|“||This time we will succeed! Heavy Lobster, away!||”|
— Captain Vul about Heavy Lobster in Revenge of Meta Knight - Chapter 5, Kirby Super Star Ultra
Heavy Lobster is a boss and the Halberd's security guard in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. His strategy is running, walking, and clopping out unknown red goop that gives Kirby the Paint Copy Ability, miniature versions of himself (similar to Heavy Mole), and flames.
Hence his name, he is a golden, heavy machine, that resembles a lobster. He 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. His eye also gets covered with paint, so he attacks randomly instead of targeting Kirby.
|Heavy Lobster's video game appearances|
|Kirby Super Star||Boss|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Boss||As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, his role does not change.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Boss||Appears in the Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Appears as a collectible Keychain.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit||Appears as a primary spirit.|
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Heavy Lobster is fought twice in Revenge of Meta Knight. The first battle is interrupted by the Halberd taking off (which destroys Heavy Lobster), 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 him 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. Heavy Lobster is fought a third time in Milky Way Wishes, where he appears as the boss of Mekkai.
In Kirby Super Star Ultra, a number of presentational differences are made to the fights against Heavy Lobster. He is given a unique battle theme, and in Milky Way Wishes, he is silver and is fought in a factory making more Heavy Lobsters (which likely explains why he is fought another time in Revenge of Meta Knight after being destroyed by the Halberd’s thrusters). Heavy Lobster's battles in The Arena and Helper to Hero are identical to his battle in Milky Way Wishes.
In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Heavy Lobster also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
|Heavy Lobster's attacks in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra|
Heavy Lobster crouches down, then charges towards Kirby and offscreen.
Heavy Lobster opens his claws and flames shoot out for a while.
Heavy Lobster shoots a small version of himself, which can be inhaled and spat at him.
Heavy Lobster shoots a small blob that hops slowly across the stage. It can be inhaled for the Paint ability.
Heavy Lobster jumps off-screen and falls back down, creating stars. If Kirby is behind him, this is the machine's best way of turning around.
Kirby Mass Attack
Here, Heavy Lobster serves as the third boss in the Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball. He uses the same attacks as he does in Kirby Super Star and its remake, but can also turn invisible for some time, making him invincible.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Heavy Lobster appears as a randomly-appearing keychain, using his Kirby Super Star Ultra sprite.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Heavy Lobster appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a ★★ shield-type primary spirit with one support slot. His level 1 stats are 730 attack and 930 defense, and its level 99 stats are 2,940 attack and 3,740 defense.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|“||That monster is mechanical! Cook Kirby cannot stop it!||”|
— Meta Knight regarding Heavy Lobster in Combat Kirby
Heavy Lobster appears as a monster in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode Combat Kirby. Here, it is sent by eNeMeE to destroy the Halberd before it has a chance to reach his fortress, arriving through a pod that latches on to Meta Knight's battleship. Once it arrives, Heavy Lobster proceeds to storm the halls of the ship and make its way toward the main engine room while the crew tries to stop it. Initial attacks via missile launcher and Cook Kirby fail to subdue it, but it is defeated at the last possible moment when Kirby uses the Ice Copy Ability to freeze it, allowing a missile blast to shatter the monster.
Heavy Lobster is largely the same in terms of appearance and size as it is in the games. Its powers are slightly different, however, as it attacks mainly by shooting explosive laser blasts from its claws and melting walls with its heat ray. Unlike in the games, Heavy Lobster is not defeated using the Paint ability, but the Ice ability instead.
Heavy Lobster busts through the prison cell, allowing King Dedede and Escargoon to escape.
- Heavy Lobster is very similar to Heavy Mole. They are both gold robots, have similar names, and 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 she "fits the shooting sequences better".
Heavy Lobster wrecks the Halberd as he pursues Kirby in Revenge of Meta Knight.
Sprite of Heavy Lobster in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Sprite of Heavy Lobster, after being blinded by Paint Kirby
Kirby Card Swipe card from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Keychain from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Langosta Pesada||Heavy Lobster|