Kabu

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Kabu
Kabu KCC artwork.png
Artwork of Kabu from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
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First game Kirby's Dream Land
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
Other game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Dekabu, Grumples, Colossal Kabu
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Kabu is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series. It has appeared in many games, beginning with Kirby's Dream Land. It appears to be a head-like being, made mostly of stone; usually crimson or silver in color. Its face consists of two holes in place of eyes, a sculpted nose, and a perpetually open mouth. In some games, however, Kabu is cubical.

Depending on the game, Kabu may attack in a large amount of ways, including jumping, sliding, flying, and even teleporting. Dekabu, a larger counterpart of Kabu, can also spit out Kabus. Kirby can inhale and swallow Kabus, but in turn, does not receive a Copy Ability.

Game appearances[edit]

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Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Kabu debuted along with Kirby in Kirby's Dream Land. Here, it can be found in the Float Islands level, in the caves. It can be found patrolling the walkways as well as nestled inside holes in the walls. It attacks by sliding into Kirby, and dropping down on him from above. It can also fade away, and reappear in different areas. In the Extra Game, it is replaced by Grumples.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kabu appears as an enemy again, with a similar attack pattern. It still has the ability to phase in and out of sight, though it does this less often than in its previous appearance.

Locations[edit]

Kabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kabu locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png*
Stage 4 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
*Appears only in Kirby's Adventure.

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Kabu (known here as Kaboo[1]) appears in the lowermost board of Wispy-Woods Land. Six of them are arranged around the board, with a Big Kaboo in the middle. The side Kaboos are worth 360 points each time they are bumped. When the side Kaboos are bumped, they retreat into the walls of the board, leaving a small nub that is worth 180 points when bumped. Once all six Kaboos have been bumped, the Big Kaboo disappears, leaving a Warp Star behind.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

Kabu appears as one of the four basic grounded enemy types in Kirby's Dream Course, with the others being Broomhatter, Waddle Dee and Squishy. Kabu continuously spins, but do not move at all. When hit, it does not grant any special abilities.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Kabu can be found in the following courses:

Kabu locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 2 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 3 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Hole 4 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Hole 5 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Hole 6 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hole 7 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Hole 8 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hole 2 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Hole 3 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hole 4 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 5 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Hole 6 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hole 7 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hole 8 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Kabu locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Hole 2 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Hole 3 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Hole 4 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 5 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 6 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hole 7 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 8 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Hole 3 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Hole 5 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Hole 6 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Hole 7 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Hole 8 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Kabu makes an appearance in this title, behaving in much the same way as it did in Kirby's Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

Kabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kabu locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Xmark.png

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Kabu appears as a pre-boss enemy in Stage 3 and is worth 5000 points when defeated. It then appears alongside a big Kabu in the boss room of the same stage.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kabu makes an appearance in Kirby Super Star and its remake; Kirby Super Star Ultra. In this game, Kabus may be seen warping in and out of visibility, and they may also occasionally launch like a rocket, leaving the area. Despite this odd behavior, they are as easy to defeat as any other common enemy, and do not have a lot of stamina. In Revenge of the King, Kabu is replaced by a similar enemy called Grumples.

Locations[edit]

Kabu can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Kabu locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Xmark.png
Float Islands Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Yescheck.png Floria Yescheck.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Yescheck.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Xmark.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Yescheck.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Yescheck.png Halfmoon Xmark.png
Crystal Xmark.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Yescheck.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Xmark.png Illusion Islands Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Xmark.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Yescheck.png

Kirby's Avalanche[edit]

In Kirby's Avalanche, Kabu is the sixth challenger Kirby must face. Despite its disadvantages, it acts cocky before the match begins.[2]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Kabu returns as a standard enemy in these games. Its abilities have been greatly toned down for this appearance, save for its tendency to spin around. Kabu is often seen being spat out by Dekabu.

Locations[edit]

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

Kabu locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Stage 5 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

KCC Kabu sprite.png Kabu appears in Kirby: Canvas Curse, appearing in a few stages. Here, it spins along the ground, and has its signature ability to vanish and reappear elsewhere.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kabu appears in the following locations:

Kabu locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
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Kabus are also conjured by Drawcia Sorceress in her boss fight, though these Kabu are a dark blue color.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Kabu appears in the Sub-Game Strato Patrol EOS as one of the opponents which the Kirbys can gun down. Four of them are split from a Dekabu when it is defeated.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kabu returns as a common enemy with attack patterns similar to previous games. They most often appear in ruins areas.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kabu locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Raisin Ruins Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Onion Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
White Wafers Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Nutty Noon Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Egg Engines Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Dangerous Dinner Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Kabu appears as a common enemy in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, unchanged in form and function from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Kabu appears just like it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It has the ability to move between the foreground and background by teleportation.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kabu locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Wild World Xmark.png {{}} Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Endless Explosions Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Royal Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Kabu returns unmechanized and the same as in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Kabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kabu locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Resolution Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Rhythm Route Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Access Ark Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Yescheck.png

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Kabu makes an appearance as a common enemy in Kirby's Blowout Blast, spinning around various patrol paths before being bested by Kirby, worth 100 base points when defeated.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Kabu in Kirby Star Allies

Kabu returns the same as it did in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Kabu can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kabu locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Xmark.png Falluna Moon Xmark.png
Donut Dome Yescheck.png Planet Misteen Xmark.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Xmark.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Yescheck.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Xmark.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Xmark.png Gabbel Moon Xmark.png
Nature's Navel Yescheck.png Star Lavadom Yescheck.png
Sacred Square Yescheck.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Xmark.png Jambandra Base Xmark.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Xmark.png Extra Planet α Yescheck.png
Eastern Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Yescheck.png Extra Planet γ Yescheck.png
Western Outer Wall Yescheck.png Extra Planet δ Yescheck.png
Inner Sanctum Xmark.png Ability Planet Xmark.png
Heavenly Hall Yescheck.png Dimension I Yescheck.png
Sector A Yescheck.png Dimension II Xmark.png
Sector B Yescheck.png Dimension III Yescheck.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Xmark.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya[edit]

Kabu's appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
Main article: Kabu (anime character)

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Kabu is a deity to the public. The citizens often ask it for guidance. It shelters the Warp Star, and the Star Warriors.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カブー
Kabū
Kabu
Chinese 石头怪
Shítou Guài
Stone Monster
German Kabu Kabu


References

  1. Name taken from Kirby's Pinball Land Instruction Booklet (American release), Page 9
  2. "Your road to glory ends here." - Kabu