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Big Waddle Dee

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Big Waddle Dee
KSqS Big Waddle Dee artwork.png
Artwork of a Big Waddle Dee alongside a regular Waddle Dee from Kirby: Squeak Squad
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First game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other game(s) Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Armor Waddle Dee, Block Waddle Dee, Colossal Waddle Dee, Grandy, Puppet Waddle Dee, Waddle Dee
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

Big Waddle Dee's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Enemy
Kirby: Squeak Squad Enemy
Kirby's Epic Yarn Enemy Does not have a Patch Plaza entry.
Kirby Mass Attack Enemy
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy This is Big Waddle Dee's first appearance in 3D.
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Enemy Reprises their role from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Enemy Reprises their role from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

KaTAM Big Waddle Dee Sprite.png

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:

Big Waddle Dee locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation Dimension Mirror
No
No
No
No
No

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

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:

Big Waddle Dee locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Boss Secret
Prism Plains No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Nature Notch Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
Cushy Cloud Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Jam Jungle Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Vocal Volcano Yes No No Yes N/A No No
Ice Island Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes
Secret Sea No Yes No Yes No No No
Gamble Galaxy No No Yes N/A N/A No N/A

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

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[edit]

KMA Big Waddle Dee Sprite.png 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:

Big Waddle Dee locations in Kirby Mass Attack  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 Boss Stage
Green Grounds No No No No No No No No No No N/A No
Sandy Canyon No No No No No No No No No No No No
Dedede Resort No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Volcano Valley No No No No No No No No No No No No
Necro Nebula No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

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, and especially in Extra Mode. 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[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 Waddle Dee and Armor Waddle Dee also resemble larger Waddle Dees, but are naturally distinct from the actual large Waddle Dees.

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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