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This article is about Kirby's appearance in Super Smash Flash. For the character in other contexts, see Kirby.
Kirby
in Super Smash Flash
SSF Kirby
Universe Kirby
Switches place with Meta Knight
Availability Starter
Tier B (16)

Kirby is a playable veteran starter character in Super Smash Flash coming from the Kirby series. As explained by game's creator, Gregory McLeod, he was unable to properly code Kirby's characteristic ability to swallow and copy his opponents' attacks, he instead opted to add the ability to switch places with Meta Knight using his standard attacks. His moveset comprises mostly kicks. He uses his Kirby Super Star sprite sheet.

Kirby is ranked 16th on the tier list, solidly in the middle. Kirby has one of the best recoveries in game, with 5 midair jumps and a solid air speed. Kirby becomes intangible when switching places with Meta Knight. He has decent instant kill options, including his up attack, down attack, and down air.

Despite this, Kirby lacks range and projectiles, giving him difficulties fighting opponents who specialize in long range combat. Kirby is also overall obsoleted by Meta Knight, as Meta Knight has better mobility, better kill moves, more range, and a momentum cancel move.

Moveset

Attack Description Image
Standard attack Kirby switches places with Meta Knight. This move can be used to evade attacks as Kirby and Meta Knight become intangible when they are swapping until one of them actually reaches the floor. It is possible to cancel the switch by performing a different move as Kirby or Meta Knight are moving out. SSF Kirby - Meta Knight standard attack
Side attack Kirby engulfs himself whole in a fireball and lunges forward with great speed, damaging anyone that comes in contact with him. Holding the attack button causes Kirby to deliver an arched high kick. This attack offers momentum cancel, aiding in Kirby's survivability when launched off the stage, and it also aids in Kirby's horizontal recovery without him having to waste any of his additional jumps. Based on the Burning copy ability. SSF Kirby side attack
Up attack Kirby performs an arched high kick similar to his continued side attack; holding down the button causes Kirby to rapidly stomp the floor with both feet in quick succession. SSF Kirby up attack
Down attack Kirby slides across the ground while sticking out one of his feet, kicking any opponents that come in contact with him. It is possible to hold down the attack. SSF Kirby down attack
Down aerial Kirby rapidly kicks in the air with both feet in quick succession similarly to his continued up attack. For some reason, holding the attack button causes Kirby to enter a flinch-like state in which he will be unable to perform any action aside from jumping; also, this state deals no damage. SSF Kirby down aerial

Trivia

  • Kirby's rapid kick attack for his up and down aerial attacks resembles the Fury Stomp and the Pit Point Kick respectively from his Suplex ability in Kirby Super Star.
    • It should be noted that the frames used for that attack are actually the sprites of Kirby standing on a slope.

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