Keeby (キービィ Kībii) is the official nickname of the yellow Kirby of his species who debuted as the 2-Player 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.
The following lists the titles in which yellow Kirby appears, whether he is officially called Keeby or not:
- Kirby's Dream Course - as the 2-Player
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - as the second available color of Kirby in minigames
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - as the 2-Player in minigames and the multiplayer mode
- Kirby Air Ride - as the second available color of Kirby
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror - as the 2-Player in minigames and the multiplayer mode; as the Yellow Spray Paint for any player
- Kirby: Squeak Squad - as the 2-Player in minigames; as the Yellow Spray Paint
- Kirby Super Star Ultra - as the 2-Player in Ultra-exclusive minigames plus Gourmet Race in multiplayer
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land - as the 2-Player Kirby
- Kirby Fighters / Kirby Fighters Deluxe - as the second available color of Kirby
- Team Kirby Clash / Team Kirby Clash Deluxe - as the 2-Player
- Kirby: Battle Royale - as the second available color of Kirby
- Kirby Star Allies - as the 2-Player in minigames
- Super Smash Bros. series - as the second available color of Kirby
- 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.
- Green Kirby also has an official nickname: くさもちカービィ (Kusa mochi Kirby). Kusa mochi (literally "grass mochi") is a green Japanese sweet.
Keeby's in-game sprite
in Kirby's Dream Course
Names in other languages
- "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)
- Super Smash Bros. (64) official website (JP) - Secrets of fighters' alternative colors