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Gourmet Race

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Link running and collecting food down Gourmet Race.
Ganondorf in front of the podium in Gourmet Race.
This is about the sub-world in World of Light. You may be looking for one of the songs of the same name.

Gourmet Race (グルメレース, Gourmet Race) is a sub-world found in The Light Realm within Adventure Mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is located within the Floating Islands region in the northeast part of the map, which can be accessed through the Raging Volcano.

This sub-world is unique in that instead of battling spirits through a linear path, a minigame based on Gourmet Race from Kirby Super Star must be played where the player moves through 3 different paths without being able to turn around, trying to get the most food possible before reaching the end of the course. Collecting enough food rewards the player with spirits or the captured fighter of the sub-world, King Dedede. When the player's results is shown, the character performs their up taunt, when the player gets a new record, the character performs their down taunt.

The optimal path is indicated by a tone heard when collecting food; if all are collected in order, it forms the intro melody of the Gourmet Race song. The background music is Gourmet Race (64).


The spirits found here are all from the Kirby series. Spirits are ordered by the amount of food required to have them appear. Waddle Dee needs 3-6 pieces of food, and Chef Kawasaki needs 7-10 pieces of food.

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
SSBU spirit Waddle Dee.png
Waddle Dee Kirby Team KirbyHeadOrangeSSBU.png×4
3,700 Dream Land GB N/A •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle Kirby Retro Medley (Green Greens)
SSBU spirit Chef Kawasaki.png
Chef Kawasaki Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadPlaidSSBU.png
9,000 Green Greens •Assist Trophy Enemies (Chef Kawasaki)
•Item: Food
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Gourmet Race (Brawl)

Captured Fighter[edit]

Only King Dedede resides in this sub-world, needing exactly 11 pieces of food in order to be summoned and fought.

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
King Dedede SSBU.png
King Dedede
9,000 Fountain of Dreams Ω King Dedede's Theme (Brawl)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese グルメレース Gourmet Race
UK English Gourmet Race
France French Rallye Exquis Exquisite Rally
Germany German Formel Mampf Formula Munch
Spain Spanish Carrera gourmet Gourmet Race
Italy Italian Gara dei Buongustai Gourmet Contest
China Chinese (Simplified) 美食大赛 Food Contest
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 美食大賽 Food Contest
South Korea Korean 미식 레이스 Gourmet Race
Netherlands Dutch Buffetrace Buffet Race
Russia Russian Смак-забег Snack Race


  • This sub-world contains the lowest amount of spirits that can be encountered, with only 2.