06 Kirby

First appearance :
Kirby's Dream Land (1992 - GameBoy)

Kirby is the novice’s character archetype, designed for beginners to help them getting in the game. However, this doesn’t mean that you can underestimate Kirby. Even if all his stats are pretty weak, the fighters hides some unexpected qualities that can surprise you as well !

Caracteristics

 

Strengths

  • Really good on the ground
  • 5 jumps to edgeguard
  • Small size
 

Weaknesses

  • Weak in the air
  • Non-disjointed aerials
  • Annoying platforms

Matchups

Favourable

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Moves with tall hitboxes

Unfavourable

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Strong in the air
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Good projectiles
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Nemesis  

Stages

Favourable

  • Useless platforms because you can't juggle
  • Can kill early with the Up Throw

Unfavourable

  • Aerials bothered by the platforms
 

Skills

Pro Tips

Features

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Kirby owns an ability that can steal one move, the neutral B. When your enemy gets swallowed, you have to orientate your stick downwards to copy enemy's neutral B. Then, this can give to Kirby real projectiles and offers you the opportunity to buff Kirby's moves with, by instance, Shulk's Monado. Besides, if you don't want your stolen ability anymore, you can get rid of it by using a taunt. Actually, it can also be useful not to copy an enemy's ability because Kirby's Neutral B alone can pass through shields !

Best moves

  • UP TILT

    One of Kirby's disjointed moves, the other one being the Up smash. The Up tilt is a very good option against aerial assaults and it can start easy combos at low %.

  • DOWN TILT

    It allows you to poke any opponent right next to Kirby. This move is fast, has a decent range and it gives you 1 chance out of 3 to make your opponent trip.

  • NEUTRAL AIR

    It allows to get out of a disadvantage phase thanks to the multiple opportunities given by the 5 jumps to time your attack and to place it well. It also leads to kill confirms and the move can also kill by itself.

  • FORWARD AIR

    It is best Kirby's move. It allows you to approach with a short hop in purpose to start combos, to eject or to pass through an enemy's shield. Notice that you can perform from 1 to 3 attacks while falling which can surprise your enemy.

  • Contextual Options

    Quick Moves

    Safe on Shield

    OOS Options

    Jab

    Down Tilt

    Up Tilt

    Neutral Air

    Up Air

    Back Air

    Back Air

    Up Air

    Neutral Air

     

    Before leaving

    Last tips

    Kirby's Dream Nair

    When you are in a neutral phase, take care not to overuse the Down air. Even if this move looks interesting, being a multi-hit that leads to several combos, the Down air is actually one of Kirby's worst moves and one of the slowest aerials in the game. You are not safe when you use it on a shield, and it may often lead to a violent punish. Better choose the Neutral air to attack instead.

    Kirby Planet Robobottom

    Kirby is a grounded character, his ground kit being Kirby's best options. The fact that he owns 5 jumps doesn't necessarily mean that this character must always go as high as possible. If you go in the air, it must mostly be to bait your opponent as he follows you in the air in order to immediately fastfall right after you jump and to punish him with an up tilt/smash.

    First you draw a shield

    Even if Kirby owns Safe Out of Shield moves, some options are more interesting than others. Thus, the Neutral B can help you to create an opening or you can otherwise perform a tomahawk to violently fall on your enemy and then grab him. This will allow you to win the trade and to condition your opponent to use his shield less or to choose risky options, helping you creating even more openings !

    In a nutshell

    Kirby is a fighter that offers a great freedom in his movement and his jumps which helps him to better analyze the situations and to come back ! Kirby is also an enjoying character to play with for everyone because he offers a great game comfort thanks to his many jumps and the lack of complex mechanics. In a nutshell, an easy character to play with, but who can be in fact fearsome especially if your opponent is not careful enough !

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