Coo holds you in his talons, and you direct his flight with the control pad. This way, you can fly and inhale or attack at the same time.
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #72)

Coo is a friend of Kirby's who appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3. Coo is an owl. He is one of Kirby's Animal Friends and is one of only two of them that can fly (along with Pitch). Coo's name is derived from kuu, a Japanese word for air, which implies he's helpful in the air. (It could also based upon the onomatopoeia coo, the term used to represent the noise a pigeon makes.)


Kirby's Dream Land 2

Base Ability Description Image
Burning Coo rushes forward and down at a sharp angle in a flaming meteor attack. Coo ignites as well. KDL2 Burning Coo sprite
KDL2 Burning Coo sprite 2
Needle Kirby extends spikes below Coo, while they fly around together. KDL2 Needle Coo sprite
KDL2 Needle Coo sprite 2
Spark Kirby electrifies himself, launching a constant stream of electricity to strike the ground directly beneath him. KDL2 Spark Coo sprite
KDL2 Spark Coo sprite 2
Cutter Coo throws boomerangs in rings, three of them, in three directions: Diagonally up, diagonally down, and straight forward. KDL2 Cutter Coo sprite
KDL2 Cutter Coo sprite 2
Ice Kirby breathes out ice while Coo stays in midair. Kirby is also able to change his direction. KDL2 Ice Coo sprite
KDL2 Ice Coo sprite 2
Parasol Coo holds the umbrella above his head and spins in a tornado attack that lasts about three seconds. This grants invincibility. This attack is similar to the Tornado Copy Ability. KDL2 Parasol Coo sprite
KDL2 Parasol Coo sprite 2
Stone The duo forcibly drop straight down, destroying everything in their path. KDL2 Stone Coo sprite
KDL2 Stone Coo sprite 2

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Base Ability Description Image
Burning The move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Burning Coo sprite
Needle The move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Needle Coo sprite
Spark In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will not lose altitude while using this move. KDL3 Spark Coo sprite
Cutter In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will shoot only one feather that can be angled. KDL3 Cutter Coo sprite
Ice In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will launch three angled icicles. KDL3 Ice Coo sprite
Parasol The move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Parasol Coo sprite
Stone The move is mostly unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2, but Coo is able to fly a little while using the move. KDL3 Stone Coo sprite
Clean Coo transforms into a giant feather duster that Kirby uses. KDL3 Clean Coo sprite

Coo's flying ability also provides an advantage in many situations, he is strong enough to fly even in very strong wind, just like Kine is strong enough to swim against fast water currents.

For some unknown reason Coo has no friends (or in Pitch's case a mother) like all other Animal Friends have.

He is also a form in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards when Kirby uses the Stone Friends ability. In this form, Kirby can fly in a tough rock form for a short distance then has to land. Coo's weight works against him in this form as he falls quickly and cannot fly as well as Stone Pitch, also, unlike Pitch, he doesn't roll. A statue form of Coo also appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra when Kirby uses the Stone ability, and in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Coo is included in the statue of the three original Animal Friends appearing when using Stone ability in said game.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Coo appears in the Kirby Fighters sub-game (as well as in the downloadable Kirby Fighters Deluxe). In the stage Coo's Forest, he occasionally flies through doors and attacks the Kirbys with three feathers in a strikingly similar fashion to he and Kirby's Cutter ability. He then proceeds to reenter the door he came from.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

Coo will become a resident of the city once the Pyribbit has been defeated. He will occasionally appear flying across the screen.

Kirby Star Allies

Coo is set to appear in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend in the game's first update. He appears to fly similarly to Wing Kirby, and he uses his Cutter ability from Kirby's Dream Land 2 and his Parasol ability from Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Coo appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, as a wise owl that helps Kirby out in a few situations, mostly involving other animals of Dream Land. Other than that he doesn't appear in the series very often.

When mentioned by other characters, Coo is often held in high regard for his wisdom and judgement, like a wise old sage. Owls often seem to symbolize knowledge, and also is best bird.


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Theme - Coo
Coo and Pitch - (Different) theme in Kirby's Dream Land 3
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Kirby's Dream Land 2 theme (Kirby's Dream Collection soundtrack)
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Original theme in Kirby's Dream Land 2
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Coo is one of Kirby's Animal Friends. He and Pitch are specialists in the air. The two of them share the same musical theme in Kirby's Dream Land 3, but it is a different one to the theme Coo debuted with in Kirby's Dream Land 2.




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