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Attack or swallow these to get them out of your way.
— Objects • Kirby Super Star Ultra Instruction Booklet

A Star Block (called a destructive block[1] in Kirby's Dream Land and an Inhale Block[2] in Kirby Super Star) is a Device in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land.

Physical Appearance

A Star Block is a yellow block with an upright five-pointed star on its sides. Oftentimes, the stars are colored white and the blocks also feature white borders.

General Information

Star Blocks are the most common destructible block type. They can be destroyed by most damaging moves, and can also be inhaled to use as ammo or to be swallowed. While they commonly serve as obstacles, they may sometimes serve as terrain, such as platforms.


Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Star Blocks serve as a common breakable block type.

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Some Star Blocks now hide Point Stars behind them, adding further incentive to break them aside from them simply being in the way.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Some star-shaped projectiles fall down and create Star Blocks upon landing. This phenomenon is present in The Great Cave Offensive's Garden Area, in the room where the Spirit Charm Treasure is located.

These falling stars also appear in Revenge of the King's The Revenge.

Kirby's Star Stacker and Kirby's Super Star Stacker

Any Star Block(s) between two like Friend Blocks will disappear, subtracting or adding to the player's Star value in Round Clear mode or Challenge mode respectively. Any Hard Block(s) between two like Friend Blocks will transform into Star Blocks.

Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, in Stage 6 of Ripple Field and Cloudy Park, Kirby needs to destroy certain Star Blocks to immitate the shape of HB-002 and HB-007 respectively in order to obtain their Heart Stars.

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, in Stage 3 of Neo Star, Adeleine can make a painting of a top hat, an umbrella, or a pizza; in the following room, Kirby needs to destroy certain Star Blocks to immitate the shape of the painting in order to summon the Crystal Shard in the middle.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

The enemy Blockin disguises itself and behaves like a Star Block when not disturbed. If inhaled or attacked, Blockin will reveal its true form and pursue Kirby.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

Star Blocks can only be destroyed by touching them with the stylus, Copy Abilities, or Dedede and Waddle Doo Balls' hammer and beam attacks respectively. Star Blocks come in small and large varieties.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

Star Blocks come in small and large varieties. The large ones can still be destroyed normally, but require a Super Inhale in order to be inhaled. Blockin also returns as an enemy that disguises itself as a Star Block.

Kirby Mass Attack

Star Blocks come in small and large varieties. The Kirbys must either jump into Star Blocks to damage and destroy them, or pummel enemies and slam them down on top of the blocks to destroy them. Fruit and Medals may also be found behind Star Blocks.

The enemy Blucko resembles a Star Block, and is defeated in the same way; it attacks by jumping and trying to crush any Kirbys below. The Block Waddle Dee mid-boss wears a carved out Star Block as armor, and also drops Star Blocks and Bluckos to crush the Kirbys.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

Super Inhale can be used to inhale multiple Star Blocks at a time.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, and Kirby Star Allies

The large variety returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, but only in Royal Road's first HAL Room; it takes three hits to destroy (similarly to Terrain Blocks) or it can be Super Inhaled. It produces a piercing Star Spit when exhaled, in contrast to Kirby: Squeak Squad, where it produces a normal Star Spit, as with all large enemies.

Large Star Blocks return in Kirby: Planet Robobot, occasionally appearing in stages, but most prominently appearing in Access Ark's first HAL Room. Unlike in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, they only require one hit to destroy, but still produce piercing Star Spit after being Super Inhaled.

Large Star Blocks appear in Kirby Star Allies, appearing in the Jambandra Base HAL Room. Their properties are identical to in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Unlike in Kirby: Canvas Curse, Star Blocks cannot be tapped to damage or destroy them; instead, they are damaged by Kirby Tap Dashing into them, requiring two hits to break.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Star Blocks typically serve as ammo for Kirby to use against enemies.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Star Blocks appear on the Green Greens stage. Star Blocks can be destroyed by most attacks, and detonating a Bomb Block will cause nearby Star Blocks to be destroyed. Due to how the move works, Star Blocks cannot be inhaled. Like in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, they reappear due to stars falling down to replace them.

Related Quotes

Jump through these to break them.
— Objects • Kirby Mass Attack Instruction Booklet
Break these blocks by flicking your Kirbys into them.
— Blocks • Kirby Mass Attack Instruction Booklet (British English)