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Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 3
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Barracu, Gussa, Gobbler
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This article is about the shark-like enemy from Kirby's Dream Land 3, and should not be confused with Knuckle Joe.

Joe is a small turquoise shark-like foe who can be sparsely found in pools of water around Popstar, patrolling the waters by itself. Aside from the color and diminutive stature, Joe resembles a great white shark in look and behavior. If Kirby or another playable character gets too near, Joe will bite down on them, dealing damage without being damaged in return, unlike most other enemies. Joe can be inhaled, but will grant no Copy Ability when swallowed.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

DL3 Joe Sprite.png Joe makes its first any only video game appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It can be found very rarely in pools of water, and swims back and forth. It makes little attempt to actively pursue Kirby or his friends, so they should have little problem avoiding Joe in most situations.


In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Joe can be found in the following levels and stages:

Joe locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
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In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Joe as it appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Joe makes a cameo appearance in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode A Fish Called Kine. Here, it is much larger than its video game counterpart, and helps defend the rainbow coral reef. After Tornado Kirby destroys King Dedede's submarine, the King and Escargoon are dumped into the middle of the ocean, where Joe appears to exact its revenge on them for damaging the reef.

A large group of Joes also appear in the episode Island of the Lost Warrior, where they serve the same role.