Amiibo Support in Kirby Planet Robobot

Kirby Planet Robobot was released for the Nintendo 3DS on June 10th, 2016. A group of robotic invaders – the Haltmann Works Company – has invaded Dream Land, and aims to overrun the place with high-tech machinery. As you might have guessed, Kirby notices this and sets off to murder slews of innocent Waddle Dees  destroy the mysterious foes.

In this game, amiibo will give Kirby a different copy ability depending on which figurine you tap. I’ve compiled a comprehensive guide that will tell you what effect each and every character has when you scan it in-game. Let’s get started!

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Kirby Series of Amiibo

First, if you don’t know already, there is a Kirby-themed line of amiibo, which was released alongside Kirby Planet Robobot. From left to right, the characters are: Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Waddle Dee. These amiibo offer exclusive rewards that no other figure can – no, not even the Smash versions of the Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight amiibo.

These are images from the Kirby Wiki that show off the three costumes offered by the Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee amiibo, respectively.

As shown above, tapping in a Kirby series amiibo will give you a costume based off of that character (except for the Kirby series Kirby amiibo, but more on that later). By scanning in the King Dedede amiibo, Kirby will don Dedede’s cap and hammer. Tap a Meta Knight amiibo, and Kirby will wear his mask and wield his awesome-looking sword. The Waddle Dee amiibo will grant Kirby a blue headband (in reference to the playable Waddle Dee from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land), as well as a cool blue-and-white parasol.

That might sound a bit underwhelming, but do not fear – the Kirby series Kirby amiibo has really cool functionality. Rather than granting you a costume and an ability already in the game, it gives you a special power you won’t find anywhere else – U.F.O. This is a powerful form that allows Kirby to pilot a flying saucer. In it, he can levitate infinitely and shoot laser beams!

Now, if you do a lot of amiibo training in Super Smash Bros. like I do, you might have a Smash series Kirby, King Dedede, or Meta Knight amiibo. The Smash series Kirby figures actually function a bit different than the Kirby series ones.

  • Smash Kirby does not grant U.F.O. at all. Instead, it will give Kirby the Smash Bros. ability, which changes his in-game moveset to that of his Smash counterpart!
  • Smash King Dedede will give Kirby the Hammer ability and change his color to yellow, but it won’t give him Dedede’s cap to wear. It’s essentially a watered-down version of what the Kirby series King Dedede amiibo does.
  • Smash Meta Knight is in the same boat as Dedede – it’ll give Kirby the Sword ability and change his color to a dark blue, but it won’t allow him to wear Meta Knight’s Mask.

I find it pretty neat that all of the Kirby amiibo to date function differently. I’m really a fan of the Kirby series Kirby amiibo’s functionality – U.F.O. is a really fun ability to use, and to be able to use it at your leisure is awesome. If there’s any one figure from the Kirby series to buy, it’s this one.

And yes, Kirby series amiibo do work in Super Smash Bros. (with the exception of Waddle Dee).

High Quality Photos of New Amiibo

Super Smash Bros. Series of Amiibo

Amiibo support in Kirby Planet Robobot isn’t limited to amiibo figures of Kirby characters. In fact, you can tap in any amiibo and you’ll get a copy ability based off the character! I’ve put together a whole list of what each amiibo’s in-game effects are, but before you read it, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

First, the abilities between characters are universal. It doesn’t matter what Mario amiibo you tap in, for example – it can be Gold Mario, Smash Mario, or a 30th Anniversary Pixel Mario – as long as the character represented by the figurine is Mario, you’re going to get the Fire ability. Does that make sense?

Second, some amiibo (mainly third-party characters) don’t have specific abilities assigned to them. Instead, they’ll just give Kirby a random power. I’m not 100% sure why this is, but it probably has something to do with copyright and all that stuff.

Alright, without further ado, here is the full list of abilities you can get from Super Smash Bros. series amiibo in Kirby Planet Robobot!

  • Mario: Fire
  • Luigi: Fire
  • Peach: Parasol
  • Bowser: Stone
  • Yoshi: Whip
  • Rosalina & Luma: Ice
  • Bowser Jr.: Bomb
  • Wario: Wheel
  • Mr. Game & Watch: Circus
  • Donkey Kong: Fighter
  • Diddy Kong: Bomb
  • Link: Sword
  • Zelda: Mirror
  • Sheik: Ninja
  • Ganondorf: Poison
  • Toon Link: Cutter
  • Samus: Bomb
  • Zero Suit Samus: Whip
  • Pit: Archer
  • Palutena: Mirror
  • Marth: Sword
  • Ike: Sword
  • Robin: Spark
  • Kirby: Smash Bros.
  • King Dedede: Hammer*
  • Meta Knight: Sword*
  • Little Mac: Fighter
  • Fox: Jet
  • Falco: Jet
  • Pikachu: Spark
  • Charizard: Fire
  • Lucario: Fighter
  • Jigglypuff: Mic
  • Greninja: Ninja
  • Duck Hunt: Archer
  • R.O.B.: Beam
  • Ness: ESP
  • Captain Falcon: Wheel
  • Villager: Leaf
  • Olimar: Leaf
  • Wii Fit Trainer: Doctor
  • Dr. Mario: Doctor
  • Dark Pit: Archer
  • Lucina: Sword
  • Shulk: ESP
  • Pac-Man: Random
  • Mega Man: Random
  • Sonic: Random
  • Mewtwo: ESP
  • Lucas: ESP
  • Roy: Sword
  • Ryu: Random
  • Mii Brawler: Fighter, Spark, or Sword**
  • Mii Gunner: Fighter, Spark, or Sword**
  • Mii Swordfighter: Fighter, Spark, or Sword**

* Indicates that the amiibo changes Kirby’s color in addition to giving him the specified ability.

** Indicates that upon scanning the amiibo, the ability given is randomly selected between the ones listed.

If you notice a character missing or an inaccuracy, please let me know – your help is much appreciated! You can email me at with any inquiries regarding this.

So yeah, that’s the list! It’s really amazing that they were able to make this game compatible with the 50+ amiibo currently released. But wait…we’re missing some characters, right? Yes, this game is even compatible with some non-Smash amiibo!

  • Toad: Leaf
  • All Splatoon amiibo: Poison
  • All Animal Crossing amiibo & Cards: Leaf
  • All Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo: Whip
  • Chibi-Robo: Spark
  • Shovel Knight: Random
  • Wolf Link: Random

I think we’ve covered every single amiibo there is! Now that we’ve gone over all of the amiibo functions in Kirby Planet Robobot, we’re done! Thanks very much for reading, and I’ll see you next time!

P.S.: If you want to check out some cool amiibo training guides, click here. To read up on other amiibo-compatible games, click here!


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