Glunk

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Glunk
Glunk.png
Artwork of Glunk for Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Details
First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Other game(s) All main-series games
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Copy Ability None
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 18.png
Similar entities Anemonee, Mini Deepsee
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Glunk is an amphibious enemy who resembles a sea anemone with a green or yellow body and pink or red, sometimes vaguely hair-like tentacles on top of its head, with a face consisting solely of two big, round eyes with black pupils. Glunk is an extremely common occurrence in the Kirby series, having appeared in every main-series game and some of the spin-off titles as well. It does not yield any Copy Abilities in any of its appearances.

Although Glunks usually reside in water, they can be found outside of it as well, making them one of the few amphibian enemies in the series. They are stationary creatures, and can often be found attached to walls or ceilings. Their only strategy of self defense is regularly blowing bubble-like projectiles out of the tops of their heads in whichever direction they may be facing. Glunks are incapable of moving on their own, but if hit (and not defeated) they may be dislodged, where they will then fall down to the next available floor and resume duties there. In many games, Glunk sinks very slowly in water when not attached to a surface.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

KDL Glunk sprite.png Glunk made its first appearance in this game, appearing on the Float Islands stage. It is one of the few enemies which does not have an alternate counterpart replacing it in the Extra Game. Unlike in future titles, Glunk's projectiles may travel sideways from the top of its head. It is worth 1000 points when defeated.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

KA Glunk sprite.png KNiDL Glunk sprite.png Glunk appears again in this title, largely unchanged from its previous appearance. It can blow up to four bubbles out the top of its head, and is worth 800 points when defeated.

Locations[edit]

Glunk can be found in the following levels and stages:

Glunk locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No Yes No Yes No
Stage 2 No No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 3 Yes No No No No Yes No
Stage 4 No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No Yes No Yes No

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

KDL2 Glunk sprite.png Glunk appears again in this title, resembling its appearance in Kirby's Adventure, though this time only yielding 400 points on defeat.

Locations[edit]

Glunk can be found in the following levels and stages:

Glunk locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 No No Yes No No No No
Stage 2 No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 3 No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes No No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Glunk can appear as a normal enemy in courses, and is worth 300 points when defeated.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSS Glunk.png GlunkSSU.png Glunk appears in this game, serving the same role as usual, and is worth 300 points on defeat. Glunk's sprite in this title set the standard for its appearance for the rest of the series.

Locations[edit]

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

Glunk 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 No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius Yes
Cocoa Cave No Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 Yes Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon Yes
Crystal No ???? No
Old Tower No Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands Yes
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 Yes The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

DL3 Glunk Sprite.png Glunk appears in this title, serving the same role as before, though gaining a more orange complexion than usual.

Locations[edit]

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

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

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

K64 Glunk Sprite.png Glunk appears in this game, making its first appearance in 3-D. Kirby can hold a Glunk over his head after he's inhaled it, allowing him to attack enemies above using Glunk's shots.

Glunk appears as the 18th Enemy Info Card.

Locations[edit]

Glunk can be found in the following levels and stages:

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

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Glunk appears in these games, retaining its look and function from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Glunk can be possessed by Ghost Kirby. When possessed, Glunk can be made to swim through water and move about on land very slowly, and can be made to fire its projectiles, though only upward. Interestingly, Glunk is unable to pass through the bottom of a suspended area of water, but it can pass through the sides.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Glunk can be found in the following rooms:

Glunk locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation The Mirror
No
No
No
No
No
Yes

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Glunk can be found in the following levels and stages:

Glunk locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 No No No No No No Yes No
Stage 2 No No Yes No No No No Yes
Stage 3 No No No No No No Yes No
Stage 4 No No No No No No Yes N/A
Stage 5 No No No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX No No No No No Yes No N/A

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

KCC Glunk sprite.png Glunk appears in this game, largely unchanged from its usual behavior. Notably, it falls much slower than other enemies when not attached to a surface, even when on land.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Glunk appears in the following locations:

Glunk locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
No
No
No

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Glunk in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Glunk appears in this game, making its first 3-D appearance since Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It gains a little more durability than it had in previous titles, allowing it to potentially survive an attack, whereupon it will detach from its previous position and drift downward until finding a new floor to rest upon.

Locations[edit]

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

Glunk 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 Yes No No No
Onion Ocean Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
White Wafers No No Yes Yes No
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No Yes No
Dangerous Dinner No Yes No N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Glunk appears in these games, serving the same purpose as it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, though with a somewhat updated look.

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Glunk also appears as a randomly-obtained Keychain, using its sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Glunk can be found in the following levels and stages:

Glunk locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No No No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No Yes No No No N/A Yes N/A
Endless Explosions No Yes No No No N/A Yes N/A
Royal Road No No No No No N/A No No

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

Glunk 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 No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No No N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Access Ark No No No No No N/A Yes No

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Glunk appears in this game as a stationary enemy that can be defeated for 100 base points. Due to the 3-D nature of this game, Glunk does not pose much of a threat to Kirby, as it cannot hit him unless he is directly overhead, which is not a common occurrence.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

A Glunk in Kirby Star Allies

Glunk returns in Star Allies acting the same as it did in its previous appearances. In this game, they have noticeably larger eyes.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Glunk can be found in the following levels and stages:

Glunk locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen Yes
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon Yes
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort Yes Planet Towara Yes
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square Yes Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ No
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet No
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Glunk makes another appearance as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Trivia[edit]

  • Despite appearing in every main-series game and several spin-offs, Glunk has never been represented in any collection listing except as a Keychain. As such, there is no official flavor text to describe it.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グランク
Guranku
Glunk
German Spuckwat Spitwat (the "wat" probably refers to water)