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Kirby and the Forgotten Land: How to Dodge

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Need to stay out of harm's way in Kirby and the Forgotten Land? Here's how to dodge incoming attacks.

The latest Kirby game has finally made its way to Nintendo Switch. Kirby and the Forgotten Land sees our little round friend embark on a new 3D adventure after waking up in a strange, abandoned world. Kirby isn't completely alone, however, as he'll need to face off against a variety of enemies equipped with some tricky attacks. A plethora of skills and abilities are available at Kirby's disposal, and players will need to utilize all of them along their journey.

In order to avoid any devastating damage, players will want to learn how to dodge. Here's what you need to know.

How to Dodge Incoming Attacks in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

First, in order to begin your dodge, you'll need to get Kirby into a defensive position. To do this, press any of the shoulder buttons (L, ZL, R, ZR) on the Joy-Con controller. In this position, Kirby will take substantially less damage from attacks.

While in the defensive position, Kirby can dodge by pushing the left analog stick in the direction you want to dodge. Like most games, dodging at the right time can help Kirby nulify incoming damage for a few frames, making it a necessary skill to master.

In addtion, players will be able to pull off certain counterattacks fresh out of a dodge to truly get the upper hand on some enemies.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.