KPR Susie artwork 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.


KTD Moonja artwork This section contains content derived from Japanese
Move names are derived from the Japanese official strategy book.
Move Controls Description
Hip Attack Down B (Midair) Kirby ground pounds. This is Metal Kirby's only means of damaging bosses before obtaining the Copy Scroll.
Ball Transform 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.

Flavor Texts

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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?

Related Quotes

Metal Kirby's heavy and oh-so slow, but he's virtually indestructible, too.
— Some Copy Abilities • Kirby: Squeak Squad Instruction Booklet

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese メタル Translates to Metal.
English Metal
German Metall Translates to Metal.
French Métal Translates to Metal.
Italian Metallo Translates to Metal.
Spanish Metal Same as English.


Metal Kirby Concept





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