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Copy Ability
Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Name (JP) マイク (Maiku)
In Games
KA logo
KNiD logo
KAR logo
KSSU logo
KRtDL Logo
KTD logo
In the anime#J31/#E30 - #J61/#E61
Type3-use, Energy (Sonic)
AppearanceSee Trivia section
Other PowersDeals heavy full-screen damage
Ability IconKRtDL Mike icon
Regular enemiesWalky
Mid-bossesMr. Tick Tock
BossesPaint Roller's microphone
Whoa oh oh ahee ahee! Dur dur yeah yeah yeah! Charge up for more power! If you sing three times, you'll be super happy!
— Mike's Flavor Text • Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Mike (or Microphone) is a copy ability. It's often shown with three different hats, which only appear when the ability is activated. Otherwise when simply moving around, Kirby periodically pulses with light if there are still charges of the ability left.

General Information

Kirby loves to sing, but his voice is only useful in annihilating all enemies on-screen, which apparently hate it or think it's too loud, but Kirby doesn't really care, as he is wearing earphones. It can be used three times with increasing power, unlike Crash, Paint and Cook, which can be used only once.

In Kirby's Dream Land, there was a Mike item that could be inhaled. When the mike is spit out, Kirby will screech into it, destroying all enemies on screen. This wasn't the true copy ability however, as it didn't come from a Walky or Mr. Tick Tock, and it could only be used a single time.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the ability is slightly altered- a visible sound wave is seen every time the move is used. It grows progressively larger with each use. The reason is that strangely only enemies caught in the sound wave will be damaged; the ability no longer damages everything on screen. However, the third use (stand mike or encore) has a much wider range that surrounds Kirby. Also, Mike can now destroy blocks.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Megaphone B/1 Kirby sings, destroying all enemies on screen and damaging mid-bosses. It can only be used 3 times in most games, getting more powerful each time. None 33
Desk Mike Button 1 (2nd time) Kirby sings, this time with more range. None 53
Stand Mike Button 1 (3rd time) Kirby sings a loud chord, defeating all enemies and damaging mid-bosses on screen. None 79
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Hold 1 + Shake Wii Remote Kirby sings a very loud chord, defeating all enemies and/or mid-bosses on screen and damaging bosses. Can only be used the third time. None 106

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Mike Abusement Park
Mike Kirby singing
Changtau2005Added by Changtau2005

In the anime, it is perceived as the most dangerous of Kirby's abilities as it cannot discern from friend or foe, often destroying everything nearby (in both cases of its appearance in the anime - it also wrecked most of Castle Dedede) but otherwise it doesn't change from the games. Not even Tiff can stop him once he starts singing.

During the transformation sequence, he grabs headphones and dances to music while grabbing a microphone. Instead of just shouting down the microphone, Kirby sings. In fact, the first time it is used, Kirby sings the ending theme from the Japanese version, Kihon wa Maru (First you draw a circle) in his Poyo style of speaking. Abusement Park

Transformation Sequence

Mike transformation English version
Mike transformation Japanese version


Flavor texts

GameFlavor text
KA logo
Kirby can sing his favorite song three times! I wonder why that song hurts enemies...
When Kirby sings, everybody plugs their ears! You're able to use the Mike three times.
KNiD logo
Uwaaahhh! Oooooh yeahhhh! Un-hunhhh! Baaaaby! Rock on!! *Can only be used three times.
KSSU logo
Owowow! Ooh, yeah-ah! Yabba jabba yeah yeah yeah! Sing 3 times to silence all...
KRtDL Logo
Whoa oh oh ahee ahee! Dur dur yeah yeah yeah! Charge up for more power! If you sing three times, you'll be super happy!


  • Mike is the only copy ability that has three different icons and appearances in the same game. In Kirby's Adventure, he uses a stand mike, while in its remake, he instead uses a modern cordless mike. In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Mike Kirby has three hats, which are (in order): a megaphone and a white baseball cap (with a red star on it in Kirby Super Star Ultra), earphones and an old-fashioned radio microphone (the most commonly represented Mike form) and a green (multi-colored in Kirby Super Star Ultra) mohawk and a stand mike.
  • In the anime, this ability seems to be the few Meta Knight doesn't know about, the other being Throw. When it first appeared, he called a few other names in a rather confused manner, before settling for "Microphone Kirby". This name has been used ever since.
  • A glitch in Kirby's Adventure allows Kirby to get many more than three mikes – 255, to be exact, displayed as P5. He needs to time his third mike EXACTLY right, and it can be done while defeating Kracko or Paint Roller, or while hitting a switch.
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the first game to give Mike a Copy Essence and offer it in The Arena (and The True Arena).
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the only Kirby game in the series to actually give him an earphone hat while the ability is not in use, like the anime. However, Kirby has a star on his earphones in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
  • In many games, Mike is a rare opportunity to hear Kirby's voice, though this varies greatly. Curiously, in Kirby Super Star Ultra, the third mike gives Kirby an unfitting, human voice.
  • In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, the first attack uses the same sound as the one in Kirby's Adventure.
  • In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, when Kirby's third attack is charged, he emits a noise that sounds similar to his Kirby Super Star Ultra noise.
    • The other two attacks had their sounds modified. 
  • The Mike item can destroy Shotzos in Kirby's Dream Land.



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