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KDL3 Keke artwork.png
Artwork of Keke from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Latest game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Copy Ability Clean
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 72.png
Similar entities Broom Hatter, Bukiset, Haboki
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Keke, originally spelled KeKe[1], is an enemy who first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and later appeared in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. She is a humanoid with shaggy white hair, black ears resembling those of a cat, a long, black or purple robe, and white or red shoes. She rides on a flying broom, in the same manner as a stereotypical witch.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

KDL3 Keke sprite.png
In-game sprite.

KeKe makes her first game appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 3, drifting vaguely towards Kirby when present. She gives the Clean ability when she or her broom is inhaled. If inhaled normally, only KeKe's broom will be inhaled, but attacking or bumping into KeKe's broom causes it to explode, allowing KeKe herself to be inhaled. Defeating KeKe causes her to roll away (like Ado and Adeleine do upon their defeat), but she can still damage Kirby if she collides with him.


In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Keke can be found in the following levels and stages:

Keke locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No No Yes Yes
Stage 2 Yes No Yes No No
Stage 3 No Yes No No No
Stage 4 No No No Yes No
Stage 5 No No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 6 No Yes No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

K64 Keke Sprite.png Keke only appears in the background of a few stages in Kirby 64. Her role as a background character means she cannot be interacted with, but she also has her own Enemy Info Card, with the number 72.


Keke can be found in the following levels and stages:

Keke locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No No No No Yes No No
Stage 2 No No No No Yes Yes N/A
Stage 3 No No No No No No N/A
Stage 4 N/A Yes No No No N/A N/A


  • Keke's name and design may be inspired by the titular protagonist of the Japanese animated film Kiki's Delivery Service, which is based on a novel by the same name. Apart from both characters having similar names and riding on a broom, Keke's robe resembles that worn by Kiki. Her cat-like ears, which resemble Kiki's hair ribbon, are also likely in reference to Kiki's familiar, a black cat named Jiji.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケケ


  1. Kirby's Dream Land 3 instruction booklet. Page 16.