|“||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.)
|Burning||Coo rushes forward and down at a sharp angle in a flaming meteor attack. Coo ignites as well.|
|Needle||Kirby extends spikes below Coo, while they fly around together.|
|Spark||Kirby electrifies himself, launching a constant stream of electricity to strike the ground directly beneath him.|
|Cutter||Coo throws boomerangs in rings, three of them, in three directions: Diagonally up, diagonally down, and straight forward.|
|Ice||Kirby breathes out ice while Coo stays in midair. Kirby is also able to change his direction.|
|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.|
|Stone||The duo forcibly drop straight down, destroying everything in their path.|
|Burning||The move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2.|
|Needle||The move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2.|
|Spark||In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will not lose altitude while using this move.|
|Cutter||In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will shoot only one feather that can be angled.|
|Ice||In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will launch three angled icicles.|
|Parasol||The move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2.|
|Stone||The move is mostly unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2, but Coo is able to fly a little while using the move.|
|Clean||Coo transforms into a giant feather duster that Kirby uses.|
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.
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.
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.
Coo will become a resident of the city once the Pyribbit has been defeated. He will occasionally appear flying across the screen.
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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- In the English dub of the anime, Coo has a male voice. In the original Japanese airing, he (said to be a "she") has a female voice.
- While Coo has bright purple feathers in artwork and the anime, Coo is usually depicted with dull grey feathers in the games. The 3D model in Kirby: Triple Deluxe goes with the former depiction, breaking the trend.
- In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Coo is drawn in Paint Panic.
- In Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards as one of Kirby's stone forms is Coo. He also appeared in Kirby Card Swipe (Kirby Super Star Ultra).
- Coo appears brown-feathered alongside Rick and Kine on the continue screen of the Kirby Mass Attack sub-game, Kirby Quest, based on the game over screen of Kirby's Dream Land 2.
- Due to the lack of a sixth, multi-leveled world, Coo is the only Animal Friend lacking a counterpart kindly affiliated with him.
- Coo appears as a statue alongside Kine, Rick, Waddle Dee, and Kirby himself in Kirby's History hall.
- Coo makes a cameo appearance in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, along with Rick and Kine, when Kirby is transforming into Kirby Rocket.
- A rearrangement of Coo's theme from Kirby's Dream Land 2 was used as the music for Deploy the Kirby Tank! in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
- Coo, along with Rick and Kine, make an appearance in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe after certain Ordeals are cleared.
- In the American TV advertisement for Kirby's Dream Land 2, Coo is depicted unusually: In particular, he's given a menacing grin, and also proceeds to lift up and send a biker sliding across a bar table to Kirby.