Official artwork of a Waddle Dee from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
|Debut||Kirby's Dream Land (1992)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||Melee|
|Most recent non-Smash appearance||Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)|
|Console/platform of origin||Game Boy|
|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.
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
A Waddle Dee appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. 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
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- : Kirby's Dream Land
- : Kirby: Squeak Squad
- : Kirby's Dream Land
- : Kirby: Mouse Attack
|Waddle Dee||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Attack +32|
|Waddle Dee Ball||Kirby: Canvas Curse||Attack +5|
Waddle Dee Ball
(Kirby Canvas Curse)
In Super Smash Bros. 4
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
Waddle Dees appear as harmless enemies, where they just walk around and occasionally jump. Parasol Waddle Dees also appear.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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.
|360||Waddle Dee||★★||3||1429||5722||922||3691||507||2031||Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99||Kirby Series|
|361||Bandana Waddle Dee||★★★||3||3220||9663||1808||5424||1230||3692||Battering Items ↑||Kirby Series|
Names in other languages
- 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.
|Enemies||Bacura · Banzai Bill · Bill Blaster · Bonkers · Boom Stomper · Bronto Burt · Bubble · Bulborb · Bullet Bill · Bumpety Bomb · Chain Chomp · Chandelure · Clubberskull · Cryogonal · Cucco · Daphne · Darknut · Devil Car · Eggrobo · Flage · Flame Chomp · Fly Guy · Gastly · Geemer · Generator · Ghost · Giant Goomba · Glice · Glire · Glunder · Goomba · Gordo · Hammer Bro · Iridescent Glint Beetle · Kihunter · Koffing · Koopa Paratroopa · Koopa Troopa · Kritter · Lakitu and Spinies · Lethinium · Lurchthorn · Magikoopa · Mahva · Megonta · Metroid · Mettaur · Mimicutie · Mite · Monoeye · Nutski · Octorok · Orne · Parasol Waddle Dee · Peahat · Petilil · Plasma Wisp · Polar Bear · Pooka · Poppant · Reaper & Reapette · ReDead · Reo · Roturret · Shotzo · Shy Guy · Skuttler · Sneaky Spirit · Souflee · Spike Top · Starman · Stalfos · Tac · Tiki Buzz · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo · Zuree|
|Fighters||Kirby (SSB · SSBM · SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) · Meta Knight (SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) · King Dedede (SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU)|
|Assist Trophies||Knuckle Joe · Nightmare · Chef Kawasaki|
|Bosses||Giant Kirby · Marx|
|Stages||Dream Land · Fountain of Dreams · Green Greens · Halberd · Dream Land GB · The Great Cave Offensive|
|Items||Maxim Tomato · Star Rod · Parasol · Warp Star · Apple · Dragoon · Superspicy Curry · Bomber|
|Enemies||Bonkers · Bronto Burt · Gordo · Parasol Waddle Dee · Plasma Wisp · Shotzo · Tac · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo|
|Other||Gourmet Race · Whispy Woods|
|Trophies, Stickers and Spirits||Trophies (SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Stickers · Spirits|
|Music||Brawl · SSB4 · Ultimate|
|Masterpieces||Kirby's Dream Land · Kirby's Adventure · Kirby Super Star|