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This article or section is about Adeleine from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. For information about the painter boss from Kirby's Dream Land 3 who may be the same character, see Ado.

Character InfoBox
Official art of Adeleine from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Debut Game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
(Dream Friend)
Cameo Appearances Kirby: Planet Robobot (as a Sticker)
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Adeleine is the young painter that joins forces with Kirby in his quest to rid Dark Matter from his realm in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Always seen with her easel by her side, she, with her art, regularly bridges the second and third dimensions; her paintings literally morph off of the page, ranging from enemies that Kirby can fight and defeat, to items like 1-Ups and Maxim Tomatoes that Kirby can actually use. It is noted that Adeleine strongly resembles Ado, the painter of Kirby's Dream Land 3, in physicality and personality, and the two are heavily implied to be one and the same, with "Ado" being her nickname.[1] In speaking of physicality, Adeleine most frequently dons a large red cap, green over-shirt, and simple brown shoes, an appearance that changes in color only when playing the mini-games in The Crystal Shards.


Adeleine, although like the other Kirby 64 characters, does not talk, but from what is seen of her, she is very peppy and upbeat, and always seems to be happy even when times are tough. When Kirby sees her in a stage, she is more than eager to paint some food for him or help him find a Crystal Shard.

Game Appearances

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Adeleine's appearance after Dark Matter possesses her
Main article: Pop Star (level)#Stage 2

Like all of Kirby's eventual partners in The Crystal Shards, Adeleine is first met on Pop Star doing what she does best - painting a landscape. Right before Kirby enters the scene, a Crystal Shard had interrupted her painting session, and like Waddle Dee before her, she bends down to pick it up, intrigued. Using her easel as a generation point, Dark Matter, noticing the shard, jumps Adeleine and embodies her; at this point, Kirby runs onto the screen, only to see Adeleine painting up various enemies for Kirby to fight. After defeating the final come-to-life painting, which is a scale drawing of Dark Matter itself, the evil forces escape her body, yielding Kirby, Waddle Dee, and Ribbon the Crystal Shard she had been holding. From this point on, Adeleine accompanies the group in finding the remainder of the Crystal Shards hidden across the realm.

Kirby Star Allies

Adeleine returns in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend added as a part of Wave 2 on July 27th, 2018 alongside Daroach and Dark Meta Knight. She is paired up with Ribbon as Adeleine & Ribbon, and uses her to hover. One of her attacks includes painting a variety of enemies from the Dark Matter Trilogy including Batamon, Ghost Knight, and I3. She can also charge up this attack to paint Waiu, Kracko, or Ice Dragon and ride upon it. She is able to do her flailing attack from the end of the battle against her as well. She can also use the Shard Gun from the final boss of Kirby 64 while flying in the air with Ribbon. She can also paint scenery on her canvas to hide behind it. She can also use a Friend Ability similar to Still Life, but instead of painting the refrigerator of Ice-Spark Kirby, she paints the Picnic from the bonus stages of Kirby 64.

Adeleine & Ribbon has the lowest health of all playable characters in Kirby Star Allies. In addition, Adeleine is tall and thus considered a big character, i.e. easier to get hit. However, Ice Dragon and Kracko from Ado's Painter can deal massive damage, making Adeleine & Ribbon one of the fastest characters to beat The Ultimate Choice solo.

Adeleine & Ribbon moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage[2]
Brush Slash
Adeleine swipes her brush forward. Brush: 240
Paint: 160
Brush Force
Dash + B
Adeleine charges forward while rapidly swiping her brush, and if she hits an enemy, she gets pushed back a bit. 240
↓ + Press and release B
Adeleine brings out her canvas and creates paintings of various past enemies.
She can paint in random Batamon, Ghost Knight, I3, and even Octacon from Kirby: Right Back at Ya! in his small form.
  • Batamon walks around.
  • Ghost Knight thrusts its lance forward, which can cut down ropes and grass.
  • I3 crushes anything below it, which can pound stakes.
  • Octacon enlarges itself to damage enemies.
Canvas: 160
The painting moves/disappears: 240
I3 attacks: 360
Ghost Knight attacks: 320
Octacon attacks: 160→40→16 (3rd hit onward)
Ado's Painter
↓ + Press and hold B, then release
Adeleine brings out her canvas and creates paintings of two past bosses and a past mid-boss.
She can paint Kracko, Ice Dragon, and Waiu in order.
Once she has completed the painting of the boss/mid-boss, she can ride and control it.
  • Press Y/L/R to drop from the paint boss/mid-boss.
  • The paint boss/mid-boss has only 1 HP and can be destroyed by one hit.
Canvas: 160
The painting disappears: 240
  • For the damage of painting bosses, see the table below.
Ribbon Flight
A in midair
Ribbon carries Adeleine in the air while flying, at the same speed of dashing. N/A
Ribbon's Crystal
Ribbon Flight + B
Adeleine uses Ribbon's Crystal Gun while being carried to shoot Crystal Shards at enemies. She shoots two Crystal Shards each time she uses it, and it can be used in quick succession. 140+23
Fairy Dance
↑ + B
Adeleine twirls around with Ribbon in the air, damaging nearby enemies. This attack can also be used to grab nearby items.
  • Adeleine & Ribbon are invincible during this attack.
Summon Ribbon: 80
Dance: 120+30+24 (3rd hit onward)
Final hit: 260
Canvas Cover
Adeleine and Ribbon hide behind a canvas. Enemies simply pass by instead of hitting the canvas. Paintings on the canvas include:
  • World maps from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards;
  • Adeleine's self portrait from Kirby 64's staff roll.

When released, paint is sprayed around Adeleine to deal damage. By tapping both the direction and L/R buttons, Canvas Cover can be repeated very quickly and deal massive damage to enemies nearby.

160 (release)
Al Fresco
Press and hold ↑
Adeleine's exclusive Friend Ability, similar to Still Life of the Artist ability. She paints the same Picnic minigame from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, in which it then creates a bunch of food and Point Stars. N/A
Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.
Ado's Painter moveset in Kirby Star Allies
*Attack names for this section are conjectural.  
*Kracko can move freely in the air while attacking.
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Beam Whip
Press and release B
Kracko creates two beam whips of electricity around it.
  • This can grant Friends the Zap element.
320→160 (2nd hit onward)
Lightning Bolt
Press and hold B
Kracko shoots a lightning bolt below it.
  • This can grant Friends the Zap element.
160→40 (2nd hit onward)
Kracko moves upward. Has the same effect as pressing ↑. N/A
Ice Dragon
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Icy Wind
Ice Dragon breathes icy wind while moving forward and waggling his tail.
  • This can grant friends the Blizzard element.
  • Ice Dragon can jump or change his moving direction.
  • This attack can be cancelled by tapping B so only the first blow always hits and deals maximum damage.
320→240→113→98 (4th hit onward)
Block Push
↓ + B
Ice Dragon creates a block of ice and pushes it forward.
  • This can grant friends the Blizzard element.
Icicle Drop
↓ + B in midair
Ice Dragon slams down, causing four icicles to fall, two on each side.
  • This can grant friends the Blizzard element.
Icicle: 160
Stomp: 360
A in midair
Ice Dragon waggles his tail to hover for a limited amount of time. N/A
*Waiu cannot jump infinitely or hover.
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Cutter Throw
Press and release B
Waiu throws a purple cutter, which can be fired in quick succession.
  • This can cut down ropes and grass.
160→80 (2nd hit onward)
Vanishing Dash
Press and hold B
Waiu vanishes and then quickly moves a distance depending on how long the button is held.
  • Waiu is invincible during this move.
  • Waiu can teleport horizontally only.
Star Stomp
↓ + B in midair
Waiu stomps down to throw a star bomb that bounces three times on the ground and then rises into the air. Star: 320
Stomp: 240


  • According to the English manual for Kirby 64, Adeleine came to Pop Star from another world to study art. Which other world that might be is unknown.
  • In the Japanese media, Adeleine calls Kirby by the nickname カーくん (Kā-kun).[3]
  • Adeleine sees King Dedede as a brother.[4] In the Japanese media, she calls him デデのだんな (Master/Mister/Sir Dede).
  • Adeleine is a little shy about being fed items, so she hides her face a little while doing Face-to-Face.[4]
  • A couple of the character interactions in the main menu of Kirby Star Allies has Adeleine either hiding from or trying to attack Gooey. Presumably this is because she is mistaking Gooey for Dark Matter, who had possessed her in Kirby 64.
  • In the Chinese version of Kirby Star Allies, the button execution of Painter and Ado's Painter is incorrectly shown as ↑ + B.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アドレーヌ
Spanish Adeleine -
French Adeleine -
Dutch Adeleine -
German Adeleine -
Italian Adeleine -
Russian Аделин
From English name
Chinese 阿朵莱妮 (chs)
阿朵萊妮 (cht)
ā duǒ lái ní