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An Ooki from Fountain Gardens.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
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This article is about the enemy from Kirby's Epic Yarn, and should not be confused with Oohroo.
This cheeky monkey is bananas about throwing beads everywhere!
— Patch Plaza

Ookis are brown monkey-like yarn enemies that make their only appearances in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, being some of the earliest enemies in the game. The first level they appear in is Fountain Gardens. Ookis hang from the branches of trees and cannot harm Kirby or Prince Fluff directly. Most Ookis throw beads at Kirby which, if they hit him, are automatically collected, making these Ookis harmless. In Whispy's Forest, more Ookis can be found which throw apples instead. These can damage Kirby, so he should be careful.

After a while of throwing beads, Ookis will stop, presumably having run out of beads to throw. After that, they simply hang on the branch until Kirby defeats them.


Ooki can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

Ooki locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle No Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens Yes Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields No Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods No Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing No Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave No Future City No
Dino Jungle No Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest Yes
Melody Town No Tempest Towers No
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace No
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede No
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle No
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd No
Secret Island No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウッキー
Japanese onomatopoeia for a monkey's screech
European French Prima Abbreviated form of "primate"
German Uki Derived from the Japanese name
Italian Ungabunga A nonsensical word often used to sound like caveman speech
Latin American Spanish Uki Derived from the Japanese name
European Spanish Monoqui Derived from "mono" (monkey) and Spanish pronunciation of Ooki's English name