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Mowlee Bros.

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Mowlee Bros.
Fine Fields Stage 1 KTD Mowlee Bros.png
Hypernova Kirby against the first of the Mowlee Bros.
Debut game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Copy Ability None
Weakness(es) Hypernova
Similar to Moley, Gigant Chicks, Winged Eggers
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The Mowlee Bros.[1] are Mid-Bosses from Kirby: Triple Deluxe, who are fought using the Hypernova ability. The Mowlee Bros. are large mole-like creatures who wear tinted goggles and come in various colors. Their primary strategy is to move between burrow holes, and emerge to toss boulders at Kirby. These boulders can be Inhaled and spat back, but Kirby will need to employ good timing in order to hit them, as they will burrow underground shortly after tossing the boulders.

The Mowlee Bros. are fought in sequence, with the first three being fought one-after-the-other at the end of Stage 1 of Fine Fields, and the fourth being fought solo in Stage 8 EX of Royal Road.

Mowlee Line-Up[edit]

Image Number Description
Mowlee Bro 1 KTD.png
1 The first Bro will toss a dirt boulder on occasion, or will pop up and do nothing for a short while, giving an easy opportunity to hit him.
Mowlee Bro 2 KTD.png
2 The second Bro, in addition to the first, will occasionally put out a decoy, and will snicker if Kirby hits it instead of him.
Mowlee Bro 3 KTD.png
3 The third Bro, in addition to being somewhat faster than the second, will also use a second hole, on a higher cliff. Defeating him reveals the stage exit.
KTD Mowlee Bro EX.png
EX The last Bro, in addition to all previous tactics, will also throw large flaming spiked boulders that cannot be inhaled or smashed by a normal boulder, and instead must be dodged.

Each Mowlee Bro defeated will either fly off to the background, or splat against the screen.


  • Each Mowlee Bro in succession has a more extreme hairstyle, and more dramatic goggles. The EX Bro also has gloves, presumably so he can handle the flaming boulders he tosses.
  • When a Mowlee Bro is pulling out an object to throw, he becomes briefly intangible, and cannot be hit by spitting a boulder at him. It is uncertain if this is intended behavior or not.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モーリスブラザーズ[2]
Mōrisu burazāzu
roughly "Moleese Brothers"
「モーリス」is the Japanese spelling of the English names "Morris" or "Maurice".
This may also be a play on「モーリィ」(Mōrī, Moley).


  1. "Tip 2: How to easily defeat those giant mole-like foes, the Mowlee Bros." --Satoshi Ishida, Kirby: Triple Deluxe Miiverse post from July 14th, 2014
  2. Miiverse - イシダ's post