|This article is about the Copy Ability. For the Parasol enemy, see Parasol (enemy).|
|“||Shake the water off it to attack with a splash or enjoy a floaty flight through the sky. Open it with ↑ to protect you and your friends from deluges and waterfalls. Is there anything chummier than sharing an umbrella?”|
|— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies|
Parasol is a deceptively simple, harmless looking Copy Ability that allows Kirby to use a red and white-striped (except in Kirby's Dream Course, where it is green and white), star-tipped parasol as a weapon. It can slow his fall from high places, and protect his head from most attacks or falling objects. Kirby can also swing the parasol in front of him to attack enemies, and in some games, can hold it out indefinitely. However, Parasol's attacks are rather weak compared to those of other abilities, making it difficult to use offensively.
While Parasol began as a defensive ability, it has actually received multiple offensive upgrades throughout the Kirby games. In Kirby Super Star, Parasol gained a powerful throw; in Kirby: Squeak Squad, the Ability Scroll for Parasol made Kirby able to fire a short-ranged beam of star-like projectiles from the tip of the parasol when held. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, many of Parasol's moves gained invincibility frames, and it also gained an extremely fast, grounded, multi-hit attack. This ironically made it one of the most damaging abilities against grounded enemies in that game, though the damage of this move was heavily toned down in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Parasol is one of the few abilities that may presently be used in water. Ironically, though, in Kirby's Dream Land 3, it was the only ability that could not be used underwater, where Kirby would put away his Parasol and attack by instead blowing bubbles, as if he had no ability. Kirby's Dream Land 3 was also the only game in which Parasol did not slow Kirby's fall by itself, effectively making the ability only useful for defeating enemies on land.
Parasol is one of the few abilities to never have Kirby wearing a hat, other than many of the final abilities like Star Rod. Parasol's handle comes in four color variations: pink, blue, white, and green. It is also one of the few abilities that may be used in the water, along with Sword, Hammer, UFO, Master, Spear, Water, and Bell.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, if one taps in the Kirby series Waddle Dee amiibo, then Kirby will obtain an exclusive costume for Parasol, turning his body redish orange, while turning his feet orange, and putting on a blue bandana resembling Bandana Waddle Dee.
In Kirby Star Allies, Parasol can be used to imbue the water element, in order to become Friend Abilities. In addition, it can be used solo to create the Chumbrella, a larger parasol which can protect from falling obstacles.
|Parasol Swing||B or Y / 1||Kirby swings his parasol forwards, damaging enemies. If the player holds B or Y, Kirby will hold the parasol in front of him.||Ability Scroll, holding it will cause tiny stars to emerge from the parasol.
||Kirby's descent is slowed down when he falls.||Pressing down during Parasol Drift will cause Kirby to fall as if he did not have the ability.||None|
|Parasol Shield||Hold B / 1
||Kirby extends and twirls his parasol out in front of him, continuously hitting and blocking anything in front of him. Kirby's parasol also passively damages enemies and blocks projectiles that touch it.||Splash|
|Parasol Dive||↓ + B / 1 (Midair)||Kirby dives diagonally down while twirling the parasol, smashing through enemies below him. This move also works underwater.||None|
|Circus Throw||→/↑/↓ near an enemy||Kirby will grab the enemy or defeated mid-boss, bounce it on his Parasol, and toss it up, forward or backward, depending on if the player tapped forward on the controls or not.||None|
|Parasol Drill||Dash + B / 1||Kirby slides forwards while twirling the parasol forwards, dashing through enemies in his way. Depending on the game, this move may or may not give Kirby invincibility frames. This move also works underwater.||Splash|
|Parasol Twirl||↓ + B / 1 (Grounded)||Kirby twirls the parasol underneath him, gaining invincibility from attacks and hitting multiple times.||While performing this move, Kirby can drift left or right slightly.
In certain games, like Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby may not be holding the Parasol over his head when he enters a new room, gets hurt or enters water, and will therefore be unable to use the Drift and Shield abilities until he attacks with it, after which he will hold it over his head.
|Move||Damage||Damage||Damage ||Damage |
|Parasol Swing*||10 - 16 (depending on proximity)||16 (Parasol), 12 (water drops), 18 (Parasol tip)||18 (Parasol), 16 (handle), 12 (water drops)||18 (Parasol), 16 (handle), 12 (water drops)|
|Parasol Shield*||6 (from above), 8 (from front/back)||8 (1st hit), 7 (repeat hits)||8 (1st hit), 3 (repeat hits)||8 (all hits)|
|Parasol Dive||28 (all)||28 (Parasol), 14 (Parasol tip)||28 (1st hit), 8 (other hits)||28 (Parasol), 14 (stars)|
|Circus Throw||60 (held object, thrown object)||52 (held object, thrown object)||52 (held object, thrown object), 4 (multihit after initial hold damage)||45 (held object), 52 (thrown object)|
|Parasol Drill*||8 - 10 (depending on proximity)||10 (1st hit early), 8 (1st hit late), 7 (2nd, 3rd, 4th hits)||8 (1st hit), 4 (subsequent hits)||8 (parasol), 10 (stars)|
|Parasol Twirl||N/A||16 (1st hit), 14 (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hits)||16 (1st hit), 6 (subsequent hits)||16 (all hits)|
After finishing this move, Kirby retracts the Parasol and holds it behind him briefly. During this time, the Parasol does 16 damage passively.
|Rick||B||Rick balances the parasol on his nose and his partner rolls around on top of it. This attack is not very useful offensively, but it will block projectiles from the top, as well as break any Star Blocks above the duo.|
|Coo||B||A parasol comes out of Coo's head and he spins around, like the Tornado ability. He can move freely while using this attack.|
|Kine||B||Kine sticks a Parasol out of his mouth protecting his front, and damaging any rammed enemies. In the sequel, Kine sticks the parasol upwards, slowing his fall. Kine is free to move around while this move is being used.|
|Nago||B||Nago and his partner use the Parasol like a pogo stick. This will block projectiles from below and smash through enemies. The duo is invincible while using this move.|
|ChuChu||B||ChuChu and her partner hop in the parasol, as it slowly slides along the ground. Enemies/Projectiles from above will still damage the duo.|
|Pitch||B||Pitch is hit like a golf ball by his partner. When he reaches the end of his path, he flies back to his partner. Damage will be dealt to any enemies Pitch runs into. However, Pitch's partner is left vulnerable while he is gone.|
Kirby Battle Royale Moveset
|Move||Controls||Description||Damage (Robo Bonkers)|
|Parasol Swing||B||Kirby swings his parasol in front of him, sending out water droplets.||50 (parasol), 70x2 (water droplets)|
|Parasol Dive||B during jump||Kirby dives diagonally downward with his parasol below him.||60|
|Parasol Shield||Hold B||Kirby holds his parasol in front of him like a shield. Kirby cannot turn while performing this, only move forwards, backwards, or strafe.||40 per hit|
|Parasol Drill||Hold/Release B||Kirby lunges forward, thrusting his parasol in front of him.||100x5|
|Circus Throw||Parasol Drill hit||Kirby jumps into the air and twirls an opponent on his parasol before slamming them into the ground. He slowly floats down on his parasol afterwards.||200 per captured foe (throw)|
|Parasol Spin||Y||Kirby spins his parasol around him.||70x2|
Robobot Armor Mode
|Parasault||B||The Robobot Armor's parasol-like blades spin quickly, allowing Kirby to fly for about 5 seconds before the blades slow, allowing the armor to descend.||Bluster|
|Paraslam||↓ + B||The Robobot Armor quickly falls for about a second while in the air, creating wind beneath it.||Bluster|
|Chumbrella||N/A||Kirby/Parasol Waddle Dee's parasol expands and turns pink with hearts, allowing them to cover themselves and their friends from attacks from above. Any enemies who touch the parasol will be damaged by it.||None|
|Splash Curling||Stone||After using Stone Change, Kirby/Parasol Waddle Dee can use their water attacks to make it a curling stone that does water damage to opponents in the way.||Splash|
|Thundersplash||Plasma||When Kirby/Parasol Waddle Dee uses any water attacks on Kirby/Plugg, they'll form a plasma barrier that shoots electric-infused puddles of water in a wide range.||Splash, Zap|
Like Stone, Parasol is a very useful ability in that it will instantly halt Kirby's mid-air trajectory, allowing him to drop directly onto an enemy or into a hole without needing to precisely calculate a shot. However, it is less reliable than Stone, as Kirby will slowly drift forward on his parasol after activation, rather than dropping straight down. He can be guided to a limited extent by holding left or right on the D-pad, which will rotate him counterclockwise or clockwise respectively. If used on the ground, it has a braking effect similar to Needle, though less pronounced.
|This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
Parasol Kirby in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! is most like the version from Kirby Super Star, with several of the same attack—namely Parasol Swing and Parasol Shield, in addition to Parasol Grab and Throw, which he uses on King Dedede.
Cappy New Year marked the ability's first appearance. Kirby acquired it by inhaling Sasuke. In this episode, Kirby did not use Parasol in battle, but instead used it only to slow his fall from high up in the air.
In the transformation sequence, Kirby lands atop his parasol. It spins, making Kirby dizzy, and he gets off. Kirby then takes the Parasol, which floats down to him.
|Open your parasol and take a nice walk! Do you think this might have other uses, too?|
|Protect Kirby from enemies above! Splash, drill, or toss your enemies to the sky! A lot of possibilities with the Parasol.|
|The sun shines on this Parasol of mine. Where I walk, enemies balk, and I float gently down...|
|Guard against falling objects! Twirl to attack or just drift. Or do a parasol throw!|
|Block falling objects. Fill your parasol with wind, and go for a stroll through the sky. The best comes last! That's right: Circus Throw!|
|Guard against falling objects, or take a floaty stroll through the air. You can also spray water to attack enemies or put out fires. For your grand finale, use a Circus Throw!|
|Guard against falling objects, or take a floaty stroll through the air. Jab with the parasol or use it to do a Parasol Drill! For your grand finale, why not finish with a Circus Throw?|
|Guard against falling objects or take a floaty stroll through the air. You can also spray water to attack enemies or put out fires.|
|Defend and attack when the time is right! It may look cute, but it's an expert ability.|
|Shake the water off it to attack with a splash or enjoy a floaty flight through the sky. Open it with ↑ to protect you and your friends from deluges and waterfalls. Is there anything chummier than sharing an umbrella?|
|“||Take a nice walk for a short break!”|
|— Intro description • Kirby's Adventure|
|“||Jab foes with a parasol and spin them around!”|
|— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll|
|“||Huh? Carrying a parasol on a nice day like this? I wanna see you pick up your opponents and swing them around!”|
|— Knuckle Joe • Kirby Battle Royale|
|“||Open the parasol to block attacks, then thrust forward when your rival's guard is down.”|
|— Official Kirby Battle Royale Website|
In Other Languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||Officially romanized as Parasol.|
|Traditional Chinese||Translates to Parasol.|
|Simplified Chinese||Translates to Parasol.|
|Korean||Translates to Parasol.|
|German||Schirm||Translates to Parasol.|
|Dutch||Parasol||Same as English.|
|French||Parasol||Same as English.|
|Italian||Parasole||Translates to Parasol.|
|Spanish||Sombrilla||Translates to Parasol.|
- This is the only ability in the anime that never used its transformation sequence the first time it was used.
- In Kirby Super Star and its remake's ability icons, the handle's color variation is yellow. In the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land ability icon, the stroke and the handle are both wooden.
- The yellow handle was used even earlier in Kirby's Dream Land 2’s Super Game Boy border, where Kirby is holding the parasol. The parasol here, strangely, has blue stripes instead of red ones.
- The Parasol ability gains the trait of cooling down lava like Water or Ice in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. This is because the parasol shoots out tiny drops of water when Kirby uses the Parasol Swing attack, starting in Kirby Super Star.
- A similar move is used in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. If Kirby holds a Bumber overhead while in the air, he will float slowly to the ground.
- Like several other Copy Abilities that returned in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Parasol gained a new idle animation: Kirby will sway in place and tap his foot.
- Parasol is one of the only reoccurring Copy Abilities that does not give Kirby a hat.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby keeps his Parasol on his back when he is carrying an object, climbing a ladder, or riding a Warp Star. It is not known how he does this, as no carrying strap or holster is seen. This also occurs with Sword, Spear, Beam, Bell, and Hammer.
- Using Parasol, a glitch can be performed on Halfmoon that causes Kirby to walk on air.
- In Kracko Land, a large Kirby will occasionally hold up a Parasol to stay dry from the Nimbus's rain shower. If Kirby happens to land on it, the larger Kirby will perform a Circus Throw to launch Kirby upwards. This was made three years before Kirby Super Star’s release.
- Parasol has the most appearances so far, with a total of 16.
- In Kirby Star Allies, a parasol appears as one of the symbols on Void Termina's body.