Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
|Appearance||Red headband with gold frontal crest|
|Other Powers||Cuts ropes; usable underwater|
|Regular enemies||Pierce, Lanzer|
|“||Attack with spear thrusts, throws, and spins!”|
|— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll|
The Spear ability grants Kirby use of a long spear. He can continuously jab at enemies in front of and behind him, and also throw an infinite amount of spears. By charging up the spear, Kirby can twirl it above him to fly for a short time.
Spear is highly similar to Sword in basic attacks, but it lacks those which give Kirby short-term invulnerability in exchange for increased range, a hover ability, and a few long-range throwing moves in place of the Sword Beam.
The Spear ability returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and has remained mostly unchanged; however, the Triple Throw was removed, and Kirby can now move when preparing to throw a spear instead.
|Spear Thrust||Button 1||Kirby thrusts the spear forward; this has slightly longer range than Sword's basic attack.||None||18|
|Back Thrust||Thrust, then face opposite + Button 1||Kirby thrusts the spear the other way, which has the same effect as Spear Thrust.||None||18|
|Skyward Thrust||↑ + Button 1||Kirby thrusts the spear upwards; this has the same range as Spear Thrust.||None||18 (1st hit far), 12 (1st hit near), 15 (2nd hit (near only))|
|Moon Drop||(midair) ↓ + button 1||Kirby flashes the spear and twirls it downwards towards the ground.||None||20 (1st hit), 17 (2nd hit)|
|Spear Throw||Dash + Button 1||Kirby throws one spear in a short distance.||None||24|
|Spear Barrage||Dash, then while midair press Button 1 repeatedly||Kirby throws two spears in succession, each having varying distances.||None||24 per spear|
|Triple Throw||Dash + Hold Button 1||Kirby throws three spears at once in a spread.||None||30|
|Multispear Attack||Button 1 repeatedly||Kirby unleashes a flurry of forward jabs with the spear before finishing with a powerful thrust. Similar to Sword's Multisword Slash. Comboed from Spear Thrust.||None||8 (1st hit not comboed), 7 (1st hit comboed, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hits), 28 (6th hit near), 32 (6th hit far)|
|Spear Copter||Hold Button 1, then release||Kirby twirls the spear above his head and hovers like a helicopter. Anything touching the spinning spear takes damage. The hover ends after six seconds, and Kirby slows the twirling and lands.||None||7 (1st hit), 6 (repeat hits)|
|Underwater Thrust||(underwater) Button 1||Same as Thrust, but executed underwater.||None|
|Surface Thrust||(underwater) ↑ + Button 1||Same as Skyward Thrust, but executed underwater.||None|
|Underwater Downward Thrust||(underwater) ↓ + button 1||Same as Moon Drop, but executed underwater.||None|
|Raise your spear and lead the charge! Bust out Spear Barrages and Moon Drops! Use it underwater! Spin it around and take flight!|
|The spear is a true warrior's weapon. Multispear Attack! Spear Throw! Moon Drop! The spear ability puts all these moves and more at your disposal. You can even use the spear underwater!|
- Spear is one of a few abilities to have more than one move underwater. The others are Parasol, UFO, and Sword (on the ground in Kirby: Squeak Squad).
- Bandana Waddle Dee's move set is identical to Spear's in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.