Kirby (カービィ, Kirby) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Kirby is classified as fighter #06.
Makiko Ōmoto once again reprises her role as the voice of Kirby, with most clips re-used from Super Smash Bros. 4.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Kirby has received a mix of buffs and nerfs, being buffed overall. Kirby's mobility has improved, which helps him in the more offensive oriented battle strategies of Ultimate. The landing lag reductions on his aerials give Kirby better landing potential, and improves his combo game as his forward air can now reliably combo into other moves. His already solid tilts have been improved further, with down tilt being more reliable for combos, and up tilt comboing into more moves, and having more range in front of him. If he inhales a projectile, he can heal from it or shoot it back out at an opponent.
Kirby did receive nerfs however. His biggest downgrade was to his grab game. His grab is slower, forward throw's jump can possibly interupt his combos on stages with platforms, and his up throw takes longer to KO with. Given all these changes, Kirby is clearly a better character then he was in SSB4, but to what extent is currently unknown.
Classic Mode: Gourmet Clash
Kirby's opponents are characters who, like Kirby, are known for their large appetites. For each battle, Kirby and his opponent each spawn with 35% damage and several food items appear on the stage as the match begins
Character unlock tree
Kirby's Classic Mode character unlock tree includes the following characters in order:
Each character can be unlocked by clearing Kirby's Classic Mode, or the Classic Mode of any preceding character, if all preceding characters have been unlocked. Once all the above characters are unlocked, clearing Classic Mode with any of them will default to Mario's character unlock tree, starting with Sonic.
Role in World of Light
Kirby was among the fighters summoned to the cliffside to assist in defeating an army of Master Hands.
After Galeem absorbed all of the Master Hands during the opening cutscene, he began to unleash beams of light that vaporized all of the fighters and later imprisoned all of them. Kirby was the sole survivor after escaping on his Warp Star, barely warping away from the beams before they could engulf him. Despite being the sole survivor, Kirby is still seen as a puppet in a few areas of the mode, it’s unknown why this is the case.
Kirby crash-lands in a canyon area, and begins his quest to save the other fighters as the initial starting protagonist.
He is later seen alongside several other fighters, as they make their final stand against Galeem and Dharkon.
Kirby's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Starting World of Light and play as Kirby allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.
Additionally, Kirby makes an appearance in various Support Spirits.
Character Showcase Video
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