Lovely is an enemy and species of flower first appearing in Kirby Super Star. They have since reappeared in Kirby's Super Star Stacker and made their last appearance in the remake of their first appearance, Kirby Super Star Ultra. Additionally, it has appeared in the the anime as a monster. If Kirby approaches a Lovely, it will enclose its petals around him, similar to the way a venus fly trap engulfs its prey.
Lovely's appearance is similar to a typical taraxacum, but they also appear to have white 'cheeks' (pink in the anime), glowing eyes and are always smiling. Lovelys also have large, thick vines. These are used to capture prey, but additionally serve to prevent them from blowing away in the wind, or to prevent Kirby from inhaling them. They can still be defeated by Kirby's other attacks.
Kirby Super Star (Ultra)
Lovely makes its first appearance in Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, where it appears as a somewhat uncommon regular enemy in stages. Lovely sits in place (as it is unable to move from its starting position) and will attempt to strike Kirby using its head, swinging it forward like a flail. If Kirby is caught directly, he will be enveloped for a moment, then spat out, taking considerable damage. Lovely cannot be inhaled, and has a decent amount of stamina, but is easy enough to avoid or defeat in most circumstances. If Lovely is scanned using Copy, it grants no ability and is simply atomized. In Revenge of the King, Lovely is replaced by a stronger variant called Rosely.
A pair of Lovelies appear in the opening scene for Dyna Blade next to Kirby sleeping under a tree, and do not appear to be hostile towards him. When Dyna Blade passes by, they are knocked back by the strength of the gust and lose some of their petals.
Lovely can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
|Lovely locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby's Super Star Stacker
|I found it! Finders keepers!|
— Lovely's dialogue from Kirby Super Star Stacker (unofficial translation)
Lovely is the third opponent in the story mode for this game. Kirby must challenge Lovely to a puzzle match in order to obtain a piece of Mr. Star that the flower had in its possession. Once Lovely has been beaten, it is shown in the next scene that Kirby and co. had flattened it.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Lovely appears in the episode The Flower Plot. At first, it is simply a flower that grew near Whispy Woods' trunk. As it grows, Whispy becomes infatuated with it, giving it its name and protecting it from the elements. Learning of the flower and Whispy's love of it, Kirby, Tiff, and Tuff help Whispy shelter it, including shielding it from harsh weather. Upon learning of this flower and wanting revenge for the events of the prior episode Beware: Whispy Woods!, King Dedede conducts a plot to steal the flower and have NightMare Enterprises transform it into a monster. They do this by abducting the flower using a giant fan and then taking it to the NightMare Enterprises Teleporter in the castle.
Not knowing what had been done to the flower, Kirby and co. enter the castle, locate Lovely sitting in a flower pot, and take it back to Whispy. Once returned, Lovely reveals its face and charms Whispy further by speaking to him. Overnight, Lovely begins to sap Whispy's strength by tapping his roots, meanwhile growing in size. Suspecting foul play, Kirby and co. attempt to dig lovely out without Whispy noticing, but Lovely sees them and alerts Whispy, causing the old tree to apprehend them with his roots. Lovely then makes its move and turns into a giant monster, sporting razor-sharp pedals which it can throw at will.
After thwarting King Dedede and snapping Whispy back to his senses, Kirby inhales one of Lovely's razor pedals and gains the Cutter ability. Kirby finishes off the giant flower using a cutter blade. As it falls, Lovely promises not to be reborn as a monster, later being replaced by an entire patch of small faceless Lovely flowers.
- Lovely, surprisingly enough, is able to operate underwater, though it is not seen there often.
in-game sprite from Kirby Super Star
in-game sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra
opening scene for Lovely from Kirby's Super Star Stacker
ending scene for Lovely from Kirby's Super Star Stacker