Dekabu is an extra large Kabu and an uncommon enemy in the Kirby series. They debuted in Kirby's Block Ball. Unlike their smaller cousins, Dekabus possess a noticeably more human-like face. This makes them slightly reminiscent of the head of a moai statue.
Kirby's Block Ball
A Dekabu makes his species's debut as the boss of Stage 3 in Kirby's Block Ball, although not explicitly named as such. This Dekabu has 12 hit points and attacks by conjuring smaller Kabus around himself, then sending them out. These Kabus can reduce the size of paddles that they hit.
Dekabu is worth 50000 points when Kirby defeats him.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Dekabus 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 the pink hero 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 proceed to spit out three smaller versions of itself, which advance forward with continuous hops and can be inhaled or destroyed using any attack, but yield no Copy Abilities. Once all three of its helpers 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.
Due to its size, a Dekabu cannot be inhaled, but Kirby can kill it in a single hit by using any other attack.
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
Dekabus first appeared in 3-D 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 vacuumed up.
Kirby Star Allies
Dekabus make their last 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.
Names in other languages
|Dekabu; likely either from 「デカ」deka (deca-, a prefix denoting a factor of ten, referring to the enemy's increased size) or 「デブ」debu (chubby), combined with 「カブー」Kabū (Kabu).|
- Besides Doka, Dekabu is the only enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 3 that is shown in the bad ending but does not have any official artwork.
|Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|Characters||ChuChu • Coo • Gooey • Kine • Kirby • Nago • Pitch • Rick|
|Levels||Grass Land • Ripple Field • Sand Canyon • Cloudy Park • Iceberg|
|Mid-Bosses||Blocky • Boboo • Captain Stitch • Haboki • Jumper Shoot • Yuki|
|Bosses||Adeleine • Acro • Dark Matter • King Dedede • Pon Con • Whispy Woods • Zero|
|Copy Abilities||Burning • Clean • Cutter • Ice • Needle • Parasol • Spark • Stone|
|Enemies||Apolo • Babut • Batamon • Blipper • Bobin • Bobo • Boten • Boulder • Bouncy • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Bukiset • Cappy • Chilly • Coconut • Como • Corori • Dekabu • Dogon • Doka • Gabon • Galbo • Gansan • Glunk • Gordo • Icicle • Joe • Kabu • Kany • Kapar • Keke • Klinko • Loud • Madoo • Magoo • Mariel • Mopoo • Mumbies • Mony • Nidoo • Nruff • Oro • Pacto • Pasara • Peloo • Peran • Polof • Popon • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Propeller • Pteran • Raft Waddle Dee • Rocky • Sasuke • Scarfy • Shotzo • Sir Kibble • Sparky • Squishy • Tick • Togezo • Waddle Dee • Wapod • Wappa • Yaban • Zebon|