ChuChu

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ChuChu
KDL3ChuChu.png
Artwork of ChuChu from Kirby's Dream Land 3
Details
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
(Cleaning ability moveset)
Cameo Appearances Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Similar Characters Nyupun (friend)
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ChuChu (sometimes spelled as Chuchu) is one of Kirby's Animal Friends, and a frequently reoccurring character in the Kirby series, though most of her appearances are only as cameos. Chuchu is a pink, blob-like octopus[1] wearing a red bow on her head. Unlike most other Animal Friends, who can carry Kirby around in some manner, ChuChu rides on Kirby's head while teamed up with him.

Game appearances

Kirby's Dream Land 3

ChuChu debuts in this game as one of Kirby's six Animal Friends in Kirby's Dream Land 3, first appearing in the second stage of Grass Land. When paired with Kirby, ChuChu is able to use her sticky, extendable "tentacles" to grab enemies in front of her and put them into Kirby's mouth, as well as sticking to and moving along ceilings. Furthermore, if the player presses the B button while the two are falling, she can perform a weak aerial jump, making it possible to slow down their fall if the button is pressed repeatedly.

Combinations

Like with the other Animal Friends, ChuChu can help Kirby perform unique team-up moves when using various Copy Abilities. These are outlined as follows:

Base Ability Appearance Description
Burning KDL3 FireChuchu.PNG Kirby produces a small constant heat source which causes ChuChu to distend like a hot air balloon when angled up, allowing the two to gain some lift. Kirby can use the fire cone itself to attack enemies.
Clean KDL3 BroomChuchu.PNG Kirby and ChuChu equip a large broomstick and are able to fly freely through the air for a moment, leaving a magical trail of dust behind that damages opponents.
Cutter KDL3 CutterChuchu.PNG Kirby swings ChuChu around himself like an axe blade, defeating enemies around him. He cannot throw ChuChu, however.
Ice KDL3 IceChuchu.PNG Kirby spits out snowballs which ChuChu grabs and tosses at enemies at various arcs. The snowballs freeze enemies on contact.
Needle KDL3 NeedleChuchu.PNG ChuChu shoots out five needles around herself which travel a short distance and hurt enemies on contact.
Parasol KDL3 ParasolChuchu.PNG Kirby and ChuChu get inside an up-side-down parasol and spin forward, defeating enemies on contact.
Spark KDL3 SparkChuchu.PNG ChuChu shoots a laser from her tentacle which flies straight forward and can defeat enemies, similar to the Laser ability. Unlike said ability, however, the laser will rebound off of flat walls if charged.
Stone KDL3 StoneChuchu.PNG Kirby transforms into a boulder and ChuChu proceeds to start swinging him around. The two can travel back and forth while doing this maneuver, damaging enemies on contact.

Kirby Star Allies

ChuChu appears in Kirby Star Allies briefly when the Cleaning move 'Clean ChuChu' is used. This move replicates ChuChu's Clean ability combo from Dream Land 3. Notably, ChuChu appears when Broom Hatter uses the move as well as Cleaning Kirby.

Cameo appearances

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

A stone carving representing ChuChu appears as one of the possible Stone-Cutter transformations. In this form, Kirby cannot walk, and can only move by hopping once in short bursts.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

ChuChu is one of the objects that Paint Roller can paint in the Paint Panic Sub-Game.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

ChuChu appears as a Keychain in this title.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

ChuChu appears as a Sticker in this title, which can be applied to the Robobot Armor.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

A set of equipment for Doctor Healmore can be purchased at Magolor's Shoppe called the 'Chuchu Cap' and 'Chuchu Flask'. Both of these items resemble ChuChu.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

ChuChu appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and can be obtained in World of Light. She is a support spirit who causes the host fighter to start the match with a Super Leaf. This is a reference to her ability to float briefly in the air with continuous jumps while partnered with Kirby.

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Trivia

  • Despite being an octopus, ChuChu has no increased swimming skills.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チュチュ
Chuchu
ChuChu
Chinese 啾啾
jiū jiū
ChuChu
Dutch ChuChu -
French Chuchu -
German Chuchu -
Italian Chuchu -
Spanish Chuchu -

References

  1. "The most unique of Kirby's new friends, ChuChu is based on a certain eight-legged sea creature!" (Kirby's Dream Collection booklet (Nintendo), pg. 23)