Gooey is a recurring character in the Kirby series of games. Gooey is a friendly piece of the villainous Dark Matter, a form of which is usually the final boss in the Kirby games. He is Kirby's best friend.

Like Kirby, he uses Copy Abilities but he licks enemies instead of swallowing them in order to gain their ability.

Kirby series

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Gooey first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 2 for the Game Boy. In the game, minibosses guard sacks that usually contain one of Kirby's animal friends such as Rick or Coo. However, if you defeat one of the minibosses with an animal friend, the sack will instead contain Gooey, or a Blob with a bow.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Gooey played a much bigger role in the sequel. He can be summoned much like helpers in Kirby Super Star, and can be played as by a second player. When summoned, Kirby's health is lowered. This lost health can be brought back by dispelling Gooey. Gooey attacks with his long tongue as opposed to vacuuming them as Kirby does. This allows him to attack enemies Kirby can't swallow, as well as attack underwater. If he is computer controlled and is left behind, he can space jump to Kirby's current location. He ignores hindering terrain and moves in a straight line. Helpers in Kirby Super Star can do this as well.

In the final battle with Dark Matter, Gooey appears with yellow spines around him, like Dark Matter does. His tongue is also forked, though this is seen only in artwork, not in-game. Gooey shoots stars, whereas Kirby shoots hearts with the Love Love Stick.

Kirby Star Allies

Gooey was added as a Dream Friend in the 2.0 update. Like the other Dream Friends, Gooey can be summoned with the Dream Rod, which is usually found in the Dream Palace during the main story but he can also become the playable character if chosen during the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! or in The Ultimate Choice.


Gooey has access to many moves inspired by Kirby's various ability. His tongue is used in a similarly to Whip Kirby, which means that he can throw enemies with it or grab items on the other side of unbreakable walls. Gooey can also use the Stone ability and has access to all of the curling friend abilities. He can also turn himself into a blue fireball like Fire Kirby can do. He can also turn into his mock matter form, which is inspired by Dark Matter and fire dark lasers at his enemies while flying.

Super Kirby Clash

In Super Kirby Clash, Gooey appears in Castle Village after Venom Kracko has been defeated by Team Kirby. He can be seen behind the Quest Board, scooting and rolling about. He also appears as a sticker, which can be purchased from the Shoppe for 20 Gem Apples. The sticker display the "I'm not licked yet!" message when used.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Gooey appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as an unlockable trophy.

Trophy decription

Gooey's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

"While Kirby swallows enemies in order to copy their powers, Gooey wraps them up in his tongue to steal their abilities. In Kirby's Dream Land 2, he occasionally appeared inside of a bag, but by Kirby's Dream Land 3, he was a full-fledged partner. He could be controlled by setting him up as Player Two."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Gooey is featured as an Advanced Primary Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and as such, he can be used to customize playable characters.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Stats Ability Acquisition
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Gooey Neutral ★★ 3
  • 1,587—6,350
  • Brawn Badge: 762—3,048
  • Protection Badge: 825—3,302
No Ability
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1,000G
  • Battle via Spirit Board
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