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Mr. Tick-Tock

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Mr. Tick-Tock
KNiDL Mr Tick Tock artwork.jpg
Artwork of Mr. Tick-Tock from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Debut game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014) (as a keychain)
Other game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Copy Ability Mike
Similar to Tick-Tock Jr.
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Ah, Great King! He had an easy time!
— Waddle Dee after Kirby defeats Mr. Tick-Tock in Revenge of the King, Kirby Super Star Ultra

Mr. Tick-Tock is a Mid-Boss debuting in Kirby's Adventure. His appearance is that of a red, anthropomorphic alarm clock with golden bells on top of him. He possesses two white, gloved hands at the end of his short, blue arms, a pair of blue feet and a peach colored face with two eyes, angry looking eyebrows and a round, red nose with a mustache below it.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Artwork of Mr. Tick-Tock's original appearance in Kirby's Adventure

In Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Mr. Tick-Tock is encountered in various areas throughout the game and among the few Mid-Bosses that are not fought in any of the Arenas. He possesses two main forms of attacking: He either marches towards Kirby, stopping and beginning to ring and emit harmful soundwaves when he reaches him, or he rings while keeping at a distance, which causes four large notes to be launched into the air at different angles that Kirby can inhale and spit at the Mid-Boss to hurt him. Mr. Tick-Tock yields the Mike Copy Ability when inhaled and swallowed after his defeat.


In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Mr. Tick-Tock can be found in the following levels and stages:

Mr. Tick-Tock locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No Yes No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No No No Yes
Stage 3 No No No No No No No
Stage 4 No Yes No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No Yes No No No

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSSU Mr Tick Tock Sprite.png

Mr. Tick-Tock reappears in Kirby Super Star Ultra, an enhanced remake of Kirby Super Star, although he is not found in the original game. Here, the Mid-Boss behaves the same as in Kirby's Adventure and yields the same ability, but is fought considerably more rarely throughout the game. He is primarily encountered in Revenge of the King, being found in a hidden room in the Illusion Islands stage, as well as The Revenge, where he is blue instead of red. His only other appearance is in The True Arena, where he is fought as part of the "True Mid-Boss All-Stars". In both The Revenge and The True Arena, he is the first of four mid-bosses fought.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Mr. Tick-Tock appears as a randomly-appearing keychain, using his Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land sprite.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Mr. Tick-Tock makes a very brief cameo appearance in the second volume of the Kirby novel series, Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!, where he encounters Kirby and pulls him into a conversation relating to fruits. Mr. Tick-Tock is described as a scrupulous resident of Dream Land with an impressive mustache and prominent eyebrows. He is not accompanied by an illustration, leaving his appearance here imageless.


  • In Kirby's Adventure, Mr. Tick-Tock is the only mid-boss to not have an alternate color palette. He is always blue.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Mr.チクタク
Misutā Chikutaku
Mr. Tick-Tack, chikutaku being an onomatopoeia equivalent to tick tock.
French Pil'Poil Pile-poil is a french slang that can be translated to "exactly", "precisely".
German Herr Tick-Tack Mister Tick-Tack, tick-tack being the German equivalent of tick tock.
Italian Mr. Tic-Toc -
Korean 미스터 똑딱
Miseuteo Ttokttak
Mr. Tick-Tock
European Portuguese Mr. Tick-Tock[1] -
Spanish Sr. Tic-Tac Mr. Tic-Tac, tic-tac being the Spanish equivalent of tick tock


  1. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (Mike Kirby trophy description)