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Waddle Dee

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Waddle Dee
Waddle Dee (Kirby Triple Deluxe).png
Official artwork of a Waddle Dee from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Universe Kirby
Debut Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (2024)
Console/platform of origin Game Boy
Species Waddle Dee
Place of origin Dream Land
Created by Masahiro Sakurai
Article on Wikirby Waddle Dee

Waddle Dees (ワドルディ, Waddle Dee) are the main inhabitants of Dream Land. They make various appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. Many of the Waddle Dees are also affiliated with King Dedede, and are the most common regular enemy in the Kirby series.


A pair of Waddle Dees as they appear in Kirby's Adventure.

Waddle Dees first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land and started appearing in just about every game after that. They have no true form of attacking: they just walk around and sometimes leap into the air. However, they damage Kirby on contact. Because they're so weak, most Waddle Dees stay out of Kirby's way and just walk around peacefully.

For the most part, Waddle Dees behave the same way in each game. However, many variations of the species exist, such as Waddle Doos. In some cases, Waddle Dee exists as a playable character as well, such as Bandana Waddle Dee, an ally to Kirby in several games.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

A Waddle Dee appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.


Waddle Dee's trophy in Melee
Waddle Dee
Many delicate creatures like this one inhabit Dream Land. They generally live carefree lives and have never considered themselves to be followers of King Dedede. Waddle Dees are innocent and generally harmless to man and beast. While they have virtually no offensive or defensive power, they'll sometimes try to wield a parasol.
Kirby's Dream Land (8/92)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A Waddle Dee in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Waddle Dees are the standard projectile used in King Dedede's side special move, Waddle Dee Toss, and in his Final Smash, Waddle Dee Army. After being thrown, they "waddle" across the stage, and will do one of three things while they walk: trip in place, stumble forward, or jump. Its jump attack deals a small amount of damage and moderate knockback, similar to when a thrown Waddle Dee hits an opponent.

During King Dedede's Final Smash, Waddle Dee Army, Waddle Dees will fall then quickly run across the stage, knocking any opponent in their path in the direction that they were running.

In the Subspace Emissary, Waddle Dees appear in the last scene of The Battlefield Fortress, where Luigi is frightened by their presence. Suddenly, Luigi is attacked from behind by King Dedede, making him become a trophy. King Dedede places Luigi on the road as a bait for Wario, who is coming down the road. Wario is ambushed by several Waddle Dees while Dedede steals his Cargo and the trophies. Unused data implies that Waddle Dees were also once planned to be an enemy in The Subspace Emissary, but were cut for unknown reasons.[1]

Four Waddle Dees carry King Dedede on a palanquin during his entrance, and one of them stands in front of him in one of his victory poses.

Unused enemy[edit]

Hacking in the enemies file package of the Brawl disc has revealed data that appears to have been made for Waddle Dee, suggesting that it was planned to be included in the Subspace Emissary as an enemy.


Waddle Dee's trophy in Brawl
Waddle Dee
A carefree creature that wanders the hills and dales of Dream Land. Basically harmless to creatures great and small, Waddle Dees sometimes use parasols to float down through the skies. If Kirby swallows a parasol, he'll get one he can use to float or ward off enemy attacks. On the other hand, Kirby can't copy anything by swallowing Waddle Dees themselves.
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)
Waddle Dee Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards AttackHead+032TypeIcon(Head).png Attack +32 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Waddle Dee Ball Kirby: Canvas Curse AttackArm+005TypeIcon(Hand).png Attack +5 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Waddle Dee (Kirby 64).png
Waddle Dee
(Kirby 64)
Brawl Sticker Waddle Dee Ball (Kirby Canvas Curse).png
Waddle Dee Ball
(Kirby Canvas Curse)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Waddle Dees no longer appear in King Dedede's side special, which has been replaced with the new move Gordo Toss which exclusively throws Gordos. They have also been removed from Dedede's Final Smash, as Waddle Dee Army has been replaced with the new Dedede Burst. Their only appearance with King Dedede is his on-screen appearance, and in one of his victory poses. A Waddle Dee pattern is also embroidered on King Dedede's clothes in his green alternate costume.

In Smash Run[edit]

Charizard grabbing a Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dees appear as harmless enemies, where they just walk around and occasionally jump. Parasol Waddle Dees also appear.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Waddle Dees return as part of King Dedede's on-screen appearance and victory animation. Additionally, a Waddle Dee appears as a spirit, as does the character Bandana Waddle Dee as that spirit’s enhanced form.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Waddle Dee.png
Waddle Dee
★★ 3 1429 5722 922 3691 507 2031 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Kirby Series
SSBU spirit Bandana Waddle Dee.png
Bandana Waddle Dee
★★★ 3 3220 9663 1808 5424 1230 3692 Battering Items ↑ Kirby Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ワドルディ, Waddle Dee
UK English Waddle Dee
France French Waddle Dee
Germany German Waddle Dee
Spain Spanish Waddle Dee
Italy Italian Waddle Dee
China Chinese (Simplified) 瓦豆鲁迪, Waddle Dee
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 瓦豆魯迪, Waddle Dee
South Korea Korean 웨이들 디, Waddle Dee
Netherlands Dutch Waddle Dee
Russia Russian Вэдл Ди


  • SSB4 is the only game in the series where Waddle Dees don't have a trophy.
    • It also makes them the only Smash Run enemy not to have a trophy. However, Parasol Waddle Dee appears as a trophy.
  • Sakurai's Miiverse post (October 31, 2014) demonstrating the Stage Builder in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U features a stage shaped like a Waddle Dee along with Kirby.