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Ready to get wet? Strong currents and lots of underwater caverns will put Kirby's swimming skills to the test in this tropical world.
— Official Kirby's Return to Dream Land website

Onion Ocean is the third level in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

General Information

Onion Ocean takes place in tropical islands, aquatic caverns, and rocky shores. Kirby can use Super Abilities to clear the way in some stages, revealing dimensional rifts.

Onion Ocean contains five stages. The mid-boss of the first stage is Fire Sphere Doomer, the mid-boss of the second stage is Kibble Blade, and the mid-boss of the the third stage is Moundo. The boss of Onion Ocean is Fatty Puffer, who guards the Right Wing of the Lor Starcutter.

Copy Abilities

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KRtDL Cutter icon.pngKRtDL Cutter UI.png
KRtDL Fire icon.pngKRtDL Fire UI.png
KRtDL Hammer icon.pngKRtDL Hammer UI.png
KRtDL Ice icon.pngKRtDL Ice UI.png
KRtDL Leaf icon.pngKRtDL Leaf UI.png
KRtDL Needle icon.pngKRtDL Needle UI.png
KRtDL Parasol icon.pngKRtDL Parasol UI.png
KRtDL Sleep icon.pngKRtDL Sleep UI.png
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KRtDL Spear icon.pngKRtDL Spear UI.png
KRtDL Stone icon.pngKRtDL Stone UI.png
KRtDL Sword icon.pngKRtDL Sword UI.png
KRtDL Tornado icon.pngKRtDL Tornado UI.png
KRtDL Water icon.pngKRtDL Water UI.png

Super Abilities

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KRtDL Snow Bowl UI.png
Snow Bowl
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Monster Flame

Energy Spheres

Stage 1

  1. Use Spear from Pierce or Whip from Whippy to hit a Bomb Block through a Gordo. This reveals an optional room. In the optional room, grab the Key and run across the Switches, creating temporary platforms. Make it to the lock before the platforms retract.
  2. Using Snow Bowl, in the second room, destroy the giant sand castle to reveal the Dimensional rift. Enter the Dimensional rift zone and defeat the Fire Sphere Doomer at the end.
  3. Defeat the Red Sphere Doomer at the end of the Dimensional rift zone.

Stage 2

  1. Use Cutter from Kibble Blade to cut a Rope. Jump into the water and swim to the left.
  2. Use Spear underwater to hit a Switch, revealing an optional room. Enter the optional room and destroy all of the Bomb Blocks.
  3. Use the second Stomper Boot to destroy the second Durable Block by jumping on the Bronto Burts.
  4. Use Water Gun to destroy the stone blocks above the Barbar in the ground.

Stage 3

  1. Use Stone from Moundo to sink into the water past the upward current.
  2. In the room with the Energy Sphere, take the right-most path.
  3. Use Monster Flame to defeat Huge Flotzo when it's not hiding. Enter the Dimensional rift zone and defeat the Red Sphere Doomer at the end.
  4. Defeat the Red Sphere Doomer at the end of the Dimensional rift zone.

Stage 4

  1. In the second room, enter the optional room. Press the Red Switch to drop the Puppet Dees. Once the gates have closed, pull down the blue ceiling switch to obtain the Key.
  2. In the following room, enter the optional room. Obtain the Invincible Candy and leave. Swim to the door that's obscured by seaweed.
  3. In the room with the spiked shells, swim into the alcove in the ground and wait for the spiked shell to pass. Follow behind it, as it will destroy a bunch of Metal Blocks hiding the Energy Sphere.
  4. Bring the second Balloon Bomb to the Durable Blocks.
  5. In the room with the Barbars, use Spear to destroy a Bomb Block in the ceiling.

Stage 5

  1. Defeat Fatty Puffer to obtain the Right Wing.

Related Quotes

A stage that has the deep blue sea as its setting. Mind your head - those coconuts are heavy!
— Official European Kirby's Return to Dream Land website

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese オニオン オーシャン Officially romanized as Onion Ocean.
English Onion Ocean
Traditional Chinese 洋葱大海 Translates to Onion Sea.
German Obst-Ozean Translates to Fruit Ocean.
French Remous renversants Translates to Stunning swirl.
Italian Spiaggia Sorbetto Translates to Sorbet Beach.
Océano Orégano Translates to Oregano Ocean.
(Latin America)
Ribera Roquefort Translates to Roquefort Riverbank.


  • An area resembling Onion Ocean is depicted in concept artwork for Kirby GCN, the unreleased game that was reworked into Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
  • The music for Stage 1 is a remix of Kine's theme from Kirby's Dream Land 2. This remix was used again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as one of the songs for the extra stage of Wild World.
  • The name Onion Ocean may be a reference to how freshly cut onions can cause eye watering.