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KF2 Gooey.png
Artwork of Gooey from Kirby Fighters 2.
First appearance Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Latest appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby: Planet Robobot (as a sticker)
Kirby Star Allies
Super Kirby Clash
Similar Dark Matter
Girl blob
Theme music

Clip of the "Unexpectedly, Gooey!" jingle.

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Gooey is Kirby's good friend. While he's made from the same stuff as Dark Matter, he doesn't have an evil spirit.
— Kirby's Dream Land 3 Instruction booklet

Gooey is one of Kirby's friends who appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3. He is a blue, sometimes purple blob with a face and a long tongue. While he does not have any additional limbs, he can use his tongue to grab onto things, and stretch parts of his "body" to use as makeshift limbs when necessary. Gooey is the same species as Dark Matter, but unlike most Dark Matter, he has a friendly personality and no ill will. His appearance in Kirby Star Allies indicates that, though he is capable of speech, he knows little about himself or his identity.

Like Kirby, he can use Copy Abilities, but uses his tongue to grab enemies rather than inhaling them. Besides this, he has all of the same abilities as Kirby. In certain circumstances, he can also fly by becoming Mock Matter, which gives him orange petals more similar to the rest of his species. He originally appeared as a non-playable character in Kirby's Dream Land 2, but he is playable in Kirby's Dream Land 3 using a second controller. Apart from this, he appears in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend, and Kirby Fighters 2 as a Buddy.

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]

KDL2 Gooey sprite.png
In-game sprite

Gooey makes his first appearance in this title where he can emerge from the Protective Bags guarded by Mid-Bosses if Kirby defeats one while already having released the Animal Friend being guarded by one. 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]

When I am called to appear, Kirby's health is slightly reduced. When Kirby inhales me, his health is increased.
— Gooey in Kirby's Dream Land 3 Instructional Booklet
Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 3

KDL3 Gooey sprite.png Gooey 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 separate from Kirby's. Gooey can lick enemies with his long tongue, spit them out or swallow them. He can also do this underwater, allowing him to attack without using the Water Gun. The trade-off is he can't eat more than one enemy at a time. Gooey can also fly and slide or use an Air Bullet 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. Kirby can inhale and swallow him anytime to restore a full unit of health[2], which will also give Kirby any Copy Ability that Gooey may have had. Doing so removes him from the game until he is called again. Gooey is also eliminated if the player who leads 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 stars in the same way the Love-Love Stick does. He is the only partner that can be used in the final battle.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Gooey appears as one of the randomly-appearing stickers in the game.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Gooey using his "Dark Laser" to solve a puzzle in Heroes in Another Dimension in Kirby Star Allies.
It's Gooey – with the ridiculously long tongue! This weird wobbler has hopped in from Kirby's Dream Land 3. Not even Gooey knows why he's here, but we're all glad to see him show up!
— Pause screen description in Kirby Star Allies
"My name? Gooey? Maybe?"
This googly-eyed wonder from Kirby's Dream Land 3 comes in search of answers to the big questions in life... Who am I? Where? What time is it?

— Guest Star Gooey Who...Me? Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

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 the 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 Drop Star with his tongue, similar to Whip's Whip Grab attack.
  • This has the 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 the 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 the 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 appearance 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 an 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, like 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 trapped 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 Kirby Clash[edit]

Gooey makes a cameo appearance in Super Kirby Clash, appearing in the Castle Village behind the Gem Apple Tree after the "Toughest: Venom Kracko" Story Quest is cleared. Gooey also appears as one of the game's stickers.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Gooey appears as a playable character in Kirby Fighters 2, and is unlocked after attaining Fighters Rank 3. His move-set is largely the same as it is in Kirby Star Allies.

For more precise competitive-oriented information on Gooey in Kirby Fighters 2, see Mizuumi Wiki's page.


Gooey move-set in Kirby Fighters 2  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage (unmodified)
Any tongue move can grab items!
Quick Lick
Press and release B
Gooey lashes his tongue out ahead of him. 14
Flicker Lick
B repeatedly
Gooey strikes repeatedly with his tongue before launching his opponent. 20 (if all hits connect)
34 (including initial Quick Lick)
Snack Lick
Press and hold B, then release
Gooey charges up and then flicks his tongue out. Any opponent hit is caught. If Gooey does nothing from here, the foe escapes in 5 seconds or less with no damage. N/A
Tongue Slingshot
Snack Lick + either B/→
Gooey slams his foe into the ground using his tongue. The direction of this attack depends on the input held. 20
Parasol Gooey
↑ + B
Gooey pulls out a small parasol with his tongue and raises it upward, launching any foes it hits. 18 (if both hits connect)
Parasol Spin
Press and hold B during Parasol Gooey
Gooey spins the parasol, dealing continuous damage. He can change direction and holds it for as long as B is held. 3 (per hit)
Burning Gooey
Dash + B
Gooey turns into a fireball and flies forward, knocking opponents away. 18
Stone Gooey
↓ + B
Gooey turns into a stone and falls to the floor, hitting enemies on his descent. 20 (stone)
10 (debris after reverting)
Dark Laser Flare
↓, then ↑ + B
Gooey flies into the air and shoots out four dark lasers which fly out of him diagonally. If holding down, Gooey will fire these lasers toward the floor. 10 (per laser)
Mock Matter
A in midair
Gooey gains orange orbiters and can hover freely and quickly in the air for a while. N/A
Dark Laser
B during Mock Matter
Gooey can fire a dark laser beam straight forward which passes through enemies. The laser can also be angled upward. 20 (first hit)
10 (other hits)
Protective Bag
Gooey hides inside a Protective Bag. N/A

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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

Trophy information[edit]

Image Description Found in
SSBM Gooey Trophy.png "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." Kirby's Dream Land 3

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 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.
  • Gooey is the only Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies that represents another game other than the one they debuted in. While first appearing in Kirby's Dream Land 2 (albeit as a minor character), Gooey represents Kirby's Dream Land 3 instead, with Rick & Kine & Coo representing the former.


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 instruction manual (page 12)
  3. "Don't forget that Kirby's vitality is cut in half every time you call Gooey."Kirby's Dream Land 3 instruction manual (page 33)