This article is about the Copy Ability in the games. For the similar ability from the anime, see Iron, and for the Top Ride course of the same name in Kirby Air Ride, see here.

Be careful. You can't get hurt, but don't get mad if you break stuff. It's not perfect, OK?
— Metal's Flavour Text • Kirby: Squeak Squad

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

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 slow 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 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Double Stone Combo Ability.

Attacks and Features

Attack Name Controls Description Element
Ground Pound B (Midair) Kirby ground pounds. This is Metal Kirby's only mean of damaging bosses. None
Ball B Kirby transforms into a sphere. As a metal ball, Kirby rolls down hills and rams enemies & mid-bosses all the while. Only usable after the Metal Scroll is found. None


  • The Stone ability doesn't appear in Squeak Squad because this ability is very similar and supposedly superior to its counterpart.
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