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KatRC Grinkey Figurine.png
Screenshot of the Grinkey Figurine.
First game Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (2015)
Related entities Key
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Some enemies do it for the respect, but Grinkey is in it for the thrill of the chase. He spends so much time running away from people who want to unlock doors that he never remembers to lock his own door.
— Figurine description of Grinkey from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Grinkey is an enemy which made his first appearance in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. He flies around erratically, trying to avoid Kirby. It takes three hits from Kirby's Touch Dash or Waddle Dee's spear to defeat Grinkey, upon which he becomes a regular Key, along with rewarding 500 points and 3 Point Stars.


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

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トレッキー
German Schlügri From "Schlüssel" (key) and "grinsen" (grin)
Italian Ghignave Combination of the words "ghigno" (grin) and "chiave" (Key)