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Ringle KTD artwork.png
Artwork of Ringle from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
First game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby: Planet Robobot (sticker)
Copy Ability Bell
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Ringle is an enemy that debuted in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It is a small black creature with red feet, blue eyes, and a large golden bell on its head. It is the only enemy in the Kirby series that yields the Bell Copy Ability when inhaled by Kirby.

It simply walks around on the ground, but it is also capable of hovering in the air. If Kirby or King Dedede get close to it, it tolls its bell, and the sound waves that come off of it can harm them if they get too close. Ringle only has a mild amount of HP.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Ringle makes its first (and so far only) appearance as an enemy in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Ringle is first encountered in the Fine Fields level, and can be sparingly found in other levels (excepting Lollipop Land).


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

Ringle 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 Yes No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Yes No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No Yes No No No N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions No No Yes No No N/A Yes N/A
Royal Road Yes No No Yes No N/A Yes No

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Although Ringle does not appear physically in Kirby: Planet Robobot, a sticker of it can be collected and applied to the Robobot Armor.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Ringle appears on a Character Treat, using its artwork from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

In the Kirby novel series, Ringle appears as a cameo character in the second volume, Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!.

Here, Ringle along with his friend Broom Hatter live in an ancient ruined building within the Gloomy Woods area of Dream Land. After the disappearance of "the master" of the place, Ringle is tasked with protecting the sacred crystal located in the ruins—the Stardust Crystal, as an obligation made by his past relatives. Rumors of the master claim that the ringing of a bell resounds upon its awakening, allowing Ringle to make use of himself by scaring off intruders.

In Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!, Kirby enters the ruins without fear, despite Ringle's bell ringing. After a failed attempt at intimidation, Ringle launches himself at Kirby, only to be inhaled, providing the puffball with the Bell Copy Ability. Later, he is finally released after Kirby and friends go running after the crystal, which had been abruptly stolen. They succeed at this in the end, and the crystal is safely returned to Ringle and Broom Hatter.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ディングル
Dingle; possibly from a voiced form of "tinkle" (English onomatopoeia for bells ringing)
Chinese 叮叮当
Dīng dīngdāng
Onomatopoeia for the sound of a bell ringing
Dutch Ringle -
French Ding Dong -
German Ringdong Pun on the onomatopoeic words "ding-dong" and "ring"
Italian Dindin -
Korean 딩글
Dingle; transliteration of Japanese name
Portuguese Dindóm Onomatopoeia for the sound of a bell ringing
Spanish Dindón -