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Tropic Woods

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Tropic Woods
KatFL Tropic Woods splash screen.png
Title card for Tropic Woods from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Relative(s) Phantom Tropic Woods
Similar to Whispy Woods
Theme music

Music for the battle with Tropic Woods in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Fresh ocean air and warm sunlight helped Tropic Woods grow big and strong. Its giant coconuts will cause big explosions after they drop. It has nonexploding coconuts too, and they're supposed to be delicious! Few have ever tasted them...but many have tried.
— Tropic Woods' figure description in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Tropic Woods, titled Unfriendly Fronds, is a boss in the Kirby series, making its debut in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It is a tropical spin-off of the Whispy Woods family, resembling both a palm tree and a pineapple with its bulbous trunk and dense foliage. It also has a small soul patch beard made of grass-like fibers under its mouth. Some of its abilities include using its roots to entrap Kirby and dropping a mesh fence in front of its face for protection.

Tropic Woods appears as the boss of Everbay Coast, being fought in the stage The Tropical Terror. Unlike other bosses of the game, it is not a member of the Beast Pack (probably because it's a plant), instead merely being a standalone entity that Kirby happens upon. Tropic Woods is also faced in the Meta Knight Cup and Ultimate Cup of the Colosseum. It has a stronger variant in the Extra Mode called Phantom Tropic Woods.


Being a relative of Whispy Woods, Tropic Woods is a largely stationary boss (being only able to swivel its face towards its target), and as such, its attacks mainly consist of throwing out projectiles and reaching through the ground with its roots. Much like Whispy Woods, Tropic Woods sheds a single tear after it is defeated.

The following are all of Tropic Woods' attacks (attack names are from internal data unless otherwise stated). Attacks in italics are only used in Phase 2.

Tropic Woods' attacks in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Attack Description Variants
Coconut Tropic Woods drops large coconut boulders down from its canopy which impact the sand and then explode after a moment, leaving a Drop Star behind. The coconuts can be inhaled with enough time.
Air Bullet Tropic Woods breathes in and spits out an Air Bullet at its target, traveling forward a moderate distance before leaving a Drop Star behind. In the second phase, Tropic Woods lets out a whole wave of these in quick succession along a long arc.
Wood Wall Tropic Woods brings up a large metal fence to guard part of its trunk, causing two Drop Stars to appear on the sides when it pops up and knocking close attackers away. Attacks toward the fence will be deflected. The fence drops down after a while, typically being redeployed in a new position soon thereafter.
Growth Root Tropic Woods sends out two large snaking roots that tunnel through the earth and fence Kirby in, creating Drop Stars whenever they pierce the ground. These can be destroyed by attacking them to satisfy a mission objective in the main boss stage. If not destroyed, they will eventually be withdrawn.



Video gallery[edit]

Video playthrough of Kirby battling Tropic Woods in the Colosseum.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 南国樹なんごくじゅ トロピカルウッズ
Nangoku-ju Toropikaru Uzzu
Exotic Tropical Tree, Tropical Woods
Traditional Chinese 南國樹 熱帶大樹
Nánguóshù Rèdàidàshù
Exotic Tropical Tree, Tropical Woods
Simplified Chinese 南国树 热带大树
Nánguóshù Rèdàidàshù
Dutch Furieuze flora, Tropic Woods Furious flora, Tropic Woods
European French Palmier hostile, Tropic Woods Hostile palm tree, Tropic Woods
German Wutwedel, Tropic Woods Fury frond, Tropic Woods
Could also mean "angry palm leaf"
Korean 남국 나무 트로피컬 우드
Namgug Nammu Teuropikeol Udeu
Exotic Tropical Tree, Tropical Woods
Spanish Palmera hostil, Tropic Woods Hostile palm tree, Tropic Woods