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Kirby and the Forgotten Land guide: Redgar Forbidden Lands hidden Waddle Dee locations

Where to find every hidden Waddle Dee in Redgar Forbidden Lands

Some alert dogs carry caged Waddle Dees away Image: HAL Laboratory/Nintendo via Polygon
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

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 Redgar Forbidden Lands 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.

Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands (4 Waddle Dees)

Waddle Dee #1: Collect the green shards on the sinking platforms to reveal a chest with the Waddle Dee inside.

Waddle Dee #2: Dig under the fence to the right of the moving platforms to grab this Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #3: Wait for one of the cliff platforms to fall completely, opening up a doorway. Quickly dig up the orange shards to free this Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #4: The Waddle Dee is in plain sight. Dig under the fence to get it.

Conquer the Inferno Road (5 Waddle Dees)

Waddle Dee #1: Go up into the building and follow the path to get to this Waddle Dee.

A white arrow points into a corner wall entrance
Jump up and head into this doorway to grab Waddle Dee #1
Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: HAL Laboratory/Nintendo

Waddle Dee #2: Use the Ice ability to quickly skate across the lava and put out the fiery blocks on the building’s roof. Break the charcoaled blocks and grab the Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #3: Skate across the second lava bridge with the Ice ability and very carefully cross the lava blocks towards the right but do not break them. Use the cone for Cone Mouth and carefully walk along the now solidified bridge. Break the cracks on the ground to access a secret area. Quickly use many different shown Mouthful Modes to get the Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #4: Waddle Dee #4 is in plain sight. Jump down the elevator shaft to grab it.

Waddle Dee #5: Use the Ring Mouth to activate the two windmills and then walk all the way to the right using the rotating platform. Hit the last windmill to make a treasure chest with the Waddle Dee appear.

Burning, Churning Power Plant (5 Waddle Dees)

Waddle Dee #1: The first Waddle Dee is in the closing metal walls behind some breakable boxes.

Waddle Dee #2: Collect the green shards to save Waddle Dee #2.

Waddle Dee #3: In the room with the conveyor belts and falling presses, head south of the exit door to light a lantern with the Fire ability. Follow the revealed path to head to a secret room. Light the fuse with Fire and move the Stair Mouth around to avoid extinguishing the flames. Jump into the cannon to grab the Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #4: As the spiked wall closes in on you, grab the vending machine and break the cracked wall using Vending Mouth to grab Waddle Dee #4.

Waddle Dee #5: Use Cone Mouth to slip through the triangle-shaped hole in the wall and use the Cone Mouth ability to break the cracked floor to find a Waddle Dee in a chest.

Gathering of the Beast Council (5 Waddle Dees)

Waddle Dee #1: Quickly use Car Mouth to race across the tracks and grab a Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #2: The second Waddle Dee is to the right of the Sillydillo stage.

Waddle Dee #3: Take the bottom path towards the end of the Pipe Mouth segment to get the Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #4: Climb the back left pillar after Clawroline’s fight to get Waddle Dee #4.

Waddle Dee #5: Hit all of the green switches during the Coaster Mouth portion to get the Waddle Dee.

The Beast Pack’s Final Stand (5 Waddle Dees)

Waddle Dee #1: Use Scissor-Lift Mouth to grab the Waddle Dee.

Waddle Dee #2: Use Water-Balloon Mouth to cleanse the frog and grab the second Waddle Dee. (Ignore it the first time you see it, you’ll see a water pipe as you progress forward.)

Waddle Dee #3: Use Vending Mouth to drop the stairs down and use Stair Mouth to climb up the left platform to grab Waddle Dee #3.

Waddle Dee #4: Use Ring Mouth on the boat to grab a Waddle Dee. Again, just ignore the Waddle Dee and keep progressing when you first see it, as you’ll have to circle around to get it anyway.

Waddle Dee #5: You can grab Waddle Dee #5 while gliding down in Arch Mouth.

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