|“||Hey, hey, heeey! Are you really that strong? Let me test your real skill!||”|
— Gryll in the SNES version of Kirby's Star Stacker (unofficial translation)
Gryll is the final boss of the SNES version of Kirby's Star Stacker. This boss appears after the credits roll in the main game, as a surprise encounter if Kirby managed to beat all his previous foes without losing once, and is the most difficult challenge in the game. Gryll appears to be some sort of space-traveling witch who flies around on a broomstick. Their exact gender is unknown, as none of their appearances use gendered terms (which is much more often the case in the series' Japanese text).
Gryll has three onion minions named Sugar, Salt, and Pepper, which they bring with them to challenge Kirby. Unlike the other opponents, Kirby battles Gryll in outer space. Gryll attacks Kirby by thwacking him with their broomstick.
|Gryll's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom)||Secret final boss|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Reference||Appears as a sticker|
|Kirby Star Allies||Cameo||Appears in a Stone transformation and in the "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture.|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Cameo||Appears as a Character Treat.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit|
Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES)
Gryll makes their debut in the Kirby's Star Stacker remake as the surprise final boss in the Story Mode. They are fought after the staff credits if Kirby didn't lose a single match prior, and their only motivation seems to be challenging Kirby to test his skill. The round is very similar to the prior one with King Dedede, with the difficulty set at "Super Hard" on the Amateur setting and "Insane" on Professional difficulty. The board also starts piled fairly high with blocks, with more than half of them being Hard Blocks. After clearing the round, Gryll admits defeat amidst a pile of blocks and the game is truly over.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Gryll appears as a primary spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and can be obtained via World of Light, by battling the spirit in the Spirit Board, or by purchasing the spirit from the Shop. Gryll is a novice level grab-type spirit, with level 1 stats of 527 attack and 431 defense, plus 2,636 attack and 2,156 defense when leveled up to level 99. The spirit has one support slot. The Spirit battle pits the player against a Jigglypuff.
- On page 58 of the Japan-exclusive art book 20th Anniversary Kirby Pupupu Encyclopedia, Gryll is referred to in English as "Grill".
- A Gryll-inspired gear for Beam Mage was considered for Super Kirby Clash, but it was scrapped.
- Gryll introduces themselves with "Hey, hey, hey!" the same way Marx does, though this is likely a coincidence.
Gryll is featured in the middle of the Bad Boss Brothers Celebration Picture in Kirby Star Allies
Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Gryll
|Quotes from Gryll in Kirby's Star Stacker|
Names in other languages
|Traditional Chinese||魔法師古利魯 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
考盧 (Kirby's Dream Buffet)
考 (kǎo) means to test or to examine.
|Simplified Chinese||魔法师古利鲁 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)|
考盧 (Kirby's Dream Buffet)
- Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate