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Official art of Beetley.
Debut Game Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Latest Game Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability Beetle
Similar Enemies Hornhead
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Beetley is an enemy that debuted in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, first encountered in the Fine Fields level. It yields the Beetle ability when swallowed.

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

Kirby Star Allies

In Kirby Star Allies, Beetley can be recruited as a Friend. Once recruited, Beetley has all of Beetle Kirby's attacks, and can perform Friend Abilities like Friend Throw.


  • The Kirby Star Allies pause caption for Beetley refers to it 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 Star Allies.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 大角甲虫 (chs)
大角甲蟲 (cht)
dà jiǎo jiǎ chóng
Bighorn Beetle