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Kirby transforms into a statue of Mario in Kirby Super Star. This is one of the many cameos within the Kirby series.

In many Kirby games, there are references to other video games created by Nintendo. Sometimes in non-Kirby games by Nintendo, Kirby (or something that's part of the Kirby series) can be seen. Below is a list of cameos that are known or thought to relate to the Kirby series.


Inside the Kirby series

Kirby's Dream Land

  • Lololo & Lalala are based on Lolo and Lala from the Adventures of Lolo/Eggerland series.
  • The boxes that Chuckie and Hurly hide in resembles the ? Blocks from the Super Mario Bros. series.
  • In addition, some of the enemies appear similar to various Mario enemies such as: Blipper, Squishy, Two Face, and Booler who resemble Cheep Cheep, Blooper, Phanto, and Boo respectively.

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Comparison between the Kirby's Dream Land 2 Sound Test (Top) and the original Yūyūki scene (Bottom)

  • In the Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Land 2, the female Gooey lookalike's role was instead filled by a little human girl named Chao. She was the star of the Japan only Famicom Disk System text adventure game Yūyūki. The image seen on the Sound Test screen is a recreation of a scene from Yūyūki and Chao can be seen playing the piano in the background. Chao also appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Kirby Super Star and its remake have the largest number of references to other Nintendo games in the series. These range from obscure to well-known. Because Anti-Kirby appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, the developers working on Kirby Super Star wanted to return the favor by including not just The Legend of Zelda cameos, but other Nintendo cameos as well.[1]

  • Kirby's hats for the Sword and Bomb ability look similar to Link's hat from the Legend of Zelda series, especially the former. The sword Kirby wields even resembles Link's Master Sword, and Kirby can use the Sword Beam when at full health like Link.
  • In the credits for Revenge of the King, a Mario statue appears at the end of the credits.
  • Characters from the Mario series appear in the audiences of King Dedede's Dedede Arena in Spring Breeze and the Megaton Punch sub-game (which uses the same background). Mario, Luigi, Birdo, and Toad can be found on either side of the audience (Princess Peach and Bowser also appear, but due to their placement are cut off by the edge of the screen). The remake uses a different background for the Dedede Arena that doesn't mirror itself. Mario, Peach and some Toads are on the left side, while Luigi is now on the right side along with Wario. Megaton Punch still uses the original background from the SNES game.

Golden Samus

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Multiple characters that Kirby meets in this game originate from other Nintendo games. They all give Kirby Heart Stars and, coincidentally, all appear in pairs.

  • Chao and her friend Goku from Yūyūki appear in Stage 4 of Grass Land. Goku has gotten lost in the nearby cave and in order to get their Heart Star, Kirby must reunite Goku with Chao. This is Chao's second appearance in a Kirby game; she also appeared in the Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Land 2
  • Donbe and Hikari from the game Shin Onigashima appear in Stage 4 of Sand Canyon. Donbe must be reunited with Hikari to get their Heart Star.
  • R.O.B. and his creator, Professor Hector, are seen in Stage 6 of Sand Canyon. Hector entrusts Kirby with the task of finding, and then reconstructing R.O.B.
  • Samus Aran and Metroids can be seen in the Stage 2 of Iceberg. As a reference to the Metroid series, the Metroids thrive inside volcanic regions and have a weakness of ice. Upon completing the task of wiping out all the Metroids, Samus is seen without her helmet.
  • The enemy Pacto is a reference to Namco's mascot PAC-MAN.
  • Hibanamodoki bears a resemblance to the Fire Flower in the Super Mario series.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

  • Paint Roller has a chance of drawing a Triforce from The Legend of Zelda, a GameCube and the symbol of Super Smash Bros.. There is also a bow tie on a single strand of hair, which could be a reference to Mr. Saturn from the EarthBound series.

Kirby Mass Attack

  • A boss from Trax makes a cameo appearance in the sub-game Kirby Quest. One of Kirby's "awesome" attacks involves him riding a Moto Shotzo while being chased by the boss. This implies that Moto Shotzo is based on and draws inspiration from Trax.
  • Lololo, Lalala, and Blocky appear together as a boss in the sub-game Kirby Brawlball. Three rows of pink buttons with hearts drawn on them are used as defense for the Lololo and Lalala; if the player hits all the buttons, a Treasure Chest will fall down—which will give Kirby a key when he hits it. All of this is heavily based upon the Adventures of Lolo series, and implies that the three characters are based on and draw inspiration from that series.
  • Escargoon, Chef Shiitake, and the N.M.E. Sales Guy all make cameos in Kirby Mass Attack.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

  • Stone Kirby can once again take the forms of a Brick Block from the Super Mario series and a golden block engraved with the HAL logo.
  • Archer Kirby's Camouflage technique can allow him to hide behind an image of the HAL logo.
  • Circus Kirby's Balloon Pop Art attack can allow him to create a balloon sculpture of the HAL logo.
  • Sword Kirby's Sky Energy Sword has him lift the sword and fire a beam. This move is likely based off of the Skyward Strike attack from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

  • Qbby from BOXBOY! (a puzzle platformer developed by HAL Laboratory) appears as a rare sticker obtained in Stage 7 of Rhythm Route.
  • Stone Kirby can take the shape of Mario once again as well as Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing series.
  • The ESP ability appears to be a reference to Ness, a character from both the EarthBound and Super Smash Bros. series.

Kirby Star Allies

  • Stone Kirby can take the shape of a sculpture which has Qbby from BOXBOY! sitting on top of the HAL Laboratory headquarters with Mt. Fuji in the background, and can also once again transform into a Brick Block from the Super Mario series and a golden block engraved with the HAL logo.

Cameos of Kirby in the Super Smash Bros. series

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The Kirby series is routinely represented in every Super Smash Bros. game.

Cameos of Kirby in the BOXBOY! series

The BOXBOY! series was created by HAL Laboratory, the development company responsible for creating the Kirby series. As such, each game routinely references Kirby. They even share HAL Rooms in common with the Kirby series.

BOXBOY! (Nintendo 3DS, 2015)

An image of Kirby in BOXBOY!

An image of Kirby is formed by the objects Qbby is tasked with collecting in Score Attack, Stage 6.

BOXBOXBOY! (Nintendo 3DS, 2016)

"Kirby's Closet" ending panel

One comic, entitled "Kirby's Closet," has Qbby dress up in Kirby's Ultra Sword gear. The comic ends with Qbby turning around to discover that Kirby is watching him.

Bye-Bye BOXBOY! (Nintendo 3DS, 2017)

amiibo costumes in Bye-Bye! BOXBOY!

If the player scans a Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, or Waddle Dee amiibo figure, Qbby takes on the appearance of the character. While wearing these costumes, the boxes he produces take on the appearance of Star Blocks.

Kirby himself is present in a few of the comics, in which the comic itself generally relates to Kirby in some way, such as having Qbby wearing his ability hats or transforming into a suit similar to Robobot Armor.

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! (Nintendo Switch, 2019)

"How to make friends!" comic

In one comic, entitled "How to make friends!" Qbby produces boxes from his head and throws them at Kirby with the intention of befriending him. The boxes instead hurt Kirby, leaving two tender hematomas on his head. Qbby realizes his mistake as Kirby fumes.

Cameos of Kirby himself (and elements thereof) in other franchises

Arcana (Super Nintendo, 1992)

Two Kirbys appear in the opening cutscene of Arcana.

During the opening cutscene of the game, what appears to be two Kirbys can be seen among a crowd of warriors. This appearance notably predates the release of the original Kirby's Dream Land by one month.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy, 1993; Game Boy Color, 1998; Nintendo Switch, 2019)

There is an enemy called Anti-Kirby. It looks, is based on, and behaves greatly like Kirby. It appears in all three versions of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Stunt Race FX (Super Nintendo, 1994)

Billboards with images of Kirby appear in some racetracks. The image appears to be based on artwork from Kirby's Adventure.

EarthBound (Super Nintendo, 1995)

EarthBound's boot-up debug menu. Note that Kirby appears as the cursor.

Kirby appears as the cursor in the hidden debug mode. This can only be found by hacking the game.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Artwork of Marching Milde

Mildes, as well as the mid-boss version Marching Milde, heavily resemble Kirby; Milde is relatively small, spherical, pink, with red blushes, red shoes, and has a permanent smile on its face.

Picross Volume 3 (Super Nintendo, 1999)

Characters from the Kirby series appear in Picross Volume 3.

In this puzzle game the player must solve puzzles to create pictures. The following Kirby characters appear as pictures: Rocky, Walky, Gordo, Waddle Doo, Sir Kibble, Poppy Bros. Jr., Chilly, Mr. Frosty, Jukid, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Kirby himself. Beam Kirby, Fire Kirby, and Sword Kirby appear in the background.

Pokémon Stadium 2 (Nintendo 64, 2001)

When the player connects Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, or Pokémon Crystal up to the Nintendo 64 after collecting an NES or SNES in game to decorate the main character's room, the room can be viewed in 3D and the consoles show random pictures of games for that system. The NES can show Kirby fighting Whispy Woods in Kirby's Adventure, and the SNES shows Kirby fighting Dyna Blade in Kirby Super Star.

Animal Crossing series (Nintendo GameCube, 2001-)

The player scans the e-Reader card on its own.

In Animal Forest +, Animal Crossing, and Animal Forest e+, the player can connect a Game Boy Advance with the e-Reader peripheral and scan e-Reader cards. Over a dozen Nintendo-themed cards exist; scanning a Kirby Wallpaper card unlocks a Kirby design, which can be used for wallpaper in the game. Scanning the card on its own reveals an image of the design as well as a comment from Mabel. The Kirby Wallpaper comment alludes to the then-upcoming anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, as it states that "Kirby's coming right back at ya."[2] Also the fact that Mabel is the one leaving the comment could be a reference to the Cappy of the same name.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Game Boy Advance, 2003)

The sprite for the poster for the Kirby Story movie.

In the area Yoshi Theater, there are four posters, each portraying a movie (presumably) playing in that theater. One of the posters is for a movie titled, Kirby Story. Its poster depicts Kirby riding a Warp Star. Three golden stars are pictured around him.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the game's 2017 remake, omits the Kirby Story poster in favor of one depicting an alien invasion led by Sunnycide.[3]

Donkey Konga series (Nintendo GameCube, 2003-2005)

Donkey Kong plays Kirby: Right Back At Ya! in Donkey Konga.

One of the songs in Donkey Konga, titled "Kirby: Right Back At Ya!," is a longer version of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!’s dub theme song. Another song in Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku, titled "Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izuumi no Monogatari," is a track from Kirby's Adventure.

In Donkey Konga, the player can purchase a Kirby sound set for the bongo controller, which changes the bongos' sounds to ones from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards: The left drum makes the sound of Kirby picking up an item, the right drum makes the sound of Kirby's Spark ability, and clapping makes the sound of Kirby's inhale. This sound set can be used in Donkey Konga 2 and Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku if it is purchased in Donkey Konga and saved to the memory card.

Daigasso! Band Brothers (Nintendo DS, 2004)

One of the songs is titled Hoshi no Kirby Medley. It contains the tracks Green Greens, Nature/Forest Area, and the long version of Kirby Dance.

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions (Nintendo DS, 2007-2009)

Roughneck Kirby

In the Lost Tower, a Roughneck named Kirby uses a Cleffa, a round, pink Pokémon that somewhat resembles Kirby.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (film) (2009)

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At one point during the credits, a cheeseburger faces the screen (showing the circular shape of the bun) and sprouts arms (which are pickle slices) and feet (which are tomato slices). It begins dancing in a similar fashion to the Kirby Dance.

MAD (TV series) (2010-2013)

In a sketch entitled "Kirby's Star Tours," Kirby was giving away Hollywood star tours in which people get to ride on Warp Stars, but the Warp Stars get too fast and they land in random places. It starts off when a fake star tour was trying to get a little girl to go see Zac Efron's house, but then she goes on Kirby's Warp Star, but instead she lands in Float Islands and asks "Zac Efron lives here?" It also shows Kirby getting on a Warp Star in Stage 2 of Vegetable Valley. It ends with a boy in front of Whispy Woods stating that the iconic tree isn't James Franco, in which Whispy angrily spits out apples the way he did in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Before that, the announcer says "We knew what you meant, but how else were we going to get your money?"

In another MAD sketch, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus," Kirby befriends Pit as one of the unpopular kids. He burps out a Waddle Dee and was used as a dodgeball. The Super Smash Bros. series was also referenced.

AR Games (Nintendo 3DS, 2011)

Kirby's AR Card

Buying any Nintendo 3DS from its family line is packed with six AR Cards. Of the six AR Cards, Kirby appears on one of them. Scanning the Kirby AR Card allows players to take photos with Kirby and change his pose.

Face Raiders (Nintendo 3DS, 2011)

One animation on the title/saving screen shows three enemies from the game performing the Kirby Dance from Castle Lololo. There's another animation in that game which resembles the Kirby Dance to a lesser extent.

Nintendogs + Cats series (2011-)

Kirby hat

If the player scans Kirby's AR Card, the player's dog or cat will appear wearing a Kirby hat.

Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! (Nintendo 3DS, 2012)

The "childish" voice players can give to their formees give them a baby-like voice similar to Kirby. They also can make formees look like Kirby.

StreetPass Mii Plaza (Nintendo 3DS, 2013)

Kirby series hats in StreetPass Mii Plaza

Upon acquiring or spending a Plaza Ticket, a remix of the Kirby 1UP sound effect will play. Additionally, the player can dress his/her Mii character in the following hats: Kirby Hat, Waddle Dee Hat, King Dedede Hat, Epic Kirby Hat, Prince Fluff Hat, and Meta Knight's Mask.

In the Puzzle Swap game, the player can collect puzzle pieces to complete an array of Kirby-themed panels. These panels include "Kirby's Dream Land," which borrows art assets from Kirby's Return to Dream Land; "Kirby's Return to Dream Land"; "Kirby's 20th Anniversary," which borrows assets from Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, and Kirby Super Star Ultra; "Kirby: Triple Deluxe"; "Kirby Fighters Deluxe/Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe"; and "Kirby: Planet Robobot." Kirby also makes an appearance in other Nintendo-related panels such as "ULTIMATE NES REMIX" and "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U," along with Meta Knight and King Dedede in the latter.

Robot Chicken (TV series, 2005-present)

He later appears in a sketch parodying both the Super Smash Bros. series and The Hunger Games.

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U, 2014) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch, 2017)

Kirby costume

The Kirby amiibo figure allows the player's Mii character to wear a Kirby-inspired costume: The helmet has goggles with star-shaped lenses, Kirby's arms, and Kirby's face and feet on the back; the player also wears a pink suit with the Kirby logo on the back and yellow gloves with a star on each.

This costume also appears in the game's Nintendo Switch rerelease, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where it is unlocked in the same way.

One Piece: Super Grand Battle X (Nintendo 3DS, 2014)

Artwork of Chopper wearing a Kirby-themed hat

If the player scans a Kirby amiibo figure, Chopper, one of the protagonists of the series, will wear Kirby-themed clothing.

Super Mario Maker (Wii U, 2015)

If the player scans a Kirby, King Dedede, or Meta Knight amiibo figure, the player gains a Mystery Mushroom item that gives Mario the appearance of the figure scanned. Each character has a different pose and sound effects. These costumes do not appear in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS as the Mystery Mushroom is exclusive to the Wii U version.

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Nintendo 3DS, 2015)

If the player scans a Kirby, King Dedede, or Meta Knight amiibo figure, a Chibi-Robo figure based off of the scanned character will become available in the Chibi-Capsule vending machine. The Kirby Pose appears to be based on Kirby's appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe’s box art while the King Dedede Pose and Meta Knight Pose are based on their respective amiibo figures.

# Name Image Category Description
073 Kirby Pose CRZL Kirby.jpg Uncommon This cutie can inhale almost anything and can copy abilities with ease! Kirby may look like a softy, but don't be fooled. This hero is always ready to battle the bad guys.
140 King Dedede Pose CRZL Dedede.jpg Super Rare This self-proclaimed King of Dream Land wields one heck of a hammer. He acts like a bit of a villain, but it's awfully hard to hate him...probably because he looks so adorable.
172 Meta Knight Pose CRZL Meta Knight.jpg Mega Rare You may think he's just cute, but check out that mysterious mask, frosty attitude, fancy sword, and dashing cloak...not to mention his awesome battleship. What a total rock star!

Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS; 2015, 2017)

If the player scans a Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, or Waddle Dee amiibo figure, Yoshi takes on the appearance of the figure scanned. The Waddle Dee amiibo figure is only compatible with Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World.

Nintendo Badge Arcade (Nintendo 3DS, 2015)

A Kirby: Triple Deluxe-themed badge catcher

The player can catch Kirby-themed badges in badge catchers that can be used to decorate the Nintendo 3DS's home page. These include traditional badges and special launcher badges, which replace standard software launchers.

Traditional badges come in two categories: the Kirby: Triple Deluxe series and the Kirby Keychain Series. The former series is composed of Kirby: Triple Deluxe promotional artwork, while the latter series is composed of sprites used in Kirby: Triple Deluxe keychains.

Set Badges
Kirby's Dream Land Kirby, Floating Kirby, Warpstar, Fainted Kirby, Mint Leaf, Superspicy Curry, Waddle Dee, Bronto Burt, Twizzy, Grizzo, Lololo, Lalala, Kabula, King Dedede, Whispy Woods, Shocked Dedede
Kirby's Adventure Kirby, Inhaling Kirby, Sword Kirby, Stone Kirby, Kirby in Cannon, Maxim Tomato, Waddle Doo, Sparky, Hot Head, Sword Knight, Poppy Bros. Sr., Bonkers, Fire Lion, Kracko, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Nightmare's Power Orb, UFO Kirby
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Kirby, Cutter Kirby, Rick & Kirby, Kine & Kirby, Coo & Kirby, Bouncy, Elieel, Masher, Sir Kibble, Efreeti, Master Green, Mr. Frosty, Nruff & Nelly, Ice Dragon, Dark Matter, Rainbow Drop
Kirby Super Star Kirby, Swimming Kirby, Yo-Yo Kirby, Mirror Kirby, Wing Kirby, Jet Kirby, Wheelie Rider, Macho Statue, Blade Knight, Parasol Waddle Dee, Gim, Knuckle Joe, Bio Spark, Plasma Wisp, Tac, Bugzzy, Bonkers, Bronto Burt, Cappy, Squishy, Lovely, Axe Knight, Chef Kawasaki, Chameleo Arm, Meta Knight, Dyna Blade, Marx, Starship, Captain Vul
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Kirby, Needle Kirby, Clean Kirby, Parasol Rick, Spark Kine, Needle Coo, Clean ChuChu, Como, Gabon, Wapod, Mumbies, Nruff & Waddle Dee, Pacto, Bobo, Tick, Broom Hatter, Poppy Bros. Jr., Blocky, Pon & Con, Acro, Sweet Stuff Drawing, Dark Matter, Love-Love Stick, Boss Butch
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Kirby, Sword Kirby, Burning Kirby, Freeze Kirby, Hammer Kirby, Hi-Jump Kirby, Invincibility Candy, Scarfy, Coner, Gordo, Shotzo, Sir Kibble, Sword Knight, Twister, Needlous, Laser Ball, Flamer, Rocky, Bomber, Cool Spook, UFO, Mr. Frosty, Mr. Tick-Tock, Phan Phan, Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright, Heavy Mole, King Dedede, Nightmare Wizard, Star Rod, 1-Up Meta Knight
Kirby: Canvas Curse Ball Kirby, Stone Kirby, Wheel Kirby, Balloon Kirby, Kirby in Cart, Waddle Dee Ball, Waddle Doo Ball, Meta Knight Ball, Dedede Ball, Spear Waddle Dee, Bouncy, Soarar, Blipper, Thudd, Bloon, King Dedede Drawing, King Dedede, Paint Roller, Para Matter, Drawcia, Magical Paintbrush
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Kirby on the Phone, Angel Kirby, Missile Kirby, Mini Kirby, 4-Color Kirby, Chip, Snooter, Roly-Poly, Leap, Mirra, Prank, Cupie, Boxin, Bang-Bang, Cookin, Heavy Knight, Golem, Box Boxer, Bombar, Master Hand, Mega Titan, Gobbler, Dark Meta Knight, Dark Mind, Master Sword, Dimension Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad Kirby, Bubble Kirby, Animal Kirby, Magic Kirby, Metal Kirby, Ghost Kirby, Maiga, Cret, Uja, Foley, Starman, Wheelie, Gaw Gaw, Bubble Head, Acchi, Bun, Metalun, Squeakers, Spinni, Storo, Doc, Mrs. Moley, Bohboh, Dark Daroach, Triple Star, Gold Waddle Dee
Kirby Super Star Ultra Kirby, Cutter Kirby, Fire Kirby, Mike Kirby, Chef Kirby, Sleep Kirby, Quick Draw, Waddle Doo, Burning Leo, Chilly, Simirror, Birdon, Kabu, Glunk, Gator, Gip, Grizzo, Koozer, Rosely, Flotzo, Bandana Waddle Dee, Poppy Bros. Sr., Iron Mam, Twin Fire Lions, Kracko, Heavy Lobster, Meta Knight, Kabula, Masked Dedede, Galacta Knight, Marx Soul, Golden Egg Statue
Kirby Mass Attack Three Kirbys, KO'd Kirby, Melon, Beanbon, Birdee, Oohroo, Stactus, Snoozroot, Spideroo, Helmee, Mech Geg, Hamsturr, Skully, Skullord, 10 Kirbys
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Kirby, Kirby (goggles), Kirby (inner tube), Sword Kirby, Fire Kirby, Ice Kirby, Beam Kirby, Cutter Kirby, Stone Kirby, Parasol Kirby, Bomb Kirby, Fighter Kirby, Ninja Kirby, Crash Kirby, Leaf Kirby, Whip Kirby, Spear Kirby, Beetle Kirby, Bell Kirby, Circus Kirby, Archer Kirby, Mike Kirby, Hypernova Kirby, Warpstar, 3D Warpstar, Sun Stone, Bandana Waddle Dee, Waddle Dee, Bronto Burt, Scarfy, Gordo, Shotzo, Broom Hatter, Blade Knight, Hot Head, Sparky, Sir Kibble, Glunk, Noddy, Moonja, Soarar, Beetley, Ringle, Clown Acrobot, Spynum, King Dedede, Taranza
Special Yin-Yarn, Magolor, Taranza, Queen Sectonia

Launcher badges include:

Badges Software
Kirby Activity Log
Bell Kirby Nintendo 3DS Camera
Archer Kirby Mii Maker
Circus Kirby Download Play
Kirby with Waddle Dees StreetPass Mii Plaza
Bandana Waddle Dee System Settings
King Dedede Nintendo 3DS Sound
Taranza Nintendo eShop

To celebrate Kirby: Planet Robobot’s North American release, Arcade Bunny set a temporary rule for the Miiverse Gallery: From June 9, 2016 to June 16, 2016, he would only feature posts that had a robotic theme. This week also marked the debut of the Kirby Super Star badge set.

After phasing out its final badge set on June 29, 2017, Nintendo Badge Arcade changed operation; it currently recycles existing badge catchers from popular franchises with a different selection each day. Kirby-themed catchers are frequently available, with between one and six catchers.

Miitomo (iOS/Android, 2016)

Miitomo x Kirby announcement banner

The player can obtain Kirby-themed outfits that the Mii can wear.

Name Line Worn on Available through
Kirby hood Kirby Head In-app gift
8-bit Kirby tee Kirby Torso Miitomo Drop
Pocket Kirby sweatshirt Kirby Torso Miitomo Drop
Maxim Tomato shoes Kirby Feet Miitomo Drop
Little Kirby Kirby Shoulder Miitomo Shop
Little Waddle Dee Kirby Shoulder Miitomo Drop
Robobot Armor tee Kirby Torso My Nintendo rewards program
Kirby & Qbby tee Kirby Torso My Nintendo rewards program
KIRBY CAFÉ logo tee KIRBY CAFÉ Torso Miitomo Drop
KIRBY CAFÉ collared shirt KIRBY CAFÉ Torso Miitomo Drop
KIRBY CAFÉ monogram hat KIRBY CAFÉ Head Miitomo Drop
KIRBY CAFÉ overalls KIRBY CAFÉ Torso and legs Miitomo Drop

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward (Nintendo 3DS, 2016)

Multiple Kirby-themed purses in Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

If the player scans the Kirby amiibo figure, a Kirby-themed purse accessory will be unlocked in four alternative colors.

Picross 3D Round 2 (Nintendo 3DS, 2016)

The completed Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight puzzles

If the player scans a Kirby, King Dedede, or Meta Knight amiibo figure, puzzles that take the form of the scanned character when completed will be unlocked.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch; 2016, 2018)

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Kirby and King Dedede appear as guest characters in Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure. Kirby is recruited as a battle member by throwing the Star Coin into the Fountain of Acquaintances. He is a Magic type battle member, and his special skill, Inhale, will sometimes negate incoming damage and instead heal him by the amount of damage he would have received.

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Kirby is one of the unlockable performing characters in Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! using the Play Nintendo art style. He makes hitting notes easier and also assists in multi-hits. The Warp Star also appears as one of Kirby's animations and his victory animation.

In both games, as well as in arcades starting Taiko no Tatsujin: Red Version, a "Kirby Medley" is an available song, which consists of "Green Greens," "King Dedede's Theme," and "Kirby Dance," from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

As for arcade exclusives, starting in Taiko no Tatsujin: Yellow Version and being included in every version since, its song list features one titled "Meta Knight's Revenge Medley," which features "Meta Knight's Revenge," "Taking Over the Halberd," "Heavy Lobster," "Above the Halberd," "Meta Knight's Theme," and "Meta Knight Defeated," all from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

In addition, in the arcade version of the game Don Wada can wear both a Meta Knight costume and a Kirby & Warp Star costume.

Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo 3DS, 2017)

If the player scans a Kirby series amiibo figure, an Invincible Candy emblem will be unlocked, which can be applied to various designer items and shopping bags as well as three Kirby-themed t-shirt designs.

Miitopia (Nintendo 3DS, 2017; Nintendo Switch, 2021)

Kirby's amiibo costume in Miitopia.

If the player scans a Kirby amiibo figure, the player's Mii unlocks a Kirby-themed hat and costume.

Part Time UFO (mobile devices, 2017; Nintendo Switch, 2020)

Kirby plushies

Various Kirby series characters appear as plush toys that can be picked up in a certain stage (only present in the Nintendo Switch version). Jobski, the titular UFO, also greatly resembles UFO Kirby.

Pop Team Epic (TV series, 2018-present)

Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch, 2019)

Super Kirby Clash theme

The Super Kirby Clash theme.

A theme based on Super Kirby Clash appears during the 7th Maximus Cup of Tetris 99. The theme has pictures and drawings of various characters in the background, including Kirby, Bandana Waddle Dee, Rick, Kine, Coo, Magolor, and Parallel Nightmare. There are also drawings of Gem Apples and Fragments as well. Music tracks and sound effects from Super Kirby Clash also can be heard during matches. Additionally, an 8-bit sprite of Kirby holding the Star Rod from Kirby's Adventure acts as the target reticle to let the player choose which competitors to send garbage to. Sprites of Kirby also depict badges. Lastly, the tetrominoes have stars on them, making them resemble Star Blocks, and garbage is changed to look like miniature Durable Blocks. The theme can be unlocked permanently by earning 100 points, and this also earns the player 99 Gem Apples in Super Kirby Clash.

This theme plays the following music tracks:

  • Tetris 99 arrangement of the Quest Board music from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe — 99 players remaining
  • "Save the World! Ordeal Quest" / Super Kirby Clash Arrangement ver. — 50 players remaining
  • "vs Giant Masked Dedede" / Super Kirby Clash Arrangement ver. — ten players remaining[5]
  • "Kirby Dance" / Star Allies short ver. — victory[6]
  • "Welcome to Dream Land" (Kirby's Dream Land) — results (victory)
  • Super Kirby Clash Quest results music — results (failure)
  • "Done In" (Kirby Star Allies) — defeat

Kirby Fighters 2 theme

Announcement for the Kirby Fighters 2 theme.

A theme based on Kirby Fighters 2 appears during the 19th Maximus cup of Tetris 99.

The music that plays for this theme are as follows:

  • "Kirby Fighters 2: The Destined Rivals" / Tetris 99 Arrangement ver. - 99 players remaining
  • Dedede Arena (Secret Song) - 50 players remaining
  • Stage of the Partners (Secret Song) - 10 players remaining
  • Story Mode Chapter clear jingle - Victory
  • Story Mode Item Room music - Results (Victory)
  • Story Mode Chapter Results music - Results (failure)


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy, 1992)

A Unibō in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Gordos appear in certain levels of Super Mario Land 2 (this may be because Super Mario Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land both came out in 1992), under the name Unibō. The artwork, however, depicts them as looking drastically different.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy, 1993; Game Boy Color, 1998; Nintendo Switch, 2019)

An enemy called Sea Urchin appears in all three versions of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. It is based on Gordo.

Super Famicom Box system (Super Famicom, c. 1994)

Kirby holds a shimmering coin during the start-up sequence of the Super Famicom Box hotel gaming system.

An animation of Kirby holding a coin plays during the start-up sequence of the console. The Super Famicom Box was a special coin-operated, pay-to-play model of the Super Famicom that was intended for use in Japanese hotels. It is believed that HAL Laboratory assisted in its development, and included Kirby as a signature of their work.[7][8]

Densetsu no Starfy (Game Boy Advance, 2002, Japan only)

There are invincible enemies that resemble Gordo.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (PlayStation Network/Xbox Live Arcade, 2010; Nintendo Switch/Steam/Playstation Network/Xbox One, 2021)

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When Kim Pine (a playable character) exits after beating a level, she uses what looks like a smiling Warp Star and rides it just like Kirby does.

MAD (TV series) (2010-2013)

Kracko appears in the "Koopa Troopa, Gutsman, and Kracko" sketch.

The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2019)

Characters resembling King Dedede, Whispy Woods, and Gordo can be spotted in the right side of the audience.

During the flashback sequence of the episode "The Fury", characters who resemble King Dedede, Whispy Woods, and Gordo can be spotted in the martial arts tournament audience.

Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! (2014-2015)

A tree resembling Whispy Woods appears as a cameo in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina.

Skullgirls series (PlayStation Network/Xbox Live Arcade/Steam) (2012-2015)

Big Band's 14th costume, Dream Band, is based on King Dedede. Annie of the Stars's 25th costume is based on Meta Knight, with Sagan having Kirby's colors.

Discord (chat client, 2015-present)

In the promotional page for Discord's subscription-based "Discord Nitro" service, the client's mascot, Wumpus, is riding a vehicle based off of the Wheelie Bike, complete with headgear, through a field of video game references. Among these, Whispy Woods can be seen in the background. In the section of the page listing off the benefits of the service, a treasure chest with a Maxim Tomato can be seen, as well as Wumpus riding a Warp Star.

The page has since been updated, and the original background has been relegated to the Discord Nitro Classic section. The benefits section has been redone as well, and no longer features the Maxim Tomato or Warp Star.

Within the client itself, the user has the option to create webhooks for a server. If the server does not have any webhooks, a placeholder image is displayed, which features a scepter, and reflective, blade-like objects; a reference to the Mirror ability.

Splatoon (Wii U, 2015)

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The urchin-like creatures in the arcade game Squidball bear a striking resemblance to Gordo.

YuruYuri San Hai! (anime, 2015)

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In the third season of episode 11 of YuruYuri, a blue Kirby appears in a page of a gaming magazine next to a Sailor Moon-inspired character.

Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2 (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch; 2015, 2016, 2019)

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When the level theme is changed to Super Mario World and the environment is set underwater, a Spike Trap takes the form of a Sea Urchin from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening; the appearance of Sea Urchin is inspired by Gordo.

They also reappear in the sequel on the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Maker 2, in which they can be found in the same way.

Star Fox Zero — The Battle Begins (animated short, 2016)

A mention of Milky Way Wishes planets in Star Fox Zero — The Battle Begins

Slippy Toad reads a Nintendo Magazine. The names Floria, Aqualiss, Mecheye, and Halfmoon appear on the magazine's cover. These are direct references to the four planets of the same names in Kirby Super Star’s Milky Way Wishes sub-game.

84 (real-world, 2017)

The autographed Kirby plate hangs on 84's wall.

The 84 is a secret bar in Japan, only accessible to celebrities in the video game industry. Game memorabilia decorates the establishment. A Kirby plush toy and a decorative Kirby-themed plate sporting Masahiro Sakurai's personal signature are among these decorations.[9]

Coloring Pixels (Steam, 2018)


In one of the coloring pages, Kirby is seen wearing a scuba mask whilst standing on one of the ocean floors.

Amphibia (TV series, 2019)

In the episode "Adventures in Catsitting", when Sprig, Polly, and Hop Pop arrive at the vet, they do a dance similar to the Kirby Dance, accompanied by similar-sounding 8-bit music.

Hãy chọn giá đúng (Gameshow, 2019 - 2020)

In the last season of Hãy chọn giá đúng (Vietnamese version of The Price is Right), when the host explains the rules of the pricing games, the title theme from Kirby's Dream Land[10] as well as Peanut Plain from Kirby Super Star[11] can be heard.

Fleeing the Complex (Flash, 2015) / The Henry Stickmin Collection (Steam, 2020)


In the Presumed Dead ending, Henry uses Kirby's Warp Star to flee from Dimitri Johannes Petrov before crashing into West Mesa Penitentiary.

Fortnite (multi-platform, 2020)

During the trailer for Fortnite’s Party Royale mode, Kirby makes two appearances on the bottom right of a giant in-game screen meant to display live shows, performing the game's well-known "Dance Moves" emote. This was most likely an oversight on the developers' part.

Kirby is censored in the PlayStation and Xbox versions of the trailer.