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This article is about Kirby's appearance in Super Smash Flash. For the character in other contexts, see Kirby.
Kirby
in Super Smash Flash
SSF Kirby.png
Universe Kirby
Stock icon SSF Kirby stock icon.png
Switches place with Meta Knight
Availability Starter
Tier B (18)

Kirby is a playable veteran starter character in Super Smash Flash coming from the Kirby series. As explained by game's creator, Gregory Cleod9 McLeod, he was unable to properly code Kirby's characteristic ability to swallow and copy his opponents' attacks, he instead opted to add the ability to switch places with Meta Knight using his standard attacks. His moveset comprises mostly kicks. He uses his Kirby Super Star sprite sheet.

Kirby is ranked 18th on the tier list, close to the middle. This is two spots lower than his placement in the previous tier list.

Attributes

Kirby has one of the best recoveries in game, with 5 midair jumps and a solid air speed. Kirby becomes intangible when switching places with Meta Knight. He has decent instant kill options, including his up attack, down attack, and down aerial.

Despite this, Kirby lacks range and projectiles, giving him difficulties fighting opponents who specialize in long range combat. Kirby is also overall obsoleted by Meta Knight, as Meta Knight has better mobility, better kill moves, more range, and a momentum cancel move.

Hard data

Kirby's hard data
Base info
Hitstun taken 8 Number of jumps 2
Attack boost N/A Attack length 15
Attack cooldown 14 Health division 14
Movement
Horizontal speed 17
Deceleration 1 Attack start speed 0.5x
Acceleration 0.5 Turn around speed 18
Short hopping speed 9 Jumping speed 14
Gravity 1 Falling speed 25
Individual attack data
Standard attack damage 3 Side attack damage 5
Down attack damage 6 Instant-KO value 6
Roll attack speed 15 Jump attack damage N/A

Moveset

Attack Image Description Damage
Standard attack SSF Kirby - Meta Knight standard attack.png Switches places with Meta Knight. This move can be used to evade attacks as Kirby and Meta Knight become intangible throughout most of the attack's duration. It is possible to cancel the switch by performing a different move as Kirby is moving out. N/A
Side attack SSF Kirby side attack.png Engulfs himself whole in a fireball and lunges forward with great speed, damaging anyone that comes in contact with him. This attack offers momentum cancel, aiding in Kirby's survivability when launched off the stage, and it also aids in Kirby's horizontal recovery without him having to waste any of his additional jumps. Based on the Burning copy ability. 5%
Down attack SSF Kirby down attack.png Slides across the ground while sticking out one of his feet, kicking any opponents that come in contact with him. 6%
Up attack SSF Kirby up attack.png Performs an arched high kick. 6%
Down aerial SSF Kirby down aerial.png Rapidly kicks in the air with both feet in quick succession similarly to his continued up attack.

Trivia

  • Kirby's rapid kick attack for his up and down aerial attacks resembles the Fury Stomp and the Pit Point Kick respectively from his Suplex ability in Kirby Super Star.
    • It should be noted that the frames used for that attack are actually the sprites of Kirby standing on a slope.
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