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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby Super Star. For the similar ability in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, see Backdrop.

A fighter with an indomitable spirit! Use a Pinpoint Kick or Dash to attack. You can also grab enemies and stars and then hurl them away. Hyah! Grab friends with ↑, then fling them to smash the hardest rocks!
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies

Suplex is one of Kirby's Copy Abilities that has appeared in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, and Kirby Star Allies.

General Information

Suplex Kirby looks like Throw Kirby with darker skin, but attacks similarly to Backdrop Kirby.

Suplex is one of the hardest abilities to obtain, as it cannot be found by inhaling a common enemy, but only from certain mid-bosses. It is only obtained from Bugzzy, Jukid, or occasionally Phan Phan. Bugzzy is the helper of Suplex. The attacks feature Kirby dashing forward and grabbing any enemy he bumps into, and delivering a massive blow to it. Also, any objects in the way of any throw from the Suplex ability will instantly be destroyed or damaged. Kirby is invincible once a target is grabbed and will retain this state until the internal timer runs out, in which Kirby will automatically do the rising-break throw (B throw).

Almost all of Suplex's moves are grabs and can only be performed to an enemy, certain boss projectiles, stars, and a defeated mid-boss, but not to bosses. Pinpoint Kick is actually Suplex's only move that isn't a grab, making it moderately effective against bosses and mid-bosses while Kirby waits for a projectile to be thrown. Kirby's path when throwing anything becomes a hitbox against bosses, allowing the player to direct Kirby's attack.


Move Controls Description Damage
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Star Allies
Dash Grab B Kirby dashes forward and grabs any inhalable enemy/projectile/block. This then allows him to initiate one of six throws on the ground or three in the air. Kirby is invincible while lifting, but if the player waits too long without performing a throw, Torrent Lariat will activate automatically.
Kirby Star Allies
This move now damages bosses, and can break obstacles like wooden boxes.
0 16
Turbo Dash Grab Dash + B Same as Dash Grab, but Kirby moves faster and travels farther.
Kirby Star Allies
This move now damages bosses, and can break obstacles like wooden boxes.
0 16
Torrent Lariat/Water Gun Lariat B after lifting Kirby holds the target in front of him, then punches it while moving forward slightly. This sends the grabbed object in a backwards arc. 70 63, 48 (thrown projectile)
Body Slam ↓ after lifting Kirby throws his enemy onto the ground directly on the ground, bouncing them upwards. 70 63, 48 (thrown projectile)
Pile Driver → after lifting Kirby leaps forward and slams the enemy into the ground. 70 70, 48 (thrown projectile)
Jumping Body Slam/Rock Drop A/Y after lifting Kirby makes a huge jump, holding the enemy over his head, then dives downwards and slams the enemy into the ground. If whatever Kirby is holding collides with a wall or ceiling, it is destroyed and the throw ends. 70 63, 48 (thrown projectile)
German Suplex/Big Suplex ← after lifting Kirby flips backwards and slams the grabbed object/foe against the ground, sending them backward. 70 70, 48 (thrown projectile)
Back Breaker ↑ after lifting Kirby makes a small hop in place, breaking the enemy over his shoulders, then throwing the target far off to the side. 70 70, 48 (thrown projectile)
Air Body Slam all but ↓ after lifting (Midair) Kirby throws the target in a upward arc. 70 63, 48 (thrown projectile)
Air Down Body Slam/Plunge Body Slam ↓ after lifting (Midair) Kirby throws the target into the ground, where it bounces at a higher angle. 70 70, 48 (thrown projectile)
Quick Stamping/Fury Stomp B while lifting Kirby stomps on top of the enemy several times in quick succession. This is Suplex's only throw that can be performed on the ground and in the air. Kirby remains in the same location throughout the throw, ignoring gravity when used in the air. 70 50, 48 (thrown projectile)
Pinpoint Kick ↓ + B (Midair) Kirby kicks straight downwards, bouncing off a foe after kicking it. It is the only attack in Suplex Kirby's arsenal that is not a grab. This move can be used to dent bosses and is usually used to stall until the boss throws out a projectile. 16 12

Friend Abilities

Friend Ability Mix Description Damage
Friend Throw Anyone Kirby/Bugzzy throws a friend, and they fly around the screen, hitting any enemies they come across. 77

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Many of Suplex's moves, particularly the forward and backward throws and the Fury Stomp are used when Kirby throws an enemy in the Super Smash Bros. series. The only exception is his up throw, which seems to be based on Ninja's Throw. Meta Knight's down throw is also the Fury Stomp.

Flavor Text

GameFlavor text
Kirby Super Star
Capture the enemies and use the buttons to perform various pro-wrestling techniques to defeat them.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
This burns with fighting spirit! Grab foes and throw 'em! Learn all 8 throws to be a champ!
Kirby Star Allies
A fighter with an indomitable spirit! Use a Pinpoint Kick or Dash to attack. You can also grab enemies and stars and then hurl them away. Hyah! Grab friends with ↑, then fling them to smash the hardest rocks!

Related Quotes

Attack foes with a mastery of throwing and kicking moves!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll


Suplex is named after a wrestling technique that involves lifting and throwing an opponent, a suplex.

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese スープレックス Translates to Suplex.
Traditional Chinese 摔角手 Translates to Wrestler.
Korean 슈플렉스 Translates to Suplex.
German Wrestler Wrestler
French Lutteur Translates to Wrestler.
Italian Wrestler Wrestler
Spanish Suplex Same as English.






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