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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 Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
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
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
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 which debuted in Kirby's Dream Land. He resembles a large yellow bear and walks on all fours. Additionally, he wears a headband, and on his back, he sports a pair of red stripes. In early appearances, he is a standard enemy, but his first 3D appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe marks him as a large enemy.

Game appearances[edit]

Grizzo's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Dream Land Enemy
Kirby Super Star Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy Reprises its role from Kirby Super Star.
Kirby's Epic Yarn Enemy
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Appears in Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby Super Star.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy Grizzo's first 3D appearance.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy
Kirby's Blowout Blast Enemy
Kirby Star Allies Enemy
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Enemy Reprises its role from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears on a Character Treat.

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Kirby encountering a Grizzo being ridden by Poppy Bros. Jr. in Kirby's Dream Land

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 / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Grizzo charging at Kirby in Kirby Super Star Ultra.

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 they cannot carry other enemies anymore, Grizzos are now stronger, taking multiple hits to be defeated. However, 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 Yes RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains Yes 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 Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

In Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Grizzos appear solely 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.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

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

Grizzo returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, though somewhat infrequently. He moves and attacks in a similar manner to his earlier appearances, but can only be Super Inhaled. He is often seen sleeping, blocking off certain desirable paths or positions.

Grizzo is also depicted as two keychains, one using his sprite from Kirby's Dream Land and the other using his sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.


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 Kirby: Planet Robobot, unchanged in function from his 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

In Kirby Star Allies, Grizzo returns unchanged from his 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

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Grizzo does not appear directly in Kirby's Dream Buffet, but he can be seen on a Character Treat depicting his sprite from Kirby's Dream Land.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Grizzo briefly appears as a cameo in the second volume of the Kirby novel series, Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!. Here, his physical appearance is identical to his game design. He appears wandering in the darkness of the Gloomy Woods area within Dream Land during the night, where he comes face-to-face with King Dedede, who had become lost in the woods. Grizzo threatens him and prepares to attack, but is quickly dealt with after Dedede mistakenly smacks him in the dark, scaring him off. Grizzo is not seen again after this.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グリゾー
Chinese 头带熊
Tóu dài xióng
Headband Bear
Dutch Grizzo -
French Grizzlee Grizzly
German Grizzo -
Italian Grizzo -
Korean 그리조
Portuguese Grizzo -
Russian Гриззо[1]
Spanish Grizzo -