Rocky

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Rocky
Rocky.png
Artwork of Rocky from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Details
First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
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's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability Stone
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 11.png
Similar entities Giant Rocky, Moundo, Metalun, Big Metalun
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Rocky is a recurring foe throughout the Kirby series, making its debut in Kirby's Adventure and appearing in many of the games released since then. It resembles a walking stone with a pair of flat feet, black eyes and often a bandana. While its colors may vary between appearances, it 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 its high perch as leverage to drop down on Kirby as he is walking by, in an effort to squish him with its weight. In the event that Rocky misses, it will rise, exposing its feet, and slowly walk around. In some of its 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, its attacks can be easily avoided by moving out of the way.

While a Rocky is vulnerable to all attacks, defeating it 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 (Ultra) and Kirby Star Allies.

Game appearances[edit]

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

Rocky made its debut appearance in Kirby's Adventure, and appears again in the remake; Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Here is where it gained its most common look and behavior, and 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
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Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

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

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Rocky makes an appearance in this game. Though his behavior mirrors that from his appearance in Kirby's Adventure, Rocky is missing his headband.

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 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

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

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

Rocky returns as an enemy in these games. Unlike previous and subsequent appearances, it is often encountered in a blue hue as an enemy. Additionally, when hit, it appears to fracture for a moment before reconstituting itself. 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 Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Yescheck.png
Float Islands Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Xmark.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Yescheck.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Yescheck.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Xmark.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Xmark.png Halfmoon Xmark.png
Crystal Xmark.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Yescheck.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Xmark.png Illusion Islands Yescheck.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Yescheck.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Xmark.png

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Rocky returns in this game, bearing largely the same look and behavior from its appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Like in that game, it is missing its 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 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 2 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

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 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A
Stage 4 N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A N/A

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

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 its more common look from Kirby Super Star (Ultra). Like Stone Kirby, Rocky is capable of sliding down slopes.

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 its appearance from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot & Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Rocky appears in all of these titles, bearing a similar look and function to its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In Kirby Star Allies, Rocky can be made into a Friend, and gains all of Stone Kirby's abilities in addition to an Infinity Jump. Rocky also gains his own adventure in the Extra Game, called Guest Star Rocky Rock The World.

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.