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Team DDD
KFD vs Team DDD screenshot.png
Splash screen of Team DDD (King Dedede's pose varies randomly).
Details
First game Kirby Fighters Deluxe (2014)
Relative(s) King Dedede
Similar to Dedede Clone
Theme music

Clips of the themes that play when fighting Team DDD.

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This article is about King Dedede and his clones in the final battle of Kirby Fighters Deluxe. For the king himself, see King Dedede.

Team DDD (simply referred to as Dedede in the British English version) is the final boss of Kirby Fighters Deluxe's Single Player Mode. The team consists of King Dedede and 23-63 smaller clones—Mini Dededes (pink & small-sized) and Combo Dededes (orange & medium-sized).

Difficulty[edit]

The number of Team DDD varies on difficulty. Some elements of the stage, as well as the music played, are changed on "Very Hard" difficulty.

Difficulty Team DDD Members Stage
Easy Team DDD24/Dedede 24
  • 21 Mini Dededes
  • 2 Combo Dededes
  • King Dedede
The Fountain of Dreams (3D)
Normal Team DDD32/Dedede 32
  • 29 Mini Dededes
  • 2 Combo Dededes
  • King Dedede
Hard Team DDD47/Dedede 47
  • 44 Mini Dededes
  • 2 Combo Dededes
  • King Dedede
Very Hard Team DDD64/Dedede 64
  • 61 Mini Dededes
  • 2 Combo Dededes
  • King Dedede
The Fountain of Dreams
(Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)

The animation at the start of the battle when Kirby encounters King Dedede is longer in the Very Hard difficulty.

If Kirby is knocked out in this final battle and the player selects continue, Team DDD will reduce their numbers to a lower level of difficulty in subsequent rematches, down to a minimum of 24. However, the actual difficulty of the battle remains the same.

Battle[edit]

Energized by the Fountain of Dreams, the original king is here with his team in tow, ready to cause some ruckus! He's hoping his royal pride and some solid teamwork will help him feel like a final boss once again!
— VS Team DDD Special Page (American English version)
Energised by the Fountain of Dreams, the original king is here with his team in tow, ready to cause a ruckus! He's hoping his royal pride and some solid teamwork will help him feel like a final boss once again!
— VS Dedede Special Page (British English version)
The king is back, looking for a last shot at revenge. His team members may be miniature, but they sure mean business! "Hey! You pesky pink puffball! Are you ready for a team battle? Then let's go!"
— VS Team DDD Special Page (American English version)
The king is back, looking for a last shot at revenge. His team members may be miniature, but they sure mean business! "Hey! You pesky pink-puffball! Are you ready for a team battle? Then let's go!"
— VS Dedede Special Page (British English version)

When Kirby enters the Final Round of Single Player Mode, he sees King Dedede alone with a new hammer called "Star Rod Hammer Dedede Custom" created from the Fountain of Dreams. This hammer resembles a cross between the Star Rod and Dedede's standard hammer, having a blocky, golden, star-emblazoned mallet with a swirling white-and-pink handle. However, King Dedede doesn't battle on his own at first. He roars and jumps off the stage, as the Mini Dededes start to appear and the battle begins.

Phase 1: Mini Dededes[edit]

Archer Kirby picks off the Mini Dededes one-by-one.

Mini Dededes enter the stage one by one, wielding pink toy mallets, and attacking with King Dedede's basic moves. A Mini Dedede can be easily defeated in one hit or two, depending on the strength of the Copy Ability, and can even be defeated with slides, dive attacks and air bullets. A Mini Dedede can be grabbed by specific abilities too. The number of Mini Dededes varies depending on the difficulty level, ranging from as few as 21 to as many as 61. On the lower difficulties, food items will appear after every few Dededes defeated.

The following lists all of the Mini Dededes' attacks in Kirby Fighters Deluxe. The attacks that the Mini Dededes use depends on the difficulty selected, and they don't have a set attack pattern.

Mini Dedede Attacks in Kirby Fighters Deluxe  
Attack Difficulties Description
Hammer All difficulties The Mini Dedede raises his hammer and slams the ground with it.
Head Slide All difficulties The Mini Dedede runs and then dives at Kirby. In the Hard and Very Hard difficulties, the Mini Dedede may slide while spinning, which makes him slide farther and for more time.
Super Dedede Jump All except Easy The Mini Dedede leaps into the air and then lands suddenly in another location.
Hover Hard and Very Hard The Mini Dedede takes in air and starts hovering toward Kirby.

Phase 2: King Dedede & Combo Dededes[edit]

Kirby fighting King Dedede and his Combo Dededes.
Kirby takes on a larger Dedede

After every Mini Dedede is defeated, King Dedede returns to the stage, now with the assistance of two Combo Dededes. In the first three difficulties, the three Dededes appear on the opposite side of the stage in which Kirby is on, with the two Combo Dededes surrounding King Dedede. In the Very Hard difficulty, however, King Dedede always appear on the center of the stage, with each Combo Dedede appearing on each side of the stage, independently of Kirby's position. The music also switches to a different theme. Note that while defeating the Combo Dededes drains the health of the boss, it is not required to beat them; only defeating the real Dedede is necessary.

When the Combo Dededes are still on the stage, King Dedede and his clones still attack with their basic moves. Like the Mini Dededes, the Combo Dededes can be grabbed by specific abilities. In addition, King Dedede takes more damage from Kirby before his giant transformation, so the optimal strategy to complete the battle as quickly as possible is to ignore the Combo Dededes and concentrating on damaging the real Dedede.

The following lists all of the Combo Dededes' attacks and all of King Dedede's attacks in his first phase in Kirby Fighters Deluxe. The attacks that the Combo Dededes use and that King Dedede uses depends on the difficulty in which they are battled, and the Combo Dededes doesn't follow a set attack pattern. In the Very Hard difficulty, King Dedede always starts with the "Hammer" move, but aside from that, he doesn't seem to have a set attack pattern.

Combo Dedede Attacks in Kirby Fighters Deluxe  
Attack Difficulties Description
Hammer All difficulties The Combo Dedede raises his hammer and slams the ground with it.
Head Slide All difficulties The Combo Dedede runs and then dives at Kirby. In the Hard and Very Hard difficulties, the Combo Dedede may slide while spinning, which makes him slide farther and for more time.
Super Dedede Jump All except Easy The Combo Dedede leaps into the air and then lands suddenly in another location.
Hover Hard and Very Hard The Combo Dedede takes in air and starts hovering toward Kirby.
King Dedede Attacks in Kirby Fighters Deluxe  
Attack Difficulties Description
Hammer All difficulties King Dedede raises his hammer and slams the ground with it, creating a Dropped Star.
If Kirby is airborne when King Dedede is raising his hammer, he will jump up and swing the hammer in midair. When he lands, a shock wave emanates from it, which creates a drop star when it gets to the end of the screen.
In the Hard and Very Hard difficulties, when he attacks on the ground, he swings his hammer twice, creating one small Small Dropped Star that disappears quickly after the first swing, and then a normal one after the second swing.
Head Slide All difficulties King Dedede runs and then dives at Kirby, creating a Dropped Star when he lands.
Super Dedede Jump All difficulties King Dedede leaps into the air and then lands suddenly in another location, creating two Dropped Stars.
In the Very Hard difficulty, he sends two shock waves to the sides when he lands, each one creating a Dropped Star when it gets to the end of the screen.
In the Hard and Very Hard difficulties, the screen rumbles when he lands, and if the attack hits Kirby, he is sent flying.

When both Combo Dededes are defeated, King Dedede becomes furious and increases his size. In his giant form, King Dedede can now use many energy attacks with his Star Rod Hammer Dedede Custom, similar to those of Masked Dedede's Revenge and Shadow Dedede from Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Notably, when he does the hammer spin attack, he will throw various Dedede Keychains onto the screen to hinder the player's sight (called "Keychains of Glory"), similar to Kracko's "Throwback Blindfold" attack in Round 5 of Single Player Mode. On Very Hard mode, these Keychains use unique designs not found in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

The following lists all of King Dedede's attacks after growing in size in Kirby Fighters Deluxe. The attacks that he uses depend on which difficulty he is challenged. In the Very Hard difficulty, he always starts with the "Extra Dedede Jump" move, but aside from said instance, he appears to lack a set attack pattern.

Giant King Dedede Attacks in Kirby Fighters Deluxe  
Attack Difficulties Description
Hammer All difficulties King Dedede raises his hammer and slams the ground with it, creating a Dropped Star.
If Kirby is airborne when King Dedede is raising his hammer, he will jump up and swing the hammer in midair. When he lands, a shock wave emanates from it, which creates a drop star when it gets to the end of the screen.
In the Hard and Very Hard difficulties, when he attacks on the ground, he swings his hammer twice, creating one small Dropped Star that disappears quickly after the first swing, and then a normal one after the second swing.
Head Slide All difficulties King Dedede runs and then dives at Kirby, creating a Dropped Star when he lands.
In the Very Hard difficulty, he may turn around and slide a second time, which doesn't create a Dropped Star.
Super Dedede Jump All except Very Hard King Dedede leaps into the air and then lands suddenly in another location, creating two Dropped Stars.
He may do this three times in succession. In the Hard and Very Hard difficulties, the screen rumbles when he lands, and if the attack hits Kirby, he is sent flying.
Hammer Tornado All difficulties King Dedede spins rapidly with his hammer along the ground. He then ascends in the air while spinning and throws 4 "Keychains of Glory" onto the screen to hinder the player's sight.
After that, he lands on the ground and gets dizzy for some seconds. He takes little to no damage while spinning.
In the Very Hard difficulty, he spins on the ground a bit more than in lower difficulties before ascending, and the Keychains he throws out are designs not found in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Keychains of Glory in Very Hard difficulty include:
  • Dedede throwing a tantrum (from Kirby's Dream Land, Extra Game unlock screen)
  • Dedede crying (from Kirby's Dream Land, Configuration Mode unlock screen)
  • Dedede sulking (from Kirby's Dream Land, Configuration Mode unlock screen)
  • Dedede bloating up (from Kirby Super Star)
  • Dedede shocked, wearing his Japanese clothes in Samurai Kirby (from Kirby Super Star)
  • Dedede with his back turned (from Kirby's Dream Land 3)
  • Dedede's belly growing teeth (from Kirby's Dream Land 3)
  • Dedede's face grinning in Gourmet Race (from Kirby Super Star Ultra)
  • Dedede throwing a tantrum in Gourmet Race (from Kirby Super Star Ultra)
  • Dedede aiming a gun, wearing his western clothes in Kirby on the Draw (from Kirby Super Star Ultra)
  • Dedede's card in Kirby Card Swipe (from Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Hover All except Very Hard King Dedede takes in air and starts hovering toward Kirby. In the end, he lets out an Air Bullet which does damage to Kirby.
Hypernova Inhale All difficulties King Dedede inhales, creating a big vortex. If Kirby doesn't run fast enough from the suction, he will be sucked up and then spat out at the screen.
Hammer Dance All except Easy King Dedede wildly swings his hammer about, aiming for Kirby as he does so, and turning with his strikes as needed. He finishes with a long lunge attack, leaving a Dropped Star behind.
Hammer Bomber Hard and Very Hard King Dedede jumps into the air with his hammer, and then comes swinging it down, creating a large explosion where he lands with five Dropped Stars around him.
Shining Hammer Hard and Very Hard King Dedede charges his hammer, then releases a series of energy orb projectiles across the stage.
Extra Dedede Jump Very Hard King Dedede furiously jumps from one side of the stage to the other five times, in each still creating two Dropped Stars when he lands, and creating two shock waves after he lands the fifth time. Then, he will repeat the process in the opposite direction.
Hammer Farmer Very Hard King Dedede swings his hammer repeatedly, moving across the stage, like how a farmer harvests with a sickle. He gets to the end of the stage, turns around, hammers repeatedly again to the other side, then he jumps and swings his hammer in the air, releasing a shock wave when he lands, which produces a Dropped Stars when it gets to the ends of the stage.

When the real King Dedede is defeated, all Dededes (including Combo Dededes if any) blast off the stage, and Single Player Mode is completed.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Mini Dededes don't reuse the same model as King Dedede. They have rounder features, bigger faces and clothes, and smaller hands and feet. According to designer Kenichiro Kita on Miiverse, these subtle changes were made to make them look smaller and younger, like children wearing clothes that are too big for them.
  • Some of King Dedede's attacks move the game's camera in different ways, like rotating to the direction of his attack, or slightly rumbling if he does a strong attack.
  • The idea of fighting more than one Dedede in the same boss battle would later reappear during the Dedede Clone boss battle of Rhythm Route in Kirby: Planet Robobot. When split into three Dedede Clones, they start by simultaneously using the Hammer Farmer attack, which was previously performed alone by the Team DDD version of King Dedede on Very Hard mode.
  • Several of the lines in the Special Page for Team DDD are, in the Japanese and Korean versions, parodies of previous dialogue from the Kirby series.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チーム・DDD24
chīmu DDD24
チーム・DDD32
chīmu DDD32
チーム・DDD47
chīmu DDD47
チーム・DDD64
chīmu DDD64
Team DDD24
Team DDD32
Team DDD47
Team DDD64
Canadian French 24Dadidou
32Dadidou
47Dadidou
64Dadidou
24Dedede
32Dedede
47Dedede
64Dedede
European French 24DaDiDou
32DaDiDou
47DaDiDou
64DaDiDou
24DeDeDe
32DeDeDe
47DeDeDe
64DeDeDe
German Dedede 24
Dedede 32
Dedede 47
Dedede 64
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Italian Dedede 24
Dedede 32
Dedede 47
Dedede 64
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Korean 텀 DDD24
teom DDD24
텀 DDD32
teom DDD32
텀 DDD47
teom DDD47
텀 DDD64
teom DDD64
Team DDD24
Team DDD32
Team DDD47
Team DDD64
Spanish Dedede 24
Dedede 32
Dedede 47
Dedede 64
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References

  1. 元祖ラスボス、夢の泉の力をかりて 大量チームで大あばれ!いくどとなく やぶれつづけ、もはや 自分がラスボスで あったことも わすれていたが… 今日こそ 大王のいじ、チームのきずな、見せてやる!
    The original final boss is using the power of the Fountain of Dreams to unleash a huge attack with a team of massive numbers! I've failed countless times, and I'd forgotten I was the final boss... But today, I'll show you the Great King's pride through the bond of a team!

    — VS Team DDD (Easy–Hard) Special Page (Japanese version)


    いくどとなく きせいし、のりうつりつづけ、どれが 本当のすがた であったのか… もはや 思い出すことも出来ない。わたしをよぶ声もしたが 今はもう聞こえない。この夜が明けるその前に、とわなる…ねむりを…
    I have fed on others and changed my shape countless times. Which one was my true form? I cannot remember anymore. A voice once called out for me, but now I no longer hear it. Before this night ends, I must forever... sleep...

    — VS Soul of Sectonia Special Page (Phase 2), Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Japanese version)

  2. 원조 최종 보스. 꿈의 샘의 힘을 빌려 다수로 팀을 꾸려 도전한다! 수없이 많은 패배 끝에 급기야 자신이 최종 보스라는 자각조차 없는 듯하지만… 오늘이야말로 대왕의 능력, 팀의 능력을 보여 주러 등장!
    — VS Team DDD (Easy-Hard) Special Page (Korean version)


    끊임없이 숙주를 옮기며 기생해 왔다… 과연 어떤 것이 진짜 모습이었을까? 그녀를 부르는 소리도 이제는 들리지 않는 듯하다. 이 밤이 끝나기 전에 영원히 잠재워라…!
    — VS Soul of Sectonia Special Page (Phase 2), Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Korean version)

  3. 元祖ラスボス、大王さまの 大逆襲。…さあ、次はお前たちの番だ!と、言っても 仲間は全員ミニサイズ。不覚だが やむをえない。やい、しにぞこないのピンクだま! チーム決戦の機は熟したぞ! いざ…やらいでか!
    The original final boss, his majesty, the Great King's big revenge.1 "...So, it's your turn next!"2 ...he says, but his friends are all miniature. It's a blunder, but he has no choice.3 Hey, you're about to perish,4 you pink lump!5 The time has come for a team showdown!6 Now... here we go!7

    — VS Team DDD (Very Hard) Special Page (Japanese version)


    1 "His majesty, the Great King's big revenge" (大王さまの大逆襲) references both what Bandana Waddle Dee calls him in Revenge of the King (大王さま his majesty, the Great King) as well as the Japanese name of Revenge of the King (大王の逆襲 The Great King's Revenge).
    2 "...So, it's your turn next!" (さあ、次はお前たちの番だ!) is one of Dedede's lines from Revenge of the King: "...O-OK then, I guess it's your turn." (さ、さあ、つぎはおまえたちの番だ。), which was in turn a parody of Meta Knight's line in Revenge of Meta Knight: "So... Now it's time for the rest of you to escape as well." (さあ、次はおまえたちが逃げる番だ。)
    3 "It's a blunder, but he has no choice." (不覚だが やむをえない) is a line in both Revenge of Meta Knight and Revenge of the King: "We've failed... but there's nothing we can do." / "(We're done for...Only one option...)" (不覚…だがやむをえまい)
    4 "You're about to perish" is a line in both Revenge of Meta Knight and Revenge of the King: "You are all about to perish." (しにぞこないどもめ。)
    5 "Pink lump" is what Dedede calls Kirby in Revenge of the King (ピンクだま, pink ball).
    6 "The time has come" is a line in both Revenge of Meta Knight and Revenge of the King (機は熟した).
    7 "Now" (いざ) is part of what Meta Knight says before his duel with Kirby in Revenge of Meta Knight (いざ勝負 Now let us duel!). "Here we go" (やらいでか) is the Japanese name of the cutscene "Ripple Rescue" from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

  4. 원조 최종 보스 대왕님의 대역습.1 …자, 가거라! 다음은 너희들 차례다!2 앗! 그런데 모두 미니 사이즈잖아! 어쩔 수 없군. 야! 끈질기게 살아 있는 핑크색 공 같은 녀석아!3 팀 결승전은 지금부터라구! 자… 시작한닷!
    — VS Team DDD (Very Hard) Special Page (Korean version)


    1 "대왕님의 대역습" references what Bandana Waddle Dee calls him in Revenge of the King (대왕님 his majesty, the Great King) as well as the Korean name of Revenge of Meta Knight (메타 나이트의 역습 Meta Knight's Revenge).
    2 "…자, 가거라! 다음은 너희들 차례다!" references one of Dedede's lines from Revenge of the King: "...O-OK then, I guess it's your turn." (……그, 그렇다면 다음은 너희들 차례다.), which was in turn a parody of Meta Knight's line in Revenge of Meta Knight: "So... Now it's time for the rest of you to escape as well." (자, 이제 너희들이 탈출할 차례다.)
    3 "Pink lump" is what Dedede calls Kirby in Revenge of the King (핑크색, pink ball).