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Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 3
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3
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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. 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. Although inhaling and swallowing them does not grant Kirby a Copy Ability, doing so restores half a bar of health to his health meter.


  • 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.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アポロ
Apolo/Apollo; from the name of the confection.