Daroach is the mysterious leader of the Squeaks, and the secondary antagonist of his debut game, Kirby: Squeak Squad. He is a recurring Boss who wields the Triple Star Cane and also appears as a playable Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies.
- 1 Physical Appearance
- 2 Game Appearances
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Names in other languages
- 5 References
Daroach resembles a mouse, like other members of the Squeaks. He is considerably larger than Kirby. He has a gray body with orange eyes and three orange claws on each hand. He has no visible limbs; his hands and feet appear disconnected from the rest of his body. He wears a red top hat, a red cape and an orange bell on his neck. He is capable of floating and teleporting at will.
When he is posssessed by Dark Nebula and becomes Dark Daroach, his skin becomes darker and his costume becomes purple.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Daroach in Ice Island
During Kirby's long chase of his lost Strawberry Shortcake (he believes it's in the treasure chest stolen by the Squeaks), he will find and fight Daroach at the end of Ice Island. The ground of this boss stage is covered with ice which can be melted by fire element Copy Abilities such as Fire and Fire Sword.
Daroach primarily attacks via three methods:
- Throwing bombs;
- Shooting three stars from the Triple Star Cane, which ricochet off the walls and the ground;
- Firing an ice beam across the stage.
He can also avoid Kirby's attacks by constantly teleporting throughout the stage.
When Daroach is defeated by Kirby, however, Meta Knight suddenly appears and takes away the supposed Strawberry Shortcake chest from the Squeaks. Kirby must collect all five Star Seals to enter Secret Sea where Meta Knight locates, but the Squeaks secretly follow Kirby's way.
When Meta Knight is also defeated by Kirby, the Squeaks appear again and steal back the supposed chest from Meta Knight, but...
Dark Daroach in Gamble Galaxy
Although presented as the main antagonist in the beginning of the game, after stealing back and opening the supposed chest, Daroach is possessed by the real mastermind released from the chest, Dark Nebula. As such, Daroach flees and appears as a boss again at the end of Gamble Galaxy, this time called Dark Daroach.
Dark Daroach attacks in a similar way to his first battle. His Triple Star attack remains the same but his other two attacks are strengthened:
- The bomb will create a fire pillar after explosion.
- The ice beam becomes noticably thicker.
Upon Daroach's second defeat, he is released from the trance and Kirby must defeat Dark Nebula next with the Triple Star Cane left by him.
Kirby Mass Attack
Daroach and the Squeaks reappear in Kirby Mass Attack, but only Daroach has a speaking role. His zeppelin is on the level map and he tells Kirby factoids about the islands. His Squeakers learned the locations of Medals and Daroach will give Kirby hints about where they are. He helps Kirby because he's always been a big fan of underdogs. He tells Kirby that all the Rainbow Medals are needed to get to Necro Nebula.
In Kirby Mass Attack, he reveals tidbits about himself as well.
- Before King Dedede made his resort on Dedede Resort, Daroach used to go there to "steal the hearts of ladies".
- Cemeteries scare him, because "anything could pop out at you".
- The rest of the Squeaks are family to him.
- He wishes he had a Nintendo 3DS.
When Kirby collects all 186 Medals, Daroach takes them, and gives Kirby the Survival Rush book in return. He then departs on his airship, never to be seen again.
Daroach appears in the Kirby Quest minigame as the first enemy encountered in Chapter 4.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
|The illustrious thief from Kirby: Squeak Squad is back, and there's nothing he can't-or won't-steal! If making friends is all it takes to find some treasure, this purloiner is happy to tag along with the Squeak Squad in tow!|
— Flavor text of Daroach in Story Mode and The Ultimate Choice
|"Those bejeweled hearts will be mine!"
The famous thief from Kirby: Squeak Squad heard tales of dark, gem-shaped hearts and set out to find them. Such seemingly wicked treasures are certainly worthy of his talents!
— Flavor text of Daroach in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!
Daroach was added as a Dream Friend in version 3.0.0 of the game, which released on July 27th, 2018. This made him a playable character for the first time in the series. When playing as him in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, several areas change to resembles places from Kirby: Squeak Squad, and the final battle with Morpho Knight has the Squeaks' theme playing over it.
Daroach can use many attacks from his previous boss battles, including Ice Laser, Fire Bomb and Triple Star. He can also summon members of the Squeaks to assist him. He receives new melee attacks with his sharp claws, which can cut ropes and grass. He can't hover but can jump infinitely like other Friend Helpers.
|Daroach moveset in Kirby Star Allies|
|Ice Shot||Daroach fires a small ice shard from his wand. Can be used quite rapidly.
||160→96→85→44 (4th hit onward)|
|Charge||Daroach charges up his ice wand. He is immobile while charging, but can turn freely.||N/A|
|Charged Up||Daroach stores his charge, letting him move freely and activate Ice Laser or Ultra Ice Laser at any time by pressing B again.||N/A|
|Ice Laser||Daroach fires an icy laser from his wand, which covers the entire length of the screen and passes through walls.
|Ultra Ice Laser||Daroach fires an icy laser much like the Ice Laser, but it is larger and deals more damage.
|Triple Star||Daroach swings the Triple Star cane, launching three stars diagonally downwards which bounce several times before disappearing.||160→80→40→20 (4th hit onward)|
|Daroach Bomb||Daroach throws a bomb in an upwards arc, which explodes upon hitting anything.||240|
|Daroach Fire Bomb||Daroach charges up, then throws a larger, red-colored bomb covered in flames.
It rolls along the ground for a moment before exploding, creating a screen-height pillar of flames that lingers for several seconds.
Fire: 240→72→24 (3rd hit onward)
|Summon Spinni||Daroach summons Spinni, who runs straight ahead and slashes at any enemies he runs into for several seconds before disappearing, which can also cut ropes and grass.
If the move is used again while Spinni is present, Daroach will summon a Squeaker instead, which slowly hops forwards and disappears after a shorter length of time.
|Spinni attacks: 160|
Spinni moves: 80
|Summon Doc||Daroach summons Doc, who orbits around him in his UFO for several seconds before disappearing,
damaging enemies with an electric forcefield around the UFO in a manner similar to the UFO ability's Star Guard move.
|Summon Storo||Daroach summons Storo, who leaps forwards before slamming down to the ground, crushing enemies and pounding stakes underneath his bulk.
He will perform three successive slams before disappearing.
|Body slam: 320|
Move: 160→80 (2nd hit onward)
|Hunter Claw||Daroach rushes forwards a moderate distance, then comes to a halt as he slashes ahead with his sharp claws, which can also cut ropes and grass.
If he dashes off of a ledge, he will slide significantly farther due to not having any ground to stop against.
|Dash: 160→40 (2nd hit onward)|
|Scratch Out||Daroach slashes at the nearby enemy twice with his sharp claws, which can also cut ropes and grass.||120+80|
|Cross Claw||Daroach teleports into the air after slashing the enemy, then teleports back down and slashes his claws in an X shape, launching the hit enemy away and hitting to both sides of himself.
This can also cut ropes and grass.
|Smack-in-the-Box||Daroach produces a big blue treasure chest, holding it as an item like a key. This chest can be thrown and picked up by other players.
After sitting on the ground for a moment, a toy of Dark Nebula will pop out of it on a spring, swinging back and forth while damaging any enemies it hits.
The chest can still be picked up and thrown after it has opened, allowing players to carry the swinging jack-in-the-box with them. After swinging for a few seconds, the chest will break.
Dark Nebula toy: 240
|Teleport||Daroach teleports to dodge attacks, briefly disappearing as he floats in place in midair. If a direction is held while dodging, Daroach will teleport a short distance in that direction.||N/A|
|Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Daroach appears as a ★★★ attack-type primary Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In addition, it can be enhanced into Dark Daroach, a ★★★★ primary Spirit which is also attack-type. The normal Daroach Spirit's level 1 stats are 1,609 attack and 1,189 defense, plus it has stats of 4,839 attack and 3,577 defense at level 99. Dark Daroach has 2,305 attack and 1,886 defense at level 1, and 5,763 attack and 4,715 defense at level 99. Dark Daroach will also make the user's fire and explosion-based attacks more strong than usual. Both forms have 3 support slots. In addition, Dark Daroach can also be used as the avatar for the player's Smash Tag.
- Daroach and his eponymous gang was originally called ドロちゅ～/ドローチュ (Dorochu) in early design, "chu" being the sound of mouse squeaking in Japanese.
- Daroach hates tomatoes but would eat Maxim Tomatoes without complaining.
Names in other languages
|ドロ is derived from 泥棒 (thief). Daroach could be the transliteration of his Japanese name.|
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|Phantom Thief Daroach
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- Nintendo Magazine Online No.100 (November 2006) - Interview with Kirby: Squeak Squad developers (Japanese)
- Nintendo Switch News Channel - Kirby Star Allies Channel #11
|Kirby Star Allies|
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|Mid Bosses||Big Bouncy • Bonkers • Bugzzy • Chef Kawasaki • Mr. Frosty • Vividria|
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|Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!||Galacta Knight • Morpho Knight • Morpho Knight EX|
|Heroes in Another Dimension||Parallel Woods • Parallel Twin Kracko • Parallel Big Kracko • Parallel Meta Knight • Parallel Dedede • Corrupt Hyness • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|The Ultimate Choice||Void Soul • Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds • Void|
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|Dream Friends||Adeleine & Ribbon • Bandana Waddle Dee • Dark Meta Knight • Daroach • Gooey • King Dedede • Magolor • Marx • Meta Knight • Rick & Kine & Coo • Susie • Taranza • The Three Mage-Sisters|
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