Artwork of Gooey
|First game||Kirby's Dream Land 2|
|Created by||HAL Laboratory|
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 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'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 a blob with a bow. This is likely Gooey or Chuchu, who would go on to appear in Kirby's Dream Land 3, or an early form of Gooey. Fans have named the blob Blob.
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.