|This article is about the copy ability. For the Parasol enemy, see Parasol (enemy).|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
|In the anime||#J13/#E29 - #J25/#E23 - #J93/#E93|
|Appearance||None, but nearly always has the parasol over his head|
|Other Powers||Floats slowly downwards. Protects from attacks in the direction the parasol is facing|
|Regular enemies||Parasol, Drifter, Parasol Waddle Dee, Parasol Waddle Doo, Bukiset, Sasuke, Klinko, Transformer|
|Bosses||Paint Roller's drawn parasol|
|Helper||Parasol Waddle Dee|
|“||Block falling objects. Fill your parasol with wind, and go for a stroll through the sky. The best comes last! That's right: Circus Throw!”|
|— Parasol's Flavor Text • Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
Parasol is a copy ability that has appeared in numerous Kirby games, first seen in Kirby's Adventure. Parasol is a deceptively simple, harmless looking ability that allows Kirby to use a red and white-striped, star-tipped parasol as a weapon. It can slow his fall from high places, and protect his head from most attacks. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, the Ability Scroll for Parasol can make Kirby able to fire a short-ranged beam of star-like projectiles from the tip of the parasol. However, most of its attacks are comparatively weak to other abilities, making it difficult to use at times. Parasol is one of the few abilities to never have Kirby wearing a hat, other than many of the final abilities like Star Rod.
It is one of the few abilities that may presently be used in water. Ironically, though, in Kirby's Dream Land 3, it was the the one ability that could not be used under water, where Kirby would put away his Parasol and attack by instead blowing bubbles, as if he had no ability. Its handle comes in four color variations: pink, blue, white, and green.
In some artworks the tips of the parasol have dots. The shape of the parasol tips are like triangles. The parasol that Kirby uses currently has a star on top, whilst in earlier games it didn't have it. The parasol's pattern has always been red and white, except in Kirby's Dream Course, where it is green and white.
|Move||Controls||Description||Compound||Damage 19960321||Damage 20111024|
|Parasol Swing||B or Y / 1||Kirby swings his Parasol in front of him, damaging enemies. If the player holds B or Y, Kirby will hold the Parasol in front of him. After obtaining the Ability Scroll, holding it will cause tiny stars to emerge from the parasol that are surprisingly powerful. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, this move shoots out little drops of water, which can cool down fire.||None||10 - 16 (depending on proximity)||16 (Parasol), 12 (water drops), 18 (Parasol tip)|
|Kirby's descent is slowed down when he falls.||None||None||None|
None, or hold B / 1
|This is more of a feature than an attack; any enemy that touches Kirby's parasol will take a small amount of damage. Kirby will also block any projectiles from above, front, or back (depending on where the parasol is.)||None||6 (from above), 8 (from front/back)||8 (1st hit), 7 (repeat hits)|
|Parasol Dive||↓ + B / 1 (Midair)||Kirby dives diagonally down, smashing through enemies below him.||None||28 (all)||28 (Parasol), 14 (Parasol tip)|
|Circus Throw||→/↑/↓ near an enemy (prior to toss, do nothing to throw up, and tap forward to throw forwards)||Kirby will grab the enemy & mid-bosses (if defeated), bounce it off his Parasol, and toss it up or forward, depending if the player tapped forward on the controls.||None||60 (held object, thrown object)||52 (held object, thrown object)|
|Parasol Drill||Dash + B / 1||Kirby dashes forward with the parasol. In Kirby Super Star, this move does not give Kirby's body any invincibility frames, opening him up for attack if he does not kill enemies with the move. However, in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, it renders him invincible throughout the entire duration of the attack.||None||8 - 10 (depending on proximity)||10 (1st hit early), 8 (1st hit late), 7 (2nd, 3rd, 4th hits); max. damage = 31|
|Parasol Twirl||↓ + B / 1 (Grounded)||Kirby twirls the parasol underneath him, gaining invincibility from attacks and heavily damaging enemies that come into contact with him.||None||N/A||16 (1st hit), 14 (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hits); max. damage = 72|
Note: In certain games like Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby may not be holding the Parasol over his head when he enters a new room, gets hurt or enters water, and will therefore be unable to use the Drift and Shield abilities until he attacks with it, after which he will hold it over his head.
|Rick||B||Rick puts his parasol on his nose and his partner rolls around on top of it. This attack is not very useful offensively, but it will block projectiles from the top.||None|
|Coo||B||A parasol comes out of Coo's head and he spins around. This move is less like Parasol, and more like Tornado. He can move freely while doing this attack.||None|
|Kine||B||Kine sticks a Parasol out of his mouth protecting his front, and damaging any rammed enemies. In the sequel Kine will eventually stick it upwards, and his fall is slowed. Kine is free to move the whole time this goes on.||None|
|Nago||B||Nago and his partner use the Parasol like a pogo-stick. This will block projectiles from below and smash enemies.||None|
|ChuChu||B||ChuChu and her partner hop in the parasol, as it slowly slides along the ground. Enemies/Projectiles from above will still damage the duo.||None|
|Pitch||B||Pitch is hit like a golf ball by his partner. When he reaches the end of his path, he flies back to his partner. Damage will be dealt to any enemies Pitch runs into. Unfortunately, Pitch's partner is left vulnerable while he is gone.||None|
Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Parasol Kirby in the anime is most like the version from Kirby Super Star, with several of the same attacks- namely Parasol Swing and Parasol Shield, in addition to Parasol Grab and Throw, which he uses on King Dedede. In the transformation sequence, Kirby lands atop his parasol. It spins, making Kirby dizzy, and he gets off. Kirby takes the Parasol floating down.
In Cappy New Year, the ability's first appearance, Kirby did not use it in battle, but instead only to slow his fall from high up in the air.
|Open your parasol and take a nice walk! Do you think this might have other uses, too?|
|Protect Kirby from enemies above! Splash, drill, or toss your enemies to the sky! A lot of possibilities with the Parasol.|
|The sun shines on this Parasol of mine. Where I walk, enemies balk, and I float gently down...|
|Guard against falling objects! Twirl to attack or just drift. Or do a parasol throw!|
|Block falling objects. Fill your parasol with wind, and go for a stroll through the sky. The best comes last! That's right: Circus Throw!|
- This is the only ability in the anime that never used its transformation sequence the first time it was used. It is also the first ability that Kirby uses that did not show a transformation sequence.
- Paint Roller draws the Parasol (without Kirby holding it) in the Paint Panic sub-game.
- In Kirby Super Star and its remake's ability icons, the handle's color variation is yellow. In the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land ability icon, the stroke and the handle are both wooden.
- The yellow handle was used even earlier in Kirby's Dream Land 2's Super Game Boy border, where Kirby is holding the parasol. The parasol here, strangely, has blue stripes instead of red ones.
- The Parasol ability gains the trait of cooling down lava like Water or Ice in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. This is because the parasol shoots out tiny drops of water when Kirby uses the Parasol Swing attack, starting in Kirby Super Star.
- In the Kirby's Dream Land 3, Bukiset's Parasol attack created water droplets just like Kirby's attack would in later games.
- It may be referencing the Animal Crossing games, because in those games if the player character twirls his/her parasol while it is raining, small drops of water will shoot out.
- A similar move is used in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. If Kirby holds up Bumber he floats slowly to the ground, similar to the Parasol ability.
- In Kirby: Squeak Squad, when Parasol Kirby is standing still, he will sway in place and tap his foot.
- Parasol is one of the only reoccurring copy abilities that does not give Kirby a hat.