Phantom Forgo Dedede

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Phantom Forgo Dedede
KatFL Phantom Forgo Dedede Splash Screen.jpg
Title card for Phantom Forgo Dedede from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Similar to Forgo Dedede
Shadow Dedede
Parallel Dedede
Theme music

Music for the second phase of the battle with Phantom Forgo Dedede in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Forgo Dedede was formed when Leongar gave the already-controlled king a mask to further cloud his mind. He was then tasked with guarding the only entrance to Lab Discovera. This phantom copy, based on memories of his terrifying turn, is somehow even stronger and more dangerous than the original!
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Phantom Forgo Dedede, titled Illusory Primal Nemesis, is a more powerful illusory form of Forgo Dedede which appears as the boss of Forgo Zone in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and can also be fought in The Ultimate Cup Z in the Colosseum. Phantom Forgo Dedede looks and fights largely the same as its real counterpart, but has a different color scheme, now sporting teal skin with a purple coat with cyan fluff and magenta feathers and belt, and eyes that match those of Fecto Forgo in its "Invasive Species" form. The color of its mask also matches this general color scheme.


Phantom Forgo Dedede has all of the same attacks as its normal counterpart, but it attacks significantly faster and some of its attacks have new properties. It also has a few new attacks, and has more health than Forgo Dedede. Unlike in the main game, many of Phantom Forgo Dedede's attacks cause the arena to tilt or partially sink into the lava.

Phantom Forgo Dedede has a few different moves as follows (attack names are conjectural unless otherwise stated). Attacks in italics are only used in the second phase.

Phantom Forgo Dedede's attacks in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Attack Description Variants
Hammer Beat Phantom Forgo Dedede starts slamming its hammers while chasing after Kirby. Each slam leaves a Drop Star behind and creates flame pillars.
Finishing Beat Phantom Forgo Dedede jumps three times and slams the ground hard with its hammers each time, creating pillars of flame that weakly home in on Kirby and leave Drop Stars behind when they dissipate. This move is usually done right after "Hammer Beat".
Tornado Lariat Phantom Forgo Dedede starts spinning through the air like a tornado, trying to hit Kirby as its passes by, and leaving a trail of lava as it goes. It does this charge three times in succession, then is left dazed for a while after the third spin, leaving lots of Drop Stars in its wake. Phantom Forgo Dedede can also perform a variant of this move where it spirals outward while spinning. It always starts the battle with this variant.
Super Dedede Jump Phantom Forgo Dedede makes three or more big leaps into the air, creating a shockwave each time it lands and leaving Drop Stars behind. The last jump is a big spinning slam. In the second phase, Phantom Forgo Dedede performs belly slams that leave lava puddles on landing.
Hammer Throw Phantom Forgo Dedede jumps into the air and tosses its hammers at Kirby, creating more to toss at him in rapid succession, which create lingering puddles of lava on impact. This move is usually done right after "Hammer Beat".
Spinning Hammer Throw Phantom Forgo Dedede throws its hammers in a twirling motion, and they proceed to spin around the arena in curved paths. Phantom Forgo Dedede then performs a different move while they travel, usually Super Dedede Jump.
Meteor Shower Phantom Forgo Dedede leaps into the background, and a series of meteors fall onto the arena, with the last one being particularly large and causing the arena to partially sink for a long while.
Charge Phantom Forgo Dedede charges at Kirby three times. After the third charge, it has to stop to catch its breath and leaves two Drop Stars behind. Phantom Forgo Dedede may perform a jump instead of charging a third time.
Reinforcements Phantom Forgo Dedede howls, causing lots of enemies to appear and attack Kirby. This can include Primal Awoofy, Buffahorn, Balloon-Meister, Sir Kibble, Blade Knight, Poppy Bros. Jr., Bernard and/or Orabiroo.
Inhale Phantom Forgo Dedede begins inhaling, trying to draw Kirby in. If Kirby is captured, he will take heavy damage before being spat out again. After this move concludes, Phantom Forgo Dedede is left panting for several seconds.
Fist Beat Phantom Forgo Dedede slams its fists into the ground multiple times, jumping around while doing so, creating pillars of flame with each strike. After this attack concludes, Phantom Forgo Dedede is left exhausted for a brief moment.


Video gallery[edit]

Video playthrough of Kirby battling Phantom Forgo Dedede in the Colosseum.

Names in other languages[edit]

See Forgo Dedede for name explanations.
Language Name Meaning
Japanese 幻獣仮面げんじゅうかめん ワイルドデデデ・げん
Genjū Kamen Wairudo Dedede Gen
Phantom Beast Mask, Wild Dedede - Phantom
Traditional Chinese 幻獸面具 狂野 帝帝帝·幻
Huànshòumiànjù Kuángyě Dìdìdì Huàn
Phantom Beast Mask, Wild Dedede - Phantom
Simplified Chinese 幻兽面具 狂野 帝帝帝·幻
Huànshòumiànjù Kuángyě Dìdìdì Huàn
Dutch Wilde-tiran-illusie, Vergeto-Dedede-fantoom Wild-tyrant-illusion, Forgetto-Dedede-phantom
French Rival sauvage illusoire, DaDiDou Oublio spectral Illusory wild rival, Phantom Forgo DeDeDe
German Illusion-Ur-Erzfeind, Ver'Ges-Dedede-Phantom Illusion-Primal Nemesis, Forgo-Dedede-Phantom
Italian Nemico primitivo illusorio, Dedede Perdis spettrale Illusory Primal Nemesis, Spectral Forgo Dedede
Korean 환상의 맹수 가면 팬텀 와일드 디디디
Hwansangui Maengsu Gamyeon Paenteom Waildeu Dididi
Phantom Fierce Beast Mask, Phantom Wild Dedede
Spanish Némesis primitiva ilusoria, Dedede Olvi espectral Illusory primal nemesis, Spectral Forgo Dedede