When we last left off, Dream Land’s residents were being beaten senseless by the martial arts figures from Dedede’s batch of chocolate capsules. The citizens find out that these figures are destroyed by a solid hit, so they all run for Kirby’s house to enlist his help in eliminating them. Before that can happen, King Dedede challenges Kirby to do battle with his fighters – the figures everyone wanted to get, which are a boxer, karate master, Tai-Chi master, Sumo wrestler, and a ninja with nunchuks. At first, it’s a five-on-one beatdown in Dedede Stadium (which is just a stadium built in the castle courtyard). But Kirby sucks up their attacks to become Fighter Kirby, and takes them on one-on-one. Meta-Knight says Kirby will learn the true mastery of his powers when pushed to his limits, but even then, does Kirby have the power to brawl with the best?