Tick

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Tick
KRtDLTick.png
Model of Tick from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Details
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Other game(s) Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Copy Ability Needle
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 48.png
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Tick is a recurring enemy debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 3. Its appearance is that of a white blob with a pair of big, round eyes, a smiling mouth and an extendable red spike atop its head. Its facial expression changes depending on what it is doing, being able to switch from friendly to malicious and back again.

Ticks walk around harmlessly at first, but stop and attempt to stab Kirby when he is above them. Inhaling and swallowing them awards Kirby the Needle ability.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Tick makes its debut appearance in this game. Here is where its basic look and behavior was established.

Tick performs a special role in the Jumping Sub-Game of Kirby's Dream Land 3. It will jab Kirby should he land on the wrong space, forcing the end of the game.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Tick can be found in the following levels and stages:

Tick locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 6 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Tick makes its debut appearance in 3-D in this game. It behaves largely the same as it did in the previous game, and still provides the Needle ability. Tick appears on the 48th Enemy Info Card.

A larger mid-boss variant of Tick appears in stage 1 of Aqua Star. This larger Tick does not do much, but smaller Ticks appear continuously down below which try to jab at Kirby in the meantime.

Locations[edit]

Tick can be found in the following levels and stages:

Tick locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A
Stage 4 N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A N/A

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Tick returns in Kirby: Canvas Curse, with a similar look and attack strategy as it had in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is a fairly uncommon enemy, and can be easily bested by tapping it with the Nintendo DS stylus before running into it with Kirby to gain the Needle ability.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse's main game, Tick appears only in the Neo Greo stage Dreamy Darkness.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Tick appears much the same as in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and has a similar game plan.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Tick can be found in the following levels and stages:

Tick locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Raisin Ruins Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Onion Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A
White Wafers Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Nutty Noon Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Egg Engines Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Dangerous Dinner Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Tick returns just as it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

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

Tick 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 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Wild World Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Endless Explosions Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Royal Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チック
Tikku
Tick
German Tick Tick