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Characteristics and Weaknesses
Anti-Kirbies are based on Nintendo's puffball hero, Kirby. Like the real Kirby, Anti-Kirbies are able to inhale almost anything. If they suck Link up, they will spit him out again and cause damage. Anti-Kirbies are nearly indestructible, and can only be harmed by Bombs or the Magic Rod. When Link first encounters these enemies, the young hero will only be able to use Bombs to defeat them. They are uncommon, and only appear on the first floor of the dungeon. Unusually, Anti-Kirby will cause more damage simply by coming into contact with Link than he will by swallowing him.
- While these enemies are referred to as Anti-Kirby and described as "Kirby's evil twin" in the American Nintendo Player's Guide for the game, they are simply known as Kirby in Japan.
- Kirby resides in Dream Land, which may explain the reasoning for his appearance in the dream world of Koholint. Despite the name, however, Dream Land is a kingdom on the star-shaped planet Popstar.
- Kirby's Adventure, in which Kirby first gained the ability to copy talents from enemies (such as the Link-inspired Sword Kirby) was released only three months prior to Link's Awakening, which may explain why Anti-Kirby does not steal Link's abilities.
- This is one of the few enemies that wasn't reused for the Oracle series.
- ↑ "ANTI-KIRBIES
These must be Kirby's evil twins. Their vacuum-like attack sucks up heroes and everything, but you can fight your way out to fresh air." (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo of America Inc.), pg. 100)
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