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Noddy
KTD Noddy artwork.png
Artwork of Noddy from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Copy Ability Sleep
Similar entities Waddle Dee
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Noddy is a sleepy enemy with no arms and a night cap who appears frequently in the Kirby series. In every game it appears in, Noddy is well known for inducing the Sleep ability when swallowed by Kirby. It, unlike many other enemies, does not try to attack Kirby, but can hurt him if he walks into Noddy, or if Noddy accidentally walks into him.

Characteristics[edit]

Noddy resembles Kirby but has yellow feet, no arms, a slightly different shade of pink and wears a different color night cap, usually orange and yellow. Noddy's eyes are also more round and spread out on its face than Kirby's and has an off-white cheek blush as opposed to Kirby's rosy pink or magenta.

Noddy is not inclined to move very much. It prefers not to walk off of ledges and will not try to jump. As expected, Noddy spends most of its time asleep, making it very easy to avoid. Noddy is capable of jumping if possessed by Ghost Kirby, but interestingly enough, it assumes its 'sleeping' pose while jumping.

Game appearances[edit]

Noddy's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby Super Star Enemy
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy Reprises its role from Kirby's Adventure.
Kirby Air Ride Enemy First appearance in 3D.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Enemy
Kirby: Squeak Squad Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy Reprises its role from Kirby Super Star.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Appears in New Challenge Stages and most of the Classic Titles.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy
Kirby Star Allies Enemy
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears on a Character Treat.

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

Kirby sleeping aside a few Noddys in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

KA Noddy sprite.png Noddy made its debut appearance in Kirby's Adventure and also appeared in the remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Here is where its look and characteristics were established. Noddys appear in several colors, including green.

Locations[edit]

Noddys are very uncommon enemies, though large numbers of them are found in Rainbow Resort. Noddy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Noddy 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 No Yes No No Yes
Stage 2 No No No No No No No
Stage 3 No No No No No No Yes
Stage 4 No No No No No No Yes
Stage 5 N/A Yes No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No No No

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby swimming near a Noddy in Kirby Super Star Ultra.

KSS Noddy.png KSSU Noddy Sprite.png Noddy reappears in Kirby Super Star and the Nintendo DS remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. Noddy is found in every main game except for Spring Breeze and Gourmet Race. In Milky Way Wishes, Noddy is one of the few enemies that can provide an ability when swallowed, and swallowing two at once allows Kirby to get a Mix, bypassing the Copy Essence Deluxe requirements for that mode.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Noddy also appears on one of the cards in Kirby Card Swipe.

Locations[edit]

Noddy can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Noddy locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 Yes
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 Yes
Peanut Plains Yes Floria No
Mallow Castle Yes Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh Yes
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat Yes
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon Yes
Crystal No ??? No
Old Tower No Purple Plants Yes
Garden Yes Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds Yes
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

Artwork of Noddy from Kirby Air Ride.

Noddy appears in this game, and can usually be found sleeping on courses in Air Ride mode.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Noddy can be found in the following places:

Noddy locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park No
Celestial Valley No Machine Passage No
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights No
Frozen Hillside No Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows No Kirby Melee 2 No

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

KNiDL Noddy sprite.png Noddy returns in these games, appearing and functioning exactly as it did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Noddy can be found in every major area of the Mirror World except for Moonlight Mansion, Cabbage Cavern, and Olive Ocean.

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Noddy can be found in the following rooms:

Noddy locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation The Mirror
No
No
Yes
No
No

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Noddy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Noddy locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 2 No Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Stage 3 No Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Stage 4 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No N/A
Stage 5 No No No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No N/A

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In-game capture of Noddy from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Noddy appears in this game, acting much like it has before and sharing a more-or-less unchanged look throughout. Given its status as an enemy that provides a limited-use ability, it does not see much time in the spotlight unlike its more permanent-ability comrades.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Noddy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Noddy locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No No No No
Raisin Ruins No Yes Yes Yes No
Onion Ocean Yes Yes No Yes N/A
White Wafers No No No No No
Nutty Noon Yes No Yes No No
Egg Engines No No Yes Yes Yes
Dangerous Dinner No Yes No N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Noddy appears in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game, unchanged in its look and behavior from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Kirby taking a break near a sleeping Noddy in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Noddy appears in these games largely unchanged from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Noddy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Noddy locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No No Yes* No N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Yes No Yes No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No Yes No N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions No No No Yes No N/A No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No N/A Yes No
*inaccessible

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Noddy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Noddy locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No No Yes No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Resolution Road Yes No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route Yes Yes No No Yes N/A No N/A
Access Ark No Yes No No No N/A Yes No

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

While Noddy still gives the Sleep ability in Kirby Star Allies, Kirby cannot use Friend Hearts on it, and it is not available as a playable character. Attempting to toss a Friend Heart at one will turn the Noddy into an ability hat for Kirby to pick up and use.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Noddy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Noddy locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna Yes
Clash at Castle Dedede Yes Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field Yes Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge Yes Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α Yes
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ No
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B Yes Dimension III Yes
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Noddy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Noddy returns as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, providing Sleep as usual. Noddy is usually found sleeping, but may slowly lumber in Kirby's direction when startled.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Noddy can be found in the following stages:

Noddy locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis Yes Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Yes Forgo Plains Yes
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade Yes Moonlight Canyon Yes Forgo Bay Yes
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park No
Abandoned Beach Yes Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands Yes Forgo Horns Yes
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice Yes Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant Yes Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge Yes Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Noddy appears on a Character Treat, using its artwork from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Noddy
Noddyartwork.png
Artwork of Noddy from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
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Debut episode The Pillow Case
Similar entities Pukey Flower
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Noddy; a dream monster. Or should I say, a nightmare monster.
— Meta Knight, in The Pillow Case

In The Pillow Case, King Dedede receives a gift from Night Mare Enterprises for being a loyal customer. This gift happened to be pillows that make whoever sleep on them have nightmares about Kirby, and, eventually, make them want to get rid of him. Later in the episode, they find out that the reason the pillows do this is because there are Noddys inside them.

Noddys here have a different color scheme to those in the games, having a yellow body and pink hat. They are also significantly smaller, and able to bounce around rather quickly when startled. After being uncovered by Meta Knight, the Noddys from the pillows bounce into the wilderness.

Noddys also appear in the episode Flower Power, where it is revealed that they are spawned by the flower monster Pukey, in order to lure victims affected by the sleeping sickness induced by the Noddys into its gaping maws. King Dedede describes the Noddys as the Pukey Flower's "berries", which travel far from the host plant to lure victims in.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノディ
Nodi
Noddy
French Noddy -
German Noddy -
Korean 노디
Nodi
Noddy
Portuguese Noddy -
Spanish Noddy -