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Official art 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 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Wild World Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Endless Explosions Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Royal Road Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

Beetley returns in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, where it 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 Xmark.png Falluna Moon Yescheck.png
Donut Dome Xmark.png Planet Misteen Xmark.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Xmark.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Xmark.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Xmark.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Xmark.png Gabbel Moon Xmark.png
Nature's Navel Xmark.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Yescheck.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Xmark.png Jambandra Base Xmark.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Yescheck.png
Gatehouse Road Xmark.png Extra Planet α Xmark.png
Eastern Wall Yescheck.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Xmark.png Extra Planet γ Xmark.png
Western Outer Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet δ Xmark.png
Inner Sanctum Xmark.png Ability Planet Yescheck.png
Heavenly Hall Yescheck.png Dimension I Xmark.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Yescheck.png
Sector B Xmark.png Dimension III Xmark.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Yescheck.png
Planet Earthfall Yescheck.png


  • 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
Chinese 大角甲虫 (chs)
大角甲蟲 (cht)
dà jiǎo jiǎ chóng
Bighorn Beetle
French Scaraby Scaraby
German Hornbock Hornbock
Korean 비틀리