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Gooey Allies.png
Artwork of Gooey from Kirby Star Allies.
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land 2
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby's Dream Land 3
Similar Characters Dark Matter
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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 only playable in Kirby's Dream Land 3 as the second player.

Gooey has a female counterpart named Blob, who also consists of Dark Matter.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Dream Land 2

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

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[1] 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[1] 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 and can shoot infinite stars. He is the only partner that can be used in the final battle.

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's Moveset in Kirby Star Allies
while facing right  
Skill Button Execution Description
Quick Lick
Press and release B
Gooey strikes once with his tongue, similar to Whip's 'Whip Strike'.
  • This has Splash augment and can grab items like Whip.
Flicker Lick
B repeatedly
Gooey strikes repeatedly with his tongue, similar to Whip's '100-Whip Slap'.
  • This has Splash augment and can grab items like Whip.
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'.
  • This has Splash augment and can grab items like Whip. Gooey is invincible during this attack.
Tongue Slingshot
Snack Lick + B / Snack Lick + →
Gooey lashes forward what he has grabbed from 'Snack Lick', similar to Whip's 'Front Lash'.
  • This has Splash augment. Gooey is invincible during this attack.
Parasol Gooey
↑ + B
Gooey attacks by holding up a parasol, similar to Parasol Rick in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3.
Parasol Spin
Press and hold B during Parasol Gooey
Gooey keeps spinning the parasol, similar to Parasol Rick.
Burning Gooey
Dash + B
Gooey performs a Burning Attack, covering himself in blue flames like he does in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
  • This has Sizzle augment. Gooey is invincible during this attack.
Stone Gooey
↓ + B
Gooey transforms into a random stone statue using the same ability of Kirby.
Like Stone ability, this can pound stakes and be used in Stone-based Friend Abilities.
Gooey is invincible during both the (de)transformation process and the stone form.
  • The default statue has Gooey's eyes on it.
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.
Mock Matter
A in midair
Gooey transforms into his pseudo 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.
Dark Laser
B during Mock Matter
Gooey fires Dark Lasers, similar to Dark Matter's dark laser attack in its boss battle.
Protective Bag
Gooey hides into a bag that resembles the one he's trapping inside from Kirby's Dream Land 2.
  • Gooey can't perform a dodge in the bag, unlike most abilities.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

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

Trophy Information

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.


  • A tip in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual claims that calling Gooey would cut Kirby's vitality in half,[2] 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

Gooey's Dream Friend trailer for Kirby Star Allies

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Gooey -
French Gooey -
Dutch Gooey -
German Gooey -
Italian Gooey -
Russian Гуи
Chinese 蛊依 (chs)
蠱依 (cht)
gǔ yī
Transcription of Gooey
  • The character 蛊/蠱 is related to sorcery, curse, dark magic, etc.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "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)
  2. "Don't forget that Kirby's vitality is cut in half every time you call Gooey." (Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual, pg. 33)