Kirby Air Ride artwork
|First appearance||Kirby Air Ride (2003)|
|Latest appearance||Kirby: Canvas Curse (2005) (cameo in Paint Panic)|
Dale is a teal-colored lizard enemy that is currently exclusive to Kirby Air Ride. Despite being enemies, Dales often aid the player by lighting dim areas of the racecourses. Their (often) large bodies make them potential roadblocks. They are strange, bio-luminescent creatures found in poorly lit areas, come in different sizes, and are often spotted in small groups (similar to the rest of the enemies in the game). After being destroyed, glowing orbs of light rise to the sky and take the Dale's place by continuing to light the area.
Although Dale only physically appears in Kirby Air Ride, Paint Roller draws a picture of one in his sub-game, Paint Panic, in Kirby: Canvas Curse. Dale was intended to appear as an enemy and a helper in the cancelled Kirby GCN.
Dale has dark teal skin, a pointy little tail, and small gold feet. He has a large glowing membrane which constantly radiates light, and also leaves behind glowing orbs once he is defeated. Dale also has large, piercing gold eyes and always seems to be tapping his foot.