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A disaster of catastrophic proportions has occurred in this peaceful land. King Dedede has stolen all of the food for himself! The nerve of that guy! Now Kirby must set out on a grand adventure with a new group of friends.
— World Select • Kirby Star Allies

Dream Land is a country on Planet Popstar and the main setting of the Kirby games. Dream Land is portrayed as a peaceful country with a carefree populace and abundant resources.

Dream Land's planet, Planet Popstar, is often the target of many evildoers who want to take it over or spread darkness throughout it, leading to Kirby having to save his home.

Most of Kirby's adventures take place here at one point or another.

People and Culture

Dream Land features a wide array of both landscapes and inhabitants. Its planet has a wealth in natural resources, having clean air and fresh water. Dream Land's demographics indicate that the Waddle Dee species make up the majority of the area's population. Besides the Waddle Dees, many other species live and thrive in Dream Land as well. The majority of the inhabitants and citizens are peaceful and carefree, however some of its inhabitants can be rather dangerous and violent. The country is under the rule of King Dedede, who really has no interest in actually ruling. He holds little authority, so the inhabitants continue living as they have always been.


There is no direct mention of any monetary system in use throughout Dream Land in the games, especially when the inhabitants are mostly self-sufficient and locate their own food using Sparkling Stars like they do in Kirby's Dream Land. The only time where currency is hinted at is in The Great Cave Offensive, a sub-game in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. The player's progress is measured in units of "Gold", where the maximum is 9,999,990 Gold. Finding the treasure called the "ten yen coin" (Japan version) or "dime" (American version) gives 10 Gold, so at equivalent value to 1 yen or 1 cent, Gold may not be worth very much at all in Dream Land, nor have much practical use from what can be deduced from the setting of the games.


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Symbol for D-bills

Dream Land's currency in the anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, is the D-bill. It comes in bills and coins, and both have King Dedede's insignia on them. The D-bill is central to the plot of several episodes, as King Dedede's constant ordering of monsters has left him in debt.


Kirby's Dream Land

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

  • Vegetable Valley: A fertile valley located on the cliffs of Dream Land.
  • Ice Cream Island: A large tropical island.
  • Butter Building: A yellow, tower located in a barren forest clearing that reaches towards the stars.
  • Grape Garden: A cloudy area with floating castles and airships.
  • Yogurt Yard: A mountainous region of Dream Land bordering the ocean.
  • Orange Ocean: A vast ocean near the border of Dream Land that houses quiet islands as well as fleets of battleships. The sun appears to be perpetually setting here.
  • Rainbow Resort: An otherworldly tundra located on the very edge of Dream Land itself.
  • Fountain of Dreams: A sacred fountain that floats high above Rainbow Resort and is the source of all dreams on Dream Land.

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Rainbow Islands

  • Grass Land: A grassy area featuring many small grasslands.
  • Big Forest: A complex forest area that proves to be quite hard to navigate through.
  • Ripple Field: One of Dream Land's deepest and largest lakes.
  • Iceberg: A collection of frigid ice floes that is always covered in ice.
  • Red Canyon: A craggy canyon area.
  • Cloudy Park: A high mountainous area engulfed in misty clouds.
  • Dark Castle: A very mysterious and eerie palace.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

  • Sand Canyon: A vast desert seemingly located near Red Canyon.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Dyna Blade

Gourmet Race

  • Pumpkin Grand: A very small, flat area ideal for practicing, situated on the top of a cliff.
  • Corn Hall: A mountainous area which is a bit more advanced than Pumpkin Grand.
  • Onion Garden: A cloud-filled maze seemingly located in Bubbly Clouds.

The Great Cave Offensive

  • Sub-Tree Area: A subterranean jungle with many tropical plants and enemies.
  • Crystal Area: A crystal-filled cave with large waterways.
  • Old Tower Area: A strange and peculiar tower that is built deep underground.
  • Garden Area: A regal garden area with fountains and structures.

Revenge of The King

  • Purple Plants: A dangerous place where all of the plants are purple. There is a large lake with water which is likely toxic.
  • Illusion Islands: Located near Float Islands, this place is always encased in darkness.
  • Crash Clouds: A weather station located in the dark clouds, filled with lightning.
  • Mt. Dedede Sky: The sky around Mt. Dedede.
  • The Revenge: The rebuilt Castle Dedede, atop Mt. Dedede.

Kirby Air Ride

Air Ride

  • Fantasy Meadows: A peaceful meadow housing dark caves and a peaceful river.
  • Celestial Valley: A quiet valley with constantly flowing waterfalls.
  • Sky Sands: Located in a desert of Dream Land, Sky Sands is quiet and peaceful.
  • Frozen Hillside: A cold, frigid area seemingly located on Ice Island.
  • Magma Flows: An active volcano inhabited by dragons made of lava.
  • Beanstalk Park: A plant-filled area located high up in the clouds of Dream Land.
  • Machine Passage: An industrialized area taking place in a mysterious abandoned laboratory.
  • Checker Knights: A checker-board themed area bordering an ocean.

Top Ride

  • Grass: A small meadow racecourse, which has bomb-growing plants.
  • Sand: A sandy area inhabited by man-eating plants.
  • Sky: A clockwork racecourse located over Dream Land.
  • Fire: Another volcanic area of Dream Land.
  • Light: A psychedelic zone that contains several warp panels.
  • Water: A race track made out a tidal pool. Waves wash in from the ocean to flood the track.
  • Metal: A small factory filled with large cogs and high-pressure fan.

City Trial

  • The City: A big city with a strong resemblance to Cappy Town in the anime.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

  • Prism Plains: A peaceful grassland where Dedede keeps one of his castles.
  • Nature Notch: A beautiful, underground, flower-filled paradise.
  • Cushy Clouds: A large mountain, a forest, and the surrounding clouds.
  • Jam Jungle: A jungle which holds both ancient ruins and mechanical factories.
  • Vocal Volcano: A dangerous, volcanic area high atop a peaceful mountain.
  • Ice Island: A snowy taiga with aurora lights always in the sky, which is home to the Squeak Squad and their hideout.
  • Secret Sea: A location seemingly in the Orange Ocean sealed away long ago, and the place where Meta Knight rebuilt his battleship, the Halberd.
  • Gamble Galaxy: The galaxy in which Popstar is located.

Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Dream Land is the eighth and final level in Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, succeeding Space Land. It is the only level to not take place in Patch Land, however, it is still made out of yarn and fabric due to Yin-Yarn taking it over. It returns to normal after Yin-Yarn's defeat.


Area Patches

Kirby Mass Attack

Dream Land artwork in Kirby Mass Attack

Popopo Islands:

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

  • Cookie Country: An area much like the rest of Dream Land, a large, flattish grassland with a forest housing Whispy Woods. There are also many small caves. The landscape located at the center of Planet Popstar--the landscape where the Lor Starcutter crashes—heavily resembles Cookie Country.
  • Raisin Ruins: An old ruin with many traps. As seen in the background of Stage 1, there are many sand spouts spewing onto large sandstone spheres, throwing them in the air.
  • Onion Ocean: A tropical beach with many underwater caverns and islands.
  • White Wafers: A snowy area with many frozen-over hills and mountains that Kirby and his friends must scale.
  • Nutty Noon: A large, skybound tower leading up to a boss door depicting what could be Popstar's solar system. Nutty Noon does not break the atmosphere, as seen in the higher levels, where the background shows a planet much like Earth.

Kirby Star Allies

World of Peace - Dream Land is the first level in Kirby Star Allies, preceding Planet Popstar. This level is set in Dream Land, Kirby's home. It features lush grasslands, forests, streams, caves, and Dedede's Castle. King Dedede serves as the boss of this level. This level has a HAL room located in Fruity Forest. Dyna Blade can be seen flying around Dream Land.


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Rare Picture Pieces

Stage Celebration Picture Guide
Green Gardens The First Rival Use Ice obtained from Mr. Frosty or Chilly to extinguish the burning logs, and Sword, Cutter, or Fire to get rid of the Grass.
Donut Dome The First Rival Use Stone and Ice to perform the Ice Curling Friend Ability to destroy the Durable Blocks and pound the Stake in the wall.
Honey Hill The First Rival Use Fire to light the fuse connected to four cannons. Have enough Friends to fill all of the cannons. Launching from the cannons will cause all four characters to destroy four durable blocks along the way. The player in the rightmost cannon will received the Rare Picture Piece.
Fruity Forest The First Rival In the room with the Invincible Candy, fall down into the area with the Nruffs and the Treasure Chest. If the player returns to this room due to the HAL Room secret, the contents of this treasure chest will be an Invincibility Candy instead of a Rare Picture Piece.
Clash at Castle Dedede The First Rival Use Suplex from Bugzzy or Fighter from Knuckle Joe to perform Friend Throw in the Room Guarder area. The Rare Picture Piece is in the right Metal Block.
Extra Eclair The First Rival In the room with the trees with the hanging nuts, there is a tall tree in the middle. Float up and cut the vine using Sword or Ninja; the nut will drop a key. Bring the key to the locked door. Use friends to pull down the four ceiling switches, revealing a round-trip door. After entering the round-trip door, light the fuse with Fire and have friends in each of the cannons. Launching from the cannons will cause all four characters to destroy four durable blocks along the way, revealing a treasure chest at the top.

Big Switches

Stage Guide Extra Stage
Donut Dome Located in plain sight. Cannot be skipped. Dream Palace
Honey Hill Use Fire and Yo-Yo or Whip to create Sizzle Yo-Yo or Sizzle Whip and light the fuse for a cannon. Launching from the cannon will destroy Durable Blocks, allowing entry to a round-trip door. After entering the round-trip door, press the switch to prevent the ball of Waddle Dees from destroying the durable blocks, allowing access to the key. Bringing the key to the locked door grants access to the switch. Extra Eclair

Related Locations

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Dream Land as it appears in the anime.

Dream Land is the main setting for Kirby's anime series. It is located on a peninsula somewhere on Popstar. The climate is tropical, and so the weather is most often warm and humid, with sudden rainstorms being common. Both tropical and temperate species of plants and animals can be found there, however.

As in the games, King Dedede rules over it from his castle high atop a hill. There is only one town, Cappy Town and the main inhabitants are the Cappies, though other races are present as well; the Waddle Dees in Dedede's Castle outnumber the Cappies, there is also Chef Kawasaki, Tiff's family, Kirby and Meta Knight who moved there.

Known Places

  • Kirby's house: A small, dome-shaped house outside of town that the people built for him. Tokkori lives there too, but normally when Kirby has evicted him from his nest to take a nap.
  • Cappy Town: The only town in Dream Land, where most of the population lives.
  • Castle Dedede: Dedede's castle on a hill near the village. It looks older than it really is.
  • Whispy Woods Forest: A dark and maze-like forest that is easy to get lost in. It is ruled by Whispy Woods.
  • Eastern Forest: The forest to the east of Whispy's. A large waterfall can be found there. It is the home of Whispy Woods' old friend Acore, as well as the Animal Friends.
  • Kabu Canyon: A series of rocky cliffs and canyons where Kabu can be found.
  • Booma-Dooma Volcano: A series of three huge volcanic peaks that are still active.
  • Cats-Eye Lighthouse: A lone lighthouse by the bay. It's only ever mentioned in passing.
  • Babagahara: A wilderness made up of vast jungles, long streams of rivers, and even a dark cave where the evil Pukey Flower lurks.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

The Dream Land Stage

Dream Land is a stage in Super Smash Bros., an unlockable Past Stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee and a downloadable stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Super Smash Bros.

Stage icon

The stage was first introduced in Super Smash Bros., and is also the stage where the player must fight a group of Kirbys in Classic Mode. It is a rather simple stage, and is similar to other stages like Super Smash Bros. Melee’s Battlefield and Fountain of Dreams where it has three platforms floating over a main one. Whispy Woods appears in the background of this stage. He will occasionally blow toward one side of the stage which can cause players to fall off the edges of the stage. His wind seems a little more powerful here than it is in Green Greens, a similar stage in the next Super Smash Bros. game.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Dream Land is also available in Super Smash Bros. Melee under the name "Past Stages: Dream Land", and is one of the three unlockable Past Stages from Super Smash Bros. It is unlocked by beating Target Test with every character.

Dream Land does not appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Green Greens is instead used, serving the same purpose Dream Land served in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a past stage.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

A new Dream Land stage appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, unlocked by unleashing Kirby's Final Smash: it takes the form of Kirby's Dream Land on the screen of an original DMG-001 Game Boy. The stage initially takes the appearance of Green Greens, with the borders of the screen being a Game Boy's casing. It will eventually scroll to the right and the stage's environment and music will change. Other than Green Greens, the stage has sections from Castle Lololo, Float Islands, Bubbly Clouds, and Castle Dedede.

Like all stages in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Dream Land has an Ω variation. It is a single rectangular platform that extends down into the bottom blast zone, featuring Green Greens' aesthetic.

Holding L while selecting Dream Land causes the stage to appear black and white (like the Virtual Console releases of Game Boy games) rather than black and green.

The classic Dream Land stage from Super Smash Bros. was released as downloadable content for both versions of the game. The stage is titled "Dream Land (64)" in these games. It has an Ω form with space under the platform.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Dream Land (64) and Dream Land GB return as playable stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Related Quotes

On a tiny star somewhere far, far away from earth, there is a very special place known as Dream Land.
— Introduction • Kirby's Dream Land instruction manual
A blast from the past! Dream Land is yours to use.
— Notice • Super Smash Bros. Melee
Unlocked the Dream Land stage! Get your Game Boy on!
— Milestones • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Unlocked the Dream Land (64) stage! Enjoy a blast from the past!
— Milestones • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
If you look behind the stage, you might see a Bronto Burt or King Dedede. Of course, if Dedede is fighting, he won’t be back there.
— Guest in the Background • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U/Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Whispy Woods will blow air at whichever side of the stage has more fighters. If both sides have the same number of fighters, Whispy Woods will randomly decide.
— Whispy Woods Winds • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U/Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Battlefield platform layout has been around since Dream Land in the original Super Smash Bros. It was first named Battlefield in Melee.
— Tips • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
The small and peaceful hometown of Kirby.
— Official Kirby Star Allies website
This stage resembles a Game Boy laded up with the first title of the Kirby Series, Kirby's Dream Land. The battery light even turns off at the end of the battle!
— Dream Land GB • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Starting with Green Greens, all five stages from the original game make an appearance. Seven events from the stages are re-created here.
— Situations • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Green Greens, Float Islands, and Bubbly Clouds sometimes have scrolling sections, so be mindful of the edges of the screen.
— Scrolling Screen • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


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  • In Kirby's Epic Yarn, The four stars that the carpet to Castle Dedede roll down onto are a reference to the ending of Kirby's Dream Land. In the ending, Kirby carries Castle Dedede up into the sky, and when the state wears off, the stars fly underneath the castle and hold it in the sky.
  • The level Meta Melon Isle in Dream Land from Kirby's Epic Yarn could be a reference to Kirby's Adventure, as the area takes inspiration from Ice Cream Island, the area where the Meta-Knights were introduced, and Orange Ocean, where Meta Knight himself was first fought.
  • The level select music for Dream Land in Kirby's Epic Yarn is a remix of the level select music for Ripple Star from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
  • When the screen begins to scroll in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS’s Dream Land stage, a glove appears to point the scrolling direction. This glove is the same one that wakes Kirby on the "game over" screen in Kirby's Dream Land.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, one can sometimes see Dyna Blade flying in the sky behind Clash at Castle Dedede.

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