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Twister is an enemy in the Kirby series. It yields the Tornado ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Twister resembles a small, orange top with yellow floating 'arms'. From game to game, Twister's appearance remains much the same, differing slightly in the shape of its bottom and top.


Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Twister makes its debut in Kirby's Adventure. When idle, it spins slowly in place. When Kirby approaches this enemy, it takes to the air and spins faster, chasing him. This attack is similar to the form of attack of the Tornado Copy Ability, which Twister grants when inhaled. While spinning, Twister is invincible to most attacks.

Kirby's Block Ball

Twister appears as an enemy in Stages 5 and 8. It remains stationary and drops a Flip item when defeated.

Other Games

Twister's form of attack does not change very much from game to game. However, in some games, Twister is able to pass through walls and sometimes travel off of the screen in some games.

In Kirby's Pinball Land, two Twisters are located at the top level of Whispy Woods Land. When Kirby hits one, he rolls right through it without harming it in any way. Doing this will earn the player 100 points.

Twister also makes a brief appearance in the sub-game Kirby Brawlball in Kirby Mass Attack, along with Bouncys.

Related Quotes

This mysterious living headgear can produce a tornado by spinning.
— Headgear description • Kirby Battle Royale


Twister comes from the word "Twist".

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
German Trombino --
French Tornicoton --
Italian Twister --
Spanish Vórtor --


  • In Kirby Battle Royale, one of Tornado's alternative headgear resembles Twister, although, as its headgear description states, it might actually be Twister since the headgear is alive.



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