Masked Dedede

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Artwork of Masked Dedede from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Debut Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Last Game Kirby's Blowout Blast
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Other Game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Relative(s) King Dedede
Similar to Shadow Dedede
King D-Mind
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Masked Dedede is a boss first appearing in Kirby Super Star Ultra, in Revenge of the King. He is King Dedede, but his dinosaur mask makes him look like a whole different character.

His hammer is now electrified, and it can shoot flames. He can spin around with it, causing tons of damage. After this, the dinosaur mask will come off and King Dedede will be dizzy before returning to normal. When he is defeated in battle and is sent flying, his voice is considerably lower than when he is launched in Spring Breeze.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star Ultra

Masked Dedede's is the final boss in the sub-game Revenge of the King, and one of the Final Four in The True Arena. His battle is similar to King Dedede's in Spring Breeze, except that he has new attacks, such as having a flamethrower and a missile-launcher incorporated in his hammer, he can produce shockwaves, and there is an electric field above the battle arena that can shock Kirby if he floats too high.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Masked Dedede in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Strings are visible on his back and hammer, which are being pulled by Taranza.

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Taranza will start controlling King Dedede with his spider webs and will use his magic to enhance his powers, giving him the form of Masked Dedede. His battle is very similar to the Super Star Ultra version, as he will also use his mechanic hammer for various purposes. He gains a new attack: like in Kirby's Adventure, he can inhale Kirby, making him lose his ability if Kirby has one, and shoots on the screen. His battle is in two phases: when his health is entirely depleted, Taranza will use his magic again to yet enhance his strength. His clothing turns purple and his mask is half broken. His screen title will also be modified: he will be known as Masked Dedede's Revenge. Since his hammer has been destroyed, he will grab an axe and start battling Kirby with it. He can swing it sharply, his jumps create shockwaves, and he can shoot beams. Taranza will also aid him in battle: from the background, he will occasionally shoot energy balls of varying sizes at Kirby.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

In Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, this specific mask is one of the unlockable outfits for King Dedede.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

At the end of Secret Path in Kirby's Blowout Blast, Kirby faces off against King Dedede's Revenge, similarly to how he was in stage 5-EX. However, when he's knocked away, and the Sparkling Stars come to grow him giant, this time he gets his mask and jet hammer, becoming Giant Masked Dedede. His attack patterns are similar to the regular giant fight, but the mask protects him from singular Star Bullets, and he will also use a giant laser from his Jet Hammer to cause mayhem on the stage. As a final bonus, he can shoot missiles from his hammer as well. The mask breaks when he is defeated.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, King Dedede will transform into Masked Dedede when he uses his new Final Smash, Dede-Rush, in which he sends an opponent into the Dedede Arena, fires a barrage of missiles, and finishes off by knocking them out of the arena with his Jet Hammer.

Masked Dedede is also a Primary Spirit (★★★ Ace, Attack-type, 2 slots; Skill: none), using his Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork. Masked Dedede's Spirit can only be obtained via Summon, the required Spirits materials being Wrestler & Reporter and Hammer Bro. Thus, Masked Dedede is not fought in Adventure Mode or Spirit Board.


  • Though he gets launched out of his castle in Revenge of the King, after being defeated in The True Arena, his mask breaks and he simply slides back on the ground a bit.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスクド・デデデ
Masukudo Dedede
Masked Dedede
Chinese 面具帝帝帝
miàn jù dì dì dì
Masked Dedede