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KRTDL Bowby model.png
Model of Bowby from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
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Bowby[Japanese title] is an enemy that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It hovers in the air and will attempt to fire an arrow at Kirby or his friends if they come too close.

A Bowby is true to its namesake in that it is literally just a bow with a face. Bowbies will appear in any of the four cardinal directions. If facing sideways, its arrows will start to fall in an arc after traveling a short distance. There is a metallic variant that exists on Halcandra.

Bowbies do not grant any ability if swallowed.

Game Appearances[edit]

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

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Bowby can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bowby locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No No Yes No
Raisin Ruins No No No No No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No
Nutty Noon No No Yes Yes No
Egg Engines Yes No No No Yes
Dangerous Dinner No Yes Yes N/A N/A
Bowby locations in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Opening Stage No 4-3 No
1-1 No 4-4 Yes
1-2 No 4-EX No
1-3 No Sphere No
1-BOSS No Levitation No
2-1 No Health No
2-2 No Surge No
2-3 No Bomb No
2-4 No Upward No
2-BOSS No Needles No
3-1 No Barrier No
3-2 No Vanish No
3-3 No Cannon No
3-4 Yes Black Hole No
3-BOSS No Trickery No
4-1 No Secret Stage No
4-2 No Final Boss No

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Bowby appears in the New Challenge Stages as enemies to be plowed through.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボビー