- This article is about the location. For the first game in the Kirby series, see Kirby's Dream Land.
Dream Land is a kingdom on Planet Popstar in which Kirby lives, which is typically defined by its rolling green grasslands and forests, tropical beach locales, brown stone caves, cloud-based topography, and a few castle-like structures, most notably Castle Dedede. It has been targeted by several wrongdoers, which Kirby and others are tasked with stopping. The kingdom gets its name from the peaceful sleep its residents receive, granted by the Fountain of Dreams which spreads restful dreams across the land.
Dream Land can be described as a particular region of Planet Popstar over which King Dedede claims sovereignty. However, it is not known exactly where the kingdom ends and the rest of Popstar begins. Despite this, it is generally understood that the topography of Dream Land consists mainly of lush meadows, forests and old castles. Kirby's House occupies one of the meadows, while Whispy Woods resides in the forest, and King Dedede makes his home in his castle atop Mt. Dedede. In addition, many cloudscapes persist above Dream Land, where Kracko and Kabula can sometimes be found. The Fountain of Dreams is located inside an area of Dream Land called Rainbow Resort.
Dream Land is home-sweet-home for Kirby and many other cuddly-but-dangerous creatures.
Kirby traversing through Green Greens, an area within Dream Land
A clear view of the Fountain of Dreams, as seen in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Dream Land, as depicted in the opening scene for Kirby Star Allies
The following lists every game where Dream Land is a setting or at least mentioned. Some games not listed here may take place in Dream Land, but this is not explicitly confirmed at any point.
Kirby's Dream Land
The first game of the series takes place entirely in Dream Land. Kirby ventures through Green Greens, Castle Lololo, Float Islands, Bubbly Clouds and finally Mt. DeDeDe in order to defeat the gluttonous king and recover the stolen food and stars to Dream Land's denizens.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
In Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the residents of Dream Land stop having dreams because King Dedede steals the Star Rod that lets them sleep peacefully. He then divides it into 7 parts and gives them to his underlings. Kirby eventually puts the Star Rod back together, but discovers that King Dedede actually stole the Star Rod to keep it from a villain named Nightmare, who wishes to spread bad dreams across the land. Kirby defeats Nightmare and allows Dream Land to have pleasant dreams once more.
Kirby's Dream Course
The backstory presented in both the instruction booklet and the Japanese version tell of how the people of Dream Land fell into despair after King Dedede stole all the stars from Dream Land once again. It is unclear, however, if the courses of Kirby's Dream Course take place there or not.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
The Rainbow Islands, where the events of Kirby's Dream Land 2 take place, are located within Dream Land. While the islands are likely not the entirety of Dream Land, it is unclear if they are simply a smaller part of it, or a separate but affiliated territory. Regardless, these islands are never seen again in the series outside of a cameo in the background of Slam Hockey in Kirby Battle Royale.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Most of the games of Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra take place in Dream Land, including Spring Breeze, Dyna Blade, Revenge of Meta Knight, and Revenge of the King. It is not understood if The Great Cave Offensive takes place in Dream Land proper, or a different part of Planet Popstar.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Like with Kirby's Dream Land 2, it is not clear whether any of the areas Kirby visits in this adventure are in Dream Land or not.
Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom)
The story mode of this game takes place in Dream Land.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
The opening cutscene shows the Dimension Mirror floating in the skies above Dream Land, but none of the subsequent game takes place within Dream Land.
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
- Main article: Dream Land (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
Dream Land serves as the final level in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Here, it has been transformed into yarn by the evil sorcerer Yin-Yarn, a state which is only undone by the defeat of this final boss. Kirby and Prince Fluff are able to travel here to deal with Yin-Yarn once they have fully stitched Patch Land back together, thus restoring power to the wormhole-like Magic Socks.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Magolor's ship - the Lor Starcutter - crashes into Dream Land at the start of this title, prompting Kirby and his friends to help recover the lost pieces. This adventure will take them through several wide areas, though many of these may be outside of Dream Land's jurisdiction.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
The opening cutscene takes place in Dream Land, though the rest of the game takes place in an entirely different kingdom by the name of Floralia.
While the final level of the game is called "Eternal Dreamland", this is not related to the kingdom itself, and instead refers to a literal "dreamland" of endless slumber.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
The opening cutscene takes place in Dream Land, though the rest of the game takes place in an entirely different world by the name of Seventopia.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
In this title, Dream Land (along with the rest of Popstar) is consumed by the 'Mechanizing Occupation Project' overseen by the Haltmann Works Company. In the process, Castle Dedede is reduced to rubble. It's up to Kirby to ward off the business-minded alien invaders and restore Dream Land to its former condition.
Kirby Battle Royale
In this title, King Dedede sets up a giant tournament in Dream Land with a huge cake as the prize. The rest of the story mode revolves around Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee competing for this cake against an unfair host.
Kirby Star Allies
- Main article: World of Peace - Dream Land
The first level of Kirby Star Allies takes place in Dream Land proper. As Kirby and his star allies move through this level, they traverse verdant plains, hearty caves, and inviting woodlands. After defeating a strangely empowered Whispy Woods, the team then ventures into Castle Dedede to deal with its gluttonous king, who is gorging himself on rotten food. King Dedede himself transforms in dramatic fashion to battle the star allies, but is defeated, and later recruited into the team to find out what is going on around Popstar.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
While Dream Land is not accessible in gameplay, both the opening and ending cutscenes for Kirby and the Forgotten Land take place there.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- Main article: Dream Land (anime)
In the anime series, Dream Land is the tropical kingdom which King Dedede rules over. The kingdom is largely composed of wilderness - much of which takes the form of Whispy Woods Forest - and has only one major settlement, called Cappy Town, where most of the King's subjects live. Kirby crashes into Dream Land from outer space, and is made a permanent resident when the people of Dream Land build him a house just outside of town.
While it is established that Cappy Town pays taxes into King Dedede's treasury, the town itself does not see him as a king and protector, so much as a nuisance. Instead, the town seeks guidance from an ancient stone statue called Kabu, found in a rocky valley out on the outskirts of the kingdom.
Names in other languages
pū pū pū zhī guó
pū pū pū zhī guó
Pays des Rêves
Land of Dreams
|Brazilian Portuguese||Dream Land||—|
|European Portuguese||Terra dos Sonhos||Land of Dreams|
- "Kirby lives in the rainbow islands of Dream Land. The rainbows that connect the islands have been stolen by the evil Dark Matter!" –Kirby's Dream Land 2 instruction manual (page 5)
(An absurdly peaceful and idyllic planet. We live in Dream Land, which is located here.)" –Kirby 64 Japanese website (translated from Japanese)
(The castle in Dream Land is called Castle Dedede.)" –Kirby 64 Japanese website (translated from Japanese)
- "And so a starry night sky returns to Dream Land." –Narrator (Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble ending cutscene)
- Nintendo Polska - Kirby and Rainbow Paintbrush / Kirby: Power Paintbrush / Kirby and the Rainbow Painbrush
- Nintendo Polska - Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U