Walky

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KARArtWalky.png
Artwork of a Walky from Kirby Air Ride
Details
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Latest Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Other Game(s) Kirby Air Ride, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Copy Ability Mike
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Walky is an enemy debuting in Kirby Super Star. It resembles a sentient old stage microphone with red feet and a mouth. Its sides each have a yellow hinge that connect the dark blue head with the yellow or tan mouth.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

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Kirby Super Star sprite.
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Sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Walky makes its first appearance in Kirby Super Star and returns in its remake. Encountered only in a very small number of locations throughout either game, this enemy usually walks back and forth and stops regularly to yell three musical notes at Kirby, which hurt him on contact. Only one Walky in the game, encountered in the fourth stage of Dyna Blade, possesses a different behavior; it moves faster than a regular Walky and runs away from Kirby with a gasp when it spots him instead of attacking, making it harmless as long as Kirby does not collide with it directly.

Walky possesses 16 points of health and increases Kirby's score by 890 points when defeated. Inhaling and swallowing it grants him the rare Mike ability.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Walky appears rarely in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, letting out musical notes that harm anyone they touch. Like before, swallowing it grants the Mike ability.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Walky appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, reprising its role, function, and rarity from its previous appearance.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Walky appears once again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, unchanged from before.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description

"Walky is really just a microphone...that can walk. He's a retro sort of microphone that would look at home in a radio studio. His musical notes are more harmful than tuneful, so be sure to stay out of their way! If you manage to inhale Walky, you'll get the Mike ability, letting you destroy nearby enemies with just the power of you voice!"

Anime

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, a Walky appears as the Monster of the day in the episode Abusement Park, where it is described as "the microphone Monster". It is ordered from NightMare Enterprises by King Dedede and, at the suggestion of Salesguy, used as a microphone for a karaoke contest. It is inhaled by Kirby for the Mike ability when it is his turn to sing, but after Kirby uses the ability to destroy the palace, the Walky reappears from the rubble, apparently unharmed. When it sees Kirby after emerging again, it hastily flees from him, making it one of the few Monsters on the anime to not be destroyed in any manner.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォーキー
Wōkī
Walky