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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the ally in Kirby Mass Attack. For the Copy Ability in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, see Beetle. For the enemy in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, see Beetley.

Were you climbing the Teetering Tree? You'll have to keep watch for the tiny Rhino Beetle that lives on its bark. When the beetle flies away, that's your cue that you have to balance the tree at once!
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack

Rhino Beetle is a small insect in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby Mass Attack.

Physical Appearance

Rhino Beetle is a brownish-red horned beetle. It has six legs and white and tan wings. When alarmed, its eyes bulge out in a cartoonish fashion.


Kirby Mass Attack

Rhino Beetle appears exclusively in Stage 11 of Dedede Resort, living on the bark of the Teetering Tree. It cannot interact with the Kirbys, so it poses no threat. It acts as a warning for the player; when the Kirbys tilt the Teetering Tree too far to one side, the Rhino Beetles on the tree panic and fly away, giving the player a nonverbal cue to move the Kirbys to the other side. If the player does not act quickly enough, the tree collapses and instantly KOs the Kirbys, resulting in an immediate game over.

Even if the player rebalances the tree, the Rhino Beetles that flew away do not return. This means the player must use the insects' warning well. They cling to the outside of every room in the tree except the entrance and exit.

The bats that perch on the Skull Tower in Volcano Valley serve the same purpose as Rhino Beetles.


Related Quotes

Watch for the tiny Rhino Beetle that lives amid this island's trees. It's said that if you see the beetle nearby, that's good. But if it flies away, you're in deep trouble. Too bad he can't give you some kind of warning much earlier than that...
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack
If you see a Rhino Beetle take flight... Well, hopefully that's not the last thing you ever see.
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack
Rhino Beetles are like rats deserting a sinking ship. Those insects are smart, all right.
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack