Walky

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Walky
KARArtWalky.png
Artwork of Walky from Kirby Air Ride.
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First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
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 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 No RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 Yes
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave No Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon No
Crystal No ???? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 Yes

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 Yes Beanstalk Park Yes
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage No
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside No Kirby Melee 1 No
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 Yes

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 No No No No No
Raisin Ruins No No No No No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers Yes No No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines Yes Yes No No Yes
Dangerous Dinner No Yes Yes 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 No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No Yes No No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No No No N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions No No Yes No Yes N/A No N/A
Royal Road No Yes No No No N/A No No

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 No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No Yes No No N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Rhythm Route Yes No No No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark No No No Yes No N/A No Yes

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 No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No 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 No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road Yes Extra Planet α Yes
Eastern Wall No 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 No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall No

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy description[edit]

"A microphone who trudges along and enjoys himself as he sings. By inhaling Walky, Kirby gains the ability to shout, allowing him to clear all enemies off the screen with a high-volume blast. This is a powerful ability that can only be used up to three times. In Kirby Air Ride, this ability sends every racer within range into a spin."

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
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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).

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォーキー
Wōkī
Walky
European Portuguese Walky[1] -


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