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Copy Ability
KRTDL Spear
Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Spear
In Games
KRtDL Logo
KTD logo
TypeWeaponry
AppearanceRed headband with gold frontal crest
PropertiesNone
Other PowersCuts ropes; usable underwater
Ability IconKTD Spear icon
Regular enemiesPierce, Lanzer
Mid-bossesNone
BossesNone
HelperNone
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's Flavor Text • Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Spear is a Copy Ability that was introduced in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

General Information

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.

It is also one of the few abilities that may be used in the water, along with Sword, Parasol, Hammer, UFO, Master, and Bell.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element Damage
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
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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

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
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Raise your spear and lead the charge! Bust out Spear Barrages and Moon Drops! Use it underwater! Spin it around and take flight!
KTD logo
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!

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