Kabu

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Kabu
Kabu KCC artwork.png
Artwork from Kirby: Canvas Curse
Details
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 Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection
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

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Kirby's Dream Land

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

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

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
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*Appears only in Kirby's Adventure.

Kirby's Pinball Land

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Kabu appears in the lowermost board of Wispy-Woods Land. Six of them are arranged around the board, with a seventh in the middle (referred to as 'Big Kabu' despite not actually being larger in size). The Big Kabu is worth 480 points each time it is bumped into, and the others are worth 360 points. When the side Kabus are bumped, they retreat into the walls of the board, leaving a small nub that is worth 180 points when bumped into. Once all six side Kabus have retreated, the Big Kabu in the middle disappears, leaving a star-shaped launcher behind.

Kirby's Dream Course

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Kirby's Block Ball

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

Kirby Super Star

Kirby's Avalanche

In Kirby's Avalanche, Kabu is the sixth challenger Kirby must face. Despite its disadvantages, it acts cocky before the match begins.[1]

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Kirby Super Star Ultra

In Kirby Super Star, and its remake, Kabu is likewise a common enemy, with the same previous attack patterns.

Kirby Mass Attack

Kabu appears in the Sub-Game Strato Patrol EOS as one of the opponents which the Kirbys can gun down. It does not possess any significant abilities.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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.

Kirby's Dream Collection

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Kirby Star Allies

Anime

Main article: Kabu (anime)

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.

References

  1. "Your road to glory ends here." - Kabu

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