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Coo
Name (JA) クー (Kū)
- Meaning kuu, Japanese for "air"
GenderMale
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TeamKirbyClashDeluxe Logo
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SpeciesOwl
AffiliationAnimal Friends
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 one of Kirby's animal friends. He is a playable character in Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby Star Allies. He has also made several cameo appearances throughout the series.

Coo is an owl that can help Kirby fly easier and travel through high wind currents.

Games

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Since he is larger in size, Coo carries Kirby around in his talons. Coo's abilities are very air-oriented. For example, for Burning and Stone Coo will use Kirby to descend quickly and attack enemies, and for Needle and Spark, Coo will stop midair as Kirby releases the respective projectile downward.

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
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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. Called Spin attack.[1] KDL2 Parasol Coo sprite
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Stone The duo forcibly drop straight down, destroying everything in their path. KDL2 Stone Coo sprite
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Kirby's Dream Land 3

Coo's flying ability 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.

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

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

When the player mixes the Stone and Cutter abilities, Kirby gains the mix ability Animal Statues, which lets him turn into statues of any of his past animal friends, including Coo. The weight of Coo's statue works against Kirby in this form as he falls quickly and cannot fly as well as with Stone Pitch. It also doesn't roll when landing.

Kirby Canvas Curse

Paint Roller draws Coo in the subgame Paint Panic.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

A statue form of Coo can appear when Kirby uses the Stone ability.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

A statue form of the three original animal friends together (Rick, Kine, and Coo) can appear when Kirby uses the Stone ability.

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 Battle Royale

Coo appears as an audience member in the Slam Hockey mode in the Obstacle Arena. He can be seen to the left.

Kirby Star Allies

Coo appears in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend in the game's first update. He works alongside Rick and Kine as a three-in-one Dream Friend, with each character using different elements. In Coo's case, he uses the Bluster element.

Attack Controls Description
Parasol Coo Dash + B in midair Works exactly the same as the Parasol ability in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3. This attack gives friends the Bluster element.
Flutter A in midair Unlike other friends, Coo cannot fly by holding down the A button. In order to gain altitude, the A button must be pressed repeatedly.
Cutter Coo B in midair after Flutter Works exactly the same as the Cutter ability in Kirby's Dream Land 2. This attack gives friends the Bluster element.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Characters
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Coo
Name (JP) クー (Coo)
- Meaning kuu, Japanese for "air"
First AppearanceA Blockbuster Battle
Last AppearanceWaste Management
SpeciesOwl
AffiliationMany
English VoiceEric Stuart
Japanese VoiceYūko Mizutani
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 judgment, like a wise old sage. Owls often seem to symbolize knowledge.

Music

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Theme - Coo
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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.

Related Quotes

Coo the owl, [sic] can help Kirby get to those hard-to-reach places. When he has special powers, watch out!
While with Coo, Kirby can't swallow and fly at the same time.
— Kirby's Three Friends • Kirby's Dream Land 2 Instruction Booklet

Etymology

Coo's name is derived from kuu, a Japanese word for air, which references Coo's skill in the air. It may also be based on the onomatopoeia coo, used to represent the noise an owl makes.

Videos

Kirby Star Allies Rick & Coo & Kine showcase trailer
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Trivia

Artwork

Gallery

Sprites and Models

References

  1. Kirby's Dream Land 2 instruction booklet