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Whispy Woods is a notable example of a boss in the Kirby series.

Bosses are very strong and typically very large enemies in the Kirby series, and are usually fought at the end of each level or world. Often times, a boss character also plays a major role in the game's story. Boss characters are always fought in a secluded area, and Kirby or whoever is battling the boss may not leave said area until the boss is defeated. A life meter is often displayed on the screen as the boss is being fought; the meter depletes every time an attack is successfully dealt, and the boss is defeated once the meter empties.

Fighting bosses

Usually, a boss will have some sort of attack that can be inhaled and in turn, spat back at the boss to deal damage. Some bosses have attacks that grant Copy Abilities when Kirby swallows them. In all traditional platformers since Kirby's Return to Dream Land,

List of bosses

Bosses' presence in several places are not listed, for various reasons:

Name Boss of Title
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0 Hyper Zone 19971127
KDL3 logo
02 Dark Star 20000324
K64 logo2
Acro Ripple Field (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Aqua Star (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)
19971127
KDL3 logo
20000324
K64 logo2
Ado Cloudy Park 19971127
KDL3 logo
Blocky Ruins
Dunes
Grasslands
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Bohboh Vocal Volcano 20060211
KSQSQ logo
Bonkers Dunes
The Volcano
Empyrean
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Brobo Brobo's stage 19951412
KBB logo
Broom Hatter 5th boss 19950201
KAv logo
Bugzzy 7th boss 19950201
KAv logo
Capamari Water Land 20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
Cappy Cappy's stage 19951412
KBB logo
Chameleo Arm Old Tower (The Great Cave Offensive)
Hotbeat (Milky Way Wishes)
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Chef Kawasaki 5th boss 19971130
KSSt logo
Claycia Purple Fortress 20150299
KatRC Logo
Coily Rattler Wild World (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
Resolution Road (Holo Defense API's hologram, Kirby: Planet Robobot)
20140502
KTD logo
20161006
KPRLogo
Colossal Kabu Ruins
The Volcano
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Colossal Hot Head The Volcano 20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Colossal Waddle Dee Grasslands
Ruins
The Volcano
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Combo Cannon Revenge of Meta Knight 19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Computer Virus Crystal Area (The Great Cave Offensive, Meta Knightmare Ultra)
Halfmoon (Milky Way Wishes)
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Crazy Hand Candy Constellation 20040415
KAtM logo
Clanky Woods Patched Plains 20161006
KPRLogo
Dark Daroach Gamble Galaxy 20060211
KSQSQ logo
Dark Matter Dark Castle (Kirby's Dream Land 2)
Hyper Zone (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Access Ark (Meta Knightmare Returns)
19950321
KDL2 logo
19971127
KDL3 logo
20161006
KPRLogo
Dark Crafter Purple Fortress 20150299
KatRC Logo
Dark Meta Knight Radish Ruins
Dededetour
20040415
KAtM logo
20140502
KTD logo
Dark Mind Dimension Mirror 20040415
KAtM logo
Dark Nebula Gamble Galaxy 20060211
KSQSQ logo
Dark Taranza Decisive Battlefield 20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Daroach Ice Island 20060211
KSQSQ logo
Drawcia The World of Drawcia 20050324
KCC logo
Dyna Blade Dyna Blade's Nest (Dyna Blade (sub-game)) 19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Dedede Clone Rhythm Route 20161006
KPRLogo
Dedede Clones & D3 Rhythm Route 20161006
KPRLogo
Fangora Grass Land 20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
Fatty Puffer Onion Ocean 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Fatty Whale Sub-Tree Area (The Great Cave Offensive)
Aquarius (Milky Way Wishes)
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Flowery Woods Fine Fields 20140502
KTD logo
Galacta Knight Meta Knightmare Ultra
The True Arena
Meta Knightmare Returns
20080922
KSSU logo
20111024
KRtDL Logo
20161006
KPRLogo
Galactic Nova Nucleus / Heart of Nova Milky Way Wishes 19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Gigant Edge Team Kirby Clash (Kirby: Planet Robobot)
The Dunes, The Grasslands, and The Empyrean (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe)
20161006
KPRLogo
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Gobbler Olive Ocean 20040415
KAtM logo
Goriath White Wafers 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Grand Doomer Nutty Noon 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Greater Doomer Ruins
Dunes
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Gryll Kirby's Super Star Stacker 19971130
KSSt logo
Heavy Lobster Revenge of Meta Knight
Mekkai (Milky Way Wishes)
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Heavy Mole Yogurt Yard
9th boss, Kirby's Avalanche
19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
19950201
KAv logo
Hooplagoon Yellow Dunes and Orange Woodland 20150299
KatRC Logo
Hot Wings Hot Land 20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
HR-D3 Egg Engines Extra Mode 20111024
KRtDL Logo
HR-H/HR-E Shiver Star 20000324
K64 logo2
Holo Defense API Resolution Road 20161006
KPRLogo
Ice Dragon Iceberg
Cloudy Park (Ado's Drawing)
Planet Popstar (Adeleine's Drawing, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)
Resolution Road (Holo Defense API's hologram)
The Grasslands and The Volcano (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe)
19950321
KDL2 logo
19971127
KDL3 logo
20000324
K64 logo2
20161006
KPRLogo
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Kabu Kabu's stage, Kirby's Block Ball
3rd boss, Kirby's Avalanche
19951412
KBB logo
19950201
KAv logo
Kabula Float Islands
Kabula's stage, Kirby's Block Ball
Mt. Dedede Sky (Revenge of the King)
19920427
KDL logo
19951412
KBB logo
20080922
KSSU logo
Kibble Blade Grasslands
Ruins
Dunes
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
King Dedede Mt. Dedede (Kirby's Dream Land)
Rainbow Resort (Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
Dark Castle (Kirby's Dream Land 2)
Iceberg (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Gourmet Race (Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Revenge of the King (Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Cart Run (Kirby: Canvas Curse)
Prism Plains (Kirby: Squeak Squad)
Snow Land (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
13th level, Kirby's Avalanche
King Dedede's Castle, Kirby's Block Ball
7th boss, Kirby's Super Star Stacker
Level 8, Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Royal Road (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
Level 5 (Kirby's Blowout Blast)
19920427
KDL logo
19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
19950321
KDL2 logo
19971127
KDL3 logo
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
20050324
KCC logo
20060211
KSQSQ logo
20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
19950201
KAv logo
19951412
KBB logo
19971130
KSSt logo
20000826
KTnT logo
20140502
KTD logo
2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
King Dedede's Revenge Level 5 EX
Secret Path
2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
King D-Mind Decisive Battlefield 20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
King Doo Grasslands
Dunes
Ruins
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
King Golem Moonlight Mansion 20040415
KAtM logo
Knuckle Joe 4th boss, Kirby's Super Star Stacker 19971130
KSSt logo
Kracko Bubbly Clouds (Kirby's Dream Land)
Grape Garden (Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
Kracko Land (Kirby's Pinball Land)
Cloudy Park (Kirby's Dream Land 2)
Kracko's stage (Kirby's Block Ball)
Bubbly Clouds (Spring Breeze)
Skyhigh (Milky Way Wishes)
Cloudy Park (Ado's drawing)
Level 3 and Level 6 (Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble)
11th boss, Kirby's Avalanche
Mustard Mountain (Kirby & the Amazing Mirror)
Block Attack (Kirby: Canvas Curse)
Cloud Palace (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
Old Odyssey (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
Bubbly Clouds (Kirby Fighters Deluxe)
Resolution Road (Holo Defense API's hologram)
The Dunes and The Empyrean (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe)
Level 2 and Level 4 (Kirby's Blowout Blast)
19920427
KDL logo
19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
19931128
KPL logo
19950321
KDL2 logo
19951412
KBB logo
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
19971127
KDL3 logo
20000826
KTnT logo
19950201
KAv logo
20040415
KAtM logo
20050324
KCC logo
20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
20140502
KTD logo
20140723
KFDLogo
20161006
KPRLogo
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
Kracko's Revenge Crash Clouds
Levels 2 EX and 4 EX (Kirby's Blowout Blast)
20080922
KSSU logo
2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
Lady Ivy Sandy Canyon 20110804
KMA Logo2
Landia Dangerous Dinner (Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
Team Kirby Clash ​(Kirby: Planet Robobot​​)
Empyrean ​(Team Kirby Clash Deluxe​)
20111024
KRtDL Logo
20161006
KPRLogo
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Lololo Level 1 2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
Lololo's Revenge Level 1 EX 2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
Lololo & Lalala Castle Lololo
6th boss, Kirby's Avalanche
Float Islands (Spring Breeze)
Level 3 (Kirby's Blowout Blast)
19920427
KDL logo
19950201
KAv logo
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
Lololo & Lalala's Revenge Illusion Islands
Level 3 EX (Kirby's Blowout Blast)
20080922
KSSU logo
2017
BlowoutBlast Logo
Lor Starcutter Another Dimension 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Lovely 3rd boss, Kirby's Super Star Stacker 19971130
KSSt logo
Magman Neo Star 20000324
K64 logo2
Magolor Another Dimension (Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
Happiness Hall, Apricot Atrium, Last Land (Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition)
20111024
KRtDL Logo
20120916
Kirby20thAnniversary
Magolor Soul Extra Mode 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Marx Milky Way Wishes 19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Marx Soul The True Arena - Kirby Super Star Ultra 20080922
KSSU logo
Master Hand Candy Constellation 20040415
KAtM logo
Mecha Kawasaki Scope Shot sub-game 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Mecha Kracko (Doc) Cushy Clouds 20060211
KSQSQ logo
Mega Titan/Titan Head Carrot Castle 20040415
KAtM logo
Meta Knight Orange Ocean (Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
12th boss, Kirby's Avalanche
6th boss, Kirby's Super Star Stacker
Revenge of Meta Knight (Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Secret Sea (Kirby: Squeak Squad)
Space Land (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
19950201
KAv logo
19971130
KSSt logo
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
20060211
KSQSQ logo
20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
Metal General Egg Engines 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Miasmoros The Volcano
Grasslands
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Miracle Matter Ripple Star 20000324
K64 logo2
Moley Cabbage Cavern 20040415
KAtM logo
Mr. Dooter Raisin Ruins 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Mr. Frosty Mr. Frosty's stage (Kirby's Block Ball)
Team Kirby Clash (Kirby: Planet Robobot)
The Grasslands, The Ruins, and The Dunes (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe)
19951412
KBB logo
20161006
KPRLogo
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Butter Building
10th boss, Kirby's Avalanche/Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
Red Canyon
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright's stage, Kirby's Block Ball
Cloudy Park (Ado's drawing)
19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
19950201
KAv logo
19950321
KDL2 logo
19951412
KBB logo
19971127
KDL3 logo
Mrs. Moley Nature Notch 20060211
KSQSQ logo
Mecha Knight Gigabyte Grounds 20161006
KPRLogo
Mecha Knight+ Access Ark 20161006
KPRLogo
Nightmare Fountain of Dreams - Kirby's Adventure, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land 19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
Nruff and Nelly Big Forest 19950321
KDL2 logo
Orbservor Levels 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 20000826
KTnT logo
Paintra Lollipop Land 20140502
KTD logo
Paint Roller Ice Cream Island
Paint Panic
8th boss, Kirby's Avalanche
19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
20050324
KCC logo
19950201
KAv logo
Parallel Landia Decisive Battlefield 20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Parallel Susie Decisive Battlefield 20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Pix Rock Star 20000324
K64 logo2
Pon & Con Sand Canyon 19971127
KDL3 logo
Poppy Bros. Sr. Poppy Brothers' Land, Kirby's Pinball Land
Poppy Bros. Sr.'s stage, Kirby's Block Ball
1st boss, Kirby's Avalanche
2nd boss, Kirby's Super Star Stacker
19931128
KPL logo
19951412
KBB logo
19950201
KAv logo
19971130
KSSt logo
President Haltmann Access Ark 20161006
KPRLogo
Pyribbit Endless Explosions (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
Team Kirby Clash (Kirby: Planet Robobot)
The Volcano (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe​)
20140502
KTD logo
20161006
KPRLogo
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Queen Sectonia Royal Road (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
Access Ark (Meta Knightmare Returns)
20140502
KTD logo
20161006
KPRLogo
Reactor Revenge of Meta Knight 19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Robo Dedede Kirby's Dream Course
Scope Shot sub-game (Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
19940921
KDC logo
20111024
KRtDL Logo
Shadow Kirby Kirby Fighters 20140502
KTD logo
Shadow Dedede Royal Road 20140502
KTD logo
Skullord Volcano Valley 20110804
KMA Logo2
Soul of Sectonia The True Arena 20140502
KTD logo
Squashini Treat Land 20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
Squishy Squishy's stage, Kirby's Block Ball
5th boss, Kirby's Avalanche
19951412
KBB logo
19950201
KAv logo
Sweet Stuff Ripple Field
Cloudy Park (Ado's drawing)
19950321
KDL2 logo
19971127
KDL3 logo
Susie Overload Ocean 20161006
KPRLogo
Star Dream Mind in the Program 20161006
KPRLogo
Star Dream Soul OS The True Arena 20161006
KPRLogo
Stock Mecha Knight Gigabyte Grounds (Meta Knightmare Returns) 20161006
KPRLogo
Taranza Empyrean 20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Team DDD Fountain of Dreams 20140723
KFDLogo
Telepathos Empyrean
The Volcano
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
The Claykken Indigo Ocean and Red Volcano 20150299
KatRC Logo
Twin Woods Floria
Revenge of Meta Knight
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Waddle Dee 1st boss, Kirby's Super Star Stacker
1st boss Kirby's Avalanche
The Arena (Kirby Super Star)
19971130
KSSt logo
19950201
KAv logo
19960321
KSSLogo
Waddle Tank Scope Shot sub-game 20111024
KRtDL Logo
Wham Bam Jewel Helper to Hero 20080922
KSSU logo
Wham Bam Rock Garden Area (The Great Cave Offensive)
Cavius (Milky Way Wishes)
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
Whispy Woods Green Greens (Kirby's Dream Land)
Vegetable Valley (Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
Whispy Woods Land (Kirby's Pinball Land)
2nd boss, Kirby's Avalanche
Grass Land (Kirby's Dream Land 2)
Whispy Woods' stage, (Kirby's Block Ball)
Spring Breeze (Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra)
Grass Land (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Planet Popstar (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)
Whispy's Forest (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
Green Grounds (Kirby Mass Attack)
Cookie Country (Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
Green Valley and Blue Sky Palace (Kirby and the Rainbow Curse)
Team Kirby Clash (Kirby: Planet Robobot)
The Ruins (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe)
19920427
KDL logo
19930323
KA logo
20021025
KNiD logo
19950321
KDL2 logo
19950201
KAv logo
19960321
KSSLogo
20080922
KSSU logo
19971127
KDL3 logo
20000324
K64 logo2
20101014
Epic Yarn Logo
20110804
KMA Logo2
20111024
KRtDL Logo
20150299
KatRC Logo
20161006
KPRLogo
20170412
TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
Whispy's Revenge Purple Plants 20080922
KSSU logo
Wiz Peppermint Palace 20040415
KAtM logo
Yadogaine (Doc) Jam Jungle 20060211
KSQSQ logo
Yin-Yarn / Mega Yin-Yarn Dream Land - Kirby's Epic Yarn 20101014
Epic Yarn Logo

Trivia

  • Shinya Kumazaki, the director of most Kirby games from the 2010s, has gone on record stating that he greatly enjoys creating challenging bosses and considers them one of the "key ingredients of an action game." This may explain why the bosses in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot have considerably more HP and attack variety than bosses in previous Kirby games.[1]
  • In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, if Kirby loses to a boss several times in a row, the boss's maximum HP will gradually decrease and will attack less frequently. Bandana Waddle Dee also tosses Kirby a Reviving Tomato to carry into the fight. This was done to make boss battles less challenging for inexperienced players.[2]

References

  1. Iwata Asks: Kirby's Return to Dream Land
  2. Miiverse

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