No—that’s not Whispy Woods! This venerable elder is Yggy Woods, ancient king of trees. Any travelers who stray into his neck of the woods will feel the full force of nature's wrath!
— VS Yggy Woods • Kirby Star Allies

Yggy Woods, also titled as Old-Growth Elder, is a boss in the Kirby series, appearing in Kirby Star Allies. He is an older and more difficult version of Whispy Woods. Yggy Woods is fought in Far-Flung - Starlight Heroes on Falluna Moon, serving as the ninth boss. He also appears in Extra Planet δ.

Physical Appearance

Yggy Woods appears to be very old, as evidenced by the black splotches covering his bark and his autumn-themed design. His eyes are concealed by two leaves hanging down from his branches, and he has a thin handlebar mustache consisting of leaves that cover his mouth. Yggy Woods' leaves are a combination of orange and red, and he has five-petaled, pink flowers blooming among his leaves. On either side of his body, midway up the trunk, there is a short branch ending in a stub.


Kirby Star Allies

Yggy Woods fights similarly to Whispy Woods, having many of the same moves, but slightly altered. Instead of apples, he drops rotten cherries that hurt Kirby if swallowed, though the exploding apples are the same, albeit larger. He also drops Gordos and different enemies. In his second phase, he drops hordes of cherries, and after that he drops some Blados, which roll across the ground. He can also jump to the sides and center of the arena and squish the player. His air gun technique is also faster, and he shoots more puffs of air as well.

Yggy Woods appears in the game's boss rush mode, The Ultimate Choice. He appears in three levels of difficulty (Fiery Showdown, Infernal Crisis and Soul Melter).


Yggy Woods' name is a reference to the Yggdrasil, the World Tree said to support the nine worlds in Norse mythology.

Related Quotes

Give your team Friend Abilities with fire! Then blaze your way to victory!
— Set fire to Yggy Woods! • Kirby Star Allies loading screen


  • Upon entering the second phase, Yggy Woods will drop a great deal of cherries. Among them is a single golden cherry (which drops on whichever side Kirby is on), which gives the Festival ability if inhaled.
  • Yggy, like Whispy, can be burned. However, he is not affected by the Friend Heart.