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Artwork of Keeby from Kirby's Dream Course
First appearance Kirby's Dream Course (1995)
Other appearance(s) Various (Kirby series)
Super Smash Bros. series
Related character(s) Kirby
Theme music


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Keeby[1] is the official nickname of the yellow Kirby of his species who debuted as the second player character in Kirby's Dream Course. Keeby is also often used by fans to refer to other yellow Kirby appearances in the Kirby series.

Keeby is bright yellow with large blue eyes and orange feet. Like Kirby, he is also able to obtain Copy Abilities, and plays exactly the same in every respect to his pink counterpart.

Game Appearances[edit]

Officially, Keeby only appears in Kirby's Dream Course, but generic yellow Kirbys have made appearances in multiple other games:


  • Keeby's color scheme may be a reference to how Shigeru Miyamoto imagined Kirby to be colored yellow before Masahiro Sakurai decided that he should be pink.
  • On the official website for the Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai refers to Kirby's yellow palette swap as Keeby. He also gives a similar nickname to Green Kirby: くさもちカービィ[2] (Kusa mochi Kirby). Kusa mochi (literally "grass mochi") is a green Japanese sweet.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キービィ[2]
Combination of:
  • 黄色きいろ (kīro, yellow)
  • カービィ (Kābii, Kirby)


  1. "The development team nicknamed this character "Keeby," a play on words from the Japanese word for "yellow."" –Kirby's Dream Collection booklet (Nintendo), pg. 24
  2. 2.0 2.1 Super Smash Bros. (64) official website (JP) - Secrets of fighters' alternative colors