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Gooey Allies.png
Artwork of Gooey from Kirby Star Allies.
First appearance Kirby's Dream Land 2
Latest appearance Super Kirby Clash
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Star Allies
Related character(s) Dark Matter
Girl blob
Theme music

Unexpectedly, Gooey!

Clip of the Unexpectedly, Gooey theme.

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Gooey is one of Kirby's friends who appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3. He is a friendly version of the Dark Matter enemy. Gooey is a blue, sometimes purple blob with a face and a long tongue. He has arms, but they are only seen when he uses some abilities. Unlike most Dark Matter, he has two eyes.

Like Kirby, he can use Copy Abilities, but he licks enemies rather than inhaling them. He is playable in Kirby's Dream Land 3 as the second player, and in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend.

Prior to Gooey's name being officially recognized in the west, he was generically referred to as a blob character[1], and in the non-Japanese versions of Kirby's Dream Land 2, he has a female counterpart known as the Girl blob.

Game Appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

In-game sprite

Gooey made his debut appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Here, he appears when Kirby defeats a Mid-Boss while already possessing the Animal Friend that said opponent is guarding, emerging from the bag that would otherwise have contained the animal. Acting as a collectible item instead of a helper, Gooey restores one full unit to Kirby's health meter when picked up.

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 3

Gooey appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 3, where he can be called by pressing the "A" button in exchange for a full unit of Kirby's health[2] and is playable by a second player or the AI, possessing four bars of health seperate from Kirby's. Gooey can lick enemies with his long tongue, spit them out or swallow them. Gooey can also fly and slide to attack enemies like Kirby. Additionally, he can copy an enemy's ability like Kirby does, utilizing them in the same way with only optical differences. the player may get rid of Gooey at any time by making Kirby inhale and swallow him; doing so restores a full unit of health to Kirby[2] and removes him from the game until he is called again. Gooey is also eliminated if the player who controls him (player 1 if Gooey is controlled by the CPU) repeatedly presses the "A" button, but no health is restored to Kirby by using this method.

In the final battle with Dark Matter and Zero, Gooey becomes a miniature Dark Matter known as Mock Matter and can shoot infinite stars. He is the only partner that can be used in the final battle.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Gooey appears as a Dream Friend in this title, added into the game in version 2.0.0 on March 28th, 2018. He fights with his tongue, which can be used like a Whip and can also provide the Splash element to weapons. He can also use a number of other techniques based on his abilities from Kirby's Dream Land 3, including his Burning move which can provide Sizzle and his Stone form which can be utilized in Friend Abilities like Curling. Lastly, Gooey is capable of turning into his 'Mock Matter' form and firing dark lasers, and is also capable of using Friend Throw.

Gooey moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
Quick Lick
Press and release B
Gooey strikes once with his tongue, similar to Whip's Whip Strike attack.
  • This has Splash element and can grab items.
Flicker Lick
B repeatedly
Gooey strikes repeatedly with his tongue, similar to Whip's 100-Whip Slap attack.
  • This has Splash element and can grab items.
130→98→73→65 (4th hit onward)
Snack Lick
Press and hold B, and then release
Gooey grabs an enemy or a Recoil Star with his tongue, similar to Whip's Whip Grab attack.
  • This has Splash element and can grab items.
  • Gooey is invincible while holding what he has grabbed.
  • If an enemy hits what Gooey has grabbed, that grabbed thing disappears.
Lick: 180
If an enemy hits what Gooey has grabbed: 400
Tongue Slingshot
Snack Lick + B or ↔
Gooey lashes forward what he has grabbed from Snack Lick, similar to Whip's Front Lash attack.
  • This has Splash element.
  • Gooey is invincible during this attack.
Lick: 570
Ricochet: 500
Parasol Gooey
↑ + B
Gooey attacks by holding up a parasol, similar to Parasol Rick in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3.
  • This has Splash element.
Parasol Spin
Press and hold B during Parasol Gooey
Gooey keeps spinning the parasol, similar to Parasol Rick. 90→34 (2nd hit onward)
Burning Gooey
Dash + B
Gooey performs a Burning Attack like he does in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
  • This has Sizzle element.
  • Press ↑/↓ to move upward/downward.
  • Gooey is invincible during this attack.
  • Gooey covers himself with flames that match the color of himself. This can be dark blue (default, also its original apperance in Dream Land 3), yellow (2P, similar to the regular Burning/Fire ability), light blue (3P) or green (4P).
  • Like the Fire ability, press A during Burning to use Searing Burn.
Used on ground: 220
Used midair: 240
Searing Burn: 220→88
Stone Gooey
↓ + B
Gooey transforms into a stone with his eyes on it.
  • Like the Stone ability, this can pound stakes and participate in Stone-based Friend Abilities.
  • Gooey is invincible during this attack.
  • This is slightly more powerful than the Stone Change/Smash attack of Stone Kirby and Rocky, albeit lacking the moves of Turbo Stone (Dash + B) and Heavy Smash (↓ + B in midair).
Transform: 440
Land: 220
Release: 220
Dark Laser Flare
↓, and then ↑ + B
Gooey transforms into Mock Matter and fires 4 Dark Lasers in X shape.
  • Gooey is invincible during this attack.
Sparks on Gooey: 180→72 (2nd hit onward)
Laser: 200
Mock Matter
A in midair
Gooey transforms into his Dark Matter form and can fly freely in the air,
likes he does during the final boss battle in Kirby's Dream Land 3's Hyper Zone.
  • Hold A to hover.
  • Press ↓ to transform back to Gooey's normal form.
Dark Laser
B during Mock Matter
Gooey fires a laser beam similar to Dark Matter's laser attack in its boss battle.
  • Press ↑/↓ to fire diagonally. Gooey can fire the Dark Laser in a two-shot burst by quickly changing the firing direction.
  • Both the Dark Laser and the sparks on Gooey deal damage. This does not provide any elemental power, however.
200 (laser/sparks on Gooey)
Protective Bag
Gooey hides into a bag that resembles the one he's trapping inside from Kirby's Dream Land 2.
  • This blocks damage completely from attacks that can be guarded.
  • Gooey can't dodge on the ground while inside the bag. He can still dodge in the air.
Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Gooey appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Trophy Information[edit]

While Kirby swallows enemies in order to copy their powers, Gooey wraps them up in his tongue to steal their abilities. In Kirby's Dream Land 2, he occasionally appeared inside of a bag, but by Kirby's Dream Land 3, he was a full-fledged partner. He could be controlled by setting him up as Player Two.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Gooey's spirit image

Gooey appears as a neutral type primary spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is of the 'advanced' class and possesses three support slots. His level 1 stats are 762 attack and 825 defense, while his level 99 stats are 3,048 attack and 3,302 defense. He can be obtained either by battling him in the Spirit Board or by purchasing him from the vault shop.


  • A tip in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual claims that calling Gooey would cut Kirby's vitality in half,[3] while in reality, it only removes a unit from his health meter. This appears to be a mistake, as an earlier section of the manual correctly states that Kirby's health is only slightly reduced.
    • It is not possible for Kirby's vitality to drop below a half a bar when he calls Gooey, so a trick to save Kirby from the brink is to summon Gooey, then swallow him up to get a bar of health back.


Video Gallery[edit]

Gooey's Dream Friend trailer for Kirby Star Allies

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グーイ
Traditional Chinese 蠱依
gǔ yī
  • The character 蛊/蠱 is related to sorcery, curse, dark magic, etc.
Simplified Chinese 蛊依
gǔ yī
Dutch Gooey -
French Gooey -
German Gooey -
Italian Gooey -
Korean 구이
Russian Гуи
Spanish Gooey -


  1. Name taken from Nintendo Power
  2. 2.0 2.1 "When I am called to appear, Kirby's health is slightly reduced. When Kirby inhales me, his health is increased." (Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual, pg. 12)
  3. "Don't forget that Kirby's vitality is cut in half every time you call Gooey." (Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual, pg. 33)