Picture Pieces (called Illustration Pieces on the official website) are collectible items in Kirby Star Allies. They function similarly to the keychains from Kirby: Triple Deluxe and the stickers from Kirby: Planet Robobot. Collected Picture Pieces are used to complete celebration pictures. Normal Picture Pieces fill in one blue space on a celebration picture, and rare Picture Pieces fill anywhere from one to three pink spaces; each celebration picture consists of eighty spaces.
A Picture Piece is a jigsaw puzzle piece with a screentone gradient design on it. Normal Picture Pieces are blue, while rare Picture Pieces glow with a rainbow of colors. Both variants have a bright glow around them and a white question mark in the center reminiscent of the one on stickers in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Rare Picture Pieces that have already been collected become black and white. If it is collected again, it will count as three normal Picture Pieces.
As of Ver. 4.0.0., there are 18 celebration pictures total.
"VS. Star Dream," Star Dream’s first phase theme from Kirby: Planet Robobot
T.K. (Hal Laboratory, Inc.)
Characters in this celebration picture are Kirby, Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and a Coner. Everyone is relaxing at the Fountain of Dreams with the Star Rod on top of it. This celebration picture was added in update 3.0.0 and no Rare Picture Pieces are required to complete this puzzle.
Characters in this celebration picture are Kirby and his Dream Friends (Rick & Kine & Coo, Gooey and Marx), all of which are introduced in the 2.0.0 update of Kirby Star Allies. No Rare Picture Pieces are required to complete this puzzle.
A remix of the music that plays in stage 5 of Cushy Cloud from Kirby: Squeak Squad and Olive Ocean’s theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
"The Shape of a Heart"
K.K. (HAL Laboratory, Inc.)
This celebration picture features Magolor, Landia, the Lor Starcutter, and the final form of Magolor. Ten Energy Spheres are also present. This celebration picture was added in update 4.0.0 and no Rare Picture Pieces are required to complete this puzzle.
A remix of the theme inside the Lor Starcutter from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
A remix of "Moonlight Capital" from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
"Break Time Breakdown"
S.K. (HAL Laboratory, Inc.)
This celebration picture features Susie in her lab with her Business Suit in a terrible breakdown. This celebration picture was added in update 4.0.0 and no Rare Picture Pieces are required to complete this puzzle.
A remix of "Time for Dessert!" from Kirby: Planet Robobot.
"Let Them Know We're Happy"
T.F. (HAL Laboratory, Inc.)
This celebration picture features The Three Mage-Sisters on a beach. Francisca is holding a Chumbrella and ice cream, Flamberge is standing beside a Coner, and Zan Partizanne is wearing a straw hat. Also seen in the top right corner is a Friend Star carrying Kirby. At the bottom of the picture is the shadow of Hyness. This celebration picture was added in update 4.0.0 and no Rare Picture Pieces are required to complete this puzzle.
A remix of Zero's theme from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
"A Farewell to Kirby"
S.K. (HAL Laboratory, Inc.)
This celebration picture features Kirby waving goodbye with a tear in his eye while holding a sack on a stick. A butterfly is also seen fluttering about in the background. This celebration picture was added in update 4.0.0 and no Rare Picture Pieces are required to complete this puzzle.
A music box remix of the main theme of Kirby Star Allies that gradually gets slower and eventually stops.
Use Fire to light the fuse connected to four cannons. Have enough Friends to fill all of the cannons. Launching from the cannons will cause all four characters to destroy four durable blocks along the way. The player in the rightmost cannon will receive the Rare Picture Piece.
In the room with the Invincible Candy, fall down into the area with the Nruffs and the Treasure Chest. If the player returns to this room due to the HAL Room secret, the contents of this treasure chest will be an Invincibility Candy instead of a Rare Picture Piece.
In the room with the trees with the hanging nuts, there is a tall tree in the middle. Float up and cut the vine using Sword or Ninja; the nut will drop a key. Bring the key to the locked door. Use friends to pull down the four ceiling switches, revealing a round-trip door. After entering the round-trip door, light the fuse with Fire and have friends in each of the cannons. Launching from the cannons will cause all four characters to destroy four durable blocks along the way, revealing a treasure chest at the top.
In the room with the BombCopy Essence, defeat the Dekabu to reveal a round-trip door. After entering the round-trip door, use Plasma to get Zap Bomb and Bomb Bowl a Zap Bomb under the wire. The explosion will create a lightning bolt which will power the wire to open the gate in the ceiling.
In the vertical room, use Bluster Staff to clear the Leaves on the left side of the split, revealing a round-trip door. After entering the round-trip door, activate all of the fans with Spinning Staff in order to open that gates at the bottom.
Obtain Hammer from Bonkers and Plasma from Plugg. Use Zap Hammer to pound the Stake Battery. Use Friend Bridge to bring the Key Dees to the respective locked doors; the Key Dee with the red-starred Key should be on the right and the Key Dee with the blue-starred key should be on the left.
Obtain Ice from Mr. Frosty, Hammer from Bonkers, Suplex from Bugzzy or Fighter from Knuckle Joe, and Artist from Vividria. Use Ice to extinguish the flaming logs, Hammer to pound the stake, Suplex or Fighter to perform Friend Throw to destroy the durable blocks, and Artist to paint the blank signs.
In the area with the giant bombs, pass the giant chain and destroy part of the following wall, leading to another giant bomb. Detonate the bomb by using Star Shots from Cutter or Sword to cut the fuse, and then Star Shots from Fire to light the fuse.
Press all of the switches in the Friend Circle segment. Enter the round-trip door. Get Fire from Burning Leo, Cutter from Sir Kibble, Stone from Rocky, and Ice from Chilly. Use Fire and Cutter to make Sizzle Cutter, use Sizzle Cutter to detonate the giant bomb at the top of the room, use Stone and Ice to perform Ice Curling to pound the stake in the wall, and use Fire to light the fuse. Have all friends get in the cannons to destroy the durable blocks.
In the second area; characterized by patches of grass in the nighttime, tall grass in the daytime, and leaves in the evening; use Cleaning from Broom Hatter in the evening to sweep up the leaves, revealing a round-trip door. Entering the round-trip door will lead to a Hammer Copy Essence, along with a Picture Piece and a 1UP. Continue to the third area; characterized by a pool of water in the daytime and evening, and Ice Blocks in the nighttime; obtain Plasma from Plugg in the evening or nighttime and Fire from Burning Leo in the nighttime. Use Fire to melt the ice blocks and Zap Hammer to pound the Stake Battery.
Use Stone from the Copy Essence to pound the stake. Use Cleaning from Broom Hatter or from the Copy Essence and perform Clean Curling to pound the stake in the wall. Use ESP from NESP to perform Geokinesis on the Stake Battery.
In the room with the lava, bring the Key to the locked door near the end of the room. Use Water from Driblee and Ice from Chilly to perform Icicle Lance to destroy the flaming logs and cut the flaming chains.
Use Plasma from Plugg to power a wire to open a gate. Use Fire from Burning Leo and Staff from Jammerjab to create Sizzle Staff. Use Up Jab to light the fuse the to giant dynamite; alternatively, one could use Yo-Yo from Gim instead of Staff.
You finished your first celebration picture! See all pictures in the Picture Gallery!”