Some attributes
First Name: Kirby
Second Gender: Male
Third Debut: Kirby's Dream Land
Other attributes
Fourth Species: Unknown, referred to as a "Gourmet" a "Pink Puffball" and a "Kirby"
Fifth Affiliation: Dream Land, Dyna Blade, Meta Knight, Magolor, King Dedede(Kirby's Return to Dream Land), and Bandana Waddle Dee
Sixth Latest Appearance: Kirby's Dream Collection
Kirby (カービィ, Kābī in Japan) is the main protagonist of the Kirby Series. He is a pink puffball created by Nightmare originally, but he had good in his heart, and was cast out.

The idea of Kirby was originally thought up by Masahiro Sakurai. Kirby has been featured in his own Television Show- Kirby Right Back at Ya!. Kirby Right Back at Ya! was originally aired on September 27, 2003.

Kirby lives in a dome Shaped home in Dream Land- more specifically in Prism Plains, but close to the border of Green Greens.

Character Design

"Kirby was created to be "a simple character who could be drawn quickly along with music."

Kirby's design is very simple yet complex. While it may evolve slightly along the years, Kirby is always very recognizableas that Pink Puffball with sparkling Blue Eyes.

Kirby originated as a character known as "Popopo" starring in a game called "Twinkle Popo".

It is rumored Kirby's name came from Nintendo's legal counsel, John Kirby of Latham & Watkins LLP, who represented them in the courtroom during a copyright[1]infrinement lawsuit over simularities between the 1980s' film and the arcade game Donkey Kong filed by Universal Studios, and HAL Laboratory Inc. thought it would be funny to associate John Kirby with their cute character.  Another theory is: Soft Japanese characters often have soft sounding names to fit their personalities, and not a harsh sounding name like Kirby. However, Masahiro Sakurai has been quoted as saying he does not remember how Kirby got his name.


Kirby is pink with red shoes. Player two is Yellow with red shoes. Player three is Red with dark red shoes. Player four is Green with tan shoes.