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Up the Big Ol' Tree

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Up the Big Ol' Tree

KatRC Up the Big Ol' Tree select.png

KRC 1-2 Up the Big Ol' Tree Stage Select JP.jpg

Stage selection screen.
Host level Green Valley
Stage number 2
Treasures Cannon Cotta Figurine
Cotta Knight Figurine
The Adventure Begins (Arrangement) Music
Bouncy Figurine
King Dedede's Theme Music
Theme music

Clips of both songs that play in Up the Big Ol' Tree. The latter plays in the pinball area

Level progression
The Adventure Begins Great Cave Escape
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Up the Big Ol' Tree is the second stage of Green Valley in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. This stage takes place inside of a large tree trunk. Eventually Kirby ends up in its branches and then makes his way up into the sky. Completing this stage unlocks stage 1-3 Great Cave Escape.


Kirby enters the stage in the shade of a great "big ol' tree", with a rainbow and waterfall in the background. A trio of bushes to the right of the door provide an ideal hiding spot for Point Stars.

Once he enters the big tree, Kirby starts at the bottom, and must make his way upward as the level progresses. False walls on either side of the trunk provide a hiding place for additional food and Point Stars. Should he have any sufficient Point Stars, he can go for the first treasure if necessary.

Next, Kirby reaches a Launch Cannon out in the open, which he can use to launch into the skies above the treetops. Soarars fly by carrying point stars, and a Bouncy hides in the clouds. Collecting all the blue point stars here within the time limit will reward the player with a 1-Up.

The next area that follows features a cannon sequence where Kirby soars through the big tree's branches using multiple Launch Cannons. Proper launch timings will net some Point Stars, a 1-up and a treasure.

Kirby then proceeds to another area, even higher than the treetops. Hidden items are found near the top and bottom of this area, despite the directions on the signs. A pachinko-like segment is present in an upcoming bonus Gray Zone, allowing for Kirby to pinball for extra Point Stars. Afterwards, Kirby can reach his first Candy just before the end of the stage, allowing him to bulldoze through the piles of Star Blocks and enemies ahead of him. Should he be fast enough, Kirby can get a 1-up.

In the last area, Kirby shoots himself up with a Launch Cannon to a place high up in the sky and covered in clouds. Hidden within the clouds are Point Star spinners. As per usual, the roulette wheel is not far off.

Treasure guide[edit]

All five treasures in 1-2 Up the Big Ol' Tree.
Treasure Chest locations in Up the Big Ol' Tree  
Treasure How to reach
In the second area near the top of the tree, Kirby should use a Star Dash to get past the Gray Zone.
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Treasure 2: Cotta Knight Figurine
Kirby must Star Dash through the Cotta Knights and Cotta General in the third area and move upwards towards the treasure.
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Treasure 3: The Adventure Begins (Arrangement) Music
In the third area, just before jumping into the Launch Cannon, Kirby should enter the time-challenge door. In the challenge, maneuvering around the bumpers will net Kirby the treasure.
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Treasure 4: Bouncy Figurine
In the fourth area, Kirby should time the cannon fire just right to snag the treasure being tugged behind the Soarar.
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Treasure 5: King Dedede's Theme Music
In the fifth area, Kirby must collect all the glowing puzzle pieces before time runs out to reveal the treasure.


The following enemies appear in this stage:

Image Name
KatRC Bouncy.png Bouncy
KatRC Cotta General.png Cotta General
KatRC Cotta Knight.png Cotta Knight
KatRC Cannon Cotta.png Cannon Cotta
KatRC Soarar.png Soarar


  • When Kirby is blasted into the final area of the stage by the cannon after the Invincible Candy section, the sound effects of the metal blocks being broken and of the Point Star being collected will more or less play the first fourteen notes of the background music. If Kirby manages to get into the cannon before the candy's effect wears off, the background music will change to the normal one when Kirby transitions into the final area, and the sound effects of the blocks and of the Point Star will mostly sync up exactly with the background music. It is not clear if this was intentional on part of the development team or not.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のぼれ!大樹たいじゅなか
Nobore! Taiju no naka
Climb! Inside the Big Tree
French L'escalade du grand arbre The climb of the big tree
German Rauf auf den ollen Baum Up the old tree
Italian Scalata al grande albero Climb to the big tree
Spanish Escalada al gran árbol Climb to the big tree