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Artwork of Keeby from Kirby's Dream Course
First appearance Kirby's Dream Course (1995)
Similar Kirby
Theme music

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Keeby[1] is the official nickname of the yellow Kirby who serves 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. Some fans speculate that these appearances of Yellow Kirby are Keeby, but no official source has stated that to be the case. Keeby was only used internally as a nickname by the developers of Kirby's Dream Course, and official material simply refers to him as a yellow Kirby. On the official website for the Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai gives the same nickname to Kirby's yellow palette swap in said game. 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