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Awoofy

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Awoofy
KatFL Awoofy artwork.png
Artwork of Awoofy from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Details
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Buffet (reference)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Waddle Dee
Related entities Primal Awoofy
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A common beast that can be found all over the new world. They're pretty cute, but they have a dangerous wild side. They'll growl and jump at anyone who crosses them! A whole bunch of these critters attacked the Waddle Dees. Funny, you'd think they'd get along!
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Awoofy is an orange fox-like creature which makes its first appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It is the most basic enemy in the game, and the most common member of the Beast Pack. Its job is to chase down Waddle Dees so they can be captured by the pack's Clockers. Awoofy takes on the general shape of a fox with a large head, stubby limbs, and a long tail. Its main fur color is orange; its front paws, top of the head, tips of the ears, and tip of the tail are red; its muzzle and underbelly are tan; its hind paws are yellow; the inside of its ears are light pink. It has brown eyes similar in style to Kirby's. Though primarily quadrupedal, Awoofies can often be seen standing upright when looking around or holding still.

Awoofy's general behavior is to sit in place, patrol a given area, or sleep until Kirby gets close enough for it to spot him. When this happens, Awoofy responds by running after Kirby at a modest speed, aiming to hurt him by collision. Awoofy can be easily defeated with any method, and grants no Copy Ability if swallowed. Awoofies are worth one Star Coin when defeated.

Its name is a portmanteau of the onomatopoeic words "woof" (a dog's bark) and "awoo" (a howling sound). It is also likely based on "Waddle Dee", given the similarities between the two species.

Locations[edit]

Awoofy can be found in most early stages in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Starting with An Unexpected Beast King, it is largely replaced with its stronger cousin: Primal Awoofy.

Awoofy can be found in the following stages:

Awoofy locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival Yes The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King Yes The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland Yes Welcome to Wondaria Yes The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel Yes Circuit Speedway Yes Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera Yes
Rocky Rollin' Road Yes Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No Forgo Plains Yes
A Trip to Alivel Mall Yes The Wondaria Dream Parade Yes Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall Yes Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park No
Abandoned Beach Yes Northeast Frost Street Yes Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns Yes
Concrete Isles Yes Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland No
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas Yes Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council Yes Forgo Land No

Other appearances[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Within the internal game data, Awoofy is named "AnimalWaddleDee".[1]
  • Three Awoofies can be seen on the boxart for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, albeit a bit hard to see due to being in the background. There are two on the buildings and one running on the ground.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガルルフィ
Garurufi
Garurufi
ガルル (garuru) is the onomatopoeia for snarling or growling
Chinese 加鲁鲁菲
Jiālǔlǔfēi
Garurufi
Transliteration of Japanese name rather than using an onomatopoeia for growling
Dutch Woefel Woofel
("woef" is the onomatopoeia used in Dutch for a dog barking)
French Ouafie Awoofy
("ouaf" is the onomatopoeia used in French for a dog barking)
German Kläffi Yappy
From "kläffen" (yapping)
Italian Auuufy Awoofy
("auuu" is the onomatopoeia used in Italian for a dog howling)
Korean 으르르피
Eureureupi
Garurufi
From 으르렁 (eureureong), the onomatopoeia for growling
Brazilian Portuguese Auaufy Auaufy
("auau" is the onomatopoeia used in Portuguese for a dog barking)
Spanish Guaufy Awoofy
("guau" is the onomatopoeia used in Spanish for a dog barking)


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