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Whippy
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Whippy as it appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
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First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale (reference)
Copy Ability Whip
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This article is about the enemy from the games. For the monster in the anime, see Whippy (monster).

Whippy is an enemy that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, yielding the Whip ability when swallowed.

Whippy has an oval shaped body with vaguely feline features and a long, whip-like tail on top. It has orange whiskers on the side of its head, and its fur consists of warm colors, mainly reds and oranges. Whippy bears a dour expression, accented by its brow.

Whippy spins its tail around in the air once, then snaps the whip toward the closest target. This has a decent amount of range to it, making Whippy rather dangerous.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Whippy first appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, granting the Whip ability upon consumption.

Locations[edit]

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

Whippy 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 Yes No Yes Yes No
Onion Ocean Yes No No No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No
Nutty Noon Yes Yes No No Yes
Egg Engines No Yes No No Yes
Dangerous Dinner Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Whippy appears in the New Challenge Stages, unchanged in look and behavior from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Whippy in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Whippy reappears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with the same form and function as before.

Locations[edit]

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

Whippy 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 Yes Yes No N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No Yes No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No Yes Yes No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No No Yes 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 Yes No

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

From Kirby: Planet Robobot

Only one Whippy appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot, in Stage 7-EX of Access Ark. Starting with this game, Wester replaces its role as the main enemy that gives the Whip ability.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

The Whippy Hat.

A piece of Headgear for the Whip ability, the Whippy Hat, is available in this game.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Whippy appears on a Character Treat, using its artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. This appearance directly confirmed Whippy's name, something that was previously only known through its filenames in internal data and the Whippy Hat headgear in Kirby Battle Royale.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウィッピィ
Wippyi
Whippy
French Fouetty Whippy
From "Fouet" (whip)
German Skorpeitsch "Skorpion" (scorpion) + "Peitsche" (whip)
Portuguese Tigrote Combination of "Tigre" (tiger) and "chicote" (whip)