Waddle Doo

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Waddle Doo
KRTDL Waddle Doo artwork.png
Artwork of Waddle Doo from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Details
First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Other game(s) (click to navigate)
Copy Ability Beam, Parasol (if holding a parasol)
Similar entities Parasol Waddle Doo, Swinging Waddle Doo, Super Waddle Doo, Waddle Dee, King Doo
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Want to battle? You're at the right place.
— Waddle Doo in Kirby Battle Royale

Waddle Doo is an iconic round orange creature with a single large eye often found in many Kirby series games. It is most commonly encountered as an enemy, but it can be recruited as a Helper in appropriate games and in some instances is playable. Waddle Doo attacks primarily by firing a beam from its eye, but will otherwise harm Kirby by collision or trying to body-slam him, as seen in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Swallowing a Waddle Doo will typically yield Kirby the Beam ability, and if holding a parasol, it will yield him the Parasol ability.

Waddle Doo bears a very similar physique to Waddle Dee (and Kirby by extension), and can often be found in the same situations as its more down-to-earth cousins. If not distinguished by its eye, it also differs in its color scheme, bearing a more orange-red body hue with orange-yellow feet. Given that Waddle Doo's face consists only of a single giant eye with two thin eyelashes on top, it can only meaningfully communicate its emotions using eye-based expressions such as tears, dilation of its pupil, and movements of its eyelid. Despite this, Waddle Doo is capable of speaking, as evidenced in Kirby Battle Royale and Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

Waddle Doo is often associated with the reoccurring Boss Kracko, who is able to conjure them in most of his appearances and also has a giant singular eye which can fire beams. Another form of Waddle Doo was created when Dark Matter possessed the Waddle Dee in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Waddle Doo also has a much larger Mid-Boss cousin known as King Doo who appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Planet Robobot, along with a few other titles.

Game appearances[edit]

Waddle Doo’s video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby's Pinball Land Cameo Appears as part of roulette in Wispy-Woods Land .
Kirby's Dream Course Enemy Only provides the Parasol ability in this game.
Kirby's Avalanche Boss Final tutorial opponent.
Kirby Super Star Enemy and playable character Can be summoned as Helper.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Mid-Boss Only one appears in this game, and is the result of Dark Matter possessing Waddle Dee.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Enemy
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, it has the same role here as it did in that game.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Enemy
Kirby: Canvas Curse Enemy and unlockable playable character Waddle Doo is in ball form when playable.
Kirby: Squeak Squad Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy and playable character As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, it has the same role here as it did in that game.
Kirby's Epic Yarn Enemy These Waddle Doos were created by Yin-Yarn.
Kirby Mass Attack Strato Patrol EOS and Kirby Quest enemy
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Collection Roles vary between games
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Cameo Appears as a collectible figurine, and in one of the Secret Diary pages.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy
Kirby Battle Royale Check-in desk NPC
Kirby Star Allies Enemy and playable Friend
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Enemy These Waddle Doos were created by Yin-Yarn. They reprise their role from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo Appears as a trophy, and in King Dedede’s Waddle Dee Toss special move.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Smash Run enemy Also appears as a trophy.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

KDL Waddle Doo sprite.png

Waddle Doos first appear in Kirby's Dream Land. They stand in place and will attempt to fire beams at Kirby. Since there are no Copy Abilities in this title, they provide nothing if swallowed. They are also summoned by Kracko.

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

KA Waddle Doo sprite.png In Kirby's Adventure, Waddle Doos are semi-common enemies bearing the Beam ability. They reappear in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Waddle Doo also appears as an opponent in both versions of Quick Draw.

Locations[edit]

Waddle Doo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Waddle Doo 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 Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 3 Yes No No No No No Yes
Stage 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 5 N/A Yes No No No Yes No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No Yes No Yes Yes

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

Waddle Doo's image appears as part of the roulette machine in Wispy-Woods Land. If all three slots match Waddle Doo's image, any Maxim Tomato and Energy Drinks present on the board will be removed. Waddle Doo is the only enemy represented in Kirby's Pinball Land who does not actually make a personal appearance.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

KDCWaddleDoo.png
Main article: Parasol Waddle Doo

Waddle Doo appears as an enemy on the courses in this game, where it is always seen with a parasol in hand. As such, this is the only game in the series where Waddle Doo exclusively provides the Parasol ability.

Kirby's Avalanche[edit]

Sprite from Kirby's Avalanche
You did not treat Waddle Dee with respect... Now I, Waddle Doo will repay you in kind!
— Waddle Doo from Kirby's Avalanche
Waddle Dee's first cousin, this cyclops lacks perspective, seeing everything in only two dimensions.
— Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 21

Waddle Doo (abbreviated as WADO in this game) is the third and final opponent faced in the 'Lessons' stages. It has no particular patterns or behaviors, and is not particularly tough to defeat.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Yes. Yes he is.

DooSSU.png In Kirby Super Star, Waddle Doos are rather common enemies that attack using their characteristic beam. Waddle Doos can also serve as Helpers (who are slightly lighter orange than standard Waddle Doos), created out of the Beam ability. They appear when battling Kracko Jr. and Kracko and at the beginning of the battle against the former.

Waddle Doo appears as one of the opponents in Samurai Kirby. It also appears as a card in Kirby Card Swipe and as a target in Kirby on the Draw.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra's Helper to Hero, Waddle Doo is one of the playable Helpers, bearing a light green color.

Locations[edit]

Waddle Doo can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Yes RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 Yes
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede Yes RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains Yes Floria No
Mallow Castle Yes Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh Yes
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 Yes Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree Yes Halfmoon No
Crystal No ???? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants Yes
Garden No Illusion Islands Yes
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds Yes
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge Yes
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Waddle Doo does not appear as a regular enemy in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Instead, it appears as the form Kirby's Waddle Dee friend takes when he is possessed by Dark Matter. Kirby fights Waddle Doo as a mid-boss in the game after a dramatic cut-scene showing the Waddle Dee being possessed, and, peculiarly enough, Waddle Doo does not fire beams from its eye in this iteration. It merely tries to body-slam Kirby.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

Waddle Doo returns in this title, and serves a similar function of firing beams, though from a top-down format. Given the nature of the game, it does not provide any special abilities upon defeat. Like Waddle Dees, Waddle Doo can be defeated by popping up the Game Boy Color to turn it into a star piece.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Waddle Doo can be found only in Lvl 4-1.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

KNiD E WaddleDoo.png Waddle Doo returns in this game, unaltered from its appearance in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and still providing the Beam Ability as usual. It can be found in every major area of the Mirror World.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Waddle Doos appear in Kirby: Canvas Curse, providing the Beam ability when touched. A Waddle Doo in ball form is also playable in the game, which has permanent use of the Beam ability.

Waddle Doo also appears as one of the objects which can be painted in Paint Panic.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Waddle Doo appears in the following locations:

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
Yes
All stages
No

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Waddle Doo can be possessed by Ghost Kirby, whereupon it can be made to walk, jump, and fire its beam, though this last action requires a little charge-up.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Waddle Doo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Stage 2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 3 No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 4 No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Stage 5 No Yes No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No N/A

Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

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Artwork from Kirby's Epic Yarn
This big-eyed Waddle Doo may be a fake, but that beam is as nasty as the real thing!
— Patch Plaza description from Kirby's Epic Yarn


In Kirby's Epic Yarn, yarn versions of Waddle Doos appear as a somewhat common enemy, though they are imposters made by Yin-Yarn. Upon spotting Kirby, the yarn Waddle Doo will shoot a laser out of its button eye. It will adjust its hair after shooting the laser.

Locations[edit]

Waddle Doo can be found in some of the stages in Kirby's Epic Yarn.

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby's 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 Yes Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing No Evergreen Lift Yes
Cool Cave No Future City Yes
Dino Jungle Yes Tube Town Yes
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO Yes
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way Yes
Toy Tracks Yes Moon Base No
Mushroom Run Yes Outer Rings No
Sweets Park Yes Whispy's Forest Yes
Melody Town No Tempest Towers Yes
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace Yes
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede Yes
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle No
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd Yes
Secret Island No

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Waddle Doo does not appear in the main game proper. However, it does appear as an enemy in the sub-games Strato Patrol EOS (as Parasol Waddle Doos, summoned by Kracko) and Kirby Quest (alongside Waddle Dees).

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

An in-game Waddle Doo from Kirby's Return to Dream Land & New Challenge Stages

Waddle Doo returns as an enemy in this game, providing the Beam ability like before. It can also be found carrying a Parasol. A super variant known as Super Waddle Doo can also be found, which provides the Flare Beam Super Ability.

A similar enemy, known as King Doo appears as a Mid-Boss.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Waddle Doo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Cookie Country Raisin Ruins Onion Ocean White Wafers Nutty Noon Egg Engines Dangerous Dinner
Stage 1 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No* No No No* No No
Stage 3 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 4 Yes No Yes No No No N/A
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A No Yes Yes N/A
*appears in super form only

Kirby's Dream Collection[edit]

In addition to appearing in the games featured in this collection, Waddle Doo also appears as a common enemy in New Challenge Stages, where it behaves much as it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. However, due to the nature of the game, Kirby cannot obtain the Beam ability from it here.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Waddle Doo appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, reprising its role from its previous appearance. One of the stage bosses, Kracko, will summon Waddle Doos to attack Kirby.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Waddle Doo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Fine Fields Lollipop Land Old Odyssey Wild World Endless Explosions Royal Road
Stage 1 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Stage 2 No No Yes No No No
Stage 3 No Yes No Yes No No
Stage 4 Yes No Yes No No Yes
Stage 5 N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 6 Yes No* N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stage 7 N/A N/A No No No No
Stage 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No
*Appears in Parasol form only

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Waddle Doo was shocked when he saw that bright light shining down from the sky, but he was too scared to run. He'll be OK as long as that giant eye of his doesn't dry out. Ugh. Can you just imagine what that would feel like?
— Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, a single Waddle Doo appears as one of the first characters to be affected by the sucking of Dream Land's colors. The very same Waddle Doo appears as a Figurine later on.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Waddle Doo reappears in Kirby: Planet Robobot, reprising its role from past installments. They now also provide the Beam ability to the Robobot Armor.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Waddle Doo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Patched Plains Resolution Road Overload Ocean Gigabyte Grounds Rhythm Route Access Ark
Stage 1 Yes No* No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 2 Yes No No Yes No Yes
Stage 3 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 4 Yes Yes No No No Yes
Stage 5 N/A N/A No No No Yes
Stage 6 EX No No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stage 7 EX N/A N/A No No No Yes
Stage 8 EX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes
*appears in parasol form only

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Who knew we'd have so many of you round battlers show up? Doesn't seem to faze Waddle Doo at the check-in desk though.
— Soldier Waddle Dee, Kirby Battle Royale

In Dedede's Cake Royale, a Waddle Doo operates the check-in desk for tournament battles. He presents Kirby with the battles in his current league, and informs Kirby when he has enough League Points to enter the qualifier rounds.

A Waddle Doo can also be seen in the audience for Crazy Theater, wielding two glow sticks and flailing them with much more gusto than the Waddle Dees in the crowd.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Artwork of a Friend Waddle Doo from Kirby Star Allies

Waddle Doo returns as a standard enemy in this title. He can also become a Friend, representing the Beam ability. As such, he can provide the Zap element to weapons and help perform moves like Zap Splasher.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Waddle Doo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Waddle Doo locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Yes Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen Yes
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon Yes
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede Yes Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge Yes Gabbel Moon Yes
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream Yes The Divine Terminus Yes
Gatehouse Road Yes Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall Yes Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ No
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall Yes Dimension I Yes
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C Yes Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

King Dedede may throw a Waddle Doo when using his Waddle Dee Toss special move. This Waddle Doo will wander around the stage, occasionally performing a Beam Whip. Additionally, Waddle Doos appear as a collectible trophy.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Waddle Doos appear as an enemy in Smash Run, a mode made exclusively for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Waddle Doo appears as a Spirit in this game, and is obtainable by defeating it in World of Light, the Spirit Board, or by buying it in the Shop. It is a Novice-level Attack-type primary spirit with one support slot and no additional effects. Its level 1 stats are 517 attack and 486 defense, and its level 99 stats are 2,585 attack and 2,434 defense. Its spirit battle involves three red Kirbys with Super Scopes over an electrified floor on the Dream Land (64) stage.

Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Artwork of Waddle Doo from the anime.
Main article: Captain Waddle Doo

A Waddle Doo with the ability to speak makes an appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. In the anime series, Waddle Doo serves as the captain of the guard for Castle Dedede, and commands the Waddle Dees stationed there. Despite this, Waddle Doo is not directly related to the Waddle Dees, and does not even know how many there really are inhabiting the castle. Waddle Doo is depicted with a small sword and scabbard in this series, which is something he is rarely seen with in the games.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
Kirby Canvas Curse box art.png Kirby: Canvas Curse Beam ability is mine!
Star Allies Cover.jpg Kirby Star Allies Guest Star:

"I’ll bet it all on this beam!"
It was the first Copy Ability that anyone ever got, and the origin of all abilities that came later! So much potential from a beam! And now, he wants to see why the beam...bends!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears In Description
Waddle Doo WaddleDooBrawlTrophy.png GB Kirby's Dream Land
DS Kirby: Squeak Squad (American English), Kirby: Mouse Attack (British English)
A creature identified by a single, unblinking eye. Like Waddle Dees, Waddle Doos roam about Dream Land and sometimes use parasols. Unlike their counterparts, though, they hate being approached—they'll fire a beam of energy at anyone who nears them, so don't think they're harmless like Waddle Dees. If Kirby swallows one, he copies the Beam ability and gains a jester's hat.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image American English description British English description
Waddle Doo
WaddleDooTrophy3DS.png
Two big eyelashes for one big eye? You're describing this beam-firing enemy from the Kirby series. This enemy may hop toward a fighter it spots and unleash an energy attack. The attack itself has a short range, but it can happen repeatedly and can stun. Unlike Waddle Dees, these guys will fight! These one-eyed, two-haired guys from the Kirby series are hungry for battle. When one spots you, it'll close in slowly with the occasional hop. Then it'll attack with its Beam Whip, which doesn't really have a lot of range, but can shock and hit you repeatedly. Ahhh... If only they were more like Waddle Dees...

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Quotes from Waddle Doo in the Kirby series  
  • "You did not treat Waddle Dee with respect... Now, I, Waddle Doo, will repay you in kind!"
  • "Want to battle? You're at the right place. You're new here, right? I can tell you all about our League Battles. A League Battle is, well, a battle that takes place in a league. Win all the League Battles that you can to keep heading to the top. I'll tell you more later. For now, let's send you into a battle!"
  • "Give it your best shot in the League Battles!"
  • "Welcome to the League Battle check-in desk."
  • "We've added more League Battles."
  • "Welcome to the League Battle check-in desk. You can take on battles from previous leagues. Ask Waddle Dee next to me for more details. But now, here are your first Bronze League battles!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワドルドゥ
Wadoru Du
Waddle Doo
Chinese 瓦豆鲁笃 (chs)
瓦豆魯篤 (cht)
wǎ dòu lǔ dǔ
Transcription of Waddle Doo
German Waddle Doo Waddle Doo
Korean 웨이들 두
Weideul Du
Waddle Doo
Spanish Waddle Doo Waddle Doo