Heavy Lobster

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Official art of Heavy Lobster from Kirby Super Star.
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Other Game(s) Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack
Similar to Heavy Mole
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Heavy Lobster is a boss and the Halberd's security guard in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. Its strategy is running, walking, and clopping out unknown red goop that gives Kirby the paint ability, minature versions of itself (simliar to Heavy Mole), and flames.

Appearance

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Hence its name, it is a golden, heavy machine, that resembles a lobster. It has wing-like projections on top, which do not seem to serve a purpose; green (when not aggressive) and red (when aggressive) eyes; and a booster on the back. Heavy Lobster is not always gold. In all battles off the Halberd, Heavy Lobster is silver, and when Kirby uses the paint ability on it, Heavy Lobster turns red. Its eye also gets covered with paint, so it attacks randomly instead of targeting Kirby.

Attacks

Heavy Lobster's attacks
Attack Description
Charge
Heavy Lobster crouches down, then charges towards Kirby and offscreen.
Flame Claw
Heavy opens his claws and flames shoot out for a while.
Mini Lobster
Heavy Lobster shoots a small version of himself, which can be inhaled and spat at him.
Paint Blob
Heavy shoots a small blob that hops slowly across the stage. It can be inhaled for the paint ability.
Leap
He jumps off-screen and falls back down, creating stars. If Kirby is behind him, this is Heavy's best way of turning around.

Battles

Revenge of the Meta Knight

Heavy Lobster is fought twice in Revenge of Meta Knight. The first battle is interrupted by the Halberd taking off, but Heavy Lobster is fought and defeated later. His explosion knocks off the Halberd's left wing.

During the second fight with Heavy Lobster, if Kirby uses the Paint ability, he can blind the beast, making it unable to aim properly. The crew of the halberd will comment on this in dismay, in an exchange that can be considered an easter egg.

Milky Way Wishes

Heavy Lobster is fought a third time in Milky Way Wishes, but this time he is silver. The background of his battle shows a factory making more Heavy Lobsters.

The Arena/Helper to Hero

Heavy Lobster's battles in the Arena and Helper to Hero are identical to his battle in Milky Way Wishes.

Meta Knightmare Ultra

Oddly, Meta Knight fights his own robot in Meta Knightmare Ultra (although it is possible Heavy Lobster is owned by Captain Vul).


In the anime

Anime Heavy Lobster.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Heavy Lobster is a monster owned by Nightmare, rather than working for the Meta Knights. He is the last monster Kirby defeats before he fights Nightmare, and is fought in episode 99.

Trivia

  • Heavy Lobster is fought more times than Meta Knight in all of Kirby Super Star and its remake.
    • In fact, he is fought more than any member of the Meta-Knights (except normal enemies)!
  • Despite having exploded after the take off of the Halberd, he is fought again in Revenge of Meta Knight. They may have more than one Heavy Lobster, as seen in the background of his second and third battles.
  • Heavy Lobster is the only normal boss (not a final boss of a mode) to have his own theme.
  • Heavy Lobster is very similar to Heavy Mole. Not only are they each a "heavy", gold robot, they shoot miniature versions of themselves.
  • On Miiverse, questions concerning Heavy Lobster's absence in Kirby: Planet Robobot were addressed on September 7, 2016, in the third and final Ask-a-Thon. Kabula was chosen instead because it "fits the shooting sequences better".