Copy ability (SSB)
- This article is about Kirby's different copy abilities in Super Smash Bros.. For other uses, see Copy ability (disambiguation).
In every Super Smash Bros. game so far, Kirby has had the ability to copy any other characters' neutral special moves with his neutral special attack, Inhale. If another Kirby is swallowed, only damage is dealt, but Kirby can steal a copy ability off the enemy Kirby, if they had one. When Kirby copies one of his opponents, he will also bear a resemblance of that character in the form of a hat of some kind, which usually show a prominent part of the character copied, and often times mimics their voices/sounds. When performing copied attacks, Kirby will also use the same weapons and poses as their owners.
Kirby can choose to discard the ability at any time by using his taunt, though he may also lose it when taking damage. Below are Kirby's appearances when he copies the other characters in Super Smash Bros.
|Character||Features Obtained||Special Move||Notes|
|Captain Falcon||C. Falcon's helmet||Falcon Punch||Amusingly imitates the famous "Falcon Punch!" shout. This imitation has become famous in its own right.|
|Donkey Kong||Donkey Kong's fur and hair||Giant Punch|
|Fox||Fox's ears and helmet||Blaster|
|Jigglypuff||Jigglypuff's ears and hair tuft||Pound||This Kirby hat is whatever colour Kirby is, instead of Jigglypuff pink. This is the only hat in this game to have such a property.|
|Link||Link's floppy cap||Boomerang||Looks similar to Sword Kirby, since the Sword Kirby hat is likely a reference to Link. The attack is similar to Kirby's Cutter ability from his own games.|
|Ness||Ness's baseball cap||PK Fire||Kirby also does not wear the hat exactly as Ness does; he wears it backwards, whereas Ness wears it sideways. This may be a reference to Yo-Yo Kirby, Wheel Kirby, and/or Paint Kirby.|
|Pikachu||A hat of Pikachu's head and tail||Thunder Jolt|
|Samus||Samus' helmet (covering Kirby's whole body)||Charge Shot|
|Yoshi||A hat of Yoshi's head||Egg Lay||Oddly enough, Kirby grows a second tongue to use Egg Lay.|