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Gator (Kirby Super Star)

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KSSU Gator Artwork.png
Artwork of Gator from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014, as a keychain)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (cameo)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Gator (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
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This article is about the enemy in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. For the enemy in Kirby's Epic Yarn, see Gator (Kirby's Epic Yarn).

Gators are green, alligator-like enemies that first appeared in Kirby Super Star. They have large expressive faces with four sharp teeth and a yellow frill on their backs, but do not have any limbs, forcing them to move by hopping around instead. They do not provide a Copy Ability when swallowed.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSS Gator.pngKSSU Gator Sprite.png In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Gators can only be encountered in The Great Cave Offensive and Milky Way Wishes. If a Gator spots Kirby, it jumps on him and attempts to bite him. They bite several times in a row, causing a lot of damage to Kirby.

Gators can come in many colors in these games. In addition to the standard green, they can also be seen in orange, purple, and red.


Gator can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Gator locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria Yes
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave No Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius Yes
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree Yes Halfmoon Yes
Crystal No ??? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden Yes Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

KMA Kirby Quest Gator attack.png
Kirby leading a horde of 66 Gators against his enemies in Kirby Quest.

In the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game of Kirby Quest, a horde of 66 Gators appears as one of Kirby's attacks. This is a reference to the 1989/90 game Revenge of the 'Gator, also produced by HAL Laboratory (called 'Pinball: The Great 66-Alligator Parade' in Japanese).

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

A Gator appears on a collectible keychain, using its sprite from Kirby: Super Star Ultra.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲイター
German Kroko Clipped form of "Krokodil" (crocodile)
Korean 게이터