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- This article is about the Big Waddle Dees from various sprite-based Kirby games starting with Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. 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 an extra large Waddle Dee. 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 average Waddle Dee counterparts. Apart from the size, there are typically no visual distinctions between this Waddle Dee and the normal ones. However, its increased size usually means that it has more health and/or it takes longer for Kirby to Inhale. It may also become a Blaster Bullet on its own when spat out. Despite its size, Big Waddle Dee is usually no more a threat to Kirby than the normal ones.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Big Waddle Dees first appeared in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, and this game was additionally the first game to showcase any Waddle Dees of differing size, for that matter.
In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Big Waddle Dee can be found in the following rooms:
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Big Waddle Dees return in Kirby: Squeak Squad, unchanged from their appearance in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. They appear quite commonly in stages, usually alongside their smaller brethren.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Big Waddle Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:
A Big Waddle Dee resting in Kirby's Epic Yarn
In Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, while not explicitly referenced in Patch Plaza, a Big Waddle Dee appears at the end of the Castle Dedede stage. 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 the stage.
Kirby Mass Attack
Big Waddle Dees make an occasional appearance in Kirby Mass Attack, appearing in Dedede Resort along with their smaller cousins. Like other Waddle Dees in this game, Big Waddle Dees attack by throwing bombs, though theirs are naturally larger and more dangerous. Defeating a Big Waddle Dee confers 500 points onto the player.
In Kirby Mass Attack, Big Waddle Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Screenshot of Big Waddle Dee
Big Waddle Dee makes a somewhat muted appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It only appears in a handful of places, usually inside the rifts to Another Dimension. It looks identical to its smaller cousins, and is only distinguished by the fact that Kirby spits it out as a giant Star Bullet after inhaling it.
Other appearances and similar
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 Waddle Dee and Armor Dee also resemble larger Waddle Dees, but are naturally distinct from the actual large Waddle Dees.
A Big Waddle Dee in Moonlight Mansion
Kirby attacks a Big Waddle Dee in Moonlight Mansion.
A Big Waddle Dee in Carrot Castle
Names in other languages
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