Copy Ability
KTD Sleep artwork
Kirby: Triple Deluxe artwork
Name (JP) スリープ (Surīpu)
In Games
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KNiD logo
KAR logo
KAtM logo
KSQSQ logo
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Trophy)
In the anime#J18/#E16
Type1-use, activates automatically
AppearanceA bright green/turquoise/purple sleeping cap with white/yellow dots and white/yellow trimming.
Other PowersRestores health with Copy Scroll in Kirby: Squeak Squad
Ability IconKTD Sleep icon
Regular enemiesNoddy
BossesHeavy Mole's Red Dygclops, Wiz's apple
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

Sleep is one of Kirby's Copy Abilities, first introduced in Kirby's Adventure. Usually, it is considered to be the most useless of all Copy Abilities.

General Information

When Kirby inhales a lethargic Noddy, he instantly falls asleep and can't do anything until he wakes up. This nap takes approximately 5 seconds, depending on the game. Since the player is unable to willingly drop the ability, Sleep has no Helper in Kirby Super Star/Ultra, like the other limited-use abilities such as Mike and Crash. Sleep's Copy Essence is also occasionally used as a hazard in some games due to the nature of the ability.

Sleep isn't always completely useless, however. In Kirby Air Ride, the victim ailed with the ability is able to pass it on to another racer by crashing into them, leaving them with the debilitating ability instead. Also, if the player obtains the Sleep Ability Scroll in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby will slowly regain health as he sleeps, up to just under 25% with all 8 Vitality pieces collected, so a Sleep bubble heals more health than common food outside of combat, but Kirby is still defenseless while using it. It is possible to sleep on the world map, which can be done by exiting the stage while sleeping or tapping a Sleep ability bubble on the map. It's also possible to exit the stage while sleeping, thus falling asleep again on the world map, and subsequently regenerating health again. With this method, Kirby can regain almost 50% of his max HP.

In most games, Sleep Kirby appears at the game over screen (sometimes without the hat). If the player chooses to continue, Sleep Kirby will be woken up (a different method depending on the game), then Kirby will run off-screen (or towards the screen in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot) and the game continues from the beginning of the level. If the player chooses to quit, however, Sleep Kirby will inhale the hand that is interfering with his sleep and will continue sleeping. (However, in Kirby's Dream Land, the hand will charge up and punch away the sleeping Kirby, while in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, the hand puts Kirby on the moon or Planet Popstar, gives him a blanket, then leaves.)

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Doze Off None

Kirby falls asleep for about five seconds, leaving him completely defenseless. When he wakes up this power disappears.

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 Can affect other racers by colliding into them.
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Slowly regenerates health. This effect requires the Ability Scroll.
None None
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Early Wake
Shake Wii Remote/Mash Control Pad Makes Kirby's sleep bubble grow larger and larger and eventually pop, waking him up earlier than it would have taken otherwise. The bubble can also defeat weak enemies when it pops. None 24

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Sleep appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! in episode 16, Flower Power. King Dedede tricks Kirby into inhaling a Noddy and Kirby falls asleep. In the anime, Sleep Kirby is rather different than in the games, as it doesn't give Kirby a hat, and it was supposed to make Kirby sleep for 100 years, whereas it only lasts seconds in the games. He would only wake up if he smelt the scent of the legendary Pukey Flower.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

  • The pose Kirby has while sleeping is the same one he does when using this ability.
  • Jigglypuff's green costume in Super Smash Bros. Brawl has Kirby's Sleep hat.
  • Sleep Kirby also appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
  • One of Kirby's idle poses in Super Smash Bros. Brawl involves him falling asleep for a brief second, then waking himself up.

Flavor texts

GameFlavor text
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...Please... ...Let me sleep... ...A little more... ...Please...
Just take a little break and let Kirby sleep!
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I need my beauty rest.
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Just a li'l while longer... ...Please. Let me sleep...
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Just...five more...minutes. Please...just let me sleep. If you must...wake me... Just...shake me... Zzz...zzz...zzz...
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Just...three more minutes, Mom. I'm just so...yawwwwn...sleepy. If you gotta...wake me up... Just...mash the...+Control Pad. Zzzzzz... Zzzzzzz...
Sleep is definitely important, but it can be dangerous if you drop off in the wrong place! Luckily, you can wake up quickly by button mashing.

Related Quotes

Kirby after he copies the ability to sleep peacefully. Kirby takes on this form when he inhales Noddy or other such enemies. Kirby cannot move at all while sleeping, so extra care should be taken not to use this ability when enemies are near. Kirby, in his slumber, tends to drool, and in his panicked awakening, isn't it cute how he forgets to wipe off the drool?
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
You don't get to see sleeping heroes very often. They're so busy rescuing princesses or saving the world, they just don't have time for a little nap. Not so with Kirby! The moment he inhales the snooze-prone enemy Noddy, he pops on his sleeping cap and dozes right off. Ah, Kirby, what dreams might you be having today?
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


  • Sleep was technically the first ability to get a hat. The hat can be seen in the Kirby's Adventure intro from the first picture. It is Kirby's sleeping cap when he wakes up from his bad night's sleep.
  • Sleep is available in Grape Garden's Museum, although the ability is quite useless and indeed cannot even be taken out of the Museum.
  • Sleep is one of the very few Copy Abilities that can be obtained via inhaling in Milky Way Wishes. Although a copy pedestal for Sleep is seen in other sub-games, in Kirby Super Star and it's remake, it is not used as a Copy Essence Deluxe here.
  • In Kirby Air Ride, the Sleep ability is quite similar to the Dizzy Virus from Mario Kart Arcade GP.
  • Sleep Kirby is a picture drawn by Paint Roller in the Paint Panic sub-game in Kirby: Canvas Curse.
  • In Kirby Air Ride, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby's sleep hat appears purple with yellow polka dots instead of the traditional green and white polka dot hat.
  • In the "Staff Credits" cutscene in Kirby Super Star Ultra and the intro of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby's Sleep hat has yellow stars instead of white dots.
  • In the 25th Anniversary Poll that ran on the Official Kirby Website, Sleep was unveiled on November 7, 2017 to have been the third place winner.[1]



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