|“||Whispy Woods lives deep in the forest, waiting patiently for Kirby to stop by so he can share his delicious apples with the pink hero... That's not true at all, actually. Instead, he drops apples on Kirby, trying to cause him injury. He may look friendly, but remember what they say: don't judge a tree by its bark.||„|
|~ Whispy Woods' trophy description in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.|
Whispy Woods is a recurring boss in the Kirby series. He is one of the most recognizable characters and is often seen in forests.
Whispy Woods is a sentient apple tree. He has brown bark with green leaves which is occupied by various apples and enemies. He also has a long, pointed nose and hollow eyes and mouth. Whispy Woods seems to be stationary, but it has been shown that he can move around or make small hops.
Whispy Woods is a common opponent to Kirby and would usually be fought in levels based around plant life or forests. He is said to be the protector of the forest and has been so since ancient times. He is one of Kirby’s most recurring adversaries and usually fights Kirby to stop his progress.
Kirby's Dream Land
Whispy Woods makes his first-ever appearance in Kirby's Dream Land, appearing as the first boss serving King Dedede to protect the Sparkling Stars. Here is also the first time Whispy used his well-used attacks of dropping apples and spitting puffs of air. In the game's Extra Mode, Whispy's attacks speed up and he drops Gordos as well as apples.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Whispy Woods appears in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, this time guarding a piece of the Star Rod for his master monarch. Whispy Woods' fight is near identical to the last game both in order and attacks, barring that his nose can't hurt Kirby on contact.
Kirby's Pinball Land
Whispy Woods appears both as a boss and as one of the subgames in Kirby's Pinball Land, with the player controlling two Kirbys to break blocks in the latter.
Kirby's Dream Course
Along with its fellow boss Kracko, Whispy Woods appears as an obstacle in Kirby's Dream Course, bumping Kirby away on contact. He can only be felled with the Spark ability. He does not count as an enemy, and oddly, multiple of him can appear in one course.
Whispy Woods appears as the fifth opponent in Kirby's Avalanche, being the second boss in the Normal difficulty set of opponents.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Whispy appears once more as the first boss in Kirby's Dream Land 2, this time with his fight being divided into two phases. The first phase has him obscure his face with glasses and a surgical mask, with him mainly attacking with his apples and a new root-based attack. The second phase has his mask and glasses fall off as he once more returns to his classic form of attacks. Whispy Woods also appears in World 1's bonus game, with the player needing to collect stars and avoid apples.
Kirby's Block Ball
Whispy Woods appears as the boss of the eighth stage in Kirby's Block Ball, once more spitting air and dropping Gordos. Like every boss in the game, he needs to be hit twelve times to beat.
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
Whispy Woods appears in Kirby Super Star and its remake in multiple sub-games. In multiple of these, Whispy appears as a boss in his classic format. However, two games revise the formula. In Revenge of Meta Knight, Kirby fights a version of him named Twin Woods, where the player fights two Whispys at once. Later, in Revenge of the King, Whispy appears as Whispy's Revenge, inheriting Twin Woods' spinning attack and also gaining the abilities to dropping harmful rotten apples and firing small tornadoes.
Whispy Woods also appears in Dyna Blade's ending and as a card in Card Swipe.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Whispy Woods appears as the first boss once more, this time spitting his fruits and vegetables rather than dropping them from his leaves. Once he has been hit four times, Whispy flies into a fury and uses his roots to pursue Kirby. If Kirby refights Whispy with all of the Heart Stars, Whispy is harmless.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Whispy Woods appears as the boss of Planet Popstar in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards in the first 3D entry in the series. Fought in a circular arena, Whispy uses his classic attacks with Kirby required to beat the Whispy Wood Jrs around the arena. After the three are defeated, Whispy uses his roots to attack Kirby, with them needing to be attacked to damage it.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Oddly, Whispy appears to aid Kirby in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, transporting Kirby to later levels if the player can find them.
Kirby Air Ride
Whispy Woods merely cameos in Kirby Air Ride, appearing in a small forest in the City Trial mode. If the player rams him into him enough, he shows his classic defeated pose.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Despite not being a boss in the game, Whispy appears on the game's title screen.
Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Due to the nature of the game, Whispy appears as a late-game miniboss the player fights in their Tankbot form at the end of Whispy's Forest. Earlier in the level, smaller versions of him named Twiggy Woods both summon Gordos and can be used as platforms. Whispy also appears as a decoration for Kirby's Pad.
Kirby Mass Attack
Once more, Whispy Woods appears as the first boss Kirby fights, with this fight having three phases. The first phase has Whispy drop large spiked balls and spitting wind, the second growing two logs under him the player must damage to get to Whispy, growing mushrooms that bounce the player away, and keeping variants of attacks from the first phase, and the third has him grow three logs that can grow dangerous spikes, as well as the attacks from the first phase. After the fight, he removes the clouds covering Sandy Canyon. He is later fought in a rematch in Necro Nebula.
Whispy also appears as the first boss in Kirby Brawlball and Strato Patrol EOS, and as a high-point value target in Field Frenzy.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Whispy Woods re-appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, again as the first boss. In this fight, he shows off several new abilities in the second phase, such as growing in size, spitting larger puffs of air, and sucking in Kirby to damage him. Once defeated, he shrinks and releases the oars for the Lor Starcutter. In the game's Extra Mode, Whispy can also spit tornados, release harmful purple apples, attack with his roots, and drop Scarfys.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Whispy Woods appears in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition in the Smash Combat Chamber EX. He fights similar to his extra mode counterpart, but with no root attack, normal apples, and the ability to drop Comos from his branches.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Although Whispy is absent from Kirby: Triple Deluxe barring appearing as a keychain, a similar boss known as Flowery Woods appears.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Whispy Woods is fought twice in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, with him able to drop spike balls, mines and do his signature gust-blowing attack. He also has Bronto Knights protect his face in the first fight. In the second fight, he gains a metal truck to stop the player from using Tap Dashes and can summon Barampas.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Main article: Clanky Woods
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Whispy Woods gains a mechanized form known as Clanky Woods.
Team Kirby Clash/Super Kirby Clash
In both games in the Team Kirby Clash series, Whispy Woods is fought as a boss, with similar attack strategies to Flowery Woods. His fights take place in the Ruins.
Kirby Battle Royale
In the spin-off Kirby Battle Royale, a variant of him known as Mini Whispy Woods appears in Apple Scramble, with the player needing to obtain apples they drop from being hit.
Kirby Star Allies
Whispy Woods appears as a recurring boss in Kirby Star Allies, with among his classic attacks of blowing air and dropping fruit (including the new explosive Burst Fruits), his inhale and enemy drop attacks returns. In his second phase, his attacks become more dangerous and Whispy Woods gains the ability to jump in the air and slam back onto the ground. Whispy Woods' second phase can be easily skipped if one has multiple friends/attacks using Sizzle, as it chars Whispy Woods into he is defeated. The player can also throw a Friend Heart at Whispy Woods once defeated for him to drop food. Additionally, he has two variants in the game, Yggy Woods and Parallel Woods, the latter fought in Heroes in Another Dimension.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
While Whispy Woods himself is absent from Kirby and the Forgotten Land, a variant of him known as Tropic Woods appears as the game's second boss.
Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
In the anime Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Whispy Woods appears as a major ally towards the heroes as the wise and loving, if vengeful sometimes, caretaker of the forest. Here, Whispy has a love interest in the form of Lovely, and a mentor in Acore. Additionally, King Dedede (along with Escargoon) are not allies but enemies, with King Dedede trying to get Whispy Woods and the forest cut down to build a golf course.
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.
Whispy Woods makes his debut in the Super Smash Bros. series in the first game, being a hazard on the Dream Land stage, occasionally blowing a stream of wind to knock fighters away from the center of the stage.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Later on, in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Whispy Woods was both a trophy and a stage hazard on both Dream Land and the new Green Greens stage, shaking apples to either hurt players or land on the ground and become healing items.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Whispy Woods lacks the trophy he had in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he both returns on Green Greens and appears as a sticker that increases damage done by weapons when used on Kirby characters.
Super Smash Bros. For 3DS/Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
Whispy Woods appears in Dream Land once more in both Super Smash Bros. For 3DS and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, but he only appears as a trophy in the latter.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Whispy Woods returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate not only with both of his stage cameos returning, but also appearing as one of the game's spirits. Whispy Woods is an ace-level shield-type spirit, which grants the user a weakness to fire attacks when used. His spirit battle involves the player beating a team of five red Kirbys on Green Greens (representing Whispy Woods' apples), with high winds occasionally starting up.
- Whispy Woods has appeared in every game in the Kirby series as a boss or cameo character with the exceptions of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby's Blowout Blast, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
- In Kirby Star Allies, if Whispy Woods is befriended with a Friend Heart, he will drop fruit. But if he is charred beforehand, he will drop roasted chicken, hot dogs, and takoyaki.
- The official blog of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate refers Whispy Woods with genderless pronouns, despite almost all other sources referring to Whispy as male.