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KSSU Grizzo art.jpg
Artwork of Grizzo from Kirby Super Star Ultra
First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Galbel, Nruff
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That pink headband means business! Grizzo will charge you with all his might!
— Patch Plaza description of Grizzo from Kirby's Epic Yarn

Grizzo is an enemy that resembles a large bear, which walks on all fours and wears a headband. On its back, it sports a pair of stripes of a darker color than the rest of its fur. In early appearances, it is a standard enemy, but its first 3-D appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe marks it as a large enemy.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Grizzos first appear in Kirby's Dream Land. Here, their official artwork shows them to be light blue with a yellow headband, as well as omitting their stripes, although the latter are clearly visible in the enemy's sprite. Grizzos are only encountered in Green Greens, where they hop around, reducing Kirby's health by two bars should they manage to collide with him. They are sometimes seen bearing Poppy Bros. Jr.s on their back, which does not change their behavior.

Defeating a Grizzo that is being used as a mount enables the rider to continue on its own; likewise, inhaling or otherwise eliminating the rider does not harm the Grizzo. Despite their large size, Grizzos can be inhaled just as easily as most other enemies, and only take a single hit to defeat.

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Grizzos reappear as common enemies. Here, they are usually depicted with pale yellow fur, as well as red or pink headbands and stripes. They are often found sleeping, though most of them wake up once attacked. When awake, they act similarly to their Kirby's Dream Land incarnation, but are able to charge at Kirby at a very high speed. While the cannot carry other enemies anymore, Grizzos now possess an enormous amount of health, which can make them very time-consuming to defeat. Hopwever, in spite of their sturdiness, Kirby can inhale them as easily as most other enemies, although he receives no Copy Ability by swallowing them.

In the Revenge of the King stage of Kirby Super Star Ultra, Grizzos are replaced by the tiger-like Galbels.


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

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

Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn[edit]

Grizzos appear in Whispy's Forest late in the game. They behave similarly to their previous incarnations in the Kirby franchise. Here, however, they can charge through Star Blocks.


Grizzo can be found only in Whispy's Forest.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Grizzo's in-game appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Grizzo returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, though somewhat infrequently. It moves and attacks in a similar manner to earlier appearances, but can only be inhaled after an extended time into the inhale. It is often seen sleeping, blocking off certain desirable paths or positions.


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

Grizzo 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 No No Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No Yes No Yes N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Endless Explosions No No No {{}} No N/A No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No N/A No No

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Grizzo returns in this installment, unchanged in function from its previous appearance. There are some cyborg variants, however.


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

Grizzo 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 No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road Yes No No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No No No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Rhythm Route Yes Yes No No No N/A Yes N/A
Access Ark No No No No No N/A No No

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Grizzo in Kirby Star Allies

Grizzo returns unchanged from previous appearances and cannot be made into a friend.


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

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グリゾー
German Grizzo -
European Portuguese Grizzo[1] -


  1. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (Poppy Bros. Jr. trophy description)