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KDL3 Coo artwork 2.png
Artwork of Coo from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
First appearance Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Latest appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Cameo appearances Kirby's Star Stacker
Kirby's Star Stacker
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby Battle Royale
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Kirby Clash
Theme music

Coo's Theme

Coo's Theme in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

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Quote1.png In the air, it's Coo to the rescue. Storms and strong winds are a piece of cake! Coo can fly like an eagle. Quote2.png
— Kirby's Dream Land 3 instruction booklet

Coo is one of Kirby's three original Animal Friends, being introduced in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Coo is a purple owl with a white chest, although some of his sprites and artwork depict him with gray instead of purple as his primary color.

When Kirby travels with Coo, the large owl holds the hero in his talons and carries him around, allowing him to fly faster than he normally could and fall much slower. Additionally, Kirby can inhale and fly at the same time, although he still has to be on the ground in order to swallow an enemy. Coo is also strong enough to fly against wind currents, making it possible to reach areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Coo is easily the quickest of the Animal Friends, only being outmatched in the water against Kine.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Coo debuted along with Rick and Kine in this title. He can be found in certain bags after defeating the mini-boss on guard. From there, Kirby can mount him and they can travel together. Coo is extremely quick in the air and can fly against strong breezes. He also utilizes Kirby's currently-equipped Copy Ability to perform various combo attacks.


Base Ability Appearance Description
KDL2 Coo Burning sprite.png
Kirby ignites and the duo dives downward diagonally forward, harming foes below.
KDL2 Coo Cutter sprite.png
Coo throws three feathers ahead which spread out.
KDL2 Coo Ice sprite.png
Kirby breathes ice which can be angled in an arc below Coo.
KDL2 Coo Needle sprite.png
Kirby shoots out a large spike from his body which can harm foes below.
KDL2 Coo Parasol sprite.png
Coo equips a Parasol and starts spinning rapidly, similar to the Tornado ability.
KDL2 Coo Spark sprite.png
Kirby shoots out a single lightning bolt below him.
KDL2 Coo Stone sprite.png
Kirby turns to stone, causing the duo to plummet to the ground.

Kirby's Star Stacker[edit]

Coo features prominently in the Very Hard! ending illustration in Round Clear mode in Kirby's Star Stacker.

In Kirby's Star Stacker, Coo, along with Kine and Rick, aids Kirby by eliminating any star blocks and devaluing hard blocks to star blocks between pairs of tiles.

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Coo returns as a friend for Kirby to team up with in Kirby's Dream Land 3, alongside the other Animal Friends from the game's predecessor. His appearance has remained largely the same, though he plays a little differently. If the player mashes the A button, Coo can fly even faster than before, even being able to beat water currents like Kine, but doing so comes at a risk, as many more enemies fill the air than before, and Coo and Kirby now share life.

Just like other Animal Friends, Coo once again grants Kirby access to different skills if the pink hero possesses a Copy Ability, although a few of these combinations differ slightly from those of the previous game.


Base Ability Appearance Description
KDL3 FireCoo.png
Kirby ignites and the duo dives downward diagonally forward, harming foes below.
KDL3 BroomCoo.png
Coo turns into a feather duster that Kirby holds out in front of himself. If done in the air, they will plummet immediately.
KDL3 CutterCoo.png
Coo throws out a single feather that can be angled in three directions.
KDL3 IceCoo.png
Kirby breathes ice which Coo then converts into three ice crystals.
KDL3 NeedleCoo.png
Kirby's body morphs into a single large spike pointing downward which will harm foes under the duo.
KDL3 ParasolCoo.png
Coo equips a Parasol and starts spinning rapidly, similar to the Tornado ability.
KDL3 SparkCoo.png
Kirby shoots out a long lightning bolt below the duo.
KDL3 StoneCoo.png
Kirby turns to stone, causing the duo to plummet to the ground. Coo can fly upward a bit wile Kirby is in Stone form.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Although Coo does not appear in person in The Crystal Shards, he makes a cameo as one of the statues Kirby can turn into by using the Stone-Cutter Power Combo. As the Coo sculpture, Kirby can fly slowly through the air, though he cannot move while on the ground. As with the other results of Stone-Cutter, Kirby is invincible in this form and may end the transformation at any time by pushing the ability button again, causing the statue to crumble and harm nearby enemies with its debris.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Coo appears along with Rick and Kine in Kirby Fighters (and Kirby Fighters Deluxe) in the forest stage. He occasionally emerges from one of the tree trunks and can toss feathers out to serve as a hazard to the combatants.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Coo does not appear directly in this game. However, whenever Elline transforms Kirby into the Kirby Rocket, she briefly sculpts him to resemble Coo before finishing the transformation. This is a reference to Coo's airborne nature.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Coo appears as a sticker in this title, and can also appear in one of the Stone transformations along with Rick and Kine.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[edit]

Coo cameos in this title, appearing in the village once enough battles have been won.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Coo can be seen in the audience in one of the Slam Hockey stages.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Main article: Rick & Kine & Coo

In Kirby Star Allies, Coo appears as a Dream Friend, and is fully playable as such, though tied in with Rick and Kine into a single character as Rick & Kine & Coo.

Coo appears when using any aerial moves or when flying off the ground. All his attacks can provide the Bluster elemental power. His feathers can also cut ropes and clear foliage.

Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Coo Anime.png
Artwork of Coo from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
First episode A Blockbuster Battle
Last episode Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
Main role Supporting character
Similar characters Rick, Kine
Voice actor(s) Eric Stuart (English)
Yūko Mizutani (Japanese)
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Coo is a minor recurring character in the anime series; Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Here, he is portrayed as an intelligent native animal of Dream Land who is capable of conversing with the residents of Cappy Town. He does not have a deep relationship with Kirby, but he does care about the pink Star Warrior. In the Japanese version, Coo is mentioned as being "highly respected", even by Tokkori.

Coo makes his home in the Eastern Forest, living with several other animals in the ancient tree Acore.


The following is a complete list of all of Coo's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:

Coo's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
A Blockbuster Battle
E2 Coo.png
Secondary character "Sorry, Tiff. Tokkori's a tough ol' bird. Maybe you should try to find another tree."
Beware: Whispy Woods!
E5 Coo.png
Tertiary character "Maybe so, but in Whispy Woods, you'll turn chicken!" Appears only in a flashback.
Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
E7 Coo.png
Tertiary character "I doubt it. You're forgetting that egg contained Dyna Blade's chick. How can we expect it to forgive us for its loss?!" Coo incorrectly refers to Dyna Blade as an "it".
Curio's Curious Discovery
E8 Coo.png
Tertiary character *exaggerated yawn*
The Kirby Derby - Part II
E36 Coo.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
War of the Woods
E44 Coo.png
Secondary character "Acore provides us with a place to stay, and in exchange, we eat harmful insects and enrich the soil as well!"
Kirby Takes the Cake
E51 Coo.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
A Sunsational Puzzle
E85 Coo.png
Tertiary character "A pleasure, sir! And I may say if your charming wife only had wings, she could easily be mistaken for a nightingale!"
Waste Management
E87 Coo.png
Tertiary character "You always have to keep on your guard when you're around crows! They can be very devious!"
Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
E96 Coo.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)


Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

  • Manual bio: "Coo the owl,[sic] can help Kirby get to those hard-to-reach places. When he has special powers, watch out! While with Coo, Kirby can't swallow and fly at the same time."
  • 3DS Virtual Console manual bio: "This owl allows you to fly freely through the sky. While flying with Coo, you can inhale objects and enemies but not swallow them unless you are on the ground."


  • Coo is the only Animal Friend who has no Heart Star quest from his relative or friend in Kirby's Dream Land 3. There are only 5 levels in Dream Land 3, each level with one Animal Friend relative quest, leaving Coo alone.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クー
  • Derived from the Chinese character/kanji 空 (sky/air), which is read exactly.
English Coo
  • Exactly the Chinese character 空 (air).
Dutch Coo -
French Coo -
German Coo -
Italian Coo -
Korean 쿠우
Russian Ку
Spanish Coo -