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KatFL Spookstep screenshot.png
Screenshot of Spookstep from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
First game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Latest game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Phanta
Waddle Dee
Waddle Doo
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Spookstep is a ghostly enemy that debuted in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It looks somewhat like a ghostly version of Waddle Dee, but it has a much creepier face with only one eye and a gaping mouth. It raises its arms up in a stereotypical monster manner when it runs after Kirby. It yields no Copy Ability if inhaled.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Spookstep is first encountered in the Lollipop Land level. Spookstep will usually poof onto the scene from the air before attacking, and if encountered in rooms with mirrors, it will be invisible unless viewed through said mirror.


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

Spookstep 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 Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No No No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No No Yes No No N/A Yes N/A
Endless Explosions No No No No No N/A No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No N/A No No

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Spookstep returns as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, where its English name is first provided. It has the same appearance and behavior as before.


In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Spookstep can be found in the following stages:

Spookstep locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors Yes Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Yes Forgo Plains Yes
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park No
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns No
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland No
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone No
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホラータランプ[1]
Horā Taranpu
Horror Tramp; also involves "lamp"
Chinese 恐怖踏步怪
Kǒngbù tàbù guài
Scary stepping monster
Dutch Spookstep -
French Lampœil Portmanteau of "lampe" (lamp) and œil" (eye)
German Horrorlicht Horror Light
Italian Lampocchio Portmanteau of "lampada" (lamp) and "occhio" (eye)
Korean 뚜벅고스
Portmanteau of "뚜벅뚜벅" (Ttubeok-ttubeok, onomatopoeia for heavy footsteps) and "ghost"
Spanish Lampiterror Portmanteau of "lámpara" (lamp) and "terror"