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Don Puffle

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Don Puffle
KSA Don Puffle Artwork.png
Artwork of Don Puffle from Kirby Star Allies.
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Copy Ability Festival
Similar entities Walky, Hot Head, Bronto Burt
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Don Puffle[Japanese title] is a small floating enemy which debuted in Kirby Star Allies, which provides the Festival Copy Ability when ingested. It resembles a colorful round bird with a party cone for a mouth and a bow-tie. It attacks by flying in toward Kirby or by shooting confetti out of its mouth.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Don Puffle made its first appearance in Kirby Star Allies, where it can very occasionally be seen in Story Mode stages. It has 32 HP, a bit bulkier than most common enemies (for reference, a Star Bullet does 52 damage and Waddle Dee has 12 HP). Unlike most other ability-providing enemies in Kirby Star Allies, Don Puffle cannot be made into a Friend. Tossing a Friend Heart at it will cause it to transform into the Festival Ability Item instead.


In Kirby Star Allies, Don Puffle can be found in the following stages:

Don Puffle locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome Yes Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna Yes**
Clash at Castle Dedede Yes* Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream Yes The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ Yes
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No *only in Version 3.0.0+
**only in Version 4.0.0

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Don Puffle appears again in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, despite not being present in the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It has a near identical look and the same behavior from before, once again granting the Festival ability when inhaled and swallowed.


In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Don Puffle can be found in the following levels and stages:

Don Puffle locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No Yes No No
Raisin Ruins No No Yes No No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No No Yes
Dangerous Dinner No No Yes N/A N/A


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドンパフル
Don Puffle; from「ドンドンパフパフ」(don'don-pafu'pafu, the onomatopoeic words of drum & trumpet sound in celebrations)
  • 「ドンパフ」appears in the Japanese pause flavor text of the Festival ability.[1]
    In the English version, this is translated as "Honk, toot, and bammity-bam!"


  1. "ドンパフ おまつり のうりょくだ 思わず みんなで おどりだす! (This ability creates a festival of drums and horns, which makes everyone break into a wild dance!)" –Festival (Kirby Star Allies)