Fandom

Kirby Wiki

Beam

1,803pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk10 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Copy Ability
KRTDL Beam
Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Beam
Name (JP) ビーム (Bīmu)
In Games
KA logo
KSSLogo
KNiD logo
KAtM logo
KCC logo
KSQSQ logo
KSSU logo
KRtDL Logo
KTD logo
KPRLogo

SSBB logo
Logo-sb-wii
(trophy)
TypeEnergy
AppearanceJester'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.
PropertiesElectricity (
KAtM logo
KSQSQ logo
)
Other PowersReach behind walls
Ability IconKTD Beam icon
Regular enemiesWaddle Doo, Gemra, Laser Ball (
KSSLogo
KSSU logo
)
Mid-bossesKing Doo, Security Force (Saucers)
BossesMetal General
HelperWaddle Doo
This ability gives you control of electricity itself. It looks like a simple ability, but science cannot yet explain how it works.
— Beam's Flavor Text • Kirby: Planet Robobot

Beam is perhaps the most well known Copy 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.

General Information

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.

Beam is a Mode for Robobot Armor in Kirby: Planet Robobot.


Move Set

Move Controls Description Element Damage 19960321
KSSLogo
Damage 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Beam Whip B/1
KCC logo
Stylus tap
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.
KSQSQ logo
Obtaining the Beam Scroll makes this attack become stronger and larger.
Electricity 8 8
Wave Beam Hold B/1, release
KSSLogo
KSSU logo
KRtDL Logo
Kirby fires an energy blast straight forward. This blast will blow through enemies and wipe out all enemies in its path. It can hit a boss twice, depending on the boss's width (example: Fatty Whale).
Electricity 30 32
Capture Beam ↑/↓/Forward + B/1 (Near enemy)
KSSLogo
KSSU logo
KRtDL Logo
Counts as grab. After getting an enemy or defeated mid-bosses in his grasp, he can press B/1 to shoot them off with a flurry of energy. Does not work on bosses. Kirby is also invincible while holding the enemy, so the player can hold the enemy indefinitely to avoid damage as long as they wish.
None 60 (thrown object) 16 (held object), 60 (thrown object)
Cycle Beam B/1 while dashing
KSSLogo
KSSU logo
KRtDL Logo
Kirby creates a spirals of blue energy orbs in front of him. In 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
KSSLogo
KSSU logo
KRtDL Logo
While in the air, Kirby shoots many small energy bolts diagonally, in front of him and downward. This move can be used indefinitely before touching the ground, and it also makes gives Kirby a little more air time.
Electricity 16 (all hits) 16 (1st hit), 14 (2nd, 3rd hits)
Revolution Beam B/1 repetitively in midair
KRtDL Logo
Kirby suspends himself in midair while rotating his beam rod around himself, producing a line of energy that circles him for as long as the input is repeated.
Electricity N/A ???

Robobot Armor Mode

Move Controls Description Element
Zig Zap Press and release B The Robobot Armor releases a ball of energy that bounces on the ground about 8 times before dissipating. Electricity
Big Zap Press and hold B, and then release The Robobot Armor releases a larger, faster ball of energy. Electricity
Zip Zap ↓ + B in midair The Robobot Armor releases a ball of energy downward that bounces higher when it hits the ground. Electricity

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Beam Kirby appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a common trophy depicting his Kirby Super Star design, but with his hat's usual colors reversed. Beam Kirby also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
KA logo
Kirby fires a beam like that used by some enemies! This is an easy weapon to use!
KSSLogo
Use the Beam attack against enemies! Fire the Beam by pressing Y. This is a very handy and useful ability.
KNiD logo

KAtM logo
This Beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it!
KCC logo
Whip the beam! Hold to hover!
KSQSQ logo
This beam's like a whip! Whaa-pssssshh! Beam it! Beam it! Beam it!
KSSU logo
Flail this beam like a whip. It has many useful attacks. Try to store up a super shot!
KRtDL Logo
Lash foes with a whiplike beam! Hit and Cycle! Grab and Capture! Spin in midair for a Revolution! Charge up and BAM! Wave Beam!
KTD logo
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!

Related Quotes

Kirby in a jester cap...and a supercute Kirby at that. Beam Kirby features a Beam ability, acquired by inhaling Waddle Doo, that allows him to shoot a whiplike beam at his enemies. With a wide attack range, this ability is extremely easy to use, especially for taking out enemies in bunches. In Kirby Super Star, this beam can also be charged and fired.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Run down evil with boundless energy! The mysterious Zig Zap!
— In-game description for the Beam Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot

Trivia

  • In the official artwork for both Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, stars are present on both sides of Beam Kirby's hat.
    • This is also true of the Mirror ability. In these games, Mirror Kirby's hat is a recolored version of Beam Kirby's hat.
    • Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra are also the only games that have artwork with the hat colors on the wrong sides.
  • 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 like Beam.
  • It is common for handheld Kirby titles to repeat flavor text, evidenced by the fact that Beam has the same flavor text in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Kirby: Squeak Squad also retained this quote, but added two more "Beam it!"s to the end.
  • While most games show Kirby firing a beam from his hand, Kirby Super Star, its remake, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot show Kirby using a magical wand to fire his beam.
    • These five 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.
  • Beam is the very first ability Kirby is able to obtain in Kirby's Adventuremaking 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 Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
  • In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Beam's alternate costume is Marx's hat.

Artwork

Gallery

Other Ability Icons

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki