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Gordo
KTD Gordo artwork.png
Artwork of Gordo from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
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First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, upcoming)
Other game(s) All main series games
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Super Kirby Clash
Kirby Fighters 2
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Super Smash Bros. series
Copy Ability N/A
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 14.png
Similar entities Captain Stitch, Blado, Ghost Gordo, Gordo Bar
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He has a spiky body but soft eyes. It's just better to avoid him.
— Patch Plaza

Gordo is a common enemy in the Kirby series, having appeared in every such game in the main series, along with most of the spin-offs. He typically takes the appearance of a floating blue or black ball with large eyes and spikes around his perimeter. He is completely immune in almost all cases to any attacks thrown at him. At best projectiles will not penetrate him, at worst the attacker will be damaged in return. As such, he is best avoided, not confronted. However, this is often easier said than done, as he tends to generally block Kirby's path by sitting in corridors, bouncing back and forth between two solid objects vertically or horizontally, circling around blocks, or bouncing along the ground affected by gravity.

While Gordo typically cannot be destroyed, he can sometimes be dealt with through other means. If one is bouncing around a hallway, destroying a specific block he bounces against will cause him to leave, or in some cases, leaving one or more will keep him trapped in a small unreachable space, allowing Kirby to move about safely. Many of Kirby's attacks leave him temporarily invincible (like those gained with Burning or Wheel), allowing him to dash through a row of Gordos. Additionately, Gordo can be part of the pool of available minions for bosses to produce. Whispy Woods and his relatives are the most common examples of enemies who will occasionally drop Gordos as hazards for Kirby to avoid. King Dedede and other bosses resembling him also have a habit of tossing Gordos at Kirby. Gordos produced in this way typically do not last for long, and will bounce off-screen after a little while.

Game appearances[edit]

Gordo's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby's Pinball Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Course Enemy
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Enemy
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy In this game, Gordo can be defeated by colliding with him, although he rewards no points.
Kirby Super Star Enemy
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Enemy
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Enemy
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Enemy
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy Reprises his role from Kirby's Adventure.
Kirby Air Ride Enemy Also appears as an item, in the form of Gold Spike.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Enemy
Kirby: Canvas Curse Enemy Also appears as one of the possible drawings in Paint Panic.
Kirby: Squeak Squad Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy Reprises his role from Kirby Super Star.
Also appears as a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
Kirby's Epic Yarn Enemy
Kirby Mass Attack Enemy Present in the main game, along with the Sub-Games Field Frenzy and Strato Patrol EOS.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Appears in New Challenge Stages. Also appears in all the games in the collection, where Gordo has the exact same role.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy Also appears as a keychain and as an item in Kirby Fighters, in the form of Gordo Ball.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe Stage hazard Also appears as an item, in the form of Gordo Ball.
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Enemy
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Enemy Also appears as a figurine.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Hazard Dropped by Whispy Woods during his Tougher encounters.
Kirby's Blowout Blast Enemy
Kirby Star Allies Enemy
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Enemy Reprises his role from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Super Kirby Clash Hazard Reprises his role from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
Kirby Fighters 2 Stage hazard Also appears as an item, in the form of Gordo Ball.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Enemy Also appears as a figure.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Enemy Has the appearance of a jawbreaker to match the game's food motif.
Also appears on a Character Treat.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Enemy Reprises his role from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo Appears in one of King Dedede's moves.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Smash Run enemy & Cameo Also appears as part of King Dedede's moveset.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Cameo Appears as part of King Dedede's moveset. Also appears as a trophy in the 3DS version.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo Appears as part of King Dedede's moveset. Also appears as a primary spirit.

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Kirby walking past some Gordos in Kirby's Dream Land.

KDL Gordo sprite.png Gordo first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land, where his role as an invincible hazard was established. He is usually seen either holding in place or moving in set patterns. Gordos deal a whopping three bars of damage to Kirby, which is more than any other enemy or hazard in the game, as they all deal only one or two bars. Notably, if Kirby touches the Gordos blocking the doors to the boss rematches in Mt. Dedede, he will be immediately defeated, regardless of how much life he had at the time.

In the Extra Game, Whispy Woods drops Gordos in addition to apples and Lololo & Lalala can push Gordos instead of their usual boxes. Unlike many other enemies, Gordo is not replaced by anything else in this mode.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

FireBall Kirby rocketing past some Gordos in a spiky room in Kirby's Adventure

Gordo returns in Kirby's Adventure and also appear in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Here, he gains a somewhat yellow coloration, though his behavior and properties are mostly unchanged. However, he now consistently does only one bar of damage to Kirby, just like everything else. Kirby's Adventure was the first game to establish the notion that certain Gordos could be made to leave the screen by removing Star Blocks on their path, or that Kirby could bypass Gordos using certain Copy Ability attacks, such as Burning.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 2 Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 3 No Yes No No No No Yes
Stage 4 No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 5 N/A Yes Yes Yes No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yes No No No Yes

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Gordo (known here as Gordow[1]) appears as a common bumper in all three Pinball Lands, though his purpose changes somewhat in each role. Generally, he is worth 240 points when collided with, cannot be removed, and only bumps Kirby mildly. He can bump Kirby more forcefully in certain situations, however.

In the battle with Whispy Woods, Gordows may occasionally be dropped. If they hit the flippers, the flipper hit will be disabled for a moment. Kirby can bump into them to deflect them.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Gordo can be seen in various courses holding still in the air. Like his other appearances, Gordo cannot be attacked, and Kirby or Keeby will take damage if they try to attack him.

In this game, Gordo has a different design. His spherical body is bulkier, and his spikes poke in and out of visible holes.

One of the four courses in the 2P Game - the Gordo Course - features Gordos prominently.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Gordo can be found in the following courses:

Gordo locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No Yes No No No No No
Hole 2 No No Yes No Yes Yes No No
Hole 3 No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Hole 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Hole 5 Yes No No Yes No No No No
Hole 6 No No No Yes No No No No
Hole 7 No Yes No No No No No No
Hole 8 No No No Yes No No No No
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No Yes
Hole 2 No No No Yes
Hole 3 Yes No No Yes
Hole 4 No Yes No Yes
Hole 5 No No No Yes
Hole 6 No No No Yes
Hole 7 No No No Yes
Hole 8 No Yes No Yes
Gordo locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 Yes No Yes No No No No No
Hole 2 Yes No No No No No No Yes
Hole 3 No No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Hole 4 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Hole 5 Yes No No No Yes No No No
Hole 6 Yes No No No No No No No
Hole 7 No No No No No No No No
Hole 8 No No No No No No No No
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No Yes Yes
Hole 2 No No No Yes
Hole 3 No No No Yes
Hole 4 No Yes No Yes
Hole 5 No No No No
Hole 6 No No Yes Yes
Hole 7 No Yes No Yes
Hole 8 No No No Yes

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Kirby and Coo flying toward some Gordos in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

KDL2 Gordo sprite.png Gordo returns in Kirby's Dream Land 2, with the same look and behavior as in Kirby's Adventure. A mid-boss named Captain Stitch appears as well, who resembles a Gordo. Gordo also appears in Sweet Stuff's Bonus Chance.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 2 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 3 No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Gordo appears in Kirby's Block Ball exclusively as a projectile tossed by Whispy Woods. When he collides with Kirby, he will deflect him, and he will shrink any paddles he hits. Kirby can defeat Gordo in this game by striking him with a Power Bounce or a Copy Ability attack, but Gordo is worth no points when defeated and will not drop any items.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby passing unharmed through a Gordo using the Fire ability in Kirby Super Star

KSS Gordo.png KSSU Gordo Sprite.png Gordos appear as common hazards in Kirby Super Star and its remake. In the original version, they share the pale brown coloration common to Gordos in older titles, but in the remake, they adopt the blue hue that has become the standard for Gordo's modern design. In addition to appearing as obstacles in regular stages, they appear when Kirby is fighting Twin Woods, Lololo & Lalala (and their revenge form), Whispy's Revenge and Kabula.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Gordo also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.

Locations[edit]

Gordo can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Gordo locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands Yes RoMK Chapter 5 Yes
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 Yes
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains Yes Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius Yes
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh Yes
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat Yes
Trial Room 1 No Cavius Yes
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai Yes
Sub-Tree Yes Halfmoon Yes
Crystal Yes ??? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants Yes
Garden Yes Illusion Islands Yes
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds Yes
RoMK Chapter 2 Yes The Revenge Yes
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

In addition to being regular enemies, Gordos play a role in the mini-games of Kirby's Dream Land 3.

KDL3 Gordo Sprite.png Gordos return in Kirby's Dream Land 3 as standard hazards. In addition to this, Gordos also appear as part of all the minigames that Kirby and his Animal Friends can play on their adventure. In these minigames, Gordos are depicted in several different colors, along with several different faces, depending on the game.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages (mini-games are not counted):

Gordo locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No Yes Yes No
Stage 2 No Yes No No No
Stage 3 No No No No Yes
Stage 4 Yes Yes No No No
Stage 5 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 6 No No No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

K64 Gordo Sprite.png Gordo returns in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, acting much the same as usual, though now rendered in three dimensions and sporting a bluer body and spike hue.

Gordo appears on the 14th Enemy Info Card.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No Yes No No Yes No No
Stage 2 Yes No Yes Yes No No N/A
Stage 3 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A

Gordo also makes an appearance during the boss fight against Acro.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

Kirby contending with a huge field of Gordos in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble.

Gordo appears in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, where he serves the same purpose as usual. However, there are a few additional aspects of Gordo not found in other games. For instance, many Gordos can be flipped and turned into Maxim Tomatoes when the player pops the Game Boy Color up. They are also dropped in lines by Kracko during his boss fights to try and fill up the boss arena.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble  
Stage Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Stage 1 No No No No No Yes No No
Stage 2 Yes* No No Yes* No No No No
Stage 3 No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes
Stage 4 Yes* No Yes Yes No No Yes* No
*Only appears in Extra Game

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

"Gold Spikes" being tossed around in Destruction Derby in Kirby Air Ride

Gordos appear in Kirby Air Ride, serving the same purpose as usual. They are often found floating in place creating spiky barriers on Air Ride courses, though are usually found only in the Time Attack modes. As expected, they cannot be inhaled or defeated, and must simply be avoided.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Gordo can be found in the following places:

Gordo locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park No
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage Yes
Sky Sands No Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside Yes Kirby Melee 1 No
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 No

In addition, Gordos appear as an item in City Trial called Gold Spikes.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Gordo returns in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, looking and acting much the same as he did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Gordo can be found in the following rooms:

Gordo locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation The Mirror
Yes

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Kirby slipping by some Gordos in Kirby: Canvas Curse.

KCC Gordo sprite.png Gordo appears in Kirby: Canvas Curse, with the same general look and nature as in previous games. Being invincible, he cannot be stunned or defeated, nor will Rainbow Lines be capable of blocking his course. However, there are methods of pushing Gordos out of the way in some instances, most notably using Touch Blocks to block them in.

Gordo also appears as one of the possible drawings in Paint Panic.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Gordo appears in the following locations:

Gordo locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
No
Yes
All stages
Yes
All stages

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Gordos appear in Kirby: Squeak Squad, looking and acting much the way they did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Since they are invulnerable enemies, they cannot be possessed by Ghost Kirby.

Oddly, there is one particular point in Stage 1 of Gamble Galaxy where Kirby is prompted to jump into a barrel to avoid a wall of passing Gordos. This is the only time in the game (and the series by extension) where Kirby is ever prompted to do such a thing.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 2 No No Yes Yes No No No Yes
Stage 3 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 4 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Stage 5 No No No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX No Yes Yes No No Yes No N/A

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

Gordo returns in Kirby's Epic Yarn and its port, serving the same purpose as usual. In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, it can be found both in the main game and in Stage 1 of the Sub-Game Slash & Bead.

Locations[edit]

Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn:

Gordo locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle No Deep-Dive Deep Yes
Fountain Gardens No Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields Yes Fossil Reef Yes
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods No Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing No Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave No Future City No
Dino Jungle No Tube Town Yes
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO Yes
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest Yes
Melody Town No Tempest Towers Yes
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace No
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede No
Splash Beach Yes Meta Melon Isle Yes
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd No
Secret Island Yes

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

A field of Gordos appearing in Strato Patrol EOS

Gordos return as enemies in Kirby Mass Attack. In addition to normal Gordos, massive Gordos can appear on occasion, capable of destroying blocks they came in contact with. If a Kirby touches a Gordo, he will be instantly KO'd.

Gordos also appear in the Sub-Game Field Frenzy where the player has to avoid tapping them when one appears from a hole. They also appear in Strato Patrol EOS, where they are obstacles that need to be avoided.

Locations[edit]

Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby Mass Attack:

Gordo locations in Kirby Mass Attack  
Stage Green Grounds Sandy Canyon Dedede Resort Volcano Valley Necro Nebula
Stage 1 No No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No No
Stage 3 No No Yes No No
Stage 4 No No No No No
Stage 5 No Yes Yes Yes N/A
Stage 6 No No No No N/A
Stage 7 No No Yes No N/A
Stage 8 No No No No N/A
Stage 9 No No Yes No N/A
Stage 10 No No Yes No N/A
Stage 11 N/A No No Yes N/A
Boss Stage No No No No No

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Gordo in Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Gordo appears again in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, now with golden spikes, but otherwise unchanged from his previous appearances.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No No No Yes
Raisin Ruins Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Onion Ocean Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
White Wafers Yes Yes No Yes No
Nutty Noon Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Egg Engines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dangerous Dinner No No Yes N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Gordo makes an appearance in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game, looking and behaving the same way that he did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Sectra Gordo, as seen in Royal Road.

Gordos return in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, acting the same as before. A ghost variant, known as a Ghost Gordo, is introduced. It functions similarly to a Gordo but is invisible unless viewed through a mirror. An insectoid variant of the Gordo also exists in Royal Road.

Gordo also appears as an item in the sub-game Kirby Fighters, as the Gordo Ball.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No Yes No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Yes No No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A
Wild World No Yes Yes Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Endless Explosions No No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Royal Road Yes* No No Yes* Yes N/A Yes* No
*As Sectra Gordo

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

Gordo Balls being deployed in Kirby Fighters Deluxe

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Gordo reprises his role as the Gordo Ball item that he served in Kirby Fighters.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

In Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, Gordos appear in some of the courses as stationary hazards to be avoided. Here, they can come in significantly varying sizes.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

If you touch a Gordo, he'll definitely do damage. But I don't think he means to hurt anyone. I asked him once, and he just stared at me with those big eyes of his. Maybe he doesn't even know the answer...
— Figurine description of Gordo from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Gordo returns in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, serving the same purpose as usual. Notably, unlike most other games, there are lots of Gordos that are affected by gravity, falling when the blocks above them (or balloons they are hanging from) are removed. Like most other enemies in the game, Gordo gets his own figurine.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Gordo appears in the following locations:

Gordo locations in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse  
Green Valley Yellow Dunes Indigo Ocean Blue Sky Palace Orange Woodland Red Volcano Purple Fortress

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Kirby using one of the Bolt Catapults in Kirby: Planet Robobot, which is loaded with a big Gordo

Gordo returns again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, acting the same as in other titles. Additionally, this title features a novelty object known as the Bolt Catapult in a couple of stages. With the help of the Robobot Armor, Kirby can launch a giant Gordo from the catapult at various objects in the distance.

Gordo also appears as a sticker, using his art from Kirby Super Star.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No Yes Yes No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yes No Yes Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No Yes No Yes N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No Yes N/A No N/A
Access Ark No Yes No No No N/A Yes No

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash[edit]

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, Gordo does not appear as a regular enemy. Instead, he appears as a hazard, occasionally dropped by Whispy Woods during his Tougher encounters.

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Gordos make an appearance in Kirby's Blowout Blast, acting as an indestructible hazard that must be avoided as per usual. Due to not being defeatable, Gordos do not count toward the "Enemies Defeated" bonus.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Gordo in Kirby Star Allies

Gordos reappear in Kirby Star Allies, now in HD. In this game, Gordos can be defeated if an obstacle crushes them.

In addition to appearing in regular stages, Parallel Woods can drop Gordos from his canopy and Parallel Dedede can throw Gordos using his hammer during the battles against them.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Gordo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gordo locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen Yes
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon Yes
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara Yes
Echo's Edge Yes Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream Yes The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road Yes Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall Yes Extra Planet β Yes
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet No
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I Yes
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III Yes
Sector C Yes Dimension IV No*
Planet Earthfall Yes

*Even though Gordos don't appear directly in Dimension IV, Parallel Dedede can still hit them with his hammer.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

King Dedede & Meta Knight batting Gordos around in Kirby Fighters 2

Gordo plays a number of different roles in Kirby Fighters 2. He retains his previous role as an item in the form of the Gordo Ball. In addition, he is used as a stage hazard in the Gourmet Go Go and Dedede Arena stages, as well as being used in the boss fights against Twin Woods and the variants of King Dedede & Meta Knight.

In Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, there is a special item called the Anti-Gordo Charm, which Kirby can use to take less damage from Gordo Balls and other Gordo collisions.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Gordo in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Gordo appears as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, along with a new variant called Gordo Bar. In addition to his role as a regular enemy, he also plays a role in the attacks of Phantom Tropic Woods and Phantom King Dedede. Gordo also appears as a collectible figure and in the Tilt and Roll Kirby Sub-Game.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Gordo can be found in the following stages (this list does not include Gordo Bar):

Gordo locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand Yes
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria Yes The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel Yes Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis Yes Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors Yes Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Yes Forgo Plains No
A Trip to Alivel Mall Yes The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon Yes Forgo Bay Yes
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park Yes
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns Yes
Concrete Isles Yes Metro on Ice Yes Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit Yes Windy, Freezing Seas Yes Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks Yes The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Gordo in Kirby's Dream Buffet.

Gordo returns as an enemy in Kirby's Dream Buffet, here given the appearance of a jawbreaker to match the food motif. He retains his role as an invincible obstacle, and will stun Kirby for a moment if the two happen to collide. In addition to appearing in race modes, Gordo can also appear as a hazard in the minigame and Battle Royale stages.

Gordo also appears on a Character Treat, using his sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Gordos appear in several locations and settings in the Super Smash Bros. games, starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. King Dedede is able to use a special move involving Gordos in each game he appears in as a fighter. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he has a chance to throw a Gordo as part of his Waddle Dee Toss technique, which dealt major damage. In subsequent Smash Bros. games, this move was changed to Gordo Throw, which consistently involves Gordos, but with the added caveat of other fighters being able to knock them back using most attacks. In The Subspace Emissary, an enemy called Jyk can be found which operates exactly like a Gordo would, and looks similar. Gordo also appears as a sticker in this game and applies a +5 bonus to attack when used by any Kirby series fighter.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Gordos appear in Smash Run, acting as they always have, and serving as a hazard to be avoided. They can damage enemies in addition to the playable fighter, however.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Gordo appears as a spirit. Specifically, Gordo is an Advanced-level Shield-type spirit with no additional effects. He cannot be paired with any support spirits but has somewhat higher stats to compensate for this. His spirit battle involves fighting against three invisible King Dededes who continuously use the Gordo Throw move on the Green Greens stage.

Trophy Descriptions[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]
Gordo's Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl  
Name Image Games Description
Gordo Gordo Trophy.jpg Kirby's Dream Land - Kirby: Squeak Squad A creature that sits in one place and doesn't even try to move. They won't even budge if Kirby tries to inhale them - they're the definitive obstacle. In addition, they're covered in spikes so they damage whoever touches them. They're found stopped in groups, blocking narrow passageways, etc. Nothing's harder to get by than an encampment of Gordos.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]
Gordo's Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS  
Name Image Description
Gordo
GordoTrophy3DS.png
American English: These little guys from the Kirby series look like metal balls with eyes and eight sharp spikes. They can't be defeated, so don't waste your time. Instead, try pushing your enemies onto them! Watch for two different kinds: one moves along a set path, and the other stubbornly sits in place.


British English: These little guys from the Kirby series look like metal balls with eyes and eight sharp spikes. They can't be defeated, so don't waste your time. Instead, try pushing your enemies onto them! Look for the two different types: the ones that follow a set route and the ones that refuse to move.

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴルドー
Gorudō
Gordo
Chinese 黑刺球
Hēicìqiú
Black Spike Ball
French Minérisson Word play based off hérisson, hedgehog
German Gordow Gordow
Italian Bombospino
Korean 도르고
Doreugo
Anagram of "Gordo"
Brazilian Portuguese Espinhaldo Derived from "Espinho" (thorn)
European Portuguese Goldo[2] Goldo
Likely changed from the original because "gordo" means "fat" in Portuguese.
Spanish Gordo
Pinchamina (Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Gordincho (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
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From "pinchar" ('poke') + "mina" ('mine')
From "gordo" ('fat') + "pincho" ('spike')


References

  1. Name taken from Kirby's Pinball Land Instruction Booklet (American release), Page 9
  2. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U