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Onion Ocean - Stage 1

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Onion Ocean - Stage 1
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Onion Ocean - Stage 1 in the level hub.
Level Onion Ocean
Super Ability Snow Bowl
Energy Sphere(s) 3
Mid-Boss(es) Sphere Doomer (Fire)
Theme music

Clip of the theme that primarily plays in Onion Ocean - Stage 1.

Stage order
Raisin Ruins - Stage 5 Onion Ocean - Stage 2
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Onion Ocean - Stage 1 (simply called Stage 1 or 3-1 in-game) is the first stage of Onion Ocean in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake—Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. There are three Energy Spheres in this stage. The Spear ability and Snow Bowl Super Ability debut in this stage. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the Mecha Copy Ability also debuts here.


Ice Kirby spins along the warm, sandy shores, freezing any coconuts that try to fall on him.

The stage begins on a sunny coastline, with a fair number of pools on the main path. Kirby will have to make his way across several blockades of enemies, coconuts, and other hazards. Some of these stretches will have Kirby hanging from a rope as he moves forward. At the end, a Warp Star can be accessed to move forward in style.

The Warp Star carries Kirby up the sandy cliffs, bouncing off enemies as it does so.

The Warp Star deposits Kirby at the top of a high cliff, with lots of obstacles along the way down, though with plenty of opportunities to get the Parasol ability along the way. Kirby will need to make his way to the bottom and brave the Barracu-infested pool at the bottom to move forward.

From here, Kirby must navigate another beachside, this time with Twister and a number of large coconuts to contend with. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, this is where Armoroid and the Mecha ability can first be encountered.

In the next area, the coast makes way for sparser island platforms over bottomless water bodies. Here, Kirby can sample the Spear ability for the first time, and use it to clear his way forward while riding on wooden platforms.

Reaching dry land once more, Kirby will need to sidestep a sand castle and its burning totem poles to reach the Super Chilly on the other side. Swallowing this rare enemy yields the Snow Bowl ability, which Kirby can use to steamroll all the obstacles up ahead.

The path continues with more obstacles that can be flattened using Snow Bowl. At the end of this path, a giant sandcastle can be destroyed to reveal a rift to Another Dimension.

Another Dimension rift[edit]

The rift barrier approaches from above, as Kirby will need to make his way downward via a switchback path broken by platforms that need to be lowered via switches. Some of the sections are filled with water, while others have patrolling Gordos or other enemies. At the bottom, Kirby can reach a chamber where he will fight a fiery Sphere Doomer and clear this area.

Once out of the rift, the stage exit can be found just to the right up a slope.

Energy Sphere Guide[edit]

  • During the Spear section featuring the platform rides, a Bomb Block needs to be hit behind a Gordo. This will open the way to a side room where a minor Key puzzle needs to be solved. This will yield the first sphere.
  • The last two spheres are earned by defeating the Sphere Doomer at the end of the rift.

Enemies, Mid-Bosses and abilities[edit]

Regular Enemies Mid-Boss

Abilities Super Ability

*Only appears in Extra Mode in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe


Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Video walkthroughs[edit]

100% walkthrough of Onion Ocean - Stage 1 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
100% walkthrough of Onion Ocean - Stage 1 in Extra Mode in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.