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Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 3
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Latest game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Other game(s) Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Copy Ability Burning, Fire
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Similar entities Water Galbo, Flame Galboros, Ice Dragon
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Galbo is a limbless dragon-like enemy that made its debut in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It harasses Kirby by breathing fire at him if he gets too close, but otherwise does not move willingly from its position. It provides the Burning ability when inhaled in its initial appearance and in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and the Fire ability in all its subsequent appearances. There is a water variant of it called Water Galbo.

Kirby: Right Back At Ya!

In the episode titled Hatch Me If You Can (Kirby's Mysterious Egg in Japan), Kirby is given a Galbo egg, in a manner which makes him believe that he may have lain it. He raises the infant Galbo after it hatches, but ends up spoiling it in the process.

Later in the episode, NightMare Enterprises sends the mother Galbo to attack Kirby, banking on the idea that Kirby would be unwilling to defend himself against something which resembles the Galbo he'd become attached to. At first, this plan seems to be working, as Kirby finds himself unable to attack the mother Galbo, and ends up being roasted by the Galbo's flames.

However, while Kirby is being attacked, the baby Galbo appears. The mother Galbo urges it to come back to it, being its true mother, but the baby Galbo chooses Kirby instead. Angered by this, the mother Galbo incinerates the baby with its fire breath, presumably killing it. Upon seeing this, Kirby mourns, then goes after the mother Galbo with full force, defeating it by copying its Fire ability. In the end, the baby Galbo survives, having moulted its burnt skin.


  • In the anime, Galbo is depicted as having purple skin, despite it consistently having red skin in all the games it appears in.