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Kirby (character)

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Kirby series character
First appearanceKirby's Dream Land (1992)
Last appearanceKirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Created byMasahiro Sakurai
Designed byMasahiro Sakurai
Shigeru Miyamoto
Satoru Iwata
Voiced byMayumi Tanaka (1993)
Taeko Kawata (1994)
Makiko Ohmoto (1999–2019-present)

For the game series see, Kirby (series)

Kirby is a fictional character in a series of video games published by Nintendo. He copies abilities from each enemies. He appeared in the eponymous video games, including Kirby's Adventure, Super Smash Bros., Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby: Squeak Squad and Kirby: Canvas Curse.


Kirby (originally named Popopo) has been the main character of some of games made by HAL Laboratory (or HALKEN, as it was called in the 90's). He appeared in over twenty games since 1992 and in the anime television series. The series has sold over 33 million copies worldwide. The original games of the series are platformers. They typically begin with an evil villain threatening his home of Dream Land (Pupupuland プププランド) on the planet Pop Star, usually the greedy King Dedede and Dark Matter.

Kirby can walk, run, jump, float and inhale and spit out or swallow enemies. After Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby can copy abilities from enemies he swallowed, such as Fire, Sword, Fighter and Cutter. Kirby can swim underwater. The character is named after lawyer John Kirby.[1]


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