Rocky

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Rocky
KSSU Rocky artwork.png
Artwork of Rocky from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Curtain Call)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Copy Ability Stone
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 11.png
Similar entities Giant Rocky, Moundo, Metalun, Big Metalun
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Quote1.png “…Hmph! THUD”
With a will as hard as…something very hard, this rugged fellow is a real heavy hitter. He slides on water or ice and has an uppercut to end any argument!
Quote2.png
— Guest Star Rocky Rock the World Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Rocky is a recurring foe throughout the Kirby series, making his debut in Kirby's Adventure and appearing in many of the games released since then. He resembles a walking stone with a pair of flat feet, black eyes and often a corded headband. While his colors may vary between appearances, he is most commonly depicted as brown or orange with yellow feet.

Rockies commonly situate themselves atop tall columns, Star Blocks or other high-elevation objects. Their location is significant in terms of how they attack: Rocky uses his high perch as leverage to drop down on Kirby as he is walking by, in an effort to squish him with his weight. In the event that Rocky misses, he will rise, exposing his feet, and slowly walk around. In some of his appearances, if Kirby as on the same level as Rocky, the foe will jump to a location in the air right above Kirby and hesitate a beat before attempting to fall on top of him once more. As a Rocky can only fall straight down, however, his attacks can be easily avoided by moving out of the way.

While a Rocky is vulnerable to all attacks, defeating him by any means other than inhaling can take a long time in any game that assigns health meters to enemies due to the enemy's sturdiness. As one would expect, if Rocky is ingested, Kirby will receive the Stone Copy Ability.

Rocky can also be made into a Helper in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Star Allies.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

KA Rocky sprite.png Rocky made his debut appearance in Kirby's Adventure, and appears again in the remake; Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Here is where he gained his most common look and behavior, though missing his headband. He serves as the sole provider of the Stone ability.

Locations[edit]

Rocky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Rocky locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Stage 2 No No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 3 No No No No Yes No No
Stage 4 No Yes No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes No No

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

KDCRocky.png Rocky makes an appearance in Kirby's Dream Course as a regular enemy on courses. He does not move, and grants the Stone ability when collided with.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Rocky can be found in the following courses and holes:

Rocky locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No No No Yes No
Hole 2 No No No No No Yes No No
Hole 3 No No No Yes No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 5 No No Yes No No No No No
Hole 6 No No No No No No No No
Hole 7 No No No No Yes No Yes No
Hole 8 No No No Yes No No No Yes
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No Yes Yes
Hole 2 No No No No
Hole 3 No No No Yes
Hole 4 No No Yes No
Hole 5 No No Yes No
Hole 6 No Yes No Yes
Hole 7 No Yes No No
Hole 8 No No Yes Yes
Rocky locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No No No No No
Hole 2 No No No No No Yes No Yes
Hole 3 Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Hole 4 No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Hole 5 No No Yes No No No No No
Hole 6 No No No Yes No No No No
Hole 7 No No No No No No No No
Hole 8 No No No No No No No No
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No Yes
Hole 2 No Yes No No
Hole 3 Yes No No Yes
Hole 4 No No No No
Hole 5 No Yes No Yes
Hole 6 No No No Yes
Hole 7 No Yes No No
Hole 8 No Yes No No

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

KDL2 Rocky sprite.png Rocky makes an appearance in this game. Though his behavior mirrors that from his appearance in Kirby's Adventure, Rocky has a new look: he has a rounder shape and his eyes now have scleras.

Locations[edit]

Rocky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Rocky locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Stage 2 No No No Yes No No Yes
Stage 3 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yes No Yes No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Rocky appears in this game as a common enemy, being introduced in Stage 5. He is worth 1000 points when collided with and provides Kirby with the Stone ability.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Rocky returns as an enemy in these games. He uses his look from Kirby's Adventure, though now with a corded headband, which he keeps in most later games. Unlike previous and subsequent appearances, he is often encountered in a blue hue as an enemy. Additionally, when hit, he appears to fracture for a moment before reconstituting himself. When recruited as a helper, Rocky gains access to all of Stone Kirby's moves, and also gains the Infinity Jump.

Locations[edit]

Rocky can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Rocky locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede Yes RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon No
Crystal No ???? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands Yes
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 Yes The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

DL3 Rocky Sprite.png Rocky returns in this game, bearing largely the same look and behavior from his appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Like in that game, he is missing his headband.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Rocky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Rocky locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No Yes No No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No No Yes No
Stage 3 Yes No Yes No No
Stage 4 Yes No Yes No No
Stage 5 No Yes Yes No No
Stage 6 Yes Yes No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

K64 Rocky Sprite.png Rocky appears in 3-D in this game, though he has a greatly simplified appearance here, consisting only of a rounded rock with a pair of black eyes and orange feet. He typically waits at a high place for Kirby to approach, and then tucks his feet in to start rolling off the edge of his precipice to fall swiftly onto Kirby. From there, he will try to walk back and forth slowly. Unlike in most other games, Rocky is comparatively rare in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards due to the fact that many other enemies in the game also provide the Stone ability.

Rocky also appears on the 11th Enemy Info Card.

Locations[edit]

Rocky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Rocky locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No No No No No No No
Stage 2 No Yes No Yes No No N/A
Stage 3 No No No Yes No Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No No No N/A N/A

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

KNiD E Rocky.png Rocky appears in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, looking and functioning exactly as he did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Additionally, Droppy can take on his likeness after it obtains the Stone Copy Ability from Kirby.

Locations[edit]

Rocky may be found in all areas of the Mirror World except for Carrot Castle and Radish Ruins.

Pengy locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation The Mirror
No
No
No

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

KCC Rocky sprite.png Rocky appears in Kirby: Canvas Curse, sporting its usual look and bahavior. It waddles along the ground slowly, and will try to leap over, then fall on Kirby to attack.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Rocky appears in the following locations:

Rocky locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
No
No
Yes
All stages
No

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Rocky appears in the Sub-Game Kirby Curtain Call, as one of the many enemies and other objects cluttering the stage on each round. Rocky does not appear in the main game.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Rocky returns in this title, appearing in 3-D with his more common look from Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. Like Stone Kirby, Rocky is capable of sliding down slopes.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Rocky can be found in the following levels and stages:

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

Kirby's Dream Collection[edit]

In addition to most of the games featured in this collection, Rocky also appears as an enemy in New Challenge Stages, taking his appearance from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

A Rocky in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Rocky appears in all of these titles, bearing a similar look and function to his appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

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

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

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Rocky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Rocky locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No Yes No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yes No No No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Yes Yes No No No N/A Yes N/A
Rhythm Route No No Yes No Yes N/A Yes N/A
Access Ark No No No Yes Yes N/A No Yes

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

In Kirby Battle Royale, Rocky does not appear as an enemy, but does appear in the audience for Robo Bonkers and Slam Hockey.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Pause screen artwork of an allied Rocky from Kirby Star Allies

Rocky returns physically and behaviorally unchanged from the previous modern games. He can be made into a Friend, and gains all of Stone Kirby's abilities in addition to an Infinity Jump.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Rocky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Rocky locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome Yes Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No 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 Yes Star Lavadom Yes
Sacred Square Yes Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus Yes
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor Yes Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B Yes Dimension III Yes
Sector C Yes Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロッキー
Rokkī
Rocky
Chinese 硬石
yìng shí
Hard/Solid Rock
French Choiroc Portmanteau of choir (to fall) and roc (rock).
German Feinstein Fine Stone; likely a pun on Einstein.
Italian Rocky -
Korean 록키
Rogki
Rocky
Spanish Pedroso From pedregoso (rocky).


Trivia[edit]

  • Rocky's standard headband is nearly identical to Hammer Kirby's headband.