|“||These can be picked up in various places around stages. Each has a different use.”|
|— Instruction manual • Kirby: Planet Robobot|
There are many types of items that can be found in the Kirby series. When collected or used, Power-ups can grant a boost that makes Kirby more powerful in some way. The effects of power-ups are normally temporary and will wear off after a certain period of time, though there are exceptions. Recovery items such as food are included in this category. Collectible items derive their use from the number that Kirby collects. Some collectible items are common and insignificant, while others can only be found in limited amounts and are hidden in hard to find areas. In most cases, an acquired collectible item will never reappear but instead be entered into a collection. Carry items can be picked up and held above Kirby's head. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, these items can be carried underwater. Mountable items can be ridden upon. When Kirby is carrying or riding an item, he can neither inhale nor fly.