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Artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land
Last Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Other Game(s) Kirby's Block Ball, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Weakness(es) The Mint Leaf, Kirby's Starship, Robobot Armor
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Kabula, originally known as Kaboola in her debut, is one of the many main bosses found throughout the Kirby series. She made her debut in Kirby's Dream Land and was seen again in Kirby's Block Ball, but did not reappear afterwards until Kirby Super Star Ultra. Her overall appearance resembles that of a large, orange blimp; although she originally did not possess a face, her most recent appearance depicts her with eyes, eyelashes, and a mouth with sharp fangs. Latched to her underside is a cannon, which projects small, black cannonballs.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Dream Land

Kirby's Dream Land artwork.

In her debut appearance, Kabula is battled at the end of the Float Islands stage, where she attacks Kirby mainly by firing black projectiles, sometimes three at a time, and occasionally charging at him. Kirby must dodge both attacks or he risks taking damage. In the Extra Mode, she shoots and moves faster.

Unlike the other iterations, Kabula is faceless.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

Kabula's image in the True Arena

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kabula's likeness possesses a face. She is also able to project Gordos, along with various other projectiles, such as Banzai Bill-like missiles and her normal cannonballs, and is now battled using the Starship. She is fought in Revenge of the King, in the Mt. Dedede Sky stage, and is also a boss in the True Arena.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Kabula makes a minor cameo in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In the background of the Scope Shot minigame, Kabulas can fly across the screen, and can be shot for extra points.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Core Kabula in Gigabyte Grounds.

Kabula makes a surprise appearance as a Boss in Stage 4 of Gigabyte Grounds. Known as Core Kabula, she emerges from a defeated C.O.G.S.. and engages Kirby, who fights her with his Robobot Armor's Jet Mode. Core Kabula has two cannons, one on top as well as below, and also has a built-in third main cannon inside the blimp, which can shoot flames. In addition, Core Kabula makes use of both the foreground and background to harass Kirby.

She can also fire Gordos from her cannons.

In The True Arena, Core Kabula is outfitted with even more dangerous weaponry, such as massive lasers and mass Gordo launchers.


Main article: Kabula's Theme

This track debuted in Kirby's Dream Land as the power-up music, playing when Kirby takes the Superspicy Curry or the Mint Leaf. Since then, this theme has been remixed several times for the boss battle with Kabula in her different forms.


  • Kabula's theme in Kirby Super Star Ultra is essentially a revamped remix of the Power-Up theme.
  • Kabula's original name, Kaboola, is most likely derived from "kaboom", the sound of an explosion.
  • The missiles that Kabula fires, as well as Kabula herself, bear a resemblance to Banzai Bills from the Mario series.
  • There is a little-known enemy in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble called Cloud Cannon which is similar in many ways to Kabula, though much weaker.
  • Even though she is technically female, Kaboola is sometimes called the Sky Lord. "Lord" is often used to refer to males.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カブーラー
German Kaboola[1] -


  1. Der Offizielle Nintendo Super Game Boy-Spieleberater (Nintendo, 1994, pg. 55)