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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the Animal Friend. For the robot in Kirby's Toy Box, see Robo Rick.

Here's a trick a platypus taught me.
— Rick • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Rick is a character in the Kirby series, debuting as one of Kirby’s Animal Friends in Kirby's Dream Land 2. He is a giant hamster that is best suited for land.

Physical Appearance

Rick is a round hamster. He has white fur with small patches of light brown (sometimes orange in some artworks) on him; the brown patches are most noticeable on his head and on his back. He has pink feet (colored red in the 3DS games), white hands, and a small tail that is colored brown in earlier games, but white in more recent games. He has a pink, triangle-shaped nose, four whiskers on his face with two on each side, and round, beady, blue eyes (originally completely black).

In Games

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Kirby earns Rick's trust and friendship when he saves him from a horde of mid-bosses. Rick is able to withstand treacherous terrain and doesn't skid on slippery platforms such as ice. Like the rest of Kirby's friends in this game, Rick can merge abilities with Kirby to make stronger ones:

Base Ability Description
Burning Rick shoots fireballs out of his mouth, similiar to the Fire ability. Called Continuous fire attack.[1] KDL2 Burning Rick sprite.png
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Needle The hair on Rick's back sticks out, like a porcupine. This attack only protects Rick from behind, so he needs to turn around to get an enemy facing his front. KDL2 Needle Rick sprite.png
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Spark Rick fires an electricity whip from his mouth, in a way similar to Beam. KDL2 Spark Rick sprite.png
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Cutter Rick throws Kirby like a boomerang. KDL2 Cutter Rick sprite.png
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Ice Kirby and Rick become a large two part snowman and create a blizzard that acts exactly like the Freeze ability. KDL2 Ice Rick sprite.png
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Parasol Rick puts his parasol on his nose and his partner rolls around on top of it. This attack is not very useful offensively, but it will block projectiles from the top, as well as break any Star Blocks above the duo. KDL2 Parasol Rick sprite.png
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Stone Rick becomes a giant boulder. His partner will then stand on top and roll him around. Rick is invincible, but Kirby is not. KDL2 Stone Rick sprite.png
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Kirby's Dream Land 3

Rick has gained several new abilities, such as jumping from wall to wall. He is the only Animal Friend not slowed down by normal sand surfaces in this game, although he'll still be affected by moving sand surfaces. His inhaling technique however, was replaced by the power to stomp enemies flat. Instead of inhaling enemies, Rick charges forward with his gaping mouth wide open. This game also introduces Rick's love interest- Pick. For transportation Kirby sits on Rick's back for a ride. Rick can once again combine his abilities with Kirby:

Base Ability Description
Burning This move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Burning Rick sprite.png
Needle This move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Needle Rick sprite.png
Spark This move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2, except for the fact that Kirby does not seem to be stunned during the animation. KDL3 Spark Rick sprite.png
Cutter This move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Cutter Rick sprite.png
Ice In this game, the move works similarly to how it did in Kirby's Dream Land 2, but it instead snows down snow from the top of the snowman. KDL3 Ice Rick sprite.png
Parasol This move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Parasol Rick sprite.png
Stone This move is unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2. KDL3 Stone Rick sprite.png
Clean Rick dusts in front of him with a duster. It is very similar to Clean Kirby's primary move. KDL3 Clean Rick sprite.png

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

The Stone + Cutter Power Combo allows Kirby to turn into a stone Rick. He acts like he normally does, but without an ability to use. He can, however, climb up walls if a player holds the +Control Pad against the wall and presses jump in rhythmic succession.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

Rick appears in Paint Panic as one of the paintings Paint Roller draws.

Kirby Mass Attack

Rick makes a cameo appearance alongside Kine and Coo in Kirby Quest if Kirby is defeated.

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

Stone Kirby can transform into a statue of Rick, Coo, and Kine. In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Smash Kirby can transform into this statue by using the Stone attack.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and Kirby Fighters 2

Though he is not a playable character, Rick appears in the Kirby Fighters sub-game as well as in the downloadable Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2. In the stage Coo's Forest, he occasionally steps through doors and attacks the Kirbys by using his Burning attack: flame breath. He then proceeds to reenter the door he came from.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Rick, Kine, and Coo appear together as a stone statue produced by either Kirby's Stone or Smash Bros. ability. He also appears a collectible sticker.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

Rick will appear as a villager of the city after the defeat of Taranza, sitting at the bench behind the Shrine of Passwords.

Kirby Battle Royale

Rick appears in Slam Hockey, He can be seen on the left side of the crowd in Normal Arena.

Kirby Star Allies

Rick appears in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend in the game's first update. He works alongside Kine and Coo as a three-in-one Dream Friend, with each character using different abilities. In Rick's case, he uses the Sizzle element, as well as the Stone ability. Although it is not mentioned in his control list, Rick retains his ability from previous games to not slip on ice, as well as the ability to climb up walls.

Attack Controls Description Element Damage
Kirby Star Allies
Fire Rick B This attack works exactly the same as Burning from Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3. Sizzle 8 per hit
Stone Rick Dash + B This attack remains unchanged from Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3. However, when combined with the Water, Ice, or Cleaning ability, Rick transforms into a curling stone, just like the standard Stone ability. He can also be combined with the Artist ability to turn into a giant painted statue of the animal trio. None 46 (Stone Change), 8 (rolling), 20 (Change Back, Shock Wave)
Protective Bag L/R Rick hides in a bag similar to the one he is trapped inside in Kirby's Dream Land 2. This works the exact same way as blocking, although Rick cannot dodge while in this state. None 16 (Guard End)
Stomp Stomp on enemies as Rick Unlike the majority of friends in Kirby Star Allies, jumping on enemies will deal damage to the enemy instead of dealing damage to Rick. None 16

Super Kirby Clash

Rick appears as a resident of the Port Village after Parallel Nightmare has been defeated in The Ruins. He can be seen sitting on the rightmost bench. He, alongside Coo and Kine, also appears as a sticker, which can be purchased from the Shoppe for 20 Gem Apples.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Rick's once semi-important role has been reduced greatly. Rick isn't quite an acquaintance of Kirby, nor do the two really interact all that much. Rick lives in Whispy Woods Forest inside the roots of the great tree Acore. Rick shows no change in personality though. He also speaks with an Australian accent in the English dub. Despite his lack of appearances in the episodes, Rick has still appeared more than any of the other animals, let alone the animal helpers, in the anime. His first appearance in the anime was in A Blockbuster Battle, when he helped to build a treehouse for Kirby (which was wrecked later in the episode by King Dedede and Escargoon). Rick's feet were changed to a light purple color and the color of his fur is a more yellowish color in the anime.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Rick appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Spirit battle

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rick appears as a spirit.


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Rick and Nago - (Different) theme in Kirby's Dream Land 3
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Original theme in Kirby's Dream Land 2
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Rick is one of Kirby's Animal Friends. He and Nago are specialists when moving on land. The two of them share the same musical theme in Kirby's Dream Land 3, but it is a different one to the theme Rick debuted with in Kirby's Dream Land 2.


Rick's name is derived from the onyomi pronunciation for the Japanese word for land, 陸 (riku).

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese リック Officially romanized as Rick.
English Rick
Traditional Chinese 陸庫 Translates to Rick.
Simplified Chinese 陆库 Translates to Rick.
Korean Translates to Rick.
Russian Рик Translates to Rick.
German Rick Same as English
Dutch Rick Same as English
French Rick Same as English
Italian Rick Same as English
Spanish Rick Same as English

Related Quotes

Rick the hamster carries Kirby on his shoulders.
Rick doesn't slip on ice!
— Kirby's Three Friends • Kirby's Dream Land 2 Instruction Booklet
Like all your friends, Rick adds his life bar to yours. He'll leave if his meter reaches zero, but you'll be able to go on.
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #72)
Rick made his debut alongside Kirby's other friends, Coo and Kine. He looks like a meek hamster, but when he puffs himself up, he's bigger than Kirby. When he's carrying Kirby on his back, he can mimic Kirby's copy powers with some special moves of his own. Rick's claim to fame is his exceptional traction on icy surfaces.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Melee
Three pals from Kirby's Dream Land 2 join the fray! They've formed a dream-team trio, so they can help each other out. Rick rules the land. Kine swims the seas. Coo soars through skies. Animal friends forever!
— Using Rick & Kine & Coo • Kirby Star Allies



  • Of the three Animal Friends who appear in the anime, Rick is the only one that has any kind of conflict with Kirby. This instance was only in the episode, War of the Woods.
  • When Ado draws Rick in the Boss Butch credits of Kirby's Dream Land 3, she gives him more realistic features on his hands and feet.
  • Rick is the only Animal Friend that consumes enemies himself. All others allow Kirby to inhale the foes or, in ChuChu's case, drag the foes into Kirby's mouth.
  • Rick makes a cameo appearance in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, along with Coo and Kine, when Kirby is transforming into Kirby Tank. This might be a reference to the early idea for Kirby's Dream Land 2, where Kirby was planned to get on a tank.
  • Rick, along with Coo and Kine, make an appearance in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe after certain Ordeals are cleared.
  • Rick, alongside Coo and Kine, in the American TV commercial for Kirby's Dream Land 2, was depicted out of character: In particular, aside from being given angry eyes and a menacing grin, Rick was shown to lift up a biker upon entering a bar and throw him right at a sofa with other bikers sitting on it and knock them over in a similar manner to bowling pins.
  • In Kirby's Toy Box - Cannonball, the player plays as a mechanical recreation of Rick, with the purpose of firing spherical Kirbys over a hill to defeat their opponent.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, Rick has the longest idle animation out of anyone in the game lasting over a minute.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, fighting Morpho Knight in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! with Rick & Kine & Coo replaces the normal theme with a remixed version of Dark Matter's theme for his second form, referencing the Animal Friends' original appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2.
  • In the 68th issue of Nintendo Power, Rick is incorrectly referred to as a squirrel, instead of a hamster.[3]




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