|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 friendly version of Dark Matter. 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 certain abilities. Unlike most Dark Matter, he has two eyes instead of one.
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 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
|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
Gooey 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 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 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. 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.
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|
|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 trapped inside from Kirby's Dream Land 2.||N/A|
|Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.|
Kirby Fighters 2
|Gooey move-set in Kirby Fighters 2|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Damage (unmodified)|
|Quick Lick||Gooey lashes his tongue out ahead of him.||14|
|Flicker Lick||Gooey strikes repeatedly with his tongue before launching his opponent.||20 (if all hits connect) |
34 (including initial Quick Lick)
|Snack Lick||Gooey charges up, 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||Gooey slams his foe into the ground using his tongue. The direction of this attack depends on the input held.||20|
|Parasol Gooey||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||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||Gooey turns into a fireball and flies forward, knocking opponents away.||18|
|Stone Gooey||Gooey turns into a stone and falls to the floor, hitting enemies on his descent.||20 (stone) |
10 (debris after reverting)
|Dark Laser Flare||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||Gooey gains orange orbiters and can hover freely and quickly in the air for a while.||N/A|
|Dark Laser||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
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
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, 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 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.
Artwork celebrating the 40th anniversary of HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Gooey's Dream Friend trailer for Kirby Star Allies
Names in other languages