiles upward, and 1 tile downward. Kirby falls more slowly if this move ends in midair. Kirby is invincible during this move. 24 (1st hit), 4 (intermediate hits), 33 (final hit)
Leaf Uppercut ↑ + B Kirby conjures up a column of large leaves in front of him. The leaves travel 1.5 tiles forward and 3 tiles upward. Performing this move at the peak of Kirby's jump gives him a slight upward boost. 24
Leaf Rain ↓ + B in midair Kirby throws three leaves downward and forward while in midair. This move gives Kirby a slight upward boost, and can be used up to two times from a single jump on level ground. At the peak of his jump on level ground, the leaves cover the ground 4 tiles forward. 28
Leaf Hide L/R Kirby hides in a pile of green leaves. Kirby is invincible during this move. N/A
Reveal During Leaf Hide, release L/R Kirby scatters his pile of leaves 12

Damage

Move
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Leaf Attack 8 (1st hit), 7 (2nd, 3rd hits) 5 per hit
Leaf Swirl 12 (1st hit), 10 (repeat hits) 12 (1st hit), 2 (repeat hits)
Leaf Scatter 30 33
Leaf Dance 28 per hit (2 hits) 24 (1st hit), 4 (intermediate hits), 33 (final hit)
Leaf Uppercut 24
Leaf Rain 28
Leaf Hide/Reveal 12

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
It's time to dance! The Leaf Dance creates a gorgeous swirl of razor-edged leaves. Press A to Guard, and...huh?! You're gone!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Kirby: Planet Robobot
Be a leaf on the wind with this sharp ability. Spin up a torrent of dancing leaves to slice and dice, or activate your Guard and-- Hey, where'd you go?!

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese リーフ Translates to Leaf.
English Leaf
Korean 리프 Translates to Leaf.
German Laub Translates to Leaves.
French Feuille Translates to Leaf.
Italian Foglia Translates to Leaf.
Spanish Hoja Translates to Leaf.

Trivia

  • Leaf is one of four abilities with a voluntary form that makes the player invulnerable to nearly all forms of damage. The other three are Archer with its Camoflauge, Stone while encased in the rock, and Smash Bros., when using the Stone attack.

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