Is Kirby a Pokémon?(why is Kirby not considered a Pokémon?)

No, Kirby is not a Pokémon. When I first came across Kirby in the Nintendo family, I was so thrilled that I thought it was another Pokémon.

I had to ask my friends any details that they know about it but all of them were of the idea that it is a Pokémon.

This intrigued my curiosity about Kirby, and I started to research and know more about it and why it is not a Pokémon.

Keep reading to find out more.

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Is Kirby in the Pokémon universe?

Is Kirby in the Pokémon universe?
Kirby. Image source: Pinterest

No, Kirby is not in the Pokémon universe💪. Kirby is a character from the Kirby series, which was created by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Unlike Pokémon, which belongs to a Pokémon universe, Kirby belongs to an entirely different series and universe.

Unlike Pokémon, Kirby was also developed ad created by a different person and they all serve different purposes and aim.

Why is Kirby not considered a Pokémon?

Kirby is not considered a Pokémon because of the many differences it has with Pokémon 😌. The table below shows the difference between Kirby and Pokémon.



Kirby was first introduced in a 1992 video game play, with its debut being “Kirby’s Dream Land” for the Game Boy.

Pokémon started in 1996 with the release of Pokémon Red and Green.

Inhales enemies to copy their powers for a short period

It is centered around the idea of catching and training Pokémon

Acts independently

Owned and trained by trainers/players

Protects Dream Land

Battles and competes with other Pokémon

Core appearance and abilities remain the same throughout the game

Evolves to change into a different Pokémon and the way they appear

Kirby games are platformers

Pokémon games are RPGs

Kirby’s games are about completing levels, defeating bosses, and collecting treasures.

It has the central objective of defeating Gym leaders and the Elite Four.

There are a wide variety of creatures

There are more than a hundred different and unique Pokémon

Masahiro Sakurai created Kirby

Created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori

What species is Kirby?

What species is Kirby?
Kirby species. Image source: Pinterest

There is no official name for Kirby’s species. Due to their unnamed nature, they are mostly referred to as the Kirby’s 💥. Some people call them ‘Puff’ or ‘puffball’.

Kirby’s species are spherical and have short arms, which can double as hands. Their eyes are oval-shaped, and they have small mouths with tongues, just like humans.

However, unlike humans, they do not have teeth in most occurrences. There are several known members of the Kirby’s species.

They are:

  • Kirby
  • Keeby. Rocks a bright yellow coat and often appears in side games and multiplayer modes.
  • Waddle Dees. They wear blue or yellow bandanas and serve as Kirby’s innocent bystanders. They can be found working as guards, musicians, chefs, and builders.
  • Meta Knight. Meta Knight hides his face behind a mask and protects Dream Land from Nightmare and Kind Dedede.
  • Galacta Knight. It acts as a final challenge for Kirby.
  • Morpho Knight. It can possess Kirby and enhance his abilities of flight and swordsmanship.
  • Yellow Kirby
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