Spear Waddle Dee
- This article is about Waddle Dees who wield a spear. For Waddle Dees in a general context, see Waddle Dee.
Spear Waddle Dees are a spear-wielding variant of Waddle Dees encountered throughout the Kirby series, first appearing in Kirby Canvas Curse. Spear Waddle Dees may appear to either not do much with their spear (instead having a longer reach to hit the player) or make use of it greatly as a melee or throwable weapon in some games where they appear. So far, Spear Waddle Dees grant no ability when swallowed, as they currently do not appear as enemies in games where the Spear ability is available.
|Spear Waddle Dee's video game appearances|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Enemy|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Enemy||Thrusts their spears instead of throwing them.|
|Kirby's Epic Yarn||Enemy||Carries their spears in front of them.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Cameo||Appears in the intro cutscene.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Enemy||Appears in the Sub-Game Kirby 3D Rumble.|
|Kirby's Blowout Blast||Enemy|
|Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn||Enemy||As this is a port of Kirby's Epic Yarn, their role doesn't change.|
Kirby: Canvas Curse
|“||When Kirby approaches, this Waddle Dee will toss spears at him.||”|
— Kirby: Canvas Curse instruction booklet (NA print), page 16
Spear Waddle Dee debuts in this title, and can be seen among regular Waddle Dees in various places. They will attempt to toss their spears at Kirby, but cannot throw them very far. As such, they are more dangerous from above than in any other direction.
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Spear Waddle Dee appears in the following locations:
|Spear Waddle Dee locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse|
|Reddy Land||Arange Gorge||Iello Adventure||Neo Greo||Bloo Hills||Omarine Zone||Wonder Lilane|
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Spear Waddle Dee appears in this title, specifically in Revenge of the King, in the levels Crash Clouds and The Revenge. Spear Waddle Dees can be seen patrolling the halls of the castle with their spears aimed either forward or upward. All this really succeeds in doing, however, is extending their reach somewhat, as they do not know how to thrust with the spears. Some Parasol Waddle Dees can also be seen with spears.
Spear Waddle Dee also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
|“||This fake Waddle Dee recklessly twirls around a spear. Look out!||”|
— Patch Plaza description from Kirby's Epic Yarn
Spear Waddle Dees appear in these titles. They behave much like the normal ones, but carry a spear ahead of themselves when walking, which will cause Kirby or Prince Fluff to lose beads if they touch the tip. The spear can be grabbed using the Yarn Whip and wrapped up into an arrow-shaped yarn ball which can penetrate through enemies when thrown. In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Spear Waddle Dees can be found both in the main game and in Stage 2 of the Sub-Game Slash & Bead.
Spear Waddle Dee can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn:
|Spear Waddle Dee locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn|
|Patch Castle||Deep-Dive Deep|
|Fountain Gardens||Boom Boatyard|
|Flower Fields||Fossil Reef|
|Rainbow Falls||Snowy Fields|
|Big-Bean Vine||Cozy Cabin|
|Mole Hole||Mt. Slide|
|Weird Woods||Frosty Wheel|
|Pyramid Sands||Frigid Fjords|
|Lava Landing||Evergreen Lift|
|Cool Cave||Future City|
|Dino Jungle||Tube Town|
|Temper Temple||Mysterious UFO|
|Dusk Dunes||Stellar Way|
|Toy Tracks||Moon Base|
|Mushroom Run||Outer Rings|
|Sweets Park||Whispy's Forest|
|Melody Town||Tempest Towers|
|Cocoa Station||Cloud Palace|
|Dark Manor||Castle Dedede|
|Splash Beach||Meta Melon Isle|
|Blub-Blub Ocean||Battleship Halberd|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
While not appearing as an enemy proper in this title, Waddle Dees carrying spears can be seen in the opening cutscene, attempting to guard King Dedede from Taranza's magic.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Spear Waddle Dees make an appearance in Kirby 3D Rumble. They stand in place, and attempt to toss their spears at Kirby, creating Drop Stars where the spears land. They are further distinguished from standard Waddle Dees by their yellow fur.
Spear Waddle Dees, along with Sectra Dee variants, can also be seen in the standalone version of this sub-game, Kirby's Blowout Blast, although with orange skin this time.
Kirby Battle Royale
A special variant of Spear Waddle Dee exists in this title, called Soldier Waddle Dee. While they are not playable, they can be faced in Dedede's Cake Royale, and fight similarly to Spear Kirby.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- Main article: Waddle Dee (anime character)
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, there are similar Waddle Dees that carry spears and act on King Dedede's behalf as his soldiers or castle guards. These spear-wielding Waddle Dees can be sometimes seen rallying in very large numbers, with their most prominent appearances being in episodes like Waddle While You Work and Hunger Struck. However, as with most Waddle Dees in general, they are not exactly skilled fighters. Eventually, they would go on to influence the appearance of Spear Waddle Dees in the games, with their most analogous game appearance as guards of Castle Dedede being in Kirby Super Star Ultra's Revenge of the King.
Several spear-wielding Waddle Dees being tided over by Dyna Blade in Waddle While You Work
The spear-wielding Waddle Dees being led by Captain Waddle Doo in a revolution in Hunger Struck
Meta Knight and his comrades defending against the Waddle Dees in Hunger Struck
Devil Kirby unleashes absolute chaos on the spear-wielding Waddle Dees in Frog Wild
Notable Spear-wielding Waddle Dees
While this article mainly serves to cover standard Waddle Dees carrying spears, there are a number of other more notable Waddle Dees who are known for their spear wielding. These are as follows:
- Bandana Waddle Dee - Perhaps the most well-known individual Waddle Dee in the series uses a spear as his primary weapon. He can perform all of the same moves as Spear Kirby and also possesses an Infinity Jump.
- Soldier Waddle Dee - These special NPCs appear in Kirby Battle Royale as enemy combatants in Dedede's Cake Royale. Several of them have a fair amount of dialogue in the story proper.
- Colossal Spear Waddle Dee - This large Spear Waddle Dee appears as a reoccurring boss in Super Kirby Clash.
Card from Kirby Card Swipe in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Spear Waddle Dees failing to guard King Dedede during the opening cutscene of Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Screenshot of a Spear Waddle Dee from Kirby 3D Rumble
Screenshot of a purple Spear Waddle Dee from Kirby's Blowout Blast
Soldier Waddle Dees guard the gate and entrance in Kirby Battle Royale
Four Spear Waddle Dees featured on the Castle Dedede Travel Sticker from the "Kirby Pupupu Train" 2016 events
Names in other languages
|Spear Waddle Dee|
qiāng wǎ dòu lǔ dí
|Spear Waddle Dee|
qiāng wǎ dòu lǔ dí
|Dutch||Speer-Waddle Dee||Spear Waddle Dee|
|French||Waddle Dee Lance||Spear Waddle Dee|
|German||Pieksi Waddle Dee||From "pieksen" = "to poke"|
|Italian||Waddle Dee Lanciere||Spear Waddle Dee|
|Korean||창 웨이들 디
chang weideul di
|Spear Waddle Dee|
|Spanish||Waddle Dee lanza||Spear Waddle Dee|