Waddle Doo

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Waddle Doo
KSA Waddle Doo.png
In-game render of a Waddle Doo from Kirby Star Allies
Details
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land
Latest Game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Other Game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby Super Star
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
New Challenge Stages
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby: Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability Beam, Parasol (if holding a parasol)
Similar Entities Parasol Waddle Doo, Rope Waddle Doo, Super Waddle Doo, Waddle Dee, King Doo
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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 apperences 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

Kirby's Dream Land

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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.

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Adventure WaddleDoo.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.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Waddle Doo appears as part of the roulette machine on the Whispy Woods course. If all three slots match Waddle Doo's image, it will appear on the board.

Kirby's Dream Course

KDCWaddleDoo.png 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

Sprite from Kirby's Avalanche.

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

Waddle Doo official artwork from Kirby Super Star.

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.

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.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

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

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.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad

KNiD E WaddleDoo.png Waddle Doo returns in these games, unaltered from its appearance in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and still providing the Beam Ability as usual.

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

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Waddle Doo can be found in every major area of the Mirror World.

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
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Kirby: Canvas Curse

Waddle Doos appear in Kirby Canvas Curse, providing the Beam ability when touched. A Waddle Doo Character Ball is also playable in the game, which has perpetual use of the Beam ability.

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

Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

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Official artwork in 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.

Kirby Mass Attack

Waddle Doo does not appear in the main game proper. However, it does appear as an enemy in Strato Patrol EOS and Kirby Quest.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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.

Kirby's Dream Collection

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Waddle Doos appear as a collectible trophy.

Trophy Information
Name Image Appears In Description
Waddle Doo WaddleDooBrawlTrophy.png GB Kirby's Dream Land
DS Kirby: Squeak Squad (NTSC), Kirby: Mouse Attack (PAL)
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

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

Trophy Description
Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Waddle Doo
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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-eyes, 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...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Waddle Doo appears as a Spirit in this game, and is obtainable in World of Light. It is a Novice-level Attack-type primary spirit with one support slot and no additional effects. 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!

Main article: Waddle Doo (anime)
Artwork of Waddle Doo from the anime.

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 never seen with in the games.

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 瓦豆鲁笃 (chs)
瓦豆魯篤 (cht)
wǎ dòu lǔ dǔ
Transcription of Waddle Doo


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