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For the similar ability in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, see Backdrop.

Copy Ability
Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork
Name (JP) スープレックス (Sūpurekkusu)
In Games
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Super Smash Bros. Series (grab/throw)
AppearanceA blue ribbon and slightly darker skin.
Other PowersPro wrestling skills.
Ability IconSuplexIconKSSU
Regular enemiesNone
Bugzzy (
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Phan Phan (
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This burns with fighting spirit! Grab foes and throw 'em! Learn all 8 throws to be a champ!
— Suplex's Flavor text • Kirby Super Star Ultra

Suplex is a Copy Ability of Kirby's that has appeared only in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra.

General Information

Suplex Kirby looks like Throw Kirby with darker skin, but attacks similarly to Backdrop Kirby.

Suplex is one of the hardest abilities to obtain, as it cannot be found by inhaling a common enemy, but only from certain mid-bosses. It is only obtained from Bugzzy, Jukid, or occasionally Phan Phan. Bugzzy is the helper of Suplex. The attacks feature Kirby dashing forward and grabbing any enemy he bumps into, and delivering a massive blow to it. Also, any objects in the way of any throw from the Suplex ability will instantly be destroyed or damaged. Kirby is invincible once a target is grabbed and will retain this state until the internal timer runs out, in which Kirby will automatically do the rising-break throw (B throw).

Almost all of Suplex's moves are grabs and can only be performed to an enemy, certain boss projectiles, stars, and a defeated mid-boss, but not to bosses. Pinpoint Kick is actually Suplex's only move that isn't a grab, making it moderately effective against bosses and mid-bosses while Kirby waits for a projectile to be thrown. Kirby's path when throwing anything becomes a hitbox against bosses, allowing the player to direct Kirby's attack.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Dash Grab B Kirby dashes forward and grabs any inhalable enemy/projectile/block. This then allows him to initiate one of six throws on the ground or three in the air. Kirby is invincible while lifting, but if the player waits too long without performing a throw, Body Slam will activate automatically. None 0
Turbo Dash Grab B while dashing Same as Dash Grab, but Kirby moves faster and travels farther. None 0
Torrent Lariat B after lifting Kirby holds the target in front of him, then uppercuts it while moving forward slightly. This sends the grabbed object in a backwards arc. None 70
Body Slam ↓ after lifting Kirby throws his victim onto the ground directly in front of him, bouncing them upwards. None 70
Pile Driver forward after lifting Kirby leaps forward and smashes the target into the ground. None 70
Jumping Body Slam (Rock Drop in Ultra) A/Y after lifting Kirby makes a huge jump, holding the target over his head. At the climax of the jump, Kirby flips so that the target is below him, then slams it into the ground. If whatever Kirby is holding collides with a wall or ceiling, it is destroyed and the throw ends. None 70
German Suplex (Big Suplex in Ultra) backwards after lifting Kirby flips backwards and smashes the grabbed object/foe against the ground, sending them backward. None 70
Back Breaker up after lifting Kirby makes a small hop in place, break the target over his shoulders then throwing the target far off to the side. None 70
Air Body Slam all but ↓ after lifting (Midair) Kirby throws the target upwards. None 70
Air Down Body Slam/Plunge Body Slam ↓ after lifting (Midair) Kirby throws the target into the ground, where it bounces at a higher angle. None 70
Quick Stamping (Fury Stomp in Ultra) B while lifting Kirby stomps on top of the target several times in quick succession. This is Suplex's only throw that can be performed on the ground and in the air. Kirby remains in the same location throughout the throw, ignoring gravity when used in the air. None 70
Pinpoint Kick ↓ + B (Midair) Kirby kicks straight downwards, bouncing off a foe after kicking it. It is the only attack in Suplex Kirby's arsenal that is not a grab. This move can be used to dent bosses and is usually used to stall until the boss throws out a projectile. None 16


  • Many of Suplex's moves, particularly the forward and backward throws and the Fury Stomp are used when Kirby throws an enemy in the Super Smash Bros. series. The only exception is his up throw, which seems to be based on Ninja's Throw.
  • Suplex's name and ability icons are derived from a pro-wrestling move that shares the name.
  • Suplex is the only ability that has more than one mid-boss giving it in the same game. It can be obtained from mid-bosses Phan Phan, Jukid, and Bugzzy. Bugzzy is the Helper for Suplex.



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