|“||Slice through this new world as a sword-wielding, green-hatted hero! Try charging up before you swing for extra power. Train hard, and become this world's new sword master!”|
|— Capsule description • Kirby and the Forgotten Land|
Perhaps one of his most iconic powers, Sword Kirby wears a long green hat similar to Link from The Legend of Zelda series and wields a sword. Beyond its design, the Sword ability is often easily accessed, as Kirby can get it from a wide array of enemies in each game. Notable sword-yielding enemies include Sword Knight, Blade Knight, and Heavy Knight. Meta Knight is known to chivalrously offer Kirby a sword before Kirby fights him.
In earlier Kirby games, Sword Kirby's moveset is limited to a basic horizontal swipe. However, in more recent games, Sword Kirby is capable of using more advanced swordplay techniques, sometimes including Final Cutter, one of Cutter's primary attacks.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, the Sword ability can be mixed into Ice Sword, Fire Sword, or Thunder Sword with the correct ability. However, this can only be done if Kirby finds the necessary Ability Scroll.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, using the Kirby series Meta Knight amiibo will result in Kirby obtaining a unique costume, which has Meta Knight's color scheme, a mini Meta Knight mask and a replica of Galaxia.
In Team Kirby Clash, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, and Super Kirby Clash, Sword (referred to as Sword Hero) is one of the four roles Kirby can choose from. The Sword Hero's Spin Slash and Twister Slash can be charged to up to 3 levels, but no longer give invincibility to Kirby. A unique aspect given to the Sword Hero was his shield, which renders him completely immune to most attacks, and also shields other allies within a small area.
|Overhead Slash||B/Y/1||Kirby slashes forwards with his sword.|
|Sword Beam||B/Y/1 with full health||Kirby slashes and a blade of energy comes out to damage enemies.|
|B/Y after Chop||Kirby makes a second quick slash motion up. It is less accurate than the Sword Slash, but it is more powerful and can hit slightly airborne enemies.|
|Multisword Attack||B/Y/1 after Overhead Slash
||Kirby attacks with fast barrage of stabs that are nearly impossible to see.|
|Cleave||B/Y/1 after Multisword Attack||Kirby ends his rapid slashing with one final swing.||This attack was only named in Kirby Battle Royale and Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as Final Stroke ; it is otherwise considered part of Multisword Attack|
|Drill Stab||Dash + B/Y/1||Kirby lunges forwards with his sword extended.|
|Sword Spin||Dash + B/Y/1 in midair||Kirby rolls with his sword extended.|
|Chop and Thrust||B/Y/1 in midair||Kirby slashes and holds his sword in the air, doing damage and pushing Kirby back.|
|Hat Thrust||Chop and Thrust, and then ↓ + B/Y in midair||Kirby holds his sword downwards and can bounce off the enemy this way. Similar to the Down Thrust in Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra, but Kirby does not retract his sword after hitting the enemy.|
|Down Thrust||↓ + B/Y/1 in midair||Kirby thrusts his sword downwards below himself.|
Meta Knight's; he drops straight down at a higher speed and is not pushed back by enemies after attacking.
|Upward Slash||↑ + B/Y/1||Kirby jumps and slashes upwards with his sword, damaging enemies above him.|
|Sword Dive||↓ + B/Y/1 while rising during Upward Slash||Kirby slams down on top of foes as if using Final Cutter.|
|↑ + B (cannot be used in midair)||Kirby jumps in the air and does a flip, then he falls, sword outstretched throughout the move; landing produces a projectile that moves along the ground. This move comes from Cutter, but the first two slashes are removed.|
|Spin Slash||Press and hold B/Y/1, and then release||Kirby spins many times with his sword extended.|
|Twister Slash||Press and hold B/Y, and then release + ↑||Kirby jumps while spinning many times with his sword extended.|
|Press and hold ↑, and then B/Y||Kirby raises his sword over his head to charge it with energy. He then performs a Crescent Shot upon using Overhead Slash or Chop and Thrust.|
|Overhead Slash||16||16||20 (early), 16 (late)||20 (early), 16 (late)||35|
|Sword Beam||16||16||16, 4 (repeated use)||16||N/A|
|Multisword Attack||8 (all hits)||8 (1st hit, no combo from Overhead Slash), 7 (combo'd 1st hit / 2nd, 3rd hits), 10 (4th hit), 28 / 32 (5th hit near / far); max. damage = 63||9 (1st hit), 4 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th hits), 20 (5th hit)||6 (initial hits), 20 (final hit)|
|Drill Stab||12 (1st hit), untested (2nd hit)||12 (1st hit), 10 (2nd hit)||12 (1st hit), 2 (2nd hit)||12|
|Sword Spin||12||12||12 (1st hit), 6 (2nd hit/repeat hits)||12||20|
|Chop and Thrust||22||16||22 (early), 16 (late), 6 (repeat hits)||22 (early), 16 (late)||N/A|
|Down Thrust||24||22 (sword), 16 (impact)||22 (sword), 6 (grazing hit), 16 (impact) 8 (combo'd)||8 (startup), 30 (falling), 16 (shock wave)||N/A|
|Hat Thrust||N/A||N/A||16 (1st hit), 3 (repeat hits)||16||N/A|
|Upward Slash||N/A||12 (1st hit), 8 (2nd hit)||8 (startup), 12 (ascent), 5 (early hits), 3 (late hits)||12||N/A|
|Sword Dive||N/A||12 (dive hit not combo'd from Upward Slash), 10 (dive hit combo'd), 32 (ground impact)||24 (dive hit not combo'd from Upward Slash), 12 (grazing hit), 4 (dive hit combo'd), 24 (ground impact), 16 (if combo'd)||8 (startup), 12 (dive), 24 (impact)||N/A|
|Final Sword||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||35 (1st hit), 10 (Wave)|
|Spin Slash||N/A||12 (1st hit), 10 (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hits), 28 (6th hit); max. damage = 80||12 (if not combo'd from Overhead Slash), 5 (if combo'd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hits), 18 (6th hit)||12 (initial hits), 26 (final hit)||N/A|
|Twister Slash||N/A||N/A||8 (if not combo'd from Overhead Slash), 3 (if combo'd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hits), 11 (6th hit)||8 (initial hits), 18 (final hit)||N/A|
|Sky Energy Sword||N/A||N/A||24||24 (unused)||N/A|
Kirby Battle Royale Moveset
|Move||Controls||Description||Damage (Robo Bonkers)|
|Horizontal Slash||B||Kirby slashes his sword in front of him. Similar to Overhead Slash, but performed horizontally.||40|
|Successive Slash||B + B||Kirby rapidly slashes in front of him following the horizontal slash. Similar to Multisword Attack.||30x4|
|Cleave||B + B + B||Kirby finishes his rapid slashing with a slam into the ground.||125|
|Sword Spin||B during jump||Kirby spins his sword around him perpendicular to the ground.||65|
|Spin Slash||Hold/release B||Kirby charges up his sword with energy, and then spins parallel to the ground. Kirby can move while charging.||500|
|Drill Stab||Y||Kirby lunges forward with his sword outstretched. Can be used in the air.||65x3|
Robobot Armor Mode
|Power Beam Saber||B||The Robobot Armor slashes forward with a beam blade.||None|
|Combo Beam Slash||B repeatedly||The Robobot Armor performs a combo attack consisting of four chops forward and one final spinning move.||Zap|
|Twin Saber Dance||↓ + B||The Robobot Armor drills downward with two beam blades.||None|
Elemental Attributes in Kirby Star Allies
|Drill Stab||Kirby leaves a trail of crystalline ice on the ground behind him.||Kirby dashes forward for a much greater distance.||Kirby leaves a trail of fire on the ground behind him.||Kirby leaves a trail of water on the ground behind him.||Kirby leaves a trail of sparks on the ground behind him.|
|Sword Spin||N/A||Kirby floats up a small distance when performing this move.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Chop and Thrust||N/A||Kirby's falling speed is slowed while he performs this move.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hat Thrust||N/A||Kirby descends slowly.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Down Thrust||When Kirby slams into the ground, he creates four icicles, two to either side of him.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he raises a small whirlwind around himself.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he creates a fiery explosion that sets off a blaze on the floor.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he releases two water droplets that splash to either side of him.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he summons a bolt of lightning to hit his sword and create a small electrical explosion.|
|Upward Slash||Kirby creates a mass of crystalline ice as he leaps upward.||Kirby leaps up a much greater distance.||N/A||Kirby releases a fine mist of water before he leaps into the air.||N/A|
|Sword Dive||Kirby shatters the ice he made with the Upward Slash, shooting ice debris forward.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he raises a large whirlwind around himself.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he leaps forward and slams his sword into the ground again, sending a wave of fire forward.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he releases three water droplets that splash onto the ground, two in front of himself and one behind himself.||When Kirby slams into the ground, he summons a bolt of lightning to hit his sword and create a large electrical explosion.|
|Spin Slash||Kirby creates four large icicles, two to either side of him.||Kirby leaps into the air while spinning, creating a small cyclone.||Kirby creates a fiery cyclone that sets off a blaze on any nearby floor.||Kirby releases four water droplets that splash onto the ground, two to either side of himself.||After charging, Kirby raises his sword to absorb a bolt of lightning, then uses it to create a large electrical explosion as he spins.|
|Twister Slash||N/A||Kirby leaps high into the air while spinning, creating a large cyclone.||N/A||Kirby releases three water droplets that splash onto the ground, one in front of himself and two behind himself.||At the apex of his jump, Kirby summons a bolt of lightning onto himself, creating a large electrical explosion.|
Kirby and the Forgotten Land movesets
Sword is tied with Hammer for the largest number of evolutions it can attain in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, with three such evolutions each. Gigant sword is slower than the base ability but hits harder per strike and forgoes dodging in favor of giving Kirby a shield that completely blocks most attacks (but makes Kirby very slow moving); Meta Knight Sword closely emulates Meta Knight's move set in the game; and Morpho Knight sword (obtained very late in the game) emulates Morpho Knight's attacks (resulting in this copy ability having properties reminiscent of both of its prior evolutions depending on whether Kirby has recently used Morpho Slam/Morpho Giant Slam) and even allowing Kirby to heal slightly when he uses certain attacks. None of Sword's variations give Kirby invincibility frames during certain attacks, however, unlike many 2D Kirby games; in addition, sword (and its evolutions) lacks the Chop and Thrust, Hat Thrust, and Down Thrust abilities in this game.
|Move While Charging||L-Stick during Spin Slash, Super Spin Slash, Gigant Slam, Super Gigant Slam, Meta Spin Slash, Meta Super Spin Slash, Morpho Spin Slash, Morpho Twister Slash, Morpho Slam, or Super Morpho Slam||Kirby moves while charging the Spin Slash, Super Spin Slash, Gigant Slam, Super Gigant Slam, Meta Spin Slash, Meta Super Spin Slash, Morpho Spin Slash, Morpho Twister Slash, Morpho Slam, or Super Morpho Slam.||N/A|
|Horizontal Slash||B||Kirby slashes with his sword.||None|
|Multisword Attack||B repeatedly||Kirby slashes multiple times quickly.||None|
|Sword Spin||B in midair||Kirby spins his sword around him in the air.||None|
|Spin Slash||Hold B and release||Kirby charges up, then performs a spinning slash.||None|
|Super Spin Slash||Hold B longer, then release||Kirby charges up, then performs a spinning slash that lasts for a longer period of time.||None|
|Twister Slash||A during Super Spin Slash||Kirby jumps while performing a spinning slash.||None|
|Drill Stab||R/L and A||Kirby lunges forwards with his sword extended.||None|
|Upward Slash||A during Drill Stab||Kirby jumps and slashes upwards with his sword, damaging enemies above him.||None|
|Sword Dive||B during Upward Slash||Kirby slams down on top of foes as if using Final Cutter.||None|
|Counter Slash||B after a Perfect Dodge||Kirby performs the last slash of the Multisword Attack.||None|
|Gigant Slash||B||Kirby slashes with his giant blade.||None|
|Gigant Combo Slash||B repeatedly||Kirby slashes three more times with his giant blade, with the final being a full spin.||None|
|Gigant Spin||B in midair||Kirby spins with his giant blade in the air.||None|
|Gigant Slam||Hold B and release||Kirby charges up, then performs a slow but powerful slam.||None|
|Super Gigant Slam||Hold B longer, then release||Kirby charges up longer, then performs a larger slamming attack.||None|
|Gigant Shield||R/L||Kirby pulls out a shield in front of him. While guarding, he can walk and rotate around, but can no longer dodge. The shield's spikes deal minor damage to enemies that touch it.||None|
|Gigant Stab||R/L and A||Kirby lunges forwards with his giant blade extended.||None|
|Gigant Upward Slash||A during Gigant Stab||Kirby jumps and slashes upwards with his giant blade, damaging enemies above him.||None|
|Gigant Dive||B during Gigant Upward Slash||Kirby slams down, creating a large shockwave upon impact.||None|
|Meta Knight Sword|
|Meta Slash||B||Kirby slashes with his Galaxia.||None|
|Meta Triple Slash||B twice after Meta Slash||Kirby slashes with his Galaxia two more times, ending his attack with a wide overhead slash.||None|
|Knight Spin||B in midair||Kirby spins with the Galaxia in the air.||None|
|Crescent Shot||Meta Slash/Meta Triple Slash/Knight Spin while at full health||Kirby releases dark purple crescent-shaped sword beams with his Galaxia.||None|
|Meta Spin Slash||Hold B and release||Kirby charges up, then performs a spinning slash.||None|
|Meta Super Spin Slash||Hold B longer, then release||Kirby charges up, then performs a spinning slash that lasts for a longer period of time. The move finishes with a massive shockwave with bats.||None|
|Mach Tornado||A during Super Spin Slash||Kirby jumps while performing a spinning slash.||None|
|Piercing Stab||R/L and A||Kirby lunges forwards with his sword extended.||None|
|Meta Upper||A during Piercing Stab||Kirby jumps and slashes upwards with his sword, damaging enemies above him.||None|
|Upper Calibur||B during Meta Upper||Kirby does multiple, fast slices in the air. Pressing B repeatedly will attack more before finishing with a powerful downward strike that produces a purple shockwave beneath Kirby.||None|
|Counter Slash||B after a Perfect Dodge||Kirby performs the last slash of the Multisword Attack.||None|
|Morpho Knight Sword|
|Morpho Backhand Slash||B||Kirby performs a backhand slash with his Doomblade.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Triple Slash||B twice after Morpho Slash||Kirby slashes twice more with his Doomblade. This move has life drain on the last hit.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Spin||B in air||Kirby spins in the air with his Doomblade.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Spin Slash||Hold B, then release||Kirby charges up, then performs a spinning slash.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Twister Slash||Hold B longer, then release||Kirby charges up, then performs a spinning slash that lasts for a longer period of time. The move finishes with a massive shockwave with fiery butterflies. This attack drains life from hit opponents.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Slam||Hold B much longer, then release||Kirby charges up, then their Doomblade grows in size into a giant Doomblade, then performs a slow but powerful slam that releases a singular fiery tornado. It finishes with the sword being large for a short while.
Kirby can also use this move to pound stakes.
Sizzle (fire tornado)
|Super Morpho Slam||Hold B even longer, then release||Kirby charges up longer, then performs a larger slamming attack that releases two fiery tornadoes. It finishes with the Doomblade being large for a short while.
Like Morpho Slam, Kirby can also use this move to pound stakes.
Sizzle (fire tornadoes)
|Giant Morpho Slash||After Morpho Slam, B||Kirby slashes with his giant Doomblade.||Sizzle|
|Giant Morpho Combo Slash||After Morpho Slam, B repeatedly||Kirby slashes three more times with his giant Doomblade, with the final being a full spin.||Sizzle|
|Judgment Shot||B at full health||Kirby shoots scarlet crescent-shaped beams from his blade as he swings it.||Sizzle|
|Crescent Judgement Shot||Backhand Slash/Morpho Triple Slash/Morpho Spin while at full health||Kirby releases glowing red crescent-shaped sword beams with his Doomblade.||Sizzle|
|Giant Judgement Shot||After Morpho Slam, B at full health||Kirby slashes with his giant Doomblade, and fires a large glowing red arc-shaped beam.||Sizzle|
|Giant Crescent Judgement Shot||After Morpho Slam, Giant Morpho Slash/Giant Morpho Combo Slash while at full health||Kirby releases large glowing red crescent-shaped sword beams with his Doomblade.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Piercing Stab||L/R + A||Kirby lunges forwards with his blade extended.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Upper||A after Morpho Stab||Kirby jumps and slashes upwards with his blade, damaging enemies above him.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Dive||B after Morpho Upper||Kirby slams down on top of foes with a powerful downward strike as if he was using Final Cutter, which produces a red shockwave and a lingering flame beneath him.||Sizzle|
|Soul Forgo Orbit||Hold L/R + B then release||Kirby summons two Soul Forgo familiars that orbit him and float towards nearby enemies.||Sizzle|
|Morpho Wave||Hold L/R + B then release in midair||Kirby releases a wave of energy by buzzing his wings, identical to the one Morpho Knight uses to tilt the player's screen.||None|
|Teleport||Dodge||Kirby's dodge is replaced with a teleport, allowing him to rapidly reposition farther than the normal dodge with minimal risk of taking damage. A shockwave is produced when Kirby reappears. Kirby's direction when teleporting can be influenced while moving by tilting the Control Stick.||N/A|
|Counter Slash||B after a Perfect Dodge||Kirby performs the last slash of the Multisword Attack.||Sizzle|
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
Along with Fighter, this is perhaps one of Kirby's most powerful melee abilities in the anime. It uses the same green hat, but the color of the blade itself is yellow-gold instead of silver or blue.
The ability retains several of its previous attacks, such as Spinning Sword, but also adds the powerful Sword Beam. Taught to him by Meta Knight, it is an attack that uses the limits of one's power in a huge blade of energy (if Kirby can clear his mind first). It cannot be blocked except for when Kracko used one his powerful lightning bolts to block it. Sword Kirby can also cause his sword to expand in size, but he only does that in one episode, Kirby's Duel Role. It's also possible for the sword to be broken as shown in Crusade for the Blade.
Similar to Sword is the Galaxia ability, which works the same way, only much more powerful (another difference is how the regular Sword Beam is white, but the Galaxia Sword Beam is green-yellow).
In the transformation sequence, Kirby spins and forms his hat, the tip of which then falls on his face. He straightens the hat and takes out his sword.
Sword, along with Tornado and Ice, are the fourth most commonly seen Copy Abilities in the anime, with five appearances each. If Galaxia appearances are also counted, it would have seven appearances, making it the second most common ability in the anime. For the purposes of this list, however, Sword and Galaxia are considered separate abilities.
- Kirby's Duel Role (First Use)
- Dark and Stormy Knight
- A Princess in Dis-Dress
- Crusade for the Blade
- Teacher's Threat
In the Super Smash Bros. series
The hats Kirby gets when copying Link, Young Link, and Toon Link look just like Sword Kirby's hat (but Kirby gets either a boomerang or a bow & arrow, and not a sword), though this is to be expected since Sword's hat is a reference to Link in the first place. Sword's version of Final Cutter is taken from these games.
|Use the sword to defeat enemies! If you attack in midair, Kirby will spin and slash!|
|The King of weapons! Fire beams from the tip of your sword. Become a master by practicing multi-sword attacks.|
|I can't lose with this sword! If they zig, I cut 'em! (If they zag, I cut 'em, too!)|
|You wield the king of blades! At full health, you shoot beams! Show your sword mastery!|
|Don a green hat and take sword in hand! Spin Slash! Do a Sword Dive as your finishing strike! It's all about the flourish.|
|The undisputed king of melee weapons. Drill Stab, Down Thrust, Spin Slash--the list goes on. Finish with a Sword Dive, and then raise your blade to the heavens and let out a war cry!|
|The undisputed king of melee weapons. Drill Stab, Down Thrust, Spin Slash—the list goes on. Finish with a Sword Dive, and then raise your blade to the heavens and let out a war cry!|
|The undisputed king of melee weapons. Drill Stab, Down Thrust, Spin Slash - the list goes on. You can even pretend to be a certain legendary green hero!|
|Get close to your opponent and slash! An easy ability to learn, even for novices.|
|Use ↑ to raise your noble blade, and then work with a friend to add Sizzle, Zap, Blizzard, and other effects to it! If you've got an icy blade, create ice and smash it with a Sword Dive. Got a windy blade? Use its wild updraft!|
|“||Kirby is brave when he has a sword!”|
|— Intro description • Kirby's Adventure|
|“||Sword Kirby's a blur as he swings his sword at incredible speeds. He can also cut ropes and grass.”|
|— Some Copy Abilities • Kirby: Squeak Squad Instruction Booklet|
|“||A Kirby ability made when Kirby inhales a sword-wielding foe or a sword itself. Doing so provides Kirby with a rapid sword slash, a jumping sword spin, or even the energy-beam blast of the Final Sword. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that this is the #1 Copy Ability in terms of accessibility.”|
|— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|“||When Kirby dons a green cap and gets that blade in his hand, watch out! Launch charge attacks, lightning-speed slices, and more.”|
|— Sword's description • Kirby's Return to Dream Land official site|
|“||Cut evil down to size with the sword of science! Power Beam Saber!”|
|— In-game description for the Sword Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|“||That green cap makes Kirby seem heroic, doesn't it? Maybe wearing it just inspires Kirby, but while he's wearing it, he gets all kinds of neat moves, like Spin Slash, Multisword Attack, and Sword Dive. He's even able to pull off these moves in the air, on the ground, or underwater!”|
|— Trophy Description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U|
|“||Deliver swiping and slashing attacks!”|
|— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll|
|“||Cool sword you've got there. Hope you're putting it to good use. Spin Slash is fairly unbeatable. Be sure to train every day!”|
|— Knuckle Joe • Kirby Battle Royale|
|“||Jump into the melee with moves like Drill Slab, Down Thrust, and Spin Slash.”|
|— Official Kirby Battle Royale Website|
In Other Languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||Officially romanized as Sword.|
|Traditional Chinese||Translates to Sharp Sword|
|Korean||Translates to Sword.|
|German||Schwert||Translates to Sword.|
|Dutch||Zwaard||Translates to Sword.|
|French||Épée||Translates to Sword|
|Italian||Spada||Translates to Sword|
|Spanish||Espada||Translates to Sword|
- Kirby's hat and the sword are direct references to Link, the main protagonist in The Legend of Zelda series. Despite this though, he instead gets the Boomerang when he copies Link in Super Smash Bros., and the Bow & Arrow when he copies him in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, since Kirby copies whatever his opponent's standard special is in that series.
- Kirby can only shoot sword beams when he is at full health. This is also a direct reference to The Legend of Zelda series, as in various games, Link was able to shoot beams from his sword at full health.
- The Spin Slash is a direct reference to the Spin Attack, a recurring sword technique in The Legend of Zelda series.
- The Sky Energy Sword is a direct reference to the Skyward Strike in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It functions similarly by the fact it involves pointing the sword upwards to charge in order to shoot beams of increased strength.
- The Sword's current design also resembles the Master Sword in color and appearance.
- When using the elemental sword abilities (Fire Sword, Ice Sword and Thunder Sword) in Kirby: Squeak Squad, the pom-pom and the yellow edge of Kirby's hat change colors to match the element.
- Sword Kirby and the Blade Knight helper cannot normally use the upwards thrust. Meta Knight and Sword Knight can use the thrust, but those characters are only playable in certain sub-games in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby gains the ability to charge his blade and perform a spin attack and can also use an uppercut.
- In the anime, Kirby gets the Sword ability from a sword-wielding Bugzzy, who only gives Backdrop or Suplex in the games, and from Kracko's sword-shaped lightning bolts, even though Kracko's lightning bolts cannot be inhaled in the games.
- Kirby's yell is reminiscent of Young Link's from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- The flavor text for Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra calls the sword "the king of blades/weapons". This may be a further reference to The Legend of Zelda games, as Link's sword is called the Master Sword.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there is an upgraded version of Sword called Ultra Sword, alongside other Super Abilities.
- In Kirby: Squeak Squad, the Sword ability could be used to cut away at foliage, thus altering the landscape around Kirby, and sometimes revealing hidden items.
- Sword is the only Copy Ability to have more than one Helper for it in Helper to Hero.
- The Spin Slash attack in Kirby's Return to Dream Land was originally seen in the Kirby GCN trailer. It was transferred to the final Wii product in the end.
- In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Sword's alternate costume is Blade Knight's helmet.
- In the 25th Anniversary Poll that ran on the Official Kirby Website, Sword was unveiled on November 7, 2017 to have placed in the top ten.
- In Kirby Star Allies, Zap Sword looks very similar to the Levin Sword belonging to Robin from the Fire Emblem series.
- In Kirby Star Allies, a sword that looks very similarly to the one from this ability appears as one of the symbols on Void Termina's body.
- Notes from the ESRB that explain Kirby: Triple Deluxe’s E rating explicitly mention the Sword ability, saying: "As players traverse through colorful levels, they defeat enemies by swallowing them, spitting back projectiles or using “cartoony” weapons (e.g., swords, whips, bows)."
- In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, the Wire Ravel Ability gives Kirby a paperclip sword that functions in a similar manner to the Sword Copy Ability.
- In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, if one disarms Meta Knight or Phantom Meta Knight, it is possible to grab Galaxia, which automatically changes Kirby's ability to Meta Knight Sword, regardless of which evolution Sword is set to; this also allows Kirby to use the Meta Knight Sword before properly obtaining its Blueprint and purchasing the evolution.
- The Gigant Sword evolution is referred to as "KirbySwordGalactic" in the game's code, implying that at some point in the game's development the second Sword upgrade was going to be Galacta Knight's lance, as Galacta Knight's Japanese name translates to "Galactic Knight."
- Sword is the Copy Ability to appear in the most games, including its appearances as Sword Hero.