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Artwork of Bernard from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Copy Ability Ranger
Similar entities Spynum
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This uppity pup is an expert marksman—pew, pew—who's quick on his feet as he patrols the new world. His eyes are hidden under his hat, but that doesn't seem to affect his aim! He also has an impressive sniffer that can track prey, near or far.
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Bernard is an enemy who is part of the Beast Pack and first appeared in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. He is a bipedal compact sheepdog-like enemy who wears an explorer's hat and carries a blunderbuss-like pistol. Bernard is usually seen either out in the open or hiding behind cover, popping out to shoot at Kirby when he gets within range. Bernard's projectiles can block most normal attacks from Kirby or Bandana Waddle Dee, so they are best avoided. Bernard can be defeated easily with most attacks, yielding a Star Coin on defeat, but can also be inhaled and swallowed for the Ranger Copy Ability.

Bernard is named after the St. Bernard, a dog breed notable for its bulky appearance and droopy lips and ears. St. Bernards are not naturally hunting dogs, which may be why Bernard wields a pistol, seeing as he resembles a hunter.


Bernard can be found in the following stages:

Bernard locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand Yes
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began Yes In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway Yes Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera Yes
Rocky Rollin' Road Yes Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No Forgo Plains Yes
A Trip to Alivel Mall Yes The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay Yes
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park Yes
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street Yes Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns Yes
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road Yes Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge Yes Gathering of the Beast Council Yes Forgo Land No


  • During the "Sudden Metamorphosis" cutscene where Fecto Forgo begins subsuming the Beast Pack after Leongar is defeated, Bernard's otherwise concealed eyes can be seen raised up in shock.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バーナード
Chinese 伯纳犬
Bó nà quǎn
Dutch Bernard -
French Bernard -
German Bernhard Bernard
Italian Bernardo Italian equivalent of the name Bernard
Korean 버나드
Spanish Bernardo Spanish equivalent of the name Bernard