Dekabu

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Dekabu
KSA Dekabu.jpg
A Dekabu, as seen in Kirby Star Allies.
Details
First game Kirby's Pinball Land (1993)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby Mass Attack (Strato Patrol EOS)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Kabu, Moai Block
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Dekabu, originally known as Big Kaboo[1], is an extra large Kabu and an uncommon enemy in the Kirby series. They debuted in Kirby's Pinball Land as an obstacle, Kirby's Block Ball as a boss, and Kirby's Dream Land 3 as an enemy.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Big Kaboo appears in the lowermost board of Wispy-Woods Land. In this appearance, it is only slightly bigger than one of the game's Kaboos. It is surrounded by a set of three Kaboos each on the upper corners. The Big Kaboo is worth 480 points each time it is bumped. When all six Kaboos have been bumped, the Big Kaboo disappears, leaving a Warp Star behind.

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Dekabu in Kirby's Block Ball.

An unnamed Dekabu appears as the boss of Stage 3 in Kirby's Block Ball. This boss has 12 hit points and attacks by conjuring smaller Kabus around himself, then sending them out. The Kabus can reduce the size of paddles that they hit.

Dekabu is worth 50000 points when Kirby defeats him.

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Dekabus appear under their current name. They are first encountered in the fourth stage of Grass Land and appear sporadically throughout the game. They always start out at the bottom of a covered hole in the ground (their lair), where they wait until Kirby gets in front of them, completely immobile until he does. When Kirby makes his way into their field of vision, however, Dekabus suddenly become active, barking at him three times before leaping straight upwards and landing on the platform covering their hiding place. Once it is seated on top, the Dekabu proceeds to spit out three Kabus of the same color, which advance forward with continuous hops and can be inhaled or destroyed using almost any attack. Once all three Kabus have been released, the Dekabu falls back into the hole it started out in, but will continue to repeat its attack pattern from the beginning at regular intervals as long as Kirby remains within its range. The Dekabu itself cannot be inhaled but can be defeated in a single hit with any other attack.

In this appearance, Dekabus possess a noticeably more humanlike face. This makes them slightly reminiscent of the head of a moai statue.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Dekabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Dekabu locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 5 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

KTnT Dekabu.png Dekabu makes an appearance in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. It can be found hovering in place above the ground in some stages. When Kirby gets near, Dekabu will slam down to the ground, harming Kirby if he is directly hit and shaking the ground, throwing Kirby off-balance otherwise. Dekabu can be thrown off the stage right after slamming the ground if the player flips the Game Boy Color. Otherwise, it can be defeated by slamming into it while invincible.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Dekabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Dekabu locations in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble  
Stage Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Stage 1 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Yescheck.png* Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
*Only appears in Extra Game

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Dekabu appears in the Sub-Game Strato Patrol EOS. When defeated, they split into four smaller Kabus.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Dekabus first appeared in 3D in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Their appearance is updated in that their head resembles the crenelations of a medieval castle tower, making them look somewhat like a sandcastle. Dekabus spit out Kabu from their mouth given the chance, and have a great deal of HP. They also appear in Kirby: Planet Robobot, serving the same purpose.

Unlike their previous appearances, Dekabus can be inhaled.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Dekabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Dekabu locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Wild World Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Endless Explosions Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Royal Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Dekabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Dekabu locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Resolution Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Rhythm Route Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Access Ark Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Dekabus make their latest appearance in Kirby Star Allies. Kirby can also encounter them in the credits segment of the game. Like their appearances in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, a Dekabu can be inhaled.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Dekabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Dekabu locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Xmark.png Falluna Moon Xmark.png
Donut Dome Xmark.png Planet Misteen Xmark.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Xmark.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Xmark.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Xmark.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Xmark.png Gabbel Moon Xmark.png
Nature's Navel Yescheck.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Yescheck.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Xmark.png Jambandra Base Xmark.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Xmark.png Extra Planet α Xmark.png
Eastern Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Yescheck.png Extra Planet γ Yescheck.png
Western Outer Wall Yescheck.png Extra Planet δ Yescheck.png
Inner Sanctum Yescheck.png Ability Planet Xmark.png
Heavenly Hall Yescheck.png Dimension I Yescheck.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Xmark.png
Sector B Xmark.png Dimension III Yescheck.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Xmark.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png

Trivia[edit]

  • Besides Doka, Dekabu is the only enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 3 that is shown in the False Ending but does not have any official artwork.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグカブー
Biggu Kabū
デカブー
Dekabū
Big Kabu (Kirby's Block Ball)

Dekabu; from 「デカ」deka (big) and/or 「デブ」debu (fat), combined with 「カブー」Kabū (Kabu).


References

  1. Kirby's Pinball Land instruction booklet, page 9.