Kracko Jr.

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Sprite of Kracko Jr. from Kirby Super Star.
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Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land
Last Game Kirby's Blowout Blast
Other Game(s) Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Super Star Ultra
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Kracko Jr. is a Mid-Boss in the Kirby series and the son of Kracko, first appearing in Kirby's Dream Land. Its appearance is similar to that of Kracko before he becomes puffier, consisting of a single eye surrounded by pink balls. Its strategy is comparable to that of the older Kracko, except for the fact that fewer attacks are in Kracko Jr.'s arsenal.

Despite being a Mid-Boss, Kracko Jr. is destroyed immediately after its defeat and cannot be inhaled, making it more similar to a boss in this respect.

Appearances

Kirby's Dream Land

Kracko Jr. first appears as a mid-boss in Bubbly Clouds - the fourth level of the game. It attacks in a set pattern, swooping around and dropping bombs. It will also drop a Waddle Doo, which is the means by which Kirby will defeat it.

In Extra Game, Kracko Jr.'s pattern is much more erratic, but strangely enough, Kirby will remain safe if he hides in the left corner.

Kirby's Adventure / Nightmare in Dream Land

Kracko Jr. is encountered at the end of Grape Garden. It is invulnerable, and Kirby has to escape it by jumping upward, preferably using the Hi-Jump ability. When Kirby reaches the top, Kracko Jr. morphs into Kracko to begin the actual fight.

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Kracko Jr. is faced down in the Cloudy Park level. It spends a lot of its time beneath the cloudy floor, poking its eye out to shoot beams or Co-Krackos at Kirby. It occasionally rises fully out of the floor to drop bombs.

When it is knocked out, it transforms into Kracko and the fight continues.

Kirby Super Star / Ultra

Boss image from The True Arena in Kirby Super Star Ultra

Kracko Jr. appears in Spring Breeze, much like it did in Kirby's Dream Land. It also appears as Kracko Jr.'s Revenge in Revenge of the King, who is a tougher version of Kracko Jr., hence the name. His attacks are improved from that of Kracko Jr.'s. He now drops five bombs instead of three, he spawns a Waddle Doo less often, and he moves noticeably faster than before.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

In this spin-off title, Kracko Jr. serves as the boss of Level 2, and its Revenge variant serves as the Boss of Level 2-EX, and appears again on Secret Path.

It attacks similarly to Kracko, but is a bit milder, with less swooping, less speed, and less beams out at a time. Unlike in most games, Kracko Jr. will generate Recoil Stars with its attacks instead of spawning enemies.

Battle Style

Kracko Jr. from Kirby's Blowout Blast.

This table details all of Kracko Jr.'s attacks in its various appearances.

Kracko Jr.'s attacks
Attack Description
Doo Spawn
Kracko Jr. stops moving and releases a Waddle Doo.
Swoop
Kracko Jr. swoops flat across the floor, occasionally circling the whole room in Kirby Super Star. Destroys cloud platforms in Adventure.
Bullets
Kracko Jr. moves in a circle and drops four spinning black projectiles.
Bomb Drop
Kracko Jr. moves across the ceiling, dropping three bombs that explode when they hit the ground. Replaces Bullets in Super Star.

Trivia

  • While every game that features Kracko Jr. also features Kracko proper, the inverse is not the case. The first main series title that featured Kracko without its Jr. counterpart was Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, and there have been several since.