Purple Kirby (also known as Grape Kirby or Lavender Kirby) is a Kirby that appears as an unlockable character in Kirby Air Ride. In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, there is a hidden Spray Paint that turns Kirby purple, much like Purple Kirby. The spray paint also appears in Kirby: Squeak Squad. In both games it is under the name Grape. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Purple Kirby is playable in the sub-game Kirby Fighters and in its standalone remake, Kirby Fighters Deluxe. His color in these games is a much darker shade than in Kirby Air Ride.

Kirby turns purple when using the Ninja ability, but not outside of Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra, as it did not turn Kirby any different color per ability in any other games.


  • His official artwork in Kirby Fighters Deluxe depicts him as blue with purple feet, rather than dark purple as in-game.