Kirby: Triple Deluxe artwork
|Appearance||Kirby glows the colors of the rainbow, and his eyes become a darker shade of blue.|
|Other Powers||Super-powered inhaling|
|“||Eating a Miracle Fruit imbues Kirby with this special ability. After an explosion of energy, Kirby's stomach becomes a veritable black hole, allowing him to inhale giant objects!”|
|— Hypernova's Flavor Text • Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
Hypernova is a Copy Ability introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Obtained by eating a Miracle Fruit, it causes Kirby to undergo a temporary transformation that amplifies the power of his inhale exponentially, allowing him to inhale larger objects and enemies that cannot be inhaled otherwise. Throughout the game, Hypernova is used to defeat certain foes, solve puzzles, and in some stages, completely inhale mid-bosses.
Unlike most other abilities, Hypernova does not give Kirby a unique hat or wearable object but instead causes him to glow an assortment of colors in the rainbow spectrum; these colors are shown to constantly move around his body, even when he is standing still.
Hypernova appears only in the main game, where it can be found in two or more stages per level. It is used up to the last stage, where it is used to combat Queen Sectonia during her third and final comeback.
|Hypernova Inhale||B||Kirby performs an intensified inhale capable of grasping any objects or enemies within its range and performs a massive swallow.||None|
|Inhale and Move||Either of ←/→ while holding B||As he is doing a Hypernova Inhale, Kirby can move to the left or right in order to bring certain objects with him. He loses the ability to jump, similar to when he is executing a regular inhale, however.||None|
- Hypernova temporarily replaces the ability Kirby previously had. This means if Kirby has a Copy Ability and goes Hypernova, once he loses the Hypernova ability upon completing the level, he will retain the ability he previously had.
- Hypernova is one of six of Kirby's strongest Copy Abilities. The other five are Monster Flame, Ultra Sword, Flare Beam, Grand Hammer, and Snow Bowl, which all happen to be Super Abilities.
- If Kirby loses a life with the Hypernova ability, he will respawn with the ability. This is because the Miracle Fruit does not respawn after Kirby eats it.
- In Stage 8 of Royal Road, upon eating the Miracle Fruit, the Kirby Air Ride remix of the Fountain of Dreams theme can be heard.
- This is also the only extra stage in which Hypernova is used.
- The term 'Hypernova' is contradictory to what the ability actually does; by definition, a hypernova is a type of supernova explosion, but the ability's flavor text and actions imply that it is of a black hole - an implosion. However, a star that goes hypernova is massive enough to collapse into a black hole.
- Oddly, while Hypernova Kirby can inhale in midair, nothing will be sucked up until he touches the ground.
- Kirby's colors literally burst off of him when he eats a Miracle Fruit.
- In one of its last appearances in the main game, Kirby uses Hypernova to defeat Flowery Woods near instantly. This is the only main boss fought with this ability, and his vitality depletes by 1/4 for every few seconds Kirby holds a Hypernova inhale on him.
- When inhaling bosses (or defeating the final boss's last phase), Kirby breaks the fourth wall by also inhaling the boss's on-screen health bar upon defeat.