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Artwork of a Friend Driblee from Kirby Star Allies.
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Copy Ability Water
Similar entities Water Galbo, Colossal Driblee
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"I'm Driblee! I ❤ clean water!"
Driblee can't stand the destruction of the environment and wishes for only the purest of waters for the world! With that, Driblee sets off on a journey!

— Guest Star Driblee Rinse and Repeat Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Driblee is a common enemy that debuted in Kirby Star Allies. It resembles a blue eel fish, but with fins for arms, a small frill on its head and a large, leafy tail. It provides the Water ability when swallowed by Kirby. Its name is possibly a play on "dribble" and the reverse spelling of "eel".

As an enemy, Driblee tends to hang in one spot, and occasionally spits out globs of water. Driblee can also very rarely be found sticking to ceilings.

Driblee can also be made into a Friend, whereby it dons a water crown similar to Kirby's. As an ally, Driblee can use the full moveset of the Water ability, along with the Friend Abilities related to it. Like many allies, Driblee has lower health than Kirby, but benefits from an Infinity Jump.

Like other allies, Driblee gets a unique playthrough in the extra game, called Guest Star Driblee Rinse and Repeat.

There is a larger variant of Driblee called Colossal Driblee that appears in Super Kirby Clash as part of Team Colossal Quad.


Driblee can be found in the following stages:

Driblee locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome Yes Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon Yes
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede Yes Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair Yes Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort Yes Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel Yes Star Lavadom Yes
Sacred Square Yes Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus Yes
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 Yes Dimension I Yes
Sector A Yes Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C Yes Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall No


  • In the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! pause flavor text, Driblee is described as female in Japanese, French, Italian and Spanish; neutral (or not mentioned) in English, Dutch, Korean and Simplified Chinese; male in German and Traditional Chinese.
  • According to its Chinese name, Driblee is an eel fish creature.
  • If the enemy Driblee falls into the waters, it will survive but the water ball it shoots will vanish immediately. This is possibly because the waters are considered to be an obstacle to Driblee's projectiles.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プルアンナ
"Pluanna" in internal filename
  • Combination of「プルプル」(puru-puru, jiggling) + possibly a pun on「海鰻アナゴ」(anago, conger eel) and English female name "Anna"
  • May also be an anagram of "Annapurna"
Traditional Chinese 噗嚕鰻
pū lū màn
Plu Eel
Simplified Chinese 噗噜鳗
pū lū màn
Dutch Driblee -
French Jaido Modified orthograph of "jet d'eau" (lit. "jet of water")
German Tröpfli From "tröpfeln" (to drip) and the suffix for clippings "-i"
Italian Sgocciolo Masculine form of "sgocciolare" (to drip)
Korean 탱장어
Bouncy Eel
  • Combination of "탱탱" (taengtaeng, sound symbolism for describing tightness or bounciness) and "장어" (jang'eo, eel), possibly specifically "뱀장어" (baemjang'eo, Japanese eel) or "붕장어" (bungjang'eo, conger eel as in the Japanese name)
Spanish Chapotila Portmanteau of "chapotear" (to dabble/splatter) and "anguila" (eel)