A huge part of Kirby and the Forgotten Land is collecting Waddle Dees. While you get some for completing specific tasks, each level also has hidden caged Waddle Dees to find. Our Kirby and the Forgotten Land Wondaria Remains Waddle Dee location guide lists out where to find each hidden Waddle Dee per level.
Some Waddle Dees can be seen in plain sight, whereas others are in secret rooms or locked up behind challenges. Each level has three to five caged Waddle Dees, and some of them can be pretty easy to miss. Keep your eyes out for hidden paths and the like to find them all.
Welcome to Wondaria
Waddle Dee #1: Hit the switch with the driving robots and get to the Waddle Dee within the time limit.
Waddle Dee #2: Hit the blue switch near the spinning rocket cars to open an alternate path to the roller coaster. At the very end of the roller coaster, lean left to hit the button and open up the Waddle Dee cage.
Waddle Dee #3: Hit the blue switch towards the end of the rotating purple platforms to make a Waddle Dee appear.
Waddle Dee #4: Clean up the whole fountain to reveal the last Waddle Dee.
Waddle Dee #1: Clear the first race within 25 seconds to get a Waddle Dee as a reward.
Waddle Dee #2: Hit the blue switch on the platform in the middle of the room to open a door. Use bombs to hit the switch and get the Waddle Dee.
Waddle Dee #3: In a chest in a secret room to the right after you beat Wild Edge.
Waddle Dee #4: Clear the second race within 50 seconds to get the last Waddle Dee as a reward.
Invasion at the House of Horrors
Waddle Dee #1: After the two alien cutouts pop out, go towards the path on the right and hit the block when it shows a Waddle Dee.
Waddle Dee #2: Head up the stairs in the back left of the room where you use Light-bulb Mouth. Use the Cutter ability to hit the switch and get the Waddle Dee. (Hold down A when you throw the blade to make it float. Walk around the corner and release A with the right timing on the Waddle Dee block to get it.)
Waddle Dee #3: Go down the path to the bottom right of the door out and use the Light-bulb Mouth ability on the energy generator.
Waddle Dee #4: The last Waddle Dee is on the left side of the floating platform towards the very end.
The Wondaria Dream Parade
Waddle Dee #1: The Waddle Dee is in plain sight at the end of the path up that the parade cars take.
Waddle Dee #2: Go into the hole in the middle of the circle platform that the parade robots are circling around. Use Cone Mouth to break the floor and reveal a fast path to the end of the race, allowing you to finish in under five seconds.
Waddle Dee #3: The Waddle Dee is (again) in plain sight on a platform at the end of the Tornado oil area.
Waddle Dee #4: Use the Water-balloon Mouth to push the parade cars into the cracked wall to reveal the Waddle Dee.
Waddle Dee #5: Hit the blue switch in the row of four parade cars to open a hole with the last Waddle Dee in it.