|“||Shrink down to slip through small spaces!”|
|— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll|
Unlike most Copy Abilities, which give Kirby more skills, Mini removes some of Kirby's latent abilities. Mini cannot hover, air gun, slide, or use the Cell Phone. However, Mini can enter small passageways that couldn't otherwise be accessed. When Mini enters a door, the ability is expelled. Mini is obtained from the Minny enemy, which can also be summoned by the Boxy mid-boss.
|Shrink down to tiny size so you can fit through tight passageways.|
In Other Languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||Translates to Minimum.|
|Italian||Minimo||Translates to Minimum.|
- In Kirby's Adventure, unused sprites for a smaller Kirby can be found. This set even comes with basic movement and an "ability presentation" sprite where Kirby shrinks. Masahiro Sakurai confirmed in a 1993 interview that an ability causing Kirby to shrink was planned to appear in Kirby's Adventure. It is possible that the developers of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror were aware of this scrapped ability from the interview in question, from reading old HAL Laboratory development notes, or from seeing the leftover sprites in Kirby's Adventure’s code.
- Although not the Mini ability, Kirby is shrunken in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! by a newly purchased Microtizer from Nightmare Enterprises to fight off a virus inside King Dedede's body after the latter got sick.
- In Kirby: Squeak Squad, a small Kirby appears in Magic Kirby's idle animation. This may be a reference to the Mini ability.