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Gordo arwork from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Universe Kirby
Debut Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Console/platform of origin Game Boy
Article on Wikirby Gordo

Gordo (ゴルドー, Gordo) is a regular enemy in the Kirby series.


A Gordo as it appears in Kirby's Dream Land.

Gordos debuted in Kirby's Dream Land, and later reappeared in several games. They are completely invincible and act as hazards: some of them remain stationary, while others move in a line or remain adjacent to walls and floors. A variant known as Blado exists, originating in Kirby: Canvas Curse.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

King Dedede throwing a Gordo.
King Dedede throwing a Gordo in Brawl.

Gordos can be thrown by King Dedede's side special move attack, Waddle Dee Toss, and also appear in his Final Smash, the Waddle Dee Army.

The Waddle Dee/Waddle Doo/Gordo appears when thrown at a ratio of 35:10:4, which means there is an 8.2% chance of a Gordo appearing. They have very powerful vertical knockback, by far the greatest of the three, and they are capable of reliably KOing any character under 100%, even under 75% if not stale from repeated Waddle Dee Tosses. Unlike King Dedede's other minions, a thrown Gordo can be reflected back at the user. A thrown Gordo will bounce once, then disappear the next time it touches the ground. The Gordo is also unique as it behaves like an aerial attack in terms of priority: as such, a Gordo can collide with opposing hitboxes but cannot be canceled out. If it does come into contact with a hitbox that's within or above the priority range of the Gordo, the Gordo is not canceled out and it will continue along its natural trajectory while going through the opposing character without harming them. The Gordo is the only projectile in the Super Smash Bros. series to have this characteristic. Gordos that appear in King Dedede's Final Smash go at very high speeds, similar to the Waddle Dees/Doos, but are still less common, only appearing 1/4 of the time.


Gordo trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Gordo's trophy in Brawl
A creature that sits in one place and doesn't even try to move. They won't even budge if Kirby tries to inhale them--they're the definitive obstacle. In addition, they're covered in spikes, so they damage whoever touches them. They're found stopped in groups, blocking narrow passageways, etc. Nothing's harder to get by than an encampment of Gordos.
Game Boy: Kirby's Dream Land
Nintendo DS: Kirby: Squeak Squad
Game Boy: Kirby's Dream Land
Nintendo DS: Kirby: Mouse Attack


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Gordo Kirby: Squeak Squad AttackThrowing+005TypeIcon(Throwing).png Attack +5 Kirby Meta Knight King Dedede KirbyHeadSSBB.pngMetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngKingDededeHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Gordo (Kirby Squeak Squad).png
(Kirby Squeak Squad)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

A Gordo as it appears in Smash Run.
A Gordo in Smash Run.

Gordos reappear in Super Smash Bros. 4 as part of King Dedede's moveset, being the only enemy thrown by his new Gordo Throw.

In Smash Run[edit]

Gordos also appear as invincible hazards. They either remain stationary or move in a set path, and can also damage enemies.


The Gordo trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

NTSC These little guys from the Kirby series look like metal balls with eyes and eight sharp spikes. They can't be defeated, so don't waste your time. Instead, try pushing your enemies onto them! Watch for two different kinds: one moves along a set path, and the other stubbornly sits in place.
PAL These little guys from the Kirby series look like metal balls with eyes and eight sharp spikes. They can't be defeated, so don't waste your time. Instead, try pushing your enemies onto them! Look for the two different types: the ones that follow a set route and the ones that refuse to move.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Gordos appear once more in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in King Dedede's moveset, still thrown by his Gordo Throw. They can now also be inhaled by characters like Kirby and Dedede himself.


Gordo also appears as an Advanced-class primary spirit.

Gordo's Spirit Battle uses an army of Clear King Dedede puppet fighters and is fought on the Green Greens stage. During the battle, the invisible King Dedede fighters favor their side special, Gordo Throw, so that Gordos seem to appear from out of nowhere to attack.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Gordo.png
★★ 0 1912 7652 573 2295 1339 5357 No Effect Kirby Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ゴルドー, Gordo
UK English Gordo
France French Minérisson
Germany German Gordow
Spain Spanish Gordo
Italy Italian Bombospino
China Chinese 黑刺球
South Korea Korean 도르고
Netherlands Dutch Gordo
Russia Russian Горда


  • Despite what the Brawl trophy description says, Gordos are able to move.
  • The Subspace Army enemy Jyk is very similar to Gordo, as both are obstacles that are harmful to the players when touched, are indestructible, and are either still or move along a fixed path.