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KNiDL Coner artwork.png
Artwork of Coner from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Star Stacker for Game Boy (cameo)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Copy Ability None
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Coner is an enemy in the Kirby series with the form of a hermit crab. It made its first appearance in Kirby's Dream Land and has since appeared in a small selection of subsequent games in the series.

Coner's appearance is that of a hermit crab - it possesses a conical spiral shell with eyes, legs and pincers emerging from the base. It has exceptionally large eyes that peer out from below the shell, giving Coner a shy appearance. The original coloring of Coner is a green shell and yellow skin; however, in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, alternate coloring gives it pink and yellow tone variations as well.

Coners have two interesting qualities—they are among the few enemies that can survive both on land and in water, and they are also impossible for Kirby to inhale when inside their shell.

Its name comes from "cone" (referring to its shell) or likely "cone shell".

Game appearances[edit]

Coner's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy
Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) Cameo Appears in Waddle Dee's lose screen in VS mode.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, his role doesn't change.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby's Adventure are ported here, where Coner has the exact same role.
Kirby Star Allies Enemy This is Coner's first 3D appearance.

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

KDL Coner sprite.png Coner makes its first appearance in the very first Kirby game, Kirby's Dream Land. It appears exclusively in Float Islands and is worth 600 points when defeated. Unlike many other enemies, it is not replaced by anything else in the Extra Game.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Kirby passing underneath some Coners in Kirby's Adventure.

KA Coner sprite.png KNiDL Coner sprite.png Coner appears again in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, unchanged from its previous appearance. The introduction of copy abilities makes it much less of an issue to defeat, however.


Coner can be found in the following levels and stages:

Coner locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No Yes No No No Yes No
Stage 2 No Yes No No Yes No No
Stage 3 Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes*
Stage 4 No No No Yes No Yes No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No No Yes
*Appears only in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

KBBa Coner sprite.png Coner appears as an enemy in Kirby's Block Ball, sometimes patrolling the block formations. Much like in Kirby's Dream Land, it is worth 600 points when defeated.

Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy)[edit]

In Kirby's Star Stacker on the Game Boy, Coner can be found in one of the illustrations. Specifically, it can be found on the beach with Waddle Dee in his "lose" screen in VS mode. Coner is the only character in the game who does not return in the SNES version.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Kirby and friends swimming toward a Coner in Kirby Star Allies.

After a very long absence, Coner reappears in Kirby Star Allies as a standard enemy, making its first appearance in 3D. Its behavior is largely unchanged from its older appearances.


Coner can be found in the following stages:

Coner locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen Yes
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna Yes
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort Yes Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α Yes
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ No
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet No
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B Yes Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No


  • According to Masahiro Sakurai, Coner might have been the first enemy he drew for Kirby's Dream Land.[1]





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コナー
German Coner -
Italian Pagurio From "paguro" (hermit crab) with Italian noun/adjective-deriving suffix "-io"
Korean 코너