Bandana Waddle Dee

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Bandana Waddle Dee
Bandana Friend Allies.png
Official artwork of Bandana Waddle Dee from Kirby Star Allies
First appearance Kirby Super Star
Latest appearance Super Kirby Clash
Other appearance(s) (click to navigate)
Related character(s) Waddle Dee
Theme music

Bandana Waddle Dee is Here!

Bandana Waddle Dee's Dream Friend jingle in Kirby Star Allies

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Bandana Waddle Dee (otherwise known as Bandana Dee or Waddle Dee) is a major protagonist and supporting character in the Kirby series. He is a Waddle Dee with a blue bandana. His weapon of choice is usually a spear, but sometimes he wields a parasol. Originally shown to be King Dedede's most loyal subject, he is now shown to be Kirby's closest friend and sometimes even assists him in battling the king.

Bandana Waddle Dee debuted in Kirby Super Star as the first opponent in Megaton Punch. His first major role was in Kirby Super Star Ultra, as the secondary antagonist of Revenge of the King. After this, he appeared as one of the four main protagonists of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He also appeared as a supporting character in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, and Super Kirby Clash; as a major protagonist in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Kirby Battle Royale; and as a Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies.

Additionally, a similar Waddle Dee character appeared as a supporting character in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. While several hints have been made that might suggest the two are the same character, this has not been confirmed.

Physical Appearance[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee, just like other Waddle Dees, is a round orange creature with a peach circle in it, where the eyes and most of the rest of its body are located. He has also two yellow feet and small stubby arms. What differentiates him from others of his kind, however, is his blue bandana and choice of weapon, the spear. In Kirby Battle Royale, he uses a blue parasol with a star on top of it.


Bandana Waddle Dee is often portrayed as cheerful, as he often waves at Kirby and cheers him by giving him Assist Stars in both Kirby Triple Deluxe and Kirby Planet Robobot. He is also shown to be very determined but also coward in games such as Kirby Super Star and its remake, where in the sub-game Revenge of the King he got more and more scared every time Kirby defeated someone, but even after being spared of fighting Kirby by his king, he still battled him (and failed), what also shows his intense loyalty to King Dedede. In Kirby Battle Royale, Bandana Waddle Dee showed an intense fear before battling Meta Knight and King Dedede but even then still defeated both due to his determination but also trust in Kirby.

Game Appearances[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby Super Star Minor playable character Opponent in Megaton Punch. Can be controlled by player two.
Kirby Super Star Ultra Supporting antagonist and miniboss Serves as a supporting antagonist and miniboss in Revenge of the King.
Kirby Mass Attack Cameo Appears in the background during Meta Knight's boss battle in Strato Patrol EOS.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Supporting protagonist and playable character
Kirby's Dream Collection Non-playable character Appears in the opening cut-scene as well as his role in Kirby Super Star.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Supporting protagonist Tosses Kirby Assist Stars at certain points.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Supporting protagonist and playable character
Kirby: Planet Robobot Supporting protagonist Throws Kirby Assist Stars at certain points.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Supporting protagonist Sits by the Gem Apple tree and gives Kirby advice.
Kirby Battle Royale Supporting protagonist While not playable, a standard Waddle Dee with his moveset is.
Kirby Star Allies Supporting protagonist and playable character Appears as a Dream Friend.
Super Kirby Clash Supporting protagonist Sits by the Gem Apple tree and gives Kirby advice.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo Appears as a spirit.
Kirby facing the bandanna-wearing Waddle Dee.

Kirby Super Star[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee made his debut as a minor appearance in Megaton Punch the Sub-Game, being the first oppenent Kirby faces. Bandana Waddle Dee starts the battle by winking, waving if he wins, and fainting if he loses.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

MidbossdeeSSU.png Kirby Super Star Ultra was Bandana Waddle Dee's first major appearance. He appears only in two modes: The Arena and Revenge of the King.

In The Arena, he replaces the regular Waddle Dee that appears as a joke Mid-Boss in the original Kirby Super Star. He fills a similar role as the original "mid-boss", but, unlike the latter, can move around.

Waddle Dee is battled in Level 5: The Revenge in Revenge of the King, and also has dialogue with the King concerning Kirby and Mid-Bosses. He can be inhaled, but provides no Copy Ability. He is exactly the same as a regular Waddle Dee, except has more HP and has a different sprite.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee makes a cameo in the Meta Knight battle of the Strato Patrol EOS sub-game. He is seen cheering for him alongside Sailor Waddle Dee from Revenge of Meta Knight.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

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Artwork of Waddle Dee from Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Bandana Waddle Dee (here referred to as just Waddle Dee) got an even bigger role in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, this time as a playable character.

Waddle Dee can use his spear to attack, identically to the way Spear Kirby can. Waddle Dee has the same 40 HP as Kirby. Unlike Kirby, Meta Knight or King Dedede, Waddle Dee doesn't fly, but he can make Infinity Jumps to keep up.

Waddle Dee Moveset for Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Spear Thrust
Waddle Triple Throw
Dash + Hold 1, release
Back Thrust
1, then Back, 1
Multispear Attack
1 repeatedly
Skyward Thrust
↑ + 1
Waddle Copter
Hold 1 + release
Moon Drop
↓ + 1 in midair
Underwater Thrust
1 underwater
Waddle Spear Throw
Dash + 1
Surface Thrust
↑ + 1 underwater
Waddle Spear Barrage
Dash + 1 repeatedly in midair
Underwater Downward Thrust
↓ + 1 underwater

Kirby's Dream Collection[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee appears during the intro cinematic for the game, to present the title screen along with King Dedede, Meta Knight and Kirby.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee as he appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Bandana Waddle Dee appears in stages to give Kirby healing items to store on the player's touch screen. These items appear in Assist Stars. He usually gives them prior to boss fights or mid-boss fights. If the player has streetpassed with someone before they meet Bandana Waddle Dee, he will give better items. These include more powerful healing items, such as Energy Drinks or Maxim Tomatoes, and even Keychains. If the player has streetpassed with that person multiple times, the quality of the healing items get even better, and Bandana Waddle Dee may even throw a Rare Keychain to Kirby.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Up to three differently colored Bandana Waddle Dees are playable in this game, and can assist Kirby by carrying him and tossing him, as well as spearing enemies that get in the way. They are controlled normally, unlike Kirby, who remains in ball form and must follow the stylus ropes.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee performs the same function here as in Triple Deluxe, offering Kirby food items he can store at various points in the stages. Using Streetpass will improve the quality of the items as it did before.

Bandana Waddle Dee also appears as several stickers, including a doodle.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee can be found in the village, overseeing the Gem Apple Tree. He is the first character that Kirby talks to in the game. He explains the basics of the village, as well as the situation. From that point onward, he oversees Gem Apple harvesting, giving Kirby the yield every time it's ready. He assumes the role again in Super Kirby Clash.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Artwork of Bandana Waddle Dee from Kirby Battle Royale.
A still from the introduction, as Kirby bumps into Bandana Waddle Dee.

Bandana Waddle Dee serves a prominent role in the single player mode, Dedede's Cake Royale. Kirby meets up with him on the way to the arena, finding him exhausted, having 'walked all night long' to get there. As such, Kirby agrees to carry him for a while down the trail. After Kirby deals with an enemy ambush, including another blue Kirby, the Warp Star appears to take them both to the arena.

From here on, Bandana Waddle Dee serves as an ally to Kirby in team matches. Unlike in previous incarnations, Bandana Dee uses a Parasol instead of a Spear.

While the player cannot play as Bandana Waddle Dee, a hatless Waddle Dee is available who plays much the same.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Bandana Waddle Dee appears as the first available Dream Friend, recruitable from a Dream Palace without the need to unlock him. His moveset appears to be largely the same as it was in Kirby's Return to Dream Land but with a few tweaks, including the ability to have his spear receive elemental powers from allies, and a new attack Ground Thrust (added in Version 4.0.0). He has the same health as Kirby. Since Kirby cannot obtain the Spear ability in this title, Bandana Waddle Dee is the only user of this Copy Ability (Zan Partizanne of The Three Mage-Sisters, the Dream Friend, has a different style of spear combat).

In Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, Bandana Waddle Dee's title screen features his Megaton Punch sprites from Kirby Super Star, his 3D artworks from modern titles, and his doodle sticker from Kirby: Planet Robobot (from Version 2.0.0 onward). His Dream Friend jingle is based off of the Disc Channel music from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.


Bandana Waddle Dee's moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Spear Thrust
Waddle Spear Throw
Dash + B
Back Thrust
After pressing B, press ← + B
Waddle Spear Barrage
Dash + B repeatedly in midair
Multispear Thrust
B repeatedly
Waddle Triple Throw
Dash + hold B, release
Waddle Copter
Press and hold B, and then release
Underwater Thrust
B underwater
Skyward Thrust
↑ + B
Surface Thrust
↑ + B underwater
Moon Drop
↓ + B in midair
Underwater Downward Thrust
↓ + B underwater
Ground Thrust
↓ + B (Added in v4.0.0 update)


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee appears as a Primary Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. which can only be obtained by enhancing Waddle Dee's Spirit.

Bandana Waddle Dee's Spirit is Neutral-type, ranked ★★★ Ace, has 3 slots and the skill of Battering Items ↑, which refers to his weapon of choice. His level 1 stats are 1,808 attack and 1,230 defense, and his level 99 stats are 5,424 attack and 3,692 defense.



Solo artwork[edit]

Group artwork[edit]



Quotes from Bandana Waddle Dee in Kirby Super Star Ultra  
  • "Great King, Kabula has been defeated! What should we do?"
  • "Relax, Great King! You must stay calm!"
  • "Ah, Great King! He had an easy time!"
  • "Kirby's approaching here, Your Majesty!"
  • "Great King, pull yourself together!"
  • "Fight!"
  • "Great King, he beat Phan Phan, too!"
  • "Yes, Your Highness!"
  • "Go get him!"
  • "Oh no! He beat everyone we have!"
  • "Great King! Kirby made it here! W-what do we do?!"
  • "B-but, Great King, I can't do it alone!"
  • "Don't go, King!"
  • "Great King!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バンダナワドルディ
Bandana Wadoru Di
Bandana Waddle Dee
Traditional Chinese 頭巾瓦豆魯迪
tóu jīn wǎ dòu lǔ dí
Bandana Waddle Dee
Simplified Chinese 头巾瓦豆鲁迪
tóu jīn wǎ dòu lǔ dí
Dutch Bandana-Waddle Dee -
French Bandana Waddle Dee -
German Waddle-Dee-Assistenten Waddle Dee Assistant
Italian Waddle Dee aiutante Waddle Dee assistant
Korean 반다나 웨이들 디
Bandana Weideul Di
Bandana Waddle Dee
Russian Вэдл Ди в бандане
Vedl Di v bandane
Waddle Dee in bandana
Spanish Waddle Dee pañuelo Bandana Waddle Dee