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Dream Friend

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Official composite image of Kirby and the Dream Friends
Former allies and rivals return as friends. Embark on the adventure of your dreams with characters from the Kirby series!
— in-game tip from Kirby Star Allies

Dream Friends[1] are special playable characters which Kirby can recruit in Kirby Star Allies. They are distinct from the normal Friends in that they do not represent any particular Copy Ability, instead having unique movesets.


To obtain Dream Friends, Kirby must unlock them via Story Mode and/or game update, enter a Dream Palace, and then use the Dream Rod within to call them forth. They can then remain with Kirby indefinitely, only disappearing if they are un-friended or defeated.

Dream Friends are also playable in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! where they can be chosen as the primary character, and The Ultimate Choice where they can be chosen as any player. In both of these modes, they must be unlocked by completing the mode once. They appear for 1P to use to solve puzzles and collect Friend Hearts after going through Hero Doors in Heroes in Another Dimension.

List of Dream Friends[edit]

Kirby can recruit one Dream Friend each time he visits the Dream Palace. He can also recruit multiples of the same friend.

From Story Mode[edit]

These Dream Friends are available in the Story Mode, but two of them need to be unlocked by defeating them as Bosses first:

(This trio are notably also the playable characters in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.)

Bandana Waddle Dee is unlocked once the first Dream Palace is unlocked, while King Dedede and Meta Knight are available once they are beaten in Clash at Castle Dedede and Sacred Square, respectively.

Wave 1 Update[edit]

Group art of Wave 1 characters

These Dream Friends have been available since March 27th, 2018, when the game was updated to Version 2.0.0:

(Note: Rick & Kine & Coo are treated as a single character. They switch out for certain moves and share the same health bar.)

In Story Mode, the Wave 1 Dream Friends can be summoned once the first Dream Palace is available.

Wave 2 Update[edit]

Group art of Wave 2 characters

These Dream Friends have been available since July 27th, 2018, when the game was updated to Version 3.0.0:

(Note: Adeleine & Ribbon are treated as a single character. They move as one entity and share the same health bar.)

In Story Mode, the Wave 2 Dream Friends can be summoned once King Dedede is defeated in Clash at Castle Dedede at the end of Dream Land.

Wave 3 Update[edit]

Group art of Wave 3 characters, minus The Three Mage-Sisters

These Dream Friends have been available since November 30th, 2018, when the game was updated to Version 4.0.0:

(Note: The Three Mage-Sisters are treated as a single character. They share the same health bar but can switch freely at any time, each with her own moveset.)

In Story Mode, Magolor, Taranza, and Susie can be summoned once Meta Knight is defeated in Sacred Square at the end of Planet Popstar. The Three Mage-Sisters are unlocked once at least 100 Friend Hearts are collected and the happy ending is achieved in Heroes in Another Dimension.


Each Dream Friend plays their own fanfare when they are summoned by the Dream Rod, or when they are selected on the title screen of Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, as well as when reaching checkpoints in that mode. The fanfares are based on their main theme song if applicable, or otherwise an appropriate theme from their origin game.

Dream Friend fanfares  
Dream Friend Jukebox Track No. Song Title[2] Original Song From Arranged by
Bandana Waddle Dee 129 バンダナワドルディが、きたよ!
Bandana Waddle Dee is Here!
"Welcome to Dream Land" Kirby's Dream Land Hirokazu Ando
King Dedede 130 デデデ大王さまが、きてやったぜ!
King Dedede Has Arrived!
"Masked Dedede's Theme" Kirby Super Star Ultra Hirokazu Ando
Meta Knight 131 メタナイト見参!
Meta Knight Spotted!
"My Friend and the Sunset" Kirby Super Star Hirokazu Ando
Rick & Kine & Coo 132 リック&カイン&クー大集合っ!
Rick & Kine & Coo Gather!
"Rick's Theme" Kirby's Dream Land 2 Hirokazu Ando
Marx 133 ヘイ、ヘイ、マルクがやってきたのサ!
Hey Hey Hey, Marx Has Arrived!
"Vs. Marx" Kirby Super Star Hirokazu Ando
Gooey 134 ひょっこりグーイ!
Unexpectedly, Gooey!
"Ripple Field: Stage Select" Kirby's Dream Land 3 Hirokazu Ando
Adeleine & Ribbon 135 おまたせ!アドレーヌ&リボン
Kept You Waiting! Adeleine & Ribbon
"Planet Popstar" Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Hirokazu Ando
Dark Meta Knight 136 ダークメタナイト…現る!
Dark Meta Knight... Cometh!
"Dark Meta Knight" Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Yuuta Ogasawara
Daroach 137 参上、ドロッチェ!
He's Arrived! Daroach!
"Squeak Squad Appears!" Kirby: Squeak Squad Jun Ishikawa
Magolor 138 ブラボー!マホロアがキテアゲタヨォ
Bravo! Magolor's Here for You!
"Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" Kirby's Return to Dream Land Yuuta Ogasawara
Taranza 139 タランザが、おみとおしなのねっ!
Taranza Sees Right Through You!
"Taranza, the Master of Puppetry" Kirby: Triple Deluxe Jun Ishikawa
Susie 140 秘書スージー、くじょいたします!
Secretary Susie Will Exterminate!
"The Noble Haltmann" Kirby: Planet Robobot Jun Ishikawa
The Three Mage-Sisters 141 三魔官シスターズ、恩義を…返す!
The Three-Mage Sisters... Repay Their Debt!
"Song of Supplication" Kirby Star Allies Jun Ishikawa
Track title translations are conjectural.

Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go![edit]

In Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, Dream Rods can be found by pressing specific Big Switches.

When playing as any of the downloadable Dream Friends, several levels feature entirely new rooms not seen in the Story Mode or in the runs with other characters. Additionally, several areas resemble stages from the games in which these Dream Friends originate.

Main article: Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!#DLC Dream Friend



From Story Mode[edit]

Wave 1[edit]

Wave 2[edit]

Wave 3[edit]


Video Gallery[edit]

Wave 1[edit]

Dream Friend trailer: Rick & Kine & Coo
Dream Friend trailer: Marx
Dream Friend trailer: Gooey

Wave 2[edit]

Dream Friend trailer: Adeleine & Ribbon
Dream Friend trailer: Dark Meta Knight
Dream Friend trailer: Daroach

Wave 3[edit]

Dream Friend trailer: Magolor
Dream Friend trailer: Taranza
Dream Friend trailer: Susie
Dream Friend trailer: The Three Mage-Sisters

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドリームフレンズ
Dorīmu Furenzu
Dream Friends
Traditional Chinese 夢幻盟友
mèng huàn méng yǒu
Dream Friend
Simplified Chinese 梦幻盟友
mèng huàn méng yǒu
Dutch Droomvriend Dream Friend
French Ami de rêve Dream Friend
German Traumfreunde Dream Friend
Italian Amico de sogno Dream Friend
Russian Друг мечты
Drug mechty
Dream Friend
Spanish Amigo de ensueño Dream Friend


  1. "A new adventure with Dream Friends!" --in-game tip from Kirby Star Allies
  2. Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack
  3. "There were more than a few times when we thought it would be difficult to include certain characters when taking the past stories into consideration, but we got past that kind of rigid thinking early on. Focusing on the story would immediately close the door to going on adventures with these characters." –Shinya Kumazaki (Kotaku interview)
  4. "There were other characters that we wanted to make special guest appearances, like Drawcia, Elline, Shadow Kirby, Galacta Knight, and so on. But we established a certain rule for our selection process. The rule was to select one character from each title in the main action games over the years, the so-called core Kirby games, the equivalent to numbered sequels." –Shinya Kumazaki (Kotaku interview)