- This article is about the recurring Kirby enemy. For an item in Kirby's Air Ride, which was renamed to Walky, see Mike (item).
Walky is an enemy debuting in Kirby Super Star. It resembles a sentient old stage microphone with red feet and a mouth. Its sides each have a yellow hinge that connect the dark blue head with the yellow or tan mouth. In most of its appearances, if Kirby inhales and swallows a Walky, it grants him with the Mike Copy Ability.
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
Walky makes its first appearance as a regular enemy in Kirby Super Star and returns in its remake. Encountered only in a very small number of locations throughout either game, this enemy usually walks back and forth and stops regularly to yell three musical notes at Kirby, which hurt him on contact. Only one Walky in the game, encountered in the fourth stage of Dyna Blade, possesses a different behavior; it moves faster than a regular Walky and runs away from Kirby with a gasp when it spots him instead of attacking, making it harmless as long as Kirby does not collide with it directly.
Walky possesses 16 points of health and increases Kirby's score by 890 points when defeated. Kirby can also swallow it for the Mike ability.
Walky can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
|Walky locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Walky appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, reprising its role, function, and rarity from its previous appearance.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Walky appears once again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, unchanged from before.
Kirby Star Allies
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description
"Walky is really just a microphone...that can walk. He's a retro sort of microphone that would look at home in a radio studio. His musical notes are more harmful than tuneful, so be sure to stay out of their way! If you manage to inhale Walky, you'll get the Mike ability, letting you destroy nearby enemies with just the power of you voice!"
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, a Walky appears as the monster of the day in the episode Abusement Park, where it is described as "the microphone Monster". It is ordered from Night Mare Enterprises by King Dedede and, at the suggestion of the N.M.E. Sales Guy, used as a microphone for a karaoke contest. It is inhaled by Kirby for the Mike ability when it is his turn to sing, but after Kirby uses the ability to destroy the palace, the Walky reappears from the rubble, apparently unharmed. When it sees Kirby after emerging again, it hastily flees from him, making it one of the few Monsters on the anime to not be destroyed in any manner.
- In English version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Walky trophy lists Kirby's Dream Land as an appearance (which is itself erroneously listed as an NES game), conflating the enemy with the microphone item. The Japanese version correctly lists Kirby's Adventure instead.
- When using the Walky in the anime, Kirby sings Kihon wa Maru, albeit badly. In the Japanese version, it is also possible to hear a sad horn playing to reflect how bad his performance is (since he may be tone-deaf).
Names in other languages