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UFO (enemy)

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UFO (enemy)
KNiDL UFO enemy artwork.jpg
Artwork of UFO from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Other game(s) Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (cameo)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo)
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Copy Ability UFO
Similar entities Laser Ball
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This article is about the enemy. For the Copy Ability, see UFO.
This creature's moves are unpredictable, and his aim is very precise!
— Patch Plaza description of UFO from Kirby's Epic Yarn

UFO is a sleek silver flying saucer-shaped enemy known for his erratic flight patterns and relative rarity. This enemy typically lurks in hidden rooms throughout the Kirby series, and often only appears once in the stage, not reappearing like other enemies tend to. UFO's usual attack strategy is to rapidly fly in from a distance and then hold position in the air for a brief moment before flying off again. He may also fire lasers, similar to the Laser Ball. Once ingested, he gives Kirby the UFO Copy Ability, which allows the pink puffball to shoot lasers or a beam at his foes.

In the Goal Games of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot, UFO flies in to give Kirby rewards when he reaches the appropriate levels. UFO can also be seen carrying items such as crystal ore in the Kirby Battle Royale battle mode Ore Express.

Game appearances[edit]

UFO's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby's Pinball Land Enemy As this game has no copy abilities, UFO does not give the UFO ability.
Kirby's Dream Course Enemy
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Enemy
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, UFO's role does not change, although he was given a new design.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Enemy
Kirby: Squeak Squad Enemy
Kirby's Epic Yarn Enemy As this game has no copy abilities, UFO does not give the UFO ability.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Cameo Appears in the Goal Game.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy UFO has the exact same role in Kirby's Adventure, which is ported here.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Cameo Appears in the Goal Game.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy Only appears in the Copy Ability Testing Area when the game file is completed 100%. Also appears in the Goal Game.
Kirby Battle Royale Enemy Appears in Ore Express.
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Enemy As this is a port of Kirby's Epic Yarn, UFO's role does not change.

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

The first secret UFO room in Kirby's Adventure.

KA UFO sprite.png UFO's first appearance was in Kirby's Adventure, and his first appearance with his modern design was in the remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. He is often found in hidden side-chambers, and once he vanishes or is defeated, will not appear again unless the stage is exited and re-entered. Only on rare occasions is UFO found out in the open in regular stages. Unlike most enemies, UFO has a special sound he emits when flying around.

In Kirby's Adventure, UFO somewhat resembles UFO Kirby, which may go in part to explain why he was redesigned in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

UFO can be found in the following levels and stages:

UFO locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 Yes No No Yes No No No
Stage 2 No No No No No Yes No
Stage 3 No Yes No No No No No
Stage 4 No No No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No Yes No

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

UFO appears in this game as part of the middle board of Wispy-Woods Land. He appears based on certain slot machine results, and travels between the two holes. If collided with, he is defeated, yielding either 1000, 1500, or 2000 points. He also appears in the ending enemy parade after defeating King Dedede, dropping a Warp Star for Kirby to start again.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

Kirby aiming for a UFO in Kirby's Dream Course.

KDC UFO sprite.png UFOs are among the enemies that Kirby can collide with on courses in this title. When he bumps into one while not in possession of another ability, he will transform into a flying saucer, allowing him to move freely about in the air, though unable to move up or down while in saucer form.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, UFO can be found in the following courses:

UFO locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No No No Yes No
Hole 2 No No No No No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No No No No No
Hole 5 No No No No No No No No
Hole 6 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 7 No No No No No No No No
Hole 8 No No No No No No Yes Yes
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No No
Hole 2 No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No
Hole 5 No No No No
Hole 6 No No No No
Hole 7 No No Yes No
Hole 8 No No No No
UFO locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No Yes No No No
Hole 2 No No No No No No No No
Hole 3 Yes No No No No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No No Yes No No
Hole 5 No No No No Yes No No No
Hole 6 No No No No No No Yes Yes
Hole 7 No No No No No Yes No No
Hole 8 No No Yes Yes No No Yes No
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No Yes
Hole 2 No No No No
Hole 3 No No Yes Yes
Hole 4 No Yes Yes No
Hole 5 Yes Yes No Yes
Hole 6 No Yes No No
Hole 7 No Yes Yes Yes
Hole 8 Yes No No No

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

UFO in the Air Hockey bonus game of Kirby's Block Ball.

UFO appears as a rare enemy in this game, only appearing in stage 11-3, and is worth 600 points on defeat. He drops the Block Flip item. When defeated, UFO's head detaches from his body.

UFO has a more prominent role in the Air Hockey bonus game, where he serves as Kirby's opponent. When UFO scores, he will laugh, revealing him to have a mouth.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

KTnT UFO.png UFOs make an appearance in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, being much larger and bluer than usual. They are often found in open sky, where they move in erratic patterns and make a characteristic whirring sound. They take two hits from an Air Bullet to defeat, and always drop a Balloon when defeated in these open air situations. UFOs can also be found holding position or on patrol paths closer to the ground.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, UFO can be found in the following levels and stages:

UFO locations in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble  
Stage Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Stage 1 No No No No No No No No
Stage 2 Yes No No No No Yes No No
Stage 3 No No No No No No No Yes
Stage 4 No No No No No No No No

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

KNiDL UFO enemy sprite.png As in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, UFOs are uncommonly found in some of the rooms around the Mirror World, being found in Cabbage Cavern, Mustard Mountain, Olive Ocean, Peppermint Palace, and Candy Constellation. They behave the same as usual.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

A bunch of UFOs appearing alongside Doc in Kirby: Squeak Squad.

UFO retains his character and rarity in this title, though his value is somewhat diminished by the presence of Doc, who can also provide the UFO ability.

UFO can be possessed by Ghost Kirby. When possessed, UFO can be made to fly around, fire a laser blast, and veer in a random direction briefly whenever the 'jump' button is pressed.

UFO can only be found in Gamble Galaxy - Stage 3. Many of them in this stage appear alongside Doc in the final room.

Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn[edit]

UFO appears in yarn form in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, though the lack of Copy Abilities makes him a neutral creature. He appears rarely in Space Land, though he can appear in large numbers during the Rocket and Star Shooter sections. If Kirby uses his Yarn Whip to roll UFO into a ball, throwing the ball will create three homing projectiles that target nearby enemies.

In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, UFO can be found in Stage 4 of the Sub-Game Slash & Bead. Meta Knight can destroy UFOs by slashing them with his sword or using his Special while they are on screen.

Locations[edit]

UFO can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

UFO locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle No Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens No Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields No Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods No Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing No Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave No Future City Yes
Dino Jungle No Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO Yes
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way Yes
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings Yes
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest No
Melody Town No Tempest Towers No
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace No
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede Yes
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle No
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd Yes
Secret Island No

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

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, UFO appears in the Goal Game to deliver rewards to the player characters if they reach a certain height. UFO also appears in the the Scope Shot Sub-Game. In Scope Shot, UFO will sometimes fly across the screen, and can be shot down for 1200 extra points.

This is UFO's first 3D appearance in the Kirby games.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

UFO, as he appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

UFO once again appears in the Goal Game in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. His sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is also depicted in a Keychain.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

UFO appears for the first time as an enemy in 3D in the Copy Ability Testing Area once the game file is completed 100%. He provides the UFO ability as usual. Using the Kirby series Kirby amiibo also grants the ability.

UFO also appears once again in the Goal Game, with his role unchanged from before.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

UFOs appear in the Ore Express battle mode, in the Twisty Tunnels and Logjam Pass stages. They carry ores and need to be struck to drop them.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ユーフォー
Yūfō
UFO
French OVNI UFO
German U.F.O. -
Italian UFO -
Korean U.F.O.
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Spanish Ovni UFO