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Artwork from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
First episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
Main role Supporting character and secondary villain
Other appearance(s) Kirby Mass Attack (cameo)
Similar characters Maimaigoon
Voice actor(s) Ted Lewis (English)
Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese)
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Escargoon is a recurring character in the anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He works as a main minion for King Dedede and resides with him in Castle Dedede. His overall appearance is that of a purple-pink snail, carrying a green shell atop his back, with a witty and sarcastic personality. Escargoon is loyal to his boss but is not as malicious. In Shell-Shocked, Escargoon has an alternate form called the Maimaigoon.

Character Relations[edit]

King Dedede[edit]

Since Escargoon has dealt with Dedede for years, he does not mind his behavior very much. He complains about Dedede's repetitive abuse and pranks, but when he, along with everyone else, believes the world will end, he cries that "this will be the last time you hit me!". When asked if he likes Dedede, Escargoon replies, "NO!"[1]


Escargoon despises Kirby almost as much as Dedede does, and often helps the king order various monsters meant to defeat Kirby. However, he does seem to have some sympathy for Kirby, as seen in Shell-Shocked, where Escargoon loses his shell and Kirby goes out of his way to get a new one.

His Mother[edit]

Escargoon loves his mother very much. He writes letters to her and occasionally invites her to their castle. Escargoon is always trying to impress his mom, and even pretends he is the king of Dream Land to make her proud of him. [2]

The Cappies[edit]

Escargoon is on negative terms with Tiff, Tuff and other citizens of Cappy Town. He often yells at them for breaking minor laws or even being on castle grounds (even though Tiff and Tuff live in the castle). He is generally nicer to Tuff, however, helping him pull various pranks.

Escargoon is a greedy snail who always listens to his ruler, King Dedede, despite grumbling about his commands often. He is shown to love jewels, as he keeps a collection of them behind a brick in Castle Dedede.


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The following is a complete list of all of Escargoon's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:

Escargoon's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
E1 Escargoon.png
Primary character "That's King Dedede!" (in response to the villagers describing the monster)
A Blockbuster Battle
E2 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "If they find Kirby a place to live, pretty soon, every face in town will be pink!"
Kirby's Duel Role
E3 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Keep your nose out of the King's business...if you even have a nose."
Dark and Stormy Knight
E4 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "You've been aiding an alien, you traitor!"
Beware: Whispy Woods!
E5 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "For too long, Dream Land suffered from the lack of a world-class golf facility, but once again our visionary King Dedede has taken wise, yet bold action! We now have this taxpayer-supported, closed-to-the-public, chemically-fertilized course where Whispy Woods once stood!"
Un-Reality TV
E6 Escargoon.png
Primary character "Here are the shows that'll keep ya stuck to your vinyl recliners! At 7, it's the adventures of that very heavyweight crime fighter 3-D Man! At 7:30, watch as contestants compete for cash and prizes on Wheel of Head Wounds! Then at 8, the staff of D R confronts an outbreak of hernias...bad ones! Next, the far east meets the old west when King of the Kitchen cooks beef jerky-aki! Then at 9:30, the Snail Hunter searches for my long-lost brother! At 10, the crew of the S.S. Dede-prise deals with some very intense motion sickness on Dededeep Space Nine! Tonight's late movie is Globzilla Destroys Guam and the late-late movie is King Klong Vs. the Houston Astros?!" *sigh* "Stay where you are, we'll be back after this..." *faints*
Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
E7 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Ditch the decoy, I'm watching my waistline!"
Curio's Curious Discovery
E8 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Hear ye, citizens of Dream Land! All rise and solute his most miserly and right rancorous Majesty! The 17,052nd ruler in his line, his Highness King Dedede!"
The Fofa Factor
E9 Escargoon.png
Primary character Why'd you have to mix us all up with sheep? I know you like fleecing your subjects, but this is ridiculous!
Hail to the Chief
E10 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "You could have been hurt in that crash, but luckily, your stomach acts as a built-in air bag."
The Big Taste Test
E11 Escargoon.png
Primary character "Assault with pepper!" *chuckles*
Escargoon Squad
E12 Escargoon.png
Primary character "The other night, I went to the library and he scared the Dewey decimal outta me!"
Cappy New Year
E13 Escargoon.png
Primary character "Maybe now, you'll wise up! Why bankrupt yourself buying monsters when you got a genius like me workin' for ya?"
The Pillow Case
E14 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Sire, they're from Night Mare Enterprises. When did anything that came from them ever work?"
Kirby's Pet Peeve
E15 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "And so I says I'm not goin' skinny dipping!"
A Fish Called Kine
E16 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "No offense, Your Majesty, but that get-up makes you look like a deep-sea doofus, and besides, you only need a snorkel outside the submarine, not inside!"
The Thing About the Ring
E17 Escargoon.png
Primary character "There you are, my twinkling little treasures! I bet none of you's made of glass! Little does King Greedede know I've been collecting you glittery goo-gahs for years!"
Flower Power
E18 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "So long, Cappy Town. Hello, Nappy Town!"
Here Comes the Son
E19 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Hey, wise guy! This is a king, your talkin' about! You can't insult him because he's fat, or because he's a big ignoramus, or because he's a tight-wad!"
Dedede's Snow Job
E20 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Heh! He turned steamin' Dream Land into a winter wonderland!"
A Princess in Dis-Dress
E21 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Are you sure? He knows where all the hot spots are! He knows where you can get a pizza at 3 in the morning!"
Island of the Lost Warrior
E22 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "According to my calculations, our storm should have washed them ashore here."
The Empty Nest Mess
E23 Escargoon.png
Primary character "Let me hang on! Maybe your belly'll break our fall!"
Ninja Binge
E24 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "I shoulda known I'd take a plunge if I used plungers!"
Escargoon Rules
E25 Escargoon.png
Primary character "Pipe down, peasants, or I'll have your tax returns audited!"
Hour of the WolfWrath
E26 Escargoon.png
Secondary character "Ah. I don't think it's housebroken!"



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドクター・エスカルゴン
Doctor Escargon


  1. Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Episode 41(J)/38(E): Prediction Predicament - Part I
  2. Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Episode 25(J)/23(E): Like Mother, Like Snail