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Gold Waddle Dee

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Gold Waddle Dee
KSqSq Gold Waddle Dee artwork.png
Artwork of Gold Waddle Dee from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
First game Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014, as a keychain)
Other game(s) Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Waddle Dee, Key Dee
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Gold Waddle Dee is a variation of the common enemy Waddle Dee, first appearing in Kirby: Squeak Squad and later making minor appearances in Kirby Mass Attack and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition. As directly stated in its name, Gold Waddle Dee is gold-colored, but otherwise looks identical to a regular Waddle Dee. In games it appears in, it usually serves as a rare and often times elusive enemy that yields a special reward upon its defeat.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

KSqS Golden Waddle Dee.png The enemy type makes its first appearance in Kirby: Squeak Squad, where it is encountered sporadically and plays a crucial role in achieving 100% completion in the game. Unlike most enemies, it flees once Kirby comes near it and must be caught in order to defeat it, whereupon Kirby will be awarded with a Treasure Chest. It is usually found in complicated areas of the level, arranged in a manner that makes it difficult for Kirby to keep up with and/or defeat it. If he is not quick or ingenious enough, Gold Waddle Dee will fall into a hole, and the level must be restarted to gain the chest.

If Kirby dispatches a Gold Waddle Dee by freezing it, then kicking it aside, its Treasure Chest will automatically appear in the Copy Palette. This is also the case if Ghost Kirby possesses Gold Waddle Dee, then releases it. If Kirby attacks with the Bubble ability, the Gold Waddle Dee turns into a bubble.


Gold Waddle Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gold Waddle Dee 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 No No
Stage 2 No No No No No No No Yes
Stage 3 No No Yes No No No No No
Stage 4 No No No Yes Yes No No N/A
Stage 5 No No No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX No Yes No No No Yes Yes N/A

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Gold Waddle Dee KMA sprite.png

In Kirby Mass Attack, there is only one Gold Waddle Dee. It appears in a section of the sixth stage of Dedede Resort and acts similarly as in Kirby: Squeak Squad, running from the Kirbys once they approach it. Tackling and defeating it causes the "Gold Thrasher" task to be added to the Checklist once the stage is completed and rewards the player with 5,000 points.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Tutorial image from the Fighter Combat Chamber showing Fighter Kirby defeating a Gold Waddle Dee for 1000 points

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Gold Waddle Dees can occasionally appear in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game in the Combat Chamber stages. Here, they will appear briefly along with other enemies, then try to leave the area. Kirby has to defeat them quickly in order to earn a very hearty 1000 points.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Keychain GoldenWaddleDee.png

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Gold Waddle Dee appears as a keychain.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールデンワドルディ
Gōruden Wadorudi
Golden Waddle Dee
French Waddle Dee Or Gold Waddle Dee
German Goldener Waddle Dee Golden Waddle Dee
Italian Waddle Dee d'oro Golden Waddle Dee
Korean 골든 웨이들 디
Goldeun Weideul Di
Golden Waddle Dee
Spanish Waddle Dee de oro Golden Waddle Dee