Kirbycolors This article is about the copy ability. For the similar ability from the anime, see Iron. For the Top Ride course of the same name in Kirby Air Ride, see Metal (Top Ride course)
Turn into a hunk of metal. Merely touching foes will hurt them!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Metal is one of Kirby's Copy Abilities. It was introduced alongside other newer abilities like Bubble and Animal in Kirby: Squeak Squad.

General Information

By inhaling a Metalun or its larger counterpart, Kirby becomes hard, rough, and impervious to nearly everything. The only downside is that Kirby moves very slowly and his flight is also greatly hindered. But just walking into enemies inflicts steady damage to them, without taking any himself. In terms of design and abilities, Metal is comparable to the Stone ability in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. However, in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby is not invincible to bosses — they still hurt him.


Move Controls Description
Ground Pound Down B (Midair) Kirby ground pounds. This is Metal Kirby's only means of damaging bosses before obtaining the Copy Scroll.
Ball B Requires Ability Scroll. Kirby transforms into a sphere. As a metal ball, Kirby rolls down hills and rams enemies & mid-bosses all the while.

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Be careful. You can't get hurt, but don't get mad if you break stuff. It's not perfect, OK?


  • In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Metal is one of two copy abilities that ignore the Spray Paint function (the other being Ghost).
  • The only things that can hurt Metal Kirby are a boss, a mid-boss, or the Squeaks.
  • A Boost Orb called "Metal" appears in Kirby Battle Royale. When activated, it makes the player invincible, but heavier and with less mobility, alike to that of the Copy Ability. However, its effects are temporary, only lasting for 10 seconds.





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