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Kabu KCC artwork.png
Artwork from Kirby: Canvas Curse
Debut 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's Return to Dream Land, 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

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kabu appears as an enemy again, with a similar attack pattern.

Kirby's Pinball Land

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Kabu appears in the Whispy Woods Stage. Once Kirby pounds six Kabus, a Dekabu will appear.

Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3

Kabu also appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3, portrayed as an enemy.

Kirby Super Star and Super Star Ultra

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

Kirby's Avalanche

In Kirby's Avalanche, Kabu is the sixth challenger Kirby must face. Despite its disadvantages, it acts cocky at the beginning of the race.[1]

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.


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.


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