Big Waddle Dee

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Big Waddle Dee
Big Waddle Dee MA.png
Sprite of Big Waddle Dee from Kirby Mass Attack
First game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Other game(s) Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Waddle Dee, Grandy, Armor Dee, Puppet Dee, Colossal Waddle Dee
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This article is about the Big Waddle Dees from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, & Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. For the large Waddle Dee in Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot, see Grandy. This should also not be confused with the Colossal Waddle Dee from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. For information about Waddle Dees in a general context, see Waddle Dee.

Big Waddle Dee is a Waddle Dee that is extra large. How much larger it is depends on the game it appears in, but it is at least large enough to be noticeable when compared to its normal counterpart. Apart from the size, there are no visual distinctions between this Waddle Dee and the normal ones. However, its increased size usually means that it has more Stamina and/or it takes longer to Inhale. It may also become a Blaster Bullet on its own when spat out. Despite its size, Big Waddle Dee is no more a threat to Kirby than the normal ones.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Big Waddle Dee.png This was the first game in the series to showcase Big Waddle Dees (or any Waddle Dees of differing size for that matter). Big Waddle Dees possess higher stamina than standard Waddle Dees, and also take longer to inhale. Their bulkiness means that Kirby can spit out a Blaster Bullet from a single Big Waddle Dee inhaled.

Big Waddle Dee can be found in Rainbow Route, Moonlight Mansion, Mustard Mountain, Carrot Castle, and Candy Constellation.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Big Waddle Dees return in this title, unchanged from their appearance in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. They appear quite commonly in stages, usually alongside their smaller brethren.


Big Waddle Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

Big Waddle Dee locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
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Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

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While not explicitly referenced in Patch Plaza, a Big Waddle Dee appears at the end of the stage Castle Dedede. In this stage, it is guarding the throne room, presumably under orders from Yin-Yarn to do so. Big Waddle Dee cannot be unraveled using the Yarn Whip, but it can be defeated using the Weight or by tossing a Yarn Ball at it.

Yin-Yarn himself can conjure Big Waddle Dees during his boss fight. They will fall down from above and hurt Kirby or Prince Fluff should they land on them. Once these Big Waddle Dees land, they fall off-stage.

Other appearances and similar[edit]

Later games in the series will often feature Waddle Dees of varying sizes. However, these appearances seldom change the actual characteristics of the Waddle Dee aside from how much physical space it takes up. There are a number of distinguished Waddle Dee entities that are larger than their standard counterparts, however:

Formations such as Puppet Dee and Armor Dee also resemble larger Waddle Dees, but are naturally distinct from actual large Waddle Dees.


Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグワドルディ
Biggu Wadoru Di
Big Waddle Dee
French Gros Waddle Dee Big Waddle Dee
German Gr. Waddle Dee Big Waddle Dee; "Gr." stands for großer (big, large).
Italian Waddle Dee Grande Big Waddle Dee
Spanish Gran Waddle Dee Big Waddle Dee