Ability Stars are items in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. When Kirby takes enough damage (such as damage from enemies), the Ability Star of the Copy Ability he is currently using will pop out of him and slowly bounce away. Kirby has a limited time to collect the star in order to gain the Copy Ability he was currently using. The star can only be obtained when lost by Inhaling it back into his mouth. However, the downfall with Ability Stars is that they are fragile and cannot survive outside Kirby's mouth for a long time. Spikes, Lava, and other dangerous obstacles can destroy an Ability Star in one touch. However, if an Ability Star touches Water, it will slowly float to the surface of it. It is to note that every Copy Ability has its own Ability Star. Even Super Abilities have Ability Stars.