|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 Instructional 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 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.
Prior to Gooey's name being officially recognized in the west, he was generically referred to as a blob character, and in the non-Japanese versions of Kirby's Dream Land 2, he has a female counterpart known as the Girl blob.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
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
|When I am called to appear, Kirby's health is sightly reduced. When Kirby inhales me, his health is increased.|
— Gooey in Kirby's Dream Land 3 Instructional Booklet
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 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 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.
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?|
— Kirby Star Allies Pause Description
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|
|Quick Lick||Gooey strikes once with his tongue, similar to Whip's Whip Strike attack.
|Flicker Lick||Gooey strikes repeatedly with his tongue, similar to Whip's 100-Whip Slap attack.
||130→98→73→65 (4th hit onward)|
|Snack Lick||Gooey grabs an enemy or a Recoil Star with his tongue, similar to Whip's Whip Grab attack.
If an enemy hits what Gooey has grabbed: 400
|Tongue Slingshot||Gooey lashes forward what he has grabbed from Snack Lick, similar to Whip's Front Lash attack.
|Parasol Gooey||Gooey attacks by holding up a parasol, similar to Parasol Rick in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3.
|Parasol Spin||Gooey keeps spinning the parasol, similar to Parasol Rick.||90→34 (2nd hit onward)|
|Burning Gooey||Gooey performs a Burning Attack like he does in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
||Used on ground: 220|
Used midair: 240
Searing Burn: 220→88
|Stone Gooey||Gooey transforms into a stone with his eyes on it.
|Dark Laser Flare||Gooey transforms into Mock Matter and fires 4 Dark Lasers in X shape.
||Sparks on Gooey: 180→72 (2nd hit onward)|
|Mock Matter||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.
|Dark Laser||Gooey fires a laser beam similar to Dark Matter's laser attack in its boss battle.
||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.||N/A|
|Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.|
Super Smash Bros. Melee
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
- A tip in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual claims that calling Gooey would cut Kirby's vitality in half, 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.
Gooey's Dream Friend trailer for Kirby Star Allies
Names in other languages