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Puppet Waddle Dee

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Puppet Waddle Dee
KSA Puppet Waddle Dee.jpg
A Puppet Waddle Dee from Kirby Star Allies
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, upcoming)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Armor Waddle Dee, Big Waddle Dee, Block Waddle Dee, Colossal Waddle Dee, Grandy, Waddle Dee
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Puppet Waddle Dee[Japanese title] is a large enemy that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is a paper-like puppet resembling a large Waddle Dee, which is controlled by three regular Waddle Dees underneath. This outer shell gives the Waddle Dees more durability. It attacks by moving slowly toward Kirby and hitting him by contact, or by holding still and blocking off a walkway. When defeated normally, the costume explodes and the three Waddle Dees go flying, returning to regular enemies who will then proceed to waddle about as usual once they collect themselves, although it can be swallowed whole using Super Inhale. A robotic, more formidable (albeit slower) variation of Puppet Waddle Dee is the Armor Waddle Dee, which a variant of acts as a replacement for Puppet Waddle Dee in Halcandra. In Kirby Star Allies, Puppet Waddle Dee is weak against Fire/Sizzle-based attacks, burning up immediately and defeating the three Waddle Dees inside instantly.

The costume is quickly given away, as the craftsmanship is shoddy, with seams, stitches, and tape visible on the outside. Balls connected to sticks poke out of each side to appear as its arms, and four feet can be seen below, belonging to two out of the three Waddle Dees inside. The eyes on the puppet are holes, presumably allowing the third Waddle Dee to see out of the costume.

Game appearances[edit]

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

Puppet Waddle Dee debuts in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.


In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Puppet Waddle Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

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

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Puppet Waddle Dee appears again in the New Challenge Stages of Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, though only in the Smash Combat Chamber.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Puppet Waddle Dee returns in HD, otherwise being unchanged.


In Kirby Star Allies, Puppet Waddle Dee can be found in the following levels and stages:

Puppet Waddle Dee locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Yes Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon Yes
Extra Eclair Yes Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No 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 No Jambandra Base No
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 Yes
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パペットワドルディ
Papetto Wadoru Dī
Puppet Waddle Dee