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Wham Bam Rock

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Wham Bam Rock
KSSU Wham Bam Rock artwork.jpg
Artwork of Wham Bam Rock from Kirby Super Star Ultra
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (reference)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (reference)
Super Kirby Clash (reference)
Copy Abilities Stone (rocks)
Similar to Wham Bam Jewel, Wham Bam Gaia, Master Hand & Crazy Hand
Theme music

Clips of the music which plays during the fight with Wham Bam Rock in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

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Wham Bam Rock is a boss appearing in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. In both games, apart from appearing in The Arena, he is the final boss of The Great Cave Offensive and also the boss of the planet Cavius in Milky Way Wishes.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, a stronger, redesigned version of Wham Bam Rock named Wham Bam Jewel appears in Helper to Hero and The True Arena.


Wham Bam Rock appears drastically different in Kirby Super Star Ultra compared to his original design. Though not confirmed, a possible reason why Wham Bam Rock's design was altered between Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra may have been due to the original design resembling blackface.

In Wham Bam Rock's first appearance in Kirby Super Star, he appears as a dark face with four green, leaf-like strands of hair; a green jewel on his forehead; two large, yellow eyes; an expressionless mouth with big, red lips; and two hoop earrings dangling from invisible ears.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, he now appears as a stone relief of a face, entirely made of brownish-gray rock. While he keeps his basic facial features, his hair now consists of five thick, lithic leaves, his ears are visible as angular stone structures at the sides of his head, and his earrings are rhombus-shaped. In addition, he is more expressive and makes several different faces throughout the battle.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Wham Bam Rock has an alternate form in Milky Way Wishes and Helper to Hero, much like several other bosses. In this form, he has slightly more health and appears with a reddish tint.


The following are Wham Bam Rock's attacks.

Wham Bam Rock's attacks
Attack Description
Fist Smash
Wham Bam Rock positions his fist above Kirby, then tries to squish him.
Palm Smash
Wham Bam Rock spreads his hand out flat and smashes, increasing the area he covers.
Rock Hail
Wham Bam Rock aims his hand like a gun, then rocks fall from the sky. These rocks can give Kirby the Stone ability.
Finger Drop
Wham Bam Rock's fingers, which are made of stone, fall off its hand and down towards Kirby.
Wham Bam tries to grab Kirby or his helper, then squeezes him.
His hand goes across the screen towards Kirby. If it hits him, Kirby is shot to the other side of the screen.
Finger Walk
Wham Bam Rock makes his fingers walk across the floor like a person. It kicks Kirby if it walks into him.
Triple Smash
Without aiming, Wham Bam Rock hits the floor with his fist three times, going from right to left.

Cameo appearances[edit]


  • Wham Bam Rock is the only final boss in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra whose existence isn't hinted at before fighting it. It is also the only final boss who becomes a regular boss later on.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 魔人まじんワムバムロック
Majin wamubamurokku
Sorcerer Wham Bam Rock
French Roc Badaboum From "roc" (stone) and "badaboum", an onomatopoeia associated with violently hitting something.
German König Kiesel King Pebble
Italian Wham Bam Rock -
Korean 마인 왐밤록
main wambamlog
Sorcerer Wham Bam Rock
Spanish Roca Cataplof From "roca" (rock) and "cataplof", an onomatopoeia associated with violently hitting something.