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]

DL3 Tick Sprite.png Tick makes its debut appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 3. Here, its basic look and behavior was established.

Tick performs a special role in the Jumping Sub-Game. It will jab Kirby if he lands 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 No No No No No
Stage 2 Yes No No No No
Stage 3 No No No No No
Stage 4 No No Yes No No
Stage 5 Yes No Yes No Yes
Stage 6 No No No Yes No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Tick in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

K64 Tick Sprite.png 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 No No Yes No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No Yes No N/A
Stage 3 No No No No No Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No No No N/A N/A

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

KCC Tick sprite.png 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.

In this game, Tick has a different design. Its body is beige instead of white, and its mouth is not visible, except when defeated.

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 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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 No No No No No
Raisin Ruins No No No No No
Onion Ocean No No Yes No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines Yes No Yes No Yes
Dangerous Dinner Yes No Yes N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Tick returns in these games, acting 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 No No No Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No Yes No No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Endless Explosions No No Yes No Yes N/A No N/A
Royal Road No No No Yes Yes N/A Yes No

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チック
Chikku
From chikkutakku (ちっくたっく), an onomatopoeia for ticking.
German Tick Tick