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Look cool, be invincible, and slide down slopes! You can turn into various things and pound down pegs. You can even do some curling with water or ice or float above your friends and then drop on them! Who knows what sort of stone sculptures you'll see?
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies

Stone is one of Kirby's Copy Abilities, debuting in Kirby's Adventure.

General Information

Stone is almost entirely a defensive ability—unless Kirby happens to use it above a foe's head. However, in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Stone gets a move called Stone Uppercut, which gives another way to use the power for offense. Stone is an easy way to beat bosses with minimal damage by simply dropping over the boss's head and staying in stone form until the boss moves away. It can also avoid devastating full-screen attacks, like Marx's black hole, however, it cannot avoid some of these devastating attacks in the more recent games. The hat looks somewhat like a samurai helmet with a red plume on the top and a guard on the back, with a star on the forehead piece.

The Stone hat originally had the same design as the Ninja hat with different colors, but Kirby wears a different one as of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It has a rocky appearance similar to Ice's. A similar brown hat was also intended for the unreleased Kirby GCN.

Stone is a Mode for Robobot Armor in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Move Set

Attacks

Move Controls Description Notes Element
Stone Change B/1/tap with stylus Kirby turns into a stone or other heavy object. He becomes invincible and, if in the air, falls with great speed. He deals damage whenever he passively moves in stone form.
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This attack was previously known in Kirby Super Star as Stone Smash.
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Kirby can roll down slopes.
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Kirby can walk around but not jump.
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Change Back B/1/tap with stylus in stone form Kirby bursts out of stone form with a small explosion. N/A None
Turbo Stone Dash + 1/B Kirby transforms into stone form while dashing, spinning around for a while before stopping.
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This attack debuted in Kirby Super Star, and has been present in all Kirby platformers since Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Earth
Heavy Smash Down + 1/B (Midair) Kirby spins around in midair, then smashes on the ground, creating a shockwave. The statue that Kirby turns into is bigger than Stone Change.
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This attack debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and has been in every Kirby platformer since.
Earth
Stone Uppercut Up + 1/B Kirby forms a stone fist and attacks diagonally upwards.
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This attack debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and has been in every Kirby platformer since.
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Mighty Uppercut Up + Hold B Kirby charges up Stone Uppercut before attacking.
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This attack debuted in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
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Spin
Dash while transformed Kirby spins a little in his stone form. This move debuted in Kirby Triple Deluxe. None

Damage Values

Move Damage 19960321
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Damage 20111024
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Damage[1] 20161006
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Stone Smash 50 40 40
Change Back N/A 20 20
Turbo Stone 32 32 40 (1st hit), 2 (subsequent hits)
Heavy Smash N/A 50 (falling hit only)
4 (1st spinning hit/unlinked 1st shockwave hit), 3 (repeat spinning hits/unlinked 2nd shockwave hit/linked shockwave hit comboed)
43 (linked falling hit)
50 (falling hit only)
2 (spinning hits), 35 (falling hit), 28 (dust)
Stone Uppercut N/A 20 24, 16 (late)
Mighty Uppercut N/A N/A 36

Animal Friends

Move Controls Description Element
Rick B Rick becomes a giant boulder. His partner will then stand on top and roll him around. Rick is invincible, but Kirby is not. Earth KDL3 Stone Rick sprite KDL2 Stone Rick sprite
KDL2 Stone Rick sprite 2
Coo B Kirby becomes a stone in Coo's talons and the duo smash all beneath them. The duo can also fly upwards while doing so. Earth KDL3 Stone Coo sprite KDL2 Stone Coo sprite
KDL2 Stone Coo sprite 2
Kine B Kine is ultimately the same as Kirby's lone Stone ability. Earth KDL3 Stone Kine sprite 2 KDL2 Stone Kine sprite
KDL2 Stone Kine sprite 2
Nago B Nago slams a Stone Kirby into the ground, pulverizing anything in the duo's path. Earth KDL3 Stone Nago sprite
ChuChu B ChuChu swings her stone partner around and smacks nearby enemies. She can move while doing this, albeit slowly. Earth KDL3 Stone ChuChu sprite
Pitch B Pitch becomes a rock while Kirby leaps into the sky and slams him down. Earth KDL3 Stone Pitch sprite

Robobot Armor Mode

Move Controls Description Element
Rock Crusher Release B The Robobot Armor punches powerfully forward. None
Rock Rusher B repeatedly The Robobot Armor unleashes a five-punch combo attack consisting of two punches forward, two uppercuts and one final smash down. None
Earth Shaker ↓ + B Kirby puts the armor's fists together and smashes downward. Earth
Rock Blocker Press and hold B The Robobot Armor's fists are held up in a defensive position. None

Friend Abilities

Friend Ability Mix Description Element
Ice Curling Ice After using Stone Change, Kirby/Chilly can use their ice attacks to make it a curling stone that freezes opponents in the way. Ice
Splash Curling Water

Cleaning

After using Stone Change, Kirby/Driblee/Broom Hatter can use their water attacks to make it a curling stone that does water damage to opponents in the way. Water
Clean Curling Wing

Cleaning

After using Stone Change, Kirby/Birdon/Broom Hatter can use their wind attacks to make it a curling stone that does wind damage to opponents in the way. Wind
Rock Painter Artist When Kirby/Rocky uses Stone Change, Kirby/Vividria/Adeleine and Ribbon can paint the stone with various colors by using Brush Slash or Brush Splash, which will transform it into a giant painted Kirby statue that will rise on air and drop, and also slide on slopes. None
Geokinesis ESP When Kirby/Rocky uses Stone Change, Kirby/NESP can take move the stone and drop it where they want. Electric stakes can be activated using this move. Electric

In the Super Smash Bros. series

SmashStone

Kirby's Stone ability in Super Smash Bros. Melee

In the Super Smash Bros series, Stone is Kirby's down special attack. He can only turn into his distinct rock form in Super Smash Bros., but in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the ability acts more like its Kirby Super Star variant, turning Kirby into a variety of heavy objects. These include his normal Stone form, a 100t Weight, a garbage block from Panel de Pon (in the floral style associated with the character Lip), a spiked ball, and a Thwomp from the Super Mario series. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kirby can take on the new form of a Sheikah treasure chest from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Kirby can change his stone using custom moves. He can now also use Grounding Stone or Meteor Stone. Grounding Stone allows Kirby to bury opponents that he lands on, but it takes longer for him to transform. Meteor Stone gives a meteor effect to opponents hit by the attack, but it takes longer to transform out of.

Like in Kirby's own games, he's still invulnerable to attacks (except grapples and throws) regardless of what he turns into. The ability can be used to attack foes from above, which is the most frequently used form of this attack. The Stone also slides down slopes, so care needs to be taken when using the move near slopes. Also in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the attack can be broken, as anything damaging enough to do at least 30% damage, despite inflicting no damage, can force him out of stone form with full knockback.

Kirby's Dream Course

With the ability to instantly halt Kirby's movement on the ground or in the air, Stone is an extremely useful Copy Ability in Kirby's Dream Course. If the player activates it with good timing, it can be used to set up an ideal shot from any spot, rescue Kirby from rolling off the course or into a hazard, or even to drop straight down into a hole from above (which makes a unique "clunk" sound). However, it is typically not kept for long, since defeating an enemy with a different Copy Ability will always immediately replace it. Unlike with Needle, Kirby will not hang onto inclines in Stone form; rather, he will slowly slide down them without any sideways movement. A few holes are designed around this behavior.

Cameos

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Cameo Origin Games Image
8-Bit Kirby
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KRtDL S1
8-Bit Kirby (Star Rod)
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B15
Adeleine & Ribbon
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KSA Adeleine & Ribbon Stone Transformation
Brick Block Super Mario Bros. / New Super Mario Bros.
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KirbyStarAlliesLogo
KSA S2
ChuChu
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S8
Coo
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KSSU S3
Dark Meta Knight
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KirbyStarAlliesLogo
KSA Dark Meta Knight Stone Transformation
Daroach
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KSA Daroach Stone Transformation
Dragoon
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KRtDL S4
Drawcia & Dark Nebula
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KSQSQ logo
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B14
Dream Hatcher HAL Laboratory
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KTD logo
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KirbyStarAlliesLogo
KSA S15
Four Kirbys
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B11
Friend Circle
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KSA S3
Gooey
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KirbyStarAlliesLogo
Gooey KSA Stone Transformation
Gryll & Brobo
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KBB logo
KirbyStarAlliesLogo
KSA S11
Kine
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KSSU S2
King Dedede (Dedede's Drum Dash)
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KSA S4
King Dedede & Masked Dedede
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S10
King Dedede, Meta Knight, & Bandana Waddle Dee
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DDD, MK, and BWD Stone Transformation KPR
Kirby
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KSA S1
Kirby 25th Anniversary logo
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KSA S14
Lor Starcutter
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S12
Magolor (Gem Apples)
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
KirbyStarAlliesLogo
KSA S8
Mario Super Mario Bros.
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KSSU logo
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S15
Marx
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KRtDL S6
Marx (split)
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KirbyStarAlliesLogo
Split Marx KSA Stone Transformation
Marx & Magolor
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KTD logo
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S11
Meta Knight & Captain Vul
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KirbyStarAlliesLogo
KSA S13
Meta Knight & Galacta Knight
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KRtDL S2
Mount Fuji Real World
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S5
Mount Fuji & Qbby Real World, BOXBOY!
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KSA S5
Rick
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KSSU S1
Rick, Kine, & Coo
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S7
Rick, Kine, & Coo (round)
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Rick & Kine & Coo KSA Stone Transformation
Robobot Armor
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KSA S7
Samus Aran Metroid II: Return of Samus
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KSSU S5
Sectonia & Taranza
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S14
Sectonia & Taranza (original form)
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KSA S10
Star Block
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KSA S16
Star Rod, Triple Star, & Magical Paintbrush
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KRtDL S3
Susie & Ribbon
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KSA S12
Thudd
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KSSU S4
Tom Nook Animal Crossing
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S16
Treasure Chest containing Dark Nebula
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KSA S9
Ultra Sword Kirby
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B10
Ultra Sword Kirby (Bluefin Tuna)
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Wham Bam Rock
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KRtDL S5

Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

HnK Stone

Stone Kirby in the anime

StoneKirbyAnime

Kirby in his alternative Stone form

In the anime, Kirby keeps the traditional Stone hat from Kirby Super Star, but his skin turns stone-gray instead of brown. Surprisingly, the ability works more like the one from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, specifically the Double Stone mix, allowing Kirby to turn into a giant, pink stone statue of himself which can walk and jump, albeit very slowly.

Stone Kirby relies on his sheer bulk to crush enemies. In the transformation sequence, Kirby's skin changes to gray. A flash of light forms his hat and he puts it on.

Transformation Sequence

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
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Kirby's body turns into a solid rock! In this form, he cannot be hurt by enemy attacks!
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Transform Kirby into various stone figures and smash the enemies.
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No one can hurt me! Look out below!
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Turn into an invincible stone block and crush your foes. Roll down slopes to pulverize everyone you hit!
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Get petrified! Roll invincibly!
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Pound! Pound! CRUSH! Change into many heavy forms. When on a slope, you'll sliiiiide.
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Crush things to bits! Transform into who knows what! Uppercut with a fist of rock! Slide down slopes and make rapid progress!
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Kirby rocks with the Stone ability! Slide down slopes and squash your enemies in seconds flat! With so many possible transformations, who knows what he'll turn into next!
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Look cool, be invincible, and slide down slopes! You can turn into various things and pound down pegs. You can even do some curling with water or ice or float above your friends and then drop on them! Who knows what sort of stone sculptures you'll see?

Related Quotes

Release your rage with rocky punches! Earth-shaking Rock Crusher!
— In-game description for the Stone Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Turn into a stone and become invincible!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll
The Stone ability can access Friend Abilities from a friend's ice or water effects.
— Friend Abilities for Stone: • Kirby Star Allies loading screen

In Other Languages

The Stone ability's name is largely consistent throughout all other languages, with only the French name having a different meaning. Its Japanese name is ストーン (Sutōn), meaning Stone. Its German name, Stein, also means Stone, and so does its Spanish name, Piedra. However, instead of meaning Stone, the French name, Rocher, means Rock. The Italian name, Pietra, means Stone, and the Chinese name, 石块 (Shí kuài), also means Stone.

Trivia

  • In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, this ability still turned Kirby brown, even in multiplayer. This was removed in later games to prevent confusion, eliminating Kirby's color-changing feature.
  • Oddly, in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the icon was a Waddle Dee sitting on Transformed Stone Kirby. In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, it was Stone Kirby landing on a Waddle Dee. It was probably changed because the function of the ability went from a plain block to the round stone of most games.
    • This also makes it the only ability in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land to get a different icon in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
  • In the credits of Revenge of the King and the original Kirby Super Star’s Milky Way Wishes credits, the Mario statue is seen just before the credits finish. A real, 'flesh' Mario is seen at the end of Kirby Super Star's credits, however.
  • In Kirby Super Star Ultra, if Kirby happens to morph into his Macho Statue form and he's on a slope, the statue will appear to actually be posing. When sliding, this form automatically changes to include different poses (two in Kirby Super Star) depending on how steep the hill is.
  • Until Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Stone Kirby's hat was the same as Ninja Kirby's hat, just a different color. This was likely intended to evoke many other pop-cultural depictions of ninja that are able to instantly substitute themselves with common objects, such as rocks or logs, to conceal themselves and avoid attacks. (An example of this trope from a Nintendo game is Greninja's Substitute special attack in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U). The ability's appearance may have been changed out of concern that this connection was confusing or unclear to non-Japanese audiences, and/or to give the Stone ability a thematically wider variety of attacks.
  • The Thwomp that Kirby can transform into in Super Smash Bros. Melee is based on Thwomp's design from Super Mario 64. The Stone's design was not updated for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, despite the fact that Thwomp's design had drastically changed several years before the game's release. The Stone's design was later updated in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U to reflect Thwomp's appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U.
    • In the original Super Smash Bros., Kirby's only Stone transformation reflected Kirby's Stone transformation in Kirby's Adventure where he turned brown. In the rest of the Super Smash Bros. installments, Kirby retains this form, only he turns pink instead of brown.
  • Stone is one of four abilities that has a voluntary form that makes the player invulnerable from nearly all damage; the other three are Leaf, with its guard, Archer, with its crouch, and Smash Bros. with its guard and Stone ability.
  • In the 2.0.0 and 3.0.0 updates for Kirby Star Allies, Stone was given six new transformations based on the first two waves of downloadable Dream Friends.

Artwork

Gallery

Sprites

Other Ability Icons

References

  1. Kirby: PR Ability Damage List