Galbo

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Galbo
KDL3 Galbo artwork.png
Artwork of Galbo from Kirby's Dream Land 3
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First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Latest game Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Other game(s) Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection (New Challenge Stages)
Copy Ability Burning, Fire
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 63.png
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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

DL3 Galbo Sprite.png Galbo makes its debut appearance in this game, serving alongside Bobo as a primary provider of the Burn ability. Galbo tends not to move from its starting position, and will instead opt to breathe a steady cone of fire in the direction of whichever character is closest to it. Compared to Bobo, Galbo is relatively rare in the game.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Galbo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Galbo locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 2 No No No Yes Yes
Stage 3 No No Yes No No
Stage 4 No No No No Yes
Stage 5 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stage 6 No No No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

K64 Galbo Sprite.png Galbo returns in this title, making its debut in 3-D. It behaves largely the same as before, hopping in place and breathing a cone of fire in Kirby's direction when it sees him.

A big Galbo appears as a Mid-Boss in stage 1 of Neo Star. Like its smaller cousins, its only strategy is to hold position and breathe a cone of fire toward Kirby on occasion. Yarikos appear continuously above this big Galbo to rain spears down on Kirby during this fight, but these unwitting minions can be used as ammunition against the Galbo instead.

Locations[edit]

Galbo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Galbo locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No No Yes Yes No Yes No
Stage 2 No Yes Yes No No No N/A
Stage 3 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No Yes No N/A N/A

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Galbo appears as it did in previous games, though its flame breath now makes Kirby go up in flames while making him drop his Copy Ability. It also has a new blue-colored cousin named Water Galbo, which grants the Water ability and spits out streams of water.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Galbo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Galbo locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No No No No
Raisin Ruins No No No No No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No No Yes
Dangerous Dinner No Yes No N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Galbo appears in some of the New Challenge Stages, looking and behaving the same as it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Galbo makes no regular appearance in this game. However, Flame Galboros appears as a sub-boss.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Galbo appears in this game much as it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, except now it spits fire while slowly spinning around.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Galbo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Galbo locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No No No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No Yes N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No Yes No No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark No No No Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Galbo
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Screenshot of the mini-Galbo attacking the monster-Galbo.
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Debut episode Hatch Me If You Can
Ability granted Fire
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Quote1.png With Kirby so attached to that cute little monster, he won't want to fight a big ol' bad one! When the giant Galbo attacks, Kirby's history! Quote2.png
— N.M.E. Sales Guy, in Hatch Me If You Can

In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode titled Hatch Me If You Can (Kirby's Mysterious Egg in the Japanese version), 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 due to failing to discipline it after it wreaks havoc in Cappy Town. Later in the episode, Night Mare Enterprises sends the parent 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 parent, 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 and destroying it from within. In the end, the baby Galbo survives, having molted its burnt skin.

Much like in the video games, Galbo is portrayed as a round limbless reptile-like creature with the ability to breathe a cone of fire. The baby Galbo in particular demonstrates its voracious omnivorous appetite by consuming nearly every food item it sees, along with some typically inedible objects. Despite this, it does not seem to like the taste of hay very much. The baby Galbo also demonstrates the rapid regenerative abilities of its species by recovering from otherwise lethal burns within hours. Despite its role in the episode it appears in, the baby Galbo is never seen or mentioned again in the series.

Trivia[edit]

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

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガルボ
Garubo
Galbo