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Grab foes—then throw them hard!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Throw is one of Kirby's many Copy Abilities. The ability debuted in Kirby's Adventure, and specializes in throws and grab attacks.

General Information

With this ability, Kirby inhales an enemy or projectile to grab it and then throws it in any direction. This will KO most enemies hit by the thrown object. The thrown enemy or projectile will always be decimated after the attack. Throws cannot be performed on any enemies that Kirby can't inhale, like bosses and mid-bosses (although in some games, Kirby can Throw defeated mid-bosses.) If Kirby tries to inhale one of the major members of the Squeak Squad, however, it will stun them and make them drop whatever Treasure Chest they happen to be holding (as with his regular inhale.)

While Kirby is aiming his attack, all normal enemies that touch him will be KO'd and all mid-bosses or bosses nearby take huge amounts of damage per second until the object is thrown. This strategy, while unreliable, can be abused to defeat the strongest of bosses within an extremely short time frame. The same happens while Backdrop Kirby is holding an object or enemy. Throw can also take on an element with a Copy Scroll if the enemy gives an ability that is related to the fire, ice, or electric elements. This will burn, freeze, or electrocute objects and enemies.

Throw's headband is similar to that of Suplex in that it is blue (though the Throw headband is in a lighter shade and Suplex Kirby is, on an unrelated note, darker).

Like some of the other returning abilities in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Throw gains a new idle animation: Kirby holds his arms in a fighting pose, while his headband blows in the wind.


Move Controls Description Element
Inhale B Kirby sucks up an enemy, block, star, or defeated mid-boss. Kirby is invincible until he throws the projectile, and any enemies who come into contact with Kirby during this time will take large amounts of damage. The throw can be released with B and aimed by pressing ↑ or ↓. With a Copy Scroll, the radius of damage expands, making it easier to hit enemies, and will sometimes gain elemental attributes. Sizzle* Zap* Blizzard*

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Throw Kirby in the anime

Of course! I should have known. That is Throw Kirby! Throw Kirby grabs his enemy, and tosses him around like a beach ball.
— Meta Knight • Cowardly Creature

Throw was featured in the anime once, and was the last regular ability to appear in the series. Throw's identity isn't clear to any of the characters at first (not even Meta Knight) until he starts to throw his opponent around. Like in the game version, Kirby first uses his inhale to grab them. Throw Kirby's most powerful move is the Tornado Throw, which throws the enemy clear out of the atmosphere and into a black hole in deep space. Cowardly Creature

Transformation Sequence

In the transformation sequence, the Throw headband appears. It ties Kirby up a few times, but he gets himself out and puts the headband on his head.

Flavor texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby's Adventure
Kirby can grab an enemy and toss it away, like a star! Use an enemy to beat others!
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Try throwing enemies straight! Press Up or Down to change the direction!
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Try throwing enemies straight! Aim up or down to change the direction!
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Try throwing enemies straight!

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese スロウ Officially romanized as Throw.
English Throw
Korean 던지기 Translates to Throw.
German Sumo
Kirby's Adventure

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby's Adventure

Translates to Throw.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
French Lancer Translates to Throw.
Italian Lancio Translates to Throwing.
Spanish Tirar Translates to Throw.


  • Despite being the more common Copy Ability between Backdrop and itself, Backdrop made an appearance in the Kirby series before Throw.
  • Throw, Backdrop and Hypernova are the only Copy Abilities that allow Kirby to use a modified inhale.
  • In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Throw can inhale Scarfys, unlike in previous games or compared to Kirby's regular inhale.





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