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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 character in the Kirby series, debuting as one of Kirby’s Animal Friends in Kirby's Dream Land 2. He is a purple owl that is best suited for air.

Physical Appearance

Coo is an owl with purple feathers (gray in Kirby's Dream Land 3) that cover most of his body. He has a yellow beak and a white belly with purple feathers that form three stripes on it. He has two wings with black tips and white undersides, as well as purple tail feathers. His eyes are surrounded by black feathers that form three triangular markings that somewhat resemble eyelashes, and he has yellow talons. His feathers form several spikes on his head, though the exact number varies between 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.png
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Needle Kirby extends spikes below Coo, while they fly around together. KDL2 Needle Coo sprite.png
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Spark Kirby electrifies himself, launching a constant stream of electricity to strike the ground directly beneath him. KDL2 Spark Coo sprite.png
KDL2 Spark Coo sprite 2.png
Cutter Coo throws boomerangs in rings, three of them, in three directions: Diagonally up, diagonally down, and straight forward. KDL2 Cutter Coo sprite.png
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Ice Kirby breathes out ice while Coo stays in midair. Kirby is also able to change his direction. KDL2 Ice Coo sprite.png
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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.png
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Stone The duo forcibly drop straight down, destroying everything in their path. KDL2 Stone Coo sprite.png
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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.png
Needle Kirby becomes a single spike instead of many, otherwise, the move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Needle Coo sprite.png
Spark In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will not lose altitude while using this move. KDL3 Spark Coo sprite.png
Cutter In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will shoot only one feather that can be angled. KDL3 Cutter Coo sprite.png
Ice In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo will launch three angled icicles. KDL3 Ice Coo sprite.png
Parasol The move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Parasol Coo sprite.png
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.png
Clean Coo transforms into a giant feather duster that Kirby uses. KDL3 Clean Coo sprite.png

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Kirby's Stone + Cutter Power Combo 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 sub-game Paint Panic.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

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

Kirby Mass Attack

Coo makes a cameo appearance alongside Rick and Kine in Kirby Quest when Kirby is defeated.

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, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and Kirby Fighters 2

Coo appears in the Kirby Fighters sub-game as well as in the downloadable Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2. 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 Element Damage
Kirby Star Allies
Parasol Coo Dash + B in midair Works exactly the same as the Parasol ability in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3. Bluster 10 per hit
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. None 4
Cutter Coo B in midair after Flutter Works exactly the same as the Cutter ability in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Bluster 12 per Cutter

Super Kirby Clash

Coo appears as a resident of the Port Village after Ignite Edge has been defeated in The Dunes. He will occasionally appear flying across the village. He, alongside Rick and Kine, also appears as a sticker, which can be purchased from the Shoppe for 20 Gem Apples.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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A pleasure, sir. And I may say if your charming wife only had wings, she could easily be mistaken for a nightingale.
— Coo • A Sunsational Surprise / A Sunsational Puzzle

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. He also seems to be a teacher or mentor for Tokkori.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Spirit battle

Coo appears as an Advanced-class support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When applied to a fighter, the fighter’s defense will increase when in the air.


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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

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese クー Officially romanized as Coo.
English Coo
Traditional Chinese Translates to Coo.
Korean 쿠우 Translates to Coo.
Russian Ку Translates to Coo.
German Coo Same as English
Dutch Coo Same as English
French Coo Same as English
Italian Coo Same as English
Spanish Coo Same as English


Coo's name is derived from the onyomi pronunciation for the Japanese word for sky, 空 (Kū), which references Coo's skill. It may also be based on the onomatopoeia "coo," used to represent the noise a bird (particularly a dove) makes.






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