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Swinging Waddle Doo

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Swinging Waddle Doo
KRtDL Swinging Waddle Doo.png
Screenshot of Swinging Waddle Doo from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Copy Ability Beam
Similar entities Waddle Doo, Swinging Waddle Dee
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This article is about Waddle Doos who swing on ropes. For Waddle Doos in a general context, see Waddle Doo.

Swinging Waddle Doo[Japanese title] is an uncommon enemy that first appeared in Kirby Super Star. Much like Swinging Waddle Dee, Swinging Waddle Doo swings back and forth on a rope, which can either be moving parallel or perpendicular to Kirby's plane of action.

Swinging Waddle Doo behaves exactly like Swinging Waddle Dee while it is swinging, as it cannot fire its beam while on the rope. Cutting it down using a suitable ability will cause it to fall and return to being a standard Waddle Doo, whereupon it will start using its beam again. Otherwise, Swinging Waddle Doo can be defeated by attacking it directly, or swallowing it to obtain the Beam ability.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star[edit]

Swinging Waddle Doo in the Sub-Tree area of The Great Cave Offensive, in Kirby Super Star.

Swinging Waddle Doo makes his first appearance in this game. He is considerably rarer than a regular Waddle Doo. If he survives being hit by something, he will detach from the rope and behave like a regular Waddle Doo.

There appears to be only one Swinging Waddle Doo in the game, located in the Sub-Tree area of The Great Cave Offensive. Notably, Swinging Waddle Dee is not in this game, making his first debut in Revenge of the King in Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Swinging Waddle Doo appears again in this game. In addition to being in his old location in Sub-Tree, he can also be found in Revenge of the King. Here, it appears in Illusion Islands and The Revenge.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Swinging Waddle Doo makes its first 3D appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where now it swings from a rope made of twine rather than the old ball-composed chain. The rope can be cut using the appropriate Copy Ability, causing Swinging Waddle Doo to fall to the ground and become a normal Waddle Doo.

Much like in Kirby Super Star, there is only one Swinging Waddle Dee in the whole game. It appears in Onion Ocean - Stage 1.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Swinging Waddle Doo appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, largely unchanged from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, though now able to swing backward and forward relative to the stage walkways.


In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Swinging Waddle Doo only appears in Fine Fields - Stage 6 EX.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Swinging Waddle Doo is not mechanized and only appears in Resolution Road - Stage 4.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラブラワドルドゥ
Burabura Wadorudu
Swinging Waddle Doo
Can also be translated to "Dangling Waddle Doo"