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Coo's Theme

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Coo's Theme
30 seconds of Coo's Theme from various Kirby media.
Debut appearance Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Kirby Fighters)
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Composer(s) Tadashi Ikegami[1]
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Coo's Theme is the musical piece associated with Coo which plays whenever Kirby is riding on him through normal stages in Kirby's Dream Land 2. It was composed by Tadashi Ikegami.[1]


Coo's Theme is characterized by fast percussion paired with a steady main melody containing several long-held notes. The song can be said to bear a more "serious" tone than either Rick's Theme or Kine's Theme. The song itself is fairly quick, and runs in a 4/4 time signature with two main verses of equal length and an introductory non-looping verse which is half the length of one of the main verses.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Coo's Theme first appeared in this game, along with the character it is named for. The song plays whenever Kirby is paired with Coo while in a standard stage, and overrides the stage's main theme. The song does not play in boss stages, Bonus Chances, or Level Hubs.

Kirby Fighters series[edit]

Coo's Theme is heard in the Coo's Forest Battle Stage in Kirby Fighters, Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2, in a paired medley with Rick's Theme. This version is titled Four-Way Fight in Coo's Forest in the Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack, and arranged by Hirokazu Ando[2]. In Kirby Fighters 2, a rearrangement of this medley can be unlocked as the stage's secret song when Fighters Rank 76 is obtained.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

A slow and calm remix of Coo's Theme plays in the Deploy the Kirby Tank! stage in Yellow Dunes, when Kirby doesn't have the Kirby Tank transformation. This version is named Crossing the Sands.

A different remix of the theme can be unlocked by collecting one of the Treasure Chests found in the Gondola Ride stage, to then be played in the Music Room. It features a longer intro, and the main melody is played two times, each one with different instrumentation.

Other appearances[edit]

Coo's Theme can be heard at the end of the track Kirby's Dream Land 2 Animal Friends Medley from the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert. It is once again paired with Rick's Theme and Kine's Theme. Notably, this version of the song is characterized by its loudness, focusing primarily on high strings, and has a new ending verse to cap off the track. The medley is arranged by Shogo Sakai.

A short remix of this theme was featured in Kirby Pupupu Train, and it is included on the Kirby Pupupu Train Eki-melo Collection under the name ビッグフォレスト駅 (Big Forest Station).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クーのテーマ
Kū no tēma
Coo's Theme
French Thème de Coo[3] Coo's Theme
German Coos Thema[3] Coo's Theme
Italian Tema di Coo[3] Coo's Theme
Spanish Tema de Coo[3] Coo's Theme


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert pamphlet interview
  2. Kirby: Triple Deluxe Jukebox
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse