Gim appears as a regular enemy appearing mainly in industrialized and mechanical areas. It slowly makes its way across the ground and tries to damage Kirby with his little red yo-yo when he gets into range. When Gim is a Helper, his yo-yo doesn't go as far as when he is an enemy. He serves as both the supplier and Helper to the Yo-Yo ability in both games. As a Helper, Gim is capable of using all of the attacks in Yo-Yo Kirby's arsenal. Gim can also perform Break Spin underwater.
In Helper to Hero, Gim is playable. This version of Gim features purple feet, a red lens, and a light red hat.
Gim is slated to appear in the 2018 title as the enemy and Helper for the Yo-Yo ability, as with Kirby Super Star and its remake. It has a few design changes, however, namely its feet being replaced by tennis shoes. Like all other Helpers, it gains its respective ability hat when it is made a Helper.
Gim's name is feasibly derived from gimbal, a pivoted support comparable to a gyroscope. It is used in objects such as compasses and camera apparatuses and allows them to rotate freely along a single axis. This is paralleled in Gim's ability to preform spinning break-dance moves.
Gim's name may also be based on the word gimmick, a trick or mechanism meant to draw attention, which may explain Gim's eye-catching yo-yo tricks and spinning break-dance moves when he is a Helper and a playable character in Helper to Hero.
- Gim's feet in Kirby Super Star and its remake heavily resemble the shoes of Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Even though Gim has one eye, when he turns around, it "switches" sides of his body. This is due to sprite mirroring, a technique used by the game designers to use up less data.
- In Kirby Super Star, Gim has an unused enemy palette featuring a red hat with a yellow brim, a red eye, a brighter metal body, and light-purple feet. This was later used in Kirby Super Star Ultra as its Helper to Hero coloration, but with the dark-red feet instead being light-purple.
- In Kirby Star Allies, Gim's arm is attached to the side of its body in-game, despite it coming out of the hole in his face in official artwork.
|Kirby Star Allies Gim Showcase|