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.
In 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
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.
- 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
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