The Leaf ability grants Kirby the power to to create and control leaves. He can perform many far-reaching attacks, as well as a special guard that renders him impervious to all attacks, much like Tac's hiding guard in Kirby Super Star.
Kirby tosses a few leaves which swirl upwards at about 30 degrees in a broad spiral.
This move only throws two leaves, but can now be used in succession.
Hold button 1
Kirby spins in a twirl and can move about on the ground like Tornado with leaves spinning about him. The attack lasts as long as the button is held. This leads up to the Leaf Scatter attack.
Leaf Swirl, then release button 1
The leaves spinning around Kirby now fan out in a wide radius, ending the Leaf Swirl. Kirby is invincible when the move is initiated.
Dash + hold button 1
Kirby dashes with a vortex of leaves surrounding him. This move is very similar to Tornado's basic attack, but it ends after a few seconds.
Kirby performs a special guard move by hiding in a green pile of leaves. This lasts as long as the button is held.
↑ + button 1
Kirby conjures up a column of large leaves in front of him. It has a very quick starting animation and reaches quite high vertically, making it useful on aerial enemies.
(midair) ↓ + button 1
Kirby throws five leaves downward and forward while in midair. This move can be executed in succession, and is useful for covering landing areas with enemies or dealing consistent damage to grounded bosses.
Kirby now throws three leaves instead of five in a much narrower arc.