Star Rod (Kirby)

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Star Rod (Kirby)
File:Star Rod Brawl artwork.png
First appearance Kirby's Adventure (1993, Kirby series)
Super Mario-kun Volume 9 (1993, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Kirby Star Allies (cameo) (2018, Kirby series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media)
File:Star Rod Wii U.jpg
The Star Rod in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The Star Rod, also referred to as the Star Wand[1] or Wand[2], is a major item appearing in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, powering the Fountain of Dreams to send dreams to everyone in Dream Land. The Star Rod also appears as an item in every Super Smash Bros. game. The Star Rod can be used as a battering item, or by using as Smash Attack the player can shoot out a star at opponents. The Star Rod can shoot twenty stars. Two characters swing their Star Rods in a different manner than the rest: Sheik shoots two stars one after another while Captain Falcon shoots one, then four stars at once.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Star Rod appears as a spirit. In order to obtain the spirit, the player must fight four Kirbys that use Star Rods.

While exploring the Space Zone in Volume 9 of Super Mario-kun, Mario creates a Star Rod by fusing a Super Star with a rod given to him by the Hippo and uses it to defeat a No.48.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Name Image Game Description
Star Rod File:Trophy93.png Kirby's Adventure
This magic wand holds 16 star shots and sends foes flying at a low angle when thrown. It's most powerful when Captain Falcon or Sheik performs a Smash Attack while holding it. In Kirby's Adventure, the Star Rod is the secret power behind the Fountain of Dreams. King Dedede steals the Star Rod in order to seal away the nasty Cloaked Nightmare.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name Image Game Description
Star Rod File:BrawlTrophy505.png NES Kirby's Adventure A magic wand. Perform a standard attack with it, and it's a battering weapon. Perform a strong or smash attack, and it fires a barrage of star shots. Throw it at a foe, and that opponent will get sent flying sideways. In the Kirby series, the Star Rod is the power source of the Fountain of Dreams. King Dedede once stole it to imprison the Cloaked Nightmare.
SNES Kirby Super Star

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Name Image Appears in American English description British English description
Star Rod File:SSB4TrophyStarRod.png NES Kirby's Adventure (05/1993)
GBA Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (12/2002)
Swung normally, this item will deal a regular physical attack. But if you charge up the blow, it becomes a magic wand that launches stars! The Star Rod is the source of power for the Fountain of Dreams in Kirby's Adventure. Using the rod, Kirby was able to defeat Nightmare. Attack normally and you may as well just be swinging any old stick around, but if you deliver a hefty blow with it, this magic wand will launch a shooting star! The Star Rod powers the Fountain of Dreams, and Kirby once used it to defeat the evil Nightmare when he appeared from the fountain in Kirby's Adventure.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターロッド
Sutā Roddo
Star Rod
French Bâton Etoile Star Staff
German Sternenzepter Star Scepter
Italian Scettro Stella Star Scepter
Korean 스타 로드
Seuta Rodeu
Star Rod
Russian Звездный жезл
Zvyozdnyy jezl
Star Staff
Spanish Varita estelar Stellar Rod


  1. ^ Official American Super Smash Bros. website (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Official UK Nintendo Magazine Issue 78, page 11. "Wand"