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Attack foes with poison spray and toxic clouds!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Poison is one of three Copy Abilities introduced in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It appears to be similar to the Water Copy Ability from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

General Information

As mentioned above, Poison is similar to the Water ability in many respects; Kirby can release spouts from his hat, slide around on a trail of poison, and throw poison blobs around. However, many of the Poison ability's attacks leave behind damaging residue (such as puddles or clouds) that can inflict continuous damage on enemies that touch them.


Move Controls Description Damage
Sticky Toxin Press and release B Kirby shoots a poison blob from his mouth that leaves a toxic puddle that can damage enemies. This attack falls straight down in water. 16 (blob, puddle)
Poison Pummel - Toxic Swamp B repeatedly near an enemy Kirby goes into a flurry of poison jabs, then ends it by leaping into the air and slamming down. The slam produces a large splash of poison that can hit other targets. 4 (Poison Pummel), 1 (rising jump) 40 (Toxic Swamp)
Toxic Slide Dash + B Kirby slides on a wave of poison. Kirby can surf on water while doing this attack. This attack leaves a trail of four toxic puddles behind him. 24 (Toxic Slide), 16 (puddles)
Toxic Smog Hold B Kirby exhales a poisonous gas in front of him. It can be moved by fans and can destroy blocks. A maximum of two Toxic Smog clouds can be present at a time. 4
Toxic Tower ↑ + B Kirby projects a column of poisonous liquid up in the air. 12 (first hit), 8 (repeat hits)
Tilted Toxic Tower ↔ during Toxic Tower Kirby tilts the column of poisonous liquid to the side, with the amount of tilt depending on how long a direction is held; the move can be nearly horizontal at its farthest angle. 12 (first hit), 8 (repeat hits)
Sticky Strike ↓ + B in midair Kirby fires two poison blobs towards the ground, leaving toxic puddles where they hit the ground. 16 (blobs, puddles)
Toxic Ball Dash + quickly tap B in midair Kirby throws a ball of poison that rolls along the ground before bursting. 18 (ball, puddles)

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ポイズン Translates to Poison.
English Poison
German Gift Translates to Poison.
French Poison Same as English.
Italian Veleno Translates to Poison.
Spanish Veneno Translates to Poison.

Flavor Text

GameFlavor text
Kirby: Planet Robobot
This dangerous ability can be used to attack enemies with a corrosive liquid that damages organic and inorganic forms alike.


  • One concept drawing of Poison's ability hat depicts Kirby donning a purple wizard hat with a wooden staff.[1] This might have been a nod to the character Garstein from Alcahest, an action RPG developed by HAL Laboratory. The relation between the Poison artwork and the character is that when Garstein joins the player, he talks about a cave being filled with poisonous gas.


Concept Artwork