Rocky

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Rocky
Rocky.png
Artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Details
First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Land 2
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

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Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

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

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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Kirby's Dream Land 2

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

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
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Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Kirby: Canvas Curse

Kirby Mass Attack

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

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

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

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

Names in other languages

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 -
Spanish Pedroso From pedregoso (rocky).


Trivia

  • Rocky's standard headband looks a lot like Hammer Kirby's headband.