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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 float and, like Kabu, can vanish and later reappear out of nowhere. They can be inhaled by Kirby, but grant no Copy Ability when swallowed.
Appearance and behavior
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 tapiring into a point 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.
Kirby's Dream Land
Grumples first appears in this title, appearing in the Extra Game of Float Islands and replacing Kabu. They act much the same as Kabu, but deal two points of damage instead of just one. Grumples is worth 400 points when defeated.
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.
Kirby's Dream Land sprite
Kirby Super Star Ultra sprite