Kirby: Squeak Squad artwork
|Big Waddle Dee|
|Category||Regular enemy, Large enemy|
Big Waddle Dee, as its name indicates, is an over-sized Waddle Dee. It has no defining traits, attacks, or characteristics to set it apart from other Waddle Dees other than its massive size. Its body is in complete proportion and has the regular design of regular Waddle Dees: red skin, a peachy face, and orange feet.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Big Waddle Dee received a redesign. It now has a much more mammalian look, having a furry brown body with darker brown hands and an orange spot on its forehead.
Being only a large Waddle Dee, it meanders about aimlessly, but can hurt Kirby if the two collide. Despite their larger size, Big Waddle Dee does not have significantly more health than a regular Waddle Dee does, making it about as simple to defeat. Big Waddle Dee is incapable of jumping but can fall from ledges.
Big Waddle Dees are orange, three times bigger, and are also immune to Kirby's yarn whip (but not his Weight form). A harmless sleeping one appears in Castle Dedede and there is no way to wake it up, hinting at their laziness. Yin-Yarn drops two from the sky as an attack.
Big Waddle Dee appears exclusively in Dedede Resort, most notably in Stages 6 and 10. It carries a giant bomb and lobs it at the Kirbys when it sees them. Its size makes it stronger than many smaller enemies, requiring a mob of Kirbys or several small attacks to be defeated. A Big Waddle Dee wearing a colossal Star Block as armor serves as a mid-boss in Stage 7.
Despite the character's redesign, Big Waddle Dee's behavior has not changed. Some Big Waddle Dees can be found skiing with regular Waddle Dees throughout the icy stages of Old Odyssey in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.