Look cool, be invincible, and slide down slopes! You can turn into various things and pound down pegs. You can even do some curling with water or ice or float above your friends and then drop on them! Who knows what sort of stone sculptures you'll see?
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies

Stone is one of Kirby's Copy Abilities, debuting in Kirby's Adventure.

General Information

Stone is almost entirely a defensive ability—unless Kirby happens to use it above a foe's head. However, in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Stone gets a move called Stone Uppercut, which gives another way to use the power for offense. Stone is an easy way to beat bosses with minimal damage by simply dropping over the boss's head and staying in stone form until the boss moves away. It can also avoid devastating full-screen attacks, like Marx's black hole, however, it cannot avoid some of these devastating attacks in the more recent games. The hat is composed of a headband with five crystals, and rocks on top.

The Stone hat originally had the same design as the Ninja hat with different colors, but Kirby wears a different one as of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It has a rocky appearance similar to Ice's. A similar brown hat was also intended for the unreleased Kirby GCN.

Stone is a Mode for Robobot Armor in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Moveset

Move Controls Description Notes
Stone Change B/1/tap with stylus Kirby turns into a stone or other heavy object. He becomes invincible and, if in the air, falls with great speed. He deals damage whenever he passively moves in stone form.
Kirby Super Star
This attack was previously known in Kirby Super Star as Stone Smash.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby can roll down slopes.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby can walk around but not jump.
Change Back B/1/tap with stylus in stone form Kirby bursts out of stone form with a small explosion.
Turbo Stone Dash + 1/B Kirby transforms into stone form while dashing, spinning around for a while before stopping.
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
This attack debuted in Kirby Super Star, and has been present in all Kirby platformers since Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Heavy Smash Down + 1/B (Midair) Kirby spins around in midair, then smashes on the ground, creating a shockwave. The statue that Kirby turns into is bigger than Stone Change.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
This attack debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and has been in every Kirby platformer since.
Stone Uppercut Up + 1/B Kirby forms a stone fist and attacks diagonally upwards.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
This attack debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and has been in every Kirby platformer since.
Mighty Uppercut Up + Hold B Kirby charges up Stone Uppercut before attacking.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
This attack debuted in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Spin
Dash while transformed Kirby spins a little in his stone form. This move debuted in Kirby Triple Deluxe.

Damage Values

Move Damage
Kirby Super Star
Damage
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Damage
Kirby: Planet Robobot
[1]
Damage
Kirby Star Allies
[2]
Stone Smash/Stone Change 50 40 40 40 (Stone), 20 (Shock Wave)
32 (Slope Slide), 62 (finishing hit)
Change Back N/A 20 20 20
Turbo Stone 32 32 40 (1st hit), 2 (subsequent hits) 40
Heavy Smash N/A 50 (falling hit only)
4 (1st spinning hit/unlinked 1st shock wave hit), 3 (repeat spinning hits/unlinked 2nd shock wave hit/linked shock wave hit comboed)
43 (linked falling hit)
50 (falling hit only)
2 (spinning hits), 35 (falling hit), 28 (dust)
4 (spinning hits), 50 (falling hit), 28 (shock wave)
Stone Uppercut N/A 20 24, 16 (late) 24
Mighty Uppercut N/A N/A 36 36

Animal Friends

Move Controls Description Images
Rick B Rick becomes a giant boulder. His partner will then stand on top and roll him around. Rick is invincible, but Kirby is not. KDL3 Stone Rick sprite.png KDL2 Stone Rick sprite.png
KDL2 Stone Rick sprite 2.png
Coo B Kirby becomes a stone in Coo's talons and the duo smash all beneath them. The duo can also fly upwards while doing so. KDL3 Stone Coo sprite.png KDL2 Stone Coo sprite.png
KDL2 Stone Coo sprite 2.png
Kine B Kine is ultimately the same as Kirby's lone Stone ability. KDL3 Stone Kine sprite 2.png KDL2 Stone Kine sprite.png
KDL2 Stone Kine sprite 2.png
Nago B Nago slams a Stone Kirby into the ground, pulverizing anything in the duo's path. KDL3 Stone Nago sprite.png
ChuChu B ChuChu swings her stone partner around and smacks nearby enemies. She can move while doing this, albeit slowly. KDL3 Stone ChuChu sprite.png
Pitch B Pitch becomes a rock while Kirby leaps into the sky and slams him down. KDL3 Stone Pitch sprite.png

Robobot Armor Mode

Move Controls Description
Rock Crusher Release B The Robobot Armor punches powerfully forward.
Rock Rusher B repeatedly The Robobot Armor unleashes a five-punch combo attack consisting of two punches forward, two uppercuts and one final smash down.
Earth Shaker ↓ + B Kirby puts the armor's fists together and smashes downward.
Rock Blocker Press and hold B The Robobot Armor's fists are held up in a defensive position.

Friend Abilities

Friend Ability Mix Description Element Damage
Ice Curling Ice After using Stone Change, Kirby/Chilly can use their ice attacks to make it a curling stone that freezes opponents in the way. Blizzard 40
Splash Curling Water

Cleaning

After using Stone Change, Kirby/Driblee/Broom Hatter can use their water attacks to make it a curling stone that does water damage to opponents in the way. Splash 40
Clean Curling Wing

Cleaning

After using Stone Change, Kirby/Birdon/Broom Hatter can use their wind attacks to make it a curling stone that does wind damage to opponents in the way. Bluster 40
Rock Painter Artist When Kirby/Rocky uses Stone Change, Kirby/Vividria/Adeleine and Ribbon can paint the stone with various colors by using Brush Slash or Brush Splash, which will transform it into a giant painted Kirby statue that will rise on air and drop, and also slide on slopes. None 40 (transformation), 120 (drop), 50 (ink)
Geokinesis ESP When Kirby/Rocky uses Stone Change, Kirby/NESP can take move the stone and drop it where they want. Stake Batteries can be activated using this move. Zap 16 (moving), 65 (releasing), 71 (drop), 16 (landing lightning)

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Kirby's Stone ability in Super Smash Bros. Melee

In the Super Smash Bros series, Stone is Kirby's Down Special attack. He can only turn into his distinct rock form in Super Smash Bros., but in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the ability acts more like its Kirby Super Star variant, turning Kirby into a variety of heavy objects. These include his normal Stone form, a 100t Weight, a garbage block from Panel de Pon (in the floral style associated with the character Lip), a spiked ball, and a Thwomp from the Super Mario series. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kirby can take on the new form of a Sheikah treasure chest from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Kirby can change his stone using custom moves. He can now also use Grounding Stone or Meteor Stone. Grounding Stone allows Kirby to bury opponents that he lands on, but it takes longer for him to transform. Meteor Stone gives a meteor effect to opponents hit by the attack, but it takes longer to transform out of.

Like in Kirby's own games, he's still invulnerable to attacks (except grapples and throws) regardless of what he turns into. The ability can be used to attack foes from above, which is the most frequently used form of this attack. The Stone also slides down slopes, so care needs to be taken when using the move near slopes. Also in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the attack can be broken, as anything damaging enough to do at least 30% damage, despite inflicting no damage, can force him out of stone form with full knockback.

Kirby's Dream Course

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Lets Play Kirby's Dream Course part 1B Demo Videos 11.mp4

With the ability to instantly halt Kirby's movement on the ground or in the air, Stone is an extremely useful Copy Ability in Kirby's Dream Course. If the player activates it with good timing, it can be used to set up an ideal shot from any spot, rescue Kirby from rolling off the course or into a hazard, or even to drop straight down into a hole from above (which makes a unique "clunk" sound). However, it is typically not kept for long, since defeating an enemy with a different Copy Ability will always immediately replace it. Unlike with Needle, Kirby will not hang onto inclines in Stone form; rather, he will slowly slide down them without any sideways movement. A few holes are designed around this behavior.

Cameos

Cameo Origin Games Image
8-Bit Kirby
Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
KRtDL S1.png
8-Bit Kirby (Star Rod)
Kirby's Adventure
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
B15.jpg
Adeleine & Ribbon
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Adeleine & Ribbon Stone Transformation.jpg
Brick Block Super Mario Bros. / New Super Mario Bros.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S2.png
ChuChu
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S8.jpg
Coo
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby Super Star Ultra
KSSU S3.png
Dark Meta Knight
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Dark Meta Knight Stone Transformation.jpg
Daroach
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Daroach Stone Transformation.jpg
Dragoon
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
KRtDL S4.png
Drawcia & Dark Nebula
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
B14.jpg
Dream Hatcher HAL Laboratory
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S15.png
Four Kirbys
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
B11.jpg
Friend Circle
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S3.png
Gooey
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Star Allies
Gooey KSA Stone Transformation.jpg
Gryll & Brobo
Kirby's Super Star Stacker
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S11.png
Kine
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby Super Star Ultra
KSSU S2.png
King Dedede (Dedede's Drum Dash)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S4.png
King Dedede & Masked Dedede
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S10.jpg
King Dedede, Meta Knight, & Bandana Waddle Dee
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
DDD, MK, and BWD Stone Transformation KPR.png
King Dedede, Meta Knight, & Bandana Waddle Dee (diorama)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Stone KRTDL.jpg
Kirby
Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S1.png
Kirby 25th Anniversary logo
Kirby series
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S14.png
Lor Starcutter
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S12.jpg
Magolor (Gem Apples)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S8.png
Magolor & Lor Starcutter
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Stone Magolor.jpg
Mario Super Mario Bros.
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S15.jpg
Marx
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
KRtDL S6.png
Marx (split)
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Star Allies
Split Marx KSA Stone Transformation.jpg
Marx & Magolor
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S11.jpg
Meta Knight & Captain Vul
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S13.png
Meta Knight & Galacta Knight
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
KRtDL S2.png
Mount Fuji Real World
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S5.jpg
Mount Fuji & Qbby Real World, BOXBOY!
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S5.png
Rick
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby Super Star Ultra
KSSU S1.png
Rick, Kine, & Coo
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S7.jpg
Rick, Kine, & Coo (round)
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby Star Allies
Rick & Kine & Coo KSA Stone Transformation.jpg
Robobot Armor
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S7.png
Samus Aran Metroid II: Return of Samus
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
KSSU S5.png
Sectonia & Taranza
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S14.jpg
Sectonia (original form) & Taranza
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S10.png
Star Block
Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S16.png
Star Rod, Triple Star, & Magical Paintbrush
Kirby's Adventure
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
KRtDL S3.png
Susie
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Stone Susie.jpg
Susie & Ribbon
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S12.png
Taranza & Dreamstalk
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Stone Taranza.jpg
The Three Mage-Sisters
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Star Allies
KSA Stone Mages.jpg
Thudd
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
KSSU S4.png
Tom Nook Animal Crossing
Kirby: Planet Robobot
S16.jpg
Treasure Chest containing Dark Nebula
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S9.png
Ultra Sword Kirby
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
B10.jpg
Ultra Sword Kirby (Bluefin Tuna)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
KSA S6.png
Wham Bam Rock
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
KRtDL S5.png

Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Stone Kirby in the anime

Tiff: Kirby copied Blocky.
Tuff: Yeah, and now Kirby's a Rock Star Warrior!
— Tiff & Tuff realizing what ability Kirby gained from swallowing a piece of Blocky • A Blockbuster Battle

Kirby in his alternative Stone form

In the anime, Kirby keeps the traditional Stone hat from Kirby Super Star, but his skin turns stone-gray instead of brown. Surprisingly, the ability works more like the one from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, specifically the Giant Stone mix, allowing Kirby to turn into a giant, pink stone statue of himself which can walk and jump, albeit very slowly.

Stone Kirby relies on his sheer bulk to crush enemies. In the transformation sequence, Kirby's skin changes to gray. A flash of light forms his hat and he puts it on.

Transformation Sequence

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's body turns into a solid rock! In this form, he cannot be hurt by enemy attacks!
Kirby Super Star
Transform Kirby into various stone figures and smash the enemies.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
No one can hurt me! Look out below!
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Turn into an invincible stone block and crush your foes. Roll down slopes to pulverize everyone you hit!
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Get petrified! Roll invincibly!
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Pound! Pound! CRUSH! Change into many heavy forms. When on a slope, you'll sliiiiide.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Crush things to bits! Transform into who knows what! Uppercut with a fist of rock! Slide down slopes and make rapid progress!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby rocks with the Stone ability! Slide down slopes and squash your enemies in seconds flat! With so many possible transformations, who knows what he'll turn into next!
Kirby Star Allies
Look cool, be invincible, and slide down slopes! You can turn into various things and pound down pegs. You can even do some curling with water or ice or float above your friends and then drop on them! Who knows what sort of stone sculptures you'll see?

Related Quotes

Release your rage with rocky punches! Earth-shaking Rock Crusher!
— In-game description for the Stone Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Turn into a stone and become invincible!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll
The Stone ability can access Friend Abilities from a friend's ice or water effects.
— Friend Abilities for Stone: • Kirby Star Allies loading screen

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ストーン Officially romanized as Stone.
English Stone
Traditional Chinese 石块 Translates to Stone.
Korean 스톤 Translates to Stone.
German Stein Translates to Stone.
French Pierre
Kirby's Adventure

Rocher
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Translates to Stone.
Kirby's Adventure

Translates to Rock.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Italian Pietra Translates to Stone.
Spanish Piedra Translates to Stone.

Trivia

  • In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, this ability still turned Kirby brown, even in multiplayer. This was removed in later games to prevent confusion, eliminating Kirby's color-changing feature.
  • Oddly, in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the icon was a Waddle Dee sitting on Transformed Stone Kirby. In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, it was Stone Kirby landing on a Waddle Dee. It was probably changed because the function of the ability went from a plain block to the round stone of most games.
    • This also makes it the only ability in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land to get a different icon in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
  • In the credits of Revenge of the King and the original Kirby Super Star’s Milky Way Wishes credits, the Mario statue is seen just before the credits finish. A real, 'flesh' Mario is seen at the end of Kirby Super Star's credits, however.
  • In Kirby Super Star Ultra, if Kirby happens to morph into his Macho Statue form and he's on a slope, the statue will appear to actually be posing. When sliding, this form automatically changes to include different poses (two in Kirby Super Star) depending on how steep the hill is.
  • Until Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Stone Kirby's hat was the same as Ninja Kirby's hat, just a different color. This was likely intended to evoke many other pop-cultural depictions of ninja that are able to instantly substitute themselves with common objects, such as rocks or logs, to conceal themselves and avoid attacks. (An example of this trope from a Nintendo game is Greninja's Substitute special attack in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U). The ability's appearance may have been changed out of concern that this connection was confusing or unclear to non-Japanese audiences, and/or to give the Stone ability a thematically wider variety of attacks.
  • The Thwomp that Kirby can transform into in Super Smash Bros. Melee is based on Thwomp's design from Super Mario 64. The Stone's design was not updated for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, despite the fact that Thwomp's design had drastically changed several years before the game's release. The Stone's design was later updated in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U to reflect Thwomp's appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U.
    • In the original Super Smash Bros., Kirby's only Stone transformation reflected Kirby's Stone transformation in Kirby's Adventure where he turned brown. In the rest of the Super Smash Bros. installments, Kirby retains this form, only he turns pink instead of brown.
  • Stone is one of four abilities that has a voluntary form that makes the player invulnerable from nearly all damage; the other three are Leaf, with its guard, Archer, with its crouch, and Smash Bros. with its guard and Stone ability.
  • In the 2.0.0 and 3.0.0 updates for Kirby Star Allies, Stone was given six new transformations based on the first two waves of downloadable Dream Friends.

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