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[edit]

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

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[edit]

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 Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Walky can be found on various Air Ride courses, where it sits still and sings to itself until it is inhaled by a passing Kirby or otherwise defeated. It grants the Mike ability as usual.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Walky can be found in the following places:

Walky locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yescheck.png Beanstalk Park Yescheck.png
Celestial Valley Yescheck.png Machine Passage Xmark.png
Sky Sands Yescheck.png Checker Knights Yescheck.png
Frozen Hillside Xmark.png Kirby Melee 1 Xmark.png
Magma Flows Yescheck.png Kirby Melee 2 Yescheck.png

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

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.

Locations[edit]

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

Walky locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Raisin Ruins Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Onion Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
White Wafers Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Nutty Noon Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Egg Engines Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Dangerous Dinner Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Walky appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, reprising its role, function, and rarity from its previous appearance.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Walky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Walky locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Wild World Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Endless Explosions Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Royal Road Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Walky appears once again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, unchanged from before.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Walky can be found in the following levels and stages:

Walky locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Resolution Road Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Rhythm Route Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Access Ark Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Yescheck.png

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Walky in 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.

Locations[edit]

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

Walky locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Xmark.png Falluna Moon Xmark.png
Donut Dome Xmark.png Planet Misteen Xmark.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Xmark.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Xmark.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Xmark.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Yescheck.png Gabbel Moon Yescheck.png
Nature's Navel Xmark.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Xmark.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Xmark.png Jambandra Base Yescheck.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Yescheck.png Extra Planet α Yescheck.png
Eastern Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Xmark.png Extra Planet γ Xmark.png
Western Outer Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet δ Xmark.png
Inner Sanctum Xmark.png Ability Planet Yescheck.png
Heavenly Hall Xmark.png Dimension I Xmark.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Xmark.png
Sector B Xmark.png Dimension III Xmark.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Xmark.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description[edit]

"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[edit]

Walky
Walker.png
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Debut episode Abusement Park
Ability granted Mike
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Quote1.png Well...if you speak into it, it makes your voice a lot louder so everyone can hear you! I know! Maybe you could hold a karaoke contest! Quote2.png
— N.M.E. Sales Guy describing what Walky could be used for, in Abusement Park

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, 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, which causes the plan to send him to N.M.E. Headquarters to backfire, and Kirby later destroys Castle Dedede inadvertently. Walky later emerges from the rubble - having apparently been spat out by Kirby at some point - but when it sees Kirby again, Walky runs away in horror and is not seen again.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the 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).

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォーキー
Wōkī
Walky


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