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But if you hang on, you'll see one last flock of Soarars. Get what you want from them.
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack

Soarar is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.

Physical Appearance

Soarar is a yellow dart enemy with big blue eyes. It is limbless and has no mouth or nose.

Games

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

This is Soarar's first appearance. They fly back and forth in a particular area. They do not aim for Kirby, however, and are more of a nuisance than an enemy. They shoot pink blasts aimlessly straight forward and then turn with a sharp screeching sound. The blasts travel for an infinite distance.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

In this game, Soarar is technically unchanged, but this time around, their ability to fire lasers is rarely used. They can be summoned by Drawcia in the battle against her. Kirby: Canvas Curse marks the first time Soarar has appeared outside of the mirror world.

Kirby Mass Attack

Soarar appears in many stages, primarily in Green Grounds. It does not attack the Kirbys, instead merely flying overhead carrying an item. The enemy can be defeated by only a single Kirby if grabbed while flying; flicking one Kirby with the stylus is ideal for this.

Soarar also appears in the fruit fetching games, where it carries cards with pictures of either a useful object or a Mono Soarar. Depending on the circumstance, the player's goal should be grabbing all the item cards, as he/she is rewarded with the pictured item. If the Kirbys grab a Mono Soarar card, the background turns red and flocks of Mono Soarars barrage them.

In addition to Mono Soarar, Big Soarar and Petit Soarar also appear in this game.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

In this game, Soarars act as they do in Kirby: Canvas Curse: they aimlessly glide back and forth through the sky. They have lost their ability to fire lasers completely. Like many other enemies in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Soarars have gained the ability to cross between the background and foreground of certain stages. These enemies appear in the Main Mode and Stages 2, 3, and 4 of Dedede's Drum Dash. They also appear in the downloadable Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe.

Soarar retains its behavior in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

In this game, Soarar can sometimes be seen with stars and even Treasure Chests following it as it is flying.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Soarar first appears in Stage 1 of Level 4. It flies through the air, often in a line or flock, not trying to cause Kirby any trouble. Like most enemies in the game, scaled-up versions of it appear that can be Inhaled for a Blaster Bullet.

Etymology

Soarar's name most likely diverges from the word "soar," as a reference to its movement. It may also come from the Japanese word for sky, "sora" (空).

Related Quotes

This foe flies over your head at great speed, and is always carrying something.
— Official European Kirby Mass Attack website[1]
You'd think Soarar is in another stratosphere, but he's actually a rather approachable sort. If he starts attacking, however, best to just get out of his way. I mean it. Run!
— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Trivia

  • During Paint Panic, a Soarar may sometimes appear as one of Paint Roller's paintings.
  • In Kirby Mass Attack, Daroach says that Soarars are attracted to shiny things, such as medals.

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Sprites and Models

References

  1. Kirby Mass Attack European website (screenshot)
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