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Spear Waddle Dee

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Spear Waddle Dee
Spear Waddle Dee KCC artwork.png
Artwork of a Spear Waddle Dee from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
Details
First game Kirby: Canvas Curse (2005)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cutscene only)
Kirby: Planet Robobot (Kirby 3D Rumble)
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Waddle Dee, Soldier Waddle Dee, Colossal Spear Waddle Dee, Bandana Waddle Dee, Spear Cotta
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

Spear Waddle Dee's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
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[edit]

When Kirby approaches, this Waddle Dee will toss spears at him.
— Kirby: Canvas Curse instruction booklet (NA print), page 16

KCC Spear Waddle Dee sprite.png 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.

Locations[edit]

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
Yes
All stages

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSSU Spear Waddle Dee Sprite.png 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[edit]

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.

Locations[edit]

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  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle Yes Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens Yes Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields No Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls Yes Snowy Fields Yes
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin Yes
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide Yes
Weird Woods Yes Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands Yes Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing Yes Evergreen Lift Yes
Cool Cave No Future City No
Dino Jungle Yes Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings No
Sweets Park Yes Whispy's Forest Yes
Melody Town No Tempest Towers Yes
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace Yes
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede Yes
Splash Beach Yes Meta Melon Isle Yes
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd Yes
Secret Island Yes

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

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 3D Rumble & Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Spear Waddle Dees make an appearance in the Kirby: Planet Robobot sub-game Kirby 3D Rumble. They stand in place, and attempt to toss their spears at Kirby, creating Dropped 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[edit]

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![edit]

Main article: Waddle Dee (anime character)
Artwork of a spear-wielding Waddle Dee from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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.

Notable Spear-wielding Waddle Dees[edit]

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:

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤリワドルディ
Yari Wadorudi
Spear Waddle Dee
Traditional Chinese 槍瓦豆魯迪
qiāng wǎ dòu lǔ dí
Spear Waddle Dee
Simplified Chinese 枪瓦豆鲁迪
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
Latin American Spanish Waddle Dee lanza
Pica Waddle Dee (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
Spear Waddle Dee
European Spanish Pica Waddle Dee Spear Waddle Dee