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Forgo Dedede

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Forgo Dedede
KatFL Forgo Dedede Splash Screen.jpg
Title card for Forgo Dedede from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, reference)
Relative(s) King Dedede, Phantom Forgo Dedede
Similar to Masked Dedede
Theme music

Music for the second phase of the battle with Forgo Dedede in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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The foul fiend standing guard at the bottom of Redgar Volcano was...King Dedede again?! He calmed back down after you removed his menacing mask. So why did he kidnap Elfilin? He said he was being controlled, even before some strange beast put that mask on him!
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Forgo Dedede, titled His Primal Nemesis, is the form King Dedede takes when wearing a wooden mask given to him by Leongar to increase his power (and further dominate his mind). He serves as the boss of Redgar Forbidden Lands in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, being faced in the stage In the Presence of the King. In addition to the mask, Forgo Dedede uses two hammers and can conjure pillars of flame. When Kirby defeats Forgo Dedede, the mask breaks and he reverts to his normal self again.

The term "forgo" is used in reference to Fecto Forgo, the creature directing the Beast Pack over the course of the game.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Forgo Dedede appears as the boss of Redgar Forbidden Lands in the stage In the Presence of the King, and is overall the sixth boss of the game. His fight consists of two phases, each with a separate meter of health. In addition to his regular repertoire of attacks, Forgo Dedede can conjure pillars of flame with his hammer and fist strikes, can spin around like a tornado, and call in enemies such as Primal Awoofies using a beastly roar. In the second phase, rather than picking up a new weapon, Forgo Dedede drops his hammers and goes on all fours. Notably, despite these powers, Forgo Dedede becomes noticeably more exhausted as the battle progresses, requiring long periods to catch his breath after many attacks in the second phase. When Forgo Dedede is defeated, the mask shatters, and he returns to normal, the influence over him by Fecto Forgo being broken.

In addition to being fought in the main story mode, Forgo Dedede can also be battled in The Ultimate Cup in the Colosseum. He has a stronger Extra Mode variant called Phantom Forgo Dedede. After clearing Lab Discovera for the first time, Kirby can acquire the Masked Hammer ability, which is based on Forgo Dedede.


Forgo Dedede has 800 HP for phase 1 and 900 HP for phase 2 in the stage In the Presence of the King, and has 560 HP for phase 1 and 630 HP for phase 2 in the Colosseum. He transitions to the next phase once his first phase health bar depletes to 10 in the Forbidden Zone of Redgar and when it depletes to 7 in the Colosseum. He takes 0.2X damage when he roars at the start of the battle.[1]

The following table lists all of Forgo Dedede's attacks as follows (attack names come from the Kirby and the Forgotten Land Perfect Support Guide). Attacks in italics are only used in the second phase.

Forgo Dedede's attacks in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Attack Description
Wild Pound
Forgo Dedede starts slamming his hammers while chasing after Kirby. Each slam leaves a Dropped Star behind.
Wild Stamp
Forgo Dedede slams the ground hard with his hammers, creating pillars of flame that weakly home in on Kirby and leave Dropped Stars behind when they dissipate. This move is usually done right after "Wild Pound".
The pillars of flame can be put out by Ice and any of its evolved variants.
Wild Tornado
Forgo Dedede starts spinning through the air like a tornado, trying to hit Kirby as he passes by. He does this charge three times in succession, then is left dazed for a while after the third spin, leaving lots of Dropped Stars in his wake.
Wild Dedede Jump
Forgo Dedede makes three big leaps into the air, creating a shockwave each time he lands and leaving Dropped Stars behind. The last jump is a big spinning slam.
Wild Hammer Throw
Forgo Dedede jumps into the air and tosses his hammers at Kirby, which create lingering puddles of lava on impact. This move is usually done right after "Wild Pound".
Beast Tackle
Forgo Dedede charges at Kirby three times. After the third charge, he has to stop to catch his breath and leaves two Dropped Stars behind.
Beast Drum
Forgo Dedede slams his fists into the ground multiple times, creating pillars of flame with each strike. After this attack concludes, Forgo Dedede is left exhausted for a brief moment.
Beast High Jump
Forgo Dedede performs three belly slams that leave lava puddles on landing, with the last jump being a particularly high one. After this attack concludes, Forgo Dedede is left exhausted for a brief moment.
Beast Howl
Forgo Dedede howls, causing two enemies to appear and attack Kirby. The first time this attack is used, Forgo Dedede will summon two Primal Awoofies, but after that he will call various ability-giving enemies, such as Sir Kibble, Poppy Bros. Jr., Bernard, and Blade Knight.
Beast Inhale
Forgo Dedede begins inhaling, trying to draw Kirby in. If Kirby is captured, he will take heavy damage before being spat out again. If Kirby doesn't get sucked up, Forgo Dedede is left panting for several seconds.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, a Dress-Up Mask based on Forgo Dedede can be worn, which replaces the wearer's voice with that of said character. This mask can be unlocked by completing card #29 in the Stamp Rally.


Video gallery[edit]

Video playthrough of Kirby battling Forgo Dedede in the Colosseum.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 猛獣仮面もうじゅうかめん ワイルドデデデ
Mōjū Kamen Wairudo Dedede
Fierce Beast Mask, Wild Dedede
Traditional Chinese 猛獸面具 狂野 帝帝帝
Měngshòumiànjù Kuángyě Dìdìdì
Fierce Beast Mask, Wild Dedede
Simplified Chinese 猛兽面具 狂野 帝帝帝
Měngshòumiànjù Kuángyě Dìdìdì
Dutch Wilde tiran, Vergeto-Dedede Wild tyrant, Forgetto-Dedede
Vergeto is derived from "vergeet" or "vergeten", meaning "to forget" or "forgotten"
Canadian French Rival sauvage, Dadidou Oublio Wild rival, Forgo Dedede
European French Rival sauvage, DaDiDou Oublio Wild rival, Forgo DeDeDe
German Ur-Erzfeind, Ver'Ges-Dedede Primal Nemesis, Forgo-Dedede
Italian Nemico primitivo, Dedede Perdis Primal nemesis, Forgo Dedede
Perdis is derived from "perduta," meaning "lost"
Korean 맹수 가면 와일드 디디디
Maengsu Gamyeon Waildeu Dididi
Fierce Beast Mask, Wild Dedede
Portuguese Dedede transtornado Unsettled Dedede
Spanish Némesis primitiva, Dedede Olvi Primal nemesis, Forgo Dedede