Walky

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Walky
KARArtWalky.png
Artwork of a Walky from Kirby Air Ride
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First game Kirby Super Star
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
Other game(s) Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability Mike
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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.

Game appearances

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.

Locations

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  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Xmark.png
Float Islands Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 5 Yescheck.png
Bubbly Clouds Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Xmark.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Xmark.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Yescheck.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Xmark.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Xmark.png Halfmoon Xmark.png
Crystal Xmark.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Yescheck.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Xmark.png Illusion Islands Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Xmark.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Yescheck.png

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Walky appears rarely in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, letting out musical notes that harm anyone they touch. Like before, swallowing it grants the Mike ability.

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

Walky appears in this title. It provides the Mike ability to Kirby, but cannot be recruited as a Friend, instead turning into the Mike headphones when Kirby tosses a Friend Heart at it.

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!"

Anime

Walky
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Art from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
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Debut Episode Abusement Park
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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 NightMare 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.

Trivia

  • 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. You can also hear a sad horn playing to reflect how bad his performance is (since he may be tone-deaf).

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォーキー
Wōkī
Walky