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Hatched Chick

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Hatched Chick
KDL2 Crack-Tweet artwork.png
Artwork of Hatched Chick from Kirby's Dream Land 2.
First game Kirby's Pinball Land (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Toy Box
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Twizzy, Cappy
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Hatched Chick (also known as Crack-Tweet or just Chick) is an enemy which appears in very early Kirby games, first appearing in Kirby's Pinball Land. It resembles a small, yellow chick not unlike Twizzy, which possesses a red beak and feet, as well as three strands of hair on its head. It is initially found in a white egg with a horizontal crack running through it. When hatched, Hatched Chick can also be distinguished from Twizzy in that Hatched Chick has a proportionally smaller head and more frizzy appearance.

While inside the egg, Hatched Chick does nothing but make small hops. If it falls a certain distance or Kirby attacks it in this state, the egg breaks, causing the chick to hatch from it. The shell may also be removed by inhaling it. Outside of it, the bird is able to make small jumps, as well as flap its wings to slow down its fall and attempt to fly over obstacles it runs into. Exposed, a Hatched Chick can be defeated instantly by any attack.

Game appearances[edit]

Hatched Chick's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Pinball Land Bumper Known here as Chick.
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Enemy Known here as Crack-Tweet.
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy
Kirby's Toy Box Bumper
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears on a Character Treat. Now known as Hatched Chick.

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land, three Hatched Chicks (known here as simply Chick[1]) appear at the top of the Poppy Brothers' Land stage. They start out inside their eggs, and each hit they receive from Kirby causes the egg to crack, then be removed. If a Junior Poppy Brothers gets to the egg however, they will kick it and reset it. Once Chick is free from its egg, it will exit through a doorway. Once all three have done so, they will re-appear carrying items. One of these is the Warp Star that will take Kirby to the boss board.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Kirby attacking a Crack-Tweet still in its egg using Parasol from Kirby's Dream Land 2.

KDL2 Crack Tweet sprite.png Hatched Chick (here known as Crack-Tweet) appears as a common enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 2, showing up mainly in Grass Land. Crack-Tweet's egg is worth 200 points if destroyed by Kirby and 100 if he inhales it. Additionally, the chick itself is worth 300 points when attacked and 150 when inhaled. Neither grants Kirby a Copy Ability when swallowed.


Crack-Tweet can be found in the following levels and stages:

Crack-Tweet locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No No Yes No No No
Stage 3 Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes No No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

KBBa Crack-Tweet sprite.png In Kirby's Block Ball, Hatched Chick appears as a common enemy, and is worth 600 points when defeated. Here, it appears without its egg. It drops a food item on defeat.

Kirby's Toy Box[edit]

Hatched Chick is an orbit target in Kirby's Toy Box - Pinball. If Kirby, who acts as the pinball, passes through its egg shell four times, it fully hatches and awards the player with 1000 points. In that case, it flies off the screen and respawns at the same spot.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Hatched Chick appears as one of the collectible Character Treats, using its artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 2. It also appears on the "Kirby's Pinball Land (1)" treat alongside Kirby and Poppy Bros. Jr.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒヨコ[2](Kirby's Pinball Land)
クラックツイート (Kirby's Dream Land 2)
kurakku tsuīto
Chinese 破壳小鸡
Pò ké xiǎo jī
Hatched Chick
Dutch Kuiken Chick
French Poussin Chick
German Küken Chick
Italian Pulcino Chick
Korean 크랙 트위트
keulaeg teuwiteo
Crack Tweet
Portuguese Pintinho Chick
Spanish Pollito Chick


  1. Name taken from Kirby's Pinball Land Instruction Booklet (American release), Page 13
  2. Name taken from Kirby of the Stars Character Encyclopedia (JP) - Page 62