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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
Debut Game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
(Dream Friend)
Other Game(s) Kirby: Planet Robobot (cameo)
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Adeleine's appearance after Dark Matter possesses her.

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

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 and uses her to hover. One of her attacks includes painting a variety of enemies from the Dark Matter Trilogy including a Batamon, a Ghost Knight, an I3, and Waiu. She can also paint Kracko and ride upon it.


  • 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.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アドレーヌ
Chinese 阿朵莱妮 (chs)
阿朵萊妮 (cht)
ā duǒ lái ní