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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the aquatic-based enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 3. For the similarly-named enemy and helper, see Knuckle Joe.

Joe is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It gives no Copy Ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Joe resembles a great white shark with a propeller at the end of his tail. His eyes are displayed with a bored expression and has gray pupils. Like real life sharks, Joe has a dorsal fin on his back and two pectoral fins. His mouth is a crescent shape and has four visible sharp teeth.


Kirby's Dream Land 3

Joe only appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is often found underwater, where it will home in on Kirby in an attempt to bite him.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Hey, Tiff! This is a friend of mine, and I asked him to catch these guys for you.
— Kine • Buccaneer Birdy

Joe in the anime.

Joe is an ally of Kirby in the anime. He often cruises around the oceans of Planet Popstar, waiting for anyone hopeless and unlucky enough to fall into his waters. He looks unfriendly, but Joe is a friend of Kine's and can be a big help at times, seeing as how his favorite foods seem to be penguins and snails - in this case, King Dedede and Escargoon. There is more than one Joe; in the episode Island of the Lost Warrior, after Tornado Kirby blows the king and his servant snail into the ocean, a whole school of Joes appears and chases after them.

A toy that looks not unlike Joe appears briefly in the episode, A Trashy Tale. He is seen among the the trash piles in Chief Bookem and Buttercup's house.

In the anime, he appears much larger than how he appears in the games. He is also colored gray and has a lot more teeth in the anime.


  • Gobbler from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror shares a strong resemblance to Joe. The main difference is that Gobbler has an inner tube.
  • A shark that appears similar to Joe chases Kirby in the cutscene for Orange Ocean in Kirby's Adventure and its remake.
  • In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, even though his body is animated as he swims, his face is almost never animated, showing the same crescent-shaped frown and angry eyes. However, he does smile once in Buccaneer Birdy.