The Water Gun move may only be used by members of the Kirby species. It may only be performed underwater; if Kirby is using a Copy Ability that cannot used underwater, he will perform the Water Gun move instead. The move is a short-range blast of water that may be aimed in one of four directions; up, down, left or right. Depending on the game, the move will either be a one-shot blast or will be an indefinite stream of water. The move may not be performed in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards due to Kirby's ability to inhale underwater in that game; the move also cannot be performed in spinoff titles such as Kirby: Canvas Curse and Kirby's Epic Yarn. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot, the move can be preformed while floating on top of water in a life preserver.