Copy Ability
Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork
Name (JP) ペイント (Peinto)
In Games
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In the anime#J77/#E77
AppearanceGames: Grey cap with white strap and puff ball, worn backwards.
Anime: Blue backwards cap. Kirby also gains metal roller skate soles, with a row of three lime-green wheels under each foot.
Other PowersFull-screen damage, KOs regular enemies. Can blind/re-color the bosses Chameleo Arm and Heavy Lobster.
Ability IconPainticonKSSU
Regular enemiesNone
BossesHeavy Lobster's paint blobs, Chameleo Arm's paint blobs, Marx Soul's paint rain
Splatter paint on invisible foes to make them appear!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Paint is one of Kirby's rarest Copy Abilities, only found in Kirby Super Star and its remake.

General Information

Paint is a rare, one-use ability that lets Kirby spray blobs of paint all over, causing damage to any foe on screen. As a side effect, the behavior of two certain bosses will be changed when this power is used against them.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Paint Out B Inhaling a paint ball from Marx Soul, Chameleo Arm, or Heavy Lobster gives this one-time ability. Performing the attack will destroy all regular enemies on-screen, re-color Chameleo Arm, re-color Heavy Lobster, and damage Heavy Lobster's eye, causing erratic movement. Chameleo Arm can still change color afterwards, however. The attack deals very little damage to Marx Soul. None/Paint 70

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Kirby has obtained Paint in just one episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, after inhaling one of Paint Roller's paint brushes. Along with the ability's standard hat, it also came with a pair of roller skates, which could be a reference to Paint Roller himself. Like Cook before it, it became a normal ability rather than a one-use ability, and allowed him to paint things that became real. This is similar to the characters Ado and Adeleine. The episode's name is Dedede's Monsterpiece in the English dub of the Kirby TV anime.

In the transformation sequence, Kirby dons the skates of Paint Roller. Next, a similar blue hat falls on Kirby's head. After, he takes out the paintbrush and skates across the screen and paints the screen in multiple colors.

Transformation Sequence

Paint transformation English version
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Paint Transformation Japanese version
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Flavor texts

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Use the Paint for a spectacular, colorful surprise! A one time shot in the dark!
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Now's your chance to use it! A special onetime Copy Ability! Paint the town all of 7 colors!


  • Paint Kirby's hat is the same as those of Yo-Yo and Wheel Kirby's hats, but in a different color (Yo-Yo's is purple, Wheel's is red).
  • In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Paint, along with the other limited-use abilities, Sleep, Crash, Cook, and Mike, are the only copy abilities that can be obtained via inhaling whilst playing the Milky Way Wishes sub-game (they are also the only abilities without Copy Essence Deluxes).
  • Like the other limited-use abilities, there is no Helper available for Paint.
  • Paint is the only Copy Ability that is obtained only by projectiles from bosses.
  • Paint can blind Heavy Lobster and paint him red. Paint can also make Chameleo Arm change color and reappear if invisible.
  • A similar ability, Artist, is set to appear in Kirby Star Allies. Instead of being one-use, Kirby creates paintings and swings his brush as a weapon.


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