Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Trophy)
|Appearance||Jester's hat with two branches and white rim. One orange with small white stars and one solid red. Both branches have white pompoms on the end. Kirby wields a golden wand with small, blue, spherical crystals in its circular rim, and a large, blue, spherical crystal on its top.|
|Other Powers||Reach behind walls|
|Regular enemies||Waddle Doo, Gemra, Laser Ball (|
|Bosses||Metal General's saucers|
|“||Unleash a sizzling beam of energy! Use the Capture Beam when near an enemy, or use the Beam Blast in midair, and then finish off your foe with a Wave Beam!”|
|— Beam's Flavor Text • Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
Beam is perhaps the most well known ability that Kirby has at his disposal. It is a very basic ability that Kirby has in almost every game, debuting in Kirby's Adventure. It is the favorite ability of Kirby's creator, Masahiro Sakurai.
The most basic (and the most common) move used by the Beam ability is the Beam Whip, in which Kirby creates a small chain of light and electrifies any enemy in his path. Because of its relatively slow movement and its weak offensive power, it may not be the best ability for close-combat. However, what it lacks in power, it makes up for in its long ranged qualities. In most cases, the Beam ability is the first ability that Kirby comes across in his adventures.
|Move||Controls||Description||Element||Damage 19960321||Damage 20111024|
|Beam Whip||B/1||A line of energy appears and goes from about a 45 degree angle above Kirby to the same angle below him. This move comes with every single appearance of the Beam ability in the Kirby games.Beam Scroll makes this attack become stronger and larger.||Electricity||8||8|
|Wave Beam||Hold B/1, release||Fatty Whale).||Electricity||30||32|
|Capture Beam||↑/↓/Forward + B/1 (Near enemy)||None||60 (thrown object)||16 (held object), 60 (thrown object)|
|Cycle Beam||B/1 while dashing||Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby instead creates a focused, rotating blast similar in appearance to the regular Beam Whip, which can deal more damage, but has drastically less range.||None||18 per hit (2 hits max.)||18 per hit (3 hits max.)|
|Beam Blast||Dash, Jump, B/1||Electricity||16 (all hits)||16 (1st hit), 14 (2nd, 3rd hits)|
In the Super Smash Bros. series
|Kirby fires a beam like that used by some enemies! This is an easy weapon to use!|
|Use the Beam attack against enemies! Fire the Beam by pressing Y. This is a very handy and useful ability.|
|This Beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it!|
|Whip the beam! Hold to hover!|
|This beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it! Beam it! Beam it!|
|Flail this beam like a whip. It has many useful attacks. Try to store up a super shot!|
|Lash foes with a whiplike beam! Hit and Cycle! Grab and Capture! Spin in midair for a Revolution! Charge up and BAM! Wave Beam!|
|Unleash a sizzling beam of energy! Use the Capture Beam when near an enemy, or use the Beam Blast in midair, and then finish off your foe with a Wave Beam!|
- In the official artwork for both Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, stars are present on both sides of his hat.
- This also happens with the Mirror ability. The Mirror ability's hat is also very similar to Beam's, the only difference being its colors.
- Although the Beam ability didn't appear in Kirby's Dream Land 2 or Kirby's Dream Land 3, when Spark Kirby rides Rick, he is able to use an ability that behaves exactly the same as Beam.
- It is common for the handheld games to repeat quotes, such as in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, although Kirby: Squeak Squad added two "Beam it!"s to the quote.
- While most games show Kirby using the beam with his hand, Kirby Super Star, its remake, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe show Kirby using a rod.
- These four games are the only ones where Beam Kirby has more than one attack.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there is a super version of the Beam ability called Flare Beam.
- In Kirby: Canvas Curse, when the player activates the move by tapping Kirby, he will stop (even in mid-air) and the beam will keep spinning around him until the player lifts the stylus. This attack concept was later reused as Revolution Beam in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- Beam is the very first ability Kirby is able to obtain in Kirby's Adventure, making it the very first Copy Ability made available to Kirby ever.
- Because of its electric properties, Beam can cause balls of electricity to appear on the surface of water and some metallic platforms in Kirby: Squeak Squad.
- Despite being the favorite ability of Kirby's creator, Beam is not seen in the anime.
- In Kirby Fighters Z, Beam's alternate costume is Marx's hat.