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Driblee

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Driblee
Driblee Trailer.jpg
Depiction of Driblee in the animated opening for Kirby Star Allies
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Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability Water
Similar Entities Water Galbo
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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.

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 move-set of the Water ability, along with the Friend Abilities pertaining. 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!.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The English name "Driblee" is probably derived from driblet and the reverse spelling of eel.
  • 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.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プルアンナ
Puruanna
"Pluanna" in internal filename
  • プル is derived from プルプル (soft).
  • アンナ is possibly derived from アナゴ (conger/garden eels).
Traditional Chinese 噗嚕鰻
pū lū màn
Plu Eel
Simplified Chinese 噗噜鳗
pū lū màn
Dutch Driblee
French Jaido
German Tröpfli Derived from tröpfeln (drip).
Italian Sgocciolo Derived from sgocciolare (drip).
Spanish Chapotila Derived from chapotear (dabble, splatter).