Grand Wheelie

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Grand Wheelie
Grand Wheelie.png
Artwork of Grand Wheelie from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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Debut game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Other game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Super Star Ultra
Copy Ability Wheel
Similar to Wheelie
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

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

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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.

Besides being found in various level parts, Grand Wheelie is the opponent competed against in Butter Building's arena, yielding its ability and a Maxim Tomato upon its defeat.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

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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 stage. Grand Wheelie looks and attacks similarly as in its 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[edit]

A Grand Wheelie from 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.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Korean 그랜드 타이어맨
Geuraendeu Taieomaen
Grand Tireman