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Name (JP) デカブー (Dekabû)
- Meaning デカ(でかい) means Big, カブー is Kabu.
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CategoryLarge Enemy

Dekabu is a large enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is a larger variant of Kabu. Apart from its size, it looks just like its smaller counterpart.


Kirby's Dream Land 3

Dekabu hides in gaps under thin platforms. Dekabu jumps up from its hiding place when Kirby approaches, then spits three Kabus at him before receding back into its hiding spot. It is no more durable than an ordinary Kabu and can be defeated in one hit.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

In this game, Dekabus rise up into the air and drop to the ground with a thud. This shakes the screen and causes Kirby to automatically fly into the air as if the player had made him "pop" (jump). Kirby will get hurt if he runs into Dekabu. The large foe can only be defeated when Kirby's invincible.

Kirby Mass Attack

Dekabus appear in the Strato Patrol EOS sub-game of Kirby Mass Attack as well. They're found in the skies of Dream Land in Stage 2. When shot multiple times, a Dekabu will break apart into four Kabus which slowly separate from each other. These Kabus can be easily disposed of.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

In this game, Dekabu not only functions similarly to its smaller counterpart, but some Dekabus even behave the same way that they did in Kirby's Dream Land 3. However, Dekabu underwent a cosmetic change for this game: the top of its head is adorned with turrets, making it resemble a sandcastle. The enemy can now be inhaled, though it yields no Copy Ability. Most Dekabus can jump between planes.

Dekabu cannot jump planes or spit Kabus in Kirby: Planet Robobot.


Dekabu's name seems to be a combination of deka and Kabu. "Deka" means "big" or "huge" in Japanese.


  • Dekabu and Pacto are the only enemies in Kirby's Dream Land 3 to be instantly destroyed by the Ice ability. As larger foes, they would have required a larger ice block sprite to encase them. The developers of the game did not create such a sprite, which is likely the reason they cannot be frozen.
  • The woh, woh, woh sound a Dekabu makes in Kirby's Dream Land 3 sounds just like Whispy Woods.

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