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Official art of Zero from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Weakness(es) Love-Love Stick, Gooey
Relative(s) Dark Matter,
Similar to Dark Mind, Lor & Magolor
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Zero, sometimes shortened as 0, also known as ? in the False Ending of Kirby's Dream Land 3, is the master of darkness in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is the core of Dark Matter, and is fought directly after the initial incarnation of Dark Matter in the Hyper Zone.


KDL3 B Zero.png
Zero's Dream Land 3 sprite

Zero is basically a giant, round, white sphere with a red eye and a black pupil in it. It can summon Dark Matter to its field. Zero spurts out blood when it performs certain attacks, and when his eye rips out of the central body.


Main article: Hyper Zone
A portion of the battle with Zero.

After forging the Love-Love Stick, Kirby (and Gooey) fly into the heart of Dark Matter in an area called the Hyper Zone. There, after defeating an initial incarnation of Dark Matter, Zero appears out of nowhere and engages Kirby. It has a number of attacks, but its main source of danger is its looming size. Attacks include the following:

  • Shooting red blood pellets out from its body as a projectile volley.
  • Creating small Dark Matter flyers and sending them at Kirby.
  • Charging at Kirby.
  • Leaving the main area and firing volleys at Kirby from the background.

To hurt Zero, Kirby must simply hit it with projectiles from the Love-Love Stick (32 damage per shot), though Zero takes many hits to defeat. Zero's first form has 4080 HP, which takes 128 shots from Kirby to defeat (or 160 shots if Gooey is in battle due to the 0.8× damage multiplier for 2 players; Zero's first form has only 1 invincibility frame when getting hit so it's faster to defeat this form with 2 players).

Once it loses all its HP, Zero's eye rips out of its body in rather gory fashion and pursues Kirby as a last resort to defeat him. All Kirby has to do at this point is dodge and keep hitting it with the Love-Love Stick. Zero in this form now has only 256 HP, which takes 8 shots from Kirby to defeat (or 10 shots if Gooey is in battle; Zero's eye has long invinsible frames so it's suggested to battle with 1 player only). Defeating the eye of Zero finally defeats this boss, and completes Kirby's Dream Land 3 with the best ending.



See Also


  1. "One boss character (a giant eyeball) fires red droplets at Kirby; additional red-damage effects appear as its health decreases." Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, ESRB