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Yeah! Yeah! Whooooa-oh-oh-oh! There are three songs to sing with resounding enthusiasm! Store up power to pump up the volume. Sing with friends for explosive harmony. Gather multiple singers for a glorious chorus.
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies

Mike (called Microphone in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!) is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Adventure.

Games

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Mike focuses on singing, defeating all enemies onscreen and heavily damaging bosses and mid-bosses. Due to its sheer power, it can only be used three times before being expended. Mike can be obtained from Mr. Tick-Tock and Paint Roller's microphone painting.

Techniques

Move Controls Description
Megaphone B (first press) Kirby sings into a megaphone.
Desk Mike B (second press) Kirby sings into a desk microphone.
Stand Mike B (third press) Kirby sings into a stand microphone.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Mike is mostly unchanged. Mike is obtained from the Walky enemy.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Level1 megaphone 1st: Megaphone Y B Kirby sings into a megaphone. 40
Level2 desk mike 2nd: Desk Mike Kirby sings into a desk microphone. 60
Level3 stand mike 3rd: Stand Mike Kirby sings into a stand microphone. 80

Kirby Air Ride

Mike is used automatically, and only has one use instead of three. It has a massive area of effect that damages enemies and opponents, sending them upward. Mike is obtained from Walky.

Techniques

Move Controls Description
Desk Mike N/A Kirby sings into a desk microphone upon obtaining the ability. It is then expended after the move is complete.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Mike no longer covers the whole screen (except for its third move). Mike instead has visible shockwaves that indicate where it hits. Mike can now also destroy blocks. Mike is obtained from Walky.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Megaphone 1 (1st time) Kirby sings into a megaphone. 33
Desk Mike 1 (2nd time) Kirby sings into a desk microphone. 53
Stand Mike Release 1 (3rd time) Kirby sings into a stand microphone. 79
Encore 1 + Shake Wii Remote, release or 1 + mash +Control Pad, release (3rd time only) Kirby sings into a stand microphone, performing his low-pitched "Chesuto!" exclamation. 106

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Mike remains mostly unchanged from is appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Mike is obtained from Walky.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Mike can be used by Robobot Armor to awaken Sleepy Turtles; unlike the Mike ability, Mike Mode is not limited-use. Mike can be obtained from Walky and the Jigglypuff amiibo.

Techniques

Mike Kirby
Move Controls Description Damage
Megaphone B (first press) Kirby sings into a megaphone. 50
Desk Mike B (second press) Kirby sings into a desk microphone. 80
Stand Mike B (third press) Kirby sings into a stand microphone. 120
Encore Hold B and mash + (third press) Kirby sings into a stand microphone, performing his low-pitched "Chesuto!" exclamation. 150
Mike Mode
Move Controls Description
Destructo-Amp B The Robobot Armor releases a short-ranged wave of sound that can bounce off of surfaces.
Solid Amp Dash + B The Robobot Armor releases a focused and long-ranged beam of sound.
Change Shot Angle B + ↑/↓ Changes the direction of the Destructo-Amp and Solid Amp moves.
Finale ↓↑ + B The Robobot Armor jumps up and releases a large musical note which splits into four smaller notes that last for a few seconds.

Kirby Star Allies

Mike's third attack now becomes more powerful if used when Kirby has Friends around. Mike is obtained from Walky.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Type A Type B
Megaphone B (first press) Y (first press) Kirby sings into a megaphone. 50
Desk Mike B (second press) Y (second press) Kirby sings into a desk microphone. 80
Stand Mike B (third press) Y (third press) Kirby sings into a stand microphone. 150
Encore B and waggle ControlPadIcon.png (or shake controller) and then release B (third press) Y and waggle ControlPadIcon.png (or shake controller) and then release Y (third press) Kirby sings into a stand microphone, performing his low-pitched "Chesuto!" exclamation. 180
Fatal Chorus Use Stand Mike or Encore with a friend nearby All friends also take a stand mike out and sing a very loud chord with Kirby. 160 + 10 × # of Friends (Stand Mike)
190 + 10 × # of Friends (Encore)

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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It's like he's scratching down a chalkboard! I can't take it! I'm sending Kirby back!
— N.M.E. Sales Guy when Kirby sings his reprise of the Japanese Kirby: Right Back at Ya! ending theme • Abusement Park

Mike Kirby in the anime

In the anime, it is perceived as the most dangerous of Kirby's abilities, as it cannot distinguish between friend or foe, often destroying everything nearby (in both of its appearances, it even wrecked most of Castle Dedede). Otherwise, the ability does not change from the games. Mike Kirby can take down several monsters at once, and perhaps almost all of eNeMeE's creations. Not even Tiff can stop him once he starts singing. It also reveals that Kirby is tone deaf and has a terrible singing voice. Mike Kirby will not stop singing until he finishes his song.

During the transformation sequence, Kirby grabs headphones and dances to music while also grabbing a microphone. Instead of just shouting down the microphone, Kirby sings. In fact, the first time it is used, Kirby sings the ending theme from the Japanese version, "Kihon wa Maru" (First you draw a circle), though he sings very badly. Abusement Park

Transformation Sequence

Appearances

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Mike appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Flavor texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby's Adventure
Kirby can sing his favorite song three times! I wonder why that song hurts enemies...
Kirby Super Star
When Kirby sings, everybody plugs their ears! You're able to use the Mike three times.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Uwaaahhh! Oooooh yeahhhh! Un-hunhhh! Baaaaby! Rock on!! *Can only be used three times.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Owowow! Ooh, yeah-ah! Yabba jabba yeah yeah yeah! Sing 3 times to silence all...
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Whoa oh oh ahee ahee! Dur dur yeah yeah yeah! Charge up for more power! If you sing three times, you'll be super happy!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Whumwhuummm screeeeeee! Microphone check, one two. Build up your power to crank up the volume. Kirby's three-song set list is more than enough to rock the house!
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Music can have a comforting effect, but that depends on who's singing. Luckily, Kirby only has enough energy to sing three songs.
Kirby Star Allies
Yeah! Yeah! Whooooa-oh-oh-oh! There are three songs to sing with resounding enthusiasm! Store up power to pump up the volume. Sing with friends for explosive harmony. Gather multiple singers for a glorious chorus.

Related Quotes

I am not sure what ability he is trying to use. Perhaps he is... eh... Microphone Kirby.
— Meta Knight • Abusement Park
Oh no! I forgot how terrible Microphone Kirby's singing is!
— Tiff • Fitness Fiend
Curious what Kirby's singing voice sounds like? Then track down and inhale Mr. Tick-Tock or Walky! Kirby can copy the Mike ability and then use a mike or megaphone to really let 'er rip. sometimes he sounds as cute as he looks, but he can also hit those low notes when he wants to rock.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Use a microphone to deliver a powerful sonic attack!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese マイク Officially romanized as Mike.
English Mike
Korean 마이크 Translates to Mike.
German Karaoke
Kirby's Adventure

Popstar
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Karaoke
Kirby's Adventure

Popstar. Planet Popstar has a different name in German.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
French Micro
Kirby's Adventure

Mike
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Translates to Mike.
Italian Urla Translates to Yell Out.
Spanish Micro Translates to Mike.

Trivia

  • Mike is the only Copy Ability that has three different icons and appearances in the same game. In Kirby's Adventure, he uses a stand mike, while in its remake, he instead uses a modern cordless mike. In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Mike Kirby has three hats, which are (in order): a white baseball cap (with a red star on it in Kirby Super Star Ultra) and megaphone, headphones and desk mike, and a multi-colored mohawk and a stand mike.
  • The white baseball cap Kirby dons while using Mike the first time in Kirby Super Star Ultra is a Hanshin Tigers cap (used from 1982 to 1999).[citation needed]
  • In the anime, this ability seems to be the few Meta Knight doesn't know about, the other being Throw. When it first appeared, he called a few other names in a rather confused manner, before settling for "Microphone Kirby." This name has been used ever since.
  • A glitch in Kirby's Adventure allows Kirby to get many more than three mikes – 255, to be exact, displayed as P5. He needs to time his third mike correctly, and it can be done while defeating Kracko or Paint Roller, or while hitting a switch.
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the first game to give Mike a Copy Essence and offer it in The Arena (and The True Arena).
  • In many games, Mike is a rare opportunity to hear Kirby's voice, though this varies greatly. In Kirby Super Star and its remake, the third mike gives Kirby an unfitting, very low-pitched human voice, which was provided by Masahiro Sakurai himself. He exclaims "Chesuto!" in Sakurai's voice, an expression originating from a southern dialect of Japanese, which is associated with the exertion of swinging a sword.
  • In Kirby Super Star and its remake, the first attack uses the same sound as the one in Kirby's Adventure.
  • In both Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, when Kirby's third attack is charged, he emits a noise that sounds similar to his Kirby Super Star Ultra noise.
    • The other two attacks had their sounds modified. 
  • Mike is the only limited-use ability to have a Mode for the Robobot Armor in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
    • In addition, Mike's Robobot Armor Mode is not limited-use, unlike the base Mike ability.
  • Mike is the only ability whose Copy Essence can effectively be re-acquired while Kirby already has it, however, this is only when Kirby has already used it at least once. The re-acquirement recharges the number of uses left.
  • Mike is the only limited-use ability to appear in Kirby Air Ride.
  • In Kirby: Planet Robobot, repeatedly using Destructo-Amp while in the Robobot Armor will play the first ten notes of the Green Greens theme.

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