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KDL3 Corori artwork.jpg
Artwork of Corori from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Latest game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Copy Ability None (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Ice (Kirby and the Forgotten Land)
Similar entities Pengy, Emp
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Corori is a small penguin enemy that pushes large snowballs to attack Kirby with. It has purple body feathers, a white belly, a red beak, and no visible feet. On its head, it wears an orange snow hat with a white pom-pom. Corori first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 3, and would not appear again until Kirby and the Forgotten Land, over 25 years later.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

KDL3 Corori sprite.png
In-game sprite from Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Corori only appears in two stages in Kirby's Dream Land 3; that being Stage 3 and Stage 4 of Iceberg. Initially waiting in one place, it pushes a large snowball towards Kirby as soon as it spots him. Similarly to the boulders appearing in the same game, the snowball is invincible and keeps rolling until it hits a wall, harming Kirby if he touches it. After fulfilling its purpose, the Corori remains completely stationary and does not try to attack again, leaving it defenseless and vulnerable to any attack. Inhaling and swallowing it does not grant Kirby a Copy Ability.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Kirby battling a Corori in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

After a 25 year-long absence, Corori returns in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, appearing in 3D for the first time. It has the same basic look and attack plan, though with visible feet this time. It now gives the Ice ability when inhaled and swallowed.


In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Corori appears in the following stages:

Corori locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No Forgo Plains No
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park No
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street Yes Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns Yes
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland No
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas Yes Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone No
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge Yes Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロリ
Play on「ころころ」(koro-koro, onomatopoeia for small and light things rolling) and possibly「氷」(kōri, ice), a reference to the snowy theme
Traditional Chinese 滾落粒
gǔn luò lì
Transliteration of the Japanese name
Simplified Chinese 滚落粒
gǔn luò lì
Dutch Corori -
French Corori -
German Corori -
Italian Corori -
Korean 코로리
Transliteration of the Japanese name
Spanish Colori From its Japanese name