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KDL Grumples artwork.png
Artwork of Grumples from Kirby's Dream Land.
First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Big Kabu, Kabu
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Grumples is an obscure enemy from Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It vaguely resembles Kabu, but has a meaner face and a different shape. Grumples floats and, like Kabu, can vanish and later reappear out of nowhere. It can be inhaled by Kirby, but grants no Copy Ability when swallowed. Grumples is similar in look and color to Kabu, though its face is notably more dour (hence the name Grumples, similar to the word 'grumpy'). Grumples also has more angular features, with its head tapering into a point in its artwork and in Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Grumples acts similar to Kabu, rolling along the floor and phasing in and out of sight to appear somewhere else. Despite the altered look, Grumples is not much faster than Kabu, nor does it have any more durability.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Kirby encountering a Grumples in the Float Islands stage.

Grumples first appears in Kirby's Dream Land, appearing in the Extra Game of Float Islands and replacing Kabu. It acts much the same as Kabu, but deals two points of damage instead of just one. Grumples is worth 400 points when defeated.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Grumples appears in Revenge of the King, in the Illusion Islands and Crash Clouds stages. It has all of the same abilities as Kabu, and moves much more erratically, able to float around and fall very quickly. Grumples does not appear in the original Kirby Super Star.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グランプルス[1]