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KDL3 Apolo artwork.png
Artwork of Apolo from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Copy Ability None
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In-game sprites.

Apolo is an enemy only found in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is a conical creature with a bichrome body and two dark, round eyes. Apolos resemble (and are presumably named after) a type of chocolate confection called 「アポロ」Aporo (Apollo), which is produced by Meiji and sold in Japan.

Depending on the region it is found in, an Apolo may have one of two different color schemes: whereas the specimens dwelling closer to the ground are brown with a pink tip, those found in greater heights, such as Cloudy Park, are blue, their front half being a lighter and more greenish shade of the color than the rest of their body.

First encountered in the fourth section of the sixth stage of Grass Land, Apolos are sparsely seen throughout the game. They are always attached to a vertical, cylindrical body, such as a tree or a rock pillar, and rapidly circle around it in a consistent motion. Although they possess no attacks, touching them causes Kirby to lose health.

Apolos are vulnerable to any attack. While inhaling and swallowing them does not grant Kirby a Copy Ability, doing so to the brown Apolo restores half a point of health to Kirby. The blue Apolos in Cloudy Park do not heal Kirby when swallowed, however.


In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Apolo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Apolo locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No No
Stage 3 No No No No No
Stage 4 No No No No No
Stage 5 No No No Yes No
Stage 6 Yes No No No No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アポロ
Apolo/Apollo; from the name of a confection created by Japanese food company Meiji.