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In-game artwork of Kracko from Super Kirby Clash
First game Kirby's Dream Land
Latest game Super Kirby Clash
Other game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Relative(s) (see section below)
Theme music

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Kracko is a recurring boss in the Kirby series. He resembles a large floating cloud, but it has a single eyeball in his center and small spikes on his fringes. In every iteration, Kracko's signature attack is his ability to shoot lightning bolts, fire beams from his eye, and generate various minions from his body (usually Waddle Doos or Co-Krackos). He also has a weaker, more premature form called Kracko Jr..

Much like Whispy Woods, Kracko is one of the most iconic entities in the Kirby series, appearing in some form in the majority of games. While he is typically mute, and his motivations unknown, Kracko is sometimes given a voice, though he does not say anything particularly important. Kracko is sometimes referred to as the "lord of the sky" or the "cloud-spirit ruler", and has gone through many variations on his appearance over the course of the series.

Varieties and relatives of Kracko

Being such an iconic enemy, Kracko has had many off-shoots and spin-off variations. The following lists each one along with close relatives:

Battle Style

Kracko's attacks vary depending on the game, but this table describes the recurring attacks that it uses.

All listed attack names are conjectural.

Kracko's Attacks
Attack Description
Enemy Drop Kracko animates quickly, then drops one of several common enemies, the most common being Waddle Doo. This is his most common attack in combat.
Beam Kracko shoots two harmful beam whips that rotate quickly around himself. He can also shoot four beam whips in some games.
Tackle Kracko swoops towards Kirby across the entire screen. In some games, it may also spin twice to increase the attack's range, similar to a W-letter path.
Lightning Sweep Kracko sweeps quickly across the screen while shooting lightning at the ground. Covers the entire arena floor.
Rainstorm Kracko flies above Kirby and attempts to rain on him. This may hit multiple times in many later games. Kirby can hold an umbrella over his head to negate this.
Co-Kracko Kracko releases a smaller version of himself, a Co-Kracko, to attack.
Energy Beams Starting from Kirby Triple Deluxe, Kracko goes in the background and rapid-fires energy beams from left to right and right to left and in some games, left and right to middle.


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Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land.

Kirby's Dream Land

Kracko makes his debut as the third boss of the stage Bubbly Clouds. In this stage his juvenile form, Kracko Jr. also appears as a mini-boss. Kracko himself has 6 HP, while his Kracko Jr. form has 3. Kracko summons Waddle Doos and uses a variety of Beam attacks.

In Extra mode, he charges faster and drops bombs.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Kirby battling Kracko with the Hi-Jump ability in Nightmare in Dream Land

Kracko appeared as the fourth boss of Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, in the level Grape Garden. He starts out as Kracko Jr..

At the start of the battle, Kracko Jr. can be seen in the air, and a Starman appears to the right. Kirby must inhale it for the Hi-Jump ability and ascend through the layers of cloud. Kirby must be quick, as Kracko Jr. destroys the cloud layers one-by-one, and Kirby will lose a stock if he falls back down. Once Kirby reaches the top, Kracko Jr. morphs into Kracko and the fight begins.

Kracko attacks by shooting beams from his body, spitting out Starmen and swooping about, often shooting lightning in the process. To hurt Kracko, Kirby can spit the Starmen back at him, or use Hi-Jump to tackle the boss. Once Kracko is defeated, it explodes, leaving behind the fourth Star Rod piece for Kirby to collect.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Kracko appears as the boss of Kracko Land after transforming from Kracko Jr.. He attacks by conjuring Flappers and shooting lightning at the flippers to disable them. After five successful hits, Kracko is defeated.

Kracko also appears in the ending cut-scene as part of the enemy march.

Kirby's Dream Course

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KDCKracko.png Kracko appears not as a boss in this game, but instead as a common hazard on courses. He floats in the air and will occasionally drop lightning bolts below. He is also harmful to touch, and cannot simply be defeated like other enemies on the course. To defeat Kracko, Kirby must make use of the Spark ability.

Kirby's Avalanche


Kracko is the opponent in stage 11. He is the third-to-last enemy, and only Meta Knight and King Dedede are fought after Kracko himself is. This is the only game in the series where Kracko talks directly to Kirby. It's also notably the first time Kracko is depicted with his current coloring, being blue on the top and pink on the bottom, rather than pure white.

Kirby's Block Ball

Kracko appears as the boss of Stage 7, appearing shortly into the boss fight after transforming from Kracko Jr. He is worth 50000 points when defeated.

Kirby's Dream Land 2


Kracko reappears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 as the boss of Cloudy Park. He is fought on a cloud platform, and begins as Kracko Jr. In this form, he can hide in the cloud platform, occasionally exposing his eye to shoot beams. When Kracko Jr. pops out of the clouds, he can summon Co-Krackos or shooting his orbs at Kirby. After his Kracko Jr. form is defeated, the boss refills his health and turns into his true form. He can summon Co-Krackos and can shoot beams.

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

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Kracko is a boss in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. He appears in Spring Breeze, Milky Way Wishes, Revenge of the King, Meta Knightmare Ultra, Helper to Hero, and both The Arena and The True Arena.

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In Revenge of the King and the True Arena, he takes the form of Kracko's Revenge. This form is strikingly different in his coloration from standard Kracko; being purplish instead of white, and bearing a red cat-like eye and black spikes. Along with Kracko's standard attacks, Kracko's Revenge can fly into the middle of the screen and shoot large bolts of lightning in eight different directions. His Star Beam attack is also larger, he can move in his rain attack and his lightning attacks are more targeted.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

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Although Kracko does not appear in his true colours in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Ado draws the painting in her fourth phase, which can use most of Kracko's basic attacks. Interestingly, Ado is fought in Cloudy Park where Kracko himself was fought in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

Kracko is faced as a boss twice in this title, first in Level 3, then in Level 6. Both times, he flies about the area, laying a continuous line of Gordos to attempt to box Kirby in. Meanwhile, he will be firing Co-Krackos or his signature lightning bolts at Kirby. To defeat him, Kirby must fire a continuous barrage of Air Bullets at the cycloptic cloud.

Kirby Air Ride

Main article: Kracko Orb

In Kirby Air Ride, Kracko is actually an item in Top Ride, not a boss. He selects a random opponent and strikes them with powerful lightning. This can catch other racers who run into the shock range as well. This is similar to Mario Kart's thunderbolt, but only targets one enemy intentionally and at random.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror


Kracko appears as the boss of Mustard Mountain. Unlike previous games, this is the only game to put Kracko in a place that is not in some way related to clouds. In this game, he creates Flamers; being the only game where he does this. Upon his defeat, Kracko explodes

Kirby: Canvas Curse

Main article: Block Attack

Kracko appears in the Boss Game Block Attack, specifically in Levels 2 and 3 (Kracko Jr. appears in Level 1). Kirby can ram Kracko's eye to sap his health, which can be done by removing pieces of his body first. In the meantime, Kracko will use his normal beam and lightning attacks to try and prevent this.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

Main article: Mecha-Kracko

Although Kracko himself does not really appear in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Doc appears as the boss of Cushy Cloud, and uses a mech that is made in the likeness of Kracko.

Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

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Kracko in Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Debut game Kirby's Epic Yarn
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Similar to Space Kracko
Li'l Kracko
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Kracko is (surprisingly) a Mid-Boss in Kirby's Epic Yarn. He is fought three times. The first time he chases Kirby for a short distance in Cloud Palace. Much later in the level, Kracko is actually fought, using his Co-Kracko and lightning-based attacks. Kirby defeats this version with the Star Shooter transformation. A relative of Kracko is also faced as a mid-boss in Outer Rings, fittingly as Space Kracko.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kracko appears as the boss of Level 3, Old Odyssey and is fought again in Stage 2 of Royal Road. He appears after being summoned (inadvertently) by Taranza in a last-ditch effort to escape Kirby. Kracko is souped up and possesses many new attacks not seen in previous iterations. It also has a DX form which is even more powerful.

The following lists all of Kracko's attacks in Story Mode and The Arena in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Attacks in italics are used only in his second phase.

Kracko's Attacks in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Attack Description
Enemy Drop Kracko shakes himself and drops a Waddle Doo into the arena, which can be swallowed for the Beam ability.
Beam Kracko turns grey and unleashes a swirl of blue beam whips that spiral around his body for a short time.
Tackle Kracko dives across the stage, in a maneuver that can be difficult to dodge.
He can do this in a few different ways. In the second phase, Kracko can dive between the planes.
Rainstorm Kracko turns blue and delivers a torrent of rain below him.
Lightning Sweep Kracko turns black and unleashes a flurry of lightning bolts below his body as he travels slowly across the stage.
Long Horn While in a different plane than Kirby, Kracko shoots out two giant coiled spikes on both sides of his body,
then attempts to ram Kirby with them, leaving Recoil Stars in his wake. After passing once, he will try again from the other side.
Disasterous Thunder from the Sky
Kracko turns grey and vibrates violently, releasing all sorts of junk that can be inhaled and spat back, including a Parasol Waddle Dee, finishing with a cannon that Kirby needs to use to fire to a different plane.
After charging, Kracko inflates to a huge size and then proceeds to zap the entire stage with lightning. Kirby has to escape to a different plane to avoid getting hit, and using the cannon is the only option.
Cross Thunder If on the same plane as Kirby, Kracko charges up, then fires lightning bolts on both sides of his body, then above and beneath his body. He then fires two diagonal bolts. Any ground-hitting bolts will leave a star.
Lightning Ball If Kracko is on a different plane than Kirby, he will attempt to fire a barrage of beam shots into Kirby's plane, which spread across the floor.
He may also deliberately fly into a different plane to perform this attack. The last shot of the barrage leaves a star behind.
Super Lightning Ball While in the background and Kirby is in the foreground, Kracko shoots out his big golden spikes from the top of his 'head' and charges up a giant ball of energy, which he then tosses into Kirby's plane in an attempt to hit him.
The blast hits the ground, then splits into many smaller blasts and some stars. These smaller blasts can be inhaled as well.

Whenever Kracko's body takes a hit, a visible tear drops from his single eye. Upon his health being reduced to half, Kracko's eye and complexion become red, and he opens up with many more attacks after clearing away the background with a whirlwind, making this a factor in the fight.

Miiverse description

Kirby Fighters & Kirby Fighters Deluxe

Kracko appears as a Boss on his own home stage. He will attack the fighting Kirbys and can be defeated. His moves are mostly the same as those of his Triple Deluxe incarnation, though stripped down to accommodate a single-plane arena.

Two Kirbys face off against Kracko

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash

In-game appearance of Kracko in Super Kirby Clash

Kracko is encountered twice in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, and three times in Super Kirby Clash. His moves are mostly the same as those of his Triple Deluxe incarnation, though stripped down to accommodate a single-plane arena. In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kracko serves as the first Ordeal, and defeating him unlocks the Ruins. In Super Kirby Clash, Kracko does not show up in an Ordeal, but can also be found paired up with Gigant Edge to form Team Sword & Storm. A more powerful variant of Kracko that appears in the ninth Ordeal called Venom Kracko also appears.


Kracko's attacks in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash  
Attack Description
Beam Kracko turns grey and unleashes a swirl of blue beam whips that spiral around his body for a short time.
Tackle Kracko dives across the stage, in a maneuver that can be difficult to dodge.
He can do this in a few different ways. In the second phase, Kracko can dive between the planes.
Rainstorm Kracko turns blue and delivers a torrent of rain below him. In some fights, he might move slightly in one direction during the attack.
Lightning Sweep Kracko turns black and unleashes a flurry of lightning bolts below his body as he travels slowly across the stage.
Disasterous Thunder from the Sky
After charging, Kracko inflates to a huge size and then proceeds to zap a large portion of the stage with lightning. This can be dodged by running to one side of the stage.
Cross Thunder Kracko charges up, then fires lightning bolts on both sides of his body, then above and beneath his body. He then fires two diagonal bolts.
Lightning Ball Kracko flies into the background, then fires a barrage of beam shots into the arena, which spread across the floor.
Super Lightning Ball Kracko flies into the background, shoots out his big golden spikes from the top of his 'head' and charges up a giant ball of energy, which he then tosses into the arena.
The blast hits the ground, then splits into many smaller blasts.

Kirby Battle Royale

Kracko appears in one of the objectives in Crazy Theater. The Kirbys must dodge his shocks. In this game, there is also a Headgear called "Kracko Hat" for the Tornado Ability.

Kirby Star Allies

As a Boss

Kirby and company fighting Kracko in Kirby Star Allies

Kracko appears as a Boss in Kirby Star Allies, where he is fought in Gabbel Moon. In this game, Kracko now also summons Chillys. It would appear that Kracko has been possessed by the same force affecting the other bosses. Kracko has 4000 HP in Story Mode and Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, and 3000 HP in The Ultimate Choice. (For reference, a Star Bullet does 520 damage.)

Once defeated, Kracko uses his Jamba Heart piece to duplicate himself into Twin Kracko and continues the boss battle.

Main article: Twin Kracko

There are also two more powerful parallel versions of Kracko in this title, known as Parallel Twin Kracko and Parallel Big Kracko. These are actually the same entity, and this entity appears more menacing than his normal counterpart does.

As Cameos

Main article: Vividria

Vividria the mid-boss can paint Kracko from her canvas to drop lightning bolts. This replica provides the Plasma ability when swallowed by Kirby.

Main article: Adeleine#Kirby Star Allies

Adeleine & Ribbon the Dream Friend can paint Kracko from the move Ado's Painter. Then, she rides this replica and attacks with Kracko's beams and lightning bolts for a limited amount of time.

Super Smash Bros. Series

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kracko appears as a ★★ grab-type primary spirit with 3 support slots. It has base stats of 812 attack and 553 defense, as well as level 99 stats of 3,285 attack and 2,236 defense.

Brawl trophy information

Name Image Games Description
Kracko Kracko Trophy Brawl.png Game Boy Kirby's Dream Land
SNES Kirby Super Star / Kirby's Fun Pak
A well-known boss from the Kirby series. Kracko is a cloud with a big eye and numerous spikes. He threatens Kirby with a number of weapons, including beam and rain attacks. In Kirby Super Star/Kirby's Fun Pak, Kracko first appears as Kracko Jr., continuing his onslaught on Kirby as he grows in size.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Artwork from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
Debut episode Dark and Stormy Knight
Ability granted Sword
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In the anime, Kracko appears in episode four, Dark and Stormy Knight. He is a monster sent by Night Mare Enterprises at King Dedede's request. The N.M.E. Sales Guy describes Kracko as a company secret, and hopes to test Kracko out by sending him after Kirby.

Meta Knight finds out about the transaction, and tells Tuff to warn Kirby about Kracko's arrival, but he does not make it to Kirby and Tiff in time, and they are st upon by a giant storm. Kracko is obscured within the storm at first, and rains down lighting continually on Kirby in an attempt to kill him. As they run through Cappy Town, several of the villagers are inadvertently targeted by the lightning strikes as the storm makes chase. These bolts also target King Dedede, prompting him to try and return Kracko to N.M.E., but they refuse, citing a one hour no-return period in the contract.

After a while, Tiff calls upon the Warp Star to help Kirby fight the storm. Kirby uses the star to fly into the storm's eye, where he finds Kracko. Kirby attempts to parry Kracko's lightning strikes, and tries to inhale his clouds, but this appears to be ineffective. Eventually, Kracko throws out a lighting bolt shaped like a scimitar. Kirby swallows this and obtains the Sword ability. Using this ability, Kirby throws a series of giant sword beams at Kracko, which cut him in half and defeat him.


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How’s the weather up there? If Kracko’s hanging around, it can be pretty scary!
This cloud-shaped creature keeps its eye out for Kirby—so it can blast the pink hero with lightning and rain.


  • Kracko's relationship to Kracko Jr. is not always clear, but it is generally understood that the latter can transform into the former.
  • While Whispy Woods has served as a boss the most times in the series, Kracko has appeared in the most games of any other boss, not counting King Dedede.
  • His name is a pun on "crack", an onomatopoeia of the sound of lightning striking.
  • Kracko is generally referred to with masculine pronouns, but he is occasionally referred to with neutral pronouns depending on the context (for example, his British English description in Triple Deluxe and Holo-Kracko's description in Planet Robobot).
  • In 3D games, Kracko's cloudy appearance is accomplished by using spheres that expand and contract while overlapping each other. In Star Allies, these spheres are actually metaballs, which use mathematic calculations to dynamically merge into each other and create an amorphous appearance. Since the metaballs are procedurally generated by the hardware, his actual model only consists of the eye and spikes.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 独眼云 (chs)
獨眼雲 (cht)
dú yǎ yún
Cycloptic Cloud
French Kracko -
Korean 크랙코
Russian Крако