Metal can walk into enemies to deal damage. Metal is invincible to almost all forms of damage, meaning simple contact is safe to damage enemies. Metal is also immune to the effects of wind and currents, and can pound stakes by performing a hip attack. However, Metal has various drawbacks. Metal can still be damaged by bosses and mid-bosses by contact damage, and cannot damage bosses or mid-bosses by contact damage, as it can with normal enemies; it can only damage bosses and mid-bosses by using its actual moves, which are typically unwieldy for dealing with them. While immune to currents, its mobility is hampered due to its weight, making walking and running slow, sliding travel only 2 tiles instead of 4 and is unable to perform the Rolling Ram Attack, jumping only 1 tile in height instead of 4, making hovering slower to ascend and faster to descend, and making swimming upward nearly impossible. Upon obtaining the Metal Ability Scroll, located in the first Treasure Chest in Stage 3 of Jam Jungle, Metal can transform into a ball, making it much more mobile for going down slopes. Metal can be obtained from the Metalunenemy or the Big Metalun mid-boss.
This section contains content derived from Japanese
Move names are derived from the Japanese official strategy book.
↓ + B in the air
Kirby ground pounds. This is Metal Kirby's main means of damaging bosses.
Kirby transforms into a sphere, allowing him to quickly roll down slopes and roll into enemies.
Be careful. You can't get hurt, but don't get mad if you break stuff. It's not perfect, OK?
Metal Kirby's heavy and oh-so slow, but he's virtually indestructible, too.”
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.
Kirby of the Stars Copy Ability "Metal" Introduction Video