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Floaty the Drifter

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Floaty the Drifter
KDL2 Floaty the Drifter artwork.png
Artwork of Floaty the Drifter from Kirby's Dream Land 2.
First game Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Copy Ability Parasol
Similar entities Parasol, Parasol Waddle Dee, Parasol Waddle Doo, Sasuke, Klinko, Jumper Shoot
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This article is about the umbrella foe. For the water bubble foe, see Floaty the Cell Core. For other Floaties, see Floaty.

KDL2 Floaty the Drifter sprite.png Floaty the Drifter is an enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 2. It is the first Copy Ability-providing enemy that can be found in the game, first appearing in the side-room of the first stage of Grass Land. It provides the Parasol ability when swallowed.

Like its cousin, the Parasol, it can be seen in the hands of Waddle Dees and similar enemies, but it can also move about on its own by hopping about. It is distinguished from the Parasol by its singular eye and green coloration.

Floaty is worth 400 points when dispatched, either by inhaling or when hit by another attack.


Floaty the Drifter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Floaty the Drifter locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Stage 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Stage 3 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yes No No No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes No Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

Role in Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

KRBaY Drifters.png
Screenshot of several Drifters attacking in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Debut episode Escargoon Rules
Ability granted Parasol
Similar entities Sasuke
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These are called Drifter monsters!
— King Dedede, in Escargoon Rules

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Floaty the Drifter (here just called Drifter) makes an appearance as a monster in the episode Escargoon Rules. King Dedede brings out a bunch of them in order to make a fool of Escargoon as he pretends to be King of Dream Land for his mother. Kirby defends the two snails by inhaling some of the Drifters to gain the Parasol ability, then using his parasol to bat away the rest of them.

Drifters are very similar to their appearance in the games, and unlike most other monsters, are easily dispatched. They don't appear to be particularly threatening, as their only powers are flying around and wrapping themselves over their targets. They catch fire easily, as evidenced when King Dedede loses his last one to a set of firework explosions.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドリフター