On top of their standard movesets, every character has two alternate specials for each move, for a total of 12 special moves per character. Alternate specials must be found in various modes before they can be used, with the curious exception of Palutena's specials, which are unlocked from the very beginning. Also specific to Palutena, her specials all function very differently from one another and aren't twists on the basic versions. Specials appear randomly in pretty much every mode. Custom specials can only be used in modes that allow custom characters. Kirby can't copy custom specials! He'll get the characters' default special instead.