UFO (enemy)

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UFO (enemy)
KNiDL UFO artwork.png
Artwork of UFO from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
Details
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.
Quote1.png This creature's moves are unpredictable, and his aim is very precise! Quote2.png
— Patch Plaza description of UFO from Kirby's Epic Yarn

UFOs are flying saucer shaped enemies. These enemies lurk in hidden rooms throughout the series, and can be said to be a rare enemy. They can be seen hovering above the ground, and may fly away if not consumed by Kirby. Once consumed, they give Kirby the UFO Copy Ability, which allows him to shoot lasers or a beam at his foes. In most of his appearances, if UFO is dispatched or if Kirby goes far off screen, he will never reappear if scrolled back.

UFOs display a number of different behaviors. They can often be seen zipping about at very high speeds, and may crash into Kirby before he has time to react. They can also fire lasers, similar to the Laser Ball.

In games starting from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, UFO appears in the Goal Game, giving the player rewards when they reach levels above the lower level.

Game appearances[edit]

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

The first secret UFO room in Kirby's Adventure.

KA UFO sprite.png UFOs first appeared in this title. They are often found in hidden side-chambers, and once they vanish or are defeated, will not appear again unless the stage is exited and re-entered. Only on rare occasions are they found out in the open in regular stages. Unlike most enemies, UFOs have a special sound they emit when flying around.

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]

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 appears as a common enemy in this game, and is worth 600 points on defeat. He drops the Block Flip item.

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]

KNiD E UFO.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]

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 U.F.O. 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 this title, 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.

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[edit]

Starting with this game, UFO appears in the Goal Game to deliver rewards to the players 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 -
Spanish Ovni UFO