Artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Ice Kirby is one of Kirby's copy ability forms, introduced in Kirby's Adventure. It is obtained from snow and ice based foes such as Pengi and Mr. Frosty. It let's Kirby use frost breath to freeze his enemies into ice blocks that can then be kicked at other enemies. In many newer games, he can also create a short ranged icy aura around himself that freezes any enemies that come too close. The helper for Ice ability is Chilly.


As Ice Kirby, Kirby wears a crown made of ice crystals, with a gold or purple circlet depending on the game. In the center of the circlet is a blue gemstone that can be either circular or have a six pointed, snowflake, shape.

In some games, his skin turns pale blue, while his feet and blush marks turn purple.


Ice Kirby can breathe freezing air that immobilizes enemies in ice. Starting with Kirby Super Star, Kirby also gains the ability to create freezing blizzards around himself. Frozen enemies can then be kicked sending them sliding along the ground into other enemies. When Ice Kirby dashes, he can skate along the ground by creating a thin layer of ice at his feet. In some games, Ice Kirby is able to freeze the surface of water and lava letting him walk on top of it.

Enemies that give Ice

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. series

Ice Kirby appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. Additionally, this ability's ice breath is one of Kirby's custom abilities which he has the option of replacing his Inhale with. Kirby's blue alternate costume is a reference to Ice Kirby's appearance in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star (sans ability hat).

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The perfect ability to copy in the summer- Kirby gains freezing breath when he copies the Ice ability, Enemies frozen by his arctic blasts can be launched at other foes too. Perfect for a tough fight or when you need some ice for your iced coffee. Kirby isn't busy saving Dream Land or anything...

Nintendo Entertainment System - Kirby's Adventure - 05/1993 Super Nintendo - Kirby Super Star - 08/1996


  • In Kirby's Adventure and its remake, there is a more defensive counterpart to Ice ability called Freeze that functions similar to Ice Kirby, except Kirby surrounds himself with a freezing blizzard instead of breathing icy breath.
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