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Press [left button] after the Gobble/Grab to Spit or Throw your target sideways!
— Spit/Throw • Kirby Fighters 2

Star Spit (also called Puff Out[1] or Star Bullet[2]) is an ability that has appeared in almost every Kirby game.

To star spit, Kirby must inhale an enemy, then press the attack button to spit them out as a star-like projectile.

Almost every boss and mid-boss create something that can be inhaled and spat out, usually a star. Occasionally, stars from bosses will also give Kirby a Copy Ability, such as Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright, Dark Mind, and The Three Mage-Sisters.

If Kirby inhales two enemies, it becomes more powerful. In most games, Kirby is capable of inhaling more enemies, resulting in a more powerful shot.


Starting from Kirby's Adventure, Kirby can swallow multiple objects at once to create a more powerful star that can pass through enemies as it hits them. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, if Kirby inhales three or more enemies, it becomes even more powerful. If Kirby inhales enough enemies in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the star he spits becomes twice as large as him. In Kirby's Blowout Blast, when Kirby inhales enough enemies, the star he spits becomes a powerful shot called a Blaster Bullet.

Kirby Super Star introduced a game mechanic that a Star Bullet can do more damage if Kirby launches it while dashing. This has been featured in main series games since Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Damage Value

The following lists the damage value of the Star Bullet and its variations in some Kirby games. Notably, Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot and Kirby Star Allies have the same damage system.

Star Bullet damage in the Kirby series  
Game Star Bullet Blaster Bullet Star Bullet (dash) Blaster Bullet (dash)
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
10 25 No No
  • Kirby's Dream Land 2
10 20 No No
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra
52 60 60 70
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
32 64 No No
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
1 2 No No
  • Kirby: Squeak Squad
40 2 objects: 50
3+ objects: 60
No No
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Kirby Star Allies
52 2 objects: 60
3 objects: 65
4 objects: 69
5 objects: 73
6 objects: 77
7 objects: 81
8 objects: 85
9 objects: 89
10 objects: 93
11 objects: 97
12+ objects: 100
60 2 objects: 65
3 objects: 70
4 objects: 74
5 objects: 78
6 objects: 82
7 objects: 86
8 objects: 90
9 objects: 94
10 objects: 98
11 objects: 102
12+ objects: 105
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
80 2 objects: 120
3 objects: 190
4+ objects: 300
No No


  • In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, this ability is functionally the same, but whatever Kirby spits out is in the same state as when he inhaled it. (However, if Kirby swallows two or more enemies, it becomes a star.)
    • Despite this, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards artwork depicts Kirby spitting a star.
  • When Kirby inhales two objects, his star spit will resemble the Sparkling Stars.