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Artwork of Beetley from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
First game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot (sticker)
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability Beetle
Similar entities Hornhead, Bugzzy
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Beetley is a round creature with two small feet and a beetle-like crest that debuted in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. He grants the Beetle ability when swallowed by Kirby.

In many ways, Beetley looks similar to Bronto Burt, but he bears a different color scheme, has more indented eyes, and a beetle's crest on his head. Despite having wings, Beetley does not typically fly, instead choosing to pace along the ground and try to impale any intruders he sees. Beetley, despite his carapace, is not the toughest enemy in the world.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Beetley debuts in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, granting the newly added Beetle ability.


In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Beetley can be found in the following levels and stages:

Beetley locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No No No Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No No No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No No No N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions No No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Royal Road Yes No No No Yes N/A Yes No

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

Beetley returns in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, where he can be seen hovering over the drums in some stages, and will try to swipe at King Dedede when he comes near. As such, Dedede will need to move carefully to avoid crashing into Beetley and incurring a penalty.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Beetley appears as one of the game's collectible stickers. He does not appear as an enemy.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Pause screen art of an allied Beetley from Kirby Star Allies.
“I’m the new king of insects!”
This young king wants to challenge the old one to see who’s truly mightier. But first…into the darkness! He braves any challenger with his horn!

— Guest Star Beetley Unbeatable Beetle Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Beetley returns in Kirby Star Allies, where he can now be recruited as a friend. Once recruited, Beetley has all of Beetle Kirby's attacks, and can perform Friend Abilities like Friend Throw.


In Kirby Star Allies Beetley can be found in the following levels and stages:

Beetley locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square Yes Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus Yes
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall Yes Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ No
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall Yes Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall Yes

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Beetley is depicted on one of the Character Treats, using his artwork from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

An illustration of a Beetley from Kirby: Uproar at the Kirby Café?!.

In the Kirby novel series, a swarm of Beetleys appears in Kirby: Uproar at the Kirby Café?!. When Kirby touches a spider's web, it creates an alarm which alerts the swarm of Beetleys. Hornhead commands the Beetleys to attack Kirby and King Dedede. They steal Dedede's hammer, wrap Kirby and Dedede in spider silk and throw them into jail. Later, a Beetley who is responsible to give them food in jail tells Kirby and Dedede about the fruit they harvested in the pantry, causing them to try escaping. Beetley blocks their way but is blown away. After Kirby and King Dedede go to the pantry, a swarm of Beetleys finds them. When Kirby inhales Hornhead, the Beetleys are terrified and call for their leader, Bugzzy, for help against him. After being defeated, Bugzzy commends the Beetleys to give Kirby and Dedede the Green Spider Grass.


  • The Kirby Star Allies pause caption for Beetley refers to him as the 'new king of insects', who 'wants to challenge the old one'. This old king refers to Bugzzy, who also appears as a friend in Kirby Star Allies.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビートリー
Traditional Chinese 大角甲蟲
dà jiǎo jiǎ chóng
Bighorn Beetle
Simplified Chinese 大角甲虫
dà jiǎo jiǎ chóng
Dutch Beetley -
French Scaraby Scaraby
German Hornbock Hornbock
Italian Scarabugghio From "scarabeo" ("beetle" in Italian)
Korean 비틀리
Portuguese Escaravão Derived from "Escaravelho" (Beetle's Portuguese name)
Spanish Escarabí From "escarabajo" ("beetle" in Spanish)