No, that’s not a penguin. That’s King Dedede from the Kirby series. He is the King of Dream Land. Like Kirby, he has a wooden mallet, but he uses it much more than Kirby does. It also does more damage. I will be analyzing his first set of special moves.
His neutral special is Inhale. I mentioned this in my last post, but in case you haven’t read that yet, I said that King Dedede’s Inhale does not allow him to copy abilities. Instead, it deals more damage and has more range. If you inhale someone, you can spit them back out for 5% damage and even hit other people with them for 10% damage.
His side special is Gordo Throw. Hitting someone with your hammer will deal about 10% damage, while the Gordo will deal anywhere from 10% damage to 14% damage. This move is useful, but it can be used against you. If an opponent hits the Gordo with at least 2% damage, it will be thrown in the opposite direction. Don’t worry, you can hit it back to them. Just be sure to hit the Gordo at the correct time so you don’t get hurt. This move can be reflected or pocketed, so watch out for that as well.
His up special is Super Dedede Jump. This move is good for vertical recovery, and it can be given a horizontal aspect as well. But don’t try to grab an edge when you are descending, as that will not work. You can only do that when you are ascending or cancelling the move. Getting hit while he is dropping will deal about 15% damage, while getting hit when he lands deals about 11% damage. The stars that appear at his side deal about 5% damage. They can be reflected or pocketed, however. This move has a meteor effect when he is descending.
His down special is Jet Hammer. This move is similar to Kirby’s side special, as it can be charged, deals damage to the user at full charge, and can KO at low percentages. Uncharged, on the ground, deals about 11% damage. In the air, it deals about 10% damage. It deals between 28% damage and 38% damage fully charged on the ground. In the air, it deals between 16% damage and 27% damage.
Who do you like more: Kirby or King Dedede?