KPR Invincibility Candy
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Invincible Candy
Name (JP) キャンディー (Kyandī)
無敵キャンディー (Muteki Kyandī)
- Meaning Candy
Invincible Candy (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)
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PropertiesEnables invincibility
Makes you invincible for a short period of time.
— Instruction manual • Kirby: Planet Robobot

Invincible Candy[1] (alternatively Invincibility Candy[2][3], most often just Candy[4] and occasionally Lollipops[citation needed]) are recurring items in the Kirby series. When collected, Kirby becomes invincible for a short time, and almost any enemy he touches will be instantly defeated, or at least damaged. However, it will not render Kirby impervious to falls or certain hazards that cause instant KOs.

Invincibility Candy is white with a red spiral in the middle. They are usually found just before an area with many enemies or hazards or in one of the first levels in several games, and may also be obtained through several item roulettes, such as Magic Kirby's roulette move.


Kirby's Dream Land

This is the first game in which this item appears. It is found lying on either the ground or a platform.

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

In Kirby's Adventure, Meta Knight appears on certain levels and throws it upward for Kirby to catch. In the remake, however, Meta Knight does not throw the Candy to Kirby. The Candy can be found on the ground, similar to the other games.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Candy appears as an item in the Kracko Land Bonus Game. It is worth 3000 points when eaten.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby can share the Candy with his helper (and vice-versa) in the same way they can share food items for health recovery. In Milky Way Wishes, Candy found on the planet Hotbeat is offered in order to travel through a nearby pond of lava and claim the Fire Copy Essence Deluxe (however, Kirby is not required to do so and instead may take damage on purpose, attempting to quickly travel through it using invincibility frames, although the player often has no choice but to get hit twice).

Kirby's Dream Land 3

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, the Invincible Candy can now break through Star Blocks, something that carried over to Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Kirby also does not flash, but rather has a set of stars rotating around his body.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the Invincibility Candy is slightly different than it is in other Kirby games. For one, during its effects, Kirby does not flash rapidly, but instead has a coating of stars floating around him similar to the Kirby's Dream Land 3 version. This variation is able to destroy Star Blocks simply by touching them, again similar to its Kirby's Dream Land 3 version. The invincibility theme that plays is also different from the regular invincibility theme that usually plays in every other Kirby game.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Candy is drawn by Paint Roller in Paint Panic, but it has no appearance in the main game.

Kirby Mass Attack

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In Kirby Mass Attack, there is a new variety of Candy called Jumbo Candy. When grabbed, this makes the Kirbys invincible while simultaneously making them grow larger. While under the effects of the Jumbo Candy, the Kirbys can automatically break Star Blocks without having to be flicked at them, as well as metal blocks and enemies, some of which cannot be defeated normally.

The normal Candy also appears after failing an uncompleted stage three times in a row. A special overworld sign displaying the Candy will appear and an icon that also features the Candy will be in the top right corner. Depending on the length of the level, up to three Invincibility Candies will appear.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot

In these games, the Invincibility Candy not only gives Kirby invincibility, but it also increases his speed. It deals 80 units of damage (only testable in Kirby: Planet Robobot) on contact.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, the Invincibility Lollipop enables Kirby to destroy blocks and enemies like in previous games. Like in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, it increases his speed. It also allows Kirby to use a Star Dash at any time while under its effects.

Kirby Star Allies

In Kirby Star Allies, Invincibility Candy serves an additional purpose. If the player collects it while on a Friend Star, the Shooting Star move will be activated; in this form, the Friend Star is faster than usual, is invincible to all attacks, and can ram into enemies to defeat them. This effect lasts significantly longer than the usual Invincibility Candy effect.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl contains a sticker of Candy with its design from Kirby: Squeak Squad. For some reason, only R.O.B. can equip the sticker, despite the fact that Candy and R.O.B. have no relation whatsoever.

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The Lollipop icon

While Candy does not physically appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, an image of it is used as an icon for some of Kirby's custom parts for Attack. The Attack pieces that use this image include Delicious Lollipop; Moon Launcher Lollipop; Shield Regenerator Lollipop; Caloric Attacker Lollipop; Caloric Immortal Lollipop; Decadent Lollipop; Desperate Defender Lollipop; Yummy Lollipop; Hi-Jump Lollipop; Double-Jump Boost Lollipop; and Food Lover Lollipop.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Although Invincible Candy does not truly appear in the anime series, characters are sometimes seen holding large lollipops with a swirl design. They look nearly identical to Invincible Candy, aside from the lack of an attached star. The similarity suggests that this was an intentional reference.

The traditional invincible theme also makes frequent appearances through-out the Japanese version of the anime, albeit slightly slower what it is in the games. It doesn't play when Kirby is invincible or powered up, rather there are two versions of the song. One that plays for a more positive;happy-going scene, and one that plays for a slightly worrying;discomforting scene.


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Theme - Invincibility Candy
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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Jumbo Candy in Kirby Mass Attack
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Invincibility Candy in Kirby Mass Attack
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In Kirby: Squeak Squad
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In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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In Kirby's Dream Land 3
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The music that loops when Kirby is powered-up by the Invincibility Candy. It has remained unchanged throughout the entire series' history until Kirby Mass Attack.

Related Quotes

Kirby becomes invincible! (...for a little while.)
— Instruction manual • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards



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  1. Manuals for Kirby's Dream Land 3 (pg. 32), Kirby: Triple Deluxe (section 13), and Kirby: Planet Robobot (section 16)
  2. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards instruction booklet (pg. 19)
  3. Kirby Mass Attack Nintendo Blast article (pg. 32)
  4. Manuals for Kirby's Dream Land (pg. 13), Kirby's Adventure (pg. 27), Kirby's Block Ball (pg. 17), Kirby Super Star (pg. 33), Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (pg. 22), Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (pg. 27), Kirby: Squeak Squad (pg. 23), Kirby Super Star Ultra (pg. 21), 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure (Page 14 / 16 Items)