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Whispy Woods has been mechanized and modified to run around freely using drills as legs. It's also been outfitted with a giant, powerful screw.
— Vs. Clanky Woods  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
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Kirby: Planet Robobot screenshot
Clanky Woods
Name (JP) ウィスピーボーグ (Wisupī Bōgu)
- Meaning Whispy Borg
In Games
Copy AbilityBomb from missiles and drills, Stone from rocks

Clanky Woods is a boss in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby: Planet Robobot as the first boss of the game. It is the robotic boss of the game's first level, Patched Plains, where it first chases Kirby and then faces him in a true battle. It has a drilling attack and can shoot missiles.

Physical Appearance

Clanky Woods is apparently the result of Whispy Woods being mechanized. It has metallic tan "bark" and two long bionic claws replacing its small tree stubs on its sides that connect to the missile-shooting cannon in its mouth. Clanky Woods also has two pink circular eyes, four drills that replace its roots, and pipes connecting to a bunch of green steel balls atop its trunk that replaces its leaves.

Clanky Woods 2.0, from top to bottom, has black steel balls connecting to pale tan colored pipes connecting to his similarly-colored trunk. The mechanical tree now has one long red eye visor and an orange missile-shooting cannon. Its silver bionic arms and legs are now black with silver spikes on the joints. Clanky Woods 2.0 also has black drills for roots instead of the tan ones.


Kirby: Planet Robobot

In its debut appearance, Clanky Woods is encountered twice. Its first appearance is toward the end of a Stage 1 of Patched Plains. After Kirby enters the area, a bunch of fleeing Waddle Dees pass him by. From there, Clanky Woods enters the scene using its four drill legs, roars upon noticing Kirby, and starts to chase him down. During this phase, Clanky Woods can be attacked and defeated, but it is only necessary to escape it by continuing to the left. Defeating Clanky Woods in this stage will yield a rare sticker for Kirby. He later reappears at Access Ark, though the chase scene of Stage 1 is reused, but with Kirby operating his Robobot Armor instead.


In the first battle, Clanky Woods roars at Kirby before the battle begins. He shoots two missiles out if its mouth cannon, which weakly home in on Kirby. These can be inhaled and spat back. The boss then drills into the ground with its front legs, causing boulders to fly out of the ground. These can be inhaled and spat back. Then, Clanky Woods jumps into the air, then hangs up-side down above Kirby, shaking its canopy until pieces fall off to hit him. These pieces explode, but can be disabled by destroying them. When returning to the stage, Clanky Woods is able to hurt Kirby by falling on top of him. After that, Clanky Woods hops into the air, then lands with legs extended onto the ground. drilling that spot, causing inhalable boulders to fling out on both sides.

When Clanky Woods is knocked down to half health, it falls off the stage. Then the platform is extended to include an extra semi-circle ring half to make the full ring. The boss then emerges from a large screw platform in the middle, jumps on the back-side of the ring and roars again. The fight then continues, with Kirby battling Clanky Woods around the ring, as opposed to the static area from earlier in the battle. Starting in this phase of the battle, Clanky Woods halts and then begins dashing around the ring very quickly, leaving three stars behind it as it does so. Clanky Woods then drills into the ground with its front legs, causing inhalable boulders to fly out of the ground. Then, the boss shoots two missiles out if its mouth cannon, which weakly home in on Kirby.

When Clanky Woods' vitality is nearly depleted, it causes all the sections of the ring that Kirby is not standing on to rise up, forming walls and trapping Kirby in a narrow space. The boss then occupies the central area, where it cannot be directly hit with most attacks (in a manner similar to HR-D3's first phase in Kirby's Return to Dream Land). Clanky Woods then jumps as drill bits fire out of the tubes on the walls. These fly across the screen in a horizontal lines, then explode when they hit the other side. Clanky Woods then shakes about, causing pieces of its canopy to fall off and bounce into Kirby's space, then bounce off-screen. If Kirby hits these pieces hard enough, they will bounce back and hit Clanky instead. Then, Clanky jumps into Kirby's space, occupying the upper portion. There, it uses its front drill legs to attempt to prod Kirby. Its last attack leaves its drill stuck in the ground for a moment, creating two stars and leaving it open to retaliation. After that, the boss fires four more inhalable missiles, two on each side, that home in on Kirby.

Once Clanky is defeated, it is ruptured by small internal explosions, and rendered inoperable. Unable to move, it sits in the middle of the arena and cries tears of oil as Kirby does his dance and finishes the level.

Meta Knightmare Returns

Clanky Woods also appears in its 2.0 form in Meta Knightmare Returns, and is the first boss of the game as well, it will first hop to the other side and shoot missles like before, but this time he can fire two of them in a row.


Clanky Woods has been redesigned and upgraded. Better fuel efficiency and fewer emissions demonstrate the company's new environmentally friendly initiative. It costs only half of the previous model!
— VS Clanky Woods 2.0 • Kirby: Planet Robobot


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