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 Mass Attack (2011) (cameo)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
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 which 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.pngGatorSSU.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 Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Xmark.png
Float Islands Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Yescheck.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Xmark.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Xmark.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Yescheck.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Yescheck.png Halfmoon Yescheck.png
Crystal Xmark.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Yescheck.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Yescheck.png Illusion Islands Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Xmark.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Xmark.png

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).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲイター
German Kroko From "Krokodil" = "Crocodile"