|“||Unthinkable! He beat that one, too?!||”|
— King Dedede after Kirby defeats Grand Wheelie in Revenge of the King, Kirby Super Star Ultra
Grand Wheelie is a Mid-Boss and a larger variant of a Wheelie. It first appears in Kirby's Adventure. The main difference with Grand Wheelie's appearance is its large, pink metallic eyelid. Its design was changed for Kirby: Triple Deluxe, where it more closely resembles a Wheelie helper from Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Grand Wheelie is encountered several times. Its main attack is to speed towards Kirby. To damage it, Kirby must attack it with a Copy Ability or wait until it tip over on its side, releasing a smaller Wheelie which can be inhaled and spat back at the large tire. In addition to these attacks, Grand Wheelie also jumps up and down in place on occasion, which does not harm Kirby unless he directly touches it, but may enable the Mid-Boss to dodge attacks directed at it. When swallowed after its defeat, Grand Wheelie gives Kirby the Wheel ability.
In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Grand Wheelie can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Grand Wheelie 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|
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Grand Wheelie reappears in Kirby Super Star Ultra, an enhanced remake of Kirby Super Star, as one of the new additions not found in the original game. In this game, it is encountered in the Revenge of the King mode, appearing in Crash Clouds and The Revenge. It also appears in The True Arena as part of "True Mid-Boss All-Stars". Grand Wheelie looks and attacks similarly as in its Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land appearance, the main difference being that the smaller Wheelies it creates now award Kirby the Wheel ability when swallowed.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
After many years of absence, Grand Wheelie reappears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, sporting a new look which features a yellow tire crest and some exhaust pipes, similar to the Wheelie Bike. Its move-set is largely the same as before, though it gains a number of aerial spinning maneuvers as well, which it can do from the background. There is a tougher red variant called Grand Wheelie DX, appearing in Endless Explosions - Stage 7 EX, Dededetour!, and The True Arena.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Grand Wheelie can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Grand Wheelie 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|
Credits picture from Dededetour! in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, featuring Grand Wheelie DX flattening King Dedede
Names in other languages
|French||Grand Roulli||Grand Wheelie|
|German||Super-Wheelie (Kirby's Adventure)
Mega-Wheelie (Kirby Super Star Ultra onward)
|Italian||Gran Ruotaccio||Great Wheelie|
|Spanish||Gran Wheelie||Big Wheelie|