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Common and uncommon enemies that appear in stages of the Kirby series.


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    First Appearing in Kirby's Dream Land 

Waddle Dee

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Among the most basic of enemies, Waddle Dees normally carry no ability if inhaled, but their numerous variants include Parasol and Spear Waddle Dees, the former giving its respective ability if inhaled.
  • Alien Animals: Halcandle Dees in Return to Dream Land.
  • Balloonacy: Epic Yarn has Waddle Dees that use balloons to float upwards that Kirby can ride on.
  • Blade on a Stick: Some Waddle Dees wield spears.
  • Butt-Monkey: In some games, Waddle Dees are ones who commonly get into trouble. For example, in Epic Yarn, a Waddle Dee gets destroyed during Hot Wings' pre-boss cutscene. And in Triple Deluxe, they always end up in trouble in Hypernova sections, where they either end up having their homes destroyed or get sucked up along with piles of rocks.
  • Cyborg: Mech Waddle Dees in Planet Robobot are partially roboticized.
  • Giant Mook: Big Waddle Dees, first introduced in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, are just like regular Waddle Dees except much larger. In Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot, they are replaced by Grandys, which are basically the same except darker in color and vaguely simian in appearance.
  • The Goomba: The simplest and most basic of the ground-based enemies.
  • Helpful Mook: On the whole, Waddle Dees can be mostly benign if not outright helpful to Kirby in some games, rarely even attempting to directly harm him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Epic Yarn you can pick up the spears and arrows Waddle Dees wield and throw them back at their owners.
  • Mascot Mook: Thanks to their cute design and frequent appearances, Waddle Dees are often used to promote the series alongside Kirby himself.
  • Metal Slime: The Gold Waddle Dees introduced in Squeak Squad are rare and have to be caught quickly to get their treasure before they can escape.
  • Mini-Mecha: Planet Robobot introduces Waddle Dees who walk around in mini-walkers, sometimes equipped with a rocket launcher whose projectiles grant Kirby the Bomb ability if inhaled.
  • Mooks:
    • While most closely associated with King Dedede, the Haltmann Works Company also uses Waddle Dees as grunts.
    • Also, Waddle Dees in Epic Yarn are Yin-Yarn's servants and are called "impostors based on real Waddle Dees".
  • Nice Hat: Waddle Dees can be seen wearing headgear like lumberjack hats or hardhats.
  • No Mouth: All of them lack a mouth, just having eyes and Blush Stickers on their face.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: The Wapod, first debuting in Dream Land 3, is a ghostly Waddle Dee that's invincible unless Kirby destroys the vase it comes out of.
  • Parasol Parachute: Some Waddle Dees use Parasols to float around.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Its name is spelled "Waddledee" in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.
  • Two Men, One Dress: Puppet Dee and its metallic variants Armor Dee and Halcandle Armor Dee consist of three Waddle Dees hiding within a construct.
  • Waddling Head: They're mainly a head with limbs attached.

Twizzy

Chicks that fly at Kirby if they spot him.

Bronto Burt

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Pink flying enemies that move in flocks.
  • Cyborg: Mech Bronto Burts in Planet Robobot are partially roboticized.
  • The Goomba: The simplest and most basic of the flying enemies.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Bront Burt in Kirby's Dream Land, Bronto Burt practically everywhere else.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Some of the Bronto Burts in Planet Robobot throw bombs that Kirby can inhale to get the Bomb ability.

Cappy

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A foe that looks like a mushroom. Also has a removable cap.
  • Cyborg: Mech Cappies in Planet Robobot are partially roboticized.
  • Meaningful Name: They wear mushroom caps.
  • Mushroom Man: They're basically living, moving mushrooms.

Poppy Bros. Jr.

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An elf-like enemy that often gives Kirby the Bomb ability.

Broom Hatter

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A witch who is always sweeping dust. She gives the Cleaning ability in some games.
  • Flying Broomstick: That broom has only been used for sweeping up except Air Ride, where they always flied on them, and Star Allies, where flying on it is an attack.
  • Gender Flip: She is referred to as female in most games, but her description in Star Allies uses male pronouns.
  • Neat Freak: She is so obsessed with cleaning that she doesn't really try to attack Kirby.

Waddle Doo

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One-eyed variants of Waddle Dees that grant the Beam ability when inhaled.
  • Cyclops: A one eyed, Waddle Dee-like creature.
  • Eye Beams: Fire energy beams from their eyes.
  • Magic Wand: They use one as a friend in Star Allies.
  • Oculothorax: They're mostly an eye and a torso.

Grizzo

Yellow bears wearing headbands that charge at Kirby if they spot him.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: They wear pink headbands.
  • Bears Are Bad News: They have more HP than most other common enemies and like to suddenly charge at Kirby when he least expects it.
  • Horse of a Different Color: In Kirby's Dream Land, they are sometimes ridden by Poppy Bros. Jr.
  • Killer Rabbit: They're quite aggressive despite their cutesy appearance, immediately attacking Kirby if he lingers in front of one.
  • Sleepyhead: In Kirby Super Star and following games they are often found asleep, waking up only when Kirby comes closer to them.

Booler

Ghosts with long tongues that float around.

Shotzo

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An indestructible cannon that fires round bullets.

Flapper

A bat that flies in a set pattern.

Two Face

A haunted mask that sits on the background wall. When Kirby approaches it goes from bored to angry and flies at him.
  • The Bus Came Back: It originally was only in Kirby's Dream Land, but it returns in Star Allies.
  • Evil Mask: One that attacks instead of being worn.
  • Meaningful Name: It literally has two faces.
  • Game Face: Changes from bored to sinister when you get near.

Chuckie

A jack-in-the-box enemy.
  • Living Toys: It looks like a jack-in-a-box.
  • The Cameo: In Kirby Super Star, you can see one popping out of a chest Kirby opened on the file select screen by replaying The Great Cave Offensive.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Its name is spelled "Chucky" in the Kirby's Pinball Land manual.
  • Sudden Name Change: It originally had Hurly's name in Kirby's Dream Land, which was swapped later.

Glunk

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An aquatic enemy that shoots pods to attack.
  • Ceiling Cling: Some Glunks stick to the ceiling and shoot from there.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Even though it's based on a marine animal, it's sometimes found in places not near water.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: It's based on a sea anemone. You don't see those a whole lot in video games, now do you?

Gordo

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A spiked ball that serves to impede Kirby.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Sectra Gordos in Triple Deluxe are large spiky beetles.
  • Cyclops: The Ghost Gordos in Triple Deluxe have only one eye.
  • Giant Mook: Big Gordo, which first appeared in Kirby Mass Attack.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Gordos are immune to all harm.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Ghost Gordo, which appears in Triple Deluxe.
  • Sea Hurtchin: They radiate very strong vibes of this trope. The completely invincible enemies are urchin-like monsters (though their spikes are arranged on a perfectly circular pattern leaving their faces and their backs smooth) which can be found not only in water but on land as well.
  • Spike Balls of Doom: This is the living version.

Mumbies

A floating, bandaged head that will follow Kirby when he isn't looking.

Squishy

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A squid-like enemy that can come out of the water.

Wizzer

A one-eyed clam in the Float Islands.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: It only appears in one level of Kirby's Dream Land, and no other game.
  • Eye Beams: It shoots one from its eye just like Waddle Doo does.
  • No-Sell: When Wizzer closes its shell, Kirby can't inhale it.

Blipper

A fish that wears swim goggles that either ignores Kirby or attempts to attack him.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: It wears a pair of swim goggles for some reason. Rainbow Curse's description for Blippers suggests that they've either worn them for so long that they're scared to take them off, or they've forgotten they put them on in the first place.
  • Aquatic Mook: Among the most basic of Kirby's underwater enemies.
  • Expy: Of Cheep Cheep.
  • Giant Mook: The Mamanti, a manta ray esque variant of the Blipper first appearing in Triple Deluxe, is basically a Blipper but bigger.note 
  • The Goomba: The most basic of the aquatic enemies.
  • Reality Ensues: Unlike a Squishy, a Blipper can't move around freely on land. It can only flop around, much like a real fish.
  • Shock and Awe: The Elebli, a purple variant of the Blipper only appearing in Mass Attack, is more aggressive and attempts to attack Kirby with electric shocks.

Coner

A hermit crab found in and out of water.

Kabu

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A statue head that spins and slides around.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the anime, a particularly large Kabu serves as both a wise prophet and hiding place for Kirby's Warp Star, among other spoiler-iffic things.
  • Art Evolution:
    • The Kabu's earliest designs have it looking more wooden in appearance.
    • In its Dream Land 3 appearance the Dekabu just looked like a bigger Kabu before taking its current form in Triple Deluxe.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Moves by spinning.
  • Giant Mook: The Dekabu, a larger variant of the Kabu that first appeared by name in Kirby's Dream Land 3note , is basically the same as the Kabu except larger and, in later games, being more reminiscent of a sandcastle spire.
  • Living Statue: They're living statues taking the form of only a head.
  • Mook Maker: The Dekabu can attack by spitting Kabus at Kirby.
  • Teleportation: It could disappear and reappear in earlier games, but more recent titles seem to have stopped giving it that ability.

Dizzy

A spinning, ball-shaped creature encountered in Bubbly Clouds.

Scarfy

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A cute-looking flying creature that turns into a more monstrous form when angry.
  • Can't Move While Being Watched: Some Scarfys turn into their monstrous form and start chasing Kirby when he's not looking at them.
  • Cyborg: Mech Scarfys in Planet Robobot are partially roboticized.
  • Cyclops: It goes from having two eyes to one eye after changing.
  • Killer Rabbit: Scarfy looks cute at first, but if provoked, it turns into an Angry Scarfy, which is much more dangerous.
  • Made of Explodium: If an Angry Scarfy hits Kirby, it will go up in a fiery explosion.
  • No-Sell: Scarfys can't be inhaled. In fact, trying to inhale them is usually what triggers their transformation.
  • Underground Monkey: Hunter Scarfy is a salmon-colored Scarfy that turns into an Angry Scarfy only when Kirby picks up a key.

Kookler

A floating blue devil head that constantly flips through Bubbly Clouds.

Parasol

A parasol that other enemies hold. It gives Kirby the Parasol ability.
  • Action Bomb: In Kirby's Adventure and its remake Nightmare in Dream Land, parasols can explode if avoided for long enough.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: In the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land they'll chase Kirby after being hit.
  • Parasol of Pain: Since enemies don't actually use them as weapons, they only hurt if Kirby touches one. The ones that chase Kirby would count, however.
  • Parasol Parachute: Acts as one for some enemies, usually Waddle Dees.

Sir Kibble

Knights in yellow armor that can throw the blade on their helmet like a boomerang. They give the Cutter ability when inhaled.
  • Armor Is Useless: Are clad in armor, but they die in one to two hits just like every other enemy.
  • Battle Boomerang: They throw the blade on their helmet like a boomerang.
  • Determinator: According to their Star Allies description, they just keep coming back again and again, much like the blades they throw.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Its name is spelled "Sirkibble" in some earlier games.
  • Sudden Name Change: "Load Kibble" in Kirby's Dream Land 2 (likely a mistranslation of "Lord Kibble"), which also gave it a redesign.note 
  • Weaponized Headgear: They use blades on the top of their helmets like weapons.

Puffy

A cloud-like enemy found in Bubbly Clouds.

Tookey

Implied to be adult Twizzy, with similar behavior. It replaces Twizzy in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.

Koozer

An enemy that replaces Bronto Burt in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


Blopper

A squishy blob that disguises itself as a cupcake. It replaces Cappy in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


Gaspar

A ghost who wears a nightcap. It replaces Booler in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


  • Cool Hat: It always has a nightcap on.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: The official artwork for Kirby's Dream Land shows Gaspar as white with a red cap. On the other hand, its depiction in Kirby's Dream Course made it yellow with a blue and green cap. This is because Gaspar had few appearances and was in monochrome games.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Just like Booler, it's a ghost.

Blatzy

A stronger replacement for Shotzo, they fire five to six shots in quick succession.


Mr. P. Umpkin

A floating pumpkin monster who replaces Two Face in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


  • The Cameo: He actually appeared in the pilot for the anime.
  • Pumpkin Person: He's a living pumpkin, though he has no body.
  • Punny Name: His name looks like the word "pumpkin", which is what he is.

Hurly

A jack-in-the-box who replaces Chuckie in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


  • Detachment Combat: It attacks by sending out an unending number of heads from its box.
  • Living Toys: Just like Chuckie, it's a living jack-in-the-box.
  • Sudden Name Change: It originally had Chuckie's name in Kirby's Dream Land, which was swapped later.

Skuller

A flying skull that serves as the Extra Game equivalent of Mumbies.


Flotzo

A red octopus replacing Squishy in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


Peezer

A one-eyed crab that replaces Wizzer in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


Boomer

An elf-like enemy that throws boomerangs, it's the Extra Game equivalent of Sir Kibble.


  • Battle Boomerang: Uses an actual boomerang to attack, whereas Sir Kibble has his cutter.

Cawcun

A pelican-like enemy, it's the Extra Game equivalent of Puffy. In the "Revenge of the King" game in Kirby Super Star Ultra, it replaces Tookey instead.


Grumples

A statue head that slides around and teleports, it replaces Kabu in the Extra Game of Kirby's Dream Land.


    First appearing in Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land 

Sword Knight and Blade Knight

Warriors clad in purple (Sword) and green (Blade) armor that give the Sword ability when inhaled.


  • Armor Is Useless: Are clad in armor, but they die in one to two hits just like every other enemy.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Blade Knight's original design in Kirby's Adventure has insectoid antennae that it lost in later games.
  • Elite Mook: In Super Star Ultra, Sword Knights play this role when compared to Blade Knights, as they are more aggressive and deal more damage, and their helper versions have an additional attack Helper!Blade Knights lack.
  • Oddly Shaped Sword: Downplayed, Sword and Blade Knight swords are mostly normal save for the two branches they have at the tip.

Bomber

Walking bombs that give the Crash ability when inhaled.


  • Action Bomb: They're living bombs.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Apart from the legs they're indistinguishable from non-living bombs.
  • Art Evolution: From Super Star onward they change shape from a generic walking bomb to the type of bomb dropped from a bomber plane.
  • Skeleton Motif: They have a skull painting on each side of their body.
  • Slasher Smile: When a Bomber lands in Nightmare in Dream Land, its face grins almost maliciously before exploding.

Laser Ball

Floating balls with eyes that fire lasers at Kirby who give the Laser ability when inhaled.


  • Charged Attack: They have to charge up to fire their laser beams.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: They fire laser beams at Kirby and give the Laser ability if inhaled, save for Super Star and its remake, where they give Beam instead.
  • Reflecting Laser: In Super Star and its remake they can fire a laser that can reflect off of thin air at 90 degree angles.

UFO

A floating UFO that gives the Copy Ability of the same name.


  • Art Evolution: Was originally light blue in color in Kirby's Adventure before gaining the white they have in all future games starting in the remake Nightmare in Dream Land.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Understandable, as there aren't many options for the name of a flying saucer.
  • The Cameo: In Return to Dream Land, Triple Deluxe, and Planet Robobot they show up in the bonus screen to give Kirby various items depending on the cloud he lands on. In Planet Robobot one appears in the Ability Testing Room at 100% completion to grant Kirby the UFO ability if you don't have an amiibo.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Their primary mode of attack is firing lasers.
  • Metal Slime: Among the rarest enemies in the Kirby series, you have to act quickly to inhale them before they fly off-screen and aren't seen again.
  • Ramming Always Works: Their other mode of attack is ramming Kirby.
  • Sapient Ship: A flying saucer with eyes.

Twister

A golden top that gives the Tornado ability when inhaled.


  • Art Evolution: They go from being rounded in Kirby's Adventure to looking more like an actual top in Nightmare in Dream Land and subsquent games.
  • Blow You Away: Grants the Tornado ability if inhaled.
  • Tornado Move: Its sole attack is whirling up a tornado.

Togezo

A bipedal spiny turtle that gives the Needle ability if inhaled.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Is replaced by the Needlous enemy in Nightmare in Dream Land.
  • Expy: Of Spiny, which is alluded to by its Japanese names.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Its head is obscured by its shell, revealing only a pair of glowing eyes.
  • Meaningful Name: In Japanese, "toge" means "spine" and "zō" is an obsolete suffix for a masculine name.
  • Rolling Attack: Performed periodically as a Spike Ball of Doom in Kirby's Adventure.
  • Spikes of Doom: They're very spiky and give Kirby the Needle ability if inhaled.
  • Sudden Name Change: In Japanese, they were known as "Spiny" (スパイニー) in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Dream Course. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, this was changed to "Togezo" (トゲゾー). The former is from the English name of the original Super Mario Bros. enemy and the latter is from the Japanese name.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In Dream Land 3, Togezo's attack pattern has been changed to be eerily similar to Spikey from Dream Land 2.

Needlous

A spiky enemy resembling a grub that gives the Needle ability if inhaled. Replaces the Togezo in Nightmare in Dream Land.


Bounder

Humanoid enemies that cling to walls and attempt to jump at or throw stars at Kirby.


  • Black Bead Eyes: They have black, beady eyes.
  • The Cameo: Make one in Kirby Super Star Ultra via the "Megaton Punch" sub-game, despite otherwise being replaced in the remake.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Is replaced by the Gip in both Nightmare in Dream Land and Super Star Ultra (for the most part).
  • Flechette Storm: Can attack with star-shaped projectiles.

Gip

An enemy resembling a pig head with wings that clings to walls and shoots stars at Kirby. Replaces the Bounder in Nightmare in Dream Land and Super Star Ultra.


Pengy

An enemy resembling a penguin that gives the Ice ability when inhaled.


  • The Cameo: Shows up in Mass Attack as part of Marx's black hole attack in "Kirby Brawlball".
  • Feathered Fiend: They're antagonistic penguins.
  • An Ice Person: Uses freezing breath as an attack and gives the Ice ability when inhaled.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Pengy was known as "Pengi" in the anime Fan Sub, which became widespread enough that it was officially used in the Kirby's Adventure part of Playing with Power: Nintendo NES Classics.
  • Sudden Name Change: Master Pengy in Kirby's Dream Land 2, which also gave it a redesign.note 

Noddy

A perpetually sleeping enemy that gives the Sleep ability when inhaled... which also puts Kirby to sleep for a few seconds.


  • Cephalothorax: Is basically a head with feet.
  • Forced Sleep: Kirby is forced to nap if he inhales one and turns into Sleep Kirby.
  • Punny Name: "Noddy", as in nod off to sleep.
  • Sleepyhead: Falls asleep a lot, to the point he would make Kirby himself sleepy should he be eaten by him.

Flamer

An spinning enemy that grants the Fire or Burning ability when inhaled, depending on the game.


Starman

An enemy resembling a Star that grants the Hi-Jump ability if inhaled.


Rocky

An enemy resembling a living stone that grants the Stone ability when inhaled.


Bubbles

Living blue balls that grant the Ball ability if inhaled.


Chilly

A living snowman that grants the Ice or Freeze abilities when inhaled.


  • An Ice Person: Uses ice attacks and grants the Ice or Freeze abilities when inhaled, depending on the game.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a bucket on its head reminiscent of a fez.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Comes with angry eyebrows.

Slippy

A frog-like enemy commonly found in water levels.


  • Cephalothorax: Is basically just a frog head with feet.
  • Ramming Always Works: Will attempt to tackle Kirby if they see him.
  • Sudden Name Change: Sir Slippy in Kirby's Dream Land 2, which also gave it a redesign.note 
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: As to be expected from an enemy based on a frog, they're fairly good swimmers.

Cool Spook

A halo-bearing ghost wearing sunshades, it grants the Light ability if inhaled.


Hot Head

A trunk-bearing, flaming enemy that gives the Fire ability if inhaled.


Walky

An enemy resembling a walking microphone, it gives the Mike ability when inhaled.


  • Early Installment Weirdness: In Kirby's Adventure, they only appear as one of Paint Roller's drawings.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Attacks with sound waves and grants Kirby the three-use Mike ability when inhaled.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To the microphone item from Kirby's Dream Land.note 

Wheelie

Living motorized unicycles that grant the Wheel ability if inhaled.


Sparky

A teardrop blob-shaped enemy that grants the Spark ability when inhaled.


    First Appearing in Kirby's Dream Land 2 

Floaty the Drifter

A umbrella that gives the Parasol ability.


Blade

Knights in purple armor who are immune to being inhaled.


Butch

Axe-wielding purple knights.


Bouncy

A pink creature that spends most of its time bouncing up and down.


  • Alien Animals: Halcan Bouncys in Return to Dream Land.
  • Always Female: Bouncys are always described as female.
  • Bouncing Battler: Their primary method of attack is bouncing on Kirby.
  • Giant Mook:
    • The midboss of Stage 2 of Pop Star in Kirby 64, which reappears in a Kirby Star Allies update, is a Big Bouncy.
    • A larger version of the Bouncy known as Sister Bound / Bouncy Sis appears in Return to Dream Land and Rainbow Curse.
  • Sudden Name Change: Originally "Bouncy Ty" in Kirby's Dream Land 2 (possibly intended to be "Bouncy Toy" or "Bouncy Tie").
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Described as female and wears a bow.

Elieel

A enemy resembling an eel.


  • Helpful Mook: In Dream Land 3 one plays a game with Kirby in which he has to guess which jar it's hiding in, with three correct guesses netting him a Heart Star.
  • Slippery as an Eel: They are antagonistic eels.
  • Stealthy Mook: Hide in pipes in an attempt to get the drop on Kirby.

Masher

A large knight in purple armor that wields either a spiked ball-and-chain or a mace.


Propeller

A drop-shaped creature that at first appears with adorable face before gaining a monstrous one whenever they spot Kirby (or an animal friend).


  • Achilles' Heel: They can be instantly defeated with ice in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Attacking them with any other abilities takes far more time.
  • An Ice Person: In Kirby 64, they give the Ice ability when swallowed, which is ironic, considering in their debut appearance it instantly kills them.
  • Action Bomb: In Dream Land 2 they'll explode if close enough to Kirby while he's with an animal friend.
  • Berserk Button: Animal friends in Kirby's Dream Land 2. They instantly attack Kirby when they notice him with one.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: In Kirby's Dream Land 3, they hatch from eggs in different colors which indicate how fast they will chase Kirby.
  • Giant Mook: Grand Propeller, which appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
  • Killer Rabbit: At first it appears to be a cute adorable creature, but then it gets a maniacal grin on its face and starts chasing Kirby.
  • Mecha-Mooks: In Kirby: Planet Robobot, they become robotic in appearance.
  • One-Hit KO: In Kirby's Dream Land 2, whenever it touches Kirby with an animal friend, it instantly makes Kirby lose them.
  • Slasher Smile: In Kirby's Dream Land 2, they sport one whenever they see Kirby with animal friend. In later games, they sport one whenever Kirby comes closer.
  • Sudden Name Change: Originally "Propeller Bomb" in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Spikey

An enemy reminiscent of a hedgehog that grants the Needle ability when inhaled.


  • Spikes of Doom: Covered in spikes and stops to extend them when it is near Kirby.

    First Appearing in Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra 

Bio Spark

A cloaked ninja that grants the Ninja ability.

Knuckle Joe

A humanoid being that grants the Fighter ability.


  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Grants the Fighter ability if inhaled.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: As a helper Knuckle Joe can fire ki blasts.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Their main attack is the Vulcan Jab, a flurry of high-speed punches.
  • To Be a Master: Knuckle Joe's Star Allies pause info in Guest Star mode mentions that they desire to be the best fighter ever.

Magical Sweeper

A pinwheel-like machine that fires projectiles at Kirby.


Plasma Wisp

A floating ball of plasma. True to its name, it gives the Plasma ability.


  • Power Floats: Whether it is an enemy or a helper, the Plasma Wisp is able to float freely in the air. As a helper, it slowly descends, but it can lock itself into position by guarding in midair.
  • Shock and Awe: It fires plasma bolts at Kirby and grants the Plasma ability.
  • Technicolor Fire: They have green flames.

Birdon

A bird-like enemy that gives Kirby the Wing ability if inhaled.


Burning Leo

A fiery enemy that gives Kirby the Fire ability if inhaled.


Capsule J

A series of robots that grant the Jet ability if inhaled.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The original Capsule J only appears in Super Star and is replaced in its remake by the Capsule J2, which is later replaced by the Capsule J3 in Planet Robobot.
  • Expy: The original appears to be one of TwinBee, which may have contributed to its removal.
  • Jet Pack: They fly around using jetpacks.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The original Capsule J resembles a robotic Waddle Doo in general appearance.
  • Ramming Always Works: Their main attack is using their jetpacks to fly at Kirby in an attempt to ram him.

Gator (Kirby Super Star)

An alligator-like enemy that slides around and attempts to bite Kirby.


Jungle Bomb

A pineapple-like enemy that grants the Bomb ability if inhaled.


Gim

A yo-yo wielding robotic enemy that grants the Yo-Yo ability if inhaled.


  • The Bus Came Back: Makes a reappearance in Star Allies after their last appearance in Super Star Ultra about a decade prior.
  • Killer Yoyo: They use yo-yos as their mean weapon.
  • Meaningful Name: Refers to "gimmick", referring to its yo-yo tricks, and possibly "gimbal", the support of a gyroscope.
  • Mecha-Mooks: They're robots.

Lovely

A flower enemy that attacks by lunging at Kirby whenever he gets in her range.


  • Foul Flower: Despite her adorable looks, she's actually a dangerous enemy that can deal a lot of damage.
  • Killer Rabbit: Looks cute, but she's actually very hostile.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The only times she doesn't smile is when she's damaged.

Galbel

A saber-tooth tiger-like enemy that charges at Kirby if he spots him. Replaces Grizzo in the "Revenge of the King" game.


  • Panthera Awesome: A creature that resembles a saber-tooth tiger.
  • Sleepyhead: Much like Grizzo, Galbel is found sleeping a lot, waking up only when Kirby approaches him.

Anglep

A living apple enemy that replaces Scarfy in the "Revenge of the King" game.


  • Anthropomorphic Food: They are living apples. Ironically, they can't be swallowed by Kirby.
  • Killer Rabbit: Anglep looks cute at first, but if provoked, it becomes red, gets a Nightmare Face, and becomes more dangerous.
  • Made of Explodium: Enraged Angleps explode, just like Angry Scarfys.
  • No-Sell: Just like Scarfys, Angleps can't be inhaled, and inhaling them only triggers their rage.

Moto Shotzo

A round tank-like enemy that shoots round bullets at Kirby.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: Appears to be a living tank.
  • The Cameo: Appears in Kirby Mass Attack in the "Kirby Quest" sub-game as a part of one of "Awesome" attacks, where Kirby rides it while being chased by a giant mechanical dragon.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Averted. Unlike regular Shotzo, Moto Shotzo can be destroyed.
  • Mythology Gag: Its design is a reference to Trax, one of the earlier games made by HAL Laboratory. Further proven by the fact that in its cameo appearance in Kirby Mass Attack it is chased by the first boss of this game.

Simirror

A wizard-like enemy that can use mirror magic and grants the Mirror ability when inhaled.


Tac

A cat-like burglar enemy that steals Kirby's abilities or helpers and grants the Copy ability when inhaled.


  • Bandit Mook: Provides the page image. It steals Kirby's Copy Ability he holds and runs away to escape.
  • Cats Are Mean: It's a cat that steals abilities from Kirby and kidnaps his helpers.
  • Fun with Acronyms: It was known as T.A.C. in its debut. It's unknown what this acronym stands for.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Its name is the word "cat" written backwards.
  • Sudden Name Change: Was known as T.A.C. in its debut. The latter games changed its spelling to Tac.
  • Thief Bag: They carry bags behind their backs.
  • Visual Pun: It's a feline enemy that steals abilities. In other words, a cat burglar. Also, as a helper, it can transform into other helpers depending on abilities it steals. In other words, a copycat.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: As a helper, Tac can transform into other helpers and use their abilities.

    First Appearing in Kirby's Dream Land 3 

Apollo

A strange, stubby creature that spins around surfaces, if Kirby eats one he gets healed.

Boten

A moving cactus that gives the Needle ability.

Polof

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A bipedal rabbit that somewhat resembles Waddle Dee, it hops in a arc and will eventually find its burrow, and escape into it.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This is the only game they appear in.
  • Cowardly Mooks: It doesn't do anything but try to reach the safety of its burrow.
  • Killer Rabbit: Slightly inverted, despite fleeing from Kirby upon sight of him, they can still harm Kirby if he bumps into them.
  • Unique Enemy: Polof only appears in one room in the first level of Sand Canyon. If Kirby follows it to its burrow, he can find a secret room with a large stash of items.

Galbo

Limbless fire-breathing dragons that grant the Burning or Fire ability if inhaled.


  • Everything's Better with Spinning: In Planet Robobot they spin in a 360 degree radius while breathing fire, allowing them to hit Kirby if he's on a different side of the stage than they are.
  • Fiery Salamander: They're fire-breathing reptilians.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Are limbless fire breathing dragons.
  • Making a Splash: The Water Galbo, introduced in Return to Dream Land, is the same as a regular Galbo except that it's blue and fires water attacks instead and grants the Water ability if inhaled.
  • Playing with Fire: Use fire-based attacks and grant the Burning or Fire ability if inhaled, depending on the game.

Bobo

Living fireballs that grant the Burning ability if inhaled.


Gabon

Purple armless creatures that throw bones and wear skulls on their heads.


Como

Spider-like enemies that hang on web strings. They give the Spider ability in Star Allies, in other games they don't give any ability.


  • Achilles' Heel: Their web strings. Cut it down, and they will be instantly defeated.
  • All Webbed Up: In Star Allies, they give the Spider ability, which allows Kirby to web enemies up inside pods. Playable Comos can do the same thing.
  • Cobweb Trampoline: Comos as friends can create webs to allow friends to bounce on them.
  • Giant Spider: At least as giant as Kirby is.

Popon

Green blobs that can grow up to five segments and throw these segments at Kirby.


  • Blob Monster: Appear to be this.
  • The Cameo: One Popon appears as a cameo in Star Allies during the Goal Game segment, where it launches Kirby and his allies up in the air.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Throw their own segments at Kirby. Helps that they can regrow them.

Babut

Bat-like enemies that cling on the ceiling. When they see Kirby, they swoop down and latch on to him and start draining his health or biting him thrice.


  • Bat Out of Hell: They are bats, and they attack Kirby to either suck him dry or have a piece of him.
  • The Bus Came Back: After their long absence, they finally come back in Return to Dream Land.
  • Vampiric Draining: In their debut appearance, they constantly drain Kirby's health when they land onto him.

Keke

Witch-like enemies that fly on their brooms and attempt to ram into Kirby. They give Cleaning ability.


Kapar

Green, duck-like creatures that wear crowns and can throw them at Kirby. They give Cutter ability.


  • Battle Boomerang: They throw their crowns like boomerangs, similarly to Sir Kibbles.
  • Black Bead Eyes: They have black, beady eyes.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since Kirby 64.
  • Punny Name: Their name is derived from "kappa", the creature from Japanese mythology. Kappa notably have dish-like formations on their heads, which possibly serves as a basis for the crowns they throw.

Joe

Shark-like enemies with propeller tails who chase Kirby down to latch on to him and bite him down.


Magoo

Black fireballs that jump out from lava and give Burning ability when swallowed.


Gansan

Enemies composed of three boulders, one of them featuring beady eyes. They roll into their enemies and give Stone ability when swallowed.


Tick

Cute blobs with needles on their tops. Once Kirby stands above them, they protrude their spikes up to damage him. They give Needle ability when swallowed.


  • Killer Rabbit: At first they appear cute and harmless, but once Kirby hovers or walks over them, they protrude their spikes up.
  • Slasher Smile: Sport one when they are about to attack.
  • Spikes of Doom: They feature a big spike on their head and give Kirby Needle ability when swallowed.

Mariel

Spherical black spiders with white dot eyes and very long legs. When Kirby swallows them, he gets damaged.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since Kirby 64.
  • Giant Spider: At least as giant as Kirby is.
  • Poison Mushroom: They damage Kirby, should he swallow them. Inhaling them and holding them in mouth is fine, swallowing isn't.
  • Spiders Are Scary: They have very long legs, are as big as Kirby, and they hurt Kirby when swallowed.

Doka

Mole-like enemies with shovels who attack Kirby by digging up the dirt and hurling it forwards.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This is the only game they appear in.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: They attack Kirby by digging up the dirt and hurling it at him.
  • Mole Miner: While not doing any burrowing, they are moles who dig the ground with shovels.
  • Shovel Strike: They wield shovels and use it to dig up the dirt and hurl it at Kirby.

Bobin

Oval fish-like enemies who shoot electric sparks at Kirby. They give the Spark ability when swallowed.


Dogon

Caveman-like enemies with clubs with which they reflect every projectile Kirby fires at them.


Yaban

Savage archer-like enemies who attack Kirby with arrows.


Pteran

Purple pterosaur-like enemies that fly in the straight line.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since Kirby 64.
  • Ptero Soarer: They are based on pterosaurs, but they are very small, purple, lack feet and endlessly stay in the air.

Corori

Penguin-like enemies who make snowballs and roll them down from hills.


Wappa

Furry yeti-like enemies that attack by rolling into a snowball and ramming into Kirby. They give Ice ability when swallowed.


Sasuke

Spherical enemies with conical straw hats they use as parachutes. They give Parasol ability when swallowed.


Kany

Crab-like enemies that extend their claws to pinch Kirby.


Loud

Small rainclouds that tend to chase Kirby around.


Mopoo

While spherical enemies who leap or fly around. They commonly appear in cloudy or snowy zones.


Mony

Ammonite-like enemies who just swim around the seas.


Klinko

Purple blob-like enemy with a conical straw hat that bounces around and gives Parasol ability when swallowed.


Madoo

Cloak-wearing enemies that shoot powerful projectiles down at Kirby. These projectiles can destroy otherwise indestructible blocks.


Oro

Yellow sand-like enemies that protrude from the ground to ambush Kirby.


Pacto

One-eyed enemies with massive jaws that pop up and try to eat Kirby and chew on him.


  • The Bus Came Back: After their long absence, they return in Canvas Curse and then reappear in Return to Dream Land.
  • Cumulonemesis: Pacloud, a cloud-like variation of Pacto from Return to Dream Land.
  • Eating the Enemy: They constantly try to eat Kirby and chew him up.
  • Foul Flower: Pacfurawa, a flower variation of Pacto from Triple Deluxe.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: In Canvas Curse, they can't be killed.
  • Jagged Mouth: In their modern appearances, their mouths are jagged, as opposed to having teeth.
  • Shout-Out: Their names and designs bring Pac-Man to mind.

Pasara

White fuzzy spherical enemies that float in one spot and split into three smaller versions of themselves when attacked.


  • Asteroids Monster: They split into three smaller versions of themselves when attacked. Unfortunately for them, these versions are too small to do any harm to Kirby.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This is the only game they appear in.
  • Meaningful Name: Their names are based on Kesaran-pasaran, fluffy creatures from Japanese mythology.

Peran

Green spherical creatures that hide behind the wallpaper and spit projectiles at Kirby.


  • Achilles' Heel: One head bash from below is enough to send them falling to their doom.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This is the only game they appear in.
  • Stealthy Mook: They hide behind wallpapers, occasionally revealing themselves to shoot projectiles at Kirby.

Peloo

Floating faces that appear out of nowhere, seek for Kirby, protrude their tongues and try to eat him, chew him up and then spit out.


Nidoo

Enemies that imitate doors, but then transform into blobs to attack Kirby. In Triple Deluxe, instead of transforming into blobs, they try to slam on Kirby. They also get new variations.


  • The Bus Came Back: After their long absence, they ultimately return in Triple Deluxe with new variations given.
  • Chest Monster: They pretend to be doors and then reveal themselves to attack. In Triple Deluxe, Niloors also pretend to be platforms, and Art Nidoos pretend to be paintings with doors drawn on them.
  • Fake Platform: Niloors pretend to be platforms, but then they reveal themselves and disappear.

Bukiset

Knight-like cycloptic enemies wielding various weapons. There are seven variations of them, each one corresponds to every Copy Ability in the game.


  • An Ice Person: They can wield ice swords that shoot ice. These Bukisets give Ice ability.
  • Armor Is Useless: Despite wearing the armor, they aren't any more durable than any other enemy in the game.
  • Carry a Big Stick: They can wield clubs that shoot rocks and give Stone ability.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This is the only game they appear in.
  • Cyclops: They possess only one eye.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Club-wielding Bukisets shoot rocks and give Stone ability.
  • Flaming Sword: They can wield fire swords that shoot fire. These Bukisets give Burning ability.
  • Improbable Weapon User: They can wield brooms and parasols as weapons, giving Cleaning and Parasol abilities respectively.
  • Jousting Lance: They can wield lances and give the Needle ability.
  • Magic Wand: They can wield two types of wands: ones that shoot sparks (give Spark ability) and the ones that shoot curved blades that go through the walls (give Cutter ability).
  • Punny Name: "Buki" means "weapon" in Japanese, therefore their names can mean "weapon set", referring to how they can possess any weapon that corresponds to every Copy Ability in the game.
  • Shock and Awe: They can wield wands that shoot sparks. These Bukisets give Spark ability.

Batamon

The most unusual enemies in the game, Batamons are creatures that look very similar to Kirby himself. They tend to walk behind Kirby's reach, and only in one secret room Kirby can interact with them.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Just what the hell are these things? Are they relatives to Kirby's race? Are they clones of Kirby? Are they only mimicking Kirby's looks? So many questions, and there are barely any answers.
    • The manga has Coo refer to them as "False Kirbys", but doesn't go into any farther into detail.
  • The Cameo: They can be drawn by Adeleine in Star Allies.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Kirby himself. Though they are much, much weaker than him. And "evil" may be a stretch, as they are not inherently hostile to Kirby and just wander around, minding their own business.

Zebon

Green spherical immobile blobs that absorb Kirby and spit him out on massive speeds.


  • Blob Monster: They are jelly-like spherical creatures.
  • Helpful Mook: They fulfill the same purpose as cannons from other games. Namely, they take Kirby and fire them at preset direction.

Metroid

The eponymous bio-form of the Metroid series, these energy-based parasitic predators make a Kirby series appearance in stage 2 of Iceberg. Tropes relating to them can be found on this page.

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    First Appearing in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 

N-Z

Spherical gray creature with white feet and "ears" resembling a cat. As shown in the third stage of Ripple Star, they are produced by Dark Matter.


  • Black Bead Eyes: They have black, beady eyes.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64. Possibly justified, as Dark Matter has been destroyed ever since Kirby 64.
  • Dark Is Evil: They are produced from Dark Matter, as shown in the third stage of Ripple Star.
  • Giant Mook: A big N-Z appears as the first Mini-Boss in the game.
  • The Goomba: N-Zs take up the mantle of Waddle Dees as the basic weakest enemies.
  • Mooks: They are the weakest Dark Matter beings and they act as the most basic grunts for their forces.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Since Waddle Dee is an ally in this game, N-Zs exist to replace them.

Cairn

An enemy made up of three stacked rocks, with each one smaller than the one below it, with the top one serving as its head. Gives Stone ability.


Punc

A spherical black enemy with green spiky shell. It attacks by rolling into a ball and charging at Kirby. Gives Needle ability.


Skud

A missile with a face that attacks Kirby by firing itself at him. Gives Bomb ability.


Mite

Spherical mole-like enemy with massive claws that digs itself out of the ground, runs around in all directions before burrowing back underground.


Flutter

A white butterfly with black borders that cannot be harmed by Kirby nor can hurt Kirby by itself.


Bumber

Orange spherical enemy with a parasol on its head.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64.
  • Dub Name Change: Rakka in Japanese.
  • Parasol Parachute: Their parasols on their heads slow down their fall. When Kirby lifts one above his head, he can also slowly descend, mimicking the Parasol ability that is absent from this game.
  • Punny Name: Bumber's name is derived from "Bumbershoot", which is another name from "umbrella".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: They resemble Sasukes from Dream Land 3, in appearance and behavior-wise.

Sawyer

A living buzzsaw with a red center. Gives Cutter ability.


Pupa

Tear-shaped insectoid enemy that hangs on a thin strand of thread.


  • Achilles' Heel: They can be easily defeated by cutting the thread, making them fall for their doom.

Bivolt

A living spark that travels along the climbable surface and acts as an obstacle to Kirby. They cannot be inhaled or defeated.


Ghost Knight

A blue one-eyed ghost with a lance and a shield. Gives the Needle ability.


Kacti

Cactus-like enemy that either bounces up and down or rolls into Kirby to hit him. Gives the Needle ability.


Gobblin

Another cactus-like enemy that tries to bite Kirby when he comes next to him.


I3

An one-eyed blocky creature that drops itself from the sky to instantly crush Kirby.


  • The Cameo: I3 can be drawn by Adeleine in Star Allies.
  • Cyclops: They have only one eye.
  • Dub Name Change: Donen in Japanese.
  • Expy: Of Thwomp.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: They are completely invincible and cannot be destroyed.
  • One-Hit KO: If they crush Kirby, he immediately loses all of his health. And life.
  • Punny Name: Their names can be pronounced as "eye-cubed", which refers to how they possess only one eye and are cube-shaped.

Sandman

A blob made of sand with a face that pops up from the ground to hit Kirby from below.


Snipper

A bug-like enemy with massive mandibles that jumps out of the sand to pull him underground and spit him out.


  • Antlion Monster: It hides in the sand and then attacks by bursting out of it to grab Kirby with its mandibles.

Noo

A ghost that inhabits the ruins of Rock Star and throws bluish-purple fireballs at Kirby.


Bo

A dark sphere of smoke and ash that hovers in place.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64.
  • Dark Is Evil: They are dark spheres of smoke and ash, and they are enemies to Kirby.

Hack

An axe with feet that runs around and gives Stone ability.


Bonehead

A skull with black bat wings that attacks by dropping on Kirby.


Flopper

Red fish that swims around or flops whenever it appear on the ground. It mostly prefers to ignore Kirby.


Fishbone

An enemy resembling a fishbone which can fire its head and grow a new one. Gives Cutter ability.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64.
  • Dem Bones: They appear to be skeletal fish.
  • Detachment Combat: Attacks by firing its head and growing the new one. When Kirby lifts one above his head, it constantly fires its head, which can be used against enemies or Acro, boss of the Aqua Star.
  • Dub Name Change: Tail in Japanese.
  • Giant Mook: A big Fishbone appears as a Mini-Boss.

Turbite

A purple spherical enemy with metal claws that tries to grab and electrocute Kirby. Gives Spark ability.


Spark-i

A blue spherical enemy with an one eye and armor plates that attacks by revealing itself and shooting sparks at Kirby. Gives Spark ability.


Chacha

A sphere-shaped tropical foe with maracas that dances and attacks Kirby.


Pompey

A living volcano that attacks by shooting magma rocks from its top. Gives Stone ability.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: It gives the Stone ability when swallowed.
  • Dub Name Change: Dokan in Japanese.
  • Magma Man: It's a living volcano that attacks by erupting magma rocks from its top.
  • Punny Name: Its name is a pun on Pompeii, an ancient city that was infamously built near a volcano and got destroyed by it.
  • Rock Monster: It's a living volcano.

Yariko

Caveman-esque girl that attacks by throwing spears at Kirby.


Splinter

A spiked log that rolls and attempts to crash into Kirby.


Zoos

A small yellow creature that rides a dark cloud and attacks by firing lightnings or dropping big raindrops at Kirby. Gives Spark ability.


Emp

A penguin-like enemy that runs away from Kirby as soon as it sees him. Gives Ice ability.


Glom

A frog-like enemy that hides in its hole and comes out to swallow Kirby and spit him out.


Blowfish

Green pufferfish-like enemy that explodes when Kirby comes near. Gives Bomb ability.


Squibby

A transparent, white, aquatic enemy that attacks by protruding its tentacles on the top of its red head.


Pedo

A torpedo-like enemy that flies in straight direction, exploding upon coming in contact with anything. Gives Bomb ability.


Ignus

Rocks that fall from the sky to land on Kirby. Appear only in the fourth stages of Aqua Star and Neo Star.


Flora

Flower heads with petals surrounding the top of their heads like crowns, which also can slow their fall down.


Mahall

Tan blob-like enemies with green lids above their heads. They pop up to shoot a bubble at Kirby.


Drop

Amoeba-like enemies who drop from the ceiling to attack.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64.
  • Death from Above: They are drops who fall from above to attack.
  • Making a Splash: They are made of some watery substance which surrounds their cores.
  • Punny Name: Their names have multiple meanings. One, they are drops of watery substance. Two, they drop from the ceiling.
  • Wolfpack Boss: One Mini-Boss battle pits Kirby against hordes of Drops.

Burnis

A bird made of fire that drops heated rocks at Kirby that gives the Burning ability if inhaled.


Frigis

A bird made of ice that drops blocks of ice at Kirby that gives the Ice ability if inhaled.


Slushy

An enemy resembling a white piece of slush with blue coloring along its bottom. It slowly moves around underwater.


Plugg

An enemy resembling an electrical outlet that attacks by "plugging" itself into the ground and producing two sparks. It gives the Spark ability in Kirby 64 and the Plasma ability in Star Allies.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: It's a sentient electrical outlet with feet.
  • Black Bead Eyes: It has black, beady eyes. It manages to keep them even after Art Evolution in Star Allies.
  • The Bus Came Back: Catching everyone off-guard, Plugg reappears in Star Allies as an enemy and friend for Plasma ability after his very long absence.
  • Dub Name Change: Conce in Japanese, Clavijo in Spanish, Prizz in French, Stecki in German, Spinotto in Italian.
  • Ground Pound: A variation in which it slams itself plug first into the ground to attack.
  • Meaningful Name: Its name is derived from the fact it "plugs" itself into the ground to attack.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: While enemies in Star Allies underwent major changes in design, Plugg's only design changes were making him less polygonal and improving the design of his prongs and addition of screw on his bottom behind. Otherwise, he looks very minimalistic, just like in his first appearance.
  • Shock and Awe: It attacks by "plugging" themselves in the ground and let out two sparks that go to opposite directions. It also gives the Spark or Plasma ability depending on the game.

Putt

A green limbless enemy with a single horn on its head that attacks by rolling a boulder down the slope.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64.
  • Punny Name: Their names are derived from "putt", which describes the motion of lightly touching an object to set forth its motion.

Rockn

A rocket-like enemy that flies in straight direction, exploding upon coming in contact with anything, that gives the Bomb ability if inhaled.


  • Action Bomb: It's a living missile and it explodes upon coming in contact with anything.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never made another reappearance ever since their debut in Kirby 64.
  • Punny Name: Its name is based on "rocket".
  • Underground Monkey: It looks just like a Pedo, but with eight propellers instead of four, and it is blue in color.

    First Appearing in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror 

Chip

Small, yellow, drop-shaped creature with a fox tail that hops around, minding its own business.


Soarar

Dart-shaped yellow creature that soars through the air.


  • All Flyers Are Birds: As shown in Mass Attack, they make nests and lay eggs.
  • Death from Above: Mono Soarars, black Soarars from Mass Attack, that attack by somersaulting and then dashing straight into Kirbys below.
  • Eye Beams: They were able to use it in The Amazing Mirror and Canvas Curse, but ever since Mass Attack they lost this ability completely.
  • Giant Mook: Big Soarar, a unique enemy that appears in Mass Attack.
  • Mama Bear: In Mass Attack, if you're unable to destroy a Soarar egg in time, a Big Soarar will appear and furiously knock Kirbys away before taking an egg and flying away.
  • Meaningful Name: Their name is derived from the fact they soar through the air.

Batty

Bat-like enemy that actively chases Kirby when awakened.


Snooter

Green creature that eats any item or battery it comes in contact with. When attacked, it turns red and starts wildly attacking Kirby.


Boxin

A mammalian enemy with boxing gloves that attacks by punching or using uppercuts. Gives Fighter ability when swallowed.


Cupie

A green cupid-like enemy that floats around and shoots arrows at Kirby. Gives Cupid ability.


Roly-Poly

A blue enemy that attacks by rolling.


Foley

A plant with propeller leaves that attacks by falling on Kirby and exploding. Gives Bomb ability.


  • Action Bomb: They explode when they fall and they give Bomb ability.
  • Death from Above: They attack by falling from the sky.
  • Punny Name: Their name is derived from "foliage", referring to their plant nature, but also can be combined with "fall", referring to them falling on Kirby.

Golem

Rocky living statues that come in three colors: brown, grey and yellow. They all give Stone ability, but grey can give Fighter ability when swallowed in the middle of an uppercut and yellow can give Wheel when swallowed during their Rolling Attack.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror, and nowhere else.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: There are three types of Golems, each of which has its own unique attack. Brown ones attack by jumping and falling on Kirby, grey ones attack with uppercuts, yellow ones roll into Kirby to attack.
  • Death from Above: Brown Golems jump in the air and attempt to crush Kirby by falling on him.
  • Dub Name Change: Galeb in Japanese.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: They give Stone ability when swallowed and don't use their attacks. Brown ones give Stone ability in any way.
  • Golem: Duh. It's right there in the name.
  • Mooks: They serve King Golem, who can summon them in the middle of battle.
  • Rock Monster: They are golems made of rock.
  • Rolling Attack: Yellow Golems attack by rolling. They give Wheel ability when swallowed in the middle of this attack.
  • Shoryuken: Grey Golems attack by doing uppercuts. When they are swallowed in the middle of doing one, they give Kirby Fighter ability.

Cookin

Frying pan-wielding spherical enemy that attacks by throwing his frying pan and catching Kirby to cook him. Gives Cook ability.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror, and nowhere else.
  • Dub Name Change: Cookn in Japanese.
  • Evil Chef: They try to cook Kirby alive when they see him.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: They attack with frying pans, and when they catch Kirby, they fry him on said pans.
  • Metal Slime: They are very rare enemies, appearing only in certain places, and they don't respawn after defeat.

Leap

An enemy with massive lips that attacks by kissing Kirby.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: They always try to give Kirby a big kiss when they see him. Kirby himself doesn't like being kissed by them, as when they do, they leave his face covered in lipstick, which he wipes off immediately.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror, and nowhere else.
  • Dub Name Change: Lip in Japanese.
  • Gag Lips: They have massive lips, with which they give big, unwanted kisses to Kirby.
  • Punny Name: Their name is a corruption of "lip", which refers to their, you guessed it, lips.

Minny

Miniature enemies that give Kirby Mini ability when swallowed.


Bang-Bang

A missile-like enemy that attacks Kirby by flying onto him and exploding that gives Missile ability when inhaled.


Mirra

A yellow blob-like creature that stretches its body over Mirror Doors and retreats whenever it sees Kirby, taking the door with it.


  • Blob Monster: It's a blob that stretches over the Mirror Door.
  • Chest Monster: It's stretched over the Mirror Door.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror, and nowhere else.
  • Cowardly Mooks: Whenever Kirby comes close, Mirra escapes by burrowing underground and taking the Mirror Door with it. However, it does not react to long-range attacks.
  • Dub Name Change: Mirron in Japanese.

Droppy

A drop-shaped enemy that steals Kirby's ability and transforms into a pink version of an enemy yielding this ability.


  • Bandit Mook: It steals Kirby's Copy Ability he was holding.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror, and nowhere else.
  • Palette Swap: The enemies it transforms into have pink coloration.
  • Punny Name: Drop + Copy.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Its behavior is very similar to that of a Tac. It steals Kirby's abilities, and also can shapeshift into enemies similarly to Helper!Tac's ability to turn into other helpers.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When it tries to swallow mid-boss's Copy Ability (or Parasol), it does not transform and instead turns red and starts running everywhere.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: It transforms into an enemy that corresponds to ability it stole from Kirby.

Heavy Knight

A big, armored knight that wields a huge sword and gives Sword ability when inhaled.


Metal Guardian

A mechanical cycloptic being that shoots lasers and gives Laser ability when inhaled.


Shooty

An airplane-like enemy that appears whenever Bombar is nearby. It shoots two lasers and can fire a missile to attack.


Prank

A purple imp-like mischievous enemy that constantly tries to pull harmful pranks on Kirby.


  • Banana Peel: One of the pranks they can pull. Slipping on it does not deal any damage, but it makes Kirby lose his Copy Ability.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror, and nowhere else.
  • Face Doodling: They can paint Kirby's face with a paintbrush. This results in Kirby wiping his face with handkerchief.
  • Fireball: They can throw these at Kirby, which he can swallow for Fire ability.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: They can throw frying pans at Kirby, which he can swallow for Cook ability.
  • An Ice Person: They can throw chunks of ice at Kirby, which he can swallow for Ice ability.
  • Meaningful Name: They are named Pranks and they are pranksters.
  • The Prankster: It's right there in the name.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: They can throw a bomb at Kirby, which he can swallow for Bomb ability.

Blockin

An enemy that takes disguise of a Star Block. When Kirby tries to swallow him, it reveals itself, becomes angry and tries to attack Kirby.


  • Chest Monster: It takes disguise of a Star Block.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror and Squeak Squad, and nowhere else.
  • Dub Name Change: Blockn in Japanese.
  • Made of Explodium: If Kirby manages to avoid it for a very long time, it will explode, similarly to Scarfy.
  • No-Sell: It can't be inhaled. In fact, attempting to inhale it triggers its transformation.

Haley

A flying hedgehog-like enemy that soars through the skies.


  • Airborne Mook: It constantly flies in air.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only appeared in The Amazing Mirror, and nowhere else.
  • Punny Name: Its name is a pun on Halley's Comet. It's also a pun on Japanese words for needle (hari) and hedgehog (harinezumi).

Jack

A rare blue blob-like enemy with a lure that hides in the cannon, preventing it from being used.


    First Appearing in Kirby: Canvas Curse 

Blado

A variant of Gordo with four axe blades instead of spikes and a permanent scowl. It's commonly found on chains.


  • An Axe to Grind: They have axe blades instead of spikes.
  • The Bus Came Back: After years of absence, they reprise their roles in The Rainbow Curse and then reappear in Star Allies, where they are spawned by Yggy Woods and Parallel Woods.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Being a variant of Gordo, he's completely indestructible.
  • Underground Monkey: It's a variant of Gordo.

Bloon

A balloon-like enemy that gives Balloon ability when defeated.


Flame Shotzo

A flamethrower variant of Shotzo.


Gaveela

A serpentine enemy that stays in rocky crevasses and tries to eat Kirby whenever he comes close.


Thudd

A living block that falls down on Kirby whenever he is under them.


Snoppy

A furry white creature that curls into ball and rolls around to harm Kirby. It gives Freeze ability when defeated.


Topper

A mechanical enemy that acts as a barrier holding two electrical beams and blocking the path.


Giggling Painting

A painting with a face that appears only in the World of Drawcia. They are harmless, but they appear laugh at Kirby when he passes by them.


    First Appearing in Kirby: Squeak Squad 

Acchi

A red, flaming salamander that sneezes fireballs at Kirby and gives Fire ability when swallowed.


Bun

A red bunny-like enemy that grabs Kirby to throw him, and it gives Throw ability when swallowed.


Cret

A mysterious yellow orb that inhabits the cloud and drops explosive coconuts at Kirby. When Kirby inhales its cloud, it releases either the Gordo, a food item, or 1UP.


Crimp

A strange wall-climbing enemy that constantly shoots green explosive balls at Kirby.


Gaw Gaw

A mammalian enemy with claws that gives Animal ability when swallowed.


Gussa

A small blue fish with a horn and a propeller that tries to ram Kirby with its horn.


Maiga

A green slimy monster that hops around and cannot be inhaled, as it will stick to Kirby's face and stick to it, constantly dealing damage.


Metalun

A big metallic creature that tries to ram or roll into Kirby and gives Metal ability when swallowed.


Perara

A floppy, disk-shaped blue creature that floats in the air and attempts to land on Kirby when it sees him.


Uja

A strange swarm of black miniature creatures that takes the shape of either a hand or a swarm.


    First Appearing in Kirby's Epic Yarn 

Dropso

A cycloptic blob of blue yarn that drops from the ceiling.


Ooki

An one-eyed monkey that throws beads at Kirby.


  • Cyclops: Possesses only one eye.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: It's a monkey that drops free beads at you! Averted, however, with those that appear in Whispy's Forest, as these throw damaging apples at you.
  • Helpful Mook: They are outright helpful to Kirby, giving him free beads.

Cyclod

A cycloptic enemy that tries to charge into Kirby to knock him off. Also has alternate variants in form of Uniclod, Bobber Clod, and Rolling Clod.


  • Aquatic Mook: Bobber Clods are Uniclods wearing swimming tubes, with which they can swim on the surface of water.
  • Cyclops: In case the name wasn't a giveaway already.
  • Helpful Mook: Rolling Clods in Cool Cave can be used to destroy cloth blocks to reveal an item.
  • Horn Attack: Uniclods and Bobber Clods (when they are on the ground) try to ram Kirby with their horns.
  • Ramming Always Works: Cyclods try to ram Kirby by charging into him. However, the charge attack deals no damage, but sends him flying, so it's still better to avoid it.
  • Rolling Attack: Rolling Clods' main way of attacking, in case the name wasn't a giveaway.
  • Spikes of Doom: Uniclods and Bobber Clods have a spiked horn on their heads, while Rolling Clods are cycloptic spheres that are covered in spikes.
  • The Spiny: Uniclods and Bobber Clods cannot be smashed with the Weight form because of their spikes, unless they lower their heads to attack.

Buttonfly

A family of insects that are made of buttons, members including: Buttonfly, Buttonbee, Buttonbug, ...Orbitfly, and Redfly.


  • Airborne Mook: They all fly in the air.
  • Bee Afraid: Buttonbees are hostile insects that would attack Kirby on sight.
  • Harmless Enemy: Regular Buttonflies cannot hurt you. And they don't even seek to.
  • Homing Projectile: The yarn balls they are wrapped into home on enemies.
  • Red Is Violent: Buttonbugs are even more hostile than Buttonbees, as they actively try to chase Kirby down.

Gator (Kirby's Epic Yarn)

Not to be confused with the enemies with the same name from Super Star, Gators are alligator heads that open and close their mouths. When their mouths are closed, Kirby can use them as platforms to stay on them. When they are open, they damage Kirby.


Dandan

A stout, yellow bird that spits energy projectiles.


Sulkworm

A giant green worm that spits grey thread at Kirby or drops on him from above.


Candlemander

A flaming salamander that attacks by turning into a fireball and ramming into Kirby.


Swadclod

A mummified version of Cyclod (or Sneak Sack) that attacks by grabbing Kirby and throwing them against the ground.


  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Sneak Sack!Swadclods can be differed from normal Swadclods by their eye color. Cyclod!Swadclods have blue eyes, Sneak Sack!Swadclods have yellow eyes.
  • Cyclops: It possesses only one eye.
  • Grapple Move: They attack by grabbing Kirby with their wraps and throwing them against the ground.
  • Mummy: It's a mummified Cyclod (or Sneak Sack).

Sneak Sack

A cycloptic sack full of beads that runs away as soon as it sees you. If destroyed with projectile or unraveling, it gives 100 beads.


Calderon

A living cycloptic volcano that sits in the lava shoots two volcanic rocks into the air.


Magmotamus

A creature that lives in the magma and can be used as a platform.


  • Cranium Ride: You can use their heads as platforms to hop over the lava pool. However, they sink when you do so.
  • Helpful Mook: It can be used as a platform to stay on.

Emba

A cycloptic fireball that can be destroyed with water from Fire Engine Metamortex form.


Battins

A cycloptic bat-like enemy that attacks Kirby by swooping on him.


Slobba

A frog-like enemy that attacks by eating up and spitting Kirby.


Snip-Snap

A claw-like enemy that appears in thin passageways and tries to grab Kirby back to the starting point, making him lose beads. When connected to electrical outlet, they plug themselves in, affecting the nearby platforms.


  • Helpful Mook: Them plugging into outlets can help you with platforms.
  • Shock and Awe: They can plug themselves into outlets and start powering them.

Shelby

A snail that attacks by rolling into Kirby. The yarn ball it gets rolled into can destroy multiple yarn blocks and cloth blocks.


Embaconda

A segmented snake made of flames and can only be destroyed by water.


Soldier

Cycloptic soldiers that have multiple variations. Sword Soldiers wield swords, Spear Soldiers wield spears, Cannon Soldiers have cannons on their heads and shoot missiles, and Whistle Soldiers blow in their whistles, calling attention for many other Soldiers.


Jelly

A family of jellyfish enemies, members including: Sea Jelly, Jelly Jr., Space Jelly, and Spore Jelly.


  • Aquatic Mook: Jelly Jrs. appear only underwater. Why Sea Jellies don't is anybody's guess.
  • Electric Jellyfish: Sea Jellies, when left alone for too long, start producing electricity. Jelly Jrs. use this as their main method of attack.
  • Flying Seafood Special: They are jellyfishes that float in the air.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite their names, Sea Jellies are not encountered underwater.
  • Space Is an Ocean: Space Jellies and Spore Jellies are alien jellyfishes that float in space.

Stogue

A luminescent ghost that appears in dark places and produces light.


  • Cyclops: They are cycloptic ghosts.
  • Light 'em Up: They serve as the source of light.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: They can be viewed as substitutes for Cool Spooks from Kirby's Adventure, as both are ghosts that appear in the dark places and serve as a source of light.

Sawgill

A sawfish with a chainsaw for nose that actively chases Kirby upon seeing him.


Anemonee

An anemone-like enemy with long tentacles that waits until Kirby will get trapped in them.


Amprey

An electric eel that moves in set pattern and direction and appears as an obstacle.


Danglerfish

A giant anglerfish that attacks by sucking the water in to eat Kirby. Also, a massive Danglerfish appears to chase Kirby at the end of the level.


  • Alluring Anglerfish: It's an anglerfish that tries to suck its victim up. Also, a giant Danglerfish tries to chase Kirby down in an Escape Sequence.
  • Aquatic Mook: Appear only underwater.
  • Escape Sequence: In the end of the level, the player needs to escape the giant Danglerfish that is completely impervious to attacks and cannot be stopped.

Mariner

Cycloptic blue relatives of Soldiers that appear only in Boom Boatyard. Much like Soldiers, Mariners come in different types: Sword Mariners, Spear Mariners, Cannon Mariners, and Whistle Mariners.


  • Blade on a Stick: Spear Mariners wield spears.
  • Cyclops: Just like Soldiers, Mariners are cycloptic soldiers.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Sword Mariners' and Spear Mariners' weapons be taken away and used against them.
  • Palette Swap: They are just recolored Soldiers, with black heads and red eyes being replaced with blue, and bodies becoming light grey.
  • Patrolling Mook: Whistle Mariners, upon noticing Kirby, blow into their whistles and summon an army of Mariners to attack Kirby.
  • Underground Monkey: They are blue versions of Soldiers.

Cutfish

A pufferfish-like enemy covered in spikes that attacks by trying to ram into Kirby.


Freezo

An icy cannon that looks like Shotzo, but unlike Shotzo, it can be destroyed. It shoots snowballs at Kirby


Twiggy Woods

A smaller version of Whispy Woods that drops Gordos from foliage. It can be stopped by pulling the red button hanging from its top, and it has a pendulum button and a platform in its foliage.


  • Helpful Mook: You can use them to climb higher places due to their platforms and pendulum buttons.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: They are completely indestructible. You can stop them from dropping Gordos, but that's only temporary, as they just resume dropping them several seconds later.
  • Mini Mook: They are smaller versions of Whispy Woods.
  • Single Tear: Just like Whispy Woods, they shed a single tear when you prevent them from dropping Gordos.
  • When Trees Attack: They are antagonistic trees that look like Whispy Woods.

Boinger

A cloud-like enemy that boings on its spring beneath.


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    First Appearing in Kirby Mass Attack 

Beanbon

A bean-like enemy that inhabits the Popopo Islands. They come in many variants, including but not limited to: Big Beanbons, Mummbons, Flappons, and Zombons.


  • Airborne Mook: Flappons are flying limbless variants of Beanbons.
  • Butt-Monkey: Beanbons are commonly used to demonstrate the hazards that can endanger Kirby...by suffering from these hazards themselves.
  • Edible Ammunition: Beanbon hurls coconuts; exploding coconuts, in fact.
  • Dub Name Change: Puppon in Japanese.
  • Giant Mook: Beanbons, Mummbons, and Zombons all have big counterparts. There is also Giant Beanbon that appears only in Kirby Quest and Strato Patrol EOS sub-games.
  • The Goomba: They replace Waddle Dees in this game as the most basic foes.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Mummbons cannot be permanently killed, as they just rise back from the dead.
  • Mook Maker: Flappons spawn new Beanbons if not dealt with quickly. In later levels, they can spawn Zombons and Big Zombons.
  • Mummy: Mummbons are mummified versions of Beanbons.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: Mummbons and Zombons are mummified and zombified versions of Beanbons, respectively.
  • Reviving Enemy: Mummbons just come back to life after being defeated.
  • Unique Enemy: Gold Beanbon, an enemy which you can defeat for an achievement.
  • The Virus: Zombons can turn Kirbys into other Zombons. Over the time, they bury underground and you end up losing a Kirby. Thankfully, defeating Zombon!Kirby reverts him back to regular Kirby.

Skully

A member of the Skull Gang that resembles a skull surrounded by a black and purple aura. They appear when Kirby picks up a Skull Key, after which they get sucked into a shadowy dimension, where a horde of Skullies appears with a red Skully that carries a Skull Chest. A stronger variant of it named Skullion exists. Skullseer is their general.


  • Dark Is Evil: They are malevolent skulls surrounded by a cloud of darkness.
  • Dem Bones: They are sentient skulls.
  • Dub Name Change: Dokuron in Japanese for regular Skully, and Dokurosu for Skullion.
  • Elite Mooks: Skullions are a stronger variant of Skullies. It takes over a hundred years for a Skully to grow into a Skullion.
  • Horns of Villainy: Skullions have a single horn on their heads.
  • Mooks: They are the most common members of the Skull Gang.
  • Palette Swap: A red variant of Skully carries a Skull Chest. It's much tougher than a regular Skully.

Birdee

A bird wearing overalls that attacks by throwing spiked fruits at Kirby. Initially all Birdees are hostile to Kirby due to them accidentally hitting Big Birdee, their leader, but after rescuing Big Birdee's children, Birdees turn friendly to Kirby and assist him in various ways.


Oohroo

A purple ape with large fists that attacks with a flurry of punches.


  • Apes in Space: Space Oohroos are Oohroos that researched space travel and possess their own spaceship.
  • Determinator: Daroach describes them as determined when it comes to getting what they want, with the Space Oohroo mastering space travel all for the sake of eating Volcano Valley's bananas, considered the sweetest in the universe.
  • Dub Name Change: Uhho in Japanese.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Described as being very aggressive in temperament.
  • Fishbowl Helmet: The Space Oohroo wear spacesuits that look like giant fishbowls.
  • Floating Limbs: Their fists don't appear to be attached to their bodies.
  • Maniac Monkeys: Oohroos are very short-tempered and aggressive apes.
  • Smarter Than You Look: One group of Oohroos, the Space Oohroo, have mastered space travel and use it to reach Volcano Valley in order to feast on its bananas.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: They really love bananas, to the point that Space Oohroos researched space travel just to get bananas from Volcano Valley.
  • Underground Monkey: The Space Oohroo, who look like regular Oohroos save for their visors and spacesuits.

Spideroo

A blue spider that attacks from above, grabbing Kirby and dragging him off to defeat him.


  • Death from Above: They attack by descending from above before dragging any unfortunate Kirby off to death. They can also drop spiked fruits at Kirby from above.
  • Dub Name Change: Spydio in Japanese.
  • Giant Spider: Well, at least bigger than one individual Kirby.
  • Monstrous Mandibles: They possess massive mandibles, with which they grab Kirby to drag them off.
  • Palette Swap: A green variant of Spideroo exists. It appears whenever Kirby grabs a cocoon. They are much more fragile than their blue counterparts, as it takes only one Kirby to defeat them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It is named Spiderdoo in Europe.
  • Spiders Are Scary: They are spiders who grab Kirbys and drag them off to defeat them immediately.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Design-wise, they look very similar to Comos.

Battybat

A big-lipped bat that attacks by swooping above and grabbing Kirby with its mouth.


Schnoz

A family of enemies that constantly push stuff like Heave-Ho Blocks. Members include: Schnoz, Big Schnoz, and the even bigger Dosudosutan.


  • Attack the Tail: Dosudosutan has to be grabbed by a tail to prevent it from dragging the exit door away.
  • Dub Name Change: Schnoz is known as Dosutan in Japanese, and Big Schnoz is known as Dodosutan in Japanese.
  • Giant Mook: Both Big Schnoz and Dosudosutan are giant versions of regular Schnoz.
  • Punny Name: They all have Schnoz in the name, and they all have Sinister Schnoz.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: If you take too long in pushing the block back against Schnoz and Big Schnoz, they will eventually give up and go away from the block.
  • Sinister Schnoz: They all possess these.

Moggy

A segmented yellow caterpillar-like enemy. Its segments have big bubbles on them, which contain fruits, bombs and medals.


  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: It's a giant caterpillar.
  • Helpful Mook: It carries fruit and medals on its segments, however it also carries bombs, so if you're not careful, you might get blown up and lose many Kirbys.
  • Segmented Serpent: Its body is split into segments. Each segment has a bubble on it with a fruit, bomb, or medal in it.

Toppy

A flying top-like enemy with a bow that attacks by spinning. A larger variant of it called Su Toppy appears in Sandy Canyon.


Posura

A slug-like enemy that spits venom blobs at Kirbys from its tubes on its head. A space variant of it also exists.


  • Poisonous Person: It spits venom blobs, which encase Kirbys and slowly kill them if they won't be released in time.
  • Shock and Awe: Space Posura attacks by shooting sparks.

Snoozroot

A tall plant that is commonly found sleeping and spits poison at Kirby when it wakes up.


  • Berserk Button: They hate being woken up and spit poison at anyone who does.
  • Dub Name Change: Utouto in Japanese.
  • Foul Flower: They are antagonistic plants.
  • Interface Screw: Sand Snoozroots cannot harm Kirby, but they blur the screen out with their sand.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire Snoozroots are fiery versions of Snoozroots that spit fireballs and are commonly found ablaze.
  • Poisonous Person: They spit venom blobs, which encase Kirbys and slowly kill them if they won't be released in time. Swell Snoozroots spit three venom globs with propellers that hover down and encase any Kirby they come in contact with.
  • Sleepyhead: They are commonly found sleeping.

Moles

Mischievous mole-like enemies that work under the servitude of Moley. There are three variants of moles: Mogumoles, Mogumets, and Roguemoles.


  • Cool Shades: Roguemoles wear shades similar to that of Moley.
  • Dub Name Change: Roguemoles are known as Igamogue in Japanese; the rest were not localized.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Mogumets cannot be harmed and only serve as obstacles during the battle with Moley.
  • Mini Mook: They are moles that look similar to Moley and work for him.
  • Palette Swap: In Volcano Valley, a purple variant of Mogumole appears. It's not any different from its regular counterpart.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: They are slightly bigger than one individual Kirby.
  • The Spiny: Mogumets, which wear spiked helmets and cannot be damaged due to that. They serve as obstacle during the battle with Moley.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Mogumoles throw bombs at Kirby.
  • Whack-a-Monster: Mogumoles and Mogumets pop up during the battle with Moley, and serve as hindrance.

Warwiggle

A worm-like enemy that wears a spiked metallic helmet. It attacks by emerging from the sand and hitting any Kirby who stood under it.


  • Attack Its Weak Point: They can be attacked by hitting them in their swollen neck segments.
  • Sand Worm: It's a worm-like enemy that lives in the sand.
  • Segmented Serpent: Their bodies are split in segments. In their segments they have fruits, bombs, and rarely key or medal. After being defeated, they vomit everything out.
  • Spikes of Doom: They wear spiked metallic helmets.

Shellmic

A spiny creature that hides inside a seashell and tries to inhale Kirbys when disturbed. Can be destroyed only when retracted inside its shell.


  • Aquatic Mook: Appears only underwater.
  • Chest Monster: It hides inside seashells that normally produce air bubbles or have some hidden surprises inside.
  • Spikes of Doom: It's covered in spikes that damage Kirbys on contact.
  • Vacuum Mouth: It tries to suck Kirbys in and get them hurt by its spikes.

Jellifrizz

A square jellyfish that attacks by shooting electric sparks in four diagonal directions. When defeated, it splits into four mini Jellifrizzes. A space variant of it exists that is much tougher than its sea counterpart.


  • Aquatic Mook: Regular Jellifrizzes and mini Jellifrizzes appear only underwater.
  • Asteroids Monster: When defeated, Jellifrizz splits into five mini Jellifrizzes. Space Jellifrizz acts similarly.
  • Electric Jellyfish: They are jellyfishes who shoot electric sparks.
  • Space Is an Ocean: Space Jellifrizzes are alien variant of Jellifrizzes that appear in space level of Volcano Valley.

Woods family

The many relatives of Whispy Woods. Members include: Little Woods, Wicky Woods, Tower Woods, Floaty Woods, Guragura Woods, and...Stumpee.


  • Blow You Away: Little Woods and Wicky Woods constantly try to do this.
  • Dub Name Change: Floaty Woods is known as Rafty Woods in Japanese.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Stumpees are indestructible and merely serve as obstacles, rather than enemies.
  • Helpful Mook: Floaty Woods can be used as a raft, which Kirbys can use to swim over the river.
  • Nasal Weapon: Little Woods can protrude their noses like spikes, which would damage any attacking Kirby. Tower Woods constantly have either sharp noses or mushroom noses that make Kirby bounce off of them.
  • One-Hit KO: If Guragura Woods will crush you, it's an instant Game Over, as every Kirby will be crushed.
  • Pushy Mooks: Wicky Woods cannot damage you on their own, but their blowing can distract Kirbys when they are attacked by Spideroos.
  • Rolling Attack: Stumpees attack by rolling. However, their bodies lack one triangular slice, which allows Kirbys to avoid the attack.
  • When Trees Attack: Just like Whispy Woods, all of them are antagonistic trees.

Awaski

A small fish that sleeps inside the air bubble. When woken up, it instantly flees.


Stactus

A cactus ball native to Sandy Canyon of the Popopo Islands. It attacks by protruding its spikes. They also come in orange and teal colors and in several variations: Big Stactus and Crazy Stactus.


  • All Deserts Have Cacti: They are cacti that appear in Sandy Canyon as the most common enemies.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Crazy Stactus can be destroyed only when it stops sharing back and forth and opens its flower.
  • Cat Smile: Their default facial expression.
  • Dub Name Change: Stactus is known as Cacsan in Japanese, and Crazy Stactus is known as Satebon in Japanese.
  • Giant Mook: Big Stactus is a larger variant of regular Stactus. It attacks by shooting four wooden spikes from its flower.
  • Human Ladder: Stactuses can be commonly found standing one on another. Stactus on the top is orange, and is more durable than its green relatives.
  • Spikes of Doom: Their main method of attack. Teal Stactuses constantly have them protruded.

Scoopy

A giant squid that blocks passageways underwater. It forms its tentacles into harpoons, maces or rings. When grabbed by a ring, in can be yanked off the passageway and defeated.


Blish

A green fish that spits harpoon-like geysers to attack.


  • Aquatic Mook: They are found underwater, but they can attack Kirbys on the surface.
  • Dub Name Change: Blosh in Japanese.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Their behavior appears to be inspired by archerfishes. You'd be forgiven for asking what in the world is archerfish.
  • Super Spit: It spits geysers to attack. Geysers in shape of harpoon.

Floof

A cloud with a face that carries fruit around. Other variations of it include: Big Floof, Flickerfloof, and Decofloof.


  • Cowardly Mooks: Floofs and Big Floofs flee from Kirbys as soon as they approach.
  • Cumulonemesis: They are enemy clouds. While Floofs themselves and Big Floofs are harmless, Flickerfloofs actively try to harm you. Decofloofs can hinder your process with cakes that immediately fatten any unlucky Kirby who eats it.
  • Dub Name Change: Fuwafuwa in Japanese.
  • Fattening the Victim: Decofloofs instantly fatten Kirbys with their cakes. Eating one cake is enough to make them swollen up like a balloon.
  • Giant Mook: Big Floof is a bigger variant of Floof, but, while more durable, it's not any more harmful.
  • Harmless Enemy: Floofs and Big Floofs cannot harm you in any way.
  • Helpful Mook: Flickerfloofs can be used to grow plants with their rain.
  • Nice Hat: Decofloofs wear party hats.
  • Shock and Awe: Flickerfloofs try to strike Kirbys with lightning when charging up.

Grindarr

A block-like enemy that tries to crush Kirby underneath. Brown Grindarr can be destroyed, while grey cannot. A larger version called Mega Grindarr exists.


  • Death from Above: They fall on Kirby from above to crush him.
  • Dub Name Change: Gopress in Japanese.
  • Expy: Of Thwomp.
  • Giant Mook: Mega Grindarr is a larger version of regular Grindarr. In Mass Attack, when removed from the ground, it releases the sand that starts filling up the temple. In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, it acts just like a regular Grindarr, but larger.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Averted with the brown Grindarr, who can be destroyed. Grey Grindarr play this straight, though.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Mega Grindarr likes to taunt Kirbys by sticking out its tongue.
  • One-Hit KO: When they crush Kirbys, they instantly defeat them.

Kyuin

A machine that sucks water in or out, depending on its color. Green ones suck in, purple ones suck out. Red ones do both.


Clanksprout

A cycloptic claw-like enemy that emerges from the sand and grabs Kirbys to drag them underground.


  • Cyclops: They have only one eye.
  • Dub Name Change: Ganyokki in Japanese.
  • Helpful Mook: Clanksprouts can be used to be lured under the metal blocks, so when they emerge, the will destroy the blocks, allowing Kirbys to collect what was hidden behind them.
  • Monstrous Mandibles: They have big mandible-like claws, with which they grab Kirbys to drag them underground.
  • Purple Is Powerful: While Clanksprouts are normally teal, they also come in purple variations. Purple Clanksprouts, when underground, move to Kirbys' position to catch them.

Blamboom

A cylindrical cannon that constantly shoots cannonballs. It has a button on its back that, when pressed, instantly destroys it.


Gondolus

A giant turtle-like robot that swallows the door and swims over the sand. Its shell can be broken, which allows Kirbys to enter the swallowed door, but if it's not done in the time, Gondolus will fall off the cliff, which will result in instant Game Over.


  • Cranium Ride: You spend the majority of the second half of one of two paths of the stage riding on its back. Just make sure you'll destroy its shell in time before it falls off the cliff!
  • Dub Name Change: Hyokkori in Japanese.
  • Sand Is Water: It has wooden wheels similar to steamships, which allows it to swim through the sand.
  • Turtle Power: It's a giant mechanical turtle.

Gegs

Egg-like enemies with insect winds. There are four variations of Gegs: Mech Geg, regular Geg (which is, surprisingly, not the most common variant), Paka Geg, and Spiky Geg.


Tsuri

An egg-shaped blue enemy riding on a cloud and holding the fishing rod with a bait (fruit or medal) on a hook. If a Kirby catches a bait, Tsuri will attempt to "fish him out", which will instantly KO him.


  • Eyes Always Shut: Its eyes are always closed.
  • One-Hit KO: If Kirby who caught a bait is not rescued in time, he will be dragged offscreen and instantly defeated.
  • Schmuck Bait: Its bait can instantly be identified by a string, so you have to be either very greedy or desperate to fall for it.

Eelongo

A giant, purple eel-like enemy that constantly chases school of orange fish, destroying everything that stands on its way.


Sutoneiku

A giant snake that blocks the door and constantly stares at Kirbys. Kirbys should make it dizzy by swimming circles around it and then pulling it out by its tongue.


Stickle

A round fish wearing the spiked armor. When exposed out of water, it retracts its spikes and flops around helplessly.


  • Aquatic Mook: Appear only underwater.
  • Giant Mook: Derasutakkuru is a giant variant of Stickle that hops out of water and destroys the Metal Blocks. Later, it appears to steal a door, and if not caught at time, it will drag the door off, making it irretrievable.
  • Spikes of Doom: They are covered in spikes.

Glutbulb

A plant bulb filled with water and containing an item inside. It attacks by shooting sparks while underwater.


Blucko

An enemy that resembles a Star Block, but with perpetually unamused eyes. It tries to jump on Kirbys and crush them, instantly defeating them.


  • Attack Its Weak Point: Big Bluckos need to be attacked in the vulnerable brown spots to get the item that's contained inside them.
  • Death from Above: They try to jump and crush any Kirbys they see.
  • Dub Name Change: Blosuton in Japanese.
  • Giant Mook: Big Bluckos are giant versions of regular Bluckos. Big Ice Bluckos are also larger versions of Ice Bluckos.
  • An Ice Person: Ice Bluckos are ice block versions of regular Bluckos.
  • Rolling Attack: Big Bluckos and Big Ice Bluckos attack by rolling.

Ice Das

A dinosaur-like enemy that spits out ice blocks.


  • An Ice Person: They spit ice blocks.
  • Giant Mook: Ice Dainosu is a larger variant of the Ice Das which spits giant ice blocks.

Mosomoso

A mossy enemy that gently floats down from the sky. When threatened, it exposes its spikes which damage any Kirby who comes in contact with it. A space variant of it exists.


  • Spikes of Doom: They constantly expose their spikes when threatened.
  • Underground Monkey: Space Mosomoso is a white extraterrestrial variant of regular Mosomoso.

Fuufuu

An ice-breathing pig-like enemy.


Nori

A duck-like enemy that rolls on the metal ball or spike fruit. It attacks by throwing spike fruits at Kirbys.


Gobchomplin

A carnivorous plant that lunges on Kirbys to chew them up and instantly defeat them.


Bohboh

A fire-breathing pig-like enemy.


  • Logical Weakness: When exposed to water, it loses its ability to breathe fire and becomes extremely vulnerable to any forms of damage.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted; it shares the name with a fiery owl boss from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
  • Playing with Fire: They attack by spewing flames at Kirbys, setting them on fire.
  • Underground Monkey: It's a fiery variant of Fuufuu.

Magu

A monster made of lava that blocks the passageways.


  • Blob Monster: A blob of lava, that is.
  • Living Lava: It's a lava monster.
  • Logical Weakness: It can be solidified by water, which allows it to be destroyed.
  • Taken for Granite: When Kirbys throw water bubble at it, it turns to stone, which allows Kirbys to destroy it. However, the effect is temporary and if Magu is left alone for some time, it will break free.

Fureiru

A spherical yellow fiery creature that spits fireballs and has one fireball spinning around it.


  • Helpful Mook: Its fiery body and fireballs can produce a light in the cave at Stage 5, allowing Kirbys to see.
  • Horns of Villainy: It has two horns and it attacks Kirbys on sight.
  • Logical Weakness: When exposed to water, it loses its fiery powers and becomes vulnerable for attacks.
  • Playing with Fire: It has a fireball spinning around it and it spits fireballs at Kirbys.

Cryball

A flying eyeball with razor-sharp eyelashes that bursts into tears when attacked.


Missile Roller

A missile that rolls on wheels and tries to destroy the Kirbys' tank.


  • Action Bomb: It's a missile on wheels that explodes when coming in contact with Kirbys' tank.
  • Mecha-Mooks: It's mechanical in nature.

Bomupera

A flying bomb that tries to destroy the Kirbys' tank.


Paruto

A catapult-like enemy that throws boulders at Kirbys' tank.


Banishback

A gaseous enemy that swallows Kirbys and sends them to the earlier point of the stage.


  • Cumulonemesis: Appear to be cloudlike enemies.
  • Dub Name Change: Burinba in Japanese.
  • Vacuum Mouth: When Kirbys touch them, they inhale and swallow them before exhaling them at the earlier point of the stage.

Buufuu

A skull-wearing pig-like enemy that blows the wind from its snout.


  • Blow You Away: They blow winds with their snouts.
  • Mini Mook: Possibly. They resemble Skullord in appearance.
  • Pushy Mooks: While it doesn't damage you on its own, it can push you into hazards with its blowing.

Awadoron

A clam with eyes that produces air bubbles when attacked.


Gravey

A flying sentient gravestone that tries to crush Kirbys.


  • Chest Monster: Graveys disguise themselves as regular graves, but reveal their true forms when Kirbys approach.
  • Death from Above: It tries to crush you from above.
  • Purple Is Powerful: There's one unique purple Gravey that can destroy Star Blocks and metal blocks, which must be exploited to collect a medal. According to Daroach, this Gravey is actually a ghost of the owner of the mansion at Stage 6, who protects his treasure even in death.
  • Rock Monster: It's a sentient gravestone made of rock.

Helmee

A flying enemy resembling a knight's armor wielding a spear.


  • Animated Armor: They lack any body under their armor.
  • Blade on a Stick: They wield spears with which they try to pierce Kirbys.
  • Dub Name Change: Furama in Japanese.
  • Helpful Mook: Furema, an unique Helmee that wields a lantern instead of a spear, does not attack Kirbys and just lights the candles in the mansion instead. However, its lantern gets stolen by Guruga. After Kirbys reclaim the lantern, it shows its gratitude by lighting the torches for Kirbys to use before leaving.
  • Reviving Enemy: They revive themselves after being defeated.

Guruga

A black bat that tries to catch Kirbys and carry them away.


Gruegloom

A shadowy enemy resembling a cloud of darkness with a face. Its true form is a skull, which is revealed when they are exposed to light. A blue variant of it appears in clusters where they completely take up all unlighted places.


  • Dark Is Evil: They are shadowy creatures who devour anyone in the dark.
  • Darkness = Death: Grueglooms are extremely dangerous when they're not in the light, since they can instantly eat anyone who stands in the dark.
  • Dem Bones: When exposed to light, purple Grueglooms are revealed to be skulls.
  • Dub Name Change: Purple Gruegloom is Gurune in Japanese, while the blue one is Gurumo.
  • Eating the Enemy: They will eat anyone who sets a foot in the dark.
  • Expy: They are directly based on grues. They devour anyone who ends up in the dark and avoid the light.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Blue Grueglooms are undefeatable by any means. The light makes hem vanish, but they reappear when the light goes away.
  • Weakened by the Light: Purple Grueglooms are vulnerable when exposed to the light, while blue Grueglooms just vanish until the light goes away.

Puff

A circular ghost with a green hat that blows on Kirbys' torches to set the lights off.


Ill Gate

A monster resembling a door. It appears in the room with the normal door. The lights then turn off, and Ill Gate and the door will repeatedly switch places, and the player needs to guess which one is the real door. Pick the wrong one, and it will send you into a room full of enemies.


  • Chest Monster: It's a monster resembling a door.
  • Shell Game: Guess which one is the real door. If you pick Ill Gate, prepare to face the enemies.

Rock hand

A giant rock hand that constantly acts as a hindrance to Kirbys.


  • Giant Hands of Doom: They are giant hands that repeatedly acts as a hindrance to Kirbys.
  • Megaton Punch: They pack a massive punch, which they attempt on the Skull Tower to knock it down. If a Kirby gets on a way, it will be an One-Hit KO for him.
  • Punch Parry: Done with the last rock hand after Kirbys launch themselves from the Autocannon. If successful, Kirbys actually manage to destroy the rock hand after the parry.
  • Rock Monster: It's a giant hand made of rock.

Shubarutsu

A creature that lives in the outer space and makes black holes to suck Kirbys in.


  • Unrealistic Black Hole: This creature makes black holes in its mouth to inhale Kirbys. Of course, they are completely avoidable.
  • Vacuum Mouth: It creates a black hole in its mouth to suck Kirbys in. Any Kirby who was sucked it gets instantly KO'd and spat out.

Bombot

A robot with a bomb inside it. Appears exclusively in "Kirby Quest" sub-game. When Kirbys miss their attack, they come closer to them and detonate, damaging Kirbys and giving them no experience.


  • Action Bomb: They have bombs inside them and detonate themselves when Kirbys miss their turn.
  • No Name Given: The only source of their name is from The Wiki Rule, and even then it's conjectural name.
  • Mecha-Mooks: They are robotic in nature.

    First Appearing in Kirby's Return to Dream Land 

Pluid

A raindrop-esque enemy that grants the Water ability if inhaled.


Lanzer

A trident-wielding knight that grants the Spear ability if inhaled.


Leafan

A plant bulb that shoots seeds and gives the Leaf ability if inhaled.


Snowl

A white, ice-wielding owl that grants the Ice ability if inhaled.


Owgulf

A brown owl that attacks with feather needles when approached. Grants the Wing ability if inhaled.


Moonja

A cloaked ninja that grants the Ninja ability.


Whippy

A creature with a whip-like tail it attacks with. Grants the Whip ability when inhaled.


  • Cats Are Mean: A catlike enemy that's antagonistic to Kirby.
  • Whip It Good: They use their tails as whips and give the Whip ability when inhaled.

Juckle

A disk-like enemy that fires cutters and gives the Cutter ability if inhaled.


  • Deadly Disc: It throws its cutters in this manner. However, unlike Sir Kibble, the cutters do not return.

Sodory

A sentient one-eyed floating sword that gives the Sword ability if inhaled.


Gemra

An enemy resembling a gemstone with a hat with eyes. It attacks by producing beams and grants the Beam ability if inhaled.


  • Nice Hat: They appear to be nightcaps with eyes putted on gemstone.
  • Shock and Awe: It creates electrical beams similarly to that of a Waddle Doo and grants the Beam ability if inhaled.

Togekuki

A spherical cycloptic spiny enemy that grows on a long stem covered in spikes. After its stem is destroyed, in can be defeated and gives the Needle ability if inhaled.


  • Cyclops: They have only one eye.
  • Spikes of Doom: Their stems and heads are covered in spikes and they give the Needle ability if inhaled.

Pierce

A bee-like enemy wielding a spear. Grants the Spear ability if inhaled.


Searches

A spherical bomb-like enemy that explodes when it notices Kirby. Grants the Crash ability if inhaled.


Bulby

A flower bulb that pops out of the ground and chases Kirby and occasionally shoots pollen at him. Grants the Leaf ability if inhaled.


  • Foul Flower: They are antagonistic flower bulbs.
  • Green Thumb: They shoot pollen at Kirby and give the Leaf ability when swallowed.
  • Stealthy Mook: Hides underground with the flower being the only visible part. Once Kirby comes close, it pops up and attacks Kirbys.

Bowby

A living bow that shoots arrows at Kirby.


Sheld

An enemy that wears a metallic horned helmet. When it loses its helmet, it panics and runs away.


  • Armor Is Useless: Averted; its armor protects it from damage.
  • Determinator: It actively chases Kirby down, hopping over enemies, jumping over obstacles, and turns around when Kirby goes to opposite direction.
  • Dirty Coward: When it loses its helmet, it panics and runs away.
  • Horn Attack: It attacks by trying to ram Kirby with its horned helmet.

Cerulean

An enemy that flies in straight line.


Barracu

A barracuda-like enemy that constantly tries to chew on Kirby.


Walf

An enemy resembling a turtle with antennae on its head.


Craby

A blue crab-like enemy that attacks by extending its claws and trying to pinch Kirby.


Clayn

A slug-like creature that appears as puddle of brown liquid and reveals itself once Kirby comes closer.


Barbar

A massive eel that pops out of the hole to eat Kirby. When successful, it starts chewing onto him, and Kirby must break free.


Degout

A mechanical creature with a single eye. It chases Kirby when he's not looking or if he attacks Degout and it survives. It behaves similarly to Mumbies or Scarfies and may be technically considered their Halcandran version, but it's much more durable than them.


Doomers

Various creatures inhabiting Another Dimension.


  • Dub Name Change: Purple Doomer is known as Larpa in Japanese. Red one is Liepa. Green one is Lupa. And the pink one is Leaper.
  • Energy Ball: With the exception of the purple ones, all of them can shoot balls of energy.
  • Feathered Fiend: Purple and red Doomers possess bird-like wings.
  • Giant Mook: Pink Doomers are the biggest of the enemy Doomers.
  • Lovecraft Lite: Not nearly as noneuclidean as the Grand Doomer (or even Sphere Doomers, for that matter), but they still are what you'd expect for creatures from a foreign dimension.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Pink Doomers have four spikes growing from their bodies. When destroyed, their spikes fly into four various directions.
  • Starfish Aliens: They are very alien in nature and appearance.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: They all possess yellow eyes.

    First Appearing in Kirby: Triple Deluxe 

Hypernova-exclusive enemies

Tropes relating to the unique enemies encountered in Hypernova sessions.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The Mowlee Bros. come in orange, red, purple, and black colors. The Gigant Chicks come in green, turquoise and purple colors.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The House is taken down by shooting at its wooden legs three times. Each time they're shot down, the Waddle Dees operating it will be increasingly freaked out.
  • BFG: The House is mainly armed by a big rocket launcher turret.
  • Blow You Away: The Gigant Chicks can attack by shooting air shots.
  • Boss Rush: The final Secret Level 6-8 will have Kirby encounter many of them again.
  • Breath Weapon: The last of the Winged Eggers will breathe fire to mix things up, alongside its usual egg spit.
  • Camera Abuse: The third and last Gigant Chick is smashed into the front of the screen when you defeat it.
  • Death Throws: Like Chameleo Arm and Goriath before them, the first two Gigant Chicks will let out an Oh, Crap! face and then fall down outside the screen.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Mowlee Bros. mainly throw giant rocks at Kirby to attack. Kirby can inhale them and then spit them back.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • Molice Brothers to Mowlee Bros.
    • Egger Wings to Winged Eggers.
    • Gigant Cocks to Gigant Chicks.
  • Eating the Enemy: Ace and King Foorlowber are defeated by Kirby directly inhaling them in.
  • Glass Smack and Slide: The first two Mowlee Bros, when defeated, will be launched at the screen and then splat on it before sliding down. The third and final Gigant Chick also meets its doom this way.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Ace Foorlowber and King Foorlowber have their eyes shine from beneath their masks.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Upon getting hit by Kirby's attack, the third Mowlee Bro will be thrown towards a boulder in the background, that then cracks open and reveals the level's exit. The fourth one (after Kirby hits it) will also be thrown to the background, this time onto the already beaten down Winged Eggers, causing them to fall into a large chasm.
  • Improvised Weapon: To fight the Gigant Chicks, Kirby has to inhale respawning giant turnips on the ground to be hurled onto the flying chicks.
  • King Mook: Ace Foorlowber and King Foorlowber are ones for the Foorlowber mooks.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: The Winged Eggers carry shields that they use to protect themselves from Kirby's attacks. They can only be attacked when one of them puts their shield down when it attacks.
  • Nice Hat: Ace Foorlowber wears a purple pointy hat. King Foorlowber has the same hat, plus a crown over it.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The Winged Eggers are a group of 4 round, fat Armored Dragons with small wings and big shields.
  • Poltergeist: Ace Foorlowber possesses suits of armor to animate them, while King Foorlowber possesses pieces of furniture.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: The Mowlee Bros. are huge moles.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When King Foorlowber possesses a piano, it turns into something resembling the Mad Piano from Super Mario 64.
    • The Waddle Dees' House is part of a parody of the tale Three Little Pigs, with Hypernova Kirby as the Big Bad Wolf and the Waddle Dees as the pigs. Kirby first comes across a Waddle Dee in a house made of straw, which Kirby inhales, causing the Waddle Dee to run. Next, he encounters a wooden log house with two Waddle Dees inside that he inhales similarly. However, instead of a brick house (like in the tale), he encounters a giant cannon tower with the previous Waddle Dees operating it.
  • Spike Balls of Doom: The fourth Mowlee Bro (in Stage 6-8) sometimes throws a spiked ball that is on fire. Kirby cannot inhale it, so watch out.
  • Spiritual Successor: The Mowlee Bros. are ones to Moley (and Mrs. Moley), being big moles who throw out stuff at Kirby and hide underground.
  • Super Spit: True to their name, Winged Eggers spit eggs at Kirby as projectiles.
  • Whack-a-Monster: In a variant, during the fight with the Mowlee Bros., they may sometimes pull out a cardboard decoy from their hole to trick Kirby into shooting their inhaled projectile at it.
  • Wolfpack Boss: The first three Mowlee Bros. are fought back to back, while the Winged Eggers and Gigant Chicks are all fought together. The last of the Mowlee Bros., Gigant Chicks and Winged Eggers in each scenarios are harder than the rest.

Beetley

A bipedal rhino beetle-like enemy that grants the Beetle ability when inhaled.


Clown Acrobot

A clown-like robot who either juggles three balls or twirls a hula hoop around its body. Grants the Clown ability if inhaled.


Ringle

A spherical winged enemy wearing a bell. Grants the Bell ability if inhaled.


Spynum

A nearly-humanoid enemy that attacks by shooting arrows. Grants the Archer ability if inhaled.


  • The Archer: It's an archer wearing Robin Hood-esque attire that grants Archer ability if inhaled.
  • Nice Hat: Spynums wear Robin Hood-esque red hats.

Horror Tramp

A spherical cycloptic ghost that walks back and forth. Some may appear out of nowhere to ambush Kirby.


Foorlowber

A flying ghost wearing a pink skull mask that appears out of nowhere to chase Kirby.


    First Appearing in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse 

Cotta

A creature native to Seventopia which resembles an upside-down jar with a face. They come in many variants, including but not limited to: Spear Cotta, Cotta Knight, Spear Cotta Knight, Cotta General, Cannon Cotta and Drill Cotta.


  • And I Must Scream: According to their figurine description, Cannon Cottas are Cottas who were turned into immobile cannons for mouthing off to Claycia.
  • Balloonacy: Some Cottas carry balloons, which allow them to fly.
  • Blade on a Stick: Spear Cottas and Spear Cotta Knights wield spears which they throw at Kirby.
  • Face–Heel Turn: They were supposed to be docile creatures, but after Claycia's own Face–Heel Turn they ended up in her servitude as her evil servants.
  • Giant Mook: Cotta Generals are giant versions of Cotta Knights, while Drill Cottas also have a giant version.
  • The Goomba: Take up the role of Waddle Dees as the most basic foes.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: Cotta Knights, Spear Cotta Knights and Cotta Generals wear metallic armor, and as a result they can be defeated only by Star Dash or Invincibility Candy.
  • Large and in Charge: Cotta Generals are larger versions of Cotta Knights and they're in charge of them.
  • Mooks: They act as the most basic underlings of Claycia's forces.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: According to their figurine description, Cotta Knights don't even know what a knight is supposed to do, so all they do is wander around, wearing nice helmets.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: As Waddle Dees are absent from this game (excluding Bandana Waddle Dee and his Palette Swaps), Cottas take up their mantle as the most basic enemies of the game.
  • This Is a Drill: Drill Cottas have drills on their bottoms, which they can use to drill through clay to chase Kirby.

Carpa

A red round fish that swims up the waterfall.


Bombzway

A round insectoid enemy that carries items and explosives.


Grinkey

An enemy that at first appears to be a regular key, but then transforms into a malicious grinning key that damages Kirby on contact.


  • Chest Monster: It at first appears as a normal key, but when Kirby approaches it, it reveals itself and starts flying across the room, damaging Kirby on contact. To retrieve the key, Kirby must defeat it.
  • Dub Name Change: Trickey in Japanese.
  • Slasher Smile: It's got a malicious grin on its face.

Dethskullk

A Skully with horns that inhabits the haunted ship.


Crabbo

A crab-like enemy with a volcano-like structure on the top of its head. It shoots mines at Kirby.


Mini Deepsee

An anemone-like enemy that shoots torpedoes at Kirby.


  • Dub Name Change: Mini Ramu in Japanese.
  • For the Evulz: Their figurine description states they fire torpedoes at Kirby for fun, not because it's their job.
  • Mini Mook: As their name shows, they are miniature versions of Deepsee.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: An enemy based on sea anemone, which, while common for Kirby franchise, are pretty rare in fiction.

Trakker

An enemy with a propeller on its head that shoots missiles at Kirby.


Sportle

A cycloptic spore-like enemy that excitedly floats around before homing on Kirby. When defeated, it splits into two Sportletinis. An explosive relative of it named Explortle also exists.


  • Action Bomb: Explortles are explosive relatives of Sportles.
  • Asteroids Monster: Sportles split in two Sportletinis.
  • Cyclops: They all have only one eye.
  • Dub Name Change: Sportle is Fungus in Japanese, while Sportletini is Mini Fungus, and Explortle is Bomb Fungus.

Bzztbulb

A lightbulb-like enemy that produces electrical field around itself.


  • Dub Name Change: Biribulb in Japanese.
  • Human Resources: If Mecha Cotta's figurine description and pictures in Elline's Secret Diary are any indication, Bzztbulbs are used as electricity source in Seventopia.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: According to their figurine description, they really want to make friends, but they just electrocute anyone they touch.
  • Shock and Awe: They produce electrical fields around themselves similarly to Sparky.

Grab Hand

A giant purple hand with one eye on its palm. As enemies, they appear only in multiplayer, when they attempt to grab Kirby, requiring Waddle Dee(s) to defeat them.


  • Dub Name Change: Grabber in Japanese.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: They have eyes on their palms.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: They are giant hands who try to grab Kirby and carry him off to his doom.
  • No-Sell: Kirby simply cannot damage them. Any physical contact with them will result in him getting grabbed.
  • One-Hit KO: If they successfully carry Kirby away, he's instantly defeated.

Dangle Sloth

A yellow sloth that throws bombs into the water at Kirby Submarine.


Shockcreepa

A purple stretchy enemy that stores electricity in its body and crawls across the entire room.


Shieldster

A shield-wielding enemy that constantly blocks Kirby's way.


  • Cyclops: They have only one eye.
  • Dub Name Change: Shieldon in Japanese.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: They always wield shields, with which they not only protect themselves, but also block the way.
  • Reviving Enemy: When Kirby defeats them without Star Dash or from being launched by Warpspace, they just revive themselves several seconds later.

Thornsby

A totem-like enemy that appears in stacks. It comes in two variations: spikey burgundy ones and harmless yellow ones.


Warpspace

A cuboid mass of clay with a face that gobbles Kirby up when the latter touches it. After that, a tail which corresponds to their color shoots Kirby out like a cannon.


    First Appearing in Kirby: Planet Robobot 

Chemitory

A pill-shaped enemy that attacks by throwing pills. Grants the Doctor ability if inhaled.


  • Deadly Doctor: It's a pill-like enemy that throws pills and gives the Doctor ability.
  • Punny Name: Chemical + laboratory.

Venog

A goopy enemy resembling a toad that spits poison. Grants Poison ability if inhaled.


NESP

A hooded enemy with psychic powers. Grants ESP ability if inhaled.


  • Dub Name Change:: Nesper in Japanese and Esper in Dutch, which was its original name in Planet Robobot.
  • Energy Ball: Mainly attacks by shooting balls of psychic energy.
  • In the Hood: They wear hoods that cover their eyes. Hoods also feature the image of an eye, which makes them look more supernatural.
  • Psychic Powers: He can attack Kirby with psychic energy and gives Kirby the ESP ability if inhaled.

Wester

A western-styled enemy with a whip that grants the Whip ability if inhaled.


Labotory

Flail-wielding enemies hired by the Haltmann Works Company to research and create in their laboratory towers.


  • Epic Flail: They wield flails that they fling at Kirby.
  • Evil Minions: They are citizens from another planet hired by Haltmann Works Company to do research in their laboratory towers. However, they are still capable of fighting back when necessary.

Covered Looker

An armored drone that shoots energy beams at Kirby.


  • Armor Is Useless: Averted; their armor shields them from Kirby's attacks. However, if Kirby has a Robobot Armor, this trope gets played straight, as one punch from the Robobot makes them unarmored and stunned.
  • Energy Ball: They attack by charging balls of energy and firing it at Kirby.
  • Mecha-Mooks: They are robotic drones.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: They are very reminiscent of Metal Guardians from The Amazing Mirror, as both are heavily-armored robotic enemies that charge up their energy attacks to fire at Kirby.

Mech Acro

A mechanical replica of Acro that appears as an obstacle on Kirby's way.


Sleepy Turtle

A giant cybernetic sleepy turtle that stands on Kirby's way and tries to chew on him when he approaches it.


  • Cyborg: Some parts of its body (namely lower jaw, forehead, and ankles) are replaced with metallic ones.
  • Eating the Enemy: When Kirby approaches it, it tries to chew on him.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Nothing can wake up the Sleepy Turtle, except Mike Robobot Armor's attack, and maybe a smell of tasty Kirby nearby.
  • Turtle Power: A massive turtle.
  • Sleepyhead: Always found sleeping, hence the name.

Haltworkers

The most common grunts of Haltmann Works Company. They are commonly seen piloting Invader Armors, but many appear as enemies in Access Ark, where they wield ray guns with which they shoot at Kirby. These grant Spark ability if inhaled.


  • Mooks: They are Haltmann Works Company's most common employees.
  • Ray Gun: They always wield these as enemies.
  • Shock and Awe: Their ray guns fire electric shots, and they give Spark ability if inhaled.

    First Appearing in Kirby Star Allies 

Anger Masker

A mask-wearing tribal enemy that attacks by throwing hand-made hammers at heroes. Its mask can be destroyed by slicing or setting it on fire.


  • Cyclops: Their masks have only one eye. Subverted, because under the mask they have two beady eyes.
  • Defeat by Modesty: When their mask is removed, they immediately panic and flee in tears.
  • Drop the Hammer: They throw hand-made hammers at Kirby. However, these hammers are too primitive to represent the Hammer ability.
  • Facial Markings: Featured on the mask.
  • Hollywood Natives: Their design evokes the stereotypical portrayal of natives in the media.

Donpuffle

A bird-like enemy that attacks by blasting dust and confetti. Grants the Festival ability if inhaled.


Driblee

A tadpole-like creature that attacks by spitting water. Grants the Water ability if inhaled.


Floaty the Cell Core

A cell core-like enemy that inhabits a bubble of water. Grants the Water ability if super-inhaled.


Sizzle Guard and Blizzard Guard

Spherical creatures that wield two shield halves which they use to attack and protect themselves. Their shields give the Fire and Ice abilities, respectively.


  • An Ice Person: Blizzard Guard's shield is imbued with ice.
  • Logical Weakness: Both variations can have their shields easily destroyed with elements that can counter the elements of their shields. Sizzle Guards' shields can be destroyed with ice, wind, water, or Artist ability's paint. Meanwhile, Blizzard Guards' shields can be destroyed with fire.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: They wield shields imbued with elements (fire or ice, depending on the variation).
  • Oh, Crap!: When their shields are destroyed, and they're left defenseless, they immediately drop their confident looks and just stand in one place with fearful looks on their faces.
  • Playing with Fire: Sizzle Guard's shield is imbued with fire.
  • Psychotic Smirk: They constantly have confident smirks on their faces when they have their shields. When they don't, they immediately drop this expression.
  • Shield Bash: When they see Kirby, they charge at him to bash him with their shields.

Jamaharu Believer

A follower of the cult of Jamba Heart. Jammerjabs are stick-wielding variants who attack by jabbing their staffs and give the Staff ability if inhaled.


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