Keeby 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.
Officially, Keeby only appears in Kirby's Dream Course, but generic yellow Kirbys have made appearances in multiple other games:
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - as the second available color of Kirby in minigames
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - as the second player in minigames and the multiplayer mode
- Kirby Air Ride - as the second available color of Kirby
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror - as the second player in minigames and the multiplayer mode
- Kirby: Squeak Squad - as the second player in minigames
- Kirby Super Star Ultra - as the second player in Ultra-exclusive minigames plus Gourmet Race in multiplayer
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land - as the second player
- Kirby Fighters / Kirby Fighters Deluxe / Kirby Fighters 2 - as the second available color of Kirby
- Team Kirby Clash / Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash - as the second player
- Kirby Battle Royale - as the second available color of Kirby
- Kirby Star Allies - as the second 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.
- 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 (Kusa mochi Kirby). Kusa mochi (literally "grass mochi") is a green Japanese sweet.
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