Yaban

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Yaban
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Artwork of Yaban from Kirby's Dream Land 3
Details
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Yariko
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In-game sprite

Yaban is an enemy appearing in Kirby's Dream Land 3. Yaban is a round, peach-colored creature with two round hands of the same color as its body and a pair of oval, jungle green feet. Of its face, only a perpetually emotionless mouth and two rosy cheeks are visible, the area where its eyes would be being obscured by its green hair, which is tied up in a knot at the top. In one of its hands, the Yaban holds a wooden longbow.

These comparably large enemies are encountered relatively early in the game, first appearing in the final stage of Grass Land, and are found in every level, making their final appearance in the second-to-last stage of Iceberg. Each Yaban remains stationary until approached by Kirby, at which point it leaps straight into the air and, at the climax of its jump, uses its bow to shoot an arrow diagonally downwards, which remains stuck in the ground for a short amount of time and can harm Kirby even after it has landed. As the Yaban's projectile is always fired into the same direction and from the same point, however, its target can be easily predicted, allowing Kirby to avoid it. Yabans are vulnerable to any attack, but yield no Copy Ability when inhaled and swallowed.

Locations

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Yaban can be found in the following levels and stages:

Yaban locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
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Trivia

  • Yaban made a cameo appearance along with Mr. Frosty in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Episode 94 in Japan only. The part of their appearance was removed in the English dub.
  • In Kirby: Planet Robobot, when President Haltmann was defeated by Kirby, he insulted Kirby and other habitants on Popstar as "savages". In the Japanese version, Haltmann said ヤバン ("barbarian"), which interestingly has the same pronunciation as Yaban the enemy.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤバン
Yaban
Derived from
(arrow).
  • Yaban has the same pronunciation as 野蛮やばん
(barbarian, savage).