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Attack a Waddle Dee to make it let go of its parasol. As the parasol floats into the air, it can snag you and carry you with it. Watch out!
— Tips • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Parasol is an enemy in the Kirby games, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land. It yields the Parasol ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Parasol is exactly what its name suggests it to be - a parasol, one that moves by itself. It is, in appearance, nearly identical to the one Parasol Kirby wields- it has alternating red and white stripes, a blue handle with a yellow bottom and, in some games, sport a yellow star.


Kirby's Dream Land

Parasols are released from Waddle Dee and Waddle Doo who are KO'd while still holding onto them. They also hold up some Shotzo in the air. After they are separated from their slain or grounded partner, they drift up to the sky.

In the Extra Game, the Parasols flash after being released. Rather than gracefully floating away, they pursue Kirby, much like Scarfy.

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Parasols can be found, once again, attached to Waddle Doos, Waddle Dees, and Shotzos. When these enemies are KO'd, they either float away or chase Kirby. The ones that chase Kirby will float after Kirby homing in on his position; if avoided for long enough they will explode on their own, much like Scarfy.

When attached to a Shotzo, they will release it upon landing or being hit.

Parasols also appear as one of Paint Roller's sketches. These always chase Kirby.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

Parasols act like they do in most games, but are now orange and white. Parasol appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition as well. It appears in the Parasol Challenge.

Other Games

Parasol almost always appears alongside the Parasol ability, which it grants in each of its appearances. In some games, like Kirby: Squeak Squad, parasols never chase Kirby under any circumstances.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

The Parasol appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Melee, which can be used to bludgeon opponents with and float to safety, as if the player character was using the Parasol ability. When a Parasol first appears, it will remain closed until it falls off a ledge where it will open and slowly descend to the ground, remaining open. The same will also apply if a player throws a Parasol. Similar to the Kirby games, if a Parasol is forced out of a player's possession, the Parasol will fly upward and deal damage to other players. Princess Peach will use this Parasol instead of her own to perform her Peach Parasol move. Like most other Super Smash Bros. items, it has a trophy.

Parasol appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS’s Smash Run mode. It allows Parasol Waddle Dee to drift gently through the air. It also blocks projectiles thrown at the him and bounces players who try to land on him. After the Waddle Dee is disconnected from the Parasol, the Parasol will float quickly upward; any player that touches it on its way up will take rapid (minor) damage.

Related Enemies

Related Quotes

The Parasol, which was originally used by Kirby, can be used as a weapon to bludgeon enemies. Even better is that fact that players can open it while airborne and lazily float back toward safe ground. It's incredibly useful in returning to the field of play after an opponent gets the better of you and sends you flying.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Melee
This citizen of Dream Land falls gracefully from the sky clutching a parasol. Waddle Dee itself is fairly harmless, but the parasol can deflect anything. Don't hurt yourself accidentally! Also, be careful if one releases its parasol—that floating umbrella can really sting!
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS


  • The Parasols in the Smash Run mode of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS more closely resemble Parasol Kirby's weapon than the Parasol enemies in the Kirby series. This is shown by the star-shaped tip.
  • A similar enemy to Parasols, Drifter, appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 2.



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