Clash at Castle Dedede

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Kirby Star Allies Stage InfoBox
Clash at Castle Dedede Enter.jpg
Clash at Castle Dedede on the world map.
Details
Level Dream Land
Rare Picture Piece The First Rival
Big Switch?
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Friend Action(s)
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Boss(es) King Dedede
Mid-Boss(es) Bugzzy, Bonkers EX
Stage Order
<-- Fruity Forest Extra Eclair -->
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Clash at Castle Dedede is the final main stage of Dream Land in Kirby Star Allies. This stage takes place inside Castle Dedede, where King Dedede must be fought at the end. Completing this stage unlocks the second level; Planet Popstar.

Overview

The stage begins in a large hallway inside the castle. Kirby can find Plugg here as well as other foes to defeat or befriend. The hall leads up a set of stairs to reach the next area.

In the next area, Kirby will have to battle an ambush of King Dedede's minions, with Bugzzy last in line to bout. Defeating them opens the way forward. After a round-trip door, another ambush must be faced, but these guys are no match for Friend Throw. From there, a door can be reached which requires two friends to open.

The next area is a split path where Kirby and his friends will need to work together to travel through.

From there, Kirby and his allies travel down a long and ominously quiet hall. In the next room, after picking up more friends, Kirby battles King Dedede who had been munching on a huge pile of rotten fruit. The fight plays out normally at first, but something clearly isn't right, as King Dedede suddenly becomes much beefier than usual. Suddenly he breaks the floor and sends the allies down to lower levels of the castle. Despite his monstrous strength, Dedede is defeated, and a dark heat pops out of him as he reverts to normal. With the stage cleared, Kirby dances to celebrate the end of his adventure...but not quite.

Rare Picture Piece Guide

Kirby initiates a throw.

During the second ambush section, there are two large metal blocks on alcoves. These can be broken using Friend Throw to reveal the picture piece inside the one to the right.

Hidden Area

Daroach has noticed something different…

Version 3.0.0 has added a new hidden area in this stage. At the beginning of the corridor that leads to the King Dedede battle, the first window is actually opened which leads to the hidden area.

This hidden area has a set of puzzles that require Kirby to destroy the Bomb Block and then move forward before the path is shut, very similar to White Wafers - Stage 5's second Energy Sphere puzzle from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. At the end of the area awaits Bonkers EX, and defeating him rewards Kirby many Picture Pieces, Point Stars, a Maxim Tomato and a 1-Up. Then, Kirby has to backtrack to leave this area and fight King Dedede in the end.

Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!

The following lists the locations of Power-Up Hearts in Clash at Castle Dedede. Note that not all of them appears for every Friend.

Power-Up Hearts

Enemies, Bosses, and Abilities

Regular Enemies Bosses & Mid-Bosses

Abilities Friend Actions

  • None

Music

The music for this stage is an orchestral remix of the staff roll/ending theme of Kirby's Dream Land and King Dedede's Theme.

Trivia

  • In areas with sunset, especially during an enemy ambush, the game often experiences significant frame drops due to the strong shader effects.
  • A false credits sequence plays after King Dedede is defeated in Story Mode.
  • On Soul Melter difficulty of The Ultimate Choice, King Dedede is fought at night instead of sunset.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クライマックス オブ キャッスルデデデ
Kuraimakkusu obu Kyassuru Dedede
Climax of Castle Dedede
Chinese 峰决战 帝帝城堡 (chs)
峯決戰 帝帝城堡 (cht)
dǐng fēng jué zhàn: dì dì dì chéng bǎo
Decisive Battle at the Summit: Castle Dedede