Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Super Smash Bros. Series (special move)
|In the anime||#J02/#E02 - #J08/#E08 - #J47/#E42 - #J80/#E80|
|Appearance||Old: Wears a samurai helmet similar to Ninja's but of different color. In Super Star, Kirby gains brown skin with orange feet; in the anime, stone-grey skin with dark crimson feet.|
New: Hat is similar to Ice's but has rocks instead of crystals, a horn on each side held by blue rings, and five decorative blocks on the front.
|Other Powers||Pounds Stakes, destroys Metal Blocks, rolls down hills, becomes invincible|
|Regular enemies||Rocky, Gansan, Cairn, Pompey, Hack, Transformer, Golem, Bukiset, Giant Rocky|
|Mid-bosses||Blocky, Moundo, Master Hand's stars from ground pound|
|Bosses||Master Hand's stars from ground pound, Crazy Hand's stars from ground pound|
|“||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!”|
|— Stone's Flavor Text • Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
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. 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.
|Move||Controls||Description||Element||Damage 19960321||Damage 20111024|
|Stone Smash||B/1/tap with stylus||Kirby becomes invincible and, if in the air, falls with great speed. He deals damage whenever he passively moves.|
He can turn into a: Stone, solid gold Mario statue, solid gold Samus statue, Thudd, blue volcano, fist, gold carving of HAL's logo, Gordo, Marx in his first form, garbage block, statue of Kirby walking, statue of a muscular man, Dragoon, gold statue of the Star Rod, Triple Star, and the Magical Paintbrush, bricks from the Mario series, statue of Coo, Rick, Kine (as well as the three animal friends together), 8-ton weight, Thwomp, a golden statue of 8-bit Kirby, a pink, rectangle block with a happy face, golden statue of Meta Knight and Galacta Knight, and a spiked ball.
|Change Back||B/1/tap with stylus in stone form||Kirby bursts out of stone form with a small explosion.||None||N/A||20|
|Turbo Stone||Dash + Button 1||Kirby spins around in stone form for a while before stopping.||Earth||32||32|
|Heavy Smash||Down + Button 1 (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.||Earth||N/A||4 (1st spinning hit/1st shockwave hit not comboed), 3 (repeat spinning hits/2nd shockwave hit not comboed/shockwave hit comboed), 50 (falling hit not comboed), 43 (falling hit comboed)|
|Stone Uppercut||Up + 1||Kirby forms a stone fist and attacks diagonally upwards.||Earth||N/A||20|
|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|
|Coo||B||Kirby becomes a stone in Coo's talons and the duo smash all beneath them. You can fly upwards.||Earth|
|Kine||B||Kine is ultimately the same as Kirby's lone stone ability.||Earth|
|Nago||B||Nago slams a Rock Kirby into the ground, pulverizing anything in the duo's path.||Earth|
|ChuChu||B||ChuChu swings her stone partner around and smacks nearby enemies. She can move while doing this, albeit slowly.||Earth|
|Pitch||B||Pitch becomes a rock while Kirby leaps into the sky and slams him down.||Earth|
Super Smash Bros. Series
In the Super Smash Bros series, Stone Ability is Kirby's Down Special attack. He can only turn into his distinct rock form in Super Smash Bros., but in Melee and Brawl the ability acts more like its Super Star variant, turning Kirby into a variety of things such as; 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 Mario Series as well as the regular Stone Kirby.
Like in Kirby's own games, he's still invulnerable to attacks (except grapples and throws) regardless of what he turns into and only hurts other fighters if used over their heads. The ability can be also 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 Brawl, the attack can be broken, as anything damaging that can do up to or over 30% damage can despite inflicting no damage, can force him out of stone form with full knockback.
Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
In the anime, Kirby keeps the traditional Stone hat from Super Star, but his skin turns stone-gray instead of brown. Surprisingly, the ability works more like one from Kirby 64, 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.
|Kirby's body turns into a solid rock! In this form, he cannot be hurt by enemy attacks!|
|Transform Kirby into various stone figures and smash the enemies.|
|No one can hurt me! Look out below!|
|Turn into an invincible stone block and crush your foes. Roll down slopes to pulverize everyone you hit!|
|Get petrified! Roll invincibly!|
|Pound! Pound! CRUSH! Change into many heavy forms. When on a slope, you'll sliiiiide.|
|Crush things to bits! Transform into who knows what! Uppercut with a fist of rock! Slide down slopes and make rapid progress!|
|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!|
- The volcano that Kirby transforms into is actually Mt. Fuji, a famous Japanese mountain.
- 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 rare occasions of Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby can turn into a golden statue of Mario or Samus, or even into a golden block with the HAL Laboratory logo on it.
- 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.
- 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.
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Kirby's down B move is the stone transform. Some of the original sprites make a reappearance in this form.
- This was the first ability known to be officially redesigned for its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
- Until Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Stone Kirby's hat was the same as Ninja Kirby's hat, just a different color.
- Since Stone's return in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, different forms have been added, many of which reference the Kirby series:
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, new stone forms are introduced. These include the Dragoon; Marx on his ball; a Star Block; a carved image of Wham Bam Rock in his Kirby Super Star Ultra design; a golden 8-bit Kirby from Kirby's Adventure; a gold statue of Meta Knight and Galacta Knight; a gold statue of the Star Rod, Magical Paintbrush, and the Triple Star; and one statue of Rick, Coo, and Kine as opposed to individual statues of the three.
- In the New Challenge Stages of Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, most of the stone forms return to Smash's moveset, with a few new transformations - there is now a golden 8-bit King Dedede swinging his hammer (once again from Kirby's Adventure), the 8-bit Kirby now has a "20th" mark above him, there is a gold HAL block, and there is a golden Magolor.
- In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, more stone forms are added. These include a statue of Bandana Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, and King Dedede; a dark steel statue of Ultra Sword Kirby brandishing his weapon; a pearl statue of four Kirbys from Kirby Mass Attack; a silver statue of the Lor Starcutter; a gold statue of Drawcia and Dark Nebula; a gold statue of Marx and Magolor; a gold 8-bit statue of Kirby (Kirby's Adventure) holding the Star Rod; and the golden HAL "Egg Statue."
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land marked the first time completely turning into stone wasn't Stone Kirby's only attack; he could use a move called Stone Uppercut.
- In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the player can turn the stone form a full 360 degrees.