Spear is a Copy Ability that was introduced in .
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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
and has remained mostly unchanged; however, the Triple Throw was removed, and Kirby can now move when preparing to throw a spear instead.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Although Spear doesn't return as a
Copy Ability in , Kirby Star Allies Bandana Waddle Dee, who can be summoned as a Dream Friend, uses the Spear ability exclusively.
It is also one of the few abilities that may be used in the water, along with
Sword, Parasol, Hammer, UFO, Master, and Bell.
Kirby thrusts the spear forward; this has slightly longer range than Sword's basic attack.
Thrust, then face opposite + Button 1/B
Kirby thrusts the spear the other way, which has the same effect as Spear Thrust.
↑ + Button 1/B
Kirby thrusts the spear upwards; this has the same range as Spear Thrust.
18 (1st hit far), 12 (1st hit near), 15 (2nd hit (near only))
(midair) ↓ + button 1/B
Kirby flashes the spear and twirls it downwards towards the ground.
20 (1st hit), 17 (2nd hit)
Dash + Button 1/B
Kirby throws one spear in a short distance.
Dash, then while midair press Button 1/B repeatedly
Kirby throws two spears in succession, each having varying distances.
24 per spear
Dash + Hold Button 1
Kirby throws three spears at once in a spread.
Button 1/B repeatedly
Kirby unleashes a flurry of forward jabs with the spear before finishing with a powerful thrust, the Pinpoint Thrust. Similar to Sword's Multisword Slash. Comboed from Spear Thrust.
8 (1st hit not comboed), 7 (1st hit comboed, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hits), 28 (6th hit near), 32 (6th hit far)
Hold Button 1/B, 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.
7 (1st hit), 6 (repeat hits)
(underwater) Button 1
Same as Thrust, but executed underwater.
(underwater) ↑ + Button 1
Same as Skyward Thrust, but executed underwater.
Underwater Downward Thrust
(underwater) ↓ + button 1
Same as Moon Drop, but executed underwater.
Kirby thrusts his spear forward
B + B
Kirby rapidly jabs with his spear.
B + B + B
Kirby finishes his rapid jabbing with a final thrust.
B during jump
Kirby spins his spear below him. Similar to Spear Copter, but is used for attacking opponents from above.
Kirby charges up his spear, and then performs a powerful lunging thrust forward.
Kirby throws his spear forward.
Kirby Battle Royale Ice and Spear showcase
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Game Flavor text
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!
Thrust it! Throw it! Twist it! This ability is imbued with the spirits of the old masters.
That spear... Did you join the Waddle Dee army or something?! Spears are great for both thrusting and throwing? Get the point?! ” — • Knuckle Joe Kirby Battle Royale
In Other Languages
The meaning of the name of the Spear ability is very consistent throughout other languages. Its Japanese name is
スピア ( Supia), meaning Spear. Similarly, its German name, Speer, Spanish name, Lanza, French name, Lance, and Italian name, Lancia, all mean Spear.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Kirby 25th Anniversary artwork
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