The Love-Love Stick is a legendary item that Kirby wields to battle Dark Matter and 0. It is also considered a Copy Ability, though he doesn't need to inhale it to gain its power. It is a red and yellow striped wand that begins at a point and ends at a flat surface topped with a golden heart. It is also known by fans as the Heart Rod.
The item only appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby's Super Star Stacker where it must be obtained in order to defeat the final boss, the one of the former being Dark Matter, and of the latter being Gryll. It is unlocked by collecting each of the thirty Heart Stars from every stage in the game. Various friends and allies will reward Kirby with one at the end of a stage if he completes some task during the level. This ranges from finding items, solving mini-games, or by an Animal Friend for a visit.
The Love-Love Stick is only used by Kirby in the last level, Hyper Zone. It is used to battle three different incarnations of the final boss. When it is swung, a heart-shaped shot is thrown out. These are used to attack the enemy. There is no limit to the use of these attacks, just as with the Star Rod and other end-game abilities.
In Kirby's Super Star Stacker, Kirby uses the Love-Love Stick to whack his opponent when he gets large chains cleared.
|Swing||B||Kirby swings the Love-Love Stick, which fires a heart straight forward. The motion of Kirby's swing can damage the opponent as well.||None|
|Star Spit||B (Gooey)||Gooey gains Dark Matter's orange orbs for flight and can spit out an infinite number of stars.||None|