Key Dee

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Key Dee
KSA Key Dee.jpg
A Key Dee from Kirby Star Allies carrying a Key.
Details
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
Other game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Waddle Dee, Gold Waddle Dee
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Key Dee[1] (known as Carry Dee and Wonkey in internal game data), is a brightly colored enemy that resembles a Waddle Dee, though it also sports a tail. These enemies first appeared in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and have appeared in all main series installments (and some spin-offs) since then. They are almost without exception seen carrying items, usually Keys.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Key Dee, called Carry Dee in this game, can be found in many stages, usually inside a closed chamber - starting in a place where Kirby cannot reach it. From here, some mechanism can usually be tripped to set the Key Dee free, where it will then run off with its Key. Kirby will have to chase down the Key Dee and intercept it before it falls into a bottomless pit or other hazard, taking the Key with it. Other times, Kirby will have to stop the Key Dee from using the Key on the wrong door.

Key Dees can move at various speeds, and have the ability to jump over certain obstacles when their path is blocked. They tend to fall off cliffs, though, so Kirby may have to make them a path in some instances. In Extra Mode, Key Dees generally move faster, making it harder for Kirby to keep up.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Carry Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

Carry Dee locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Raisin Ruins Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Onion Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
White Wafers Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Nutty Noon Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Egg Engines Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Dangerous Dinner Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Key Dee returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, performing the exact same function as in its previous appearance. However, some Key Dees, notably the ones found in Dededetour!, are white instead of gold. Key Dees can often be seen in the background, being a natural place where Kirby would not have immediate access to them.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Key Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

Key Dee locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Wild World Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Endless Explosions Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Royal Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Key Dee makes a few small appearances in Kirby: Planet Robobot, serving the same function as before, though instead of Keys, they carry Batteries. In one particular instance, Kirby has to guide an aspiring Key Dee through heavy traffic. When encountered in Meta Knightmare Returns, Key Dees are found with the same color scheme which exists in Dededetour!.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Key Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

Key Dee locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Resolution Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Rhythm Route Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Access Ark Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

In Kirby's Blowout Blast, Key Dee holds a golden coin, and will attempt to run off an edge either if Kirby gets too close, or takes too long to dispatch it. Defeating it will automatically confer the coin upon Kirby.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Key Dee returns in this title, doing its normal thing of carrying Keys. To help Key Dee reach its destination, Kirby and his friends can form a Friend Bridge and guide it across gaps. This title features Key Dees who do not have items at first, and is actually the first time they are seen being able to pick up items, instead of just starting with one in their hands.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Key Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

Key Dee locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Xmark.png Falluna Moon Xmark.png
Donut Dome Xmark.png Planet Misteen Yescheck.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Xmark.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Xmark.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Xmark.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Yescheck.png Gabbel Moon Yescheck.png
Nature's Navel Xmark.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Xmark.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Xmark.png Jambandra Base Xmark.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Xmark.png Extra Planet α Xmark.png
Eastern Wall Yescheck.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Xmark.png Extra Planet γ Xmark.png
Western Outer Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet δ Xmark.png
Inner Sanctum Xmark.png Ability Planet Xmark.png
Heavenly Hall Yescheck.png Dimension I Yescheck.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Xmark.png
Sector B Xmark.png Dimension III Yescheck.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Xmark.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォンキィ
Wonkī
Wonky


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