Somewhere in the Fountain of Dreams, a shady figure is seen approaching the legendary Star Rod, with a number of Star Warriors laying down in defeat, including a figure shaped like a puff.
??: Aiyee...No matter how much we fend off Nightmare, he keeps on coming back...
In the Palace of the Earth Spirits, Satori Komeiji, Koishi Komeiji, Utsuho Reiuji, and Rin Kaenbyou are performing their daily routine. As they are preparing to spend some group time together, a barrier appears out of the blue and surrounds Satori. Suddenly, the barrier shines light towards Satori, and she suddenly gets warped out. The other three have a confused look on their faces.
Nightmare approaches the Star Rod, and lifts his arm up to the sky. The Star Rod started to glow, and dark mist spread over all of Dream Land.
Nightmare: Now all of the entire universe shall disintegrate into my hands for what those fools did with it!
Satori gets warped into the scene from the sky. She falls from the sky, and lands in front of Nightmare.
Nightmare: So another idiot shows up in attempt to stop me? You've arrived too late.
Satori: Just what was I sent here for? Why was I warped out of my mansion?
Nightmare: Silence! You will witness the destruction of the universe with the rest of these ignorant fools!
Satori approaches and examines the unconscious pink puff.
Satori: (So this... is Kirby?) So you won't answer? How about if I hit you with some danmaku? Recollection "Terrible Souvenir!"
Satori fires energy balls at Nightmare, who uses the Star Rod to block the attack. It shatters in the process, and its pieces are flung and scattered around Dream Land.
Nightmare: You persistent brat! Eat this!
Nightmare, with his fist glowing black, punches Satori, who is holding Kirby, sending both of them flying.
Nightmare: Curses! That pink-haired brat has slowed down the process of the destruction of the universe, but I will still find a way to put all of it in my hands!
Satori opens her eyes, gazing at the ceiling of a room in Castle Dedede.
??: She's awake, Fumu! Where did you find her?
Fumu: Bun, I saw this girl holding Kirby, and they both landed right in front of the castle!
Satori: Wha...What is this place?
Fumu: This is Castle Dedede, where the king lives in. He's been a really big jerk lately, although he did help Kirby defeat numerous threats like Magolor.
Satori: Hey, if Kirby was the one resolving these incidents, maybe he has the information that can help defeat that shadowy cloaked beast that I confronted earlier.
Satori attempts to use her Third Eye to read Kirby's mind, but she cannot acquire any information.
Satori: His mind must be locked. Maybe the Star Rod can help unlock it?
Fumu: You're the one proposing this, so I guess we can try to search for it.
Satori: ...It's shattered. By Nightmare.
Fumu gets a Heroic BSOD.
Fumu: He's been reincarnated? We have to find the pieces of the Star Rod before he uses it to wipe out the entire universe!
Fumu summons a Warp Star, and she, Bun, and Satori, with Kirby in hand, rocket to Vegetable Valley.