|“||The fellow behind you goes by the name Storo. He's always been a big guy, but don't worry. He's really a pussycat. So to speak.||”|
— Daroach in Kirby Mass Attack
Storo is a member of the Squeaks alongside Daroach, Spinni and Doc, acting as the muscle of them. He first appeared in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Storo is a blue, burly bipedal mouse. He wears a red bandana, a black eyepatch and a red sleeveless shirt with the belly out. He has a round, black snout and a single visible tooth in his mouth. Despite having no visible eyes, Storo still cries when being beaten in the sub-game Speedy Teatime.
|“||My friend Storo behind you might seem like a brute. But would a brute brush his teeth until they're all minty fresh? So, best not judge a book by its cover.||”|
— Daroach in Kirby Mass Attack
In the sub-game Speedy Teatime from Kirby: Squeak Squad, Storo was shown to be gluttonous, evidenced by the fact he smiles when eating more than Kirby (and consequently winning), and cries when losing. In Kirby Mass Attack, Daroach says that Storo may look like a brute but is instead "a pussycat".
|Storo's video game appearances|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||Mid-Boss and secondary antagonist|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Cameo||Appears at Daroach's Airship.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Appears as a Keychain.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Reference||Appears as a Sticker.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Cameo||Appears as part of Daroach's moveset.|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Appears as a Character Treat.|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe||Cameo||Appears as an enemy in Smash Ride.|
Kirby: Squeak Squad
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Storo sometimes appears when Kirby obtains a large chest. As such, his main goal is to steal Kirby's chest and take it to his headquarters. Kirby can either run away with the chest, defeat Storo, or if Storo already obtained the chest, quickly go to the headquarters to defeat him. His method of attacking is either bumping into Kirby or hitting him with a hammer. After he is halfway defeated, he turns red. At some point in the battle, Storo falls unconscious. At that moment, Kirby can repetitively attack him to obtain food (or possibly even Invincibility Candy). If Kirby attacks Storo while he has his hammer out, he may drop it, allowing Kirby to inhale it for the Hammer ability. He also appears in Speedy Teatime as the main opponent.
Kirby Mass Attack
Storo reappears in Kirby Mass Attack, boarding Daroach's Airship after Green Grounds is cleared. He is mentioned in some of Daroach's dialogue but can't be directly interacted with.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Storo appears as a keychain using his sprite from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Storo appears as a sticker for the Robobot Armor using his artwork from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Kirby Star Allies
In Kirby Star Allies, Daroach can call upon Storo using the Summon Storo move. When he appears, he leaps into the air, then slams straight downward three times in succession before disappearing. His slams can do a large amount of damage, and can also pound stakes.
Kirby's Dream Buffet
In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Storo appears on one of the Character Treats, using his artwork from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Storo appears as one of the main opponents in Smash Ride, only appearing on Level 3. Storo is very difficult to push off the stage due to his hefty size, but he gives 3 points if the player manages to do so.
In the Kirby novel series
In the Kirby novel series, Storo appears as a supporting antagonist in Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!. He is part of the Squeaks as one of Daroach's three high-ranking henchmen. Like the other three, Storo is extremely loyal to Daroach. He is the strongest and heaviest of the three, and also the least talkative. He usually carries a hammer, which is his main method of attack.
In Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!, Storo helps Daroach steal the egg that Kirby and Waddle Dee are tasked with protecting. He first appears when Kirby first finds the egg at an ancient temple. He shows up with Spinni and Doc to ambush the two of them. Storo attacks by swinging his hammer at Kirby, but Kirby dodges and spit fire at him with his Fire ability. After Kirby fends off all three of them, the Squeaks retreat.
Later on, Daroach plans to sneak in to Castle Dedede at night to snatch the egg, while everyone is asleep. When the Squeaks enter from the balcony, Storo stays on the balcony due to his lack of stealth. Daroach and Spinni escape with the egg, accidentally waking Kirby and Waddle Dee in the process. When Kirby goes after them, Storo stands in his way. He attacks with his hammer again, but then King Dedede enters the room. Dedede's hammer collides with Storo's, starting a test of strength, which allows Kirby to pass by and chase after the others. When he returns, it is revealed that King Dedede won, and Storo is now tied up. When Kirby, Waddle Dee, and King Dedede start interrogating Storo, Meta Knight shows up and cuts the ropes he is tied up in, freeing him. They swiftly escape, while Kirby and co. are shocked at why Meta Knight would ever help the Squeaks.
When Kirby and co. return to the temple, the Squeaks follow after them. They plan to explain to Waddle Dee that there is a misunderstanding about Daroach, because Kirby and Dedede did not listen before. Storo grabs Waddle Dee and the egg, and the Squeaks run off. They accidentally set off a trap, and fall through a trap door. They all land in an underground lake, and everyone gets up at the water's surface except Storo and Waddle Dee. Storo is unconscious from the impact of the water, and sinks down with Waddle Dee still in his grip. Daroach swims down and pinches Storo to wake him up, and he quickly rises up to the surface with Waddle Dee. With everyone safely at the lake's surface, Meta Knight then explains the whole misunderstanding to Waddle Dee.
In the end, it is revealed that Daroach only wanted the cushion that the egg was strapped to. He had trouble falling asleep before, and wanted to take the cushion so he could use use it as a pillow. The mother bird forgives him for all the trouble, and allows him to keep it. With the Squeaks on good terms with everyone, they bid farewell and fly away in their airship.
- In the main menu for Kirby Star Allies, one of the character interactions has Storo flattening Kirby as they pass. This is a reference to the intro for Kirby: Squeak Squad, where the same thing happens.
- Despite having an eyepatch, Storo's other eye is never visible either, except when he is knocked out from a bomb explosion in Speedy Teatime.
Artwork from Kirby: Squeak Squad
Artwork of Kirby holding a Treasure Chest and being pursued by the Squeaks in Kirby: Squeak Squad
Sticker of Storo from Kirby: Planet Robobot
"The Great Labyrinth Battle" Celebration Picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring Storo with the Squeaks
Artwork for Kirby's 20th Anniversary
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Storo
Names in other languages
|French||Forto||From "fort", strong. It can also mean big, depending the context.|
|German||Massivo||From "massiv" = "massive"|
|Stron. Transliteration of Japanese name|
|Portuguese||Forto||Derived from "Forte" (strong)|