Why is Kirby pink?

Kirby first appeared on April 27, 1992 in Kirby's Dream Land. It's funny, but this fat pink character is occasionally shown in yellow. You may remember seeing his this way in Super Smash Bros., or maybe in Kirby Air Ride. It seems that legendary game developer Shigeru Miyamoto originally wanted Kirby to be yellow, but Kirby's creator Masahiro Sakurai, however, wanted his to be pink.

The argument between yellow and pink must have lasted for quite some time because Nintendo of America, apparently ignorant of Kirby's true colour, chose to transform his into a white creature on the box of its first game, the monochrome Kirby's Dream Land on Game Boy. By the time Kirby's Dream Land 2 was released, however, it was already pink. If you think about it, a yellow Kirby would have ended up looking a bit like Pikachu.

Kirby bears the name of an American lawyer

During development, the team referred to the circular form as Popopo. his name was not yet Kirby. When it came time to choose a name, a group of Nintendo executives got together and chose Kirby's name from a recruiting board.

Nintendo's beloved game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, said the name was chosen because it reminded them of American lawyer John Kirby, who represented Nintendo in court during a dispute with Universal City Studios over Donkey Kong.

Meta Knight is a disguised Kirby clone

Meta Knight has appeared in numerous Kirby titles over the years, sometimes to help and sometimes to stand in Kirby's way. But if we remove his mask, he appears to be a blue version of Kirby.

Comics and manga

The anime is not the only Japanese form of entertainment in which this small pink creature has appeared. Over the years, a variety of editions have been launched in Japan; many of them telling original stories. The longest series was Kirby of the Stars, which was a collection of 25 books.

Kirby couldn't copy skills at first

Besides being pink and adorable, Kirby is also famous for being able to copy the abilities of the creatures he absorbs. The character has employed more than 90 different copying skills in his two decades of existence, though to be fair, a good part of them come from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. But Kirby couldn't even copy skills in his debut title, Kirby's Dream Land; this famous skill wasn't introduced until Kirby's NES adventure.

His home planet is called Pop Star

Kirby's games frequently take place on his home planet, Planet Pop Star, a golden, pointed star that, according to game tradition, is so far from the Earth in the universe that it is completely invisible to humans. It is also located next to another planet that is orbiting.

Kirby's particular area of residence on this curious planet is a small place called Dream Land.

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