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Wapod is a type of enemy debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It resembles a ghostly Waddle Dee, which is brighter than a regular one and possesses a tail-like extension at the bottom instead of feet. It resides in a tall, brown vase, painted with a pattern of red and white triangles near its base.
As soon as Kirby approaches a vase, the Wapod dwelling inside rises up from it, stopping in midair once it reaches a certain altitude, which differs for individual specimens. The Wapod does not move or attack after it has reached its highest point, but both the spirit and the vase it lives in may harm Kirby if he bumps into either. Defeating a Wapod by using any attack or inhaling it immediately causes a new one to materialize from its container. The only way to eliminate it permanently is to destroy the jar, which is likewise vulnerable to any attack and does not respawn until Kirby leaves and re-enters the room, alongside its inhabitant. Wapods yield no abilities.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Wapod makes its first appearance in this title, first appearing in Stage 2 of Sand Canyon. Wapods in this game are largely a novelty enemy, though they can appear in somewhat large numbers.
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Wapod can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Wapod as it appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Wapods return in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They appear essentially identical to their Kirby's Dream Land 3 counterparts except for a lack of arms. Some Wapods rise up from their jar to a certain altitude, other Wapods continue to rise indefinitely, forming a slow, constant stream of enemies exiting the vase.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
While not appearing as a proper enemy in this game, Wapod makes a cameo appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as a Keychain, represented by its sprites in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
- Wapods may be based on the concept of a Genie in a bottle.
- It is unclear if Wapods are actually related to Waddle Dees (perhaps being ghosts of departed Waddle Dees), or if they are merely an unrelated species that looks similar.
Wapod's sprite in Kirby's Dream Land 3
A Wapod appearing in front of a stage exit in Kirby's Dream Land 3
Model from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Model of Wapod's vase from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Wapods appearing in White Wafers in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Wapod's Keychain as it appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Screenshot from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Acrylic keychains from the "Waddle Dee Collection" merchandise line, featuring Wapod
Die cut stickers from the "Waddle Dee Collection" merchandise line, featuring Wapod
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of "Waddle Dee" and a voicing of "pot"
||Portmanteau of "Waddle Dee" and "ampolla" (cruet)
||Pun on "Waddle Dee" and "vasija" (vessel), with diminutive suffix "-ín"