Purple Kirby appears as an unlockable character in Kirby Air Ride. In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad, there is a Grape Spray Paint that turns Kirby purple, much like Purple Kirby. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Purple Kirby is playable in the sub-game Kirby Fighters and in its standalone remake, Kirby Fighters Deluxe. His color in these games is a much darker shade than in Kirby Air Ride.
- His official artwork in Kirby Fighters Deluxe erroneously depicts him as blue with purple feet, rather than dark purple as in-game.