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Fighter # 23
Universe Kirby
First Appearance Kirby's Dream Land
(April 27, 1992)
Other Smash Bros.
Availability Locked
Represented Stages Dreamland (Default)
Great Cave Offensive
Green Greens
Final Smash Dedede Burst
Waddle Dee Army

King Dedede is the self-proclaimed ruler of Planet Popstar and rules over Waddle Dees and Waddle Doos. He usually comes into conflict with Kirby but he isn’t exactly a bad guy. It’s just his areas of interest sometimes conflicts with Kirby’s.

King Dedede is a powerful fight and a heavyweight who unique in that he had multiple jumps instead of the standard two. In addition to this, he wields a powerful Jet Hammer and an summon Gordos and Waddle Dees in battle. He has always been noted for having strong throws and great survivability.

Classic Mode: Royal Rumble
King Dedede faces off against characters with royal titles such as kings and princesses.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 King K Rool Gangplank Galleon Gangplank Galleon
2 Marth and Roy Castle Siege Fire Emblem Theme
3 Zelda Hyrule Castle Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Peach and Daisy

Princess Peach’s Castle Underwater Theme - Super Mario Bros.
5 Bowser and Bowser Jr. Bowser’s Castle King Bowser - Super Mario Bros. 3
6 Ganondorf Ganon’s Tower Ruins Calamity Ganon Battle -2nd Form
Bonus Stage King Ashnard Colosseum Hungry Power Fool

Role in World of Light
King Dedede was the reason why the heroes had a second chance. After seeing all the hero defeated by the beams of light, Meta Knight managed to fend off two beams before being engulfed. Seizing this chance, he used his Jet Hammer to launch Kirby high into the sky so Kirby could use his warp star to escape. He was evaporated knowing there was some hope.

Kirby manages to rescue King Dedede who was working for King Ashnard. After being rescued, King Dedede begins his arc within the urban area and manages to rescue Ike. He reunited with Kirby and made his way to the final battles.

Special Moves

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Inhale Inhales the opponent. While they have been Inhaled, King Dedede can then walk around and spit them out to inflict damage. 12% 200px
Neutral Special Custom 1 Dede Storm Instead of Inhaling opponents, King Dedede will vacuum the opponent toward him, which hits multiple times, before exhaling them upward with the last hit. 2% (loop), 3% (outer hit) 200px
Neutral Special Custom 2 Taste Test Inhales faster and the spit deals slightly more damage 5% (release), 12% (spit) 200px
Side Special Gordo Toss Hits a bouncing Gordo with his hammer. Its trajectory can be angled upward, forward, or downward. 10% (hammer), 14%/12.5%/11%/9.5% (Gordo) 200px
Side Special Custom 1 Topspin Gordo Throws a Gordo that can’t be angled and does not go far initially, but flies forward upon bouncing. 10% (hammer), 11% (Gordo 200px
Side Special Custom 2 Waddle Dee Toss Pulls one of his minions out of his sleeve and throws them forward.

5% (Waddle Dee), 7% (Waddle Doo), 22% (Gordo)

Up Special Super Dedede Jump His signature jump. It concludes with a diving double foot stomp that buries grounded opponents and meteor smashes aerial ones. 15% (drop), 12% (landing), 5% (stars) 200px
Up Special Custom 1 Quick Dede Jump Jumps faster, but the diving double foot stomp is weaker and lower than the default. 10% (drop), 6% (landing), 5% (stars) 200px
Up Special Custom 2 Delayed Dede Jump A stall and fall drop that starts at the height of the jump. Does more damage but longer duration. 20% (drop),18% (landing), 8% (stars) 200px
Down Special Jet Hammer Activates the afterburner in his hammer to charge up a very powerful swing, which is released when the special button is released. 12% (uncharged grounded), 11% (uncharged aerial), 38% (fully charged grounded), 32% (fully charged aerial) 200px
Down Special 1 Armored Jet Hammer Grants armor while charging. However, King Dedede does not get any super armor if he's falling, and the swing is significantly weaker 9% (uncharged grounded), 8% (uncharged aerial), 24%/20% (fully charged grounded), 22%/15% (fully charged aerial) 200px
Down Special 2 Dash Jet Hammer Charging pushes King Dedede backward, while unleashing it propels him forward at the expense of damage. 7%/6% (uncharged), 18%/16% (fully charged) 200px
Final Smash Dede Burst Inhales the opponent into place, strikes them three times with his hammer aflame, then fires a bomb out of it, launching the opponent diagonally in a spray of fireworks. 10% (hits 1-3), 1% (hit 4), 15% (hit 5) 200px
Final Smash Level 2 Waddle Dee Army Whistles and then dances for ten seconds while Waddle Dees, Waddle Doos, and Gordos move about the stage. During these ten seconds, Dedede is invincible. 2% (Waddle Dee), 8% (Waddle Doo), 15% (Gordo) 200px
Final Smash Level 3 Dede-Rush Strikes the opponent with his hammer sending them into his trademark boxing ring with a cage set up. Adopting his Masked Dedede persona, he attacks his opponent with a barrage of missiles, followed by a powerful spinning hammer swing. 8% (hit 1), 1.8% (missiles), 20% (hammer hit), 10% (last hit) 200px

Entrance Animations
His Highness Puff Up Masked Dedede
Is carried in on a palanquin by four Waddle Dees, then jumps off, scattering them Comes floating from the top in sprite form and then transforms. Comes whirling in the from the left while swinging his hammer with his Mask on. He takes it off and prepares for battle.
Set # Up Taunt Side Taunt Down Taunt
1 Holds up his hammer in celebration. Hoists his hammer on his shoulder and points forward while snickering. Pats his belly and burps before showing a surprises reaction.
2 Jumps up slightly three times with a gleeful smile. Twirls his hammer and laughs. Throws his hand and hammer up into the air three times. Each time, he changes a direction and then turns.
3 Sits down and polishes his hammer with a handkerchief. Pats the hammer with his hand before pointing it forward. Spins around in a circle, chanting.
Idle Poses
Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Taps his hammer on his shoulder. Adjusts his cap. Has a shocked look on his face.
Twirls his hammer in his hands. Smacks his belly. Shifts his weight.
Victory Animations
Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Swings his hammer twice before turning to the camera and posing. Performs a sumo pose and then rushes towards the screen while palm thrusting. Takes the Jet Hammer, places the hammer side on the ground and leans on the shaft while looking triumphant.
Laughs and repeatedly slaps his belly while a Waddle Dee walks into the scene. King Dedede performs three hammer strikes and then raises the hammer into the air.
King Dedede spins around on his foot and jumps up using his Super Dedede Jump and then crashes down.

He puts on his Mask and twirls about before unleashing a powerful hammer strike forward

Twirls his hammer with a grimace, then activates the Jet Hammer.
Kirby Hats

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Victory Chants/Victory Theme
Related Spirits
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