Stardust Fruits[Japanese title], also called "The Fruits of Wonder", are small, blue, jewel-like fruits from the Kirby novel series. They appear in the second volume Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods! as a plot device. They are often described as "the tastiest fruits in the universe" and only grow in Gloomy Woods of Dream Land. In addition, they can only be collected once a year on a full moon spring night, otherwise they decay, fall off and rot, as explained by Meta Knight. When they grow, however, they do so in a large numbers. The Fruits of Wonder, due to their rumored deliciousness, were often a goal for many adventurers. It is only later revealed that they grow because of the Stardust Crystal that is located in there, which has the power to ripen the Stardust Fruits. Guarding it was a life task of "the master" (prior to their disappearance) and their servants, Ringle and Broom Hatter. Very few are aware of its existence.
Stardust Fruits serve a major role in Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!, being the motivation for two of the antagonists. Obtaining them Stardust Fruits is Kerota, Keroji, and Kerolina's goal with Kirby's help, only to later betray him to gain fame as villains. However, they instead turn over to a new leaf before they can do so. On the other hand, the much more competent Woodkeeper works towards stealing the Stardust Crystal to gain stable access to Stardust Fruits, which he would later sell at high price, and as their only seller, would become very rich.
Names in other languages
Sutādasuto no Mi