Throw in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

A grab attack is a type of move that Kirby can perform. Powers like Throw, Backdrop, and Suplex specialize in grabbing. Some other powers have grab attacks as well.

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, the only grab attacks were from powers that specialize in grabbing. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, several other powers featured grabbing. In Kirby Super Star, many powers had grab attacks.

A grab attack is an attack that Kirby can only perform with an enemy. For instance, Kirby can use Beam whether there is an enemy or not, but Kirby must be grabbing an enemy in order to perform a backbreaker with Suplex.

Grab attacks cannot be performed on bosses. Grabs cannot be performed on mid-bosses until the mid-boss has been defeated, and is lying on the ground. However, mid-bosses cannot be grabbed at all in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Depending on the game, grab attacks are either very powerful (Kirby Super Star) or instant KOs (Kirby's Adventure, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, and Kirby: Squeak Squad). In addition, throwing a grabbed enemy or object into another enemy deals a large amount of damage.

Powers that specialize in grabbing generally will grab an enemy by pressing the attack button, and then a press with a button will perform the grab attack. These powers can also grab and use Star Blocks and stars created by bosses and mid-bosses as weapons. Powers that don't specialize in grabbing generally grab and perform the move all at once. This is often done by → and the attack button, near an enemy. If Kirby isn't near an enemy, a different attack will be performed instead.

Copy Abilities with grabs

Abilities in bold specialize in grabbing.

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Kirby: Squeak Squad

Enemies that can perform grab attacks when Ghost Kirby possesses them:

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

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Beam KTD Grab Beam
Beetle KTD Grab Beetle
Bomb KTD Grab Bomb
Fighter KTD Grab Fighter
Ice KTD Grab Ice
Ninja KTD Grab Ninja
Parasol KTD Grab Parasol
Whip KTD Grab Whip
Wing KTD Grab Wing

Kirby Fighters Deluxe

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Beam KFD Grab Beam
Beetle KFD Grab Beetle
Bomb KFD Grab Bomb
Fighter KFD Grab Fighter
Ninja KFD Grab Ninja
Parasol KFD Grab Parasol
Whip KFD Grab Whip

Kirby: Planet Robobot

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Beam KPR Grab Attack Beam
Bomb KPR Grab Attack Bomb
Fighter KPR Grab Attack Fighter


KPR Grab Attack Ice
Ninja KPR Grab Attack Ninja
Parasol KPR Grab Attack Parasol
Smash Bros. KPR Grab Attack Smash Bros.
Whip KPR Grab Attack Whip