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Artwork of Beetley from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
First game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
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 who can be found as a minor enemy in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby Star Allies. 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 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.

Artwork of Beetley from Kirby Star Allies.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Beetley debuts in 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 Star Allies[edit]

Quote1.png “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

Despite being absent in Kirby: Planet Robobot, Beetley returns in Kirby Star Allies. Beetley 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


  • 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 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
French Scaraby Scaraby
German Hornbock Hornbock
Korean 비틀리